Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.

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These ETFs offer top precious-metal stocks

Gold recently jumped to a six-year high on anticipation of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate cut. A slowing global economy prompted the move.
Rate cuts typically lower the U.S. dollar and spur inflation. Both of those factors are generally needed to significantly boost demand… Read More

Emerging markets rebound

Emerging markets staged a welcome recovery in June. That recovery was widespread, with the iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (Nasdaq symbol TUR) gaining 13.8%, the iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ) up 11.4% while the iShares MSCI Russia ETF (ERUS) added 9.1%. South Korean equities, as well as Chinese equities, also gained substantially. The… Read More

Buy producers not their commodities

Various plausible arguments can be made in favour of investing in physical commodities or their listed producers. However, the practical problems associated with directly holding commodities make the debate almost irrelevant. Holding a well-diversified basket of publicly-listed producers provides investors with a reasonable alternative.

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These ETFs help cut your commodity risk

Commodities can help diversify portfolios, but are cyclical and come with high levels of price volatility.
However, well-diversified ETFs that offer exposure to commodity producers can help investors overcome the problems associated with direct investments in physical commodities or funds that track a single commodity.
Below, we… Read More