Two new ETFs for Canadian investors

This month we look at two new “sustainable investment” ETFs launched by Wealthsimple. Toronto-based Wealthsimple is primarily a robo-advisor—an online, low-fee financial planner providing investors with portfolios of ETFs.
WEALTHSIMPLE NORTH AMERICAN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ETF $28.09 (Toronto symbol WSRI) invests in North American companies that… Read More

Sustainable ETFs won’t give you an edge

BMO launched seven environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) funds on January 21, 2020; these include a balanced fund, equity funds, and bond funds. Here’s a look at two of them:
Sustainable investing offers some investors a lot of conceptual and emotional appeal. But does investing in… Read More

Ethical investing isn’t a clear win for investors

Sustainable investing—or what used to be called ethical investing—offers some investors a lot of conceptual and emotional appeal. But does investing in those kind of stocks hurt your portfolio returns?
First, it needs to be said that investment practices and results vary widely among ETFs funds… Read More