Diversify now with these two promising international ETFs

Diversify now with these two promising international ETFs

If you already have U.S. stocks—and we suggest Canadian investors have 20% or more in their portfolios—you can also diversify beyond North America without the risk of buying individual stocks. Foreign-sector ETFs give you broad exposure to international markets with tax-efficient portfolios and low management… Read More

Updating Telus Corp., Saputo Inc., and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

TELUS CORP. $48 (Toronto symbol T; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 596.0 million; Market cap: $28.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.1; Dividend yield: 4.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.telus.com) has 8.9 million subscribers and is Canada’s third-largest wireless carrier, after Rogers Communications (No. 1)… Read More

Outlook is bright for big exporter Germany

Germany faces a number of challenges—its population is getting older and its workforce will start to shrink from 2020 onwards. In addition, its largest export markets, including the U.S. and the U.K., are less and less willing to run large trade deficits with Germany. However,… Read More

Six low-fee global ETFs: 4 buys, 2 holds

We think foreign stocks can safely make up 10% of a conservative investor’s portfolio. One way is through the selection of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.
The best of those ETFs continue to offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality… Read More