Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

Two ETFs may be the best choices in bonds

The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate in March to 0.25% from 1.75%. The move was meant to spur the economy after COVID-19 hit. Whether the bank holds that rate steady, or cuts it even further, depends on the country’s economic growth and… Read More

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 funds 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.
Blue chip ETFs… Read More

New ETFs that help investors cut their tax bill

This month, we look at three tax-efficient ETFs launched by Horizons earlier this year.
The ETFs don’t hold actual stocks or other investments, but rather financial instruments called “total return swaps” that replicate the returns of indexes.
Instead of paying dividends or interest that is taxable each… Read More

TD remains a solid pick in turbulent times

The economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has forced TD, and other big banks, to increase the funds it sets aside for possible loan defaults. While that has hurt its current earnings, the bank can comfortably absorb these charges. As well, regulators have relaxed their capitalization… Read More

These banks offer high, sustainable yields

Despite the economic disruption brought on by COVID-19, we still like the long-term prospects for investors in Canada’s top banks. As they were during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, these institutions are well prepared and well capitalized to handle the current shock.
Meanwhile, under new rules by… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More