ETF performance is mixed

Investors holding energy and information technology ETFs have so far done well this year. Some of the top-performing ETFs for 2018 hold direct exposure to oil, such as the United States Oil Fund (New York symbol USO). It has gained 25.4%. Unfortunately, Canadian producers have… Read More

Low-fee ETFs for U.S. and overseas gains

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. The group manages over $2 trillion U.S. in 170 mutual funds. Vanguard, which went into business in 1975, offers low-fee index mutual funds. Generally speaking, Canadians can’t buy units of mutual funds that… Read More

VANGUARD EMERGING MARKETS ETF $45.47 – New York symbol VWO

VANGUARD EMERGING MARKETS ETF$45.47 (New York symbol VWO; buy or sell through brokers)aims to track the MSCI Emerging Markets Index,which is made up of common stocks of companieslocated in developing countries around the world.The fund has an MER of just 0.20%.

Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF’s top… Read More

Vanguard funds with special appeal

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of theworld’s largest investment management companies.The group manages over $1.7 trillion U.S. in 170mutual funds.Vanguard, which went into business in 1975,offers low-fee index mutual funds. Generally speaking,Canadians can’t buy units of mutual funds thatare registered in the U.S. because they… Read More

Top low-fee ETFs from Vanguard

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. The group manages over $1.7 trillion U.S. in 170 mutual funds.

Vanguard, which went into business in 1975, offers low-fee index mutual funds. Generally speaking, Canadians can’t buy units of mutual funds that are… Read More

Pat: I have been converting my portfolio from mutual funds, some stocks and ETFs to your recommendations since I joined the Inner Circle. I am holding three ETFs that I purchased prior to Europe melting down, and I’m wondering what to do with them. They are the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 ETF, the Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF and the Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF. They make up only a small part of my portfolio. Thanks.

Our view is that virtually all Canadian investors could add some foreign exchange traded funds (ETFs), such as those we recommend in Canadian Wealth Advisor, in reasonable quantities: perhaps 10% of your holdings if you are a conservative investor (including 5% or so in higher-risk… Read More