These top ETFs widen your global scope

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers over $5 trillion U.S., spread across 400 mutual funds and ETFs.
Generally speaking, Canadians are blocked from buying mutual funds that are registered in the U.S. unless those funds are… Read More

Two ETFs help investors diversify beyond Canada

Two ETFs help investors diversify beyond Canada

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group administers about $5 trillion U.S. in assets spread across 388 mutual funds and ETFs. Canadians can buy Vanguard exchange-traded funds listed on stock exchanges.

Generally speaking, Canadians are blocked from buying mutual funds that are registered in the U.S. unless those funds… Read More

Pass on all three of these ‘balanced’ ETFs

In January 2018 Vanguard Canada introduced three new balanced ETFs with a mix of stocks and bonds. All three have low 0.22% MERs.
The Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio, $24.78, symbol VCNS on Toronto, holds roughly 40% of its assets in Vanguard stock ETFs and 60% in bond… Read More

Low-fee ways to invest outside Canada

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers over $5 trillion U.S., spread across 388 mutual funds and ETFs.
Generally speaking, Canadians are blocked from buying mutual funds that are registered in the U.S. unless those funds are… Read More

Selecting the best Canadian funds for your portfolio

Selecting the best Canadian funds for your portfolio

The best Canadian funds are ETFs or specialized mutual funds that aim to equal the performance of a Canadian market index.
Canadian funds, specifically, index funds, are among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades.

The best Canadian funds do show better long-run… Read More

Q: Hello, Pat. I always look forward to your reports. Thanks. What is your take on the new Vanguard Asset Allocation ETFs—VCNS, VBAL, VGRO? Each is a collection of several different ETFs, some of those ETFs holding stocks and some holding bonds. Are the fees more? Thank you.

A: The Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio, $24.70, symbol VCNS on Toronto, holds roughly 40% of its assets in Vanguard stock ETFs and 60% in bond ETFs. This $27 million ETF started up on January 25, 2018, and has a 0.22% MER.

The Vanguard Balanced ETF Portfolio,… Read More

Two ETFs offer low-fee access to global markets

Two ETFs offer low-fee access to global markets

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group administers about $5 trillion U.S. in assets spread across 370 mutual funds and ETFs. Canadians can buy Vanguard exchange-traded funds listed on stock exchanges.

ETFs can play an important role in portfolio diversification. Vanguard can help supply that diversification with these two… Read More

These two ETFs offer exceptionally low fees

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers nearly $5 trillion U.S., spread across 370 mutual funds and ETFs.

Generally speaking, Canadians are blocked from buying mutual funds that are registered in the U.S. unless those funds… Read More