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

Diversify outside Canada with these ETFs

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers over $6 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

ETF Performance Highlights

October 2018 was a month that investors in risky assets would rather forget. Some of the top-performing ETFs over the preceding months lost considerable value in October. For example, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (HMMJ) dropped 30%, although it remains up 76% over a year earlier… Read More

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