Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Today, we look at two Canadian ETFs that hold many of the Canadian stocks we recommend for 2019. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF mirror, respectively, subindexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Q: Pat, when balancing economic sectors in my portfolio, where do I assign these two ETFs that you recommend as buys: XDV and SPY? Thank you.

A: Both of these ETFs hold stocks in most or all of the five main economic sectors: Finance, Utilities, Resources, Consumer and Manufacturing.

The iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF, $24.28, symbol XDV on Toronto (Units outstanding: 57.1 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; www.blackrock.com/ca), holds 30… Read More

Five North American ETF buys and one sell

The six ETFs we update below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as cryptocurrencies or biotechnology.
Of… Read More

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Each of these three ETFs hold mostly high-quality stocks traded on Canadian exchanges. Each fund mirrors the performance of a major stock index or sub-index.  That sets them apart from ETFs that focus on narrower indexes or themes such as social media or solar power.

Although… Read More

Six North American ETFs: 5 buys, 1 sell

The six ETFs we update below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as cryptocurrencies or biotechnology.
Of… 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 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

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Two of these three Canadian ETFs are buys

Here are three ETFs that mostly hold high-quality stocks widely traded on Canadian exchanges. Each fund mirrors the performance of a major stock index or sub-index.  That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as biotechnology or solar power.

While you do pay… Read More