Two new ETFs for Canadian investors

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This month we look at two recently listed Canadian ETFs. One aims to capture its gains from the “metaverse” and the other from sports and entertainment. EVOLVE METAVERSE ETF $9.27 (Toronto symbol MESH) invests mainly in North American companies involved in the development of the “metaverse.” The metaverse is a term coined to describe an immersive 3-dimensional version of the Internet, powered by virtual reality technology. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg of Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook), the metaverse will be a digital space where people can socialize, work and play. The ETF is actively managed and currently holds 25 stocks. Most holdings are domiciled in the U.S. (76% of assets), with smaller holdings in China (12%) and Japan (4%). The fund launched on November 25, 2021 and charges an MER of 0.60% The top 10 stocks make up 44% of the portfolio. Those holdings include Apple, Autodesk, Intel, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Sony, Meta/Facebook, and Taiwan Semiconductors. This fund holds mostly high-quality, well-established tech stocks, which cuts…

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