Our two favourite Vanguard ETFs

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Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment-management companies. The group manages over $1 trillion U.S. in 150 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 registered in the U.S., because they aren’t registered with provincial securities commissions. For that matter, some Canadian funds aren’t available in all provinces. Canadians can, however, buy Vanguard exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that trade on U.S. stock exchanges. We don’t recommend all of Vanguard’s ETFs, but here are two we do see as low-fee buys: VANGUARD EMERGING MARKETS ETF $48.60 (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 companies located in emerging markets around the world. The fund has an MER of 0.22%. The fund’s top holdings are China Mobile (China: wireless), Gazprom (Russia: gas utility), Samsung Electronics (South Korea: electronics), Industrial &..

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