Topic: How To Invest

Two questions: 1) What are your thoughts on using index funds for U.S. content within my portfolio 2) If so, any suggested funds? Thanks.

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We still think now is a good time to add some U.S. stocks to your portfolio. And we continue to feel that a well-diversified portfolio of high-quality stocks (like those we recommend as buys in our Wall Street Stock Forecaster newsletter) will outperform index funds over the long term. But we do recommend some low-fee index funds in Canadian Wealth Advisor: 1) S&P Depository Receipts, symbol SPY on the American exchange, hold the stocks in the S&P 500 Index. This index is made up of 500 major U.S. stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group. Expenses are just 0.12% of assets. This is our favourite of the three U.S. ETFs, and it’s a buy. 2) Diamond Trust Shares, symbol DIA on the American exchange, hold the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Expenses are about 0.18% of assets. It’s a buy, as well. 3) Nasdaq-100 Trust Shares, symbol QQQ on the American exchange, hold the stocks that…