ETFs

Why rising rates don’t have to be alarming for income investors

Bonds serve a crucial role in helping investors reach their investment goals. They generate income, provide a measure of principal protection and can mitigate volatility. While bonds can help stabilize a portfolio, they are not without risks. Bond investors may worry about rising rates weighing on ...

Should I buy my U.S. stocks in Canadian dollars?

Q. I’m a beginner investor with a small, diversified portfolio that includes a number of U.S. stocks. For simplicity’s sake, I bought these stocks in Canadian dollars and held them in my Canadian-dollar trading account. Recently it seems this is hurting my performance due to the currency flu ...

Canada’s Best Dividend Stocks 2018

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Prepare For The Worst Bear Market Ever?

Barbara Kollmeyer of MarketWatch reports, Jim Rogers says ETF holders will get mauled by ‘the worst’ bear market ever:Now that the Fed has finally started to peel off the quantitative-tightening Band-Aid, things should start getting back to normal.That's a good one, given no one really knows wh ...

How to create the best retirement portfolio through diversification

Realistic expectations and an eye toward diversification will help you develop the best retirement portfolio, and give you built-in security. Diversification should be the focus of investors looking to build the best retirement portfolio. Tempering expectations on the size of your return is another ...

Invest in Trump? There’s an ETF for that

A Texas financial firm is betting GOP supporters will put their money where their politics are (Jim Young/Reuters) It’s a truism to say that we are in hyper-partisan times, the United States in particular. From our bumper stickers to our news sources, we can choose to live in a way that refle ...

How big is Canada’s ETF Market?

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A Scotia iTRADE Commission-Free ETF Portfolio Even Costanza Could Love

George Costanza: I’ll sniff out a deal. I have a sixth sense. Jerry Seinfeld: Cheapness is not a sense. I have a brother I love a lot … and who reminds me a lot of George Costanza. I’ll bet every family has one. If you don’t think so, look in the mirror; it’s probably you. When it comes t ...

Risky robos

Q: My husband needs to set up a RRIF within the next three months. We currently have his RRSP in mutual funds with a bank with poor returns and fees of 2%+.  We also have DB pensions and he is still working a few days a week for a while yet. We are tempted to use a robo-advisor but wonder whethe ...

When investing, think like a landlord

Markets never move in a straight line, yet if you look at a five-year chart of the S&P 500 you might argue otherwise. Since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009 to early September 2017 the S&P 500 is up more than 250%. !function(e,t,s,i){var n="InfogramEmbeds",o=e.getElementsByTagName("scri ...