You’re going shopping for insurance. But whom do you buy from? The choices are bewildering. There are brokers and agents and underwriters. Some are “captive” employees of a single company, others are independent (sort of). Most have to be licensed by the government. But some don’t, and can still sell you an insurance policy. To help clear up some of the fog, and help you make the right choices, I’ve prepared this consumer’s buying guide to insurance product providers and their services.
The managers at Trimark Canadian Opportunity Class use the famously disciplined Trimark approach with a bottom-up, fundamentally-driven stock selection process. That’s paid off for this 13-year-old fund, which posted a benchmark-beating first-quartile 5-year average return of 11.6% as of July 31. Can they keep the momentum?
The Canada Revenue Agency is acting to shore up compliance for small business owners. Both tax practitioners and their clients will be engaged in a “Get it Right the First Time” initiative, which includes office visits by the CRA.
For many investors, steady cash flow is the top priority. But they don’t have the time or the skills to build a credible income portfolio themselves. If you’re in that group, there is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) you should look at: the iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF (TSX: XEI). Here are the details.
By Fund Library News Wire | Saturday, August 23, 2014
Recent mutual fund and ETF debuts * RBC and First Asset go shopping in Europe.
* Manulife adds to global income lineup.
* First Trust launches global monthly income ETF.
* Powershares climbs the bond ladder.
* iShares adds short-term Canadian bond ETF.
* Investors Group joins the global income fund bandwagon.
* Horizons goes whole hog into energy with new ETF.