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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, October 01, 2014

When looking for a TSX-listed U.S. equity exchange-traded fund, two of the most popular are the iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX: XSP), and the iShares U.S. Fundamental Index ETF (TSX: CLU). The question is whether there is any advantage to owning the higher-cost CLU over XSP. In this case, the extra basis points might just be worthwhile. It all boils down to the fundamentals.


By Bruce Loeppky  | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Driven by the aging Baby Boomer demographic, some strong currents are having huge implications for retirement planning in Canada and the U.S. Everything from investment returns, to healthcare, to quality of life will be affected. If you’re not even slightly nervous, then you probably already have a sizeable nest-egg, and a workable retirement plan, including health and care contingencies as you age. But if this doesn’t describe you, then you’re probably suffering from retirement anxiety syndrome. But read on. You might still have time to get on the right track for retirement planning.


By Patrick McKeough | Monday, September 29, 2014

Foreign investments can give your portfolio greater strength and diversity. But there is a higher degree of risk involved than investing in North America. We recommend three ways you can profit from foreign investment with less risk.


By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, September 26, 2014

Stock markets rebounded from Thursday’s steep drops, which saw the big indexes post some of the largest one-day losses since July, as geopolitical concerns once again surfaced as a lightning rod for investor anxieties. That turned around somewhat on Friday with news that second-quarter U.S. gross domestic product rose at its fastest pace since 2011, which didn’t pull markets out of the red for the week, but certainly helped cushion what would have otherwise been a bruising loss.


By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, September 26, 2014

Q – I am going through a divorce, and I know I need to take charge of my financial future. But I have no idea where to start. Can you help? – Marcia L., Winnipeg, Manitoba


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By Knowledge Bureau | Thursday, September 25, 2014
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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Tyler Mordy | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
By Gordon Pape | Monday, September 22, 2014
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, September 19, 2014
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, September 19, 2014
By Maria Fernanda Parra | Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Olev Edur | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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