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By Gordon Pape | Monday, July 28, 2014


The iShares franchise, which is owned by BlackRock Asset Management Canada, dominates the ETF market in this country with an estimated share of about 80%. But a new player from south of the border is threatening to make things interesting.


By Fund Library News Wire | Saturday, July 26, 2014

Toronto’s S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 1.2% on the week, on broad-based strength across the market, as positive earnings from Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX: CNR) and Loblaw Cos. (TSX: L) goosed investor sentiment, sending the index to a record-high close of 15,455.04 on Friday. U.S. stocks closed the week flat on a weak earnings report from Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and softer outlook from Visa Inc. (NYSE: V).


By Robyn K. Thompson | Saturday, July 26, 2014

Q – I’ve read that a “couch potato” portfolio is likely to outperform a portfolio consisting of actively managed mutual funds. If this is true, I’d definitely consider being a couch potato. But I’m not sure exactly what this means. Can you explain? – Cindi T., Markham, Ontario


By Reid Baker  | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Are funds that use socially-responsible investing (SRI) criteria doomed to poor performance? In a word, no. As always, performance and risk data tell the tale, so I did some research, comparing SRI and non-SRI funds to see if there’s any merit to the stigma attached to SRI funds’ performance. The results are surprising.


By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quick – how did your portfolio perform last year? Is that good or bad? While it might be great to see that your portfolio gained 20%, how do you know if that is really what it should have been? The answer is to measure your portfolio against an appropriate benchmark.


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By Wilfred Hahn | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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By Gordon Pape | Monday, July 14, 2014
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, July 11, 2014
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, July 11, 2014
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