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By Fund Library News Wire | Thursday, November 16, 2017


By Michael Cooke, Senior Vice President, Head of Exchange Traded Funds, Mackenzie Investments.

With more than 500 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in Canada, how do you pick the right one for your portfolio? That’s where it all starts. I suggest there are four key criteria for selecting an ETF that can help achieve your investment goals. Your financial advisor can work with you to assess the four criteria during your search.


By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Invesco’s Powershares ETFs have been a strong competitor in the market for some time now. In the fixed-income space, I have two particular favorites, PowerShares Senior Loan Index ETF (TSX: BKL.F) and the PowerShares Tactical Bond ETF (TSX: PTB). Here’s a closer look at these funds.


By Olev Edur | Wednesday, November 01, 2017

It may be described as an exchange traded fund (ETF), but CI Investments Inc.’s First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF (TSX: FSF) is not your typical ETF. It posted a whopping 42.9% one-year return through September 2017. Along with its sister fund, First Asset European Bank ETF (TSX: FHB) with a 49.6% return, it topped the financial services equity fund category for the year. Put that down to portfolio manager John Hadwen’s intensely active management style.


By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Most Canadian-focused dividend funds look for Canadian companies that have the ability to pay, sustain, and grow their dividends. And most do a reasonable job to meet their targets. Some managers, however, take the next step, looking for an extra boost by supporting an active investing mandate with a rigorous fundamental investment approach in the hope of delivering at least index-matching longer-term returns or better. One such fund is the Horizons Active Canadian Dividend ETF (TSX: HAL).


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