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ETF for ETFs signals industry growth is set to explode.

  • April 24, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 13:36

It’s official: now, there really is an ETF for everything. On Friday, on the NYSE, the ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF (TETF) began trading. The fund, which has an expense ratio of 0.64 per cent, will seek to track the Toroso ETF Industry Index. That index provides exposure to public companies such as index […]

  • April 24, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 09:39

Investors may be tired of hearing about central banks and monetary policy moves. But these days, the outlook for many countries hinges on whether monetary policy is supportive, and that’s a major factor driving investment decisions. When looking for potential opportunities, it’s a good idea to look for “relative value” and at how monetary policy […]

  • April 21, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30

Clauses in individual and group benefits plans exclude coverage for people who try to harm themselves. These clauses, set by insurers, are used in products such as accidental death policies and disability policies to prevent claimants from injuring themselves for monetary gain. But those clauses, and the language within them, are viewed by some as […]

  • March 11, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:23

These days, there’s a major divergence between value and growth stocks. Equity markets and sectors that are experiencing stable growth are expensive, while weaker markets are cheap. Listen to the full podcast on AdvisorToGo. That’s because people have flocked to companies with predictable and high growth, at the expense of more cyclical value companies, says Luc […]

  • January 19, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30

Investors should brace for another rate cut from the Bank of Canada. BoC Governor Poloz has hinted he’s ready to make a move. In a December policy update, he dropped the Bank’s effective lower bound for its policy rate from +0.25% to -0.5%. So, in the event of “another major negative shock,” the Bank can […]

  • January 18, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00

It’s been seven years since the recession, but we have yet to see a significant global turnaround. “Through the next 12 months, we’re thinking the global economy will grow by about 3%, compared to the previous norm of 4% to 4.5% real growth,” says Luc de la Durantaye, first vice president of global asset allocation […]

  • October 19, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 10:27

If Canadians want a government shakeup, that’s exactly what an NDP win would deliver. The party has not only vowed to restore the OAS eligibility age and roll back TFSA contribution room, but has also put forward a range of proposals that would impact businesses, families, retirees, the economy and the environment. Read: Politics could […]

  • October 15, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 12:48

On Wednesday, the Bank of Canada lowered its target for the overnight rate to 0.5%. In the past few weeks, economists were split on whether the BoC would make this move despite the obvious weakness in both the domestic and global economy, says Darcy Briggs, portfolio manager with Franklin Bissett Investment Management.

  • July 16, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 10:42

Advisors, investors and markets would all benefit from a single national regulator, says the Investment Industry Association of Canada in its recent newsletter.

  • February 11, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 11:02