Tag Archives: ETFs

Do you dare invest in commodities?

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The commodity sector, like technology, is massive and includes everything from solid and stolid blue chips to here-today-gone-tomorrow penny stocks. Within the sector you can find investors, traders and gamblers. MORE

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The allure of index investing

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From two ETFs available 20 years ago, there are now 340 of them offered by nine ETF providers with management fees as low as 0.05% annually compared to between 1.75% and 2.25% for many mutual funds. MORE

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Investment fees: could you be paying less?

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Generally, the more services and advice an investment advisor provides a client, the more he or she needs to be compensated. And the more individual investors are willing to research and execute trades on their own, the lower the cost. MORE

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What is a robo-advisor and is it right for you?

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As is often the case, an investing trend that began in the United States has in recent months started to migrate to Canada. It’s known by the unfortunate phrase “robo-advisor,” although a better term – at least in this country – might be “light advice.” MORE

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Understanding the appeal and the realities of ETFs

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If mutual funds were the leading investment craze of the late 20th century, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are the investment of choice for average investors in the early 21st century. The appeal of ETFs, driven by surging sales around the world and especially in North America, is easy to understand. MORE

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