Smart Beta ETFs for your Portfolio

The boom of the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) industry over the last decade has been great for many financial firms but also great for retail investors.  Many ETFs help investors simplify their portfolio and keep their investing costs low.  These…
More ETFs and SmartFolios for your portfolio

More ETFs and SmartFolios for your portfolio As customer expectations change, looks like the financial industry is trying to keep pace – BMO’s SmartFolio is one such solution ready to change the game. Recently TD Asset Management decided to launch…
ETFs 101

ETFs 101 I’ve received a few emails of late from readers asking about Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).  It inspired this ETFs 101 post.  This particular question caught my attention: Hi, I’ve recently learned I can use my TFSA for much…

“By definition, index funds provide the most diversification in each asset class and eliminate all uncompensated risk.  In contrast, active fund managers rely on less diversification to beat the index.  The managers either limit their holdings to a few favorable…

A few great reasons why I own ETFs For folks who have followed My Own Advisor for some time, you might already know that I employ a two-pronged approach to grow my retirement portfolio across various accounts. One approach is…

While dividend-investing takes some time and effort, investing in some ETF products in my opinion, does not. In fact, I bet you can construct the Canadian equity portion of your portfolio with relative ease.   This post, will hopefully help you do just that.…