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BMO is following in Vanguard Canada's footsteps and listing model portfolio ETFs. The company is also listing four other products to add muscle to its product range. BMO, Canada’s second largest ETF provider by assets, is listing seven new ETFs on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Ticker Fund Name Management fee ZBAL BMO Balanced ETF 0.18% ZCON BMO Conservative ETF 0.18% ZGRO BMO Growth ETF 0.18% The first three – ZBAL, ZCON, ZGRO – are model portfolio gambits. They invest in[...]

Why tech-themed ETFs are so popular with smaller providers

14th February 2019

Tech-themed ETFs have proved very popular with smaller ETF providers. Joining this swelling crowd is SabreTooth Advisors, who, in partnership with AdvisorShares, listed the AdvisorShares Sabretooth ETF (BKCH) last week. […]

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Why tech-themed ETFs are so popular with smaller providers

by , 14th February 2019

Tech-themed ETFs have proved very popular with smaller ETF providers. Joining this swelling crowd is SabreTooth Advisors, who, in partnership with AdvisorShares,[...]

Telecom commands investors’ attention

by , 13th February 2019

Amid January’s flurry of outflows, one sector seemed to stand strong and receive majority of investors’ attention for the month: Telecoms. The[...]

Active’s consistency problem

by , 11th February 2019

Here’s a headline that struck this correspondent as being somewhat confusing. It came in a recent issue of Investment Week and read[...]
Scott Longley

Top 5 most underrated Aussie ETFs

by , 8th February 2019

Some ETFs deserve lots of assets and get none. Other ETFs deserve no assets and get lots. Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg’s ETF talking[...]

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Why I still like Japan ETFs

15th February 2019

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve interviewed  two Japan experts, and those meetings have only strengthened my enthusiasm for the Japanese market. The two experts were Jesper Kroll, CEO […]

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The Big Call: Picking the right ETF

1st February 2019

With more than two thousand ETFs listed on the London market alone, how do you pick the right ones for you and your circumstances? Ed Bowsher asks Oliver Smith from IG Smart Portfolios and Hoshang Daronga from Copia Capital.

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Are Chinese sectors ready for sector investors?

26th November 2018

Sector investing has gained wide traction in developed markets, notably[...]

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Did the FAANG stocks lead the US stock market drop?

16th October 2018

Most of the market fall last week was in the[...]

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Spotlight on US equity: leave no stone unturned

14th October 2018

There's more to come from US equities in this cycle.[...]

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GICS changes: risk depends on how it’s measured

14th October 2018

What does the new GICS sector in New York mean[...]

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Cigarettes, sunshine and happiness

27th July 2018

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Guide to understanding ETFs: Creation and Redemption

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ETF myths

In this article we look at some widely believed myths about ETFs. Read on to find out why they’re either completely untrue or at least partly untrue. ETFs only track […]

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