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How to measure ETF and mutual-fund risk

A closer look at several methodologies beyond standard deviation: max drawdown, batting average and more

  • By: Rudy Luukko
  • September 13, 2022 September 7, 2022
  • 13:00
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Guardian longevity funds target investors seeking retirement security

GuardPath funds aim for steady cash flow over 20 years or a large payout for survivors in 2042

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Why passive strategies still dominate in ETFs

The use of passive index ETFs doesn’t necessarily mean passivity in how they’re deployed

  • By: Rudy Luukko
  • September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
  • 13:00
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ETF investors returned to passive equities funds in August: report

Cash alternative ETFs were also popular, while crypto funds saw outflows

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 11:26

What’s new from fund manufacturers

TD launched a carbon credit ETF, while Equitable Life has 12 new seg funds

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Manulife discontinues disability products for business owners

The insurer will stop accepting new business for four individual disability products as of Sept. 30

Focus on Mutual Funds Special Report

Mutual fund, ETF assets steady in July

IFIC data show that redemptions from equities funds continued

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 16:14
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What’s new from fund manufacturers

A Horizons high-dividend utilities ETF is now trading, and Harvest and Evolve have new funds in the pipeline


ETFs with a charitable twist

A closer look at ETFs that donate a portion of fees to environmental or social causes

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Covered call writing: Why now?

Bear markets are a good time to employ the strategy with clients who can handle the complexity

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Canadian ETF inflows return in July

Outflows from equities continued, but not at June's pace

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 4, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • 13:17
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What’s new from fund manufacturers

A new Sprott ESG gold ETF is trading on NYSE Arca

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Sustainable fund performance suffers amid high energy prices

More than three in four Canadian sustainable equity funds underperformed their category peers in Q2

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Fund investors didn’t head for the exits despite market turmoil, report shows

Investors withdrew US$136 billion globally from mutual funds and ETFs in the first half of this year

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What’s new from fund manufacturers

Canadian depositary receipts give direct exposure to more big U.S. names

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 26, 2022 July 26, 2022
  • 15:56
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Study finds crypto is ‘fool’s gold’ when it comes to hedging

Researchers examined the correlation between Bitcoin, gold and the S&P 500 in the past five downturns

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What’s new from fund manufacturers

Purpose launched a new ESG fund while Invesco dropped fees

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 20, 2022 July 20, 2022
  • 13:45
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FTSE Russell launches sustainable fixed-income indexes

The new series will help investors consider environmental outcomes, fossil fuel exposure

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 14, 2022 July 14, 2022
  • 15:35
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Utilities ETFs offer high yields, low volatility to conservative investors

Dividend tax credits offer an advantage for investors in non-registered accounts

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What’s new from fund manufacturers

Funds with options strategies are among recently released products

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 7, 2022 July 7, 2022
  • 12:03
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Canadian ETFs see largest outflows since 2013

Money moved out of equities and crypto in favour of fixed income funds


How advisors are helping clients navigate crypto volatility

Investors should take a long-term approach to cryptocurrency, advisors suggest

Recent investment product news

Find out about the latest launches

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
  • 11:39
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Energy sector powers this year’s Russell index reconstitution

Energy is the industry with the highest number of companies moving up from the Russell 2000 to the Russell 1000

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Oil price surge fuels Alberta housing starts

Housing starts in the province rebounded to 2015 levels in May, finds Statistics Canada