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Index Investing and the S&P 500

Index investing, a strategy adopted by cost conscious investors and passive investing aficionados is continuing to gain in popularity across individual investors, advisors and institutions alike.

Ultra Short-Term Bond ETFs Shine with the Changes to HISA ETFs

Regulators have forced new requirements on “cash alternative” ETFs, spurring a 20-50 basis-point drop in High-Interest Savings Account ETF yields.

The Transition to Net Zero

The fight against climate change has become a sprint towards a net zero emissions future. In our latest blog post, Mirza Shakir discusses the unique challenge and opportunity presented by this transition. Click here to read more.

Gold Glitters Amid Persistent Inflation and Rate Uncertainty

Gold prices have gained more than 14% since late last year, renewing market interest for the precious metal.

ETF Fees Explained

One simple way to get ahead is to be more aware of what we are spending- especially in times like these- and to review our monthly expenses to see where there are opportunities to make cuts.

A Year in Review & Beyond – Navigating Curveballs and Embracing the Future

2023 was a year where several themes dominated the global economy – volatility, inflation, the rise of A.I.…and more.

BMO ETF Portfolio Strategy Report Q1

BMO ETF PORTFOLIO STRATEGY REPORT (Q1 2024) All prices, returns and portfolio weights are as of market close on December 31st 2023 unless otherwise indicated.

Understanding ETF Distributions

ETFs are a popular investment choice due to their ease of access, diversification and lower costs. But do you understand ETF distributions?

The Revival of The Balanced Portfolio

In our latest blog post, Alfred Lee dives into the crucial role in building portfolios and the resurgence of the balanced portfolio.

The Power of Low-Fee Core Bond ETFs in your Investment Portfolio

Bond ETFs are an interesting avenue for fixed income investors, especially for looking to achieve diversification, steady income & stability within their investment portfolios.

Unlocking Wealth: Dividend ETF Investing

Dividend or income investing holds a special place in the hearts of many investors and it’s not surprising why.

The True Liquidity of an ETF

"If a certain ETF doesn’t trade often, or has low trading volume, will I be able to sell the ETF when I need to?” The quick answer is yes you can!

Covered Call Strategy vs. Traditional Income Investments

There are many ways to earn income from investments, but a covered call strategy creates a dual stream of income which can benefit many investors.

BMO ETF Portfolio Strategy Report Q3

BMO ETF PORTFOLIO STRATEGY REPORT (Q3 2023) All prices, returns and portfolio weights are as of market close on June 30, 2023, unless otherwise indicated.

Low Volatility Investing – Benefitting from Alternative Weighting

Many investors look to equities for the growth component of portfolios, but low volatility investing achieves similar benefits while mitigating inherent risk.

Money Market and Short-Term Fixed Income

A “great migration to cash” has been triggered by the flurry of inflows into fixed income and cash alternatives. After years of being a forgotten segment of the market, how and why are they the leading asset gatherer?

Investing in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

AI breakthroughs have the potential to massively improve profitability for companies but how do they impact your portfolio?

10 ETF Innovations Impacting Portfolios Today

The ETF industry has seen significant innovation helping investors build better portfolios.

Using ETFs for International Investing

International investing is a great way for DIY investors to diversify their portfolios. But how do you navigate the complex world of foreign stocks and currencies?

ETF Fees: What You Need to Know Before Investing

Investing in Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) can be a smart move for many investors, but it's crucial to have a clear understanding of the costs and fees associated with these investment vehicles.

Cash Alternatives

Investors worried about higher inflation and slowing growth prefer investing in these cash alternatives to ride out the market volatility.


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