Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Portfolios

The advantages of an all-ETF portfolio

Flow into Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) now exceeds flow into mutual funds Some of the advantages of ETFs: Lower cost By passively and systematically tracking an index, ETFs are far cheaper to run than most actively managed mutual funds that employ portfolio managers and analysts to select securities.  That research costs money, and so doesRead More…

In 2003, Forstrong, available on a referral basis through Tim Weichel Financial, was the first to offer global balanced strategies using ETF securities exclusively. See their 2016 outlook: 


Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Portfolios

For nearly a century, traditional mutual funds have offered many advantages over building a portfolio one security at a time. Mutual funds provide investors broad diversification, professional management, relative low cost, and daily liquidity. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) take the benefits of mutual fund investing to the next level. ETFs offer lower operating costs, greater transparency,Read More…

Income: Canadian Dividend income strategy vs. Global Discretionary Managed Portfolio

I hear a lot from people who employ a self-directed Canadian dividend strategy to generate income for themselves in retirement. They tell their friends about how they invest in the banks and other high dividend yielding stocks to create a large and growing income. In fact, I use this strategy myself for a part ofRead More…

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