DIY Investing

MSCI: On A Slow Boat to China A Shares

Like it or not, many ETF investors are about to get an extra dose of China in their portfolios this year, thanks in part to index provider MSCI. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is certainly not a fan of their decision. He has recently written to MSCI’s CEO, looking for answers as to why the company has included China A shares in their emerging markets indexes.

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Spotlight on high-yield bond ETFs

Given the meagre interest rates paid by investment-grade bonds and GICs, it is only normal that people are interested in investments with a higher return. That includes advisors, as high-yield bond (HYB) exchange traded funds (ETFs) offered by BMO and iShares alone hold over $2 billion in assets.That’s not chicken feed.

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Is your portfolio sufficiently diversified?

We have recently learned of the death of British mathematician Edward H. Simpson (1922-2019). Simpson first distinguished himself during World War II as a code breaker for the Royal Navy, when he enabled the interception of numerous ships carrying supplies for the troops led by Germany’s General Rommel.

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Tony’s Take: Getting mutual funds out of the closet

The Canadian stock market is relatively small by international standards and is dominated by a few large corporations. Indeed, the top 10 companies by market capitalization in the TSX Composite Index reads like a who’s who of corporate Canada, including four of the big five banks, Canadian National Railway, Enbridge, Suncor Energy and BCE.