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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, September 22, 2017

By Mike Keerma

* U.S. indices flat on the week, TSX rallies.
* Mackenzie to merge funds.
* Educators changes fund name.
* WisdomTree introduces three dividend ETFs.
* Evolve launches gender diversity and cyber ETFs.
* First Asset debuts global dividend ETF.

* U.S. indices flat on the week, TSX rallies.
Toronto’s broad benchmark stock gauge, the S&P/TSX Composite Index, advanced 1.9% on the week, buoyed by the financial sector and a 1.7% rise in the price of crude oil. The big U.S. indices closed Friday flat on the week, following five days of choppy, directionless trading as investors digested the Federal Reserve Board’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged, while modestly reducing its US$4.5 trillion balance sheet. Investors shrugged off concerns over North Korean threats to test another nuclear bomb. The S&P 500 Composite Index edged up a scant 0.1% on the week, while the Nasdaq Composite Index ticked down 0.3%. Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) contributed to the indices’ sluggish performance on the week as the price fell following the launch of its iPhone 8, with its iPhone X slated to launch Nov. 3. Apple is now down 7.4% since the end of August.


By Fund Library News Wire | Thursday, September 21, 2017


Fund-level exposure to overall ESG Quality Score, Sustainable Impact, ESG Leaders and Laggards, and SRI Screening Criteria Exposure

TORONTO, ON [9/21/2017] – Fundata today announced that MSCI ESG Fund Metrics will be available on its platform, initially via fund snapshots and later incorporated in data feeds. The metrics offer users transparency on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) quality and characteristics of Canadian-domiciled mutual funds and ETFs.


By Margaret O'Sullivan | Thursday, September 21, 2017

As we reflect on the summer that never quite was, a major issue that will grab attention over the next weeks, now that it’s business as usual again, is the government’s recent tax proposals.


By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Vanguard Aggregate Bond Index ETF (TSX: VAB) provides broad exposure to the Canadian bond market. It is designed to track the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Canadian Float Adjusted Bond Index, net of fees. The index is cap weighted and holds a mix of government and investment-grade corporate bonds of Canadian issuers. The ETF received a FundGrade A+® Award for excellence in 2016.


By Fund Library News Wire | Tuesday, September 19, 2017


By Mark Brisley, Managing Director and Head of Dynamic Funds

One of the fastest-growing segments in the investment universe is active exchange traded funds (ETFs). In Canada, the number of active ETFs has grown from 82 in December 2014 to over 143 at the end of last year1. Over the same two-year time frame, assets have more than doubled, reaching a record $17 billion in 2016. Although that’s just a sliver of the overall $1.3-trillion Canadians have invested in mutual funds, it’s big enough to start turning heads.


More recent articles

By Brian Bridger | Monday, September 18, 2017
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, September 15, 2017
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, September 15, 2017
By Tyler Mordy | Thursday, September 14, 2017
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, September 12, 2017
By Gordon Pape | Monday, September 11, 2017
By Fund Library News Wire | Saturday, September 09, 2017
By Doug Nelson | Friday, September 08, 2017
By Dave Paterson | Thursday, September 07, 2017
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