Last time, I suggestedthree exchange traded funds(ETFs) for investors looking to participate in a rising market while generating some income. But the ETF market continues to grow with something for every time of investment personality. In fact, nine new ETFs were launched in March, bringing the total in Canada to more than 700. In this two-part series, I want to expand on my theme, and look at ETFs that match specific investment personalities.
The main North American stock gauges succumbed to investor anxieties over tariffs and tensions swirling around U.S.-China trade talks. Investor sentiment tanked early in the week as China announced new tariffs in retaliation for fresh tariffs imposed by the U.S. administration the week before. However, stock markets rallied through the week as the Trump Administration put on hold another round of tariffs on over $300 billion of Chinese imports. It wasnt enough to lift markets for the week, however, as the S&P 500 Composite Index lost 0.6% on the week, while the Nasdaq Composite Index retreated 1.0%. The announcement by President Donald Trump on Friday that tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum will be lifted as part of the USMCA trade agreement helped keep the S&P/TSX Composite Index above water for the week, advancing 0.6%.
What to make of renewed trade tensions? We doubt recent conflict marks a fundamental shift in the global macro environment. First, President Trumps latest manoeuvre is not altogether surprising, given his proclivity for eleventh-hour pressure tactics. By now, investors should view these policy shifts not as bugs but as central features of the administrations dynamic.
Ninepoint Diversified Bond Fundis a North American-focused bond fund with a flexible mandate allowing the manager to invest across the capital structure. The fund takes an absolute return approach and aims for a 4% to 6% return, net of fees over a rolling three-year period, regardless of interest rates
With the April 30 deadline for individuals now a thing of the past, its time to focus on getting those proprietorship returns filed! The deadline to avoid late-filing penalties is Monday, June 17 this year, but its a good idea to get those returns in sooner. Heres why.
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