ETFs – Hot or Not?

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There’s a new trend emerging in the investing world and (mercifully) it doesn’t involve neon, pleather or crazy-print pants. We’re talking about exchange-traded funds – more commonly known as ETFs – which have become so popular with investors over the past few years that the number of Canadian ETFs has tripled since the spring of 2009.

Let’s start by saying that this trend isn’t all marketing and hype; ETFs have some great features and benefits. But as with any trend, it pays to be cautious. What works for one person may not be a good fit for another.

Here we’ll take a look at ETFs from both sides. Are these trendy investments hot … or not? Check out the facts in my new article on

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