28 Mar: One Year Later (TWTW – Mar 22-26, 2021)

One Year later – Markets bottomed March 23, 2020, after the fastest and most brutal Bear markets from highs reached barely a month prior, at the hands of a pandemic forcing total shutdowns across economies worldwide. Is this week’s Suez Canal saga – clogging world trade – a good illustration…

21 Mar: Canadians’ ETF Usage & Awareness by company

ETFs have been around in Canada for more than 30 years, but adoption has not been as quick as one would have thought or expected.  A large part is due to the MFDA channel not being able to sell them, although that should change soon. This chart also shows how…

14 Mar: Memo from the ETF frontlines (TWTW Mar 8-12, 2021)

I suggest the following to you: How about while it is certainly no guarantee of future returns, it could in fact be a meaningful marker of what you might well want to pay attention to. +, well, when we consider “momentum” based strategies … isn’t the underlying principle that what has momentum (aka has been shown to work …) might continue to move in the direction it is already headed in until … well it stops. ERGO – I pay attention to past performance for what could be “signals” or “markers”.

08 Feb: Has the RBC iShares strategic alliance helped or hindered?

In January 2019, RBC and iShares announced a strategic alliance.  How has that impacted advisor support?  Let’s look at the advisor’s intent to support overtime for both iShares and Vanguard. It should be noted that advisors were surveyed in March 2020 – as the seriousness of COVID-19 was starting to…