XIU vs XIC annual returns

XIC – iShares S&P TSX Capped Composite Index Fund

Written by Vicky @ Vix Money XIC – iShares S&P TSX Capped Composite Index Fund – was introduced on February 16, 2001, and seeks to replicate the largest and most liquid securities listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). It is part of a group of ETFs owned by iShares, and, as of June 11, 2009, is now currently being managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. The iShares fund family continues to lead the market amongst all the providers, managing approximately 2/3 of ...

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Free eBook on ETF Investing

Should You Invest In Dividend Stocks or ETFs?

Written by Teacher Man™, at My University Money. Hello citizens of Dividend Nation.  My pen name is Teacher Man™ and I am co-owner of the blog My University Money.  I also write for several other personal finance blogs, and have recently decided to try my hand at this whole eBook thing.  Before I get into trying to convince an audience full of dividend believers that I believe I have a better approach, I should probably get one thing straight.  As long as you are out of debt, saving, investing ...

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Investing in Canadian Stocks

Canadian Covered Call ETFs

Last week I received a question from a reader on covered call ETFs: “Just would like to hear other people’s views of the covered call ETFs from Horizons that are currently paying around 15%, such as HEX-T, or of BMO’s ZWB that is paying close to 10%.” There have been several articles already written on covered call ETFs here in Canada, and I’ve listed some of them below. Since then, both BMO Financial Group and Horizons have added new covered call ETFs. While I have nothing new to offer ...

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Are you going to chew CUD?

Claymore’s New Dividend ETF – CUD

Last Tuesday September 13th 2011, Claymore launched their new ETF, Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF, traded on the TSX as CUD-T. The Canadian Couch Potato just covered this ETF in a recent post Claymore’s New Dividend Grower.  As if there are not enough ETF’s on the Canadian market to entice investors, here is yet another one to ponder or “ruminate” on. Contrary to the trading ticker, this ETF has nothing to do with a cow – it’s a totally different type of animal. I’m ...

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