XBB vs XSB Annual Returns


Written by Vicky at Vix Money. I personally hold both XBB and XSB (I told you my portfolio is messy!), and I am curious to see how they stack up against each other. XSB, iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund, seeks to replicate the performance of the DEX Short Term Bond Index. It was introduced on November 20, 2000, and holds bonds that are issued domestically in Canada by all levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) as well as corporate bonds. The main difference between XSB and ...

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XIU vs XIC annual returns


Written by Vicky @ Vix Money Even though I have chosen to hold XIC in my portfolio to represent the Canadian equities portion, I have debated whether or not XIU could be used instead. So which one is better? XIU, iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund, was introduced on September 28, 1999, and seeks to replicate the 60 largest and most liquid securities listed on the S&P/TSX 60 Index. Which companies are represented in XIU? In Canada, the main sectors that are represented are the financial industry, ...

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XDV – iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund

Written by Vicky @ Vix Money XDV, iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund, was introduced on December 19th, 2005. This ETF seeks to replicate the 30 highest dividend paying companies in the Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index. It is part of a group of ETFs owned by iShares, and, as of June 11th, 2009, is now currently being managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. With the recent rebranding of the Claymore ETF family, whom now all trade under the iShares name, iShares ...

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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. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. 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 ...

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