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May 16, 2018

This is an enhanced income covered call Canadian ETF. It is a yield vehicle and not a growth strategy. In up trending markets this will underperform the market due to the covered calls being sold. It is better for steady income. MER is 0.82% Yield 5.7%.

This is an enhanced income covered call Canadian ETF. It is a yield vehicle and not a growth strategy. In up trending markets this will underperform the market due to the covered calls being sold. It is better for steady income. MER is 0.82% Yield 5.7%.

Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$6.820
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 16, 2018

His strategists have been drawn to the emerging market sector because the performance over the past two years has been a confirming signal of positive things yet to come. These markets are become much more technologically driven and the returns should continue. The Emerging Market space is four times that of the Canadian market and is no longer directly correlated to commodity pricing.

His strategists have been drawn to the emerging market sector because the performance over the past two years has been a confirming signal of positive things yet to come. These markets are become much more technologically driven and the returns should continue. The Emerging Market space is four times that of the Canadian market and is no longer directly correlated to commodity pricing.

Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$28.350
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 16, 2018

This holds 80% equities and 20% fixed income. This is appropriate for younger investors with a long term investment horizon. It is a balanced portfolio ETF of ETFs offered at a low cost.

This holds 80% equities and 20% fixed income. This is appropriate for younger investors with a long term investment horizon. It is a balanced portfolio ETF of ETFs offered at a low cost.

Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$24.810
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 16, 2018

This is backed by physical gold receipts – not even an ETF. It holds physical gold at the Canadian Mint in Ottawa and should be uncorrelated to the rest of your portfolio.

Mentor Corp. (MNT-N)
May 16, 2018

This is backed by physical gold receipts – not even an ETF. It holds physical gold at the Canadian Mint in Ottawa and should be uncorrelated to the rest of your portfolio.

Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$31.010
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 16, 2018

(A Top Pick January 13/17 Up 20%) The return followed the market as was expected, due to its beta. It is a smart benchmark ETF with a little factor premium, which is derived by the premium holdings within

(A Top Pick January 13/17 Up 20%) The return followed the market as was expected, due to its beta. It is a smart benchmark ETF with a little factor premium, which is derived by the premium holdings within

Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$27.890
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 16, 2018

(A Top Pick January 13/17 Up 17%) The return followed the market as was expected, due to its beta based on the international market. He likes it as a core holding. The ETF is quite liquid and has a built in currency hedge with exposure to large cap European and international holdings.

(A Top Pick January 13/17 Up 17%) The return followed the market as was expected, due to its beta based on the international market. He likes it as a core holding. The ETF is quite liquid and has a built in currency hedge with exposure to large cap European and international holdings.

Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$22.180
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 16, 2018

(A Top Pick January 13/17 Up 2%) Not meant to have a huge return as it is meant to mirror cash by holding high interest savings as a convenience. He likes holding cash better than bonds.

(A Top Pick January 13/17 Up 2%) Not meant to have a huge return as it is meant to mirror cash by holding high interest savings as a convenience. He likes holding cash better than bonds.

Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$0.000
Owned
Yes