Vanguard founder John Bogle launched the first passively-managed fund in 1976. His fund went against the conventional wisdom of the day. Instead of ferociously trading different stocks trying to get an edge, Bogle simply invested in stocks that mimicked a benchmark index, like the S&P 500. Over the next 5 decades, the evidence became clear. Passively managed funds outperformed virtually all actively managed funds over the long run. On top of that, they usually had lower fees, which further added to investors’ returns.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at five of the best Canadian ETF blogs. These blogs are great resources for learning about exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and index funds. Enjoy!
Cut The Crap Investing
Dale Roberts is the Chief Disruptor behind Cut The Crap Investing. He is a former advertising writer that capped his pen in 2013 to start Cut The Crap Investing. Now, Dale’s main objective is to help Canadians discover low-fee investing. Canadians pay some of the highest investment advisory fees in the world. Dale wants to change this by introducing his readers to ETF investing. Four cost-cutting options that Dale suggests are ETF portfolios, all-in-one asset allocation ETFs, Canadian Robo advisors, and simple stock portfolios.
Canadian Portfolio Manager’s Blog
The Canadian Portfolio Manager is an investing site that includes a podcast, model portfolios, video tutorials, investors tools, and a detailed blog. The CPM blog is run by Justin Bender, a portfolio manager with PWL Capital Inc. in Toronto. He is a CFA Charterholder and a CFP Professional. The CPM blog has plenty of information related to ETFs, with over 45 total articles on the subject.
Accelerate Financial Technology’s Blog
If you are looking for a range of ETFs that focus specifically on alternative investing then you should check out Accelerate. Accelerate is on a mission to democratize alternative investing by offering institutional-level strategies in easy-to-buy ETFs. Notably, Accelerate only charges a performance fee, not a management fee. This means that you only pay a fee if the fund makes money. If you want to learn more, Accelerate’s Blog has tons of timely blog articles related to updates in the investment world.
Canadian Couch Potato
Canadian Couch Potato is a blog for Canadians that want to learn about investing with index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. In addition to hundreds of informative blog posts, Canadian Couch Potato offers information on model portfolios as well as book recommendations to improve your financial literacy. This blog is run by Dan Bortolotti, who is currently a Portfolio Manager with PWL Capital Inc.
Out of all of the ETF blogs on this list, Wyze Investors is one of the newest. It was started during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and the author publishes articles on his favorite topic: exchange-traded funds. This includes dividend funds, Index funds, growth funds, and all-in-one funds. Wyze Investors also goes out of its way to publish articles in both English and French to cater to both speakers.