ETFs (exchange traded funds)

Canadian retail investors are now able to choose from a growing array of ETFs (exchange traded funds), and the number of funds available to them appears to continue growing as more fund companies create ETF offerings.

ETFs have become popular because they offer retail investors the opportunity to take advantage of some of the useful features of mutual funds while enjoying the liquidity and ease of trading that comes with stocks.

Since the variety of ETFs available to Canadian investors has grown substantially in the last few years, it’s important to understand what ETFs are, what different types are available, and how to trade them.