ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) Workshop Part 1 of 3

ETF 1

This workshop offers a broad introduction to ETFs. It also includes a discussion of passive (index) versus active (managed) investing, and compares their performance over the last 5 and 10 years.

In Canada, over 90% of actively managed funds underperformed their comparable index over a ten year period. See the SPIVA (S&P Index versus Active) report here:

SPIndices.com

ETFs originally focussed on index investing. However, today there is a wide variety of ETF styles, including actively managed and computer managed funds, region specific, country specific and sector specific funds.

The PowerPoint is here:

ETF Workshop Part 1

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