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Greatest ETFs for 2024: Greatest Canadian fairness ETFs

However, there are nonetheless good causes to carry Canadian fairness exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in your portfolio. 

For one, they’re tax-efficient in non-registered accounts as a result of the dividend distributions they pay get pleasure from a decrease tax price than international dividends. Secondly, their dividend yield is greater (shut to three% proper now) than both U.S. or worldwide fairness index ETFs. And eventually, they provide diversification within the type of commodity publicity, which could be an inflation hedge.

This class was once owned by the massive three of index investing—iShares, BMO and Vanguard—however an outsider, TD’s Canadian Fairness Index, vaulted to the highest of our voting this 12 months, because of its ultra-low administration expense ratio (MER) of 0.05%. It additionally tracks the Solactive Canada Broad Market Index, a substitute for the extra widespread S&P/TSX and FTSE Canada indices. That makes it attainable to dodge superficial loss guidelines when shopping for or promoting bigger funds with considerably comparable publicity, reminiscent of iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF (XIC) and Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index ETF (VCN).

“I believe the perfect use for this ETF, past a core portfolio holding, is as a tax-loss harvesting associate for the Vanguard and iShares ETFs, provided that they’ve comparable holdings and historic efficiency however observe completely different indices, thus sidestepping the CRA’s superficial loss rule,” says panellist Tony Dong.

There was a three-way tie for the runner-up place, with VCN, XIC and ZCN (BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF) all putting. All of the funds talked about have razor-thin MERs of 0.05% or 0.06%.

Within the desk beneath, you’ll discover the most effective Canadian fairness ETFs, as judged by our panel. Slide the columns proper or left utilizing your fingers or mouse to disclose extra information. You possibly can obtain the info to your system in Excel, CSV and PDF codecs. 

Greatest Canadian fairness ETFs 2024

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About Michael McCullough

About Michael McCullough

Michael is a monetary author and editor in Duncan, B.C. He’s a former managing editor of Canadian Enterprise and editorial director of Canada Large Media. He additionally writes for The Globe and Mail and BCBusiness.

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