In investing, it is always essential to diversify and manage risk. Exchange-traded funds remain an easy and inexpensive way for Canadians to balance their portfolio and provide income potential - and their popularity has been skyrocketing.
The following are some highlights of what drew the most interest among Globe Investor users last year. Note that returns cited are as of Jan. 7, 2022, so they are not based on the full calendar periods of last year. They are also exclusive of dividends.
Top 25 Products
Last year Globe Investor readers looked up 3.2 million ETF quotes. These products are the 25 most popular in terms of page views:
Last year, Globe readers researched 900+ funds from 35+ Canadian (via TSX/NEO) and 2,500+ US funds from 150+ providers (via NYSE Arca/NASDAQ).
Last year, Globe readers researched 110 ETFs that held a 2021 IPO. The most popular were dominated by speculative crypto assets:
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Michael Shaye is Senior Product Manager, Financial Products, for The Globe and Mail