Canadian Absolute Return ETF Rankings

This is not a crystal ball to the Exchange Trade Funds (ETF) world.  Rather it is an active and adaptive approach to managing a portfolio of ETFs.

Our focus is on absolute returns.  Each month we take the Canadian listed ETFs and apply our methodology.  The ETFs are then compared against a cash/equivalent, and only those (maximum six) that can beat the cash ranking are listed.  Our studies have shown that when the listed ETFs are purchased together they tend to exhibit an absolute return strategy over the long term.  Each month we rerun our ranking system to choose the next six ETFs for the coming period.  This is an unconstrained, “go anywhere” strategy seeking the best set of ETFs to meet the absolute return mandate..


Canadian ETF Provider Absolute Return Rankings

Some investors prefer to deal with a specific ETF manufacturer.

We have now applied our absolute return strategy to the following Canadian ETF providers:

  • BMO Global Asset Management
  • iShares – Blackrock
  • Vanguard
  • Horizons ETFs

If there is a Canadian ETF provider for which you would like us to publish our absolute return rankings, please contact us.


Coming Soon

Canadian Growth ETF rankings.

We have had requests to develop a systematic methodology similar to our absolute return strategy to focus on ETFs that should exhibit the best growth potential.

Once completed we will post the rankings in a similar format to our absolute return strategy.


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