Top Articles for the week of Mar. 18

MOST READ: The top performing mutual funds of 2018, the best ETFs to hold in a retirement portfolio, and TD Asset Management’s views on the market

Ruth Saldanha 25 March, 2019 | 5:00PM

What did investors read about last week? The top performing mutual funds of 2018, the best ETFs to hold in a retirement portfolio, and TD Asset Management’s views on the market were the most popular articles last week

The best performing mutual funds of 2018
Of over 1,000 medalist mutual funds that had positive returns, most of the top performers are U.S. focused

The best ETFs to hold in a retirement portfolio
Morningstar helps you build a portfolio using global, U.S., international, and international equity exchange-traded funds, and a balanced ETF option

Noise in the markets doesn’t phase this portfolio manager
“These companies – are at the most profitable levels they’ve ever been,” says Damian Fernandes, Vice-President and Director at TD Asset Management

These three Canadian bank stocks are flashing buy signals
A savage sell-off of Canadian banking stocks have left these dividend-paying lenders looking cheap and attractive to long-term investors

Your U.S. equity fund is more global than you think
Where a company is listed doesn’t always indicate where its assets are

Budget 2019: Canadian homebuyers shouldn’t rejoice yet
The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will likely push house prices higher, especially in the affordable segment

The disconnect between investors and advisors
The desire to maximize returns and control emotional decisions differ

An overarching financial cycle is spawning corporate zombies
Firms caught up in the cycle do not have enough profits to cover interest payments on their debt

Three leisure vehicle companies making an ascent
With rising disposable incomes these companies that make snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, and personal watercraft could be good bets

Strategic beta basics
Where does the “smart” in “Smart Beta” come from? And how does it fit in your portfolio?

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