Investors should focus on fees right now

In an uncertain, late-stage economy that’s also seeing bond yields fall with interest rates, BMO thinks a fee-focused ETF approach to bonds is your best bet

Andrew Willis 25 July, 2019 | 1:14AM

 

 

Andrew Willis: Market uncertainty is persisting internationally, all while we remain at the later stages of the economic cycle. That means investors might want to avoid speculative equity bets as they become riskier. However, at the same time, central banks are signaling lower interest rates and that's seeing bond yields decline. So, where are investors to go? Alfred Lee, Portfolio Manager at BMO ETFs, is here with us today to discuss his latest market observations, some potential strategies for investors to strike a balance amidst the uncertainty and why he feels a focus on fees may be the best way forward today.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
BMO Corporate Bond ETF52.59 CAD0.54
BMO Government Bond ETF53.73 CAD0.37
BMO Short-Term Bond ETF50.41 CAD0.08

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