Should you be passive or active today?

Apart from the differences in costs and convenience, the choice of approach applies differently depending on your target sector and the market cycle

Yan Barcelo 3 March, 2020 | 1:27AM
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Thanks to ETFs, the field of passive investing is widening rapidly, with new niches and underlying indexes offered every day. Meanwhile, the world of active investing with traditional mutual funds is widening in Canada, with new talent, teams and strategies, and hybrid ETF options coming online.

There are lots of theoretical reasons to favour passive or actively managed funds, but in very concrete terms, today, where should you, passively or actively, put your money to work?

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
BMO CA High Dividend Covered Call ETF18.52 CAD0.44Rating
BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF39.50 CAD0.46Rating
BMO US High Dividend Covered Call ETF22.11 CAD-0.18Rating
CI REIT F26.54 CAD-0.74Rating
Dynamic Global Real Estate Series F15.90 CAD-1.22Rating

About Author

Yan Barcelo  is a veteran financial and economic journalist with more than 30 years of experience, writing for many publications in Toronto and in Montreal, including CPA MagazineLes Affaires and Commerce.

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