Canadian ETF knowledgebase
The fund seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the FTSE RAFI US 1000 Index (Canadian Hedged).
This ETF gives investors exposure to the 1000 highest fundamentally weighted US equities.
A Fundamental Index-based ETF offers the advantages of an active management strategy with the highlights of a passive investment: lower turnover costs and transparent rules-based selection, while retaining high investment capacity.
The index weights constituents using four accounting factors, rather than market capitalization. These four factors include:
This ETF tracks a Fundamental Index. The strategy is known as Fundamental Index or Fundamental Indexation.
Fundamental Indexation is designed to overcome the limitations of traditional indices based on market capitalization. Fundamental Indexation weights its constituents based on company fundamental factors including dividends, total sales, free cash flow and book equity value, each variable not depending on the fluctuations of the market valuation.
Fundamental Indexation seeks to identify the true "fair value" of each company.
|Inception Date||Jan 26, 2012|
|Significant Currency Exposure||Yes|
|Management Fee||0.55% *|
|Management Expense Ratio (MER)||0.57% **|
* Fee includes a 0.05% fee waiver - valid till at least Aug 31, 2013
|Exchange||TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)|
|Eligibility *||RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP|
|DRIP available **||Unknown|
|PACC Plan available **||Unknown|
|SWP available **||Unknown|
* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ
** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.
To view the TSX or Morningstar fund page for this ETF click on the Fund Data menu tab or below: