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Each investor has a different story, and we are steadfast partners to our clients in Canada because we listen to every one of them. Our full range of ETFs is one way we’re helping more investors build solid financial futures.

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Diversify in one-ticket

In one ETF, you can access thousands of global stocks and bonds. Choose the right portfolio mix based on your risk tolerance and investing style.

Buying shares for the long term

When you invest in equities (also called stocks) you buy a share in a company and become a shareholder. Equities are typically best for long-term investing – for those who are able to ride out the highs and lows of the market in search of higher rewards. 

Megatrends and thematics
Invest in trends shaping the future

Rapid advances in exponential technologies, medical breakthroughs, infrastructure and more are transforming the way we work and live. Capture the growth around you with our thematic funds focused on innovation.

Dividend income
Steady dividend to meets income goals

Dividend ETFs pay monthly dividends, allowing you to earn a regular source of income and meet spending needs.

Fixed income
Seeking stable, lower risk returns

Fixed income securities, or bonds, are issued by companies and governments as a way of raising money. They’re basically an ‘I.O.U’ – designed to provide a regular stream of income (which is normally a fixed amount) over a specified period of time.

Broad exposure to a large basket of opportunities

From funds that invest in precious metals such as gold and silver, to energy resources such as oil and natural gas, to agricultural goods such as wheat, commodity funds offer several potential benefits to investors, including portfolio diversification and a hedge against inflation. 

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The Bid Podcast

2023 Geopolitical Outlook

Alex Brazier, Deputy Head of the BlackRock Investment Institute tells us why these market events are different from 2008 and what investors can expect to see from central banks in an effort to control inflation and protect the financial industry.

Alex Brazier, Deputy Head of the BlackRock Investment Institute tells us why these market events are different from 2008 and what investors can expect to see from central banks in an effort to control inflation and protect the financial industry.

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Episode description:

As central banks have been trying to control inflation with the fastest rate hikes since the early 1980s, we've begun to see some cracks in the financial system. Most notably the recent collapse of two US regional banks, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, and the evolving situation around Credit Suite's liquidity position. Alex Brazier, Deputy Head of the BlackRock Investment Institute is here to tell us why this banking crisis is different from 2008 and what investors can expect to see from central banks in an effort to control inflation and protect the financial industry.

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