Still interested in owning bonds? These ETFs are worth considering

June 09, 2021
For investors who are worried about inflation but still want to own bonds, ETFs that hold real-return bonds tied to inflation may offer some protection.
 
Brooke Thackray, a research analyst with Horizons ETFs who manages the Horizons Seasonal Rotation ETF (HAC-https://www.horizonsetfs.com/ETF/HAC), thinks it’s not a bad time for bonds right now, even buying medium-term government bonds or long-term government bonds and likes the Horizons Canadian Select Universe Bond ETF (HBB-https://www.horizonsetfs.com/ETF/HBB).

ETF TV News #77 Steve Hawkins of Horizons ETFs discusses the demand for ESG ETFs in Canada

June 09, 2021
In an interview with ETF TV, Steve Hawkins, CEO of Horizons ETFs talks about the relevance of Canada’s first green bond ETF, Horizons S&P Green Bond Index ETF, and the potential for ESG and SRI space in Canada.

Raise Your Average Ep. 8 Mark Noble, EVP, Horizons ETFs

June 09, 2021
Mark Noble, Executive Vice President at Horizons ETFs joins the crew at AdvisorAnalyst and Resolve Asset Management and gets deep into a discussion around the big investment themes, the pros and cons, and the ups and downs of adoption of actively managed thematic ETFs.

Green Bonds Go Mainstream

June 08, 2021

If you want your portfolio to be ‘green’, you now have an exchange traded fund (ETF) option that holds green bonds. What are these bonds, why now, and should you be worried about ‘green-washing’?


Eight ETFs for investors looking to bet on the post-pandemic recovery

June 08, 2021

According to Nick Piquard, VP and PM at Horizons ETFs, energy companies could benefit as North American economies re-open and consumers start to travel again.
 
Read more to find out which ETFs he thinks could benefit from a recovery in energy demand.
 


Uranium producers gain on green hopes and demand for nuclear: Portfolio manager

June 07, 2021

Nick Piquard, VP and portfolio manager at Horizons ETFs joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the global uranium sector, including international producers, as discussions about nuclear power in a lower carbon world gain more traction. He also talks about the ETF he manages, Horizons Global Uranium Index ETF


Canadian Bitcoin ETFs rattled by crypto tumult

May 20, 2021

Two Canadian bitcoin ETFs issued “market disruption” warnings during this week’s crypto turmoil, highlighting the risks faced by the vehicles that are increasingly popular with retail traders.


Cannabis Investors See Over 100% Returns

May 20, 2021
Where's the future of cannabis?

According to Horizons ETFs' Mark Noble, Executive Vice President of ETF Strategy, marijuana investors should look south of the border. “U.S. legalization is the key topic that investors are watching. Not only is the possibility of federal legislation from Congress and the U.S. Senate on the table for 2021, but it would appear a lot of the upside potential of this is heavily priced in, particularly on the Canadian LP side.”

Hour 3 of The Rob Snow Show for May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021
Rob speaks with Horizons ETFs Canada Vice President Hans Albrecht about how Wednesday's crypto currency sell-off is affecting today's market activity.

Bitcoin is ‘more volatile than volatility itself’

May 20, 2021

Horizons ETFs CEO tells WP that cryptocurrency is ‘amazing’ from a trading perspective but is not yet a viable investment vehicle


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