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New Uranium Fund Signals Start of Bull Run Amid Tight Supply

September 15, 2021

“Supply is coming down significantly,” Nick Piquard, VP & portfolio manager at Horizons ETFs said. “There’s now reaffirming of the demand side. There isn’t any other reason that uranium shouldn’t be in a bull market.”


Is cheaper better when it comes to picking ETFs?

September 14, 2021

“It is not a secret, but if you are going to be invested in large-cap Canadian or large U.S. equities, you can ensure statistically that you have a top-decile performing strategy by simply buying an index strategy,” Mr. Noble says.


Nicolas Piquard on The Bull Case for Uranium (and Uranium Stocks)

September 07, 2021
Listen to Nick Piquard, VP & PM at Horizons ETFs, as he talks through the growing demand fundamentals versus long-term supply constraints that makes a bull case for uranium with AdvisorAnalyst.

Real estate doubters can now double down as Horizons' introduces leveraged sector ETFs

September 03, 2021
“There’s been a lot of investor money coming into the space and that just creates more opportunity for individual investors who are trying to empower their own portfolios,” Steve Hawkins, president and chief executive officer of Horizons ETFs, told the Financial Post. “These products just give them more options.”

Bearish on Canadian real estate or banks? New Horizons ETFs offer leveraged bets on key sectors

September 02, 2021
According to Steve Hawkins, CEO of Horizons ETFs, the new BetaPro REIT ETFs aren’t a play on a particular part of the sectors but instead provides “well-rounded” exposure given the broader diversification of most of Canada’s larger REITs.

For Bitcoin Futures ETFs, the Future Is Here (Podcast)

August 19, 2021
The U.S. SEC will likely approve Bitcoin exchange-traded funds that hold bitcoin futures, versus ones that hold the cryptocurrency itself. Listen in as Steve Hawkins, CEO of Horizons ETFs talks to Eric Balchunas about what a wave of #Bitcoin futures ETFs might look like

Start Replacing Oil in Portfolios

August 17, 2021
Watch Nick Piquard, VP and PM at Horizons ETFs, as he explains why he thinks investors might consider alternative energies and fuels

Why now might be a good time to buy U.S.-focused cannabis stocks

August 10, 2021
According to Mark Noble, EVP of ETF Strategy at Horizons ETFs, Canadian cannabis companies could see revenue rise rapidly “by engaging in aggressive U.S. expansion, through mergers and/or acquisitions, financed by their ability to tap into capital markets.

Seven ETFs to bet on baby boomers driving future economic growth

August 10, 2021

Nick Piquard, VP and PM at Horizons ETFs, says boomers who are either retired or close to it “are all looking for the same thing: income.” Unfortunately, he says they’re retiring at a time when interest rates are at historic lows, which makes it challenging to find sustainable income.

Bearing that in mind, he has three ETF picks he believes are well-suited to boomer investors – and will benefit from their anticipated spending habits in the months ahead.


ETFs for investors looking to bet on a powerful human-mimicking technology

August 10, 2021
According to Ben Johnson, director of global ETF research at Morningstar, investors like thematic plays in part because they have a narrative that people tend to latch on to and he calls out a few ETF options for investors willing to bet on the future of AI

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