Invesco Canada blog

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Looking beyond the active-passive debate

Recently, one of Invesco’s funds – Trimark International Companies Fund – was singled out for praise as an example that true active management can outperform. While the kudos were well-deserved for the team, it appeared as part of a commentary that was otherwise unsympathetic to active management.


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Is your ETF trading data accurate?

April 6, 2017
Subject | ETFs | Industry views | PowerShares

Across Canada, market participants – advisors and investors alike – access market data for securities through sophisticated market tools, such as Bloomberg and Thomson ONE. This data includes last price, bid/ask and volume, all of which play a crucial role in making trading decisions.


Avoiding the equity income “dividend trap”

March 17, 2017
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Income-oriented stocks can provide investors with numerous advantages – including the potential for high, recurring income, a possible inflation hedge and added portfolio diversification. And while diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss, dividend stocks can serve as a significant source of investment returns. In fact, over the past two decades, dividends have contributed more than 40% to S&P 500 Index investors’ total returns.1