Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index ETF (TSE: VCN)
From Vanguard Canada's website, VCN "seeks to track, to the extent reasonably possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of a broad Canadian equity index that measures the investment return of large, mid- and small-capitalization, publicly traded securities in the Canadian market." The ETF currently holds 233 companies' stocks, has a P/E of 26X, a 1.7X P/B ratio, and a 12% ROE. The ETF's top three holdings are Royal Bank, TD Bank and Scotia Bank. The fund's top 10 holdings account for 38.5% of its net assets. The fund's management expense ratio is 0.06%.
Vanguard FTSE All-World Ex Canada Index ETF (TSE: VXC)
Also from Vanguard Canada's website, VXC "seeks to track, to the extent reasonably possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of a broad global equity index that focuses on developed and emerging markets, excluding Canada." The ETF currently holds 8048 companies' stocks, has a P/E of 19.5X, a 2.0X P/B ratio, and a 16.8% ROE. The ETF's top three holdings are Apple, Alaphabet, and Microsoft. The fund's top 10 holdings account for 9.8% of its net assets. The fund's management expense ratio is 0.27%.
I bought approximately the same dollar amount worth of each ETF. The total transaction costs were $20. I plan to rebalance the portfolio when I make the 2017 RESP contribution. This passive strategy is meant to save me time. I feel an all equity portfolio diversified across the world meets the risk profile and investment objectives of my son who has a 16 year time horizon before he needs to start withdrawing the funds for college or university.
My Investment Holdings page is updated to reflect my son's RESP.
Do you own any index ETFs or index funds?