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Some Interesting Facts about ETFs in Canada

Part of the Exchange-Traded Funds For Canadians For Dummies Cheat Sheet

It’s hard to imagine that only a few short years ago, the exchange-traded fund market in Canada was made up of only two providers! The following are a few facts and figures that indicate how the Canadian ETF market compares with the mutual fund market and how rapidly ETFs are gaining in popularity with Canadian investors.

  • The amount of money invested in Canadian-based ETFs and mutual funds as of September 2012:

    • ETFs: $54 billion

    • Mutual funds: $811 billion

  • The increase in Canadian ETFs since 2006:

    • 2006: 32

    • 2012: 250

    • Percentage change increase: 681 percent

  • The number of Canadian ETF providers since 2006:

    • 2006: 2

    • 2012: 7

    • Percentage change increase: 250 percent

  • Total net assets growth in Canadian ETFs between 2006 and 2012:

    • 2006: $15 billion

    • 2012: $54 billion

    • Percentage change increase: 250 percent

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