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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Investor Alley => Topic started by: SweetLife on March 29, 2014, 08:28:20 AM

Title: Canadian Vanguard...
Post by: SweetLife on March 29, 2014, 08:28:20 AM
Hello there! Have been looking into Vanguard REIT to switch over from my current Mutual Funds with Scotia ... they are new here only since December 2013 ... am wondering what (serious/experienced) investors think of this ETF?
I am very very very new to this and live in Canada ... :)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Canadian Vanguard...
Post by: daverobev on March 29, 2014, 05:06:49 PM
VRE?

Look at ZRE. Probably a higher expense ratio, but equal weight not cap weighted - ie not 20% Riocan!
Title: Re: Canadian Vanguard...
Post by: SweetLife on March 30, 2014, 09:20:55 AM
Will look into that one thanks! :)
Title: Re: Canadian Vanguard...
Post by: drfrugal on March 30, 2014, 07:54:42 PM
I was very excited when Vanguard opened in canada and now hold a diversified ETF portfolio with them.
I think they provide a superior product with the best MER's in canada! I would switch in a heartbeat
Title: Re: Canadian Vanguard...
Post by: Shooter_D on April 21, 2014, 04:57:46 PM
Hello there! Have been looking into Vanguard REIT to switch over from my current Mutual Funds with Scotia ... they are new here only since December 2013 ... am wondering what (serious/experienced) investors think of this ETF?
I am very very very new to this and live in Canada ... :)

I am also very new to investing and find the Canadian Couch Potato blog helpful to explain concepts and go through some ETF analysis. Here's a bit on the Vanguard fund you mentiond:

http://canadiancouchpotato.com/2013/02/11/under-the-hood-vanguard-ftse-canadian-capped-reit-vre/
Title: Re: Canadian Vanguard...
Post by: strider3700 on April 24, 2014, 12:21:57 PM
I chose ZRE over VRE for the reasons mentioned above.  Both are likely better options then your current fund.
Title: Re: Canadian Vanguard...
Post by: SweetLife on April 27, 2014, 11:01:58 AM
Thanks Shooter_D will take a look :)

Taking care of this outstanding issue this week hopefully with excellent results!! :)

Thanks Mustashians!!! :)