Looking for an ETF Starting Point? These Top 10 ETFs Can Start the Search

Investors looking to get started in investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) will certainly have their work cut out for them.

Hundreds of options in a variety of different indices and sectors around the world make deciding which “perfect” ETF to invest in as we begin 2018 a daunting task.

In this article, I’m going to highlight the 10 top ETF performers of 2017 in terms of capital inflows as a starting point for passive investors to consider the most sought after options traded on the TSX.

Rank Symbol ETF Name

1) ZNC BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF

2) ZAG BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF

3) XIC iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite

4) ZJK BMO High Yield U.S. Corporate Bond

5) XUU iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF

6) XEC iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF


8) ZSP BMO S&P 500 Index ETF

9) HXT Horizon S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF

10) ZWE BMO Europe High Dividend Covered Call CAD-H

As investors will notice in the above list, Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) and iShares are over-represented on the list, due in part to the amount of institutional money which tends to flow into ETFs run by these two firms.

This list provides investors with a broad range of options across asset classes and geography, providing a decent portfolio for beginner investors looking to get started in passively investing savings.

Invest wisely, my friends.