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Previous Close34.59
Bid34.12 x 1000
Ask34.19 x 1200
Day's Range34.14 - 34.24
52 Week Range23.58 - 37.09
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Net Assets3.17B
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YTD Daily Total Return-9.75%
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.08
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Inception Date2016-06-28
  • 15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors

    15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors

    So-called responsible investing can take many forms - as many forms as there are values to stand behind. Are you concerned about reducing fossil fuels? What about promoting women in the workplace? Whether you care about those issues or others, there's likely an ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) fund for you.You're not alone, either. Investors' hunger for ESG funds and stocks is growing at a rapid clip. According to Deloitte, the percentage of investors who applied ESG principles to at least a quarter of their portfolios grew from 48% in 2017 to 75% in 2019.There are two main approaches to responsible investing: negative screening and positive screening. In the former, you try to avoid the bad by excluding companies whose values you disagree with; the "sin" industries of tobacco, gambling and guns are frequently separated from the herd. This is how socially responsible investing (SRI) got its start, and it's still a common approach.Positive screening tries to maximize exposure to companies doing good. This is primarily the realm of ESG funds, which aim to hold stocks with good environmental, social and governance practices. The theory is that ESG-friendly companies won't just make you feel better - they'll perform better, too, thanks to benefits such as cost savings from energy efficiency or better management driven by more diverse leadership.Here are 15 of the best ESG funds for investors looking to put their money where their values are. Most of these picks, which include mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) alike, use a combination of SRI exclusion and ESG inclusion. And they cover the gamut, from global large-cap stocks to small American companies to even bonds that are backed by ESG-friendly companies.In other words: There's something for just about every need. SEE ALSO: The 30 Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans

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    BMO Exchange Traded Funds Opens the Market

    BMO Exchange Traded Funds Opens the Market

  • 7 ESG ETFs to Buy for Responsible Profits

    7 ESG ETFs to Buy for Responsible Profits

    Investors are rapidly moving toward investing with environmental, social and corporate-governance (ESG) qualities in mind. Assets in ESG ETFs and other exchange-traded products (ETPs) grew by $7.6 billion, or 29.5%, in 2018. That growth rate is several times higher than the 4.6% increase in overall ETF/ETP assets.Mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso and Odessa, Texas, are among the various incidents that kept the spotlight on ESG investing this year. Many investors found themselves double-checking whether their funds were gun-free or not. And eliminating gun companies (and other ESG-unfriendly stocks) isn't as easy as you might think.For instance, Canada's largest pension plan owns shares of gunmaker Sturm Ruger (RGR), Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoors Brands (AOBC) and ammunition manufacturer Olin (OLN). It's not a lot, mind you - its C$400 billion portfolio only invests a mere C$37 million in gunmakers - but it's still enough to concern Canadian ESG investors."I want to make sure that my money isn't doing harm," Tina Lopes, a mother of three, told the CBC. "I don't want to profit from companies, manufacturers or industries that could potentially harm people."That kind of sentiment is what's driving experts to estimate that ESG assets will explode from half of assets managed by global funds in 2016, to two-thirds by 2020. ETFs will be a big part of that growth. Here are seven of the most interest ESG ETFs to buy if you're interested in joining the trend. SEE ALSO: The Kip ETF 20: The 20 Best Cheap ETFs You Can Buy