ETF education

BMO Global Asset Management is one of Canada’s leading educational resources for Canadian ETF investors of all ages.

ETF basics

ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are open-ended funds that are listed and traded on a stock exchange and can be bought or sold directly during trading hours, much like a stock. They typically represent a basket of securities which may consist of stocks, bonds, or other assets such as commodities. ETFs offer many benefits to investors, including diversification, liquidity, low fees, flexibility, and transparency.

Understanding ETFs

Understand the basics of ETFs, different investing strategies, and how they could be incorporated into your portfolio.

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Young woman doing paper work on the coach.
March 25, 2024

The True Liquidity of an ETF

ETF trading volume concerns? Rest assured, selling when needed is feasible. Discover the hidden layers of ETF liquidity beyond surface volume data
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Field of connections
January 21, 2024

Understanding ETF Distributions

Explore ETF distributions: types, timing, tax implications, capital gains, return of capital, and tax efficiency.


What are the tax considerations for the BMO ETF family?
What is the tax treatment of selling investments in ETFs?
Do BMO ETFs pay dividends or distributions?
What is the tax treatment of ETF distributions?
What are the tax implications for non resident investors in BMO ETFs?
What is the frequency of distributions, and is there a schedule?


Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange traded funds. Please read the ETF Facts or prospectus of the BMO ETFs before investing. Exchange traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.


For a summary of the risks of an investment in the BMO ETFs, please see the specific risks set out in the BMO ETF’s prospectus.  BMO ETFs trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value and may trade at a discount to their net asset value, which may increase the risk of loss. Distributions are not guaranteed and are subject to change and/or elimination.

BMO ETFs are managed by BMO Asset Management Inc., which is an investment fund manager and a portfolio manager, and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal.


This material is for information purposes. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, investment, tax or legal advice to any party. Particular investments and/or trading strategies should be evaluated relative to the individual’s investment objectives and professional advice should be obtained with respect to any circumstance.


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