GET MORE FROM YOUR CORE with HORIZONS ENHANCED ETFS
Three equity categories account for more than $120 billion or approximately 1/3 of all ETF assets under management in Canada (Morningstar as at May 31, 2023):
We consider these three as the “Equity Essentials”, the most important equity categories for Canadians.
At Horizons ETFs, we have built a product suite that provides a variety of ways to get Equity Essentials exposure. We believe this suite represents some of the most cost-effective, diverse and impactful approaches to accessing different types of exposure in these important equity categories.
Whether you’re an investor looking for low-cost index exposure, or seeking higher levels of monthly income, our ETFs could help you meet your goals:
|HEWB||Horizons Equal Weight Canada Banks Index ETF||BNKL||Horizons Enhanced Equal Weight Banks Index ETF|
|HXT||Horizons S&P/TSX 60™ Index ETF||CANL||Horizons Enhanced S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF|
|HXS.U||Horizons S&P 500® Index ETF||BKCL||Horizons Enhanced Equal Weight Canadian Banks Covered Call ETF|
|HULC.U||Horizons US Large Cap Index ETF||CNCL||Horizons Enhanced Canadian Large Cap Equity Covered Call ETF|
|HBNK||Horizons Equal Weight Banks Index ETF||USCL||Horizons Enhanced US Large Cap Equity Covered Call ETF|
|BKCC||Horizons Equal Weight Canadian Bank Covered Call ETF|
|CNCC||Horizons Canadian Large Cap Equity Covered Call ETF|
|USCC.U||Horizons US Large Cap Equity Covered Call ETF|
Cost Effective Access to a Broad Range of Exposure
The new Horizons Equal Weight Banks Index ETF (HBNK) is now the lowest-cost Canadian Bank ETF on the market, with an initial annualized target yield of 5.2%. It’s annual management fee is rebated by 0.09% to an effective management fee and management expense ratio (MER) of 0% until July 31, 2024. Following the year-long rebate period, ending on July 31, 2024, the ETF will continue to have a low management fee of 0.09%.
|Ticker||Name||Target Exposure||Management Fee1|
|HBNK||Horizons Equal Weight Banks Index ETF||Solactive Equal Weights Canadian Banks Index||0.09%, rebated to 0% until July 31, 2024|
Additionally, we have reduced the management fee of the three Covered Call ETFs that are part of our Equities Essentials suite:
|Ticker||Name||Target Exposure||Yield||Management Fee|
|BKCC||Horizons Equal Weight Canadian Bank Covered Call ETF||Covered Call Exposure to the Solactive Equal Weight Canada Banks Index||12.06%1||
|CNCC||Horizons Canadian Large Cap Equity Covered Call ETF||Covered Call Exposure to Canadian Large-Cap Equities||9.77%1||
|USCC.U||Horizons US Large Cap Equity Covered Call ETF||Covered Call Exposure to U.S. Large-Cap Equities||10.96%1||
2Plus applicable Sales Tax. Annual management fee reduced from 0.65% to 0.39%, effective July 6, 2023
Learn more about The Three Major Equity Essentials Suites below:
Canada’s Big six Banks
Canada’s Big Six Banks – Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Bank of Montreal (BMO), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), and National Bank of Canada (NBC) – have traditionally been a source of stable dividend income for investors in one of the country’s largest sectors. Together, they currently represent approximately 25% of the total market capitalization of the S&P/TSX 60™ Index.
Large Cap Canadian Equity
Canada’s largest and most liquid companies typically trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with many offering some level of income through dividend yield. Many of these “blue chip” companies are included within the S&P/TSX 60™ Index, which is designed to measure the large-cap segment of the Canadian market.
Large Cap U.S. Equity
The U.S. equity market represents more than 40% of the global equity market, with large-cap U.S equities representing approximately 70% of the total U.S. market. Many of these “blue chip” companies are included within the S&P 500™ Index, a major stock index designed to measure the large-cap segment of the U.S. market.
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The amount of the monthly distributions of an ETF, and therefore the initial targeted annualized net yield and the ongoing annualized net yield of an ETF, may fluctuate based on market conditions, including changes to interest rates. There can be no assurance that an ETF will make any distribution in any particular period or periods. The Manager may, in its complete discretion, change the frequency of these distributions, and any such change will be announced by press release.
Horizons Total Return Index ETFs (“Horizons TRI ETFs”) are generally index-tracking ETFs that use an innovative investment structure known as a Total Return Swap to deliver index returns in a low-cost and tax-efficient manner. Unlike a physical replication ETF that typically purchases the securities found in the relevant index in the same proportions as the index, most Horizons TRI ETFs use a synthetic structure that never buys the securities of an index directly. Instead, the ETF receives the total return of the index through entering into a Total Return Swap agreement with one or more counterparties, typically large financial institutions, which will provide the ETF with the total return of the index in exchange for the interest earned on the cash held by the ETF. Any distributions which are paid by the index constituents are reflected automatically in the net asset value (NAV) of the ETF. As a result, the Horizons TRI ETF receives the total return of the index (before fees), which is reflected in the ETF’s share price, and investors are not expected to receive any taxable distributions. Certain Horizons TRI ETFs (Horizons Nasdaq-100 ® Index ETF and Horizons US Large Cap Index ETF) use physical replication instead of a total return swap.
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