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iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund - CRQ

ETF Overview

The fund has been designed to replicate the performance of the FTSE RAFI Canada Index, net of expenses, which comprises those Canadian companies with the highest fundamental weightings.

The iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund offers the advantages of an active management strategy with the highlights of a passive investment: lower turnover costs and transparent rules-based selection, while retaining high investment capacity.

The index weights constituents using four accounting factors, rather than market capitalization. These four factors include:

Fundamental Indexation

This ETF tracks a Fundamental Index. The strategy is known as Fundamental Index or Fundamental Indexation.

Fundamental Indexation is designed to overcome the limitations of traditional indices based on market capitalization. Fundamental Indexation weights its constituents based on company fundamental factors including dividends, total sales, free cash flow and book equity value, each variable not depending on the fluctuations of the market valuation.

Fundamental Indexation seeks to identify the true "fair value" of each company.

Key ETF Data

Fundamentals
Category (main) Canadian Equity - Fundamental Index
Underlying Index FTSE RAFI Canada Index
ETF Structure Passive type. Aims to track Fundamental index
Asset Class Equity
Region Canada
Issuer iShares Canada by Blackrock
ETF Home Page Available here
Fund Facts
Inception Date 17 Feb 2006
Total Holdings 88
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Leverage None
Significant Currency Exposure No
Currency Hedging Not applicable
Fees
Management Fee 0.65%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.72%
Trading Information
Ticker CRQ
Exchange TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Currency CAD
Eligibility
Eligibility * RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP
DRIP available ** Yes
PACC Plan available ** Yes
SWP available ** Yes

* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ

** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.

Current Price, Fund Performance, Yield, NAV, Charts etc

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ETF Analysis

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