Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. has partnered with Inovestor Inc. to launch the Horizons Inovestor Canadian Equity Index ETF (INOC). The ETF is the first in Canada to offer low-cost exposure to the Nasdaq Inovestor Canada Index.
Units of the ETF will begin trading today on the TSX.
The Nasdaq Inovestor Canada Index is comprised of 25 equal-weighted, large-capitalization, Canadian-listed companies. All are firms that trade at a reasonable price with the best rankings in Inovestor’s StockPointer stock selection model.
INOC uses a six-step investment process within the ETF that begins with screening Canadian stocks based on a metric called Economic Profit – a form of residual wealth that occurs when a company pays back its cost of capital from its operating profit, adjusted for tax. The metric is one way of viewing whether capital invested in a company has generated value for investors.
Once the top-100 securities are selected, sectors are weighted and the top-25 securities are selected using a StockPointer score – a 50/50 combination of performance and risk metrics. The ETF is rebalanced quarterly to ensure diversification among the top-25 securities selected and to avoid concentration risk.
Horizons Inovestor Canadian Equity Index