ETF Launches with Target Yield of 8.5% to Help Canadians Get the Income They Need

Fixed income isn’t working anymore, but one new ETF offers hope.

The old rule of the 60/40 portfolio worked for decades. The wisdom was, if you put 60% of your holdings in stocks, and 40% in bonds, you’d have a balanced portfolio that would grow long-term and the income paid by those bonds would be enough to finance your retirement.

In the past decade, historically low interest rates have erased much of the income your bonds promised. Now, high inflation means the paltry income your bonds are paying can’t keep pace with the cost of living.

Harvest ETFs has been working hard to address your need for income-paying investments.

Harvest ETFs is an independent ETF provider with a proven track record of providing that income through their simple, effective, equity income ETFs. These ETFs generate income from stocks, by combining portfolios of great companies with a covered call strategy that provides investors with long-term growth prospects while they get consistent monthly income.

Equity Income ETFs play to both sides of the old 60/40 portfolio. Like bonds, they generate income, though generally at a higher rate. However, they are portfolios of equities, stocks with growth prospects in the long term. Because of the mechanics of the covered call, which you can read about here, some of the growth generated by holdings in these ETFs will be offset. Therefore, when assessing performance of your investments, it’s crucial to examine both the growth of your investment and the income it has paid you over time. It’s important to always consider income because, in this environment, income is what so many Canadian investors need.

Harvest’s latest ETF, the Harvest Diversified Monthly Income ETF (HDIF:TSX), is purpose-built to meet Canadians’ need for steady, tax-efficient income. It’s an ETF that combines 5 proven strategies in a competitively priced single-ticket package with a target annualized income yield of 8.5%.

HDIF is comprised of an equal weight combination of five Harvest Equity Income ETFs: the Harvest Healthcare Leaders Income ETF (HHL:TSX), the Harvest Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF (HBF:TSX), the Harvest Tech Achievers Growth & Income ETF (HTA:TSX), the Harvest Equal Weight Global Utilities Income ETF (HUTL:TSX) and the Harvest US Bank Leaders Income ETF (HUBL:TSX). Each of these equity income ETFs has a proven track record of giving investors simple, tax-efficient income and long-term growth opportunities.

Crucially, these are also all comprised of high-quality companies in important and tangible sectors. Each holding in a Harvest ETF must meet a strict set of financial criteria. Each of the ETFs in HDIF enjoy strong performance catalysts that are tied to the way we live our lives every day. We all need healthcare, we all use technology, we all rely on banking services, we all buy from major brands, and we all need the lights to turn on and the water to flow from our taps.

Simply put, HDIF gives you exposure to those five robust sectors. This is a portfolio of over 90 high quality companies, diversified across sectors and geographies to offset volatility. It incorporates Harvest’s proven track record of maximizing income yields with covered call strategies and uses modest leverage to maximize the cashflow investors need in a registered-account eligible product.

Visit Harvest’s website to learn more about how HDIF can help meet your income needs.

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