What is an ETF?

ETFs have become a popular investment option that provides an easy-to-use, low cost way to invest. They offer diversified exposure and contain a portfolio of securities designed to track a specific index or market sector, or produce a specific outcome. ETFs are exchange traded—you can buy and sell ETFs like any other stock on an exchange.

ETFs can be traded through a self-directed account or financial advisor, such as CIBC Investor’s Edge or CIBC Wood Gundy Advisor.

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Money Minute – ETF Types

Money Minute: ETF Types (1:34)

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Learn more about the different types of ETFs and how they can play a role in your portfolio.

Money Minute - ETFs vs Mutual Funds

Money Minute: ETFs vs. Mutual Funds (1:44)

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Learn more about the various features that differentiate ETFs and mutual funds.

Tools and resources


CIBC ETFs include both actively managed and strategic beta funds. CIBC ETFs provide a variety of strategies to help diversify your portfolio at a lower cost.

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Our ETF line-up

Details on all CIBC ETFs.

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Reporting and Governance

Access the latest regulatory documents such as ETF Facts, prospectuses, annual information forms, financial statements, management reports of fund performance and more.

Learn more about reporting and governance.