This Week in ETFs:
from January 23-27

Ready for Something New? 5 ETFs Launch Today.

Jan. 26, 2023

Presenting five new ETFs with a range of solutions covering core fixed income, sector-based covered calls, agriculture and inflation.

U.S. Core Fixed Income

  • Why buy: Diversification through broader fixed income market with lower duration than Canada, and provides more access to corporate bonds and a securitized market.
  • Exposure to the flagship broad U.S. fixed income index – Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index.
  • MER 0.09%*

ZUAG - BMO US Aggregate Bond Index ETF

ZUAG.F - BMO US Aggregate Bond Index ETF (Hedged Units)

ZUAG.U - BMO US Aggregate Bond Index ETF (USD Units)

Sector-Based Covered Call

  • Why buy: Yield you can trust for enhanced income and growth.
  • Growth from global energy companies and income from the covered call overlay
  • Equal weight portfolio of 20 stocks, including companies such as Enbridge, Chevron Corp. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
  • Est. Dist. Yield 8.5%**

ZWEN - BMO Covered Call Energy ETF

Sector-Based Covered Call

  • Why buy: Yield you can trust for enhanced income and growth.
  • Exposure to U.S. health care companies, benefitting from an increase in demand for health care services as the global population ages and life expectancies continue to increase.***
  • Equal weight portfolio of 23 stocks, including companies such as UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cigna Corp. and Pfizer.
  • Est. Dist. Yield 6.5%**

ZWHC - BMO Covered Call Health Care ETF

Inflation Solution

  • Why buy: Exposure to companies that are directly involved in the food production process. These types of companies can pass on costs to consumers which can serve as a good hedge against inflation.
  • With rising food prices, benefit from long term capital appreciation with targeted exposure to the largest global companies that produce or are involved with the production of necessities.
  • Concentrated portfolio of 30 stocks such as General Mills Inc., Deere & Co. and Archer Daniels Midland Co.
  • MER 0.40%*

ZEAT - BMO Global Agriculture ETF

Inflation Solutions

  • Why buy: With increased interest rates and continued rate hikes in 2022, Treasury-Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are designed to protect against inflation and can be used as a core fixed income holding.
  • U.S. issued bonds backed by the U.S. federal government that pay a fixed interest rate as the bonds’ par value adjusts with the inflation rate.
  • Exposure to flagship U.S. TIPS Index - Bloomberg U.S. Treasury Inflation-Linked Bond Index (Series-L).
  • MER 0.17%*


TIPS.F - BMO US TIPS Index ETF (Hedged Units) 


Retirement Solution

  • Why buy: Pays out 6% annual distribution through a fixed monthly distribution based on NAV.
  • ZGRO has been live for 3 years; past performance is in all systems; this is simply a T6 version.
  • MER 0.20%*

ZGRO.T - BMO Growth ETF (Fixed Percentage Distribution Units)

*Management Expense Ratios (MERs) is an estimate if the fund is less than one year old since the audited MER of the ETF has not gone through a financial reporting period.

**Estimated Distribution Yield was calculated by using the expected annualized distribution yield (which may be based on income, dividends, and option premiums as applicable) of the underlying portfolio and excluding any capital gains from portfolio turnover, less expenses. The distribution rate is based on the starting NAV of $30. Distribution yield is not an indicator of overall performance and will change based on market conditions, NAV fluctuations, and is not guaranteed.

***World Health Organization.

****These T6 units are Fixed Percentage Distribution Units that provide a fixed monthly distribution based on an annual distribution rate of 6%. Distributions may be comprised of net income, net realized capital gains and/​or a return of capital.


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