NSSC Blog: Before You Invest

Interest rates and investing

Interest rates have been in the news again lately as the Bank of Canada recently announced it will continue to hold rates steady, but may cut rates later this year. Nova Scotians have been in a high interest rate environment for a few years now. If interest rates do begin to decline, what does that mean for investors?

What is AI Washing?

Earlier this year the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) fined two companies for engaging in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Washing. The two companies were fined a combined $400,000 for the making false and misleading statements about their purported use of AI.

Regulatory Review: February – April

Our latest regulatory review looks at all regulatory releases and notices issued by the Nova Scotia Securities Commission (the Commission) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) since February. In case you missed any of the releases or notices issued over that time here’s a quick rundown on what they meant for issuers and investors and links to the documents, where you can find the full details.

Precious metals scams

Fraud prevention month may have just ended, but our fraud warnings haven’t. During fraud prevention month the Nova Scotia Securities Commission shared warnings and information about impersonation scams, registered professional crypto trader scams, and fraudulent crypto trading websites. This week we’re warning investors about precious metals investment scams.