An investor can short sell almost any asset or financial instrument. To make explaining short selling easier we’re going to talk about how short selling works when it comes to stocks.
NSSC Blog: Before You Invest
Do you have trouble understanding what fees you’re paying on your investments? Maybe you don’t know your loads from your commissions. Maybe you’re one of the many investors who don’t know that they pay any fees at all. Unfortunately, yes those people do exist.
A clearing house is a third party that acts as a go-between for buyers and sellers in financial markets. They facilitate the exchange of payments involving securities or derivatives transactions. Clearing houses are also responsible for settling trading accounts, clearing trades, collecting and maintaining margin monies, regulating delivery, and reporting trading data.
November is Financial Literacy Month!
Throughout the month our Twitter feed and Before You Invest Blog will be sharing new posts and information on clearing houses, short selling, and CEDIFs, as well as resharing evergreen content on equities, getting stared in investing, bonds, RESPs and risk. We’ll also be debuting our new online guide on Understanding Investment Fees.
Also be on the lookout for a new campaign from the CSA on ETF Facts.
A bond fun, simply put, is a mutual fund that invests solely in bonds and other debt instruments. This may include government, corporate municipal or convertible bonds and debt instruments such as mortgage-backed securities.
Junk bond is another term that seems to be used a lot despite the fact most people have no idea what it means.
Tomorrow marijuana use becomes legal in Canada. The changing of the laws around marijuana have led to the creation of a new industry and many new companies in Canada, and beyond our borders. This in-turn has led to many advisers and investors seeing a new investment opportunity.
October is the launch of our 2018 Student Connections campaign. Throughout the school year we’ll be visiting universities, colleges and high schools across Nova Scotia to deliver presentations on informed investing.