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.
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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.
We’ve received a few questions about bonds lately, so over the next three weeks during Investor Education Month we’ll be educating our readers on bonds. This week we’ll look at a few different types of bonds and how they differ from regular bonds that simply collect interest until they mature.
A yield is the income return on an investment. This could include interest or dividends you receive for holding a security. In reports on a stock or a bond you’ll typically find the yield expressed as an annual percentage. This is based on the investment’s cost and current market value.
October 1st kicks off two special events on the investor education calendar. It is the start of IOSCO’s World Investor Week and the beginning of Investor Education Month.
The Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) has been in the news lately, leading to a reader wanting to know more about the organization.
In pop culture you may have heard the term “stock options” bandied about. In TV shows or movies someone gets a job and it’s the best because they get employee stock options. So, in this context what exactly are employee stock options?
Stock options are an incentive that publicly or privately traded companies can offer their employees. It is a contract that gives an employee the right, but not the obligation to purchase shares of a stock at a set price on or before a specific date.