Automation is affecting many industries and investment is no exception. You may have heard about robo-advisers on the news or online when researching your investment options. The word robo-advisers makes it sounds like your giving your money to robots to invest. That’s not far off actually.
NSSC Blog: Before You Invest
The first week of October is a busy week for investor education. Not only is October Investor Education Month, but Oct 2-9 is also the first annual World Investor Week.
Throughout World Investor Week keep an eye on our Twitter feed and our blog for investment information you can use on choosing an adviser, the client-adviser relationship, robo-advisers, the new binary options ban and more.
The Community Economic and Development Fund (CEDIF) was launched in Nova Scotia in 1999 as a way for Nova Scotian’s to invest in local enterprises. Under the CEDIF program Nova Scotia residents can invest in local enterprises and may receive a tax credit for their investment.
An Exchange-Traded Fund, or ETF as they are commonly known, are an investment fund traded on a stock exchange that holds assets such as stocks, commodities or bonds which track an index or specialize in a specific sector such as technology.
An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the process involved to take a business public to sell securities such as shares.
When the media are reporting on the markets you’ll often hear them use the terms Bear Market or Bull Market. If you don’t know what either of those terms means in reference to what the market is doing, it won’t help you as an investor. Let’s clear the air by defining both.
If you think the only stock exchange in Canada is the Toronto Stock Exchange, you’re missing more than a few. Currently there are eight stock exchanges registered in Canada and each is just a little different.
A cease trade order, or CTO as is commonly referred to, is a sanction available to the Nova Scotia Securities Commission when companies or individuals violate securities laws.
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) using cryptocurrencies are a new way for businesses to raise capital.
Cryptocurrencies are online currencies that have their own monetary value but are not tied to a country or bank. They run on a distributed public ledger also called a blockchain which is a decentralized record of all transactions by currency holders. The most popular and known cryptocurrency is BitCoin, but there many others including Ethereum and Ripple.