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.
NSSC Blog: Before You Invest
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.
As we said in a previous blog post, a bond is essentially a loan you are making to a company or the government. The bond is secured by the government’s tax base or by a company’s assets. The term on a bond can typically range from a year to 30 years.
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.
A dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) is a plan offered to equity investors that allows them to reinvest their dividend payments instead of receiving it in cash. The dividends are reinvested in additional shares, or in some cases fractions of shares of the underlying equity.
In last week’s blog post on mutual funds and ETFs we mentioned Net Asset Value (NAV). Now a few of our readers want to learn more about it.