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The Nova Scotia Securities Commission regulates activities involving securities and derivatives that occur in Nova Scotia or that involve Nova Scotian residents.    

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission protects investors from activities that undermine investor confidence in the fairness and efficiency of Nova Scotia capital markets, while fostering capital development and  formation.

Become an informed investor by reading through this section to learn about each of the Commission branches and how we protect Nova Scotia investors.

  • Want to report a complaint, suspicious activity or an investment scam involving Nova Scotia residents or activities occuring in Nova Scotia? Contact Enforcement
  • Have a question about a Nova Scotia company or investment product? Contact Corporate Finance.
  • Haev a question or concern about a financial adviser in Nova Scotia? Contact Compliance.
  • Check to see if your adviser in registered in Nova Scotia. Use the Registration Database.

The Commission provides free unbiased information. We do not provide financial or legal advice.

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Question of the Week: What is dollar cost averaging?

Dollar cost averaging is an investment strategy where an investor divides the total amount to be invested over periodic purchases at specific times. This strategy is an attempt to reduce the risk and impact of volatility and avoids trying to time the market. The investor’s purchases take place at regular intervals no matter the asset’s price.