Investor Education

Want to learn to invest? Start here

The TD Direct Investing Learning Centre offers extensive online resources to help build confidence with self-directed investing. Within WebBroker and the TD app, clients have free access to:

  • Curated videos and learning tools
  • Choose your own path from our extensive library of video lessons
  • Straightforward explanations -from investing basics to advanced techniques
  • Daily live, interactive Master Classes

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Trading education for every investor

How-to videos, platform tours, and online classes to help get you started.
Register for a free introductory Master Class

Choose your path

  • Convenient: Our structured Learning Paths make it easy to pick educational topics that would be relevant to your unique interests as you learn to invest.
  • Make it your own: Check out our extensive library of course materials and choose what you want to learn about.
  • Grow your investing knowledge: Learning Paths are curated video lessons and can help you progressively build your investing knowledge from foundational learning to advanced topics
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Learn your way, at your pace

Build your confidence in our platforms and your investing knowledge. Join us for our daily live, online workshops.

  1. Designed for small groups, where you can see the instructor’s screen for an interactive learning experience

  2. You guide the learning. Once the topic is introduced, the session is driven by questions from the class

  3. Ready to sign up? Look for Master Class schedules and registration under the Learn tab in WebBroker

  4. Not a client yet?  We offer live online tours every week. Register now!

Participate with knowledgeable instructors and industry specialists to help build your investing skills.

  1. New live webinars every month. Topics range from introductory sessions on basic concepts and platform tools, to specialized sessions on advanced concepts such as using market reports, advanced order types, and options trading

  2. Live, interactive, instructor-led sessions help you to get the most out of each webinar

  3. Multilingual webinars, available in English, French, Cantonese, and Mandarin

  4. Archived webinars. Gain access to archived courses on demand

A structured learning experience

  1. Convenient. We make it easy for you to select what you want to learn about.

  2. Create your own path. Choose what you want to learn about from our extensive library of course materials

  3. Grow your knowledge. Learning Paths are curated video lessons and can help you progressively build your investing knowledge from foundational learning to advanced topics

Get user-friendly instructions to help you invest confidently.

  1. Learning Centre: Build your investing knowledge through our live, interactive sessions or by viewing our expanding library of online videos

  2. Learn anytime: Whether you’re a new investor or just want to brush up on your skills, take advantage of our inventory of video lessons:

  3. New to investing? These lessons will help you get started by covering foundational concepts on investing in Canadian and US markets

  4. New to TD Direct Investing? Learn how to maximize your WebBroker experience as we take a deeper dive into its extensive features

  • The word 'recession' can strike fear for many investors, even though they are a normal part of any economic cycle. Here's what the term recession really means.

  • As an investing tactic, 'buying the dip' can make a lot of sense, but it can also be more complex and riskier than many investors give it credit for. Is buying the dip right for you?

  • Learn about the various aspects of investing in Silver ETFs and see why they make a convenient option for investors.

  • Did you know that there's a more convenient way to invest in gold? Learn about Gold ETFs and see what makes them a popular investment option for investors. 

  • Discover the various challenges faced by women in investing and learn ways to build financial security as a female investor.

  • Learn more about margin trading and understand the risks involved. See why some investors trade on margin and explore important factors to consider before using this strategy.

  • Review the features and attributes of the best trading platforms in Canada for self-directed investors. Start building your portfolio with a platform that lets you do more.

  • If market history is any guide, what goes down may eventually come up. When markets rise over a prolonged period, it's known as a bull market.

  • The old adage of what goes down tends also to come up may apply to bear markets, when investor optimism turns sharply pessimistic. Here's what investors should know about investing during a market downturn.

  • The option to buy a security at a set price can allow investors to speculate on the future price of an investment. The strategy comes with significant risk. Here's what you need to know.

  • Investors use put options to manage risk and even make money in a down market. But the strategies come with significant risk and are not for every trader. Here's what you need to know.

  • The excitement to make a large amount of money in a short period of time has driven many investors to buy into meme stocks. Before you make like an ape and go bananas, here's what you should know.

  • Looking for the top stocks to buy? Discover tools that can help you find the most popular stocks.

  • Understand the basics of Bollinger Bands and MACDs. Explore their benefits and see how they help traders and investors discover opportunities.

  • Learn more about Pre-Market and After-Hours Trading and the risks involved. Explore concepts like liquidity, volatility and more.

  • Learn more about Dollar Cost Averaging and how it may help minimize risk. Discover how this strategy can help you   take advantage of fluctuating share prices.

  • Are Exchange-Traded Funds and Mutual Funds the same thing? Not exactly. Here are some key things any beginner investor should know about these popular investments.

  • Learn about P/E Ratio and how it helps in stock valuation.

  • Learn about investing in RESPs and see how they can be invaluable when it comes to saving for your child's education.

  • Learn about the benefits of investing in RESPs. See how these registered plans are helping Canadians save for higher education.

  • Learn about equity and how it can help shareholders in fundamental analysis. See why it is one of the most important pieces of data when it comes to evaluating a company's financial health.

  • Learn more about stock quotes and how they help investors through key data points.

  • Here are some of the key things you need to know about buying and selling stocks as a beginner. Stock market investing isn't necessarily as complicated as it may seem.

  • Learn how to create a balanced ETF portfolio using WebBroker. Find low-cost ETFs that are a perfect fit for your investment goals.

  • Are penny stocks a sound investment? Here's what to consider when trading and investing in penny stocks.

  • Discover the benefits of investing in SPACs or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. See why SPACs have gained popularity in recent years.

  • Can Capital Gains Tax actually be a good thing? Can it be reduced or avoided? Understanding this tax can help you stay on the right path.

  • Learn more about tax loss harvesting and its potential as a strategy to offset taxable capital gains.

  • Your guide to day trading – the practice of buying and selling a security multiple times within the same day. See how day traders use short-term volatility to their advantage.

  • Learn about the Home Buyers' Plan and how it can help you leverage your RRSP for a down payment on your first home.

  • Is there a difference between a stockbroker and an online brokerage? If you want to learn more about the difference between a stockbroker and online brokers, this article may be for you.

  • Discover the many ways you can invest with a TFSA and work towards both short-term and long-term goals.

  • Understanding your TFSA contribution room so you can make your savings and investments grow tax-free.

  • Short selling? Shorting a stock? What are the types of strategies? Do I need a margin account? How does all this work? Interested in learning more? Then read on.

  • Investing in dividend stocks may be considered as part of the goal to building long-term wealth. If you are interested in learning more about dividend stocks, this article may be helpful.

  • Stocks are a popular form of investing these days. It helps to understand how to buy stocks before deciding whether or not investing in stocks is right for you.

  • Does the thought of investing in the stock market scare you? Learn the basics about how the stock market works and how you can start investing on your own.

  • This article will help you understand how to invest your money on your own, learn about the different investment accounts, and types of investments.

  • An Initial Public Offering, or IPO, is a private company's first offering of new stock to the investing public. Learn what an IPO is, how it works, how to find new IPOs online, and more.

  • What is an RRSP and what's different about a self-directed RRSP? Discover how investing in a self-directed RRSP may help you save for retirement and defer tax as you manage multiple investments.

  • Many Canadians may not have saved enough for retirement. Here are 5 reasons why making an RRSP contribution in 2020-21 may be more important than ever.

Open an account online – it's fast and easy

Whether you're new to self-directed investing or an experienced trader, we welcome you. 

  • Apply online

    It's easy to open a cash, margin, RSP, or TFSA account.

  • Call us

    We're here for you. Monday to Friday, 7 am to 9 pm ET

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  • Book an appointment

    Let's chat, face-to-face at a TD location convenient to you.

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