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Investment Types

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Stocks or Equities

Actively manage your online investments through stocks or equities

  • Own part of a publicly traded Canadian or U.S. company
  • Benefit from potentially collecting dividends and the potential for shares to appreciate in value.

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ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)

Purchase bundled assets with one ETF transaction

  • Diversify across the market without buying individual stocks
  • View prices in real-time during the day

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Mutual Funds

Invest in a group of securities that are actively managed by professionals

  • Buy into different industry sectors without having to pick individual stocks
  • Diversify according to your personal investment strategy

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Fixed Income

Get steady, pre-determined payments with a fixed rate of return

  • Invest in the money market, bonds, or fixed income GICs
  • A stable stream of income with a variety of maturity options

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Receive a guaranteed amount at the end of each GIC's term

  • Purchase GICs online from any TD Direct Investing account
  • Choose from multiple interest payment options

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Buy or sell a contract to trade an underlying security at a pre-set price

  • Potentially earn from an underlying asset's movement in price
  • Discover the benefits as well as the risks

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Participate in New Issues with ease

  • Enjoy 24-hour access to New Issues Centre
  • Review New Issue offerings and place 'Expressions of Interest'

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  • Building Your Investing Know-How

    Choose your own pace to view TD Direct Investing's interactive self-guided learning that's available for any level.

  • Common Investment Types

    Stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, bonds, GICs – what's the difference? Watch our video to learn more about these common investment products as you explore how to start investing.

  • Things to Consider Before You Start Investing

    Want to learn how to start investing, but unsure how it will fit into your life and overall financial picture? Watch our video to learn about some factors you might want to consider before you begin investing.

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