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Equities

Equity investments usually refers to buying and holding of shares of stock on a stock market by individuals and/or firms in anticipation of income from and dividends and capital gains as well as stock increases.

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With TD Direct Investing, you can buy or sell equities listed on every major market in North America and many of the major markets across the globe. Equity investments available through TD Direct Investing include common stock, options, preferred stock, rights and warrants.

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Mutual Funds

A mutual fund is a portfolio of bonds, stocks, or other investable assets, such as, money market products, that are selected and managed by a professional on behalf of many investors, like yourself. Mutual funds are useful tools for diversifying your portfolio without having to select specific securities.

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Low Cost Solutions

D-Series is a low cost series available on certain TD Mutual Funds to self-directed investors through TD Direct Investing. Choose from a wide selection of funds, across various asset classes, geographic regions and sectors, to complement your portfolio.

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Index Investing Solutions

Index Funds are one inexpensive way to add the investment potential of stock and bond markets to your portfolio. Use Index Funds to track the market and replicate the returns of one or more equity or bond indices.

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Broad Range of Cash Flow Solutions

Access a number of TD Mutual Funds to help you generate tax-efficient cash flow. Check out our H-Series Cash Flow Solutions.

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Tax Efficient Solutions

Find tax-efficient mutual fund solutions that can help you defer within your non-registered investments. Check out:

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Analyst Choice Funds

Analysts’ Choice Funds (ACF) are an exclusive list of expertly chosen funds. Compiled by a dedicated team of analysts at TD Direct Investing, this list of mutual funds stands out from their peers in terms of above-average historical performance.

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Labour Sponsored Investment Funds

Labour Sponsored Investment Funds (LSIFs) are corporations sponsored by labour organizations designed to invest in small and mid-size Canadian businesses. A typical LSIF investor holds a diversified portfolio of small to mid-size companies, and may specialize in certain sectors, such as biotechnology or information technology.

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are investment funds that trade on a stock exchange, much like stocks, and can be readily bought and sold throughout the day. For the self-directed investor seeking diversification and control over their portfolio, ETFs can be a simplified way to gain exposure to broad markets or specific market sectors.

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ETFs can be bought and sold on the exchange during market hours, giving you more flexibility if you’re seeking opportunities throughout the day. You can easily access third-party ETFs, as well as our own line-up of passive ETFs available through TD Direct Investing.

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Options

If you are an experienced investor looking for more sophisticated investment strategies, you may be interested in option trading.

Long Options are contracts that give you the right but not the obligation to buy or sell a security, such as stocks, for a fixed price within a specific period of time.

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We offer low commissions and contract fees plus fast, accurate execution of option orders on U.S. and Canadian exchanges. For approved clients, we can also accommodate various types of potential option strategies including covered call writing, spreads and other multi-legged strategies.

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Fixed Income Investments

Fixed income investment describes a group of investments that provide a fixed-rate return for a set period of time with principal protection and potential for a higher rate of return.

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Government and Corporate Bonds

Through TD Direct Investing, you can buy and sell a variety of Government of Canada, provincial government and corporate bonds as new issues or on the secondary market, in denominations as low as $5,000. We also offer strip bonds, zero coupon bonds, new issues, municipals, Eurobonds, U.S. bonds and U.S. Treasuries. Canada Savings Bonds and Provincial Savings Bonds are offered during campaign periods.

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National Housing Act Mortgage-Backed Securities

NHA (National Housing Act) Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) are guaranteed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC); a crown corporation whose obligations and guarantees represents a direct obligation of the Government of Canada. As such, NHA MBS offer investors safety, liquidity, competitive yields and the convenience of monthly income.

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Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) are a type of mortgage-backed security on commercial rather than residential real estate. Unlike the mortgages backing a NHA MBS, the underlying commercial mortgages in a CMBS are not guaranteed.

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Money Market Instruments

Money Market instruments connect investors who want to earn competitive rates on their investments with governments and companies that need short-term financing. Money market instruments are short-term promissory notes, much like an “IOU” which matures from 1 to 18 months. They include Government of Canada and Provincial treasury bills (T-Bills), banker’s acceptances and commercial paper. Available through WebBroker, the Fixed Income Centre allows you to buy and sell bonds, mortgage-backed securities and money market securities online.

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Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) & Term Deposits

Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) and Term Deposits are a safe way to save money because your initial investment (principal) is protected. And depending on the type of GIC you choose, you may earn a guaranteed rate of return for the term of your investment.

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TD Direct Investing offers a wide selection of GICs and Term Deposits issued by our growing range of participating institutions and our affiliates within TD. These products include features such as escalating guaranteed rates, access to your funds, regular income, variable and index-linked returns. You can diversify among these many types of GIC/Term products to access all the benefits they afford.

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Precious Metals Certificates

You can buy and sell gold and silver certificates just as conveniently as making traditional stock market trades. You may place either a market order or a limit order for a precious metal certificate. (Orders below 500 oz. Gold and 10,000 oz. Silver will be market orders only).

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We can help you diversify your investment portfolio with precious metal certificates. TD Direct Investing makes it easy to buy and sell precious metal certificates, for products like gold and silver. For more details on Precious Metal Certificates, call TD Direct Investing at 1.800.465.5463


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Convenient Automated Services

TD Direct Investing offers you a number of convenient services to help you simplify saving, build your portfolio and generate income streams, no matter your level of investment knowledge or experience.