Self-Directed Investing

When you want to be fully engaged in the investment process rather than letting someone else do it on your behalf, you can achieve this with self-directed investing. Take control by building a portfolio of a range of assets in the North American market.

Regardless of the goals you want to achieve from investing, you can put together a portfolio that will give you generous rewards for a low cost. By considering whether you want to invest on a long- or short-term basis, you can invest in ETFs, stocks, mutual funds, and even precious metals amongst other options in a way that suits your objectives. 

How to get a self-directed investing account

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Self-Directed Investing Explained

There are no fees for opening a self-directed investing account or annually for an RRSP or TFSA account, but there are fees involved when you make a trade. However, ETFs can be bought free from commission.   

Yes. Our website comprises a range of tools that can help you with trading and to learn more about the process. 

Self-directed investment allows you to undertake trades yourself, whereas a broker would act on your behalf with a managed portfolio. 

As with any type of investment, there are no guarantees and the value of investments can go down as well as up. However, with careful consideration of the markets and management of your portfolio, the risk can be limited. In addition, we have experts on staff who can assist you, if required.  

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