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Access major stock markets with Equities & ETFs

Build your savings with higher potential returns over the long-term. Investing in Equities and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) may also help you pay less income tax, as your dividends and capital gains are taxed at a lower rate than interest income.

Investors should carefully consider each investment in the context of their individual risk tolerance and return objectives.

The importance of Equities

Equities (stocks or shares) give you the right as a partial owner to share in the potential profits of a public company. Ownership of stock allows you to earn potential income from a successful business in two ways:

  • Receive a portion of the business profit in the form of dividends
  • Realize a profit when you sell your shares at a higher price than the price at which they were bought

However gains from Equities are not guaranteed – a company is under no legal obligation to pay dividends and a company’s shares will fluctuate in value.

Why choose ETFs?

ETFs combine elements of equities, mutual funds, and index investing. They trade on an exchange with the same simplicity and liquidity of an individual stock, and can yield the same return on investment (ROI) as its correlating index (typically a securities index).

ETFs are an investment with key advantages for active traders

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Rates and Commissions

HSBC InvestDirect is a division of HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of, but separate entity from, HSBC Bank Canada. HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

1 International Equity trades made online, excluding Hong Kong, and all international trades placed on the phone qualify for the International Equities trade discount. Subject to minimum commission.

2 HSBC Premier eligibility requires you to have an active Premier chequing account and maintain a $100,000 balance in combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries. Please refer to the Personal Service Charges/Statement of Disclosure for fees which may apply.

3 The HSBC Advance package is comprised of four products — HSBC Advance Chequing account, High Rate Savings Account (additional fees may apply), HSBC Advance MasterCard® and access to a personal line of credit. The HSBC Advance Chequing, MasterCard and personal line of credit are subject to credit adjudication and approval. The monthly minimum balance for HSBC Advance is $25,000 CAD in combined personal deposit and/ or investments with HSBC Bank Canada or its subsidiaries. A monthly fee of $25 will be applied if your balance is below $25,000 CAD. New customers have three months from the date of account opening to consolidate the $25,000 CAD minimum balance without incurring the monthly fee. Customers who have moved to Canada within the past three years (proof of landed immigrant, foreign worker or residency status is required) have 12 months from the date of account opening to consolidate the $25,000 CAD minimum balance without incurring the monthly fee. HSBC Advance requires you to have an active HSBC Advance Chequing account. When applicable, the $25 monthly fee will be debited from your HSBC Advance Chequing account. The HSBC Advance package includes Telephone and Personal Internet Banking withdrawals, bill payments, pre-authorized debits, Interac®* payments , cheques and unlimited deposits and withdrawals from any HSBC Bank Canada and THE EXCHANGE®** ATMs. Transaction fees will be charged for other services not included in the package, please refer to the Advance MasterCard® Rates & Fees as well as the Personal Service Charges brochure. If you do not wish to apply for the HSBC Advance suite of products, similar products are available separately by calling 1.888.310.4722 or visit a branch.
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®3 THE EXCHANGE. User licensed in Canada by FICANEX Services Limited partnership on behalf of Fiserv EFT.

4 Based on qualified trades. Available on online trades on North American markets. Subject to conditions.

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