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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 requires you to have an active HSBC Premier chequing account, and maintain combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries of $100,000 or hold a personal HSBC Bank Canada residential mortgage with original amount of $500,000 or greater. Some exclusions apply. A monthly fee will be charged if you do not meet at least one of the eligibility criteria above. For full details regarding eligibility and any fees which may apply please refer to the Personal Service Charges/Statement of Disclosure available at any HSBC Bank Canada branch or online at www.hsbc.ca.

3 HSBC Advance requires you to have an active HSBC Advance chequing account, and maintain combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries of $5,000 or hold personal HSBC Bank Canada residential mortgage with original amount of $150,000 or greater. Some exclusions apply. A monthly fee will be charged if you do not meet at least one of the conditions above. For full details regarding any fees which may apply please refer to the Personal Service Charges/Statement of Disclosure available at any HSBC Bank Canada branch or online at www.hsbc.ca.

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

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