Investment Types | TD Direct Investing

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.

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. 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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