What is investing?

Investing involves putting your money into an investment vehicle that holds the potential to give you interest and/or growth. Investments are as diverse as GICs, mutual funds,* or high-interest savings accounts.

Investing is great for medium to long-term financial goals or when you want your money to work for you.

Many people invest in the stock market, where you can buy partial ownership of a company and get benefits like profits given out in dividends, or an increase in value of the company through an increase in its stock price.

Looking to get started with investing? Our Advice+ investing guide will take you through the basics.

*Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed or insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government deposit insurer, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated.

Last updated April 19, 2023