Tag Archives: Investors

Key Behavioural Concepts

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There are numerous factors that influence the decisions that people make. Behavioural insights (BI) recognizes this and, through a combination of psychology, economic and more recently other behavioural research, examines how people are often neither deliberate nor rational in their decisions in the way that traditional models, strategies and policies assume. MORE

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Introducing: Investor News and the OSC’s Investor Office

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We’ve been creating a clear mandate and strategy to better help Canadians invest wisely and confidently. Today, we’re proud to reveal the launch of the Investor Office and with it, a new and improved newsletter, Investor News. MORE

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Fund Facts: A tool to help you choose the mutual fund that’s right for you

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If you invest in mutual funds, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are making it easier for you to get key information to make an informed decision before you buy a fund. Fund Facts is a short (up to 4 pages), plainly written document that includes information about cost, performance and risk of a fund. MORE

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Investors: the OSC wants to hear from you

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Next month, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)-will host a series of consultative sessions for investors, and wants to hear from you about the initiatives below. MORE

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Why You Should Avoid Too-Good-To-Be-True Investments

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Lottery tickets, slot machines and other games feed our dreams of riches or financial rescue. Most of us will take a chance on hitting it big if we’re not risking too much money in the process. What’s 10 bucks or so in a bid for lottery fortune? Of course, we know that the odds of hitting the jackpot are tiny in games of chance. But investments are a different matter. MORE

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