HOW TO BUY ETFs

ETFs are funds that trade on an exchange like a stock. They are an easy to use, low cost way to invest your money.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Q. How can I buy iShares ETFs?

A. iShares ETFs can be bought and sold during normal trading hours through your broker or trading platform. To trade iShares ETFs, you can use any online, discount or full-service brokerage account. Your broker/dealer will likely charge their usual commissions or fees.

Q. What exchanges are iShares ETFs traded on?

A. In Canada, iShares ETFs are listed either on the Toronto Stock Exchange or the NEO exchange.

Q. How and when are iShares ETFs traded?

A. They can be traded anytime during normal market trading hours (9:30 AM to 4:00 PM), using all the trading strategies associated with stocks (market, limit and stop orders, for example).

Q. How is the trading price of an ETF determined?

A. The market price of an ETF is expected to be very closely related to the market value of the underlying securities held in the ETF. The value of these underlying securities generally fluctuates throughout the day, which in turn affects the market price of the ETF.

Q. What is the minimum I can invest in ETFs?

A. There is no minimum investment, but you cannot purchase less than 1 share of the ETF.

BUYING iSHARES ETFs CAN BE EASY

ETFs are widely available on most online brokerage accounts and through financial advisors.