CALGARY, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC)
has announced the winner of its Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Investing, But Were Afraid To
Ask online contest as part of Investor Education month. Irene Seto of
Calgary is the winner of a BlackBerry® 16GB PlayBook with Wi-Fi.
"Learning how to take care of your money is an important life skill, but
not an easy one to learn. As a young investor, I am always looking for
ways to learn more about investing and saving for my future," said
Seto. "The contest allowed me to ask the questions I wanted to know
about in a friendly and accessible way from qualified, unbiased
Albertans entered the online contest throughout October via Twitter or through an online form found on the ASC website. The goal of the contest was to encourage
Albertans to ask the ASC questions and check out the tools and
resources that the ASC has available to help them make informed
investing decisions. In total, the public submitted 99 eligible
questions ranging in topic from What is short selling? to What are the pros and cons of borrowing money to invest? to How do I research whether an investment company is legitimate?
"We were impressed by the level of detail in the questions we received
as it indicates Albertans are keen to better inform themselves about
investing and how to protect themselves from an unsuitable investment,"
says Tamera Van Brunt, ASC's director of Communications and Investor
Education. "We hope that through the contest, participants became more
familiar with the unbiased investing information that can help them
research any potential investment."
To find out the questions submitted during the contest and the answers
visit the Your Investing Questions page in the For Investors section on the ASC website, www.albertasecurities.com.
The ASC is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the
province's securities laws. It is entrusted to foster a fair and
efficient capital market in Alberta and to protect investors. As a
member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to
improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital
SOURCE Alberta Securities Commission
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