Horizons ETFs and National Bank Direct Brokerage Team Up to Sponsor
Popular ETF Contest
TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. ("Horizons ETFs") and National Bank Direct Brokerage ("NBDB") are pleased to announce the launch of the third Biggest Winner
Trading Competition, a free simulated investment contest that provides
Canadian investors with the opportunity to learn about exchange traded
funds (ETFs) in a risk-free environment and to compete for cash prizes.
Nearly 3,000 Canadians participated in the previous two Biggest Winner
Trading Competitions. Eligible registrants may open a fantasy brokerage
account, which receives CDN $100,000 in notional fantasy funds (no
actual money will be involved). Registrants can use these notional
fantasy funds to make simulated purchases and sales of the 72 ETFs
offered in Canada by Horizons ETFs and its affiliates at market prices,
anytime throughout the regular trading day.
Starting at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 7, 2013, the Biggest Winner Trading
Competition will run for six weeks until 4:00 p.m. ET on November 15,
2013. Registration will be open throughout the competition. There will
be a grand prize of $7,500 for the competitor with the highest six-week
cumulative return. $2,500 will be awarded to the runner-up, and six
weekly prizes of $500 each will be offered for the six best single
"Each time we run this contest, it gets bigger and better," said Howard Atkinson, President of Horizons ETFs. "This time around, we've completely redesigned the online simulator to
make it more user-friendly, and we've extended the periods of both the
competition's trading and registration. All eligible Canadian Residents
are welcome to register and try their hand at ETF investing in a
simulated real-world environment with no cost and no risk."
NBDB will once again be the exclusive sponsor of the Biggest Winner
"ETFs are increasingly popular on financial markets, and simulations
provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about them. Using
simulations is also a risk-free way for independent investors to test
out their investment skills. For those who want to be even more
prepared, NBDB offers seminars and webinars that specifically cover
ETFs," stated NBDB President Nancy Paquet.
Horizons ETFs offers a broad family of 72 ETFs that provide exposure to
a range of asset classes and markets, including the largest suite of
leveraged, inverse and actively managed ETFs in Canada.
These ETFs include potential investment solutions for a variety of
market conditions and investment objectives. There are plain-vanilla
index ETFs offering exposure to broad markets or specific industry
sectors. For tactical traders, there are leveraged, inverse and
For investors seeking to potentially improve risk-adjusted returns,
there are actively managed ETFs sub-advised by some of Canada's leading
portfolio managers in asset classes such as fixed income and
"We're passionate about helping investors achieve their investment goals," said Mr. Atkinson. "Whether you're looking for market returns delivered by an innovative
index ETF or the added value of active management or alternative
investments, Horizons ETFs strives to offer solutions for every
To register for The Biggest Winner Trading Competition, or to read full
contest rules and details, as well as ETF educational materials, please
visit The Biggest Winner 3 website at http://thebiggestwinner.stocktrak.com/home.aspx.
About National Bank Direct Brokerage (www.nbdb.ca)
National Bank Direct Brokerage is a wholly owned subsidiary of National
Bank of Canada. National Bank Direct Brokerage offers no advice and
makes no investment recommendations. The client alone is responsible
for the financial consequences of his or her investment decisions.
National Bank Direct Brokerage is a member of the Canadian Investor
About National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca)
With $187 billion in assets as at July 31, 2013, National Bank of Canada
(www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading
integrated financial groups, and was named among the 20 strongest banks
in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. The Bank has close to
20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its
securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow
the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its
extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.
About Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (www.HorizonsETFs.com)
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and its affiliate AlphaPro
Management Inc. are innovative financial services companies offering
the Horizons ETFs family of exchange traded funds. The Horizons ETFs
family includes a broadly diversified range of investment tools with
solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their
investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. With
approximately $3.9 billion in assets under management and 72 ETFs
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Horizons ETFs family makes up
one of the largest families of ETFs in Canada. Horizons ETFs Management
(Canada) Inc. and AlphaPro Management Inc. are members of the Mirae
Asset Global Investments Group.
SOURCE: Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc.
For further information:
Howard Atkinson, President, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
(416) 777-5167 or firstname.lastname@example.org