MONTREAL, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For a second time, National Bank
Direct Brokerage (NBDB) will be acting as an exclusive sponsor of the Biggest Winner contest, presented by Horizons ETFs Management Canada (Horizons ETFs).
Until November 15, 2013, simulation participants will have to grow a
$100,000 fantasy portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETF).
"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.
The participant with the highest yielding portfolio at the end of the
six-week period will be awarded a cash prize of $7,500. The runner-up
will receive $2,500. In addition, the participant with the highest
portfolio growth each week will win $500.
"For this edition, we have redesigned our online simulator to make it
even more user-friendly," said Howard Atkinson, President of Horizons
ETFs. The contest is open to all eligible Canadian residents and they
can trade any of the 72 Horizons ETFs products in a simulated
real-world environment with no cost and no risk."
To sign up for free, and to obtain more information about the contest,
consult the Biggest Winner website. Please note that participants may enter the competition at any
time during the simulation.
National Bank Direct Brokerage makes no representation or guarantee,
whether explicit or implicit, as to the suitability of investing in
exchange-traded funds, or does it endorse the Horizons ETFs Management
(Canada) Inc. or its products.
About National Bank Direct Brokerage
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
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
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SOURCE: National Bank of Canada
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