CIBC poll finds more self-directed investors are including
exchange-traded funds in their investment portfolio
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is introducing, effective today, commission-free
online trading on almost 2,000 ETFs until March 31, 2015 for all CIBC
Investor's Edge clients. For all other online equity trades, CIBC
Investor's Edge clients will continue to pay the low flat-rate
commission of only $6.95.
"CIBC is continuing to make online trading more accessible for
Canadians," says Marybeth Jordan, Managing Director and Head, CIBC
Investor's Edge. "Many investors review and re-balance their
investments during RRSP season, and this winter break from ETF trading
commissions will help keep their trading costs low."
A recent CIBC poll found that among the investors surveyed, ETFs now
comprise 10 per cent of self-directed investors' portfolios, compared to 3 per cent a decade ago.
"ETFs have expanded investment choices for investors and become one of
Canada's fastest-growing investment vehicles," said Ms. Jordan. "The
findings from our recent poll tell us that more self-directed investors
are including ETFs as a key component of their investment portfolio."
Clients can visit the CIBC Investor's Edge ETF Centre to search ETFs and access detailed fund information and expert
In addition to commission-free ETFs and $6.95 flat-fee pricing, CIBC
Investor's Edge offers other ways to save including:
No administration fees on RESPs and TFSAs
No additional charges on more than 2,000 mutual funds
No-fee dividend reinvestment plan
Offer includes 1900 eligible ETFs; applies only to online trades and
excludes leveraged ETFs. Minimum $100 order (in the currency of the
trade). See full offer details.
All CIBC Investor's Edge clients pay $6.95 CAD or USD per online
electronic equity trade. Trade options for an additional $1.25 per
options contract. For full details, please visit the CIBC Investor's Edge Fees and Commissions page.
From September 19 to September 22, 2014, an online survey was conducted
among 1,503 randomly selected Canadian adults who are decision makers
for their discount brokerage or direct investing accounts and who also
are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been statistically
weighted according to region and gender. Discrepancies in or between
totals are due to rounding.
About CIBC Investor's Edge
CIBC Investor's Edge provides its clients with exceptional service,
support and value. Clients benefit from online and telephone access to
their accounts, and can trade on-the-go with the CIBC Mobile Brokerage
App. CIBC Investor's Edge offers clients a wide range of accounts and
investments, including stocks, ETFs, fixed income instruments, options,
GICs and over 2,000 mutual funds, as well as online planning tools, and
robust research and education resources.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with
nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our
three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth
Management and Wholesale Banking - CIBC offers a full range of products
and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network,
branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States
and around the world. You can find other news releases and information
about CIBC in our Media Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.
SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
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