Stocks, Bonds & ETFs

A helping hand investing in the market.

If you want to invest your funds in the market with ETFs*, stocks* or bonds*, Credential Securities at Cambrian has a full team of financial advisors available to help you create a portfolio. They'll work with you to choose the right options for your situation and can help you build a full plan to prepare for retirement. Or if you prefer to buy your investments yourself, our online brokerage partner Qtrade Investor lets you manage your investments independently online, or Virtual Wealth provides you with a professionally managed, low-cost portfolio to match your personal goals, timeline and risk tolerance.

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)


An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is a security that is listed and traded on a stock exchange, similar to a stock. ETFs are made up of a mixture of securities such as stocks, bonds, commodities etc and typically track the performance of an index or a certain market area.

  • Trades on an exchange like a stock
  • Made up of a variety of securities
  • Track the performance of an index or market area
  • Typically have lower fees than mutual funds 



Stocks are securities that give you ownership in a corporation, offering greater potential return when a company does well through capital appreciation and dividend payments, but greater potential risk as well. Stocks offer a wide variety of investment options, including common and preferred shares.



Companies and governments issue bonds to the public to raise capital to fund their projects with a set repayment date. Bonds may offer lower risk than stocks, but usually a lower return as well. 

*Online brokerage services are offered through Qtrade Investor. Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Credential Securities. Qtrade Investor and Credential Securities are divisions of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Credential Securities is a registered mark owned by Aviso Wealth Inc. VirtualWealth is a trade name of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc., Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.