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.

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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. 

Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Credential Securities Inc.  Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments.  Please read the prospectus before investing.  Unless otherwise stated, mutual funds, other securities and cash balances are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer that insures deposits in credit unions. Mutual funds and other securities are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Credential Securities Inc. is a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

*Online brokerage services are offered through Qtrade Investor, a division of Qtrade Securities Inc. Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.