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Canadian Equity Market

This course provides an introduction to Canadian equity markets. It primarily focuses on the workings of the Toronto Stock Exchange. It examines the regulators, indexes and types of securities in the market and also general trading practices, market conventions and clearing and settlement procedures.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    List the stock exchanges, market regulators, stock indexes and types of security in the Canadian market

    State the issuing procedures and listing requirements

    for equities in Canada

    Describe trading operations and market conventions for Canadian equities

    Explain how clearing and settlement procedures are organized in Canada

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Stock Indexes

    S&P/TSX 60 Index

    S&P/TSX Composite Index

    S&P/TSX MidCap Index

    S&P/TSX SmallCap Index

    S&P/TSX Capped Indexes

    S&P/TSX Canadian Sector Indexes

    Topic 2: Market Conventions

    Stock Prices in decimals

    Stocks are traded in registered form

    Commissions are freely negotiable

    Non-resident investors subject to withholding tax of 25%

    Minimum Price

    o Share price < CAD 0.50=CAS 0.005

    o Share price >= CAD 050=CAD 0.01

    Topic 3: Types of Security

    Common Stock

    Preferred Stock

    Restricted Stick

    Exchange Traded Funds

    Topic 4: Stock Exchanges

    Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)

    TSX Venture Exchange

    Topic 5: Clearing & Settlement

    T + 3

    Canadian Depository for Securities

    Continuous Net Settlement System

    Topic 6: Trading Procedures

    TSX Markets

    POSIT Canada

    Iceberg Order Support

    Topic 7: Issuing Procedures

    Public Offering

    Topic 8: Listing Requirements

    Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)

    o Domestic Companies

    o Foreign Companies

    TSX Centre Exchange

    o Tier 1- Senior Tax

    o Tier 2- Junior Tax

    o Tier 3- Special Purpose Tier

    Topic 9: Market Regulator’s

    Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA)

    Market Regulation Services Inc. (RS)

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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