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Money Market

Money Market investments are ways for governments and corporations to raise capital. These short-term investments (up to 12 months) have a fixed rate of return held to maturity. That means you’ll know how much your investment will yield at the end of your term. Plus, your funds remain liquid so you have easy access to your money. Money market investments are sold at a "discount" to the "par" (maturity) value. The difference between the discounted price and the par value amount is the interest received on the investment.

What are the benefits of TD Money Market investments?

1. Competitive rates

Get fixed rates of return that may be higher than traditional savings accounts.

2. Short terms

Terms of Money Market investments are up to 12 months.

3. Liquidity

Maintain easy access to your money during the term of your investment.

TD Money Market investments

Take a look at the Money Market options available to you.

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Explore your TD Money Market investment options today
  • Visit any TD Canada Trust Branch
  • Or call 1-866-222-3456 to discuss your options

A Money Market investment is a good option if you’re looking to save for:

Short-term

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Consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

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TD helps you reach your savings goals

At TD you have a wide range of Money Market investments that can help you reach your short-term savings goals. With predictable returns, you can save toward a car or a down payment for your new home while your funds remain liquid.

What types of TD Money Market investments are available?

  • Government of Canada Treasury Bills (T-Bills)

    Government of Canada Treasury Bills offer a client security as they are fully guaranteed by the federal government. Principal and interest is a direct obligation of the Government of Canada, no matter how much you invest. Government of Canada T-Bills are available in U.S. dollars as well as Canadian dollars, and both are considered Canadian content within your RSP/RRIF.

    The highlights:
    • Safest Canadian investments available in Canada, regardless of the size of the investment
    • Fully guaranteed principal and return if held to maturity
    • High degree of liquidity
    • Can be sold at market value at any time
    • Low minimum investment required
    • RSP/RRIF eligible through TD Waterhouse
    • U.S. dollar-denominated investments are considered Canadian content for RSP purposes

    Dollars to Invest/Time Horizon:
    • Minimum investment (at face value) is $5,000 for one month to one year
    • Available in Canadian and U.S. dollars
    Risk/Return:
    • Every aspect of the investment is guaranteed by the Government of Canada, regardless of the size of the investment.
    Liquidity:
    • Highly liquid; may be sold at any time, with settlement within one business day
    Income:
    • Earnings are distributed at maturity

    Explore your TD Money Market investment options today
    • Visit any TD Canada Trust Branch
    • Or call 1-866-222-3456 to discuss your options
  • Government Guaranteed Commercial Paper

    Government Guaranteed Commercial Paper investments are short-term promissory notes issued by Crown Corporations (e.g. the Canadian Wheat Board, The Federal Business Development Bank) and fully guaranteed by the Government of Canada, no matter how much you invest. They offer the same high quality as Government of Canada T-Bills, but pay a slightly higher rate of return. Many Crown Corporations issue commercial paper denominated in U.S. as well as Canadian dollars, and both are considered Canadian content within your RSP/RRIF.

    The highlights:
    • Highest guarantee of principal available of any investment sold in Canada, regardless of the size of the investment
    • Fully guaranteed principal and return if held to maturity
    • Higher yielding than Government of Canada T-Bills
    • High degree of liquidity
    • Can be sold at market value at any time
    • RSP/RRIF eligible through TD Waterhouse

    Dollars to Invest/Time Horizon:
    • Minimum investment (at face value) is $100,000
    • Terms vary from one month to one year
    Risk/Return:
    • A direct obligation of the issuing Canadian Crown Corporation and fully guaranteed by the Government of Canada.
    • Every aspect of the investment is guaranteed, regardless of the size of the investment.
    • Slightly higher yields than Government of Canada T-Bills.
    Liquidity:
    • Highly liquid; may be sold at any time, with settlement within one business day.
    Income:
    • Earnings are distributed at maturity.

    Explore your TD Money Market investment options today
    • Visit any TD Canada Trust Branch
    • Or call 1-866-222-3456 to discuss your options
  • Provincial Treasury Bills and Promissory Notes

    Provincial Treasury Bills and Promissory Notes offer attractive interest rates and are fully guaranteed by the issuing province. They may offer higher yields than Government of Canada T-Bills. Plus, every penny of principal and interest is a direct obligation of the issuing province, no matter how much you invest. Even if you normally hold your investments to maturity, it is nice to know that T-Bills are fully marketable and can be sold at market value at any time.

    The highlights:
    • Unlimited issuer guarantee, regardless of the size of the investment
    • Fully guaranteed principal and return if held to maturity
    • Usually higher yielding than Government of Canada money market investments
    • High degree of liquidity
    • Can be sold at market value at any time
    • RSP/RRIF eligible through TD Waterhouse

    Dollars to Invest/Time Horizon:
    • Minimum investment (at face value) is $5,000
    • Terms vary from one month to one year
    Risk/Return:
    • Fully guaranteed by the issuing province.
    • Every aspect of the investment is guaranteed if held to maturity, regardless of the size of the investment.
    • Higher yields than similar Government of Canada investments.
    Liquidity:
    • Highly liquid; may be sold at any time, with settlement within one business day.
    Income:
    • Earnings are distributed at maturity.

    Explore your TD Money Market investment options today
    • Visit any TD Canada Trust Branch
    • Or call 1-866-222-3456 to discuss your options
  • Bankers' Acceptances (BAs)

    Bankers' Acceptances are short-term promissory notes issued by corporations with the unconditional guarantee of a major Canadian chartered bank, for any investment amount. When issued directly by a financial institution such as a chartered bank, they are known as Bearer Deposit Notes (BDNs). They have the same high quality as the guaranteeing bank and usually offer a higher return than Government of Canada T-Bills.

    The highlights:
    • Unlimited issuer guarantee, regardless of the size of the investment
    • Fully guaranteed principal and return if held to maturity
    • Usually higher yielding than government-issued Money Market securities
    • High degree of liquidity
    • Can be sold at market value at any time
    • RSP/RRIF eligible through TD Waterhouse

    Dollars to Invest/Time Horizon:
    • Minimum investment (at face value) is $5,000
    • Terms vary from one month to one year
    Risk/Return:
    • A direct obligation of the issuing corporation and fully guaranteed by the sponsoring Canadian Bank.
    • Higher yields than government-issued Money Market securities of similar term.
    Liquidity:
    • Highly liquid; may be sold at any time, with settlement within one business day.
    Income:
    • Earnings are distributed at maturity.

    Explore your TD Money Market investment options today
    • Visit any TD Canada Trust Branch
    • Or call 1-866-222-3456 to discuss your options
  • Commercial Paper

    Commercial Paper investments are short-term promissory notes issued by major corporations. They provide the highest yield available for a short-term investment. Commercial paper is a direct obligation of the issuing corporation and is available in U.S. denominations for those seeking currency diversification.

    The highlights:
    • Unlimited issuer guarantee, regardless of the size of the investment
    • Fully guaranteed principal and return if held to maturity
    • Higher yielding than term deposits, GICs, government-issued Money Market securities and Bankers Acceptances
    • High degree of liquidity
    • RSP/RRIF eligible through TD Waterhouse

    Dollars to Invest/Time Horizon:
    • Minimum investment (at face value) is $100,000
    • Terms vary from one month to one year
    Risk/Return:
    • A direct obligation of the issuing corporation.
    • Higher yields than Bankers Acceptances and government-issued Money Market securities of similar term.
    Liquidity:
    • Highly liquid; may be sold at any time, with settlement within one business day.
    Income:
    • Earnings are distributed at maturity.

    Explore your TD Money Market investment options today
    • Visit any TD Canada Trust Branch
    • Or call 1-866-222-3456 to discuss your options

Have some more questions?

Consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Have a few questions?

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions people have about Money Market investments.

  • 1. Why would I want to invest in Money Market products?

    Money Market investments offer attractive benefits to investors with many different needs. They're ideal if you want to invest for short term goals--such as saving for a car or a down payment on a new home--or maintain easy access to your money during the term of your investment. They may offer a higher return than traditional savings options, and backed by the government, they provide the very high security you want for savings you can't afford to risk.

  • 2. How risky are Money Market investments?

    Money Market investments are a low risk investment. Your principal and return are guaranteed by the issuer however they are not CDIC insured.

Money Market

Money Market Glossary

Investment or Return or Yield

The income (money) you earn on your principal.

Issuer

The government, corporation or organization that commits to honour the terms of your investment.

Liquidity

Refers to the ability to access funds.

Principal

The initial amount invested.

Risk

The possibility of losses being suffered or the uncertainty of future returns. Risk can take several forms, some of which are financial risk, political risk, operational risk, environmental risk.

Term

The duration on the investment.

Maturity

When your investments meets the end of its term.


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