Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) and Term Deposits are a safe way to save money because your initial investment (principal) is protected. And depending on the type of GIC you choose, you may earn a guaranteed rate of return for the term of your investment.
Your original investment and interest payments are guaranteed.
Terms range from 30 days to five years.
GICs are available in non-registered and registered accounts (RSP, RESP, RIF and TFSA). Term Deposits are available in non-registered and registered accounts (TFSA).
Take a look at the GIC and Term Deposit options available to you.
At TD Canada Trust, with a wide range of GICs and Term Deposits, you'll find a secure and effective way to reach your savings and investing goals.
Whether you're purchasing your first home, buying a new car, building toward a sound retirement, preserving your capital during retirement - our financial advisors can help you save for the future while you continue to enjoy life today.
Cashable GICs and Term Deposits give you the security of a guaranteed rate with the flexibility of an early cashing option.
Non-cashable GICs can be an excellent choice for investors who are able to lock in their funds for a specific period of time. They are well suited to an investment strategy of laddered maturities*.
Like traditional GICs, Market Growth GICs offer you the peace of mind of 100% principal protection, while taking advantage of the higher return potential of the stock market.
Foreign Currency GICs and Term Deposits1 are secure investments for your foreign funds that can earn interest at a guaranteed rate. They allow you to spread your dollars among some of the world's strongest currencies, while earning interest at a guaranteed rate.
Developing a laddered maturities plan can be an easy way to help you maximize GIC returns while maintaining a secure portfolio. This proven method of investing (also known as a laddering strategy) can help you reduce the risk of interest rate fluctuations and increase your portfolio's overall return.
As a result, 20% (1/5th) of your portfolio will mature each year. This can be cashed, or reinvested for five years at the then prevailing rate. This strategy locks in the portfolio for higher long-term rates, yet also provides liquidity.
If your goal is to reduce interest rate risk, you can begin by spreading the maturity dates so that one or more certificates (and approximately 20% of your GIC portfolio) comes up for renewal each year for the next five years.
If you want to increase the rate of return, every time a certificate comes up for renewal, reinvest it as a 5-year GIC. Work toward a portfolio of laddered 5-year GICs with some renewing each year, so that you receive the higher long-term rates.
We've provided answers to some of the most common questions people have about GICs and Term Deposits.
Yes, cashable GICs and Term Deposits may be cashed-in early, in full or in part, subject to certain terms and conditions.
Earnings in GICs and Term Deposits held in a registered plan, such as RSPs are tax-deferred and tax-free when held in a TFSA. Earnings received on non-registered GICs and Term Deposits will be taxed as interest income in the year in which it is earned. A T5 is issued after maturity.
Term Deposits and GICs both offer secured investments with guaranteed returns. The main difference is in the duration of the investment. Term Deposits tend to have shorter investment period of one year or less, while GICs can be locked-in for longer periods of time, up to 5 years.
Yes, GICs can be purchased within both non-registered or registered accounts, such as RSPs, and TFSA's
This refers to the ability to redeem your guaranteed investment for cash at your convenience and withdraw funds before the original maturity date.
The strategy of purchasing a series of GICs with gradually increasing terms (usually from one to five years).
The initial amount invested in the GIC.
The interest you may earn during the term of your investment.
The period of the investment, which can range from 30 days to 5 years.