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Market Growth GICs

Market Growth GICs help you get market growth potential with 100% principal protection.

TD Market Growth GICs

Market Growth GICs capitalize on the growth potential of the world's leading stock markets without risking your principal investment. Like traditional GICs, they offer you the peace of mind of 100% principal protection, while taking advantage of the higher return potential of the stock market. If you are looking for an investment solution that will provide you a guaranteed minimum interest return as well as the potential to earn even more, then consider the Security GIC Plus1, one of our Market Growth GICs.

What are the benefits of TD Market Growth GICs?

1. 100% Guaranteed principal

Get the potential for higher returns with no risk to your principal no matter which way the markets move.

2. Higher potential return

You could earn up to 25%2 on a five-year term.

3. No fees

You pay no fees whatsoever to invest in a GIC.

4. Flexibility

You can choose a three- or five-year term. For the Security GIC Plus, you can choose a one, three-or five year term.

5. Low minimum investment amount

Invest as little as $500 for Registered3 (RSP, RESP, RIF) or $1,000 for Non-Registered and Registered TFSA.

For further details on how the interest return is calculated, please refer to the TD Canada Trust Market Growth GIC Disclosure Statement.

6. CDIC Eligible

Market Growth GICs are eligible for insurance by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.


TD Market Growth GICs

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1 Security GIC Plus offers a guaranteed minimum interest return.
2 Applies to Financials GIC Plus, Utilities GIC Plus. Subject to change.
Note: Potential to earn up to a 25% return on a 5 year term only applies to Financials GIC Plus and Utilities GIC Plus as of November 3, 2012
3 Please note that the Security GIC Plus is not offered within an RESP or RIF.

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Market Growth GICs capitalize on the growth potential of the world's leading stock markets without risking your principal investment. Like traditional GICs, they offer you the peace of mind of 100% principal protection, while taking advantage of the higher return potential of the stock market. If you are looking for an investment solution that will provide you a guaranteed minimum interest return as well as the potential to earn even more, then consider the Security GIC Plus, one of our Market Growth GICs.

What types of TD Market Growth GICs are available?

  • Security GIC Plus
    Security GIC Plus
    Return Linked to Index:
    • S&P/TSX Bank Index
      (50% weighting)
    • S&P/TSX Capped Utilites Index
      (50% weighting)
    These indices are comprised of the stocks of various Canadian financial institutions and Canadian utility companies.
      Non-registered and TFSA RSP
    Investment Minimum $1,000 $500
    Cashability Not cashable Not cashable
    CDIC Eligible Yes
    Term and Rate
    1 year Minimum Return is 0.20%
    Maximum Return is 2.25%
    Minimum Return is 0.20%
    Maximum Return is 2.25%
    3 years Minimum Return is 2.00%1
    Maximum Return2 is 9%
    Minimum Return is 2.00%1
    Maximum Return2 is 9%
    5 years Minimum Return is 6.00%4
    Maximum Return2 is 20%
    Minimum Return is 6.00%4
    Maximum Return2 is 20%
    Interest Payment Options Minimum interest is compounded annually and paid at maturity. Bonus interest, if any, is paid at maturity. Security GIC Plus offers a guaranteed minimum interest return.
    Note the Security GIC Plus is not available within an RESP or RIF



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    1 Actual return is 0.66% per annum, compounded annually, payable at maturity (equivalent to 2.00% total return)
    2 Equivalent to the total return over the term of the investment (i.e. not an annualized rate)
    4 Actual return is 1.17% per annum, compounded annually, payable at maturity (equivalent to 6.00% total return)

  • GIC Plus
    GIC Plus
    Return Linked to Index:
    S&P/TSX 60 Index
    The index for TD GIC Plus is comprised of the stocks of the 60 largest companies listed on the TSX (as measured by market cap).
      Non-registered and TFSA RSP, RIF, RESP
    Investment Minimum $1,000 $500
    Cashability Not cashable Not cashable unless for RESP/ RIF payments
    CDIC Eligible Yes
    Term and Rate
    3 years Maximum Return is 10%† Maximum Return is 10%†
    5 years Maximum Return is 20%† Maximum Return is 20%†
    Interest Payment Options Interest return, if any, is calculated and paid at maturity.



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  • Financial GIC Plus
    Financial GIC Plus
    Return Linked to Index:
    S&P/TSX Bank Index
    This index is comprised of the stocks of various Canadian financial institutions.
    Non-registered and TFSA RSP, RIF, RESP
    Investment Minimum $1,000 $500
    Cashability Not cashable Not cashable unless for RESP/ RIF payments
    CDIC Eligible Yes
    Term and Rate
    3 years Maximum Return is 10%† Maximum Return is 10%†
    5 years Maximum Return is 25%† Maximum Return is 25%†
    Interest Payment Options Interest return, if any, is calculated and paid at maturity.



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  • Utilities GIC Plus
    Utilities GIC Plus
    Return Linked to Index:
    S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index
    This index is comprised of the stocks of various Canadian utilities companies.
      Non-registered and TFSA RSP, RIF, RESP
    Investment Minimum $1,000 $500
    Cashability Not cashable Not cashable unless for RESP/ RIF payments
    CDIC Eligible Yes
    Term and Rate
    3 years Maximum Return is 10%† Maximum Return is 10%†
    5 years Maximum Return is 25%† Maximum Return is 25%†
    Interest Payment Options Interest return, if any, is calculated and paid at maturity.



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  • U.S. GIC Plus
    U.S. GIC Plus
    Return Linked to Index:
    S&P 500 Index
    This index is comprised of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping – designed to be a leading indicator of U.S. equities.
      Non-registered and TFSA RSP, RIF, RESP
    Investment Minimum $1,000 $500
    Cashability Not cashable Not cashable unless for RESP/ RIF payments
    CDIC Eligible Yes
    Term and Rate
    3 years Maximum Return is 10%† Maximum Return is 10%†
    5 years Maximum Return is 20%† Maximum Return is 20%†
    Interest Payment Options Interest return, if any, is calculated and paid at maturity.



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  • Global GIC Plus
    Return Linked to Index:
    • S&P/TSX Index 60
    • S&P 500
    • FTSE 100
    • Nikkei 225
    • Dow Jones EUROSTOXX 50
    This index is a mix of global indices and markets that doesn't expose you to foreign currency risk since the return, if any, is paid in Canadian dollars.
      Non-registered and TFSA RSP, RIF, RESP
    Investment Minimum $1,000 $500
    Cashability Not cashable Not cashable unless for RESP/ RIF payments
    CDIC Eligible Yes
    Term and Rate
    3 years Maximum Return is 10%† Maximum Return is 10%†
    5 years Maximum Return is 20%† Maximum Return is 20%†
    Interest Payment Options Interest return, if any, is calculated and paid at maturity.



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For further details on how the interest return is calculated, please refer to the TD Canada Trust Market Growth GIC Disclosure Statement

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Historical performance

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Invest in your future, not in the fees.

With TD Market Growth GICs, you get the growth potential of the stock market without the fees.

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  • Compare our Market Growth GICs

    Our lineup of Market Growth GICs provides a variety of options that can align you to the growth potential of stock markets from near and far while keeping your principal safe.

     Security
    GIC Plus
    Financial
    GIC Plus
    Utilities
    GIC Plus
    GIC PlusU.S. GIC
    Plus
    Global
    GIC Plus
    Symbol1^TXBA
    ^TTUT
    ^TXBA^TTUT^TX60^SPXN/A
    Return linked to index / indices50% weighting in each of the following indices:
    • S&P/TSX Bank Index
    • S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index
    S&P/TSX Banks IndexS&P/TSX Capped Utilities IndexS&P/TSX 60 IndexS&P 500 IndexMix of the following indices (weighting determined by TD Canada Trust):
    • S&P/TSX 60
    • S&P 500
    • FTSE 100
    • Nikkei 225
    • Dow Jones
    • EUROSTOXX50
    Guaranteed Minimum ReturnYesNo
    Principal ProtectionYes
    Set-up FeesNo
    Term1,3 or 5 Years23 or 5 Years2
    Minimum investment

    $500 (RSP)3 $1,000 (Non-Registered, TFSA)

    $500 (RSP, RIF, RESP) $1,000 (Non- Registered, TFSA)

    Foreign Currency Risk

    Not exposed to fluctuations in foreign currency since any payable return is paid in Canadian dollars

    1Index composition and historical performance information of the underlying indices are available by calling 1-866-222-3456.
    For online enquiries, please visit www.tmxmoney.com and reference the symbols in the above chart.

    2Not redeemable prior to maturity.

    3Security GIC Plus is not offered within an RESP or RRIF.

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Historical performance

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  • TD Market Growth GICs Performance chart
    Market Growth GICs Maturity Period (3 months): July - September 2013Group of 3 consecutive months that comprises all Market Growth GICs that have matured during this period Maturity Period (3 months): October - December 2013
    Average return at maturity The average return at maturity of a Market Growth GIC refers to the simple average of the returns paid in a maturity period Average change in applicable index/indices The average change in the applicable index refers to the simple average of the daily changes in the index/indices in a maturity period Average return at maturity Average change in applicable index/indices
    1 Year
    Security GIC Plus (*) 2.25% 10.58% 2.25% 15.34%
    3 Year
    Security GIC Plus (*) 9.00% 16.19% 9.00% 20.58%
    GIC Plus 5.38% 5.38% 3.21% 3.19%
    Financial GIC Plus 12.00% 17.68% 12.00% 23.39%
    Utilities GIC Plus 3.71% 2.16% 0.00% -5.09%
    U.S. GIC Plus 10.00% 53.22% 10.00% 46.99%
    Global GIC Plus 10.00% 36.24% 10.00% 34.76%
    5 Year
    Security GIC Plus (*) 31.08% 31.22% 39.8% 74.6%
    GIC Plus 0.24% -7.91% 39.52% 39.63%
    Financial GIC Plus 35.83% 35.83% 66.55% 82.07%
    Utilities GIC Plus 0.56% -4.11% 18.65% 18.65%
    U.S. GIC Plus 33.4% 33.5% 43.00% 95.63%
    Global GIC Plus 10.34% 10.34% 47.81% 62.43%
    * The Average return of the Security GIC Plus includes the guaranteed minimum return

    How to read the table:
    What is a Maturity Period?

    A maturity period is defined as a group of three consecutive months (quarter) that comprises all Market Growth GICs that have matured during this period

    What does Average return at maturity of a Market Growth GIC mean?

    The average return of a Market Growth GIC refers to the simple average of the returns paid in a specific maturity period. For instance, the average return of the 5 Year Utilities GIC Plus for the maturity period of January - March 2012 is calculated as the simple average of the returns paid to all 5 Year Utilities GIC Plus investments that matured between January 1 and March 31 of 2012

    What does Average change in the applicable Index mean?

    The change in the applicable index/indices is calculated as the difference between the Opening Level (OL) and Closing Level (CL) of the index/indices, expressed as a percentage. Thus, the average change in the applicable index refers to the simple average of the daily changes in the index/indices in a specific maturity period

    For instance, the average change in the underlying index of the 5 Year Utilities GIC Plus for the maturity period of January - March 2012 is calculated as the simple average of daily changes in the applicable index on issued 5 Year Utilities GIC Plus investments with an OL set between January 1 and March 31 2007 and a CL set between January 1 and March 31 2012

    Scenarios
    1. Average return at maturity on a Market Growth GIC is greater than the Average change in its applicable index

      During a given maturity period, on average, the return paid on a Market Growth GIC exceeded the change in its underlying index/indices. It is possible that, on any day(s) within the maturity period, the return paid on a Market Growth GIC could be lower or equal to the change in its underlying index/indices

    2. Average return at maturity on a Market Growth GIC is lower than the Average change in its applicable index

      During a given maturity period, on average, the return paid on a Market Growth GIC was lower than the change in its underlying index/indices. It is possible that, on any day(s) within the maturity period, the return paid on a Market Growth GIC could be greater or equal to the change in its underlying index/indices

    3. Average return at maturity on a Market Growth GIC is equal to the Average change in its applicable index

      During a given maturity period, on average, the return paid on a Market Growth GIC was equal to the change in its underlying index/indices. It is possible that, on any day(s) within the maturity period, the return paid on a Market Growth GIC could be greater or lower than the change in its underlying index/indices



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A note about opening and closing level:
Opening level = closing level of the applicable index or indices two business days after the issue date.
Closing level = closing level of the applicable index or indices two business days prior to the maturity date.
Examples are for illustrative purposes only. Past market performance is not an indicator of future market performance.

1 Security GIC Plus is the only product in our Market Growth GIC lineup that offers a guaranteed minimum interest return.

Have a few questions?

We've provided answers to some of the most common questions people have about GICs and Term Deposits.

  • Are Market Growth GICs right for me?

    Market Growth GICs may be a fit for you if you are seeking:

    • 100% principal protection
    • Potential upside for higher equity - linked market returns
    • Do not need immediate access to your money.

  • How can I track the market indices?

    Changes to the market indices linked to our Market Growth GICs can be easily monitored through a variety of sources such as:

    • The financial section of most major newspapers
    • EasyLine telephone banking
    • Your TD Canada Trust Branch

  • How are the returns taxed?

    Return on a Market Growth GIC is not subject to tax when the GIC is held within registered account, as with conventional registered GICs.

    If a Market Growth GIC is held as a non-registered investment, all interest paid to the customer will be taxed as regular interest income in the year in which it is earned. A T5 is issued after maturity.

    For the Security GIC Plus, you will receive an annual tax receipt reflecting the interest earned during each calendar year over the term of your investment based on the guaranteed minimum interest return. After maturity you will receive a tax receipt reflecting the total interest return, which will comprise the guaranteed minimum interest return for that year, and any bonus interest return.

  • How are the Opening Levels calculated?

    The Opening Level (OL) is equal to the closing level of the applicable index two business days after issue date. For greater certainty, if the applicable exchange for a non-Canadian index is not open for trading or settlement on the second business day after issue date, the preceding day on which such non-Canadian exchange was open for trading or settlement shall be used for the purpose of determining the OL of that particular index.

  • How are the Closing Levels Calculated?

    The Closing Level (CL) is the closing level of the applicable index two business days prior to the maturity date. For greater certainty, if the applicable exchange for a non-Canadian index is not open for trading or settlement on the second business day after issue date, the preceding day on which such non-Canadian exchange was open for trading or settlement shall be used for the purpose of determining the OL of that particular index.

  • How is the return calculated?

    The return for a Market Growth GIC, if any, is calculated as 100% of the return of the underlying index up to the Maximum Return set for each product at the time of purchase. Return of the underlying index = (Closing Level - Opening Level) / Opening Level. For example, the Maximum Return for the 3-year Utilities GIC Plus is set at 12% (subject to change). You will receive the full market return up to 12%. If the return of the underlying index over the three years is 25%, you will receive 12%. The return on the Security GIC Plus comprises both this potential return plus a guaranteed minimum interest return.

  • Can Market Growth GICs be sold prior to maturity?

    A Market Growth GIC cannot be redeemed or cashed in prior to maturity, except in the case of the death of the holder. In that case, for a Market Growth GIC, only the principal will be repaid. If you purchase a Market Growth GIC, other than Security GIC Plus in your TD Canada Trust Flexi-RIF or TD Canada Trust Education Savings Plan (RESP), payment from your RIF or TD Canada Trust RESP can be made from your Market Growth GIC if that is the only remaining property in your plan. Should a Market Growth GIC be used to fund a payment or withdrawal from your RIF or TD Canada Trust RESP, the portion redeemed will reduce the principal investment and no interest shall be payable on the redeemed amount.

GIC & Term Deposit Glossary

Cashability

This refers to the ability to redeem your guaranteed investment for cash at your convenience and withdraw funds before the original maturity date.

Laddering

The strategy of purchasing a series of GICs with gradually increasing terms (usually from one to five years).

Principal

The initial amount invested in the GIC.

Return

The interest you may earn during the term of your investment.

Term

The period of the investment, which can range from 30 days to 5 years.