Making the right choices with TD Direct Investing
The information we provide in this area of our website is an opinion provided by TD or one of its partners on whether to buy or sell a specific investment.
Please note that none of the opinions we provide are a personal recommendation, which means that we have not assessed your investing knowledge and experience, your financial situation or your investment objectives. Therefore you should ensure that any investment decisions you make are suitable for your personal circumstances.
Remember that stock market investments can rise and fall in value and returns are not guaranteed, which means that you may get back less money than you originally invested.
In general equities are considered to be long-term investments (i.e. would typically be held for 5-10 years). However, they can also be actively traded on a short-term basis.
Whilst active short-term trading can be profitable, it relies on market timing and usually involves a degree of concentration risk.
Equities tend to be volatile high-risk / high-reward investments, consequently, equity trading should only be considered if you have a high degree of knowledge and experience, you are investing money that you can afford to lose, your risk tolerance is very high and you have adequate time to monitor your trading positions.
If you are unsure about the suitability of a particular investment or think that you need a personal recommendation, you should speak to a suitably qualified financial advisor.