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The national registration search contains the names of all individuals and firms who are registered to sell securities in Canada.

Glossary

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How do I find more information on letters and designations you might see listed after a financial professional's name.

See Our Guide to Designations

takeover bid
An offer that a shareholder or prospective shareholder makes to acquire at least 20% of the shares of a company.
term deposit
A type of deposit with a financial institution that is repaid to you at a specified time (for example, 90 days or one year) and at a specified interest rate.
thinly traded
A term that describes an inactive or infrequently traded security.
TMX group
A public company that operates several markets including the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, and the Montreal Exchange.
trade
A trade is the disposition of a security for valuable consideration. It does not include the purchase of a security or a transfer, pledge or mortgage or other encumbrance of a security for the purpose of giving collateral for debt.
trailer fees
A commission or fee paid monthly or quarterly to salespeople for advice and other services.
transfer agent
A trust company, bank, or financial institution that a company appoints to maintain records of investors and account balances and transactions.
trust company
A financial institution, similar to a bank, that can take deposits and make loans; trust companies often provide other specialized services that banks cannot, like​ administering estates and pension plans.
TSX
Toronto Stock Exchange - TSX is a subsidiary of TSX Group.
TSX Group
A public company that owns the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.
TSX Venture Exchange
The national junior Equity exchange, a subsidiary of TSX Group.