National Bank Direct Brokerage, in partnership with Horizons ETFs, offers do-it-yourself investors an educational and potentially lucrative contest

Montreal, April 19, 2018

Registration Opens for the Biggest Winner Trading Competition

For the sixth consecutive year, National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) will be acting as the executive sponsor of the Biggest Winner trading competition, presented by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. The objective is for participants to grow a $100,000 fantasy portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The contest registration period is now open.


- To register and play for free and to learn more about the contest, visit the Biggest Winner website.
- The contest runs from May 7 to June 15, 2018. Participants can join the simulation at any time before June 15, 2018.
- The contest provides a risk-free way for participants to test their investment skills.
- The participant with the highest yielding portfolio at the end of the six-week contest period will be awarded the grand prize of $7,500 in real money. The runner-up will receive $2,500.
- In addition, the participant with the highest portfolio return each week will win $500 in actual cash.
- For participants who want to be well-prepared for the contest, NBDB offers seminars and webinars on ETFs and numerous other investment products.


“Investors' interest in ETFs is increasing, and to meet the demand, NBDB is offering all ETFs listed in Canada and the United States free of commission. It's a unique pricing policy in the industry that makes online investing even more accessible. Plus, with the Biggest Winner contest, we're offering participants a simulation where they can learn about portfolio management basics so that they can navigate this type of investment,” explained Laurent Blanchard, President of National Bank Direct Brokerage.

“Every year, participation in this competition grows, which speaks to the fact that a growing number of Canadians are interested in ETF investing,” said Steve Hawkins, President and Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs. “The Biggest Winner competition allows investors to virtually trade ETFs in a number of different asset classes and investment strategies – whether it’s passive benchmarking, active management, leveraged or inverse leveraged. They can witness how risk/reward trade-offs work in a simulated environment before taking such risks in their actual portfolios.”

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National Bank Direct Brokerage makes no representation or guarantee, whether explicit or implicit, as to the suitability of investing in exchange-traded funds, or does it endorse Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. or its products.

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is an innovative financial services company and offers one of the largest suites of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs product suite includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs has approximately $10 billion of assets under management and 81 ETFs listed on major Canadian stock exchanges. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.

About National Bank Direct Brokerage
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About National Bank of Canada
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Catherine Deshaies
Senior Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank