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National Bank Direct Brokerage Offers Do-it-yourself Investors an Educational and Lucrative Simulation Contest

Montreal, 8 May 2017 -

The Biggest Winner Trading Competition runs from May 8 to June 16

Montreal, May 8, 2017 For the fifth consecutive year, National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) will be acting as exclusive sponsor of the Biggest Winner Trading Competition presented by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. Between May 8 and June 16, participants will have to grow a $100,000 fantasy portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETF).


  • To sign up for free and for more information about the contest, consult the Biggest Winner site. You can join the simulation at any time before June 16, 2017.
  • The contest provides a risk-free way for participants to test out 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. The runner-up will receive $2,500.
  • In addition, the participant with the highest portfolio return each week will win $500.
  • For participants who want to be even more prepared, NBDB offers seminars and webinars on ETFs and numerous other investment products.


"In recent years, investors have become increasingly interested in ETFs. To meet this growing demand, NBDB has become the first Canadian online broker to offer commission-free transactions on all ETFs listed in Canada. NBDB helps clients prepare to navigate this type of investment before taking the plunge into the world of do-it-yourself investing, and this contest is a great opportunity to become more familiar with basic portfolio management concepts," stated Laurent Blanchard, President of National Bank Direct Brokerage.

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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. and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. are innovative financial services companies which, together, make up one of the largest families of ETFs in Canada. The Horizons ETFs family includes a broadly diversified range of investment tools with solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs currently has more than $6 billion of assets under management with 73 ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and AlphaPro Management Inc. are members of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.

About National Bank Direct Brokerage
National Bank Direct Brokerage is a trademark of National Bank Direct Brokerage, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. National Bank Direct Brokerage offers no advice and makes no investment recommendations. The client alone is responsible for the financial and tax consequences of his or her investment decisions. National Bank Direct Brokerage is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

About National Bank of Canada
With $234 billion in assets as at January 31, 2017, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has more than 21,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

For more information:
Jean-François Lauzon
Advisor, Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514 394-6097

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