Cash equivalent funds
These funds can provide you with some interest income and liquidity, while maintaining a high level of safety for your investment.
Cash equivalent funds, also known as money market funds, invest in short-term debt instruments such as treasury bills and other high-quality debt like commercial paper. The income provided by these funds is variable and typically lower than mutual funds that invest in longer-dated bonds and other fixed income investments. Offering a high degree of safety and liquidity, they are best suited to investors who are focused on preserving their capital, have a short time horizon and a low risk tolerance. Cash equivalent funds can be used as a short-term parking spot prior to investing in longer-term or higher risk investments, such as income or equity funds.
Scotia Money Market Fund (Premium Series) is not available for new purchases.
Distributions may consist of net income, and/or dividends, and/or net realized capital gains and are taxable in the hands of the investor. Monthly distributions are made by the last business day of each month, or the last business day of each calendar quarter for quarterly paying fund series, other than in December. The final distribution in respect of each taxation year will be paid or payable by December 31 of each year or at such other times as may be determined by the fund’s Manager. Generally, any capital gains dividends with respect to corporate class funds are distributed within 60 days following the calendar year end. Distributions are automatically reinvested unless an investor elects to receive them in cash. Investors should not confuse a fund’s distribution rate with its performance, rate of return or yield.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed or insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government deposit insurer, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns.