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Be Safe—5 Things You Need to Know About SAFE Securities and Crowdfunding
29 May

Be Safe—5 Things You Need to Know About SAFE Securities and Crowdfunding

Some issuers have been offering a new type of security as part of some crowdfunding offerings—which they have called a SAFE. The acronym stands for Simple Agreement for Future Equity. These securities come with risks, and are very different from traditional common stock. Indeed, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) notes in a new Investor…

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Mortgage Investment Corporation
18 May

Mortgage Investment Corporation

A mortgage investment corporation or MIC is an investment and lending company designed specifically for mortgage lending (primarily residential mortgage lending) in Canada. Owning shares in a mortgage investment corporation enables you to invest in a company which manages a diversified and secured pool of mortgages. Shares of a MIC are qualified investments under the Income Tax Act (Canada) for RDSPs, RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs, or RESPs. Mortgage investment corporations are generally…

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