Horizons ETFs launches 4th edition of Biggest Winner ETF Competition

 Horizons ETFs launches 4th edition of Biggest Winner ETF Competition  Simulation allows investors to learn about ETF investing and win cash prizes  TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.  ("Horizons ETFs") and National Bank Direct Brokerage ("NBDB") are pleased to  announce the launch of the 4(th) edition of the Biggest Winner Trading  Competition, a simulated investment contest that provides Canadian investors  with the opportunity to learn about exchange traded funds (ETFs) in a  risk-free environment and to compete for cash prizes.  Eligible registrants may open a fantasy brokerage account, which begins with a  balance of $100,000 in notional Canadian dollars (no actual money will be  traded). Registrants can then use these fantasy funds to make simulated  purchases and sales, of the 70 ETFs offered in Canada by Horizons ETFs and its  affiliates, at any time, throughout the regular trading day.  Starting at 9:30 a.m. EST on May 20, 2014, the Biggest Winner Trading  Competition will run for six weeks until 4:00 p.m. EST on June 27, 2014. There  will be a grand prize of $7,500 for the competitor with the highest six-week  cumulative return. The runner-up will be awarded $2,500; in addition, six  weekly prizes of $500 will be awarded to each of the best single week returns.  "The goal of this competition is education, and there is no better tool for  teaching investors how ETFs work then by letting them buy and sell ETFs in a  real-time simulated brokerage account," said Howard Atkinson, President of  Horizons ETFs. "With about 65 per cent of the contestants in Biggest Winner 3  having never traded ETFs before, it's clear our simulated low-cost and  risk-free competition is reaching the broader investing public and advancing  their understanding of ETFs."  Nearly 4,000 Canadians participated in the previous three Biggest Winner  Trading Competitions. NBDB will once again be the exclusive sponsor of this  year's competition.  "We are pleased to watch this competition expand its reach in investor  education year-over-year," stated Nancy Paquet, NBDB President. "If you want  to be even more prepared, NBDB offers seminars and webinars on different types  of investments, including ETFs."  Horizons ETFs offers a broad family of 70 ETFs that provide exposure to a  range of asset classes and markets, including the largest suite of leveraged,  inverse and actively managed ETFs in Canada.  These ETFs include investment tools with solutions for a variety of market  conditions and investment objectives. There are plain-vanilla index ETFs  offering exposure to broad markets or specific industry sectors. For tactical  traders, there are leveraged, inverse and volatility ETFs.  For investors seeking to potentially improve risk-adjusted returns, there are  actively managed ETFs, sub-advised by some of Canada's leading portfolio  managers, including asset classes such as fixed income, dividend and  alternative investments.  "We're passionate about helping investors achieve their investment goals in a  low-cost and diversified manner," said Mr. Atkinson. "Depending on the  investor's risk appetite and objectives, and his or her desire for an active  or passive strategy, Horizons ETFs strives to offer portfolio (or investment)  solutions for every investor."  To register for The Biggest Winner Trading Competition, or to read the full  contest rules and details, as well as ETF educational materials, please visit  The Biggest Winner website at http://thebiggestwinner.stocktrak.com/home.aspx.  About National Bank Direct Brokerage  National Bank Direct Brokerage is 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  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 $195 billion in assets as at January 31, 2014, National Bank of Canada  (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading  integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 strongest banks  in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. The Bank has close to 20,000  employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are  listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities  via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at  clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.  About Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (www.HorizonsETFs.com)  Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and its affiliate AlphaPro Management  Inc. are innovative financial services companies offering the Horizons ETFs  family of exchange-traded funds. 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. With approximately $4.1 billion in assets under management and 70  ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (as at April 30, 2014), the Horizons  ETFs family makes up one of the largest families of ETFs in Canada. Horizons  ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and AlphaPro Management Inc. are members of the  Mirae Asset Financial Group.  About Mirae Asset Global Investments (www.miraeasset.com)  Mirae Asset Global Investments is one of the world's largest investment  managers in emerging market equities (Investments & Pensions Europe, January  2014). With approximately 570 employees, including 124 dedicated investment  professionals, Mirae Asset offers a breadth of emerging markets expertise.  Mirae Asset's offices are located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China,  Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Taiwan, the U.K., the United States and  Vietnam. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, the firm manages $58.7 billion  in assets globally (as at December 31, 2013) through a diversified platform to  offer market-leading franchises in traditional equity and fixed income  products, ETFs and alternative strategies, such as real estate, private equity  and hedge funds.  Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be  associated with an investment in exchange traded products managed by AlphaPro  Management Inc. and Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (the "Horizons  Exchanged Traded Products"). The Horizons Exchange Traded Products are not  guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be  repeated. Certain Horizons Exchange Traded Products may have exposure to  leveraged investment techniques that can magnify gains and losses and which  may result in greater volatility of returns and could be subject to aggressive  investment risk and price volatility risk. The prospectus contains important  detailed information about each Horizons Exchange Traded Product. Please read  the applicable prospectus before investing.    SOURCE  Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.  Howard Atkinson, President, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc., (416)  777-5167, hatkinson@horizonsetfs.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2014/20/c3118.html  CO: Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. ST: Ontario NI: FIN ENT  
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