Money Market Funds: the zero-return dilemma (2010)
While there are many valid reasons for holding money market funds (MMFs), Canadians hold $56 billion in Canadian MMFs that earn almost nothing. Fully one-quarter of all 257 Canadian C$MMFs are actually losing money. This means Canadians are missing out on potential interest income of $300 - $500 million.
Gaps in investor knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours (CSA 2006)
According to this study from the Canadian Securities Administrators, although the majority of Canadians understand the importance of being informed investors, gaps still exist when it comes to putting their knowledge into practice. For example, although 86% of respondents understand that suspicious investment opportunities should be reported, only 14% actually do so.