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CanDeal Bonds & Rates
(i) Benchmark securities serve as a general indicator of the level and directional movement of the overall debt market. In the Canadian fixed income market, benchmark (also known as bellwether) securities are the current 3-month, 6-month, and 1 Year Government of Canada Treasury Bills and 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and 30-year Government of Canada Bonds. Benchmark Treasury Bills and Bonds are often used to determine the relative values of other fixed income securities.

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(ii) CanDeal provides institutional market participants with an electronic marketplace for Canadian dollar debt securities that delivers optimal transparency, efficient trade execution and unique business intelligence data, while reducing operational risk. Institutional investors from around the globe leverage CanDeal to gain direct access to our dealer network, including all of Canada's Primary Dealers. CanDeal is the benchmark for Canadian fixed income pricing. Sourced directly from our dealer network, hundreds of thousands of price updates are received daily to produce a real-time “bid/ask” composite of the market. For more information or to inquire about further bond information, visit

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