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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2019

Published February 1, 2019
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*Updated: Feb. 19* The start of February means it’s almost time for the Super Bowl. Like the big game, Canada’s discount brokerages are fiercely competing with one another heading into the final stretch of their busy season: RSP contribution time. Fortunately for Canadian DIY investors looking for a new online trading or investing account, this […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2019

Published January 1, 2019
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*Updated Jan. 13* Welcome to 2019! The first day of the new year often brings with it a sense of optimism for the upcoming year and for Canadian DIY investors looking for an online investing or trading account, there’s a lot to look forward to, especially in the deals department. With offers from many of […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – December 2018

Published December 1, 2018
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*Updated Dec. 21st* Even though the holiday season is just around the corner, there’s another season that online investors and brokerages look to for big gifts: RSP season. There are no red-nosed reindeer or chimney scaling figures, but there is lots to cheer about in terms of promotional offers that are now available for DIY […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – November 2018

Published November 1, 2018
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*Update Nov. 17th* If there’s one month of the year known for deals, it’s November. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shoppers are getting geared up for some serious savings. For Canadian DIY investors, the fun has already started as Canada’s online brokerages gear up for their busiest shopping season – RRSP season – and […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – October 2018

Published October 1, 2018
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Now that October is here, there are some unbe-leaf-able deals for DIY investors. Corny puns aside, the fall crop of Canadian discount brokerage deals is packed with a great selection of cash back and commission-free trading offers. With the entry of a popular bank-owned brokerage into the deals race, other online brokerages are certain to […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 2018

Published September 1, 2018
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*Updated Sept. 24.* September is officially here. And, along with pumpkin spice everything, the Canadian discount brokerage deals and promotions section is also going to get bold, rich and flavourful. Ok, maybe not that last one, but nonetheless this month is going to shape up to be a very busy one as far as promotions […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 2018

Published August 1, 2018
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*Updated: Aug. 18* Welcome to the August edition of the discount brokerage deals and promotions section where, at least at the outset, the theme of the month appears to be ‘status quo’. It is worth noting that unlike most months thus far, August is starting off on a relatively quiet note, with no deals expiring […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 2018

Published July 1, 2018
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*Updated: July 5* With lots of sunshine, July’s crop of discount brokerage deals is still in full bloom. That’s great news for DIY investors looking to open online investing account with a Canadian online brokerage. While the cash back offerings still lag the commission-free category, there remains ample opportunity to get a transfer-free bonus when […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 2018

Published June 1, 2018
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It’s hard to believe but June is already here, which means summer is right around the corner. While temperatures outside are heating up, the discount brokerage deals and promotions section is gradually warming back up. Heading into the new month there was a good mix of extensions as well as a new offer from National […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 2018

Published May 1, 2018
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*Update: May 29*  There’s an old trader tip that says “buy when it snows and sell when it goes.” Now, it wasn’t too long ago that the snow actually did leave but the arrival of May “should” mean no more snow. Alas, snow wasn’t the only thing disappearing to kick off this month. Several Canadian […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2018

Published April 1, 2018
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*Updated April 2* Spring is officially here and for DIY investor’s it’s already off to a great start. To begin with, there was a bullish sign heading into April as two online brokerages, Desjardins Online Brokerage and HSBC InvestDirect, elected to extend offers that were scheduled to expire at the end of March. Discount Brokerage […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2018

Published March 1, 2018
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*Updated Mar. 19* With so much activity and anticipation leading up to the RSP contribution deadline for the 2017 tax year, the rollover into March 1st feels a little like the start of a new year. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash Back/Free Trade/Product Offer Promotions Referral Promotions Transfer Fee Promotions Contests & Other Offers […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2018

Published February 1, 2018
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*Update: Feb. 2/18* The deals and promotions activity at Canadian discount brokerages is almost at full throttle this month.With over 30 advertised deals for DIY investors to choose from, there is no shortage of incentives from brokerages big and small, each trying to sweeten the deal for DIY investors. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2018

Published January 2, 2018
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*Update: 1/25* Happy New Year! It seems like the one place in Canada that is still hot this winter is the deals and promotions section for Canada’s discount brokerages. It’s a strong start to 2018 for Canadian discount brokerages, as the official race to the RSP contribution deadline is on. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – December 2017

Published December 1, 2017
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*Update: Dec. 21* If there’s one thing that we love to share heading into the end of the year, it’s holiday cheer. And, heading into the end of 2017 there’s lots to be cheerful for if you’re a DIY investor looking to open an online trading account at one of Canada’s discount brokerages. Discount Brokerage […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – November 2017

Published November 1, 2017
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*Updated Nov. 17* Just because Halloween’s over doesn’t mean there aren’t treats left over for Canadian DIY investors in November. Even though the RRSP contribution deadline for 2017 is still a few months away, Canadian discount brokerages will be starting to gear up for their ‘busy’ season, aka RRSP contribution season, which tends to peak […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – October 2017

Published October 4, 2017
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Even though the leaves are starting to change colour this month, it seems that this fall, not much is changing with Canadian discount brokerage deals and promotions. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash Back/Free Trade/Product Offer Promotions Referral Promotions Transfer Fee Promotions Contests & Other Offers Digital Advice + Roboadvisor Promotions (new!) For DIY investors […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 1, 2017

Published September 1, 2017
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September is here and the fall selection of deals is almost upon us. With just a few weeks to go in the summer of 2017, the action in the Canadian discount brokerage deals section is nevertheless quite hot. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash Back/Free Trade/Product Offer Promotions Referral Promotions Transfer Fee Promotions Contests & […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 1, 2017

Published August 1, 2017
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It’s hard to believe but August is already upon us. That’s right, this is the last full month of summer and in just a few weeks, activity in the markets and with investors is poised to ramp up as summer vacations come to an end. For Canadian online brokerages (and robo-advisors too), however, they’re still […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 1, 2017

Published July 1, 2017
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Happy Canada Day! Like the weather in July, the deals and promotions section is heating up. The great news for DIY investors heading into the new month is that there are 23 offers or promotions being advertised by Canadian discount brokerages and an additional four when considering the digital advice or robo-advisor promotional offers. Included […]

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