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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions, August 2019

Published August 1, 2019
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*Updated Aug. 28* As we round the corner into August, most DIY investors are patiently waiting for new discount brokerage promotions to drop. Unfortunately, it seems like most Canadian online brokerages are in summer vacation mode when it comes to offering new deals. Even so, the summer so far hasn’t been totally silent. HSBC InvestDirect […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 29, 2019

Published July 29, 2019
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It’s not just temperatures that are rising anymore. Markets, tempers, and purses for eSports tournaments have all made headlines for reaching new highs. For online brokerages, even though trading might be growing, revenues may not be. In this edition of the roundup, we continue our foray into US online brokerage earnings, with some big headline […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 15, 2019

Published July 15, 2019
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When it comes to summer, some people like soft serve and others like their serves to be anything but soft. Ironically, the world of professional sports is just one of the places we’ve found online brokerages wandering into, and certainly not the only place where they’re trying to get into the winner’s circle. In this […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 8, 2019

Published July 8, 2019
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The deal that everyone has been talking about finally transpired. Of course, the Kawhi trade isn’t the only deal getting attention this past week, as a pair of Canadian discount brokers decided to also step back onto the court with some promotional efforts of their own. So much for a lazy, hazy July. In this […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 1, 2019

Published July 1, 2019
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Happy Canada Day! It’s great to be back in the saddle again and happily there’s great news to report since the last update a couple of weeks ago. With U.S. markets touching new highs, summer is off to a strong start. Interestingly, so too are a couple of Canadian online brokerages, to the point where […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 2019

Published July 1, 2019
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*Updated: July 8* Despite all the fanfare and celebration that typically accompanies the beginning of July, it seems like many Canadian online brokerages are taking a bit of a break from the promotional game. Heading into the first official month of the summer, the discount brokerage deals section appears to be keeping its cool with […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 2019

Published June 1, 2019
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June is here, and for many Canadian DIY investors, their attention is fixed on the Raptors’ amazing journey to the NBA finals. As we cross into a new month in the deals and promotions section, however, it appears that there aren’t going to be nearly as many slam dunks in here to start off the […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 20, 2019

Published May 20, 2019
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Whether it was the Raptors or Game of Thrones fans, it was good news (mostly) for the North all around on this long weekend. While the popular HBO series has now officially wrapped, it looks like a different video series is starting to command the attention of Canadian investors and the envy of some online […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 13, 2019

Published May 13, 2019
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While talk may be cheap, not talking is turning out to be very expensive for two major market moving voices. Ironically, it is the power of conversation that online brokerages are hoping to tap into and yes, for those that aren’t part of the new conversation on money and wealth management, their silence might just […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 6, 2019

Published May 6, 2019
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It’s hard to believe that May is already upon us and there’s talk everywhere about untimely ends. Whether it’s from King’s Landing, or the basketball court, or deals and promotions, there’s clearly some drama ahead in May that will make for gripping entertainment. In this edition of the Roundup we’ll review the latest interesting twist […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 2019

Published May 1, 2019
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*Updated: May 27* April showers are supposed to bring May flowers but when it comes to deals for DIY investors in Canada, the promo parade in May is definitely getting rained on. After an incredibly busy start to the year – especially in the lead up to the RSP contribution deadline, deals activity at Canadian […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 22, 2019

Published April 22, 2019
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This edition of the weekly roundup is coming to you from sunny Indio California, home of the Coachella Valley Music Festival aka Coachella. There’s nothing quite like the example of supply and demand in action – and judging by the crowds, lineups for merch and the water refill stations, demand is certainly hot. Ironically, the […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 15, 2019

Published April 15, 2019
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In case you were wondering why Bran might be trending on Twitter, it’s not because the world suddenly discovered fiber was going to be bigger than avocado toast. No, it was because fans around the world couldn’t be content keeping their excitement to themselves about the kickoff to the final season of Game of Thrones. […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 8, 2019

Published April 8, 2019
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Even though spring has clearly arrived, there are still many folks anticipating the coming of winter. After years of anticipation, the finale of Game of Thrones is almost here, bringing an end to an amazing decade plus run. If it sounds eerily familiar to the reporting on the decade-long bull market run up – it […]

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