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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2019

Published April 1, 2019
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One of the hazards of posting the deals and promotions update on April 1st is that readers might feel like they’re going to get pranked – especially this year with so many offers expiring at the outset of the month. Alas, while it is true that at the start of this month there are significantly […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 25, 2019

Published March 25, 2019
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Spring is officially here and what better metaphor for talking about growth than one that focuses so much about the promise of things to come. Ironically for many Canadian online brokerages, what’s to come may not be so favourable unless they learn to develop a digital green-thumb. In this edition of the roundup, we take […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 18, 2019

Published March 18, 2019
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With spring around the corner and coming off St. Paddy’s Day weekend, green is definitely a theme colour for March. Of course, while investors are seeking a green of their own, Canadian online brokerages are also green with envy (perhaps even seeing red) with the official roll-out of a new competitor. In this edition of […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 11, 2019

Published March 11, 2019
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There’s a Bob Dylan song about times changing, which seems fitting for the post-daylight savings edition of a roundup and also following the celebration of International Women’s Day last week. Fortunately, even if it is still taking time, more than just clocks are changing when it comes to the world of DIY investing and finance. […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 4, 2019

Published March 4, 2019
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Welcome to March. With spring on the horizon (at least that’s what’s supposed to happen) and the RSP deadline now behind everyone, it’s time to start looking forward to bigger stories through the rest of the year. Fortunately for online brokerages (and DIY investors) once they recover from the mad dash that was the RSP […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2019

Published March 1, 2019
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*Updated March 14* March is officially (or finally) here. Take note snow, your days are numbered. Of course, it’s not just the white fluffy stuff whose time is up this month as a number of discount brokerage deals for RSP season are also poised to melt away during over the next several weeks. As last […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 11, 2019

Published February 11, 2019
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Now that February is here, there’s all kinds of buzz surrounding the entertainment industry awards shows like the Grammy’s and the Oscars. For Canadian discount brokerages, this month also marks an important awards window with long anticipated online brokerage rankings getting published. In this edition of the Roundup, we take an in-depth look at the […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 4, 2019

Published February 4, 2019
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Welcome to the Super Bowl edition of the Weekly Roundup. Just like Tom Brady winning Super Bowls, discount brokerage deal announcements never get old. And, just like the big game itself, for DIY investors, landing a great offer when opening an online brokerage account is also a reason to celebrate. Fortunately, this edition of the […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – January 21, 2019

Published January 21, 2019
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If there’s one way to beat the cold, it’s to keep moving. For Canada’s online brokerages, the sprint to the RSP contribution deadline is on and as a result they’re pulling out all the stops to keep the activity level high with new pricing, advertising and promotional offers. In this edition of the roundup, we […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 14, 2019

Published January 14, 2019
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As any avid sports fan or seasoned trader knows, sometimes there are lucky bounces, sometimes not. Fortunately, for many DIY investors, it was the market bears who got the bad bounce off the uprights. For many online brokerages, it’s also good news as long as the bounce sticks. In this edition of the roundup we’ve […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – December 21, 2018

Published December 21, 2018
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In addition to frenzied shopping, and trading platforms flashing more red than Rudolph’s nose, if there’s one thing to look forward to in the end of year hustle, it’s blockbuster releases. And, here at SparxTrading, we did not want to disappoint. This final edition of the roundup for 2018 ends on a high note with […]

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2018 Canadian Discount Brokerage Review & 2019 Preview

Published December 19, 2018
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What a difference a year makes. In December of 2017, “investors” were HODLing for Bitcoin and weed stocks and were tripping over one another to open up new trading accounts as well as overloading trading systems and customer service lines at online brokerages across Canada. While it didn’t catch everyone by total surprise, the online […]

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