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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 Weekly Roundup – November 30, 2018

Published November 30, 2018
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To some, the word boring means something unexciting. For the Elon Musks of the world, however, boring is really exciting. Of course, that second kind of boring requires doing some digging to yield interesting results. In case you didn’t see this one coming, this edition of the roundup digs deep into an interesting set of […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 16, 2018

Published November 16, 2018
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There’s always two sides to a market. While oil prices continue to run out of gas, people are lining up at Tesla dealerships in Norway. Stock markets are always trying to figure out where the next big opportunity will come from and not unlike the online brokerages that enable investors to trade those markets, sometimes […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 9, 2018

Published November 9, 2018
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Midterms are finally over. It’s a phrase that university students and now most of the world are glad to hear. If there’s one thing that both market and political pundits are obsessed with, its speculation. That said, even though the stock market acts like a big voting machine, the favourite candidate of the market is […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – October 26, 2018

Published October 26, 2018
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Trading is definitely a numbers game. This week for most investors the numbers weren’t that great (unless you were short) yet, as many of the bank-owned online brokerages are well aware of, it’s not so much today’s numbers that are giving them cause for concern, but rather, the numbers of the future. In this edition […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 19, 2018

Published October 19, 2018
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This fall, the colours of the leaves in Canada were distinctly green as legalization of recreational cannabis officially took effect. There was lots of excitement in the months and weeks leading up to this major milestone. For DIY investors, that has translated into lots of volatility and trading which online brokerages are always happy to […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 5, 2018

Published October 5, 2018
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As with any good Thanksgiving meal, there’s usually a generous helping of something good. In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re dishing out an extra helping of interesting developments in the Canadian online brokerage space. Whatever the equivalent of eating pants are for your brain, we hope you’ve got them on. In this edition […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – September 14, 2018

Published September 14, 2018
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There’s no doubt that when big weather events happen, people pay attention. With announcements of feature releases and new offers at Canadian and US online brokerages happening at a greater frequency and intensity, it appears as if a significant storm of activity is brewing into the tail end of 2018. In this edition of the […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – August 31, 2018

Published August 31, 2018
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If there’s one thing that markets are built for, it’s speculation. Whether or not NAFTA negotiations turn in Canada’s favour or against, the reality is that nobody on either side of the negotiating table is standing still and neither are their respective markets. As the gatekeepers to being able to invest in all of the […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 24, 2018

Published August 24, 2018
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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There’s certainly been no shortage of smoke as fires rage across the country, however, in the online brokerage space, it appears that commissions are definitely smoldering and set to touch off a fire sale in the coming months. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at a major US-based […]

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