Advertisement

News

The latest posts from SparxTrading – in depth views on the world of online investing.

THE LATEST

category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 27, 2018

Published April 27, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

For traders of Canadian securities listed on the TSX/TSX-V and Montreal Exchange, the weekend showed up a little earlier than anyone expected. With trading on these markets halted, it was an opportune time for the Toronto crowd to tune into the wizardry of the Toronto Raptors. Of course, online brokerages in Canada are used to […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 20, 2018

Published April 20, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

For many sports fans, playoffs are the time of year when things get really exciting. Fortunately, sports fans aren’t the only ones being treated to contests as DIY investors and online brokerages have contests of their own making headlines. Of course some games take longer than others to win and require some creativity to get […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 6, 2018

Published April 6, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

Welcome to April 2018, where the invisible hand has taken to typing away tweets to move markets. The power of digital platforms and the importance of making deals coincidentally happen to be two important themes that Canadian online brokerages are also picking up on, although in a far less blustery manner. In this edition of […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2018

Published April 1, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

*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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 30, 2018

Published March 30, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

What better way to cap off March and segue into Easter than with the talk of goodies and mythical bunnies bearing gifts? For Canadian DIY investors hunting for new and exciting features it seems like the best place to look at the moment is further south where all kinds of interesting trader treats are already […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 23, 2018

Published March 23, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to dive right into the next season head first. For online brokerages, after RRSP season comes tax return season. Judging by the response so far to the next busiest time of the year after RSPs, it seems like most Canadian discount brokerages are now shifting gears to figure […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 9, 2018

Published March 9, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

From real war to trade war, what are either good for? Attention apparently. As provinces and countries trade barbs, online brokerages battling one another have turned to toasting rather than roasting. It was a very full week for Canada’s discount brokerages so there’s lots to get to in this week’s roundup. First, we dive in […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 2, 2018

Published March 2, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

Whether or not we like it, we can’t seem to avoid politics drifting into markets. One thing there is no shortage of, however, is controversy. This week is no exception. With uncertainty creeping into markets, how online brokerages are navigating their way through a very dynamic situation is both exciting and, at times, nerve wracking. […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2018

Published March 1, 2018
clock 8 Minutes

*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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 16, 2018

Published February 16, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

The Olympics are here and in full swing. As the world’s attention turns to the winter games, closer to home there is a fierce competition going on between Canadian online brokerages. The big prize: winning the share of wallet of Canadian investors. Interestingly, like the Olympics, there is also a fair bit of judging and […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 9, 2018

Published February 9, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

What a week of extremes. The Eagles won the Super Bowl, the Dow Jones cratered, Elon Musk’s rocket took off, XIV blew up and Omarosa is on Big Brother. But those weren’t the only headlines this week. Unfortunately for many DIY investors, also in the headlines again were online brokerage outages. In this week’s roundup, […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 2, 2018

Published February 2, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

Welcome to February. Instead of V for Valentine’s it appears that the first V is for volatility. Gravity kicked in very quickly for stock markets this week, as it often does, when supply suddenly outstrips demand. Curiously, for online brokerages, demand continues to be strong, and investor demands continue to increase. In this Groundhog Day […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2018

Published February 1, 2018
clock 8 Minutes

*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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 26, 2018

Published January 26, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

With US markets continuing to push into record territory, everyone appears to revising estimates upwards in terms of where things go from here. Heck, even the folks at Vanity Fair magazine seem to be caught up in the frenzy and were adding digits (and limbs) to superstars. Speaking of new highs and big deals, Canadian […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 19, 2018

Published January 19, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

This week has been all about deals. From the frenzied (but futile) deal making to avoid the US government shutting down to the announcement of cities jockeying to make a deal to attract Amazon for a new headquarters, 2018 is already knee-deep in deal making. Also swamped with deals are Canadian DIY investors who now […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 12, 2018

Published January 12, 2018
clock 5 Minutes

Twitter is no stranger to controversy or strong language, however when it comes from the commander in grief, well it’s becoming strange to see exactly what shocks us anymore. Speaking of strong reactions on Twitter, several Canadian online brokerages have also been on the receiving end of some strongly worded feedback because of trading platform […]

Read More >