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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 3, 2017

Published February 3, 2017
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It’s hard to believe a whole month has gone by in 2017. With the news cycle dominated by the ever unpredictable movements of the US president, speculation is as rampant as ever. For Canadian online brokerages, however, getting attention is far more difficult than just sending out a tweet at odd hours. Nonetheless they’re still […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2017

Published February 1, 2017
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With the big game coming this weekend, it seems fitting to kick off the deals and promotions action for February in a big way. Canadian discount brokerage deals have reached a feverish pitch as the race to win over DIY investors intensifies to all-time highs. The biggest news, however, is the launch of four new […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 27, 2017

Published January 27, 2017
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Sometimes change is good. Sometimes it’s not. Either way for discount brokerages in Canada and the US, change, and more specifically the ability to navigate change, appears to be what will separate the winners from the rest of the crowd. In this week’s roundup we take a look at the latest digital shift from one […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 20, 2017

Published January 20, 2017
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Trump, or more formally, President Trump is known for many things – among them, the art of the deal. The new US president isn’t the only deal maker around, however, as Canadian brokerages are also looking to start giving some ‘bigly’ deals to DIY investors. This week’s roundup puts a spotlight on the latest deals […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2017

Published January 3, 2017
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*Update: Jan. 17* It’s a new year, a new month and for DIY investors, a chance to get some good news while shopping around for an online trading account. While 2016 saw some interesting developments in the deals & promotions space, one of the more notable occurrences was the pullback in offers from Questrade. In […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 23, 2016

Published December 23, 2016
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Well, it’s hard to believe but Christmas is literally just two sleeps away. While DIY investors are either busy looking for a deal, a present or are relaxing from the mayhem that is a shopping mall, it looks like Canadian discount brokerages are taking cues from other businesses and putting up deals for DIY investors […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 16, 2016

Published December 16, 2016
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If there was any doubt that winter is coming, it’s pretty much been buried at this point underneath a pile of snow. The infamous game of thrones reference seems more appropriate than ever, not just for markets, but also for the tough times to come for Canada’s discount brokerages. In this week’s roundup, we take […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 25th, 2016

Published November 25, 2016
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For investors, every day in the markets feels like Black Friday. From the opening bell through to the close and into the night, there’s no shortage of folks looking to capitalize on a great deal. Fortunately for DIY investors, there’s at least one place that pulls together the deals and promotions from Canadian discount brokerages […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 18, 2016

Published November 18, 2016
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With shipping, tripping and champagne sipping, it was another wild week in the markets. There was volatility galore which always makes for exciting times for both traders and the business news media. And, even though this wacky week has come to a close, another very big week is close at hand with ‘Black Friday’ sales […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 11, 2016

Published November 11, 2016
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If the world were to go to hell in a handbasket, the market would respond by going bullish on basket makers and transportation. Such is the lens of a trader. Despite the volatility and uncertainty attached to a Trump presidency, the sell-off in the moments following the Trump election quickly corrected by the time markets […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 4, 2016

Published November 4, 2016
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Patience is a virtue. Or for some, it’s a way of life. Cubs fans can finally celebrate winning the world series, somewhat ironically on a week when market bears were also cheering their recent victories.  For Canadian discount brokers, more than a handful have decided that they’re done playing the waiting game and are going […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – November 1, 2016

Published November 1, 2016
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*Updated Nov. 23* Nothin’ lasts forever, even cold November rain. It seems odd yet appropriate to reference a Guns & Roses song as we head into a new month of deals and promotions coverage of Canada’s discount brokerages. Like the band, however, deals & promotions are still rocking on even as we head into the […]

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