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Online Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 22, 2022

Published February 22, 2022
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In this reboot to the Weekly Roundup, we took our cues from the biggest sporting events in the world to bring an exceptional edition filled with high degrees of difficulty to compare one of the most influential touchpoints of DIY investors making decisions on which online brokerage to choose: Canadian online brokerage rankings. Grab some snacks (maybe a coffee too), this is going to be a good one.

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 6, 2022

Published January 6, 2022
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This mega-edition of the Weekly Roundup features in-depth reviews of Canadian online brokerages in 2021. Be sure to check out the analysis of the Look Back / Look Ahead feature for the top online brokerage trends for 2021 and 2022. Also, we highlight the biggest news from Canadian online brokerages in 2021. Tune in for great memes and important themes!

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Look Back / Look Ahead: A Review of Canadian Online Brokerages in 2021 & Preview of 2022

Published December 31, 2021
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If you thought 2021 was an eventful year (and it was!) at Canada’s online brokerages, wait until you see what’s in store for 2022. In this milestone issue of the Look Back / Look Ahead series, we hear from leaders at Canadian online brokerages about what they saw as the biggest highlights, as well as what they’re working on to impress self-directed investors in the next year. Also, we’ve got the scoop on four new online brokerages moving into the commission-free trading game.

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 20, 2021

Published December 20, 2021
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The holidays are almost here, but red and green are the colours flashing on trading screens this week! In this edition of the Roundup, we review a new feature called… RoundUP from Questrade, as well as another new feature: a cash-back reward program. Both programs are trying to get people to take the hassle out of saving and investing. Next, we review even more deals from online brokerages to cross the wire just before Christmas. And finally, we preview our Look Back / Look Ahead issue, including some juicy details on what’s inside.

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 22, 2021

Published November 22, 2021
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This week’s Roundup digs into the latest account growth numbers at Interactive Brokers and Schwab, and explores whether the new account growth is being fueled by Robinhood clients looking for an exit. Also, tune in to read about investor chatter on switching brokerages and which online brokerage is being recommended for options trading.

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 25, 2021

Published October 25, 2021
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Yet another commission-free online brokerage is slated to come to Canada – this time it’s TradeZero looking to gain a foothold with active traders. Also, read up on the latest feature to launch from Interactive Brokers which they hope will reduce the friction of getting started with trading online. As always check out some entertaining posts from the investor forums.

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 11, 2021

Published October 11, 2021
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From new branding, to new pricing, to new features, this week’s Roundup covers exciting developments at online brokerages on both sides of the border. Dive in to read more about customer service at Robinhood, the launch of CI Direct Trading, and BMO adviceDirect’s move to make their service more accessible to online investors.

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 4, 2021

Published October 4, 2021
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October is already here, and with it, a new crop of deals and promotions from online brokerages. Also launching this fall season, a brand new mobile trading experience from Questrade, called QuestMobile, that didn’t quite hit the mark with investors. Read more about what investors had to say about the new trading experience.

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