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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 7, 2015

Published August 7, 2015
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What a week in and around the equity markets. While investors are starting to see more red than green show up, Canadians are also starting to see more action from the red, blue and now orange of the various political parties jockeying for supremacy in the upcoming election. Politicians aren’t the only ones thinking about […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – August 2015

Published August 1, 2015
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*Updated August 8, 2015* It’s hard to believe that August is already here. That’s right, 146 days left until Christmas, 142 left until winter and just a paltry 53 days until the beginning of fall. For Canadian discount brokerages, however, the ramp up to a busy fall and winter promotions session has already begun and […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 24, 2015

Published July 24, 2015
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From spiking share prices of tech giants such as Google and Amazon to gold losing its luster with investors, this week showed that expectations about the future are what drive the rapid moves up and down in share pricing. Arguably, reputation is its own kind of currency and this week we saw examples of how […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 10, 2015

Published July 10, 2015
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Even though the official kick off to the Pan Am Games was today, in the week leading up to it markets have given traders more than enough diving, hurdles and nail-biting drama for weeks to come. For a handful of Canadian discount brokerages, this week proved to be equally eventful with contests and competitors going […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 3, 2015

Published July 3, 2015
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With both Canada Day and Independence Day arriving at the beginning of July is the kind of month that should literally come in with a bang. Once the fireworks die down, however, it’s also the time when you can hear the crickets chirping. Oddly enough, this characterizes the Canadian discount brokerages heading into July where, […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – July 2015

Published July 1, 2015
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Summer is a great time for taking vacations, staycations and generally taking it easy. While Canadian discount brokerages are keeping busy behind the scenes, heading into July it looks as though most of them have given the deals and promotions a break to cool off. At the start of this month there are 14 offers […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 26, 2015

Published June 26, 2015
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Heading into the last weekend of June, it looks like trading action is everywhere. NHL’ers & NBA’ers are trading players, politicians are trading blows and it even looks like Vancouver and Toronto have traded weather. For all the trading going on everywhere, Canadian discount brokerages are hoping DIY investors feel inspired to trade during the […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 19, 2015

Published June 19, 2015
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As June quickly draws to an end, there is something that a lot of the little kids out there may be celebrating or dreading. No, it’s definitely not dinosaurs nor is it Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for US President. Nope, if there’s something that discount brokerages and students can commiserate about at this time […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 12, 2015

Published June 12, 2015
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It happened in Toronto. It happened in Vancouver. Transit ground to a halt at the worst possible moments. And, if you read the tweets and forum posts from active investors and traders, it occasionally happens to discount brokerages, major data providers and stock exchanges across the information superhighway. When technology that carries people or financial […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 5, 2015

Published June 5, 2015
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Even though summer is technically still coming, for Game of Thrones fans, winter looks like it’s finally arrived. While Canadian discount brokerages may not have to worry about a horde of the undead or flying dragons, they do have to keep an eye out on each other. In this week’s discount brokerage roundup, we take […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – June 2015

Published June 1, 2015
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*Updated June 16* With summer now just around the corner, June should prove to be an interesting month for discount brokerage deals and promotions. On the one hand there has been a pullback in the number of deals as we head into the summer, however the same core group of discount brokerages continue to run […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 29, 2015

Published May 29, 2015
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When the weather starts to get this nice, it’s harder to enjoy it from behind a desk or a window. Perhaps that was also to blame for the market sell-off going into the weekend. While folks across the country are probably looking forward to some grill time, many discount brokerages, on the other hand, would […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 15, 2015

Published May 15, 2015
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When it comes to DIY investing – or any investing, emotion is a lever best-not pulled. For discount brokerages, however, being boring doesn’t get attention and not getting attention means being left out. In this long weekend edition of the roundup, we’re excited to add a new feature into the mix. First, we take a […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 8, 2015

Published May 8, 2015
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What a week of wacky data to digest. From May the Fourth being with us, to Cinco de Mayo to the NDP landslide win in Alberta to Deflategate to stocks being called out for being overvalued and the markets going up anyway. It was definitely one of those stranger-than-fiction-headscratchers kind of weeks. Not to be […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 1, 2015

Published May 1, 2015
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Getting to the top is one thing, but staying there is another. Heading into the weekend US stock markets, which were previously at new highs, faltered slightly. Elsewhere, hockey fans are watching the good, bad and ugly unfold on the road to the Stanley cup and for boxing fans, the long awaited fight between two […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – May 2015

Published May 1, 2015
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*Updated May 19* May is finally upon us. For some investors, this is time of year to be looking to exit the markets for the summer. For others, the ongoing uncertainty of the markets is just too alluring to walk away from, especially with speculation around interest rate hikes. Canadian discount brokerages are mindful of […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 24, 2015

Published April 24, 2015
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From parcel delivery to vacuum cleaners to financial management, it seems like robots are here to stay. With the NASDAQ finally breaching its previous all-time high, led there of course by the technology giants, there’s no doubt that robots and gadgets are powering the drive. For many online discount brokerages confronting this brave new world, […]

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