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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 16, 2021

Published February 16, 2021
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It’s fitting that after so much discussion about “shorts” in the news, we also now have a short(er) trading week upon us. With one fewer trading day, it also means the deadline for RRSP contributions is ticking closer, adding to the pressure that is evidently already building at Canadian online brokerages this month. In this […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 8, 2021

Published February 8, 2021
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February is now well underway. In case you might have missed it, a forty-something quarterback managed to nab yet another Super Bowl win, and for the moment, it appears that the forty-something-plus crowd on Wall Street managed to squeeze out a win over the younger investors – at least for now. History is in the […]

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Look Back Look Ahead: Questrade Q&A

Published February 4, 2021
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What can beginner investors expect from your firm?Helping Canadians become confident investors is what we do every day. And it’s important not only to serve their needs today but also to teach them more about the markets as things happen. When COVID-19 hit, we sent out resources to help customers make sense of the markets. […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2021

Published February 1, 2021
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Just because the month is short, doesn’t mean we can’t be long on fun! From Lunar New Year to Valentine’s Day to Family Day, there is much cause for celebration – with safe social distancing in mind, of course. Another reason for DIY investors to rejoice: there’s still time to meet the RRSP contribution deadline […]

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Mark to Market: The “Limit Buy” Part 1

Published January 29, 2021
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(re)Introducing Mark to Market! DIY investing is serious business, but when learning the ropes of self-directed wealth management, it helps to take a comical view. Follow the adventures of Mark Tradewell and friends, as they wander through the complex maze of stock market terms, products and ideas, in search of understanding, confidence and mastery of […]

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Look Back / Look Ahead: Qtrade Investor Q&A

Published January 28, 2021
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What can beginner investors expect from your firm? New investors can access an award-winning online investing platform, robust mobile-trading capabilities and unrivalled customer service. Qtrade Investor has consistently been ranked among the top online brokerages across all major rankings, including The Globe and Mail, Surviscor and MoneySense. We have achieved 22 first-place wins for best […]

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Look Back / Look Ahead: Influencer Edition

Published January 26, 2021
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As strange as the times are that we currently are living through, stranger still is the world of DIY investing. Scores of online investors are shut in because of COVID-19, savings for many are up despite massive economic dislocation, interest rates are at near-record lows, and individuals turning to investing online, not only as a […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 18, 2021

Published January 18, 2021
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Normally we talk about news that has happened – but considering the gravitas of the week ahead, it seems fitting to weave in some discussion of the future, this week in particular. As of the publication of this edition of the Roundup, there’s certainly a nervous energy in the news; however, if there’s one thing […]

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Look Back / Look Ahead: BMO InvestorLine Q&A

Published January 12, 2021
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Q1: What can beginner investors expect from your firm?Beginning investors can expect a robust platform, with user experience enhancements that make it easy and intuitive to invest. We’re passionate about helping new investors find the right online investing tools for them. Q2: What can active investors expect from your firm?Active investors will appreciate the overhauled […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2021

Published January 1, 2021
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*Update: January 8* Cheers to 2021! While 2020 marked a year full of surprise and change – both inside and outside the DIY investing space – we believe it is safe to say we are all ready for a fresh start. To help you ring in the new year and celebrate in (financial) style, Sparx […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 14, 2020

Published December 14, 2020
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’Tis the season for gifts, and it seems like with recent fervour around IPOs, those gifts are coming in the form of jingling market bells. For both DIY investors and online brokerages, the excitement around recent IPOs and the optimism heading into 2021 bode well for the run-up to RSP season. In this can’t-believe-the-end-of-2020-is-so-close edition […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 7, 2020

Published December 7, 2020
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Take a deep breath. Believe it or not, December is here, and with it, news of several COVID-19 vaccines, stock markets making record highs, and hope on the horizon. Certainly not a coincidence. Another non-coincidence at this time of year is the appearance of special treats and the idea of wrapping things up with a […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – December 2020

Published December 1, 2020
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*Update: December 18* After what has simultaneously felt like the fastest yet slowest year ever, we have finally made it to December! In true holiday fashion, Sparx Trading is here to spread old-fashioned cheer and merry updates as we take a (cautious and socially distanced) step into the final month of 2020.  Bargain-hunting DIY investors […]

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