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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 6, 2020

Published April 6, 2020
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April has finally arrived. As much as the year is moving quickly, it simultaneously feels like it is moving incredibly slowly. As with the reality in markets, any bit of information about where things go next with the COVID-19 crisis is highly prized. In this edition of the Roundup, we wade into the shallow deals […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April, 2020

Published April 1, 2020
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*Updated April 7* It’s finally April and, after the unprecedented changes and challenges that have unfolded over the past month, we would love to say that current world events are nothing but an April Fool’s Day joke gone wrong but sadly, that isn’t the case.  To start off the month, online brokerages have opted to […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 30, 2020

Published March 30, 2020
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For frequent market watchers, a screen is hard to ignore. Information about COVID-19 is flying at investors faster than a souped up Vin Diesel muscle car and coupled with, or perhaps compounded by, stock market volatility means it is hard to know exactly how to navigate the unfolding economic, medical and societal crises. Of course, […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 23, 2020

Published March 23, 2020
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The most fundamental view of how the stock market works is a balance between supply and demand. As the past few weeks have now shown, there are clearly some places where there’s an oversupply and some places, like grocery stores and phone lines, where demand has surged. Even so, it’s important to remember, especially at […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 16, 2020

Published March 16, 2020
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To paraphrase a quote from Bad Boys, things just got very real. Markets are already in unprecedented territory with record volatility and anyone who looks at the hard right edge of a chart might be seeing just how important having some kind of visibility into the future is to financial markets. Let’s just say, capital […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 2, 2020

Published March 2, 2020
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March is now here and while March Madness is synonymous with college basketball, it seems to sum up the sentiment in the stock market as fears about global economic slowdowns and uncertainty around COVID-19 continue to spread. Also at a fever pitch: deals from Canadian online brokerages at the RSP contribution deadline. In this edition […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2020

Published March 1, 2020
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*Updated March 9* Even though the markets might be in meltdown mode, one of the interesting features of the Canadian discount brokerage deal landscape is that there’s still solid ground for DIY investors in search of a good deal. Most offers from Canada’s online brokers were timed around the RSP contribution deadline and though several […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 24, 2020

Published February 24, 2020
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Deadline to RSP contribution is almost here and it’s prime time for DIY investors to go shopping for an online brokerage. Of course, retail investors aren’t the only ones shopping around, these days it seems that online brokerages are on the minds of more than just investors. In this edition of the Roundup, there’s really […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 17, 2020

Published February 17, 2020
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With Valentine’s Day and now with a shortened trading week for Family Day in Canada and President’s Day in the US, the weekend has been bookended with reasons to celebrate. For DIY investors, the sprint towards the RRSP contribution deadline may not offer roses and chocolates, but there are certainly some very sweet gifts being […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 10, 2020

Published February 10, 2020
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If there’s one thing that get Canadians to forget about the weather in February for a moment, it’s the hype train that is the Oscars. Like the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s biggest award, Canadian online brokerages are also enjoying some time in the spotlight, with special awards, rankings and recognition taking centre stage ahead […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 3, 2020

Published February 3, 2020
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After the ‘big game’ in the NFL, it’s now time for the championship race between Canadian online brokerages to kick into high gear. With just a few weeks left until the deadline for RSP contribution, it will be an all-out sprint by Canadian online brokerages to land new accounts and assets from Canadian DIY investors. […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2020

Published February 1, 2020
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February is finally upon us. It’s a great time to indulge in all things that are rosy and sugar-spun for Valentine’s Day and, for Canadian DIY investors, the best time to take advantage of sweet deals being offered by Canadian discount brokerages ahead of the RRSP contribution deadline. In spite of the cheer, to quote […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 13, 2020

Published January 13, 2020
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Welcome to 2020! Lots has happened while the Weekly Roundup has been on hiatus, however much like the snow blanketing rooftops all across the country (including Vancouver), there’s lots of news to shovel through and remarkably a lot to look forward to for DIY investors this RSP season. In this first edition of the Weekly […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2020

Published January 2, 2020
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*Update Jan. 21* It’s a new year, a new decade and what better way to ring it all in than with some new discount brokerage deals for online investors looking to find a new home for their hard-earned investment dollars. The past year was a time of significant change in the online brokerage space – […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 2, 2019

Published December 2, 2019
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Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the beginning of December is undoubtedly synonymous with big savings and big deals. This year, there are definitely both in the world of online brokerages here in Canada and in the US. In this edition of the Weekly Roundup, we review the latest deals activity to cross the […]

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