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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions, December 2019

Published December 1, 2019
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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday landing so close to the beginning of December, deal hunting is going to be top of mind for DIY investors heading into the final month of the year. Fortunately, there are deals to be had with a number of cash back and commission-free trade promotions going on to round […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 4, 2019

Published November 4, 2019
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They say when it (November) rains, it (November) pours. It’s fitting for the start of the second-last month to reference the turbulent weather that many DIY investors encountered at the outset of the new month, and a fitting nod to the Guns & Roses song, since nothing lasts forever, especially these days for online brokerages […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions, November 2019

Published November 1, 2019
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*Updated Nov. 27* Welcome to November, where DIY investors, like daylight, are in for some savings when it comes to investing online. Despite the extra hour available to online brokerages, TFSA contribution room dates, RRSP contribution deadline season and tax season are all quickly approaching, and as a result, investors are already kicking the tires on […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 28, 2019

Published October 28, 2019
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Halloween is just around the corner, and for the online brokerage industry, it appears that they’re poised to deliver lots of treats and perhaps even a few tricks for DIY investors this year. Of course, this year’s scary prospect for Canadian discount brokerages might be vanishing profits, but as the US online brokerages are showing, […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 21, 2019

Published October 21, 2019
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On the eve of election night in Canada, citizens are tasked with making an investment of their own in the party or candidate that they believe is in their best interest. Another voting machine, the stock market, provides price as a proxy for expectations. Fascinatingly enough, the recent activity in US and Canadian online brokerage […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 15, 2019

Published October 15, 2019
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Welcome back to the market action after what was hopefully a restful long weekend. While many DIY investors will start the week feeling cheerful, it was pretty clear that after a stretch like the one we’ve just witnessed, a few online brokerages are feeling like they’ve had the stuffing knocked out of them. With so […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 7, 2019

Published October 7, 2019
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You have to hand it to October. For whatever reason, this is the month of the calendar year where there happens to be more volatility than usual in stock markets. It even featured prominently in the Back to Future franchise as the date in which travelling through time would be achieved. Although time travel in a […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions, October 2019

Published October 2, 2019
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*Updated Oct. 15* There probably couldn’t be a better name for the current season that online brokerages find themselves in this year. Fall is definitely here and more than just the leaves on the trees, commission rates are dropping to the ground this October. The casualties in the US online brokerage space are making headlines […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 23, 2019

Published September 23, 2019
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Fall is finally here. Along with the changing colours of the leaves, it’s also a time that the fashion industry looks to shine. Much like fashion, investors are also interested in what’s du jour. Trendspotting is a big feature in both fashion and investing and it seems that knowing where to spot the trends is equally […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions, September 2019

Published September 1, 2019
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*Updated Sept. 4* When it comes to discount brokerage deals, it appears that this month, school is definitely in session. Even though there are no new deals that officially launched at the beginning of September, there were several that snuck in at the tail end of August, just in time for the Labour Day weekend […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 26, 2019

Published August 26, 2019
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It seems like more and more discussion is taking place around the “R” word. Of course, with stranger things taking place around the world with respect to interest rates, trade wars, and conflicting accounts from economic indicators, it’s tough to make heads or tails of what’s going on. Despite the pervasive and heightened uncertainty, one […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 19, 2019

Published August 19, 2019
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One of the marvels of modern physics is that you can experience “zero gravity” right here on Earth by hopping on a flight of what’s affectionately known as the vomit comet. After diving and rallying and causing many investors to toss their cookies, this past week was a reminder that in spite of fundamentals, predictability […]

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