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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 2019

Published May 1, 2019
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*Updated: May 27* April showers are supposed to bring May flowers but when it comes to deals for DIY investors in Canada, the promo parade in May is definitely getting rained on. After an incredibly busy start to the year – especially in the lead up to the RSP contribution deadline, deals activity at Canadian […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2019

Published April 1, 2019
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One of the hazards of posting the deals and promotions update on April 1st is that readers might feel like they’re going to get pranked – especially this year with so many offers expiring at the outset of the month. Alas, while it is true that at the start of this month there are significantly […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2019

Published March 1, 2019
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*Updated March 14* March is officially (or finally) here. Take note snow, your days are numbered. Of course, it’s not just the white fluffy stuff whose time is up this month as a number of discount brokerage deals for RSP season are also poised to melt away during over the next several weeks. As last […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2019

Published February 1, 2019
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*Updated: Feb. 19* The start of February means it’s almost time for the Super Bowl. Like the big game, Canada’s discount brokerages are fiercely competing with one another heading into the final stretch of their busy season: RSP contribution time. Fortunately for Canadian DIY investors looking for a new online trading or investing account, this […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2019

Published January 1, 2019
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*Updated Jan. 13* Welcome to 2019! The first day of the new year often brings with it a sense of optimism for the upcoming year and for Canadian DIY investors looking for an online investing or trading account, there’s a lot to look forward to, especially in the deals department. With offers from many of […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 21, 2018

Published December 21, 2018
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In addition to frenzied shopping, and trading platforms flashing more red than Rudolph’s nose, if there’s one thing to look forward to in the end of year hustle, it’s blockbuster releases. And, here at SparxTrading, we did not want to disappoint. This final edition of the roundup for 2018 ends on a high note with […]

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2018 Canadian Discount Brokerage Review & 2019 Preview

Published December 19, 2018
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What a difference a year makes. In December of 2017, “investors” were HODLing for Bitcoin and weed stocks and were tripping over one another to open up new trading accounts as well as overloading trading systems and customer service lines at online brokerages across Canada. While it didn’t catch everyone by total surprise, the online […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – December 2018

Published December 1, 2018
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*Updated Dec. 21st* Even though the holiday season is just around the corner, there’s another season that online investors and brokerages look to for big gifts: RSP season. There are no red-nosed reindeer or chimney scaling figures, but there is lots to cheer about in terms of promotional offers that are now available for DIY […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – November 2018

Published November 1, 2018
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*Update Nov. 17th* If there’s one month of the year known for deals, it’s November. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shoppers are getting geared up for some serious savings. For Canadian DIY investors, the fun has already started as Canada’s online brokerages gear up for their busiest shopping season – RRSP season – and […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – October 2018

Published October 1, 2018
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Now that October is here, there are some unbe-leaf-able deals for DIY investors. Corny puns aside, the fall crop of Canadian discount brokerage deals is packed with a great selection of cash back and commission-free trading offers. With the entry of a popular bank-owned brokerage into the deals race, other online brokerages are certain to […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 2018

Published September 1, 2018
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*Updated Sept. 24.* September is officially here. And, along with pumpkin spice everything, the Canadian discount brokerage deals and promotions section is also going to get bold, rich and flavourful. Ok, maybe not that last one, but nonetheless this month is going to shape up to be a very busy one as far as promotions […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 2018

Published August 1, 2018
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*Updated: Aug. 18* Welcome to the August edition of the discount brokerage deals and promotions section where, at least at the outset, the theme of the month appears to be ‘status quo’. It is worth noting that unlike most months thus far, August is starting off on a relatively quiet note, with no deals expiring […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 2018

Published July 1, 2018
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*Updated: July 5* With lots of sunshine, July’s crop of discount brokerage deals is still in full bloom. That’s great news for DIY investors looking to open online investing account with a Canadian online brokerage. While the cash back offerings still lag the commission-free category, there remains ample opportunity to get a transfer-free bonus when […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 2018

Published June 1, 2018
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It’s hard to believe but June is already here, which means summer is right around the corner. While temperatures outside are heating up, the discount brokerage deals and promotions section is gradually warming back up. Heading into the new month there was a good mix of extensions as well as a new offer from National […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 4, 2018

Published May 4, 2018
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The old trading adage of sell in May and go away clearly did not apply to this week’s market activity. It’s still early enough in the month that anything can happen, however. With the announcement of the end of decades of hostilities between North and South Korea, it’s as good as any segue into the […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 2018

Published May 1, 2018
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*Update: May 29*  There’s an old trader tip that says “buy when it snows and sell when it goes.” Now, it wasn’t too long ago that the snow actually did leave but the arrival of May “should” mean no more snow. Alas, snow wasn’t the only thing disappearing to kick off this month. Several Canadian […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 27, 2018

Published April 27, 2018
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For traders of Canadian securities listed on the TSX/TSX-V and Montreal Exchange, the weekend showed up a little earlier than anyone expected. With trading on these markets halted, it was an opportune time for the Toronto crowd to tune into the wizardry of the Toronto Raptors. Of course, online brokerages in Canada are used to […]

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