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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2018

Published April 1, 2018
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*Updated April 2* Spring is officially here and for DIY investor’s it’s already off to a great start. To begin with, there was a bullish sign heading into April as two online brokerages, Desjardins Online Brokerage and HSBC InvestDirect, elected to extend offers that were scheduled to expire at the end of March. Discount Brokerage […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2018

Published March 1, 2018
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*Updated Mar. 19* With so much activity and anticipation leading up to the RSP contribution deadline for the 2017 tax year, the rollover into March 1st feels a little like the start of a new year. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash Back/Free Trade/Product Offer Promotions Referral Promotions Transfer Fee Promotions Contests & Other Offers […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 2, 2018

Published February 2, 2018
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Welcome to February. Instead of V for Valentine’s it appears that the first V is for volatility. Gravity kicked in very quickly for stock markets this week, as it often does, when supply suddenly outstrips demand. Curiously, for online brokerages, demand continues to be strong, and investor demands continue to increase. In this Groundhog Day […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2018

Published February 1, 2018
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*Update: Feb. 2/18* The deals and promotions activity at Canadian discount brokerages is almost at full throttle this month.With over 30 advertised deals for DIY investors to choose from, there is no shortage of incentives from brokerages big and small, each trying to sweeten the deal for DIY investors. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2018

Published January 2, 2018
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*Update: 1/25* Happy New Year! It seems like the one place in Canada that is still hot this winter is the deals and promotions section for Canada’s discount brokerages. It’s a strong start to 2018 for Canadian discount brokerages, as the official race to the RSP contribution deadline is on. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – December 2017

Published December 1, 2017
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*Update: Dec. 21* If there’s one thing that we love to share heading into the end of the year, it’s holiday cheer. And, heading into the end of 2017 there’s lots to be cheerful for if you’re a DIY investor looking to open an online trading account at one of Canada’s discount brokerages. Discount Brokerage […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 17, 2017

Published November 17, 2017
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If we didn’t need any more reminders that we’re hurtling towards the future faster and more furious than ever, we nonetheless got not one but two this week with Elon Musk’s mindblowing new Tesla semi-truck and updated roadster. What, you might be asking, does this have to do with Canadian discount brokerages? Well, simply put, […]

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2017 Canadian discount brokerage review & 2018 preview

Published November 15, 2017
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Hard to believe how fast time flies. As we near the end of the 2017, we felt it was an appropriate time to reflect on what has been yet another eventful year for Canadian online brokerages. And, while we could comment on the rise of roboadvisors or the changing preferences of online investors, we figured […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – November 2017

Published November 1, 2017
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*Updated Nov. 17* Just because Halloween’s over doesn’t mean there aren’t treats left over for Canadian DIY investors in November. Even though the RRSP contribution deadline for 2017 is still a few months away, Canadian discount brokerages will be starting to gear up for their ‘busy’ season, aka RRSP contribution season, which tends to peak […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – October 2017

Published October 4, 2017
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Even though the leaves are starting to change colour this month, it seems that this fall, not much is changing with Canadian discount brokerage deals and promotions. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash Back/Free Trade/Product Offer Promotions Referral Promotions Transfer Fee Promotions Contests & Other Offers Digital Advice + Roboadvisor Promotions (new!) For DIY investors […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 1, 2017

Published September 1, 2017
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September is here and the fall selection of deals is almost upon us. With just a few weeks to go in the summer of 2017, the action in the Canadian discount brokerage deals section is nevertheless quite hot. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash Back/Free Trade/Product Offer Promotions Referral Promotions Transfer Fee Promotions Contests & […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 1, 2017

Published August 1, 2017
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It’s hard to believe but August is already upon us. That’s right, this is the last full month of summer and in just a few weeks, activity in the markets and with investors is poised to ramp up as summer vacations come to an end. For Canadian online brokerages (and robo-advisors too), however, they’re still […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 1, 2017

Published July 1, 2017
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Happy Canada Day! Like the weather in July, the deals and promotions section is heating up. The great news for DIY investors heading into the new month is that there are 23 offers or promotions being advertised by Canadian discount brokerages and an additional four when considering the digital advice or robo-advisor promotional offers. Included […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 1, 2017

Published June 1, 2017
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Discount Brokerage Deals Cash Back/Free Trade/Product Offer Promotions Referral Promotions Transfer Fee Promotions Contests & Other Offers Digital Advice + Roboadvisor Promotions (new!) *Update: June 27* Summer is the best time for blockbuster movie hits. And, just like these feature productions, this month’s deals & promos section will be filled with big announcements and teasers […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 1, 2017

Published May 1, 2017
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*Updated: May 19* Now that spring is in full swing, it looks like the deals and promotions section is getting a little spring cleaning of its own. Like the big puffy Canada Goose jackets, there are a number of deals that are getting shelved for the season (or perhaps for good), however there are some […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2017

Published April 1, 2017
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*Updated April 14* Even though this is technically April Fool’s Day, the pullback in deals is no laughing matter. After a very busy March in which there were as many as 35 deals in play, April kicks off with a more modest 24 live deals. The bigger story, however, is recognizing that now might not […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2017

Published March 2, 2017
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March is finally here. With the promise of spring ahead of us and the RSP deadline now behind us, attention is going to shift to tax season and where, how and with whom those refunds will be invested.  The great news for DIY investors is that there are still lots of promotional offers to choose […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2017

Published February 1, 2017
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With the big game coming this weekend, it seems fitting to kick off the deals and promotions action for February in a big way. Canadian discount brokerage deals have reached a feverish pitch as the race to win over DIY investors intensifies to all-time highs. The biggest news, however, is the launch of four new […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2017

Published January 3, 2017
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*Update: Jan. 17* It’s a new year, a new month and for DIY investors, a chance to get some good news while shopping around for an online trading account. While 2016 saw some interesting developments in the deals & promotions space, one of the more notable occurrences was the pullback in offers from Questrade. In […]

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