Advertisement

News

The latest posts from SparxTrading – in depth views on the world of online investing.

THE LATEST

category logo

Look Back / Look Ahead: A Review of Canadian Online Brokerages in 2021 & Preview of 2022

Published December 31, 2021
clock 20 Minutes

If you thought 2021 was an eventful year (and it was!) at Canada’s online brokerages, wait until you see what’s in store for 2022. In this milestone issue of the Look Back / Look Ahead series, we hear from leaders at Canadian online brokerages about what they saw as the biggest highlights, as well as what they’re working on to impress self-directed investors in the next year. Also, we’ve got the scoop on four new online brokerages moving into the commission-free trading game.

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 13, 2021

Published September 13, 2021
clock 8 Minutes

More big news unfolding on the zero-commission trading front. We explore the latest move by Desjardins Online Brokerage as well as comments from TD Direct Investing on the move to eliminate commissions. Also, there are more new features available on SparxTrading.com to help self-directed investors research investor feedback on online brokerages and scan deals and promos more efficiently.

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2021

Published February 1, 2021
clock 30 Minutes

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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2021

Published January 1, 2021
clock 8 Minutes

*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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – December 2020

Published December 1, 2020
clock 8 Minutes

*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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – November 2020

Published November 1, 2020
clock 8 Minutes

*Update: November 27* Daylight isn’t the only thing being saved this as we enter the month of November. It seems like DIY investors are also in for some savings too. Like adjusting the clocks back, it’s going to take some getting used to online investing in November. With the US presidential election likely to shape […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – October 2020

Published October 1, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

*Update: October 30* October is generally a spooky month for several reasons: The weather is colder, the sky is gloomier, and, of course, there’s Halloween at the end of the month.   In true 2020 fashion, October is predicted to unveil some more than a few tricks and even a few treats from Canadian discount brokerages, […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 2020

Published September 1, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

*Update: September 18* Although it feels like we’ve barely had enough time to enjoy the simple pleasures of summer this year, the end of the season is now just around the corner. As 2020 progresses, DIY investors continue to be met with market volatility. In fact, as we release this month’s discount brokerage deals and […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 2020

Published August 1, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

*Update: August 18* With everything that’s happened over the last few months, 2020 has simultaneously felt like the longest and the shortest year ever.  Time isn’t the only thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has distorted. Despite the biggest economic shock in memory (and on record), stock markets and retail investor behaviour have also distorted how […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 2020

Published July 2, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

*Update: July 28* Summer has finally arrived, and what a strange summer it’s shaping up to be! This word has been used a lot in the last few months, but it continues to be the word of the moment: unprecedented. With the whole world – and the stock market – venturing into uncharted territory, it’s […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 2020

Published June 1, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

Just like that, it is now June. The past few months have simultaneously felt like the slowest yet fastest months ever, and it is safe to say that the first half of 2020 has been rather tumultuous. However, for every bad news story we have heard or read about, there are countless good ones that […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 2020

Published May 1, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. After a whirlwind of unexpected changes in the last month, resulting from the global health and economic crises, there appears to be an increase in DIY investor confidence when it comes to stepping back into the markets. Despite current market volatility, there has been a recent […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 6, 2020

Published April 6, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April, 2020

Published April 1, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

*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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2020

Published March 1, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

*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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2020

Published February 1, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

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 […]

Read More >
category logo

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2020

Published January 2, 2020
clock 5 Minutes

*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 – […]

Read More >