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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 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 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 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 Deals & Promotions, August 2019

Published August 1, 2019
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*Updated Aug. 28* As we round the corner into August, most DIY investors are patiently waiting for new discount brokerage promotions to drop. Unfortunately, it seems like most Canadian online brokerages are in summer vacation mode when it comes to offering new deals. Even so, the summer so far hasn’t been totally silent. HSBC InvestDirect […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 2019

Published July 1, 2019
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*Updated: July 8* Despite all the fanfare and celebration that typically accompanies the beginning of July, it seems like many Canadian online brokerages are taking a bit of a break from the promotional game. Heading into the first official month of the summer, the discount brokerage deals section appears to be keeping its cool with […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 2019

Published June 1, 2019
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June is here, and for many Canadian DIY investors, their attention is fixed on the Raptors’ amazing journey to the NBA finals. As we cross into a new month in the deals and promotions section, however, it appears that there aren’t going to be nearly as many slam dunks in here to start off the […]

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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 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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