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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 1, 2017

Published September 1, 2017
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Heading into a long weekend where Canadian and U.S. stock markets are closed until Tuesday, certain investors are braving a long gulf of uncertainty. Meanwhile, a new and white-hot market in cryptocurrency continues to burn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the digital era, “money” truly doesn’t sleep. For Canadian online brokerages, […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – June 30, 2017

Published June 30, 2017
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Not everyone would look forward to turning 150 the way Canada does. That’s simply because us Canadians love to do things our way – including the Canadian discount brokerages and DIY investors. Of course, defining what ‘Canadian’ looks (and trades) like is quickly changing and gladly it looks like most Canadian online brokers are keeping […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 23, 2017

Published June 23, 2017
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With summer officially arriving this week, it also brought with it the longest day of the year. Of course, that is literally what happened on summer solstice, but for some traders (Sears, Home Capital?) and even several online brokerages facing outages, there were also some pretty long days that didn’t feel quite so sunny. This […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 16, 2017

Published June 16, 2017
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Amazon buying whole foods, meanwhile Sears Canada expressed concerns it would be able to carry on. The law of the jungle is simple: eat or be eaten. This week, Amazon decided to do some eating while Sears Canada let the market know that they’re officially a wounded gazelle. In the highly competitive world that is […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – April 28, 2017

Published April 28, 2017
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This week, NAFTA was causing all kinds of nausea for media, government and economists who were trying to figure out exactly what was happening with this long standing free-trade deal. While not a multinational economic agreement, Canadian discount brokerages are looking to their own free-trade deals as a way to generate interest and enthusiasm across […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 14, 2017

Published April 14, 2017
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With markets closed today in observance of Good Friday, investors on both sides of the border can spend their weekend recounting United Airlines memes, legalization of marijuana in Canada and the mother of all bombs. Say what you will about the news, but investors have a lot on their plates to digest – and that’s […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 7, 2017

Published April 7, 2017
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In the same week that the electric vehicle maker Tesla became the most valuable US automaker, a marijuana ETF launched and the world inched closer to war. Nevertheless, stock markets continued to price in the myriad of opportunities and risks to enable capital to flow into fueling the world of tomorrow (assuming of course the […]

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