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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – October 2015

Published October 1, 2015
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*Updated Oct. 9* October is typically the month when little ghouls and goblins put on their best costumes and head out in search of treats. For DIY investors, Canadian discount brokerages have quite a few treats in the form of deals and promotions running this month, and perhaps even a few tricks. Heading into this […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 4, 2015

Published September 4, 2015
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Just a few more days until school begins but from the looks of things, investors are already enrolled in the school of hard knocks. Unlike Tom Brady, however, many DIY investors are not going to get away without a few bumps and bruises to their portfolio. For Canada’s discount brokerages, the volatility is a double-edged […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 2015

Published September 1, 2015
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*Updated September 26* September is not even a day old and it’s off to a volatile start in the equity markets. Even though this is the month when leaves start changing colour, it seems like DIY investors are going to see portfolios and markets change colour first. Canadian discount brokerages, and in particular their deals […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 28, 2015

Published August 28, 2015
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This past week saw such a crazy mix of sell-off and rally it could have easily been characterized as a McWhopper of a trading week. For Canadian discount brokerages, however, volatility is more than just food for thought; it looks like it may just be the main course. In this week’s discount brokerage roundup, we […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 14, 2015

Published August 14, 2015
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This week provided yet another reminder to traders big and small of the value that data plays in the market place. From the news of the arrest of hackers taking advantage of press releases, to frustrations of receiving delayed (or worse) data to the growing chatter among DIY investors about algorithmic trading, the message is […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – August 2015

Published August 1, 2015
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*Updated August 8, 2015* It’s hard to believe that August is already here. That’s right, 146 days left until Christmas, 142 left until winter and just a paltry 53 days until the beginning of fall. For Canadian discount brokerages, however, the ramp up to a busy fall and winter promotions session has already begun and […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 24, 2015

Published July 24, 2015
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From spiking share prices of tech giants such as Google and Amazon to gold losing its luster with investors, this week showed that expectations about the future are what drive the rapid moves up and down in share pricing. Arguably, reputation is its own kind of currency and this week we saw examples of how […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 3, 2015

Published July 3, 2015
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With both Canada Day and Independence Day arriving at the beginning of July is the kind of month that should literally come in with a bang. Once the fireworks die down, however, it’s also the time when you can hear the crickets chirping. Oddly enough, this characterizes the Canadian discount brokerages heading into July where, […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – July 2015

Published July 1, 2015
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Summer is a great time for taking vacations, staycations and generally taking it easy. While Canadian discount brokerages are keeping busy behind the scenes, heading into July it looks as though most of them have given the deals and promotions a break to cool off. At the start of this month there are 14 offers […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 19, 2015

Published June 19, 2015
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As June quickly draws to an end, there is something that a lot of the little kids out there may be celebrating or dreading. No, it’s definitely not dinosaurs nor is it Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for US President. Nope, if there’s something that discount brokerages and students can commiserate about at this time […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 5, 2015

Published June 5, 2015
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Even though summer is technically still coming, for Game of Thrones fans, winter looks like it’s finally arrived. While Canadian discount brokerages may not have to worry about a horde of the undead or flying dragons, they do have to keep an eye out on each other. In this week’s discount brokerage roundup, we take […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – June 2015

Published June 1, 2015
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*Updated June 16* With summer now just around the corner, June should prove to be an interesting month for discount brokerage deals and promotions. On the one hand there has been a pullback in the number of deals as we head into the summer, however the same core group of discount brokerages continue to run […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 15, 2015

Published May 15, 2015
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When it comes to DIY investing – or any investing, emotion is a lever best-not pulled. For discount brokerages, however, being boring doesn’t get attention and not getting attention means being left out. In this long weekend edition of the roundup, we’re excited to add a new feature into the mix. First, we take a […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 8, 2015

Published May 8, 2015
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What a week of wacky data to digest. From May the Fourth being with us, to Cinco de Mayo to the NDP landslide win in Alberta to Deflategate to stocks being called out for being overvalued and the markets going up anyway. It was definitely one of those stranger-than-fiction-headscratchers kind of weeks. Not to be […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 1, 2015

Published May 1, 2015
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Getting to the top is one thing, but staying there is another. Heading into the weekend US stock markets, which were previously at new highs, faltered slightly. Elsewhere, hockey fans are watching the good, bad and ugly unfold on the road to the Stanley cup and for boxing fans, the long awaited fight between two […]

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