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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2021

Published February 1, 2021
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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 […]

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Look Back / Look Ahead: BMO InvestorLine Q&A

Published January 12, 2021
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Q1: What can beginner investors expect from your firm?Beginning investors can expect a robust platform, with user experience enhancements that make it easy and intuitive to invest. We’re passionate about helping new investors find the right online investing tools for them. Q2: What can active investors expect from your firm?Active investors will appreciate the overhauled […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2021

Published January 1, 2021
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*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 […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 7, 2020

Published December 7, 2020
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Take a deep breath. Believe it or not, December is here, and with it, news of several COVID-19 vaccines, stock markets making record highs, and hope on the horizon. Certainly not a coincidence. Another non-coincidence at this time of year is the appearance of special treats and the idea of wrapping things up with a […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – December 2020

Published December 1, 2020
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*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 […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 30, 2020

Published November 30, 2020
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Hard to believe but the end of 2020 is almost here. Then again, a lot of what’s happening is surreal. With stock markets continuing to rise alongside COVID numbers, and increasingly tightening restrictions here in Canada to try to wrestle the virus into control, it’s hard to believe there is good news to be found. […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 23, 2020

Published November 23, 2020
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With Black Friday just around the corner and Christmas about a month out, bargain hunters and buying sprees abound. It seems like stock markets are in the buying spirit, too, as investors continue to push markets and certain stocks into record territory. Even online brokerages are getting into the spirit of the promotional season and […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 9, 2020

Published November 9, 2020
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It’s official, sort of. With the US presidential election now (just about) over and a clear winner declared in the contest, markets and the world can turn their attention to what comes next. Regardless of the direction things take from here, though, it’s safe to say that the vote was a very big deal. Serendipitously, […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – November 2020

Published November 1, 2020
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*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 […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – October 2020

Published October 1, 2020
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*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, […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 2020

Published September 1, 2020
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*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 […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 10, 2020

Published August 10, 2020
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There’s nothing quite like being able to stay cool on a hot summer’s day. Whether it’s with a cold beverage, a spot in the shade, or just taking it easy, everyone has their own preference when it comes to handling the heat. One group not sitting around resting this summer, however, is Canadian discount brokerages. […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 4, 2020

Published August 4, 2020
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Dessert-lovers, rejoice! This past week was a great time to enjoy the fruits of investing labour, with tech giant Apple announcing they will be initiating a 4:1 stock split, as well as the tech-heavy Nasdaq pressing into new all-time-high territory. In this week’s Roundup, we report on the current state of the deals/promotions drought and […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 2020

Published August 1, 2020
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*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 […]

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