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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 2, 2019

Published December 2, 2019
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Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the beginning of December is undoubtedly synonymous with big savings and big deals. This year, there are definitely both in the world of online brokerages here in Canada and in the US. In this edition of the Weekly Roundup, we review the latest deals activity to cross the […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – November 4, 2019

Published November 4, 2019
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They say when it (November) rains, it (November) pours. It’s fitting for the start of the second-last month to reference the turbulent weather that many DIY investors encountered at the outset of the new month, and a fitting nod to the Guns & Roses song, since nothing lasts forever, especially these days for online brokerages […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – October 15, 2019

Published October 15, 2019
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Welcome back to the market action after what was hopefully a restful long weekend. While many DIY investors will start the week feeling cheerful, it was pretty clear that after a stretch like the one we’ve just witnessed, a few online brokerages are feeling like they’ve had the stuffing knocked out of them. With so […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – September 23, 2019

Published September 23, 2019
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Fall is finally here. Along with the changing colours of the leaves, it’s also a time that the fashion industry looks to shine. Much like fashion, investors are also interested in what’s du jour. Trendspotting is a big feature in both fashion and investing and it seems that knowing where to spot the trends is equally […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – July 15, 2019

Published July 15, 2019
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When it comes to summer, some people like soft serve and others like their serves to be anything but soft. Ironically, the world of professional sports is just one of the places we’ve found online brokerages wandering into, and certainly not the only place where they’re trying to get into the winner’s circle. In this […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 8, 2019

Published July 8, 2019
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The deal that everyone has been talking about finally transpired. Of course, the Kawhi trade isn’t the only deal getting attention this past week, as a pair of Canadian discount brokers decided to also step back onto the court with some promotional efforts of their own. So much for a lazy, hazy July. In this […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 1, 2019

Published July 1, 2019
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Happy Canada Day! It’s great to be back in the saddle again and happily there’s great news to report since the last update a couple of weeks ago. With U.S. markets touching new highs, summer is off to a strong start. Interestingly, so too are a couple of Canadian online brokerages, to the point where […]

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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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