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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 9, 2018

Published February 9, 2018
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What a week of extremes. The Eagles won the Super Bowl, the Dow Jones cratered, Elon Musk’s rocket took off, XIV blew up and Omarosa is on Big Brother. But those weren’t the only headlines this week. Unfortunately for many DIY investors, also in the headlines again were online brokerage outages. In this week’s roundup, […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 2, 2018

Published February 2, 2018
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Welcome to February. Instead of V for Valentine’s it appears that the first V is for volatility. Gravity kicked in very quickly for stock markets this week, as it often does, when supply suddenly outstrips demand. Curiously, for online brokerages, demand continues to be strong, and investor demands continue to increase. In this Groundhog Day […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 2018

Published February 1, 2018
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*Update: Feb. 2/18* The deals and promotions activity at Canadian discount brokerages is almost at full throttle this month.With over 30 advertised deals for DIY investors to choose from, there is no shortage of incentives from brokerages big and small, each trying to sweeten the deal for DIY investors. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 26, 2018

Published January 26, 2018
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With US markets continuing to push into record territory, everyone appears to revising estimates upwards in terms of where things go from here. Heck, even the folks at Vanity Fair magazine seem to be caught up in the frenzy and were adding digits (and limbs) to superstars. Speaking of new highs and big deals, Canadian […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 19, 2018

Published January 19, 2018
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This week has been all about deals. From the frenzied (but futile) deal making to avoid the US government shutting down to the announcement of cities jockeying to make a deal to attract Amazon for a new headquarters, 2018 is already knee-deep in deal making. Also swamped with deals are Canadian DIY investors who now […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 12, 2018

Published January 12, 2018
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Twitter is no stranger to controversy or strong language, however when it comes from the commander in grief, well it’s becoming strange to see exactly what shocks us anymore. Speaking of strong reactions on Twitter, several Canadian online brokerages have also been on the receiving end of some strongly worded feedback because of trading platform […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 5, 2018

Published January 5, 2018
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Happy New Year? Just five days into 2018 and there’s fire and fury making headlines on both sides of the border. Here in Canada, however, the fire and fury have been directly at a handful of online brokerage service experiences including trading platform outages and egregiously long wait times. Did I mention that it is […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 2018

Published January 2, 2018
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*Update: 1/25* Happy New Year! It seems like the one place in Canada that is still hot this winter is the deals and promotions section for Canada’s discount brokerages. It’s a strong start to 2018 for Canadian discount brokerages, as the official race to the RSP contribution deadline is on. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 22, 2017

Published December 22, 2017
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For last minute shoppers, this is it – the mad sprint to the finish line ahead of Christmas next week. Interestingly enough, procrastinating gift-givers weren’t the only ones getting things done this week, as Canadian online brokerages were also busy making news and releasing features heading into the final few days of 2017. In this […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 8, 2017

Published December 8, 2017
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If there are two things dominating the headlines the past few weeks, it’s bitcoin (or cryptocurrency) and America. While Canadian DIY investors have a chance to peek around the corner to see what online brokerages have coming in 2018, we also wanted to review what US discount brokerages were up to to see what else […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 1, 2017

Published December 1, 2017
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Even though 2017 is in the final stretch, it appears there’s still quite a bit of activity in the Canadian online brokerage space. From awards to new deals crossing the wire, the last few weeks of the year will probably have a few more surprises to offer DIY investors. In this week’s (shortened-because-it’s-coming-from-Mexico) roundup, we […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – December 2017

Published December 1, 2017
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*Update: Dec. 21* If there’s one thing that we love to share heading into the end of the year, it’s holiday cheer. And, heading into the end of 2017 there’s lots to be cheerful for if you’re a DIY investor looking to open an online trading account at one of Canada’s discount brokerages. Discount Brokerage […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 17, 2017

Published November 17, 2017
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If we didn’t need any more reminders that we’re hurtling towards the future faster and more furious than ever, we nonetheless got not one but two this week with Elon Musk’s mindblowing new Tesla semi-truck and updated roadster. What, you might be asking, does this have to do with Canadian discount brokerages? Well, simply put, […]

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2017 Canadian discount brokerage review & 2018 preview

Published November 15, 2017
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Hard to believe how fast time flies. As we near the end of the 2017, we felt it was an appropriate time to reflect on what has been yet another eventful year for Canadian online brokerages. And, while we could comment on the rise of roboadvisors or the changing preferences of online investors, we figured […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 3, 2017

Published November 3, 2017
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…Aaand we’re back. Now that November is here, it’s not only fireplaces and furnaces that are heating up, but also the action at Canadian discount brokerages. Specifically, the promotional activity is starting to ramp up and it looks like the gloves may be coming off to end 2017. In this edition of the weekly roundup, […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – November 2017

Published November 1, 2017
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*Updated Nov. 17* Just because Halloween’s over doesn’t mean there aren’t treats left over for Canadian DIY investors in November. Even though the RRSP contribution deadline for 2017 is still a few months away, Canadian discount brokerages will be starting to gear up for their ‘busy’ season, aka RRSP contribution season, which tends to peak […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals and Promotions – October 2017

Published October 4, 2017
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Even though the leaves are starting to change colour this month, it seems that this fall, not much is changing with Canadian discount brokerage deals and promotions. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash Back/Free Trade/Product Offer Promotions Referral Promotions Transfer Fee Promotions Contests & Other Offers Digital Advice + Roboadvisor Promotions (new!) For DIY investors […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 22, 2017

Published September 22, 2017
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With the first day of fall arriving this week, it’s unbe”leaf”able how fast time flies. And while the news was busy reporting world leaders trading insults, stock market charts show that the investing world continues to be busy trading shares, as trends continue moving up and to the right. Curiously, charts tracking performance of Canadian […]

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