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Online Brokerage Promotions – May 2022

Published May 1, 2022
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Online brokerage promotions in May were slim except for one bank-owned brokerage which is leaning into lowering interest rates on margin lending at a time when rates are rising. Get the latest news on online brokerage offers and why there are likely to be more deals on the horizon as competition intensifies.

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Online Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 22, 2022

Published March 22, 2022
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* Deals and promotions are important tools for online brokerages to continue to attract attention of online investors

* Established or larger players may not have to rely on them because they have already invested in advertising and there is some level of awareness

* Newer or smaller online brokerages will almost certainly need to get creative with new account promotions

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 6, 2022

Published January 6, 2022
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This mega-edition of the Weekly Roundup features in-depth reviews of Canadian online brokerages in 2021. Be sure to check out the analysis of the Look Back / Look Ahead feature for the top online brokerage trends for 2021 and 2022. Also, we highlight the biggest news from Canadian online brokerages in 2021. Tune in for great memes and important themes!

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Look Back / Look Ahead: A Review of Canadian Online Brokerages in 2021 & Preview of 2022

Published December 31, 2021
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If you thought 2021 was an eventful year (and it was!) at Canada’s online brokerages, wait until you see what’s in store for 2022. In this milestone issue of the Look Back / Look Ahead series, we hear from leaders at Canadian online brokerages about what they saw as the biggest highlights, as well as what they’re working on to impress self-directed investors in the next year. Also, we’ve got the scoop on four new online brokerages moving into the commission-free trading game.

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 13, 2021

Published September 13, 2021
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More big news unfolding on the zero-commission trading front. We explore the latest move by Desjardins Online Brokerage as well as comments from TD Direct Investing on the move to eliminate commissions. Also, there are more new features available on SparxTrading.com to help self-directed investors research investor feedback on online brokerages and scan deals and promos more efficiently.

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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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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 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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