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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 3, 2020

Published February 3, 2020
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After the ‘big game’ in the NFL, it’s now time for the championship race between Canadian online brokerages to kick into high gear. With just a few weeks left until the deadline for RSP contribution, it will be an all-out sprint by Canadian online brokerages to land new accounts and assets from Canadian DIY investors. […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 13, 2020

Published January 13, 2020
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Welcome to 2020! Lots has happened while the Weekly Roundup has been on hiatus, however much like the snow blanketing rooftops all across the country (including Vancouver), there’s lots of news to shovel through and remarkably a lot to look forward to for DIY investors this RSP season. In this first edition of the Weekly […]

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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 Weekly Roundup – August 26, 2019

Published August 26, 2019
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It seems like more and more discussion is taking place around the “R” word. Of course, with stranger things taking place around the world with respect to interest rates, trade wars, and conflicting accounts from economic indicators, it’s tough to make heads or tails of what’s going on. Despite the pervasive and heightened uncertainty, one […]

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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 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 Weekly Roundup – May 20, 2019

Published May 20, 2019
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Whether it was the Raptors or Game of Thrones fans, it was good news (mostly) for the North all around on this long weekend. While the popular HBO series has now officially wrapped, it looks like a different video series is starting to command the attention of Canadian investors and the envy of some online […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 22, 2019

Published April 22, 2019
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This edition of the weekly roundup is coming to you from sunny Indio California, home of the Coachella Valley Music Festival aka Coachella. There’s nothing quite like the example of supply and demand in action – and judging by the crowds, lineups for merch and the water refill stations, demand is certainly hot. Ironically, the […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2019

Published April 1, 2019
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One of the hazards of posting the deals and promotions update on April 1st is that readers might feel like they’re going to get pranked – especially this year with so many offers expiring at the outset of the month. Alas, while it is true that at the start of this month there are significantly […]

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