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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 25, 2019

Published March 25, 2019
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Spring is officially here and what better metaphor for talking about growth than one that focuses so much about the promise of things to come. Ironically for many Canadian online brokerages, what’s to come may not be so favourable unless they learn to develop a digital green-thumb. In this edition of the roundup, we take […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 18, 2019

Published March 18, 2019
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With spring around the corner and coming off St. Paddy’s Day weekend, green is definitely a theme colour for March. Of course, while investors are seeking a green of their own, Canadian online brokerages are also green with envy (perhaps even seeing red) with the official roll-out of a new competitor. In this edition of […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 11, 2019

Published February 11, 2019
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Now that February is here, there’s all kinds of buzz surrounding the entertainment industry awards shows like the Grammy’s and the Oscars. For Canadian discount brokerages, this month also marks an important awards window with long anticipated online brokerage rankings getting published. In this edition of the Roundup, we take an in-depth look at the […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 21, 2018

Published December 21, 2018
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In addition to frenzied shopping, and trading platforms flashing more red than Rudolph’s nose, if there’s one thing to look forward to in the end of year hustle, it’s blockbuster releases. And, here at SparxTrading, we did not want to disappoint. This final edition of the roundup for 2018 ends on a high note with […]

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2018 Canadian Discount Brokerage Review & 2019 Preview

Published December 19, 2018
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What a difference a year makes. In December of 2017, “investors” were HODLing for Bitcoin and weed stocks and were tripping over one another to open up new trading accounts as well as overloading trading systems and customer service lines at online brokerages across Canada. While it didn’t catch everyone by total surprise, the online […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 30, 2018

Published November 30, 2018
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To some, the word boring means something unexciting. For the Elon Musks of the world, however, boring is really exciting. Of course, that second kind of boring requires doing some digging to yield interesting results. In case you didn’t see this one coming, this edition of the roundup digs deep into an interesting set of […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 19, 2018

Published October 19, 2018
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This fall, the colours of the leaves in Canada were distinctly green as legalization of recreational cannabis officially took effect. There was lots of excitement in the months and weeks leading up to this major milestone. For DIY investors, that has translated into lots of volatility and trading which online brokerages are always happy to […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 5, 2018

Published October 5, 2018
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As with any good Thanksgiving meal, there’s usually a generous helping of something good. In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re dishing out an extra helping of interesting developments in the Canadian online brokerage space. Whatever the equivalent of eating pants are for your brain, we hope you’ve got them on. In this edition […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – October 2018

Published October 1, 2018
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Now that October is here, there are some unbe-leaf-able deals for DIY investors. Corny puns aside, the fall crop of Canadian discount brokerage deals is packed with a great selection of cash back and commission-free trading offers. With the entry of a popular bank-owned brokerage into the deals race, other online brokerages are certain to […]

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 2018

Published September 1, 2018
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*Updated Sept. 24.* September is officially here. And, along with pumpkin spice everything, the Canadian discount brokerage deals and promotions section is also going to get bold, rich and flavourful. Ok, maybe not that last one, but nonetheless this month is going to shape up to be a very busy one as far as promotions […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 31, 2018

Published August 31, 2018
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If there’s one thing that markets are built for, it’s speculation. Whether or not NAFTA negotiations turn in Canada’s favour or against, the reality is that nobody on either side of the negotiating table is standing still and neither are their respective markets. As the gatekeepers to being able to invest in all of the […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 24, 2018

Published August 24, 2018
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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There’s certainly been no shortage of smoke as fires rage across the country, however, in the online brokerage space, it appears that commissions are definitely smoldering and set to touch off a fire sale in the coming months. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at a major US-based […]

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 17, 2018

Published August 17, 2018
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When it rains, it pours. Amirite Toronto? And, for many of Canada’s online brokerages located in Toronto and across the country, the commission party just got rained on. Hard. In this edition of the roundup we take a look at some earthshattering developments in the Canadian discount brokerage space, as a robo-advisor flips the script […]

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