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2017 Canadian discount brokerage review & 2018 preview

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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 it would be far more ... Read More »

Let’s get ethical: Scotia iTRADE launches tool to help DIY investors with sustainable investing

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Even though Scotia iTRADE has a predominantly red logo, it appears that they’re banking on investors seeing this online brokerage as being green thanks to a new sustainable investing push. Earlier this year, Scotia iTRADE launched an interesting tool for DIY investors interested in socially responsible investing by introducing a sustainability research add-on to its online trading platform. The sustainable ... Read More »

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Event Review: Mutual Funds for the Self-Directed Investor

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For many DIY investors, the idea of investing in the markets using mutual funds is somewhat of a controversial topic. So, it was interesting to see one of Canada’s largest online brokerages, TD Direct Investing, provide a webinar for DIY investors on the topic of mutual fund investing. On the one hand, there’s no disputing the popularity of mutual funds ... Read More »

Event Review – 2014 Small Cap Conference Vancouver – Spring Edition

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While many have heard the saying ‘money never sleeps’ apparently money is also willing to blow off a spectacular spring day in Vancouver. Such is the sacrifice that die-hard investors were prepared to make as they attended the spring edition of the 2014 Vancouver Small Cap Conference. Following the Recipe As with conferences past, this conference followed a familiar format. ... Read More »

Digging, Dollars & Donuts – VRIC 2014 Event Review

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If there’s any good news to be found in the junior mining sector, it’s that those companies struggling to stay afloat are still around to struggle.  While the weight of negative news and uncertain forecasts still weighed on investors, this year’s Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) nonetheless contained an interesting cross section of attitudes about where things in the junior ... Read More »

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