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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 18, 2018

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Being online can sometimes be an occupational hazard. Case in point: Laurel or Yanny. Despite having captured the imagination of the internet and having squandered so many people’s valuable time there’s a lesson in here for online brokerages, which is to get attention online, you have to be interesting. In this edition of the roundup we take a look at ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 11, 2018

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Eventually spring was bound to show up. And, like the green shoots, flowers and sunshine, it’s a time for change and opportunity. Fortuitously, Canadian discount brokerages are also taking their cues from spring and rolling out some interesting new items for the season. In this edition of the roundup we take a look at a big bank-owned online brokerage that ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 4, 2018

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The old trading adage of sell in May and go away clearly did not apply to this week’s market activity. It’s still early enough in the month that anything can happen, however. With the announcement of the end of decades of hostilities between North and South Korea, it’s as good as any segue into the action taking place in the ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 2018

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*Update: May 7*  There’s an old trader tip that says “buy when it snows and sell when it goes.” Now, it wasn’t too long ago that the snow actually did leave but the arrival of May “should” mean no more snow. Alas, snow wasn’t the only thing disappearing to kick off this month. Several Canadian discount brokerages decided to hang ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 27, 2018

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For traders of Canadian securities listed on the TSX/TSX-V and Montreal Exchange, the weekend showed up a little earlier than anyone expected. With trading on these markets halted, it was an opportune time for the Toronto crowd to tune into the wizardry of the Toronto Raptors. Of course, online brokerages in Canada are used to throwing a few surprises at ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 20, 2018

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For many sports fans, playoffs are the time of year when things get really exciting. Fortunately, sports fans aren’t the only ones being treated to contests as DIY investors and online brokerages have contests of their own making headlines. Of course some games take longer than others to win and require some creativity to get ahead (amirite Westworld fans?). In ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 13, 2018

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Friday the 13th seems like an unlucky date for those in the path of a spring-time ice storm (sorry Toronto!) and for others, well, the search for ice is really just to keep drinks cold.  Yes, this edition of the roundup is coming to you from the sunny and warm beaches of Huatulco, Mexico where the struggle to stay cool ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 6, 2018

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Welcome to April 2018, where the invisible hand has taken to typing away tweets to move markets. The power of digital platforms and the importance of making deals coincidentally happen to be two important themes that Canadian online brokerages are also picking up on, although in a far less blustery manner. In this edition of the roundup, we take a ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2018

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*Updated April 2* Spring is officially here and for DIY investor’s it’s already off to a great start. To begin with, there was a bullish sign heading into April as two online brokerages, Desjardins Online Brokerage and HSBC InvestDirect, elected to extend offers that were scheduled to expire at the end of March. Discount Brokerage Deals Quick Nav Cash Back/Free ... Read More »