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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 13, 2018


It’s Friday the 13th and National French Fry Day. Just like a market, depending on your perspective this is either a pretty awesome way to end the week or a fittingly ominous one. One thing is for sure, perception rather than reality drives the bus when it comes to market moves. In this edition of the roundup, we profile the ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 6, 2018


There’s no mistaking it, summer is here (for most of Canada) and it’s a scorcher. Of course, for Canada’s discount brokerages, it’s not just the heat that’s causing them to sweat, it’s also the hurried pace they’re moving at to position for what’s shaping up to be a very busy fall season. In this edition of the roundup, we kick ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 2018


*Updated: July 5* With lots of sunshine, July’s crop of discount brokerage deals is still in full bloom. That’s great news for DIY investors looking to open online investing account with a Canadian online brokerage. While the cash back offerings still lag the commission-free category, there remains ample opportunity to get a transfer-free bonus when switching online brokers. As July ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 29, 2018


It’s hard to believe but the halfway point of 2018 is just around the corner. Heading into the Canada Day long weekend, it’s an opportune time to review the latest activities from the second quarter of 2018 and see what stories made waves, as well as some of the trends we see taking shape in the online brokerage space. In ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 22, 2018


There are lots of reasons to cheer as summer officially started this week and, of course, its Friday. For Canadian DIY investors, and much of the world really, the news coming out of the US has dominated airwaves. And, while nobody really knows exactly what’s going to happen next, it’s interesting to see how the leaders of online brokerages in ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 15, 2018


There is no doubt that deal making is an art. Sometimes it’s a Michelangelo, sometimes it’s a Pollock, sometimes it’s a Vandelay. In either case, online brokerages know that like beauty, a good deal is in the eye of the beholder. This week we know we’ve seen all kinds of ‘deals’ make the news but we’ve spotted a few which ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 8, 2018


As any seasoned investor knows, the stock market is one very big voting machine. And, while there is no ‘leader’ per se, those stocks that get to the top are those that enrich their shareholders. Heading into the end of this week, there’s certainly been a lot of news about politics, which has everyone guessing what’s coming next. For online ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 1, 2018


Even though it was a tough week for hacking scandals, pipeline purchases and provincial politics, none of it mattered because Kim Kardashian visited the US President, J.R. Smith royally messed up game 1 for the Cavs, the US touched off a trade war with Canada and other trading partners. Even for traders who relish in volatility, this summer is going ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 2018


It’s hard to believe but June is already here, which means summer is right around the corner. While temperatures outside are heating up, the discount brokerage deals and promotions section is gradually warming back up. Heading into the new month there was a good mix of extensions as well as a new offer from National Bank Direct Brokerage in May ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 25, 2018


Though this was a short week because of the holidays, there was still a healthy dose of news to digest and trade around. For Canadian online brokerages, the race is on not only to report some of the big news but to put a creative spin on it. In this week’s roundup we go to both extremes with in-depth analysis ... Read More »