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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 13, 2018

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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

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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 Weekly Roundup – June 29, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Weekly Roundup – May 25, 2018

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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 »

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 »