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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 20, 2017

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So, the weekly roundup is back online. Unfortunate circumstances caused us to have to pause the roundup, but like any good trader, we’ve dusted ourselves off and are back in the saddle. And, now that we’re here, it’s time to catch up on quite a lot big news that’s happened in just a few short weeks. In this edition of ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 22, 2017

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With the first day of fall arriving this week, it’s unbe”leaf”able how fast time flies. And while the news was busy reporting world leaders trading insults, stock market charts show that the investing world continues to be busy trading shares, as trends continue moving up and to the right. Curiously, charts tracking performance of Canadian online brokerages are hard to ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 15, 2017

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Let’s see, this week’s headlines were dominated by the launch of the iPhone X, a massive data breach at a credit agency (Equifax), North Korea firing missiles over Japan, and a few record highs in the US markets. For DIY investors, it seems tricky to keep calm but the tale of the tape is not pricing in the end of ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 8, 2017

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Between natural disasters or man-made ones, this short week has felt much longer than even a regular one.  Of course, there’s still lots of important action to stay on top of, which is something all DIY investors (especially the more active among us) quickly learn is a reality of life in the markets.  This past week there were more than ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 1, 2017

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Heading into a long weekend where Canadian and U.S. stock markets are closed until Tuesday, certain investors are braving a long gulf of uncertainty. Meanwhile, a new and white-hot market in cryptocurrency continues to burn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the digital era, “money” truly doesn’t sleep. For Canadian online brokerages, it is a brave new ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 25, 2017

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Whether it’s mythical dragons, rare celestial events or a new album from a musical mega-celebrity, the bar for getting peoples’ attention this past week felt significantly higher. Of course, against the backdrop of so many big events DIY investors are looking for places to talk finance and trading – and astute online brokerages in Canada and the US are finding ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 18, 2017

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Right now, a lot of news in the US and from around the world seems bad. Rightfully so. This week, however, after many weeks of discounting the rhetoric, it seems that along with headlines, markets are also making a formation to look to the future with pessimism. For DIY investors and for online brokerages, however, figuring out how to adapt ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 11, 2017

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With the chaos in the Oval Office and the specter of nuclear war being played out on the world stage, Canadian DIY investors may’ve seen this short week as a week to either be short, enjoy wearing shorts or perhaps change shorts. To paraphrase a reference to Game of Thrones, to some, chaos is a ladder. For Canadian discount brokerages, ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 4, 2017

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August is finally here and what a month so far. The Dow Jones touched a new all-time high, the US President’s popularity is finding a new low, and Canadian online brokerages are already stepping up their game in anticipation of the end of 2017. With only one month to go before September rolls around, a select group of Canadian online ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 28, 2017

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Separating news from noise is harder to do some weeks than others. This might have been one of those weeks. Despite markets responding to earnings and fundamentals, and despite economic news that shows Canada’s economy is now firing on all cylinders, there’s just one story that seems to Trump it all. For traders and investors, venturing forward into the unknown ... Read More »