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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 24, 2017

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Investor’s know that when it comes to investing, there’s generally no such thing as a sure thing. In a week where there was so much going on, it was curious to see those that were convinced of a done deal (aka repeal & replace) come undone at the seams and those that were convinced of the worst (i.e. a capital ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 17, 2017

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March madness indeed. After ‘losing’ an hour to start the week, things were looking kind of looking up with Pi day, then there was the interest rate hike in the US, that whole ‘Ides of March’, the IPO of Canada Goose and finally St. Patrick’s Day on a quadruple witching day. Even though Canadian discount brokerages may be used to ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 10, 2017

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For many families, the reality of March break is about to set in. What it means is that, while there may be a change in pace, the word ‘break’ doesn’t quite mean the same to the parents as it does to the kids. Unfortunately for everyone though, there is no break from the mania that is Trump coverage. And, for ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 3, 2017

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Crazy real estate, crazy IPOs, crazy politics, crazy Oscars, crazy Amazon outages and one very crazy sprint to the RRSP contribution deadline. Not a bad way to ring in the third month of 2017. There’s certainly no shortage of items pulling DIY investors’ attention in every direction this past week and perhaps no coincidence that Canadian discount brokerages are trying ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 24, 2017

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Spring may still be a month away but there are many who’ve already had more than enough of winter. Of course, change is certainly the theme for Canadian discount brokerages as their new reality is one in which they will have to become better at managing it and demonstrating that they can pull it off without a hitch. In this ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 17, 2017

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One of the most interesting qualities about markets is that they behave like voting machines. Despite the inflammatory rhetoric coming out of Washington, stock markets in the US and Canada have, for the most part, been voting for optimism in the economy. The lesson: trade the chart not the news. Speaking of lessons, the starting point of this week’s discount ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 10, 2017

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Did someone say rally? While the Trump news cycle is on full blast, a funny thing has been happening in financial markets in the US and Canada – they’ve been going up. Despite the many sounds of alarm that are being rung by newscasters and analysts everywhere, the fact that financial markets are rallying in spite of it means that ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 3, 2017

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It’s hard to believe a whole month has gone by in 2017. With the news cycle dominated by the ever unpredictable movements of the US president, speculation is as rampant as ever. For Canadian online brokerages, however, getting attention is far more difficult than just sending out a tweet at odd hours. Nonetheless they’re still finding a way to make ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 27, 2017

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Sometimes change is good. Sometimes it’s not. Either way for discount brokerages in Canada and the US, change, and more specifically the ability to navigate change, appears to be what will separate the winners from the rest of the crowd. In this week’s roundup we take a look at the latest digital shift from one of Canada’s largest online brokerages ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 20, 2017

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Trump, or more formally, President Trump is known for many things – among them, the art of the deal. The new US president isn’t the only deal maker around, however, as Canadian brokerages are also looking to start giving some ‘bigly’ deals to DIY investors. This week’s roundup puts a spotlight on the latest deals action that occurred this week ... Read More »