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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 14, 2018

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If there’s one place in Canada that should be prepared to handle the rain, it’s Vancouver. And yet, even on the We(s)t Coast, this past week has shown that sometimes, when it rains, it really does pour. As it turns out, if you’re an otter, however, Vancouver is shaping up to be a pretty sweet place to hang out. CFO’s ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 7, 2018

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Only in the stock market does everybody get more when everybody gets less. The cuts in oil supply provided a much-needed relief to an otherwise dour stretch into the final month of the year. With most of the gains of 2018 now erased on major indices and selloffs despite good jobs news, the good news is, it could be worse. ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – December 2018

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Even though the holiday season is just around the corner, there’s another season that online investors and brokerages look to for big gifts: RSP season. There are no red-nosed reindeer or chimney scaling figures, but there is lots to cheer about in terms of promotional offers that are now available for DIY investors shopping for an online investing account. This ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 30, 2018

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To some, the word boring means something unexciting. For the Elon Musks of the world, however, boring is really exciting. Of course, that second kind of boring requires doing some digging to yield interesting results. In case you didn’t see this one coming, this edition of the roundup digs deep into an interesting set of developments in the US online ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 23, 2018

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Welcome to the Black Friday edition of the weekly roundup! No crazy lineups to fight here however if you were inundated with offers and merchants trying to get your attention, you’re certainly not alone. In keeping with the spirit of the day, this edition of the roundup has more that you might have bargained for. Specifically we take an in-depth ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 16, 2018

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There’s always two sides to a market. While oil prices continue to run out of gas, people are lining up at Tesla dealerships in Norway. Stock markets are always trying to figure out where the next big opportunity will come from and not unlike the online brokerages that enable investors to trade those markets, sometimes the waters can be choppy ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 9, 2018

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Midterms are finally over. It’s a phrase that university students and now most of the world are glad to hear. If there’s one thing that both market and political pundits are obsessed with, its speculation. That said, even though the stock market acts like a big voting machine, the favourite candidate of the market is always growth-focused. In this edition ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 2, 2018

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November is here and wow did it ever make an entrance. Stock market and political volatility, the launch of Financial Literacy Month, a new fiscal year for online brokerages and it happens to be the most important milestone in the calendar year for bargain hunters. With so much going on, it happens to be a fitting sentiment for this week’s ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – November 2018

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*Update Nov. 17th* If there’s one month of the year known for deals, it’s November. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shoppers are getting geared up for some serious savings. For Canadian DIY investors, the fun has already started as Canada’s online brokerages gear up for their busiest shopping season – RRSP season – and offer some compelling promotions in ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 26, 2018

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Trading is definitely a numbers game. This week for most investors the numbers weren’t that great (unless you were short) yet, as many of the bank-owned online brokerages are well aware of, it’s not so much today’s numbers that are giving them cause for concern, but rather, the numbers of the future. In this edition of the roundup, we take ... Read More »