Author Archives: Sparx_Admin

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 15, 2019


In case you were wondering why Bran might be trending on Twitter, it’s not because the world suddenly discovered fiber was going to be bigger than avocado toast. No, it was because fans around the world couldn’t be content keeping their excitement to themselves about the kickoff to the final season of Game of Thrones. Even in the midst of ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 8, 2019


Even though spring has clearly arrived, there are still many folks anticipating the coming of winter. After years of anticipation, the finale of Game of Thrones is almost here, bringing an end to an amazing decade plus run. If it sounds eerily familiar to the reporting on the decade-long bull market run up – it just might be. In this ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 2019


One of the hazards of posting the deals and promotions update on April 1st is that readers might feel like they’re going to get pranked – especially this year with so many offers expiring at the outset of the month. Alas, while it is true that at the start of this month there are significantly fewer offers available than there ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 1, 2019


And just like that, the first quarter of the year is now in the books. Of course, we all know that time flies, but just like the sci-fi world, for investors time and money are also bending – in this case – because of the yield curve inversion. If it sounds like the financial equivalent of the upside down, it ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 25, 2019


Spring is officially here and what better metaphor for talking about growth than one that focuses so much about the promise of things to come. Ironically for many Canadian online brokerages, what’s to come may not be so favourable unless they learn to develop a digital green-thumb. In this edition of the roundup, we take a look at some fees ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 18, 2019


With spring around the corner and coming off St. Paddy’s Day weekend, green is definitely a theme colour for March. Of course, while investors are seeking a green of their own, Canadian online brokerages are also green with envy (perhaps even seeing red) with the official roll-out of a new competitor. In this edition of the roundup, we cover THE ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 11, 2019


There’s a Bob Dylan song about times changing, which seems fitting for the post-daylight savings edition of a roundup and also following the celebration of International Women’s Day last week. Fortunately, even if it is still taking time, more than just clocks are changing when it comes to the world of DIY investing and finance. In this edition of the ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 4, 2019


Welcome to March. With spring on the horizon (at least that’s what’s supposed to happen) and the RSP deadline now behind everyone, it’s time to start looking forward to bigger stories through the rest of the year. Fortunately for online brokerages (and DIY investors) once they recover from the mad dash that was the RSP contribution rush, there are some ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2019


*Updated March 14* March is officially (or finally) here. Take note snow, your days are numbered. Of course, it’s not just the white fluffy stuff whose time is up this month as a number of discount brokerage deals for RSP season are also poised to melt away during over the next several weeks. As last minute RSP contributions undoubtedly trickle ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 25, 2019


Whether it was the spectacle of having no host, the spectacle of who wore what or of who won what, there was a lot of hype leading up to the Oscars and after it was all said and done, the controversy persists. Of course, Canadian online brokerages are caught in a swirl of hype as well, with the RSP contribution ... Read More »