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3 lessons on investing Gangnam Style

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Spending as much time on the internet as we do here, we couldn’t help but come across the biggest craze to hit the internet since that cute Charlie Bit Me video.  If the suspense is killing you, we’re talking about none other than the video for Gangnam Style (OGS).  In a matter of just over two months this music video …

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Canadian Discount Brokerage Investor Satisfaction Results – 2012

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JD Power and Associates have just released the results of the 2012 survey of Investor Satisfaction℠ with Canadian discount brokerages. Between June and July of 2012, 2900 Canadian retail investors were surveyed about their level of satisfaction with their discount brokerages. Data was obtained for 12 Canadian discount brokerages, although results for Credential Direct were not reported due to insufficient …

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Brokerages Gone Social

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Even though discount brokerages haven’t traditionally portrayed the most “fun and friendly” image, more and more of them are starting to become visible on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. While you (hopefully) won’t find those embarrassing pictures of a drunken night gone wild or an angry rant about a horrible boss, plugging into the news feeds of …

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Learning to Trade On Your Own – Discount Brokerage Educational Resources

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Learning Objective – Discount Brokerage Education Resources: To understand the different educational resources currently being offered by Canadian discount brokerages Introduction Increasingly, Canadian discount brokerages have begun to recognize that retail investors require tools and resources in order to support them in managing their own trading activities.  Fortunately for retail investors, the quality and diversity of resources is improving.  While …

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Event Review – Margin and Short Selling by TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage

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This past August we attended several investor education events put on by TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage.  These events were aimed at educating retail investors on the concepts, practices and strategies that will better prepare them when trading. The most recent session we attended was about margin and short selling. The session covered a number of topics related to using margin …

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Questrade mobile trading app officially released

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Earlier this week, Questrade officially launched their IQ Mobile for Android and iPhone and with that they join the rank of other discount brokerages who’ve created mobile-friendly sites or smartphone apps for trading (to see who else offers mobile trading apps check out our review here). Questrade’s mobile trading app will help investors and traders execute trades, find out stock …

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Event Review – Making Decisions Using Technical Analysis Seminar by TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage

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Making Decisions Using Technical Analysis This lunchtime session was held in the downtown Vancouver TD Waterhouse Investor Centre, and was part of a series of educational seminars for retail investors offered by TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage.  The focus of this seminar was on technical analysis and covered what technical analysis is, types of trends, support and resistance, moving averages, indicators(MACD) …

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