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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – December 2020

After what has simultaneously felt like the fastest yet slowest year ever, we have finally made it to December! In true holiday fashion, Sparx Trading is here to spread old-fashioned cheer and merry updates as we take a (cautious and socially distanced) step into the final month of 2020.  Bargain-hunting DIY investors can rejoice. Just because Black Friday and Cyber …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – November 2020

*Update: November 27* Daylight isn’t the only thing being saved this as we enter the month of November. It seems like DIY investors are also in for some savings too. Like adjusting the clocks back, it’s going to take some getting used to online investing in November. With the US presidential election likely to shape the rest of the month, …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – October 2020

*Update: October 30* October is generally a spooky month for several reasons: The weather is colder, the sky is gloomier, and, of course, there’s Halloween at the end of the month.   In true 2020 fashion, October is predicted to unveil some more than a few tricks and even a few treats from Canadian discount brokerages, making it more uncanny than …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 2020

*Update: September 18* Although it feels like we’ve barely had enough time to enjoy the simple pleasures of summer this year, the end of the season is now just around the corner. As 2020 progresses, DIY investors continue to be met with market volatility. In fact, as we release this month’s discount brokerage deals and promotions update, stock market indices …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 2020

*Update: August 18* With everything that’s happened over the last few months, 2020 has simultaneously felt like the longest and the shortest year ever.  Time isn’t the only thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has distorted. Despite the biggest economic shock in memory (and on record), stock markets and retail investor behaviour have also distorted how discount brokerages are viewing promotions …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 2020

*Update: July 28* Summer has finally arrived, and what a strange summer it’s shaping up to be! This word has been used a lot in the last few months, but it continues to be the word of the moment: unprecedented. With the whole world – and the stock market – venturing into uncharted territory, it’s impossible to know what, exactly, …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 2020

Just like that, it is now June. The past few months have simultaneously felt like the slowest yet fastest months ever, and it is safe to say that the first half of 2020 has been rather tumultuous. However, for every bad news story we have heard or read about, there are countless good ones that have emerged. With the second …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 2020

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. After a whirlwind of unexpected changes in the last month, resulting from the global health and economic crises, there appears to be an increase in DIY investor confidence when it comes to stepping back into the markets. Despite current market volatility, there has been a recent surge in interest and activity …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April, 2020

*Updated April 7* It’s finally April and, after the unprecedented changes and challenges that have unfolded over the past month, we would love to say that current world events are nothing but an April Fool’s Day joke gone wrong but sadly, that isn’t the case.  To start off the month, online brokerages have opted to stick to tried-and-true offerings, perhaps …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 2020

*Updated March 9* Even though the markets might be in meltdown mode, one of the interesting features of the Canadian discount brokerage deal landscape is that there’s still solid ground for DIY investors in search of a good deal. Most offers from Canada’s online brokers were timed around the RSP contribution deadline and though several will be expiring in the …

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