Current Deals

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – October 1, 2016


*Updated Oct. 7* For DIY investors, October is shaping up to be a great month for treats. After a quiet start to September it wasn’t too long before deals and promotions from Canadian discount brokerages started to pop up. With names such as HSBC InvestDirect stepping into the deals pool mid-September and other more familiar players such as Scotia iTRADE ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – September 1, 2016


*Update: 9/23/16* At the outset of September, the discount brokerage deals & promotions activity appears to have contracted slightly but still remains reasonably healthy for any DIY investor searching for a deal. With 21 offers in the mix, there are certainly deals to be had and certain brokerages, such as Desjardins Online Brokerage (Disnat) and Questrade, are extra hungry for ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 1, 2016


*Updated: Aug. 9th* At the start of August, discount brokerage deals and promotions appear to be in vacation mode. With a pair of deals that expired at the end of July and one new partner offer that joined the list of promotion, the turnover and activity in offers coming into this month was minimal. While 22 23 offers still provide ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 1, 2016


*Update July 13* It looks like the ‘brexit’ wasn’t the only big exit to happen this week. Closer to home, the Canadian online brokerage deals and promotions space also saw a number of promotional offers take off, perhaps for the summer, perhaps longer. The trend towards promotional offers continues to be a volatile one, which isn’t great news for DIY ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 1, 2016


Summer is close at hand and now that May is behind us, those who have sold in May and gone away might still find a reason to come back to the markets – at least that’s what some brokerages are banking on. As we launch into a new month the discount brokerage deals and promotions landscape this year looks quite ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 1, 2016


*Update May 9* Sell in May and go away. It’s a phrase many traders are familiar with and now that May has arrived it looks like there will be sales – just not a whole lot more from certain discount brokerages. As we head into a new month, it looks like there’s a definite pull back in place with certain ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – April 1, 2016


People often look at springtime as a chance to clean house. And, for many of Canada’s discount brokerages, that is exactly what they did with the deals and promotions heading into April. At the outset of this month, there are almost half as few deals being offered as there were throughout March which is a signal that online brokerages are ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 1, 2016


*Update Mar. 18* While there were lots of offers available to DIY investors from Canadian online brokerages into the RRSP contribution deadline, there were definitely fewer than last year. Volatile markets and Canadians signaling their reluctance to contribute to an RRSP this year might have contributed to the pullback in participation by brokerages however there may also be signs that ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – February 1, 2016


*Updated: Feb 2* While it still looks like winter across most of Canada, the deals and promotions section is a balmy +17 +18 at the outset of February. Even though no new deals have launched at the beginning of February, this month is typically a very exciting month across the discount brokerage space. Throughout January, for example, there were 7 ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – January 1, 2016


*Updated Jan. 29/16* For DIY investors, nothing says welcome to 2016 quite like a review of the latest deals and promotions from Canadian discount brokerages. With markets and Canadian online brokerages closed for New Years, the deals and promotions engine looks like it’ll need some time to warm up before it kicks back into gear on the first Monday of ... Read More »