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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 1, 2020

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For anyone watching any kind of news or social media, it is difficult to fully process what is unfolding in cities around the world. With so many of us in Canada and around the world still under restrictions to stay close to home, the window to the outside world has become a digital one. Despite even greater access to technology …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 25, 2020

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It’s likely a sign of the times, but what we see and hear on the news is so vastly different depending on where we live. And, even though we are all living through the collective experiment of lifting restrictions, we are starting to learn more about the unforeseen consequences of COVID-19 as well as the fact that in spite of …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 18, 2020

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To all the Canadian traders who went long on fun this weekend, the latest performance by US and international markets while the Canadian markets were closed is a mixed blessing. With the bounce-back rally in stocks still going and some stocks even notching new highs, it certainly goes to show that demand for equities – perhaps certain equities – is …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 11, 2020

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Despite what most people, Garfield included, seem to think about Mondays, the good news is that this week isn’t last week. With historic job-loss data being reported, the good news is that hopefully the worst bad news economically is now behind us. Surprisingly, trusting the numbers is now a theme appropriate to the news and to the latest developments among …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 4, 2020

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Here we are at the beginning of a new month. If the old adages are to be believed, then May is where we can look forward to flowers, and when investors would typically sell and look to return in the fall. Of course, those would be in normal times, and with many of us still parked at home, the rule …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 27, 2020

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Here we are at almost the end of April and were it not for the intentional reminders as to the date, it certainly feels like the long day continues. Still, the goalposts matter. While dates aren’t moveable, it seems like other goalposts are being moved on DIY investors. Also, on the topic of goalposts, this post has some news of …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 20, 2020

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Another week gone by; however, the metrics that matter aren’t hours and seconds, it seems. Tests, cases, and, unfortunately, deaths are part of a grim set of metrics that serve as the very human backdrop to everybody’s new normal. While it’s harder to distance ourselves from the news than it is from one another, what is clear is that markets …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 13, 2020

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For DIY investors, last week’s market bounce is sure to put a spring back into their step, even though stocks are trading well below their levels from just a few weeks ago. Nonetheless, with the fear gauge falling and DIY investors hoping to find treasures in the market, one spoiler to that momentum is that technology and capacity issues are …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 6, 2020

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April has finally arrived. As much as the year is moving quickly, it simultaneously feels like it is moving incredibly slowly. As with the reality in markets, any bit of information about where things go next with the COVID-19 crisis is highly prized. In this edition of the Roundup, we wade into the shallow deals and promotions pool to start …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 30, 2020

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For frequent market watchers, a screen is hard to ignore. Information about COVID-19 is flying at investors faster than a souped up Vin Diesel muscle car and coupled with, or perhaps compounded by, stock market volatility means it is hard to know exactly how to navigate the unfolding economic, medical and societal crises. Of course, channeling a little Vin Diesel …

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