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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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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 23, 2020

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The most fundamental view of how the stock market works is a balance between supply and demand. As the past few weeks have now shown, there are clearly some places where there’s an oversupply and some places, like grocery stores and phone lines, where demand has surged. Even so, it’s important to remember, especially at the beginning of spring, that …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 16, 2020

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To paraphrase a quote from Bad Boys, things just got very real. Markets are already in unprecedented territory with record volatility and anyone who looks at the hard right edge of a chart might be seeing just how important having some kind of visibility into the future is to financial markets. Let’s just say, capital is doing some major social …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 9, 2020

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To tear a page out of the Sesame Street playbook, today’s edition of the Roundup is brought to you by the letter V. V is for volatility, V is for vix, V is for virus and V is for volume, and all of those factors are hitting markets, investors and online brokerages hard. And, thanks to daylight savings, all of …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 2, 2020

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March is now here and while March Madness is synonymous with college basketball, it seems to sum up the sentiment in the stock market as fears about global economic slowdowns and uncertainty around COVID-19 continue to spread. Also at a fever pitch: deals from Canadian online brokerages at the RSP contribution deadline. In this edition of the Weekly Roundup, we …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 24, 2020

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Deadline to RSP contribution is almost here and it’s prime time for DIY investors to go shopping for an online brokerage. Of course, retail investors aren’t the only ones shopping around, these days it seems that online brokerages are on the minds of more than just investors. In this edition of the Roundup, there’s really only one big story in …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 17, 2020

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With Valentine’s Day and now with a shortened trading week for Family Day in Canada and President’s Day in the US, the weekend has been bookended with reasons to celebrate. For DIY investors, the sprint towards the RRSP contribution deadline may not offer roses and chocolates, but there are certainly some very sweet gifts being provided by Canadian discount brokerages …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 10, 2020

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If there’s one thing that get Canadians to forget about the weather in February for a moment, it’s the hype train that is the Oscars. Like the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s biggest award, Canadian online brokerages are also enjoying some time in the spotlight, with special awards, rankings and recognition taking centre stage ahead of the RSP contribution deadline. …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – February 3, 2020

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After the ‘big game’ in the NFL, it’s now time for the championship race between Canadian online brokerages to kick into high gear. With just a few weeks left until the deadline for RSP contribution, it will be an all-out sprint by Canadian online brokerages to land new accounts and assets from Canadian DIY investors. It won’t be easy though, …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 27, 2020

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2020 is off to one heck of a start. Coronavirus, impeachment trials, airliner tragedy and now news of Kobe Bryant. There is no shortage of bad news to start the new year; however, for markets and investors, the focus on the future might offer a reprieve from the current storm clouds. In this edition of the Roundup, we highlight some …

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