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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 19, 2020

Despite the stock market being a voting machine on what the future is expected to look like, the videos of people making lightsabers and satellite internet deploying also provide reassurance that despite the pandemic, people are still hard at “work” making interesting things happen in the world (and outside of it). Online brokerages are also still keeping busy building and …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 12, 2020

As much as turkey and mashed potatoes are a staple of the menu for many Canadians on Thanksgiving, so too is discussion of what’s happening in the world. Inevitably for DIY investors, the gravy comes in the form of what’s been hot and what others are looking at in terms of potential money-making ideas. During COVID, however, the gatherings are …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 5, 2020

So, if things seem like they might have gone from bad to worse this past week, with non-stop coverage of the US election chaos, the good news is that the stock market happened to shrug it off. While there’s a lot for everyday people to digest in terms of news flow, thankfully the online brokerage space offers up some good …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 28, 2020

It’s kind of hard to ignore the elephant in the room. In this case, the US presidential election is going to be the focal point for the next six weeks (maybe even more), and it seems like markets are bracing themselves for what is going to be a wild ride. Interestingly, this time around, it seems some online brokerages are …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 21, 2020

In a “normal” world, fall would be the start of the blockbuster movie launches that viewers expect to enjoy as the weather turns cooler. This, however, is the “new normal.” Instead of movies, IPOs are in the spotlight, with investors watching spectacular IPOs posting incredible numbers and driving FOMO to new heights even as tech starts to show signs of …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 14, 2020

If 2020 has any common theme, it’s that the year has been filled with things you never expected to write or say in a sentence. For example, tech giant Oracle decides to (seriously) buy social media platform TikTok’s US operations. Alas, here we are. Ironically, what has made TikTok culturally relevant has been its ability to reach users with short …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 9, 2020

Now that September is officially upon us (and Labour Day behind us), it is officially no longer good form to wear white. For anyone long in the stock market, though, that’s probably sound advice, as a sell-off is upon us. Of course, some sales are welcome, and it looks like Canadian online brokerages are starting to warm back up to the idea …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 31, 2020

When it comes to summer, one way to beat the heat is to go for a frozen treat. For DIY investors, however, nothing could make the summer heat infinitely worse than encountering a frozen platform – especially on a day when a major stock decides to split. In this edition of the Roundup, we gleefully report what looks to be …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 24, 2020

It’s funny that gravity is often associated with apples falling. This week, we’re seeing Apple as the symbol of defying gravity. Of course, the iconic tech brand isn’t the only one defying gravity with markets hitting new highs – and apparently, some online brokers are too. In this edition of the Roundup, we review some interesting news related to an …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 17, 2020

It’s just past the middle of August and, wow, have things heated up all over the place. From hot weather across Canada to action in the online brokerage market, to new market highs, there’s definitely no shortage of action under way. In this week’s Roundup, we decided to shake things up a bit and cover several of the smaller stories …

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