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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 12, 2015


It happened in Toronto. It happened in Vancouver. Transit ground to a halt at the worst possible moments. And, if you read the tweets and forum posts from active investors and traders, it occasionally happens to discount brokerages, major data providers and stock exchanges across the information superhighway. When technology that carries people or financial information goes offline, it seems ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 5, 2015


Even though summer is technically still coming, for Game of Thrones fans, winter looks like it’s finally arrived. While Canadian discount brokerages may not have to worry about a horde of the undead or flying dragons, they do have to keep an eye out on each other. In this week’s discount brokerage roundup, we take a look at the latest ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 29, 2015


When the weather starts to get this nice, it’s harder to enjoy it from behind a desk or a window. Perhaps that was also to blame for the market sell-off going into the weekend. While folks across the country are probably looking forward to some grill time, many discount brokerages, on the other hand, would definitely welcome the break from ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 22, 2015


Like some kind of odd celestial alignment, the convergence of shorts weather on a short work week just as the S&P 500 hits a new high and causes yet another squeeze on the shorts. Yup, seems like shorts are the theme for this week’s roundup, and as such, this discount brokerage roundup will try to, um, keep it short. In ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 15, 2015


When it comes to DIY investing – or any investing, emotion is a lever best-not pulled. For discount brokerages, however, being boring doesn’t get attention and not getting attention means being left out. In this long weekend edition of the roundup, we’re excited to add a new feature into the mix. First, we take a look at the latest attempts ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 8, 2015


What a week of wacky data to digest. From May the Fourth being with us, to Cinco de Mayo to the NDP landslide win in Alberta to Deflategate to stocks being called out for being overvalued and the markets going up anyway. It was definitely one of those stranger-than-fiction-headscratchers kind of weeks. Not to be left out, Canadian discount brokerages ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 1, 2015


Getting to the top is one thing, but staying there is another. Heading into the weekend US stock markets, which were previously at new highs, faltered slightly. Elsewhere, hockey fans are watching the good, bad and ugly unfold on the road to the Stanley cup and for boxing fans, the long awaited fight between two of boxing’s biggest names will ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 24, 2015


From parcel delivery to vacuum cleaners to financial management, it seems like robots are here to stay. With the NASDAQ finally breaching its previous all-time high, led there of course by the technology giants, there’s no doubt that robots and gadgets are powering the drive. For many online discount brokerages confronting this brave new world, their choices seem to be ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 17, 2015


April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but this past week, it’s been the discount brokerages who’ve been making it rain. In particular, it was the heavy hitting bank-owned brokerages that dominated the news feeds with feature enhancements, deals and more. While it may not have been quite as epic as Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar’s exceptional catch, ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 10, 2015


As it turns out, the launch of Game of Thrones season 5 isn’t the only epic battle around this April. While there won’t be the same kind of over-the-top fight scenes, gore or unending-memes, Canadian discount brokerages appear to be gearing up for their own fight for supremacy. In this week’s roundup, we take a flying dragon’s eye view at ... Read More »