Discount Brokerage News

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 4, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-3b

Just a few more days until school begins but from the looks of things, investors are already enrolled in the school of hard knocks. Unlike Tom Brady, however, many DIY investors are not going to get away without a few bumps and bruises to their portfolio. For Canada’s discount brokerages, the volatility is a double-edged sword. Trading tends to go …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 28, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-4b

This past week saw such a crazy mix of sell-off and rally it could have easily been characterized as a McWhopper of a trading week. For Canadian discount brokerages, however, volatility is more than just food for thought; it looks like it may just be the main course. In this week’s discount brokerage roundup, we start with an in-depth look …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 21, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-2b

It seems that nowhere was safe from the bears this week. Not stock markets or commodities or even swimming pools. While the bears are out having a pool party, Canadian online brokerages are racing to see who’ll be the ‘last one into the pool’ when it comes to upgrading their website. In this week’s roundup, technology dominates as we take …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 14, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-3b

This week provided yet another reminder to traders big and small of the value that data plays in the market place. From the news of the arrest of hackers taking advantage of press releases, to frustrations of receiving delayed (or worse) data to the growing chatter among DIY investors about algorithmic trading, the message is simple, better data gives marketplace …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 7, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-4b

What a week in and around the equity markets. While investors are starting to see more red than green show up, Canadians are also starting to see more action from the red, blue and now orange of the various political parties jockeying for supremacy in the upcoming election. Politicians aren’t the only ones thinking about gathering support and looking eagerly …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 31, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-3b

Regardless of where you happen to be in Canada, it’s clear that the dog days of summer are here. The heat outside, however, pales in comparison to the heat felt by Canadian online brokerages to compete with one another. With it being so close to the beginning of a new month, this edition of the roundup puts a heavy focus …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 24, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-3b

From spiking share prices of tech giants such as Google and Amazon to gold losing its luster with investors, this week showed that expectations about the future are what drive the rapid moves up and down in share pricing. Arguably, reputation is its own kind of currency and this week we saw examples of how Canadian discount brokerages are having …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 17, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-2b

Whether it was tech giant Amazon cutting prices for prime day or the Bank of Canada cutting prime rates, this past week it seems that consumers’ economic engines are in need of a little priming to get them into gear. As Canadian discount brokerages know all too well, cutting prices or rates can only go so far in terms of …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 10, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-3b

Even though the official kick off to the Pan Am Games was today, in the week leading up to it markets have given traders more than enough diving, hurdles and nail-biting drama for weeks to come. For a handful of Canadian discount brokerages, this week proved to be equally eventful with contests and competitors going at it full swing. It …

Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 3, 2015

Weekly-Roundup-2b

With both Canada Day and Independence Day arriving at the beginning of July is the kind of month that should literally come in with a bang. Once the fireworks die down, however, it’s also the time when you can hear the crickets chirping. Oddly enough, this characterizes the Canadian discount brokerages heading into July where, at least on the surface, …

Read More »