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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 22 2013

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Well when it rains in the discount brokerage world, it certainly pours. Fitting for November.  This week’s roundup looks back on a busy week filled with a major discount brokerage ranking being released, a very cool (and geeky) way to learn about options pricing as well as a frenzy of conversation about discount brokerages from the forums. It’s a full …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 15 2013

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At the official halfway point in November, it seems like this month is poised to disappear faster than a message from (the now multibillion dollar valued company) SnapChat.  While the tech space looks like its poised for a bidding war, the discount brokerage space looks like it’s in for quite the price war. In this week’s discount brokerage roundup, we’ll …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 8, 2013

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The big news everywhere this week was the Twitter IPO.  For many individual investors, accessing the Twitter IPO ahead of public trading meant having to meet specific account requirements laid out by their discount brokerages.  Once TWTR did go live though, the frenzy of buyers helped to propel the opening day price up from $26 to as high as $55. …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – November 1, 2013

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For many banks and discount brokerages, the start of November is not just the beginning of a new month but also a new fiscal year.  Going into the feverish sprint that is typical of a year-end means that attention was probably turned to getting the year wrapped up.  It also might help to explain why things were relatively quiet across …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup October 25 2013

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Coming into the home stretch of October, equity markets are continuing push higher.  The constant string of ‘good news’ is something that may lure more investors back into the markets, which is also probably why there are some major initial public offerings (IPOs) also being announced. Against the backdrop of optimistic markets, some discount brokerages also got some news to …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup October 18 2013

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After all of inescapable deal making drama in Washington this past week, it appears that stock markets had already placed their bets that events would unfold with a deal being struck.  Rather than a disastrous crash, The S&P 500 hit an all-time high and Canadian traders also shrugged off their Thanksgiving turkey hangovers to push the TSX to close at …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup October 11 2013

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After a bumpy week in the markets, it is nice to get to Friday.  For Canadian readers, it’s Thanksgiving long weekend so that means Canadian markets will be closed on Monday while everyone digests the news and a whole lot of turkey. On the heels of the major announcement last week from BMO InvestorLine, this week there was a flurry …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – October 4 2013

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It’s Friday once more and with it brings a whole slew of discount brokerage related news and activities.  As the calendar rolled over into a new month, there was the usual hubbub with new deals being offered and updated by some major discount brokerages.  This past week also saw one major Canadian discount brokerage sponsor an investor education roadshow, and …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 27, 2013

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As hard as it is to believe, September is almost over and with it there was some major news this past week in the discount brokerage space.  In this edition of the roundup, I look at the big news in discount brokerage rankings that was announced earlier in the week as well as highlight what month end means for some …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 20, 2013

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Against the backdrop of smartphone maker drama, securities regulator announcements and US Federal Reserve tapering, Friday is finally here – and for some, it couldn’t come fast enough.  While it was hard to compete with the headline grabbing billion dollar writedown or a sexy new operating system, Canadian discount brokers were busy making some big moves of their own. In …

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