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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 22, 2014

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With the markets continuing their push higher yet again, it seems like the bears may just want to find a comfier place to rest – for now. Despite the advances, there seems to be no shortage of market stories looking to poke them back into action. Aptly enough, this week’s roundup has a focus on investors being able to share …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 15, 2014

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As much as investors and traders alike are beholden to the hard right edge of a chart, there’s something precarious about staring back at a trend line breaking behind you. Despite the possible gloom (for the longs) in stock markets that accompanies a break of an upward trend, Canadian discount brokerages may be experiencing the beginning of a series of …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 8, 2014

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After a flurry of activity across the discount brokerage space these past several weeks, this past week was a bit quieter. The same, however, can’t be said for the markets.  Despite the relative quiet on the discount brokerage side, a couple of items of interest to DIY investors crossed our radar.  In this roundup, we take a quick look at …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 1, 2014

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What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was July and the markets were floating near all-time highs today it’s August those gains are gone. While that might not seem newsworthy, when it comes to trading/investing it’s often the simple lessons rather than the ‘news’ that make the difference. Learning how to stomach volatility (ironically as this edition of the roundup …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 25, 2014

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As we cruise into the end of July, every trader’s favourite season is drawing to a close. No, it’s not summer but rather earnings season. Depending on which side of an analyst’s estimate a company falls, the news may be great or simply a great disappointment. Regardless, the lesson the market forces everyone to learn over and over again is …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 18, 2014

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With the World Cup now officially over many folks can get back to their regular routines. Of course for many traders, staring at a screen all day only to have nothing happen is a regular routine. Don’t be fooled by the calm, as things can (and usually do) change quite quickly. Soccer or no, for Canada’s discount brokerages, the game …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 11, 2014

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The word heading into the end of this week: Drama. This weekend it seems no matter where you look there is some source of incredible drama. An Argentinian team playing for the World Cup final in Brazil, LeBron ‘going home’ to Cleveland and rumours of Eva Mendes having Ryan Gossling’s baby – wait what? Not to be outdone by rivalry, …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 4, 2014

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This past week has been filled with many reasons to look skyward. Canada Day, Independence Day, and new all-time highs on major market indices. Add to the mix that it is the beginning of a new month and that we’ve passed the halfway mark on 2014 and there are even more reasons to smile. For Canadian discount brokerages, the new …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 27, 2014

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We kick off this week’s discount brokerage roundup with a little investing inspiration from the beautiful game. The inspiration is not that one can stare at a screen for hours only to see nothing change (hint hint to the traders out there) but rather that when things are fiercely competitive, don’t put it past opponents to try and take a …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 20, 2014

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It seems fitting to launch this week’s discount brokerage just ahead of the longest ‘day’ of the year. As the markets have proven yet again, the longs have it. Like the balance between day and night, however, there will inevitably be a shift. When that shift will happen, however, is anybody’s guess. For the moment, discount brokerages (north and south) …

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