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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 24, 2018

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There’s certainly been no shortage of smoke as fires rage across the country, however, in the online brokerage space, it appears that commissions are definitely smoldering and set to touch off a fire sale in the coming months. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at a major US-based financial services provider that just …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 17, 2018

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When it rains, it pours. Amirite Toronto? And, for many of Canada’s online brokerages located in Toronto and across the country, the commission party just got rained on. Hard. In this edition of the roundup we take a look at some earthshattering developments in the Canadian discount brokerage space, as a robo-advisor flips the script to start offering commission-free online …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 10, 2018

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For many Canadians, it was a short week, however for many investors in Tesla, it was a tough week to be short. Even though social media has been less likely to move markets, this past week showed that what gets said in the space of a tweet can still make a difference. Fittingly, this also happened to be the case …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – August 3, 2018

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It was a big week for big apples. For the iconic technology firm, there were 1 trillion reasons to celebrate. For the New York Mets, there were probably 1 trillion reasons to explain what went so terribly wrong. Nonetheless, when it comes to comparing apples to apples, we’ve picked a few discount brokerages from the bunch to do some interesting …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 27, 2018

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Summer is in full effect. And, as is typically the case, it’s the time of year when folks work a little harder to tone up or bulk up for the beach. Interestingly enough, it looks like Canadian online brokerages are also taking the summer to get themselves into top form for the months ahead. In this edition of the roundup, …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 20, 2018

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There might be no more teachers or no more books, but just because summer’s here, doesn’t mean that lots can’t be learned. In fact, it appears that several online brokerages are banking on the fact that investor education may not be coming from books (or teachers) for much longer. In this edition of the roundup, we take a look at …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 13, 2018

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It’s Friday the 13th and National French Fry Day. Just like a market, depending on your perspective this is either a pretty awesome way to end the week or a fittingly ominous one. One thing is for sure, perception rather than reality drives the bus when it comes to market moves. In this edition of the roundup, we profile the …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 6, 2018

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There’s no mistaking it, summer is here (for most of Canada) and it’s a scorcher. Of course, for Canada’s discount brokerages, it’s not just the heat that’s causing them to sweat, it’s also the hurried pace they’re moving at to position for what’s shaping up to be a very busy fall season. In this edition of the roundup, we kick …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 29, 2018

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It’s hard to believe but the halfway point of 2018 is just around the corner. Heading into the Canada Day long weekend, it’s an opportune time to review the latest activities from the second quarter of 2018 and see what stories made waves, as well as some of the trends we see taking shape in the online brokerage space. In …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 22, 2018

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There are lots of reasons to cheer as summer officially started this week and, of course, its Friday. For Canadian DIY investors, and much of the world really, the news coming out of the US has dominated airwaves. And, while nobody really knows exactly what’s going to happen next, it’s interesting to see how the leaders of online brokerages in …

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