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Fee-ling the Pinch: US Online Brokerage Fee Wars and the Fiduciary Duty Rule

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With all the legal and political battles going on in the US right now, it’s a little hard to keep track. There are, however, a pair of feuds that DIY investors and Canadian discount brokerages may want to keep on their radars, namely the commission price war between US online brokerages and the efforts to rescind the Department of Labor’s …

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Oh SNAP! An IPO like no other?

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Snapchat has taken its sweet time to go public since co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel hinted in 2015 that the company needed an IPO. But the time for Snapchat (whose official name is now Snap Inc) to go public has finally arrived. This week,  200M Class A Common stocks went public, and what an entrance it made. Up 44% in …

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Questrade’s IPO Centre: What you need to know

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If you haven’t heard much about IPOs this year, you’re not alone. Globally, investment bankers have had a lot more time on their hands and deal flow has slowed to its lowest levels in a decade (see data on Global IPO proceeds below, courtesy of Renaissance Capital). Just about 6 months ago, however, Questrade waded head first into IPO deal …

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Canned Fruit, Concrete & Carats: Vancouver Small Cap Conference 2013 Review

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What do canned tomatoes, concrete and multi-carat diamonds have in common? They were among the investing opportunities discussed at this year’s Small Cap Conference in Vancouver. The Small Cap Conference has traditionally been a smaller sized conference that provides investors the opportunity to learn about investing in small cap companies.  In keeping with previous conferences, the event was held in …

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Bulls, Brew & Bottoms: Review of the Vancouver World Resource Investment Conference 2013

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This year’s World Resource Investment Conference (WRIC) in Vancouver came a bit earlier in the calendar than last year’s conference against the backdrop of a mining and exploration market fraught with pain and nervousness. In the mining sector, hope seems to be the rare commodity everyone is looking for these days. The two-day WRIC featured the standard recipe of resource …

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Event Review – World MoneyShow Vancouver – April 2013

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This year’s Vancouver World MoneyShow turned out to be a little different than most others. The exhibiting space felt a bit smaller than usual, the lineups took a bit longer and the schedule a bit less punctual.  As it turned out, this year’s MoneyShow would be the one in which this franchise would announce its Canadian retirement. The big announcement …

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