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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 12, 2014

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Spectacular northern lights thanks to solar flares, wild summer snowfall in Alberta and Apple being able to design a smart watch but not a smart map. It’s been a strange week to be sure. Equally strange – the silence from Canada’s discount brokerages through the month of September. It’s not often that there’s a quiet patch amongst the Canadian discount …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 5, 2014

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For many students, September means getting back to school. For students of the stock market, however, every day is a chance to learn something new (and hopefully not get schooled). As the old stock market cautionary saying goes, however, don’t confuse brains with a bull market. In this week’s roundup, we’ll preview a couple of upcoming events that are geared …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 18, 2014

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With the shortened trading week this week, it looks like markets got a chance to end the week on a high note. Now that spring is in full bloom (sorry Albertans) there will most certainly be tulips – which serve as an appropriate reminder about how crazy bubbles can form and burst. As much as price is driven by supply …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – January 31st, 2014

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As January comes to an end, looking back on all of the deals and announcements from discount brokerages, it seems like that there was way more drama amongst the brokerages than even Justin Bieber could muster up.  And if this past week is any indication of what’s ahead, February will see discount brokerages pushing to make headlines of their own. …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – December 6, 2013

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This week’s discount brokerage roundup finds us crossing into the home stretch of 2013.  Now that December is finally here things will almost certainly begin to gear down on the discount brokerage front until 2014.  Even so, this past week had a number of stories from various discount brokers including a new fee & commission schedule taking effect at a …

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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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Maintenance Fees Get no RESP(ect) at CIBC Investor’s Edge

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The swelling costs of funding higher education are on the minds of a lot of folks lately.  With the speed and magnitude at which fees for post-secondary tuition are growing, simply putting money aside for “junior’s” education may not be enough.  It seems like even the savings have to go out and find a second job to support the idea …

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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – Dec. 7th 2012

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Interactive Brokers made the news this week as it released its trading metrics for the month of November.  While not a perfect proxy for the rest of the investment market, Interactive Brokers’ transaction volumes, known as Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) help to provide an indirect measure of the ‘health’ of the stock market participants including discount brokerages.  November’s data …

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Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – December 2012

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For self-directed investors, it seems like the gift of discount brokerage deals has already been given in November. As it stands, the deals offered by discount brokerages into the end of the year are largely carried over from last month. The most noteworthy deal announced mid-November was the unlimited trading offer by Questrade. Similar to the Scotia iTrade offer, these …

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