Tag Archives: Virtual Brokers

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – September 8, 2017


Between natural disasters or man-made ones, this short week has felt much longer than even a regular one.  Of course, there’s still lots of important action to stay on top of, which is something all DIY investors (especially the more active among us) quickly learn is a reality of life in the markets.  This past week there were more than ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – August 1, 2016


*Updated: Aug. 9th* At the start of August, discount brokerage deals and promotions appear to be in vacation mode. With a pair of deals that expired at the end of July and one new partner offer that joined the list of promotion, the turnover and activity in offers coming into this month was minimal. While 22 23 offers still provide ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – July 8, 2016


Bulls will be bulls. On a day when grim news captured the headlines, the S&P 500 managed to put it all in the rear-view mirror and touch a new record high intraday. Despite what naysayers are nay-saying, the numbers on the tape tell a different story. For Canadian discount brokerages, the news cycle is relatively quiet. The numbers coming out ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – July 1, 2016


*Update July 13* It looks like the ‘brexit’ wasn’t the only big exit to happen this week. Closer to home, the Canadian online brokerage deals and promotions space also saw a number of promotional offers take off, perhaps for the summer, perhaps longer. The trend towards promotional offers continues to be a volatile one, which isn’t great news for DIY ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 10, 2016


In an era of robots and algos, and in a business that stresses keeping things unemotional, there are often times for every trader when emotions and humanity creep back into the picture. This was one of those weeks. From the news of Muhammad Ali’s passing last week to the outpouring of beautiful tributes that came in through the week and ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – June 1, 2016


Summer is close at hand and now that May is behind us, those who have sold in May and gone away might still find a reason to come back to the markets – at least that’s what some brokerages are banking on. As we launch into a new month the discount brokerage deals and promotions landscape this year looks quite ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – May 1, 2016


*Update May 9* Sell in May and go away. It’s a phrase many traders are familiar with and now that May has arrived it looks like there will be sales – just not a whole lot more from certain discount brokerages. As we head into a new month, it looks like there’s a definite pull back in place with certain ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 11, 2016


As week two of March comes to an end, there was one clear story that seemed to dominate the news cycle for Canadians – the visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with US President Barack Obama. Of the many angles on the coverage of this visit, one of the most interesting was the theme of friendship between Canada and our ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – March 4, 2016


While much of Canada (save for the Wet Coast) has been digging out from under piles of snow, it seems like Canadian stock markets have also managed to dig themselves out from underneath the recent avalanche of bad news. For Canadian discount brokerages, the turn in the markets has been a welcome relief, and they’re gearing up to try and ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Deals & Promotions – March 1, 2016


*Update Mar. 18* While there were lots of offers available to DIY investors from Canadian online brokerages into the RRSP contribution deadline, there were definitely fewer than last year. Volatile markets and Canadians signaling their reluctance to contribute to an RRSP this year might have contributed to the pullback in participation by brokerages however there may also be signs that ... Read More »