The internet. It has changed the way we interact with one another, shop, commute, enjoy music and theater, even the way we research. We literally have everything at our fingertips. Where the most interesting shift is however, is how technology has impacted online investing and trading. The stock market has come a long way from packed buildings full of noise and papers flying about. In fact, before the World Wide Web, the way an investor would do his or her research would be to head to the local library and look up financial records of companies of interest, or call the company directly to request copies of financial reports. Now, with a quick online search, we are presented with thousands of options for top stocks, robust commodities and online brokerages that all come with the draw of one thing: making money.
Where to begin can be overwhelming, especially for a beginner to the investing and trading market. For the seasoned investor, utilizing an brokerage that reflects their individual investing style is paramount.
Regardless of where you are in your investing journey, Qtrade is a brokerage that puts their 'Qtraders' at the center of everything they do. And that is precisely why we have chosen to not only feature them in this article, but why we have chosen to partner with them. Let’s first talk a little about the company.
Qtrade is a Vancouver based, online investment broker which offers ETF’s (exchange-traded funds), GIC’s, bonds, stocks and mutual funds options at low commission rates. Qtrade is a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc, and is also part of Aviso Wealth, a top wealth management firm in Canada.
There are also a variety of investment accounts available, depending on your unique requirements. They offer:
Qtrade for Experienced Investors
Expert investors have access to tools which assist with portfolio management and risk assessment. These tools actually allow you to simulate your investments and the outcome before finalizing them.
Qtrade also offers multiple self-serve options which enable DRIP enrollment and requesting share certificates. Users are also able to open their own digital accounts using e-implemented instant account opening, if parameters are met.
As well, Qtrade offers a constantly updated library of industry trends, emerging markets and even US trading.
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Folks who are new to the investment game have access to investment and savings calculators, and are able to watch stocks prior to trading. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with how the market works. Qtrade’s online resources have ample content within it as well. You can learn when to trade and even how to buy and sell your stocks.
The company also offers a generous window for live telephone support as they are open from 8:30am to 8:00pm ET.
Investors between the age of 18 and 30 who contribute $50 or more per month to their accounts enjoy a $1 discount on ETF and stock fees.
“QTraders”, as they are so fondly referred to, who perform 150+ quarterly trades receive attractive discounts. If you are part of the Investor Plus program, you are also rewarded if your balance is $500.000+. For full details on pricing, fees, rates and offers, be sure to visit this page.
Quite simply, because you can write your own future.
You’ve got goals. For your future. For your family’s future. Pursue them with the confidence that comes from expanded investor knowledge and expert insights. And from tools that help guide your investment decisions.
We’ve partnered with Qtrade Direct Investing™ to give you the confidence to buy and sell stocks, bonds, ETFs, and mutual funds - with low trading fees.
Realize opportunity with industry-leading tools. Whatever your level of investment experience, build, evaluate and test your portfolio with calculators, and tools like Portfolio Creator™, Portfolio Score™ and Portfolio Simulator™, which feature the industry’s most advanced risk analysis and portfolio-building technology.
The key to investing confidence is in your hands. Qtrade can help you work toward your financial goals today. Open an account.
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Online brokerage services are offered through Qtrade Direct Investing, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Qtrade, Qtrade Direct Investing, and Write your own future are trade names and/or trademarks of Aviso Wealth Inc.