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Attention Canadian stock traders – Get a free iPad mini from Questrade

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Hello fellow Canadian stock traders. I just found out yesterday via e-mail that my current stock broker – Questrade – is giving away free iPad mini. An iPad mini is yours when you open and fund an account with $100,000. Or, fund a new account with just $1,000 and you will be entered to win one of 10. Questrade still offers the lowest stock trading commissions in Canada so I’d definitely still recommend using them. These free this and that promos they offer once in a while are nice and all but the main reason to go with them are the lower trading costs.

Enjoy and happy trading!

Alan out.

Cheers!

Questrade still offering 3 months of free stock trades

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Greetings fellow Canadian investors. A while back I blogged about how my current stock broker – Questrade – is offering 3 months of free trades. Well, I just wanted to remind that this promotion is still active, so if you’re thinking about switching brokers or thinking about getting into either trading stocks as a daytrader or simply want to build your own custom stock portfolio now would be the time to make a move. One reason to switch to this broker is that they offer the lowest commission rates in Canada.

So anyways, what you need to do to qualify for 3 free months of trading is visit this link and then use this offer code: RSP2013

Good luck and happy trading!

Btw, if you wish to discuss stocks – especially Canadian stocks – join me at the Stocks Nirvana forum.

Alan out.

Canadian stock traders – Get 3 months of free stock trades

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Greetings fellow Canadian investors and traders. I have a pretty cool promotion passed on to me by Questrade – my current stock broker. They’re having a special promotion where you can get free unlimited trades for a period of 3 months. Use offer code RSP2013 before March 1, 2013 to get unlimited free trades. It’s really all that simple. Is there a catch? Nope, but there is fine print that you should read, and speaking of which here it is:

Terms and conditions

How to qualify

Open a new registered, margin or TFSA* account by 11:59 p.m. ET, March 1st, 2013 and, depending on your funding level, get up to 3 months of unlimited free stock trades. The free trades are in the form of commission rebates.

Get started here

  • Enter the promotional code RSP2013 online when completing the application for a new account.
  • The offer is open to new and existing equity clients.
  • The free trades apply to equity trades only (sorry, no option orders, gold trading, mutual fund trading, or foreign currency trading).
  • Foreign exchange (forex) accounts are not eligible.
  • If you are funding your account by transferring from another broker, the transfer must be initiated by 11:59 p.m. ET, March 1st, 2013 and must be completed within 60 days of initiation to qualify for the offer.
  • New accounts by existing Questrade clients cannot be funded by transferring funds from another Questrade account.

Depending on your funding levels, get 1, 2, or 3 months of free trades: details

  • The minimum required funding to get 3 months of unlimited free stock trades is CAD $50,000. All equity trades completed within 90 days of account activation are free.
  • The minimum required funding to get 2 months of unlimited free stock trades is CAD $25,000. All equity trades completed within 62 days of account activation are free.
  • The minimum required funding to get 1 month of unlimited free stock trades is CAD $1,000. All equity trades completed within 31 days of account activation are free.

And to make it easier to get started…

  • You have an additional 30 days from the date the account is activated to reach the minimum funding requirement for additional month(s) of unlimited free stock trades. That sounds complicated, but really it’s quite simple. Here’s an example: fund it with $1,000 immediately so you get started trading. Then before the month is up, add another $49,000, and your free trades continue for the full three months. Nice, huh?

Some terms and conditions

  • Your account will be charged for the trading commission during the qualifying period and the commission will then be rebated to your account within three business days of the trade execution up to a maximum of $9.95 per trade.
  • Account holders must maintain the following minimum account balance for at least 6 months of account funding in order to be eligible for the corresponding offer:
    • $50,000 for 3 months of unlimited free stock trades
    • $25,000 for 2 months of unlimited free stock trades
  • If the account balance falls below the minimum required amount before the end of the 6 month period due to withdrawals on your account, you will no longer qualify for the offer and Questrade will apply a charge to your account based on the credited amount. If the account balance falls below the minimum required asset amount due to market fluctuations, you are still eligible for the offer and no charges will be applied.

A few more terms and conditions

  • Other trade fees including exchange and ECN fees may apply.
  • This is free trades only. You will not receive cash compensation for any unused free trade commissions.
  • Amounts quoted are in CAD.
  • You are solely responsible for any tax consequences or other amounts which may be associated with the Offer.
  • This offer is not available to Questrade employees or members of their household.
  • This offer is subject to change without notice.
  • This is a one-time offer per client. This means pick your account wisely: put the free trades in the account you want to trade in!
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other Questrade offer except free to transfer (see below).

FREE TO TRANSFER

Questrade will pay your transfer-out fees up to CAD $150 when you move a minimum of CAD $25,000 to Questrade from another brokerage. Payment of the transfer-out fee is capped at CAD $150 and is limited to one account per client.

To take advantage of this limited time promo simply open an account by visiting the Questrade homepage.

Enjoy your free trades!

Cheers,
Alan

Questrade stock broker – Open an account and get an iPad 2

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Hi there.

Fancy yourself a big stock investor? If so my current stock broker – Questrade – has a special promo where if you open an account with a minimum of $250,000 by December 31, 2011 you’ll get a free iPad 2. Also if you transfer from another brokerage firm they’ll pay your transfer fees up to $150.

Personally I wouldn’t open an account _just_ for the free iPad, especially at that range, but mainly for the fact that – to my knowledge – they offer the lowest commissions of any Canadian stock broker.

But hey, if you’ve got that kind of cash and you’re looking for a stock broker why not get a free iPad 2 as well, no?

Terms and conditions (taken from their website):

Questrade is offering new and existing clients an iPad 2 when opening a new account.

  • Open and fund an account with a minimum of $250,000 in assets by 11:59 p.m. ET, December 31st, 2011.
  • Must quote offer code IPAD250 at the start of the account application.

General

  • Offer open to new and existing equity clients. Forex accounts are not eligible.
  • If you are funding your account by transferring from another broker, the transfer must be initiated by 11:59 p.m. ET, December 31st, 2011 and must be completed within 90 days of initiation to qualify for the offer.
  • Amounts quoted are in CAD.
  • This offer is not available with any other Questrade offer except FREE TO TRANSFER (see below).
  • New accounts by existing Questrade clients cannot be funded by transferring funds from another Questrade account.
  • Account holders must maintain a minimum account balance of $250,000 in assets for at least 6 months of account activation. If the account balance falls below $250,000 in assets before the end of the 6 month period due to withdrawals on your account, you will no longer qualify for the promotion and Questrade will have the option to apply a charge to your account based on market value of the iPad 2. If the account balance falls below $250,000 in assets due to market fluctuations, you will still be eligible for the promotion and no charges will be applied.
  • Clients will only get one iPad 2 (Wi-Fi only, 16 GB), excluding the smart cover, or cash equivalent per account.
  • iPad 2s are subject to availability.
  • Images of iPad 2 shown on any advertisement used by Questrade does not represent the actual iPad 2 which will be offered to clients.

Free to transfer
Questrade will pay your transfer-out fees up to CAD $150 when you move a minimum of CAD $25,000 to Questrade from another brokerage. Payment of the transfer-out fee is capped at $150 and is limited to one account per client.

If this is something interests you jump on over to the Questrade homepage to get started or to find out any other details you may wish to know. Don’t forget the iPad 2 offer code (above)!!

Attention Canadians – Questrade is giving $50 in free stock trades and a chance to win $1000!

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Greetings fellow Canadian investors and traders. I have a pretty cool promotion passed on to me by Questrade – my current favorite stock broker. They’ve instituted a promotional program called “refer a friend” which allows any existing Questrade account holder to refer a friend, and if that friend opens and funds a Questrade account they get $50 in FREE stock trades AND a chance to win $1000. Pretty cool!

So I was thinking if any of you are interested in opening a Questrade account and wish to get $50 in free trades, then let me refer you. So you might be thinking what’s in it for me. Well, according to the Questrade e-mail I received if any of the people I refer wins $1000 then I win $1000 as well.

To bring you on board Questrade requires that I provide them with a few pieces of information about you so they can contact you to guide you further in the account opening process. These pieces of information are: First name, last name, e-mail address, and phone number.

The easiest way to collect this info from you would be via e-mail. So here is what you need to do. Fire off an e-mail to opportunity at alansmoneyblog.com (replace the word “at” with the @ symbol) with the subject line “Questrade referral” and include the required info and I will input it into their system ASAP.

This promotional is for a limited time. As Questrade puts it “friendship lasts forever, but the contest to win $1000 only lasts until January 31st, 2012”

Thanks everyone, and I hope to get you on board with $50 in free stock trades.

Cheers,

Alan

Questrade stock broker offers free technical analysis newsletter

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Hi there.

My current favorite stock brokerage firm – Questrade – is offering a free technical analysis newsletter delivered by email five days a week (Tuesday through Saturday). The report features bullish and bearish stocks from the U.S. and Canadian markets, and analyzes them using classic price chart patterns. Bear in mind though that to get the free technical analysis report you have to become one of their client. But that’s not such a bad idea really as I found them to be a pretty good brokerage firm. I used to be with the now defunct (bought out by Scotiabank) e-trade Canada, and I switched to Questrade because of the lower transaction fees and I have been pretty happy so far.

I guess I should also mention that Questrade is a Canadian stock broker so I’m afraid this free newletter offer is available only to Canadians. They really should open up a US subsidiary too!

Thanks for your attention.

Cheers,

Alan