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Questrade IQ Mobile: smart phone apps for Apple and Android now available

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Ahoy there! Alan here. It’s been a long time since I posted about my current stock broker (Questrade), but I just found out yesterday that they’ve just released their IQ Mobile trading platform. I thought I’d also let you all know as well. This is pretty neat! Once I get my new android (or iPhone 5 perhaps) phone I definitely plan to make use of it.

So now Canada’s cheapest stock broker has the full suite of trading platforms that the other major stock brokers already have. Job well done Questrade!

That does it for this brief news post.

Happy – stock – trading everyone!



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.


  • 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.