More and more people have been opening accounts with online brokers. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering online brokerages can often mean lower fees and a wide choice of investments. At Educators, we’re aware that many investors like to reserve a portion of their portfolio to trade directly in stocks, options, and fixed income securities. In order to be able to offer our clients all aspects of investing, we partnered with Qtrade Investor.
In The Globe and Mail Annual Online Brokers Survey, Qtrade’s online brokerage offering was once again ranked, above all of the bank online brokerages. QTrade has a long history of being one of Canada’s highest rated online brokerages as Qtrade was rated the #1 online brokerage in Canada by The Globe and Mail in 2006–2011, 2014, and #2 in 2012, 2013, 2015.
Qtrade Investor is a privately held firm based in Western Canada. Qtrade clients are able to invest online without having to make many compromises. For example, the firm recently began allowing U.S. dollars to be held in registered accounts, allowing their clients to avoid pricey foreign exchange fees.