Qtrade Direct Investing


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Qtrade Direct Investing

Our partner, Qtrade® is the online brokerage you can depend on through market ups and downs. Their commitment to providing a strong and reliable platform, coupled with an exceptional client experience and leading-edge investment tools, has earned them an award-winning history that spans 15 years.

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What’s the difference between Qtrade Direct Investing and Qtrade Guided Portfolios?

Qtrade Direct Investing

For more sophisticated DIY investors

  • A discount brokerage
  • Buy and sell stocks and ETFs, trade options, and more
  • Low trading fees
  • Manually buy and sell your investments
  • Consistently ranked among the best discount brokerages in Canada according to the Globe and Mail

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Qtrade Guided Portfolios

For investors seeking a simple, automated, and low-cost approach to investing

  • A robo-advisor that invests for you
  • Investing is automated based on your risk tolerance and other factors
  • Easy to use with a modern digital user-interface
  • Portfolios are diversified and low-cost
  • Setup automated monthly deposits and purchases

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Qtrade is the online brokerage of choice through all markets

In times of market volatility, it’s natural to be concerned. We’re here to help you achieve your financial goals, and part of that is ensuring you have tools and resources you need for your unique situation.

If you’re considering an online brokerage, you can feel confident that Qtrade has everything you need: a secure platform and robust functionality.

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Available anywhere

Qtrade’s award-winning technology makes it easy to pursue your investing goals. Online and mobile platforms allow you to manage your investments anywhere, anytime.
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Market research

Youll get market research and analyst recommendations to cover key performance metrics from financial statements, along with data about performance history, ratings, and more.
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Online banking preview

Qtrade account balances can be viewed directly through your PenFinancial Online Banking, making it easy to keep an eye on your investments

Trade Commissions and Pricing

Qtrade offers free purchases of a large selection of the most popular ETFs, and competitive pricing for buying and selling stocks.


Stock trades for all investors


Stock trades for active investors


Buy and sell 100 ETFs commission-free

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Everything you’re looking for in an online brokerage

  • Easily trade stocks, options, ETFs, bonds, and mutual funds
  • 100 of the most popular ETFs can be traded commission free with no minimum purchase
  • Simple dashboard and portfolio views
  • In-depth research, analyst ratings and recommendations
  • Powerful tools to help you evaluate investing ideas and review your portfolio
  • Award-winning, friendly and knowledgeable client service

So, if you’re ready to become a self-directed investor, let us help you join Canada’s best online brokerage.

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Note: Online brokerage services are offered through Qtrade Direct Investing, a division of Aviso Financial Inc.