Questrade introduces silver bullion trading just in time for the games

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Questrade today announced the launch of silver bullion trading, and to celebrate the winter games, stated that all commissions for silver and gold bullion trading will be 50% off until February 24th.

In addition to the 50% off during the course of the games, when any Canadian captures a gold medal, gold trading will be completely commission-free the next day. When any Canadian wins a silver medal, silver trading will be commission-free the next day.

Clients following Questrade's Twitter feed or Facebook page will be notified each morning of the day's pricing.

"Every two years, all Canadians turn into gold and silver bugs," says Jeff Beck, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. "We wanted to add our voice to the celebration. We want to show that we're rooting for every athlete on team Canada and sharing in the medal joy."

After several months of working to bring silver bullion trading to Questrade clients, Edward Kholodenko, CEO and President of Questrade, believes the timing is serendipitous. "It's the games. It's about gold and silver medal performances. And now our clients can benefit from directly owning the precious metal, being able to buy and sell on the spot market, and holding it securely in any margin, registered and TFSA account. And if the bullion spot market makes a move, our clients can take immediate action and quickly sell or buy more."

Questrade clients with margin, registered and TFSA accounts can directly trade precious metals through the firm's trade desk. Gold and silver prices are set by the U.S. spot price. Bullion is provided by Kitco Metals Inc. and secure storage is provided by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Questrade Inc. is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

About Questrade:
Questrade Inc., headquartered in Toronto, provides Canadians with high-speed, direct access trading in the U.S. and Canadian stock and options markets through its IQ trading platforms, as well as forex and CFD trading. Since 1999, the company has led the industry in delivering outstanding service, exclusive products and services, and competitive pricing. This commitment to innovation has appealed to independent investors, and for the past two years, the company has ranked as Canada's fastest growing online brokerage. In 2011 and 2012, Questrade also earned the designation as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. 

SOURCE Questrade Inc.

For further information:

Lynn Suderman
Director, Communications
Tel: 416.705.5476