Questrade eliminates the trading commission on purchases of all ETFs
starting February 1st
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Starting today, Questrade clients using
the Questrade IQ trading platform can buy any ETF listed on North
American markets commission-free.
ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, are investment funds that trade on the
markets. Typically, an ETF holds a group of different assets, such as
stocks, commodities, or bonds.
Edward Kholodenko, President and CEO of Questrade says: "The elimination
of buy-side commissions for ETFs is a natural step for us. We
introduced Mutual Fund Maximizer in 2009, a service that rebates
trailer fees to clients. In 2008, we introduced dual-currency RRSPs, so
clients wouldn't be forced to pay currency conversion charges every
time they bought or sold a U.S. stock in a registered account. And our
most famous first: in 2006, we reduced trading commissions to $4.95."
Continues Kholodenko: "We've led the way in the online brokerage
industry for innovation and pricing since day 1. This new approach to
ETFs is part of our promise to our clients: keep delivering ever
increasing value. In fact, this is simply the first of several
announcements this spring regarding new products and services designed
to empower our clients."
For ETF sales, the client will be charged the normal trading commission.
Any other charges, such as ECN fees applied by the markets, are also
the responsibility of the client. Other conditions are available at www.Questrade.com.
Questrade Inc. is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory
Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection
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
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 February, 2012, Questrade
also earned the designation as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed
SOURCE: Questrade Inc.
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