Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Questrade

  1. #1

    Questrade

    Anyone use it to purchase funds or stocks?

  2. #2
    Haven’t used them. I use TD Direct Investing and really like them.
    $10 per trade. $7 per trade if you trade 150 times per quarter.

    Easy to use platform

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Denmae View Post
    Haven’t used them. I use TD Direct Investing and really like them.
    $10 per trade. $7 per trade if you trade 150 times per quarter.

    Easy to use platform
    I got TD to. But, I have never made a trade.

    I think I want dividend stock as I consider a stock paying divididends is a investment, everything else is just speculation.
    As a total novice I want to investment conservatively. Where do I go to find the best dividend stocks? TD offers no advice but I think Questrade does.

    My instinct is to find where a conservative mutual Buffet style fund buys their dividends stock. They know more than me.

  4. #4
    Recent reports have found that over 70% of all Questrade accounts are down over 50%. Maybe its just people buying weed stocks at the top?????

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by wonkyknee View Post
    Recent reports have found that over 70% of all Questrade accounts are down over 50%.
    But, their TV commercials say "retire 30% richer". I like the one with the chipmunk cheek blue eye baby.

    I had conversations with them but did not open an account.

  6. #6
    Questrade are ok. Lots of people use them. I like their commercials. Unfortunately, the people who they are directed at, have little to no knowledge and confidence in self-directed investing, just like the OP. And the people who know and agree with the commercial's message, already have self-directed investing accounts, so, it's a waste of advertising money.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by wonkyknee View Post
    Recent reports have found that over 70% of all Questrade accounts are down over 50%. Maybe its just people buying weed stocks at the top?????
    If you use them for index investing, you'll do great.

    The average person buying and selling stocks is usually down, and often more than 50%.


    Think of the children -> http://www.numberofabortions.com/
    I want you to point your finger at me. I want you to call me names.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    GTA
    Posts
    637
    +1 for TD... They have their e-Series funds to compete. Equity Index is probably the safest long-term bet. Tough to beat the market over time.
    -Goodoer
    "I'd run for Government if it weren't for those naked pictures..."

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    My head is my home
    Posts
    17,656
    I use TD Direct as well but haven't done any trades this year. Blowering Orange Flesh Heep is roiling the markets too much to look for long term investments. There's only so much flipping I'm willing to do. I maxed out my tax free savings account instead.

    I heard that Questrade was owned by a Russian Oligarch, so I looked into it. It's actually owned by Canadian-Ukranian Edward Kholodenko, the firm will mark it's 20th Anniversary this year.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Smallcock View Post

    The average person buying and selling stocks is usually down, and often more than 50%.
    Well that is no surprise. The winners have to take the money from someone.

    I am thinking value stock, long term and dividend stock, long term and index funds.

    I am thinking buy the stocks that value and dividend funds buy. Good idea? or should I just stay mutual funds?


    No flipping or churning stocks. I would just lose.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •