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SEC wants comment on new rules governing ‘gamification’ in online trading apps

The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking public comment on the digital engagement practices of online brokers and investment advisers as it considers new rules that could set limits on so-called gamification techniques that critics say encourage the overuse of investment apps. “While new technologies may give us greater access and choice of products, they […]

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Support these social enterprises with your next online purchase

Editor’s note: CommuniCart is BrandRap’s new project aimed at helping micro, small and medium enterprises get an online platform for their stories. In this article, we look at social enterprises that continue to serve communities as they do business even as the pandemic lingers, and how we can help them when we shop online. Doing […]

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National Bank cuts online trading commissions to zero, putting pressure on competitors

National Bank Direct Brokerage has eliminated commissions on online trading of Canadian and US stocks and ETFs.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press A bank-owned Canadian online broker has finally matched commission-free deals long available to US investors, pressuring rivals to follow suit. National Bank Direct Brokerage, a medium-sized company on the rise in my annual broker rankings, […]

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National Bank becomes the first major Canadian bank to eliminate online trading commissions

Breadcrumb Links FP Investor PF Finance Banking Commission-free online trading for Canadian and U.S. stocks, plus ETFs, puts pressure on rivals Publication date : August 23, 2021 • August 23, 2021 • 2 minute read • Join the conversation National Bank is expected to be the first major Canadian bank to scrap trading fees, warning […]

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FTC sends checks for $5.4 million to Online Trading Academy victims

People who lost money to an investment training and education company called Online Trading Academy (OTA) will soon see refund checks for over $5.4 million. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said today that checks will be sent to 31,144 subscribers following the settlement agreement reached between the watchdog and OTA founder and CEO Eyal Shachar. […]

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As investors flock to online trading apps, more wealth managers can offer self-directed investing

After several years of steady increases in the number of consumers working with financial advisors, the rise of “free” digital trading apps over the past 16 months may begin to turn the tide. Engagement with a traditional advisor fell 4.3% among U.S. investors in 2021, according to research by Parameter Insights. For investors who use […]

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Online trading platform NAGA buys Sevilla shirt position

Aug.10 – Germany-based digital investment platform NAGA have taken up sponsorship of Sevilla’s shirt from LaLiga on a three-year deal starting this season. Sevilla have qualified for the Champions League. NAGA replaces online bookmaker Marathonbet as the club’s main partner, also being named global commercial partner of Sevilla FC. No value was given for sponsorship. […]

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FMA warns against risky investments as online trading grows

Rising real estate prices, low interest rates, the desire to learn, and the fear of missing out are driving more and more people to use retail e-commerce platforms. Photo: 123RF The Autorité des marchés financiers has researched the behavior and intentions of the large number of new retail investors who have started using these tools. […]