Direct Investing

For investors who blaze their own trail

Sometimes the best paths aren’t paved. For DIY investors, there are few things more important than choice (lots of it), fees (the lower the better) and education (which is so important we've put it in italics). That’s why Lawyers Financial has teamed up with Qtrade, Canada’s best online broker as ranked by MoneySense and The Globe & Mail.

Qtrade checks the boxes for choice, fees and education

Their easy-to-use trading platform supports the full universe of investment products - including stocks, options, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds - and the full suite of investment accounts. Use Qtrade to invest for retirement (with an RRSP or RRIF), your children’s education (with an RESP), or to build your wealth in a TFSA.

As for price, Qtrade’s trading fees are just $8.75; they have no hidden fees; and they offer 100 commission-free ETFs.

Do-it-yourself doesn’t have to mean go-it-alone

Even the most adventurous runner starts with a destination in mind. Qtrade allows you to stay on course by testing your ideas before you act on them. With quote software, interactive charts, real-time analysis, and - most importantly - a full library of investor education articles, Qtrade takes the guesswork out managing your portfolio. And when you need help, Qtrade’s industry-leading customer-service team is there.

How to get started

Open an online account now and make your first trade in less than ten minutes. You’ll need your Social Insurance Number and two pieces of photo ID to enroll through Qtrade’s secure online portal.


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Online brokerage services are offered through Qtrade® Investor, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc., Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.