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Old 10-16-2009, 03:09 AM
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The New Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) - are you going to get advantage of it? If you have the extra $5000.00 would you open TFSA and if yes with which financial institution?
My wife and I went with a self-directed trading account with TD Waterhouse.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:10 AM
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I've actually called my bank, and I got the response I expected - "No, we cannot lower your trading commissions if you don't have $100,000+ in your brokerage account or if you don qualify for lower commission as an active trader (requires certain number of trades per quarter)". What was I thinking, here in Canada some things never change .
Heck I didn't even know you could negotiate that. I'm going to try it next time.
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