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Exclusive McMaster Alumni offer: Get 50 free trades​

When you open a new account with Qtrade Direct InvestingTM.

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To qualify*

  • Open a new account with promo code "MAC50" by June 30, 2022
  • Deposit or transfer at least $10,000 in new assets to the account by July 31, 2022
  • Available to the first 100 McMaster alumni only who open an account
  • Use your 50 free trades by July 31, 2023
  • Your rebate will be paid to your Qtrade account on or around August 31, 2023. 

That’s savings of almost $350! A little something to reinvest into your portfolio!*

*Offer available to new Qtrade McMaster alumni clients. See Terms and Conditions.

Why Qtrade?

Qtrade Direct Investing offers the tools, resources, and customer service that make it one of the most trusted online platforms.

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to realize opportunity.

Build, evaluate, and test your portfolio with calculators and confidence-building tools like Portfolio Creator™, Portfolio Score™ and Portfolio Stimulator™.

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to execute with ease.

Qtrade has been awarded #1 online investing platform 23 times in the past 16 years. It’s online trading with the confidence you need.

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so you can move forward.

Ranked #1 online broker for client service 8 times in the past 6 years. Our educational resources are among the best in the industry.



Investor Plus Program

Start trading at a discount
Exclusive special pricing and benefits to McMaster alumni only. Investor Plus gives you:

  • Equity trades at $6.95
  • Options trades at $6.95 + $1.25 per contract
  • ETF trades at $6.95 (plus our 100 commission-free ETF list)
  • Dedicated phone number
  • No fee for USD registered accounts

Q. Can I open multiple accounts?
A. The offer is only applicable to a maximum of one (1) eligible account for each new McMaster alumni client.  If you plan to open multiple eligible accounts, the offer will only be applied to the first eligible account approved by Qtrade.

Q. Who is eligible for this 50 free trades offer?
A. This offer is open to new clients who do not have a Qtrade account already.

Q. Is this offer only available to McMaster Alumni?
A. Yes. It is only available to the first 100 McMaster Alumni who qualify.

Q. What kind of account can I open to qualify for the offer?
A. Qualifying accounts include any personal individual or joint account opened online. Corporate and non-personal accounts and Delivery Against Payment (DAP) accounts are ineligible for this offer.

Q. When can I start trading? When do the free trades start?
A. You can start trading as soon as your account is approved.  You can use your 50 free trades until July 31, 2023.

Q. Where will the rebate be paid?
A. The rebate will be paid into the approved qualified account by Aug 31, 2023.

Q. Can I fund from my other accounts?
A: Yes. You can deposit from your chequing account or from any other brokerage firm. Note that you cannot use funds from Credential Asset Management Inc., Credential Securities, Qtrade Advisor and Virtual Wealth.

Q: Do the free trades include options trading, phone trading?
A: No. Free trades will only include online equity, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Q: I want to know more about opening and funding accounts.
A: Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to get all the details you need Frequently Asked Questions.

Start investing with up to 50 Free Trades today.

Open a new Qtrade account. See Terms and Conditions.

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*Mutual funds are offered through Credential Asset Management Inc. and Qtrade Asset Management (a tradename of Credential Asset Management Inc). Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Qtrade Advisor and Credential Securities, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Credential Securities is a registered mark owned by Aviso Wealth Inc.