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viernes, 9 de enero de 2015

Questrade Broker

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Questrade is a regulated broker from Canada that specializes in transactions with shares of the major stock exchanges in the United States and Canada and options based on these stocks. Also, this ECN broker provides access to the Forex market through two platforms designed for this purpose. The investor also has access to actively managed investment portfolios. The following overview shows the main features of this broker.

Main features of the broker Questrade

BrokerQuestrade Inc.
Country of originIts headquarters are located in Canada.
Year of fundation1999
RegulationIt is registered and regulated by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).
Type of brokerIt is a stockbroker which also offers other trading instruments such as CFD and Forex.
Trading accountsQuestrade provides one type of trading account which offers the possibility to choose between different types of trading platforms. Depending on the selected platform and the type of financial instrument the client which to trae, the conditions offered by the account differ in the following respects:
  • Minimum deposit
  • Trading Conditions
  • Investment Instruments
  • Other.
Trading instruments
  • Forex: 30 currency pairs in the Forex spot market.
  • Commodities: Gold in the spot market.
  • Stocks: Shares of major stock markets in the United States and Canada. Also the trader can access the penny stocks over the counter markets.
  • Options: Traditional options based on stocks of the US and Canadian markets.
  • Mutual Funds: Thousands of mutual funds created by companies in Canada.
  • CFD (Contracts For Difference) based on:
    • Gold.
    • SIlver.
    • Platinum.
    • Palladium.
    • Agricultural products.
    • Stock indices.
    • Energy products.
Trading platforms
  • Questrade IQ Edge: This downloadable platform allows to trade with hundreds of shares of the stock markets in US and Canada. It has multiple tools for trading stocks.
  • Questrade IQ Web: It is a web based application which is designed to trade with stocks and options. It has a friendly user interface and can be used from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • Questrade IQ Essential: A web-based application designed to trade with stocks from devices like the iPad, netbooks, tablets and others.
  • QuestradeFX: An online application designed to trade in the Forex market.
  • QuestradeFX Pro: It is a web-based platform designed for beginners and professionals traders interested in trading in the Forex market.
  • Questrader Metatrader 4: One of the most powerful trading platforms designed for Forex and CFD trading. It has many technical analysis tools and offers the possibility to use automated trading systems (EA).
Minimum deposit to start trading with the various instruments of Questrade
  • $1,000 to trade in the Forex market
  • $1,000 for regular trading with stocks and options.
  • $5,000 to trade option spreads.
  • $25,000 to write/sell uncovered options.
  • Stocks: 1 cent per share, with a minimum of $ 4.95 per transaction.
  • Options: $9.95 + $1.00 per contract.
  • Forex: Spreads from 1-2 pips for the major currency pairs.
  • Gold: $19.95 per transaction.
  • Mutual Funds: $19.95 per transaction.
  • ETF: No commisions.
ECN/Routing fees
  • $0 to $0.004 for U.S Securities (ARCA, NYSE, NSQD, LAMP, MNGD).
  • $0 to $0.0035 for securities of Canada (TSX, TSX Venture, CSE and and all ATS).
*The SEC collects a fee for all sales of U.S. securities.
Investment options$1 to open the account. 
Options to deposit/withdraw fundsQuestrade offers a feature called Questrade’s Portfolio IQTM which delivers professionally and actively managed investment portfolios with ultra-low fees. 
Demo accountIt offers a demo account for a maximum period of 30 days.
  • Get 50% off all gold and silver trade commissions.
  • 30 free trades in 30 days for traders who deposit $1000 or more in the trading account.
  • A $50 Prepaid Visa* Rewards Card for traders that open a trading account and deposit funds.
  • Other.
Trading contests-For the moment Questrade does not offer trading contests.
Ventajas adicionales para el trader
  • It is an ECN broker which provides access to the leading liquidityproviders of market.
  • Questrade provides direct access to the major stock exchanges in the United States and Canada.
  • It has a good customer service.
  • As ECN broker it offers variable spreads and fast execution.
  • Low fees and commisions for trading.
  • It offers several options of platforms to trade in the market.
  • Questrade offers the possibility totrade in the market from mobile devices.
  • It has several market research tools: Market's Research, Bull's Eye and Intraday Trader.
  • This broker offers free seminars and webinars for any trader.
  • Questrade allows to earn money by promoting their services through an affiliate program.
Questrade website
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