Investing in the stock market

Get started by taking advantage of our $0 commission on all transactions 


Get fully invested. 
Buy and sell stocks and ETFs with $0 commission.

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Take control of your online investments

Trade your stocks, options*, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) independently on the Canadian and US markets. 

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Save on transaction fees

You're not dreaming: carry out all your stock market trades for $0 commission1. No minimum required. 

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Make informed decisions

Our platform is designed for investors of all kinds and offers many decision-making tools (Strategy Builder, Value Analyzer, OptionsPlay and more).

$0 commission on all your transactions 

National Bank Direct Brokerage is the first broker of a Canadian bank† to offer 100% of Canadian and U.S. stocks, ETFs, and option* trades at $0. Take advantage now! 

 

*Options commission is $0 + $1.25/contract. A minimum fee of $6.25/trade applies. The maximum fee is $19.95 when the transaction value is less than $2,000.  

†National Bank Direct Brokerage, as a division of a Canadian bank subsidiary, is the first broker in Canada to offer a commission-free online brokerage solution for Canadian and U.S. stocks. 

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Quickly transfer your assets

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Are your assets at another institution? Are you hesitating?

We also reimburse your transfer fees up to $150 including taxes2

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A renown client experience

National Bank Direct Brokerage #1 in Investor Satisfaction with Self-Directed Brokerage Firms according to J.D. Power3.

What about annual fees? 

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The annual administration fee is $100. But you may not have to pay it if you meet any of the following conditions: 

  • You’re a young investor aged 30 or under
  • Your assets exceed $20,000 as of May 31 of the current year** 
  • You make at least 5 transactions in stocks, ETFs, or options, between June 1 and May 31**
  • You participate in a financial program for engineers, teachers, healthcare, or business professionals 
  • You have an InvestCube account 

**The year runs from June 1 to May 31.

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Direct Brokerage, your partner in financial success

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  • The security of a major Canadian bank

  • Access to free tools designed to help you make sound decisions 

  • A cutting-edge, intuitive brokerage platform

  • Support from licensed securities representatives

  • Events to help expand your knowledge
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Buy and sell without paying commission.
Don't miss out.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum or maximum number of shares?

No. The $0 commission is applied regardless of the number of shares traded. 

Is there a restriction on the type of shares?

No. The $0 commission applies to all equity and ETF trades in the Canadian and U.S. markets. 

What are the conditions? 

Trades must be made through National Bank’s Direct Brokerage trading platform. 

The fine print

Legal notes 

*Options commission is $0 + $1.25/contract. A minimum fee of $6.25/trade applies. The maximum fee is $19.95 when the transaction value is less than $2,000. 

†National Bank Direct Brokerage, as a division of a Canadian bank subsidiary, is the first broker in Canada to offer a commission-free online brokerage solution for Canadian and U.S. stocks. 

1. Each transaction must be completed on our online trading platform. 

Details about the transfer fee refund 

2. Two ways to benefit from the transfer offer:

 

  • Transfer $20,000 or more to a National Bank Direct Brokerage account, buy shares, options or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) within 6 months of your transfer and we'll refund up to $150 plus taxes of the transfer fees (refunded 1 week after the transaction).

OR

  • Transfer $10,000 or more to an InvestCube account, invest in the portfolio of your choice and we'll refund up to $150 plus taxes of the transfer fees (without any other restrictions). 
     

 

For terms and conditions, call Customer service at 1‑800‑363‑3511.

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3 For J.D. Power 2021 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards.