Online trading platform

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Trading made simple

Meet your financial goals by trading through our intuitive platform and take charge of your own investments!

Playing the stock market has never been easier.

Use the trading platform to:

  • Track your investments
  • Carry out transactions at your convenience
  • Look up stock quotes and market data
  • Get access to decision-making tools
  • Benefit from the expert analysis of National Bank Financial and Morningstar

A sophisticated and intuitive platform

NBDB's new trading platform is the ideal way to keep an eye on your investments and make the most of promising opportunities.

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Track your investments at a glance

The dashboard provides a quick overview of your investments:

  • Real-time values
  • Trades and transfers
  • Unrealized gains and losses
  • Alerts and important messages
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Carry out transactions at your convenience

Regardless of the product you're trading, you can check:

  • Complete technical and fundamental information on the product
  • How your investments are doing in real time
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Screenshot of the new platform and how you can check stock market fluctuations

Check prices

You'll be able to view and monitor the following:

  • Stock market fluctuations
  • The day's top-performing sectors
  • The day's best- and worst-performing securities on each of the major markets
  • Top financial news items
  • Fluctuations in international exchange rates and commodity prices
  • A range of graphs, financial data, analytics and filters on the securities that interest you
  • The top-performing ETFs
FBN, Dow Jones and Morningstar, analysis from industry experts

Analysis from industry experts

Read about market trends and securities thanks to analysis from Morningstar and reports by National Bank Financial analysts.

FBN, Dow Jones and Morningstar, analysis from industry experts
FBN, Dow Jones and Morningstar, analysis from industry experts
FBN, Dow Jones and Morningstar, analysis from industry experts

Sophisticated tools


Get free access to the Recognia suite of tools to figure out when to buy or sell (Technical Insight), view key value investing metrics (Value Analyzer), optimize your searches (Strategy Builder), and obtain the information you need to adopt effective trading strategies (Options Ideas).


Stream market prices in real time. With Market‑Q, you can create up to 20 dynamic watchlists with up to 200 securities each, as well as custom charts.

ETF Centre

Find ETFs that match your criteria (industry sector, management style, annual fees, etc.) and track their progress using graphs.

Asset mix

Optimize your investment strategy by identifying your investor profile and by comparing your current portfolio's performance with a benchmark target allocation.

Performance tool

You can view a breakdown of the performance of each of your accounts in a number of ways: by account, consolidated, for a specific period or for cumulative periods.


Set up an alert so you know when a security has hit the price at which you want to buy or sell it.

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A competitive fee structure

All Canadian and U.S. ETFs


in commissions*1, 2

Basic pricing


per trade (less than 30 trades per quarter)3

Active investor pricing


per trade (more than 30 trades per quarter)3

The fine print

Commissions on exchange-traded funds

  1. Trades must involve 100 or more units of exchange-traded funds and must be carried out through our electronic solutions. Clients must also sign up to receive all their documents electronically.

    Commission-free ETF trades are not counted when calculating:

    • Free access to trading platforms
    • Active Investor pricing
    • Annual administrative fees

    Management and other fees may apply to ETF investments. Please see the prospectus for the ETFs in the portfolio selected. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

  2. Regular pricing applies if the conditions for commission-free ETF trades are not fulfilled.

  3. The pricing applies to Canadian and U.S. shares.

Commissions on exchange-traded funds

* Commissions are billed in the same currency as the transaction.

Each partial execution of a transaction is subject to the full commission, unless the transaction is executed in its entirety on the same business day. Full commission is charged for each separate transaction performed on the same security. Additional fees may be charged by the local securities exchange commission and/or by the stock market and are billed in the same currency as the transaction.

When a transaction is placed through one of our services (e.g., a representative), and then modified via another service (e.g., the website), the commission will be based on the higher of the two commission schedules. Option exercises are subject to the same commission schedule as share transactions made through a representative. A currency conversion is required for any trade involving a security in a currency other than that of the account in which the trade is settled. When carrying out this conversion, National Bank Direct Brokerage acts as principal and can earn, in addition to the commission applicable to the transaction, revenue based on the spread between the bid and ask rates. Short selling borrowed securities may result in additional fees. These fees vary based on the markets and without prior notice. Contact one of our representatives for more information about these fees.

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