Online trading platform

Manage your assets & benefit from $0 commission on all transactions 

Trading made simple

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

Investing in 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

New online brokerage platform

Manage your assets independently with our newly redesigned, user-friendly online brokerage platform. Learn more about the new options and cutting-edge tools that will help you manage your wealth. 


There are several ways for you to customize the platform: identify your account roots, choose the homepage you prefer and select the accounts to be displayed by default.

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The image shows a laptop screen displaying a user interface for selecting a preferred account profile
The image shows a laptop screen displaying a user interface for selecting a preferred account profile

Comparison tool

With our comparison tool, you can see four stocks, ETFs or mutual funds at the same time to help you make decisions. You’ll also have access to returns, management fees, asset classes and lots more information.


Best performing shares

At a glance, you can see which of your securities fluctuate the most daily in dollars or as a percentage in the “Top Movers” section so you’ll know quickly which shares most influence your portfolio today.



Another new feature of our platform is the “Watchlist,” which is even more effective than ever. You can create up to 10 lists of securities to monitor, rename them and place your securities in the order you want. The new "Quick Watch List" tool will also make it easy to access your lists no matter where you are in the platform.


Trading Central

The suite of tools from the firm Trading Central is now part of our new platform. With this suite, you can easily optimise your share searches according to your precise criteria, find shares that are undervalued by the market, identify bull or bear signals, validate certain investment decisions and find new investment ideas on a daily basis. Why not give it a go? 


Platform Overview

Screenshot of the new platform and how you can check stock market fluctuations

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 platform
Screenshot of the platform
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

Analysis from industry experts

Read about market trends and securities thanks to analysis from Morningstar, reports by National Bank Financial analysts and the Trading Central Morning Briefing.

Sophisticated tools

Trading Central

Get free access to the Trading Central suite of tools to figure out when to buy or sell (Technical Insight), evaluate a stock's performance (Fundamental Insight) and optimize your searches (Strategy Builder).

ETF Centre

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


Discover the OptionsPlay® analysis platform to find ideas for options trading. According to your market forecast, the tool allows you to easily compare 3 strategies that can be used.

Performance tool

You can view a breakdown of the performance of each of your accounts in a number of ways: consolidated, by account, 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.

Open an account and start trading on the NBDB platform.

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Better understand the platform

Watch our tutorials to learn more about our online trading platform.

How to transfer funds into your brokerage account?

How to enroll for online documents service with NBDB?

How to buy a stock with NBDB?

Secure Messaging Centre


How to get a stock quote?

How to create an alert

How to convert CAD & USD dollars with NBDB?

How to Place a Stop Loss Order?

The fine print

*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. An option contract gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a given position in an underlying security at a given exercise price. Contracts are for 100 shares. 

1. Trades must have been made through our electronic solutions. 

2. Please read the prospectus before making an investment. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Regular pricing on equities trade applies if the $0 commission conditions on ETFs are not met.

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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