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NBDB is made for you. We offer you sophisticated analytical tools and access to valuable research and data to keep you abreast of market developments.

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  • Use sophisticated tools to evaluate your investment decisions
  • Benefit from the expertise of a renowned financial institution
  • Take advantage of our events to expand your knowledge
  • Get access to analysis from National Bank Financial and Morningstar

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Evaluate your investment decisions with Trading Central

As an NBDB client, you'll automatically get free access to the three tools in the Trading Central suite. 

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Get exclusive access to investment research

Tap into research and expertise on more than 300 securities from Stéfane Marion and his team at National Bank Financial (NBF), free of charge. You can also check out the Trading Central Morning Briefing and analysis from Morningstar to help you assess your investment decisions.

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Save on transfer fees and interest

Transfer $20,000 or more from another financial institution and we'll refund your transfer fees, up to $150 plus taxes. And with our competitive interest rates on margin accounts, you could save even more.

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Fully-paid securities lending program

Lend your fully-paid securities and earn extra income effortlessly .

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The right investment products to achieve your goals

ETFs, stocks, options and more: we have the products you need to achieve your investment goals.

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Stocks and Exchange-Trade Funds (ETFs) 2
$0 commission, no minimum required
Options* $0 commission + $1.25 per contract
Exchange-traded debentures
$0 commission
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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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