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Learn how to get started in the world of online investing. From choosing a broker, an investment account or creating a personalized investment plan, you are in the right place.

Articles to help you get started

To learn about self-directed investing and its basic concepts, take the time to browse through our various articles.


Make informed decisions with our free tools designed to help you find new investment ideas and strategies.

Technical Insight

Review your investment decisions and quickly detect bullish or bearish market signals.

Strategy Builder

Discover our predetermined expert strategies and test the past performance of your investment strategies.


Our webinars are perfect opportunities to deepen your knowledge and become (even more) self-sufficient in online investing.

Discover Chart Features

June 2, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Would you like to take advantage of charts? During this webinar, our expert will provide an overview of the different functionalities.

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Take advantage of margin accounts

June 6, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Learn how a margin account can help you quickly take advantage of trading opportunities without the need to add additional funds or sell existing holdings.


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Your first steps with NBDB

June 22, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

This webinar is a perfect introduction to the features National Bank Direct Brokerage offers free of charge to help you manage your portfolio effectively.


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Financial publications

Trading Central’s Morning Brief

Browse our review of the Canadian and Amercian markets for insight on potential investment opportunities.

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Monthly Equity Monitor

Stay on top of stock market trends in key sectors of the economy with this analysis of the financial markets.


Market Reviews

Get the current financial highlights and pulse of the economy over the past five business days. 


Monthly Fixed Income Monitor

Benefit from an in-depth analysis of the causes of interest rate fluctuations.



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