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You Can Now Invest Digitally With Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Ltd.!

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December 22, 2022


Everyone and their dog seems to be talking about investing these days, and there’s a good reason for that.

Investing is the best way to not only protect your money from losing value (yup, that’s right) due to inflation, but also build wealth.

Even though investing is one of the best things you can do for your future, figuring out how to get started or where to invest can feel overwhelming. We are excited to partner with Qtrade Direct Investing™ to make investing your money even easier with their direct investing and guided portfolio options. Not to mention it can all be done from the comfort of your couch!

In this article, we’ll break down what new investment products we are offering, how they work, and how you can get started today!

Prefer to skip the reading and jump right to setting up your investment portfolio? Go ahead and learn more about our products and how to sign up for a 30-day commitment-free trial of Qtrade Direct Investing!

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What New Investment Products Are We Offering?

Partnering with Qtrade Direct Investing™ means we can now offer two investing platforms for people looking for online investing options!

They offer a platform, Qtrade Direct Investing™, that allows you to manage your investments so that you have the confidence to buy and sell stocks, bonds, ETFs, and mutual funds – with low trading fees.

And they even offer a fully automated service, Qtrade Guided Portfolios™, for people who prefer a more guided hands-off approach, so you don’t have to make any investment decisions.

Regardless of your investment strategy– there’s an option for you with Qtrade.

What Is Digital Investing?

Life is busy. You want to grow your savings, but in-person banking doesn’t always give you the value or convenience you want— that’s where digital investing fits in.

In simple terms investing is using money to purchase an asset that you expect to increase in value over a period of time.

So, digital investing is investing but using your computer to buy, sell, or trade stocks, bonds, etc., rather than going into a bank and investing in person.

Why Should You Invest Your Money?

Investing is a way for you to potentially build wealth.

By having your money sit in a savings account, not only do you lose out on the opportunity to put your money to work and build wealth– but you also usually lose money due to inflation.

This happens when the value of a dollar decreases over time. If your money isn’t growing at the same rate as inflation, you’re actually losing money. Yikes!

Online investing platforms provide Canadians with flexibility in investing for their future, and are a way to protect your hard-earned money.

What Are Ways To Invest Your Money with Qtrade?

Whether you’re an experienced investing veteran or looking to invest for the first time, Qtrade has an option suited for you with its direct investing and guided investing portfolios.

Qtrade Direct Investing:

Qtrade Direct Investing™ is an online investing platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments. You can confidently buy & sell stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds with low trading fees.

Qtrade provides you with the resources and tools to make better investment decisions:

  • Qtrade’s Portfolio Creator can create a list of ETFs tailored to your investment style.
  • Learn as you go using Qtrade’s guides and how-to videos to build your knowledge at your own pace.
  • Follow your investments with real-time dashboards and help manage your risk with tools that help you make better decisions.
  • When it comes to online trading, get the confidence that comes from having everything at your fingertips, twenty-four-seven. You’ll never worry about missing out!

Qtrade Guided Portfolios:

Qtrade Guided Portfolios™ is an online investing platform for those who prefer investing with guidance. The service is fully automated, so you don’t need to manage or monitor your portfolio. A professionally managed portfolio is selected for you based on your goals.

How it works:

  • Complete the simple goals-based questionnaire, and Qtrade Guided Portfolios will put together a diversified investment portfolio based on your goals, timeline, and risk tolerance.
  • Open and fund your account online within minutes.
  • Qtrade Guided Portfolios will do the rest for you!

Qtrade Guided Portfolios provides:

  • A fully automated service, so you don’t have to make any investment decisions.
  • A professionally managed portfolio of high-quality investments that are diversified across geographies, sectors and industries.
  • Continuous oversight and regular rebalancing by our team of experts.
  • Mobile apps for tracking your investments.
  • Friendly support from knowledgeable investment representatives by email and phone.

Why Investing Through Winnipeg Insurance Brokers, Just Makes Sense

Much like insurance, there are a lot of digital investment platforms out there. We can’t speak to what they offer, but we can speak to what Qtrade can offer, and why we are excited to partner with them to make investing easier than before.

Pros of Using Qtrade

We could sit here and talk your ear off about why Qtrade is a great way to invest your money, but we won’t. Instead, we’re just going to highlight a few reasons why we love their digital investing options (and why we think you will, too!).

  • Qtrade’s platform is available through their site and on their mobile apps, making accessing your portfolios as easy as finding snow during a Winnipeg winter.
  • They offer both guided and DIY options– so you can pick a platform that works best for you, your experience, and your needs.
  • Qtrade Direct Investing offers award-winning portfolio analytics tools and comprehensive market research to ensure you have what you need to make the best decisions for your investment plan.
  • Qtrade Direct Investing has consistently been ranked Canada’s #1 online brokerage, with over 25 first-place wins for Best Online Brokerage from The Globe & Mail, Surviscor and MoneySense since 2005.
  • With Qtrade Guided Portfolios, you’ll get a professionally designed portfolio that is matched to your financial goals.
  • Qtrade Guided Portfolios does the hard work for you—researching stocks, building a portfolio, monitoring performance, and rebalancing the portfolio.
  • Qtrade Guided Portfolios offers investments screened for environmental, social and governance factors.

Get Started Today!

By now, we can all agree that investing your money just makes sense. It protects you against inflation and helps you build wealth over time.

We are excited to partner with Qtrade and offer you award-winning portfolio analytics, comprehensive market research, professionally designed portfolios, and a wealth of investment tools and tutorials, all from the comfort of your home.

So if you’re ready to start getting your money to work for you, check out our website to learn more about the different digital investment options we offer through Qtrade.

Take control of your financial future using our most advanced portfolio-building and risk analysis tools yet.

Qtrade Direct Investing™

Write Your Own Future.

You’ve got goals. For your future. For your family’s future. Pursue them with the confidence that comes from expanded investor knowledge and expert insights. And from tools that help guide your investment decisions.

We’ve partnered with Qtrade Direct Investing™ to give you the confidence to buy and sell stocks, bonds, ETFs, and mutual funds – with low trading fees.

Try it out for yourself. Open an account today.

A better online investing experience

Execute with ease on an award-winning trading platform
Qtrade has consistently been ranked Canada’s #1 online investing platform.

Realize opportunity with industry-leading tools.
Whatever your level of investment experience, build, evaluate and test your portfolio with calculators, and tools like Portfolio Creator™, Portfolio Score™ and Portfolio Simulator™, which feature the industry’s most advanced risk analysis and portfolio-building technology.

Move forward with Canada’s best online trading support.
You can count on Qtrade. Friendly and responsive client service. Online self-help. How-to videos. An extensive library of articles and learning resources. And more.

The key to investing confidence is in your hands. Qtrade can help you work toward your financial goals today.

Not ready to commit? Take Qtrade for a spin with a 30-day free trial account.

Online brokerage services are offered through Qtrade Direct Investing, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Qtrade, Qtrade Direct Investing, and Write Your Own Future are trade names and/or trademarks of Aviso Wealth Inc.

Digital advice from Qtrade Guided Portfolios™

A smart, easy way to invest

Qtrade Guided Portfolios is a simple and convenient digital investing service that provides you with a professionally managed, low-cost portfolio to match your personal financial goals, timeline and risk tolerance. Qtrade Guided Portfolios offers investment portfolios for a wide range of investor needs, including Responsible Investing options. Core portfolios track the performance of Canadian, U.S. and global stock and bonds. Responsible Investing portfolios make a positive impact beyond a financial return. The investment managers evaluate investments based on environmental, social and governance performance and work directly with companies to encourage improvements in their sustainability as well as their growth. Getting started is easy. Tell Qtrade Guided Portfolios a little about yourself and you’ll receive a recommendation for an expertly designed portfolio that fits your needs. Then fund your account online and Qtrade Guided Portfolios will do the rest for you. Qtrade Guided Portfolios provides:

  • A fully automated service so you don’t have to make any investment decisions
  • A professionally managed portfolio of high-quality investments that are diversified across geographies, sectors and industries
  • Continuous oversight and regular rebalancing by our team of experts
  • Mobile apps for tracking your investments
  • Friendly support from knowledgeable investment representatives by email and phone

Get started with Qtrade Guided Portfolios today.

A service you can trust

Qtrade Guided Portfolios is powered by Aviso Wealth Inc., one of Canada’s leading independent financial services providers. Aviso oversees billions in assets under administration and management. It is owned by the provincial credit union Centrals, The Co-operators/CUMIS and Desjardins.

Qtrade Guided Portfolios is a trade name of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc., Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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