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Practice Accounts

Practice Accounts Try out our actual online investing site—not a demo—with a Practice Account.

Imagine if you could use the RBC Direct Investing site to try out online investing—without using real money. A Practice Account makes it possible!

Practice Accounts are not a demo—they are integrated into our actual online investing site. You can practice placing trades and get the same online experience as with a real account. Best of all, you risk nothing.

For example, you can use a Practice Account to:

  • Buy and sell different types of investments including stocks, ETFs and options
  • Try out our tools and resources
  • Track your holdings over time to see how you’re doing
  • Activate a Practice Account for free in just minutes
  • Enjoy risk–free investing using our actual online investing site
  • Access the tools and education you need to become a better investor
  • Receive $100,000 of no-risk "practice money" per Practice Account
  • Open multiple Practice Accounts, including a Cash, Margin and RSP account
  • With a Practice Account, you can join the Community1, where you can exchange potential investing ideas in a secure and anonymous environment.

Get started today. Try out our actual online investing site—not a demo—with a Practice Account.

Practice Accounts are available to all existing RBC Direct Investing and RBC Online Banking clients.

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1) Specific terms and conditions apply for membership in the RBC Direct Investing Community. For details please sign into the RBC Direct Investing online investing site, click the link to the Legal Terms of Use and read the RBC Direct Investing Community – Terms of Service.