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Why Choose Us?

The Benefits of RBC Direct Investing

Award–winning client service, fully integrated Practice Accounts, competitive pricing, innovative tools and in–depth research are just a few of the benefits you can expect at RBC Direct Investing.


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You are on: Practice Accounts

Experience online investing and build your confidence with risk-free Practice Accounts

Unlike other Practice Accounts, ours is not a demo. That means you can experience our online investing site and become a more knowledgeable investor before investing real money.

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You are on: Online Community

Connect with other investors in a secure, online space

Our investor-to-investor Community1 makes it easy for you to crowd-source for potential investing ideas, tap into the latest trending topics and discover how other investors are building their portfolios. It's absolutely free and your real identity is never disclosed to other Community members.

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You are on: Value for Your Money

Save more with competitive pricing

Whether you’re investing in mutual funds or equities, at RBC Direct Investing you can benefit from extremely competitive pricing:

  • Equity trade commissions as low as $9.95 flat per trade with no minimum account balance or trading activity required. Plus, if you trade 150 times or more per quarter, you pay only $6.95 flat per trade.
  • Buy or sell mutual funds commission-free from a broad range of fund companies2.
  • No maintenance fee when you hold combined assets of $15,000 or more across all of your RBC Direct Investing accounts. Plus, you can take advantage of several other ways to have the fee waived3.
  • Take advantage of Series D mutual funds offered by various fund companies with lower fees.

You are on: Client Experience

Top ranked customer service

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RBC Direct Investing was a winner of the Canadian online brokerage award for client service excellence.4

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Access to knowledgeable RBC Direct Investing representatives

Our highly trained professionals are available to provide you with solutions for your specific and unique needs, or to help guide you by getting started with the tools we have to offer.

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You are on: Choice of Accounts & Investments

Find accounts and investments to meet all of your investing needs

Open as many registered and non-registered accounts as you need. Plus, you can hold and settle trades in U.S. and/or Canadian dollars in most registered accounts with Dual Currency in Registered Accounts.

We also offer an unsurpassed range of investment products, including:

  • Stocks, options and mutual funds
  • The largest fixed income inventory in Canada
  • Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • Online IPO centre

You are on: Innovative Tools & Research

Invest with confidence using innovative tools and top-rated research

Here are just a few of the valuable tools you can use to help evaluate your investment decisions and implement your plan:

  • Create a goal using the Goal Setting tool and link one or more of your RBC Direct Investing accounts to it. See how changes to your savings plan affects your goal's outcome.
  • Use the Analyze & Rebalance tool for help identifying your portfolio's diversification by asset class, geographic region, sector and holdings concentration.
  • View and compare the rate of return for your various portfolios, groups and goals against indices and/or a chosen rate of return with the Performance tool.
  • View Model Portfolios for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds as a resource for generating investment ideas.
  • Make educated equity trading decisions by accessing technical analysis, charting and fundamental analysis, real-time intraday balances and positions, streaming quotes (including Level II quotes for active traders) and more.
  • Use the information and screeners in our Mutual Funds and ETF Centres to find the right products for your portfolio.
  • Access top-rated research from Morningstar, RBC Capital Markets, RBC Dominion Securities, and RBC Global Asset Management.

You are on: Learning Resources

Build your investing knowledge

In addition to our powerful Practice Accounts, the Guidance & Planning section of the RBC Direct Investing Online Investing site gives you access to in–depth learning resources, tailored learning plans, tools and articles to help you build your investing knowledge, create a successful investment plan and invest more confidently.

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You are on: Mobile Trading

Mobile trading with the RBC® Mobile5 app for Android, BlackBerry 10, iPhone or iPod touch

Our online investing site gives you 24-hour access to all the tools, research and learning resources that we have to offer.

And now you can also access your RBC Direct Investing accounts whenever6 you are on the go—right from your Android, BlackBerry 10, iPhone or iPod touch.

Using the free7 RBC Mobile app, you can:

  • Buy and sell stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and options
  • Access real-time account balance and holdings details
  • Get real-time8 quotes for equities, options and option chains
  • Get real-time8 Level 2 quotes (Active Traders only)
  • Check your order status
  • And much more

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You are on: Banking and Investing

Bank and invest from one convenient location

If you’re an RBC Online Banking client, you can link your RBC Direct Investing account(s) to RBC Online Banking for convenient access to your banking and investments from one secure location within RBC Online Banking:

  • Access your banking and investing accounts with a single login and password
  • Easily transfer money between your accounts in real–time
  • See your entire financial picture with a consolidated view of all your banking and RBC Direct Investing account(s)

You are on: Security Guarantee

Enjoy greater peace-of-mind with our Online Security Guarantee

If an unauthorized transaction is conducted in your account through RBC Direct Investing Online Investing, you will be reimbursed 100% for any direct losses in your account.9

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