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Invest in the Companies You Believe In

Investing in stocks or equities lets you purchase a small part of an individual company. This allows you to participate in and benefit from the company’s growth and potentially receive tax-efficient 1 income and .

Benefits of Investing in Stocks With Us

Wide Range of Choices

Choose from Canadian and U.S. stocks, options, preferred shares, new issues, rights and warrants.

Top-notch Research

Use top-notch research and innovative tools to select and manage your investments.

Low Commissions

Pay only $9.95 flat per trade2—no minimum balance or trading activity required—$6.95 flat per trade2 with 150+ trades per quarter.

Make Your Investments Work Even Harder

Want to maximize your investment dollars? With the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP),3 you automatically reinvest the cash dividends you earn by having RBC Direct Investing buy additional shares in the same companies on your behalf. No fees or commissions apply.

“What Are the Advantages of Owning Stocks?”

If you’re comfortable with fluctuating returns, stocks offer a variety of benefits including the potential for superior long-term returns compared to cash and fixed income investments and the possibility to earn dividends and capital gains.

Read Related FAQs

“I want to test out the stock market first.”

Open a Practice Account to buy and sell stocks, risk-free. You’ll have the same online experience as with a real account, without using your money.

Practice Accounts

“I want to invest in something I’m passionate about.”

Find stocks that match your personal interests with Lifestyle Stock Screeners, developed by Morningstar exclusively for our clients.

Lifestyle Stock Screeners

I’m Ready to Get Started With RBC Direct Investing

Open an account online or try out our actual investing site — not a demo — with a practice account.