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Experience RBC Direct Investing® Online and Practice Trading Risk-Free

Get $100,000 in "practice dollars" to place stock trades, buy and sell options, and more with a no-risk Practice Account. They’re a great way to experience our Online Investing platform–plus, they’re free for RBC Online Banking and RBC Direct Investing clients.

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Build Your Knowledge with Inspired Investor Trade

Check out Inspired Investor Trade to get insights to support your trading decisions and explore the Investing Academy for guides on topics like investing in stocks, options, ETFs and more.

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Build your knowledge and get insights to support your decisions with our magazine, Inspired Investor Trade.

Free Seminars, Videos and Demos

Learn more about trading and investing with a wide range of educational videos and demos.

Explore Platform Tutorials

Register for an online or an in-person seminar (in select cities) to learn more about trading and investing.

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New to investing? Check out investing for beginners for even more resources.

Be More Confident with Every Trade.

Get the tools and research you need to empower and inform your trading.

RBC digital banking security guarantee

Get 100% reimbursement for any unauthorized transactions conducted through the Online Investing platform.

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The platform that you use will depend on things like the type of trader you are and when or where you are trading. Use this chart to get an idea of which platform may best suit your needs. Keep in mind, you can switch between the three platforms—no need to pick just one.

A Practice Account is a great way to test the waters and grow your investing knowledge risk-free. You'll get an authentic investing experience without using real money and receive $100,000 in “practice money” to help you get started.

Practice Accounts allow you to experience and practice trading on our Online Investing platform. They are not available on the RBC Mobile1 app or Trading Dashboard.

RBC Direct Investing clients can find investing articles and educational resources within the Online Investing platform under the Explore menu > Inspired Investor. Market commentary is available under the Research menu.

If you are not yet a client, you can also explore our digital magazine, Inspired Investor.

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