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  • Enjoy guest access to the Online Investing platform and experience investing using the same screens you’d use for actual trades
  • Receive $100,000 in risk-free practice money with each Practice Account
  • Free for RBC Online Banking and RBC Direct Investing clients
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How to Set Up Your Practice Account as an RBC Royal Bank Client

  • Track stock and ETF prices in the moment with real-time streaming quotesLegal Disclaimer footnote1
  • Get Level 2 quotesLegal Disclaimer footnote2 for stocks and ETFs that trade on the TSX and TSX-Venture exchanges
  • Access Level 2 quotes for stocks and ETFs that trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange and Nasdaq (for Active TraderLegal Disclaimer footnote3 clients with signed exchange agreements)
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  • Make informed buy and sell decisions with indicators and trends that are relevant to the securities you hold
  • Insights include dividend announcements, earnings, 52-week highs/lows and more

  • See what MorningstarLegal Disclaimer footnote analysts are noticing in the investment market with Analyst Pick Lists
  • Explore analyst upgrades and downgrades in stocks and ETFs from RefinitivLegal Disclaimer footnote
  • Generate potential investment ideas by looking at Technical Events by Trading CentralLegal Disclaimer footnote
  • Visit the Markets Overview page to view current index levels, sector performance, market movers and more
  • Access a wide range of market commentary by RBC
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Trade on the Platform That Gives You More

Get the tools, research and resources you need to take control of your investments.

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Learn at Your Own Speed

Take baby steps—or dive right in to self-directed investing—with lots of get-started guides and learning resources that can help you be more confident.

Get to Know RBC Direct Investing Online

Find and Validate Investment Opportunities

Screeners, real-time streaming quotes, analyst pick lists, in-depth research and more help you narrow down a universe of investments.

How to Read a Stock Quote

Place Trades in Minutes

When you’re ready, take action with easy-to-use order entry screens and the real-time data you need to make quick decisions—including pre-market and after-hours trading.

How to Buy and Sell a Stock

Get a Birds-Eye View or Drill Down on Your Investments

View your balances and holding details in real time and use tools like Alerts, Watchlists, the Portfolio Analyzer and more to easily stay on top of your investments.

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Feature Online Investing Platform RBC MobileCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 1 app Trading Dashboard
North American Stocks and Options Trading
View and Monitor Your Accounts and Investments
Real-Time QuotesCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 2
Level 2 QuotesCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 3 for Stocks and ETFs
News and Headlines
Fixed-Income Investments Search
North American Stocks and Options Trading
Real-Time QuotesCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 2
Real-Time StreamingCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 4 Quotes for Stocks and ETFs
Level 2 QuotesCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 3 for Stocks and ETFs
Trading with Avion Points
Pre-Market and After-Hours Trading
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)Compare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 5,Compare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 6 Setup
Pre-Authorized Contribution (PAC) Plan Setup
Treasury Bill Rollover Setup
View and Monitor Your Accounts and Investments
Portfolio Analyzer, Account Performance and Income Projection Tools
Recent Events Driving Your HoldingsCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote 7
Fixed-Income Investments Search
Custom and Pre-Defined Screeners/Filtered Lists for Stocks, Mutual Funds and ETFs
MorningstarCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote Research (Pick Lists, Editorials, Ratings and Research)
Sectors and Industries Analysis
Research by RBC Capital Markets, RBC Economics and More
News and Headlines
Consensus Upgrades and Downgrades by RefinitivCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote
Street Consensus by Thomson Reuters
Alerts (Stock and Market)
Calendar (Earnings and Events)
FactSet Fundamentals, Estimates and Reference Data
Technical Analysis and Advanced Charting
Technical Analysis and Events from Trading CentralCompare Table Legal Disclaimer footnote
New Issues/IPOs Search
Educational Videos and Demos
Inspired Investor Trade
Practice Accounts
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Trade on a Platform Built for All Investors

Transfer $15,000 or more and we'll cover up to $200 in fees charged by your other brokerage.Legal Disclaimer footnote5

RBC digital banking security guarantee

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

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Online Investing Platform FAQs

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.

Pay no maintenance feeLegal Disclaimer footnote 6 when you hold combined assets of $15,000 or more across your RBC Direct Investing accounts. Another way to lower your fees is to set up a pre-authorized contribution planLegal Disclaimer footnote 7 of at least $100 per month ($300 per quarter).

See our Pricing page for even more ways to save.