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Trading, simplified. Again. And again.

ETFs are one of the fastest-growing investment products on the market. There are a lot of reasons they’re popular. Here’s one (and it’s a biggie): they’re absolutely free to buy at Questrade.

Here’s how it works:

  • Buy any Canadian or U.S. listed ETF absolutely commission free
  • Buy ETFs whenever you like: there’s no minimum holding period

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An ETF (exchange traded fund) is a pooled security that typically holds a basket of different stocks. ETFs have different objectives such as tracking an index, an industry, or a commodity. You can trade them just like a stock. The reason they're popular is the fees associated with them are a fraction of the fees typical of mutual funds, but they offer a similar strategy for mitigating risk.

No limits. None. Nada. Zilch. You can buy one ETF or all of them, one share or as many as you'd like. There are no restrictions, no minimum investment amount, no maximum number of ETFs you can buy. One more thing: this is NOT a limited time offer and you don't have to jump through any hoops. It's just the new way to buy ETFs.

Again, nope. You can buy any Canadian or U.S.-listed ETF in the Questrade IQ trading platforms and skip the commission.

We mean buy ETFs without paying commissions. ECN fees may still apply, but you won't pay a nickel of commissions when you buy ETFs with Questrade. If you decide to sell the ETF, you'll pay the standard commission.

There are two main differences. The big one is fees. Mutual fund MERs (management expense ratios) can be upwards of 2% per year. ETFs? MERs can be as low as .15% - a fraction of the cost. The other big difference is ease of trading. You can trade ETFs just like a stock, any time the markets can take your order (including pre and post market). Mutual funds are traded once a day at the most. Some only trade once a week or once a month.

Commission-free ETFs

You will not pay a commission for buy and cover trades for Canadian and U.S. listed ETFs executed through any Questrade IQ platform. Any ETF sell or short is charged the commission fee that would normally apply to the account.


  1. The commission-free ETF offer and eligible ETFs (e.g,, ETFs from a particular provider or listed on a specific market) are subject to change without notice and at Questrade’s sole discretion;
  2. Commission-free ETF buys and covers do not accrue toward calculating data fee rebates;
  3. Other fees, such as data, Exchange and ECN fees may apply.