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FAQs

Quick answers to your most common questions.

  • How can I fund my Questrade account?

    There are a number of ways that you can fund your account. You can learn more about each of them, and the timeframes associated with them here.

  • What are the order types available at Questrade?

    We’ve put together an entire article on the different order types available at Questrade. You can read more about the different order types we offer here.

  • What do the different order durations mean?

    The duration you choose for your order can impact how and when your order is fulfilled. To learn more about the different order durations we offer, you can read our article here.

  • How can I pick the right account to open?

    The “right” account depends on your investment needs and goals. We’ve created an article to help you understand some of the factors that might impact your choice and to let you know what your options are. You can read it here.

  • What research tools does Questrade offer and how can I use them?

    Questrade offers many great research tools that can help you make smarter, more informed decisions. To see a list of the tools we offer and how to use them on our different platforms, read more here.

  • How can I fund my Questrade account?

    There are a number of ways that you can fund your account. You can learn more about each of them, and the timeframes associated here.

  • How can I move money and investments between my accounts?

    Transferring between your Questrade accounts is simple. You can easily move your Canadian and U.S. cash, or your investments between accounts any time.

    Check out our guide on internal transfers here.

  • How do I transfer over an account from another brokerage?

    Transferring an account over from another financial institution is easy. You can find out how by reading our guide on withdrawals here.

  • What research tools does Questrade offer and how can I use them?

    Questrade offers many great research tools that can help you make smarter, more informed decisions. To see a list of what we offer and how to use them, read more here.

  • How can I keep track of important upcoming market events and headlines?

    The Events Calendar is designed to help you make more informed trading decisions by providing important insights about upcoming (and historical) market events and headlines.

    You can read more about the Events calendar here.

  • How do I learn more about charting?

    To learn about the main types of charts we offer on our Edge Web platform and how to use them, you can read Introduction to Charting.

  • How can I pick the right account to open?

    The right account to open depends on your investment needs and goals. We’ve created an article to help you understand some of the factors that might impact your decision to open an account and to let you know what your choices are. You can read it here.

  • What are the order types available at Questrade?

    We’ve put together an entire article on the different order types available at Questrade. You can read more about the different order types we offer here.

  • What do the different order durations mean?

    The duration you choose for your order can have a lot of impact on how and when it is fulfilled. To learn more about the different order durations we offer, you can read our article here.

  • What is the stock market and how does it work?

    Great question! We’ve put together a blog to address this exact question and help you understand the market. You can read it here.

  • What is the average rate of return of the stock market?

    That depends on the specific market. Stock markets are very unpredictable, and the historic performance of the market has varied significantly

    However, looking at the historical performance of the S&P 500 from 1957 to 2018, the average rate of return is roughly 8%.

  • How do markets recover from a crash?

    While nobody can say exactly what the future will hold, we can look back at the past. To see how markets have recovered in the past, take a look at this article.

  • What sort of investment products does Questrade offer?

    You can see a list of the investment products available for your portfolio at Questrade here.

  • How do I set achievable goals and milestones for myself?

    Clear goals are an important part of investing. After all, your goals are the reason why you’re investing in the first place. When it comes to setting goals, there are many tricks and tools that can set you up for success - read more about them here.

  • What is asset allocation and how can it help me better understand risk?

    Understanding what asset allocation is and how it’s used can be essential when building towards your investment goals. After all, asset allocation can have a major impact on how your portfolio will perform over the short and long term. To learn more about asset allocation, check out our article here.

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