No-Fee, Financial Advice
Tradex Advisors will assist members in achieving their
financial goals and navigating the myriad of investment options.
Research consistently confirms that investors who work with
financial advisors have more wealth and investable assets on
average than those who do not (click
No-Fee, RRSP and RRIF Accounts.
Tradex offers both “regular” RRSP/RRIF accounts as well as self-directed accounts
- all at no cost to you. In our regular RRSP/RRIF accounts, you can hold any combination of the three Tradex mutual funds plus our Tradex Investment Savings Account.
In addition, Tradex offers self-directed RRSPs and RRIFs.
Any investment, including mutual funds, GICs, stocks and bonds, can be held under the umbrella of a self-directed RRSP or RRIF. Tradex pays* the annual fees for these plans on your behalf. Few others can match this arrangement for value.
If you transfer your RRSP or RRIF from another institution to be under the administration of Tradex, we’ll pay the transfer fees
that you are normally charged by the other financial institution.
To learn more about holding your RRSP account through Tradex, click here for the various ways to contact us
for more information.
No-Fee, Tax-Free Savings Accounts
This very beneficial program, which started in January 2009, enables Canadians to save on a tax-free basis. Unlike RRSPs, contributions to a TFSA are not deductible for income tax purposes.
However, investment income, including capital gains earned in a TFSA, is not taxed even when withdrawn.
Click here to view the Government of Canada's brochure outlining the terms and conditions of Tax-Free Savings Accounts. For more information about the Tradex no-fee Tax-Free Savings Account, click here.
No-Fee, Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)
RESPs provide very generous government grants (normally 20%) as well as the ability to accumulate savings on a tax-deferred basis. As a result, they are a great way to save for a child’s education and we highly recommend setting up an RESP for your children or grandchildren.
Click here to find our more about the RESPs offered by Tradex.
Additional information on education financing is also
No-Fee, Registered Disability
Savings Plans (RDSPs)
The purpose of this account is to provide long-term savings
on a tax-deferred basis for a beneficiary who has a
prolonged and severe physical or mental impairment. The
beneficiary named under an RDSP must be eligible to receive
the Disability Tax Credit. RDSPs also offer a beneficial
government grant of up to $3,500 per year for every $1,500
contribution for beneficiaries with family incomes of less
than $77,664, and up to $1,000 per year for every $1,000 contribution for beneficiaries with family incomes of over $77,664.
To find out more about RDSPs offered through Tradex, click
Free Portfolio Evaluations
Our financial advisors, Luc Bisaillon, Blair Cooper and Brien Marshall, have a wealth of knowledge and are available to offer expert, unbiased financial advice and portfolio reviews on a free, no-obligation basis. They are very ably assisted by Debby Wright, who has been with Tradex
since 1996. Research consistently confirms that investors who
work with financial advisors have more wealth and investable
assets on average than those who do not (click
Click here to learn more.
Pre-Authorized Savings Plans
The Tradex Systematic Savings Plan allows you to save a little at a time through pre-authorized automatic withdrawals from your bank account. You decide how much you want to save on a regular basis. Also, you have a great choice of how to invest your savings, including the Tradex mutual funds, our high-yield
Tradex Investment Savings Account, and mutual funds offered by almost all other mutual fund companies in Canada.
Through this beneficial savings program, you can invest systematically in your RRSP account, Tax-Free Savings Account, a Registered Education Savings Plan or an
open account (or any combination of these accounts).
Click here for more information on our Systematic Savings Plan options.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Tradex offers, for those who want it, the ability to transfer funds electronically from their regular bank account to any of the investment products that we distribute. Also, when you want funds transferred back to your regular bank account, we’ll see that they get there in a timely manner (the normal settlement time for most mutual fund transactions is three days). This arrangement saves everyone a great deal of time and effort. If you don’t already have electronic funds transfer at Tradex, it’s very easy to set up this arrangement.
Click here for the various ways to contact us for more information.
Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing, also know as sustainable investing or ethical investing, describes investment strategies which seek to maximize both financial return and social good. In general, socially responsible investment funds
favour corporate best practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights and diversity.
Tradex offers a number of socially responsible investing options, including the mutual funds managed by the Ethical Fund Company, Canada’s oldest and best known company in the socially responsible investing industry.
Click here to contact us about socially responsible investing through Tradex.
* some conditions may apply.