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Hi I been reading some of the posts around here for a week and so, got a couple questions here as I’m really new into investment world. I got about 10000 to invest planning to put in tfsa and I dealt with Scotiabank, can I purchase ETFs with scotia bank? I'm planning to do a couch potato portfolios. Any advice?
 

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You can certainly buy ETF's through your current broker, but if you're looking for low-cost mutual funds you'll probably only be able to buy the TD I-series funds vs. the E-series (which have a much cheaper MER).
 

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You cannot buy ETFs directly from the bank. You must open a brokerage account. You want a discount-brokerage. Scotia has (I believe) three discount brokerages.
https://www.scotiaitrade.com/pages/home/main.shtml
http://www.scotiabank.com/cda/content/0,1608,CID598_LIDen,00.html
http://www.tradefreedom.com/en/home/

But there is VERY little to be gained from staying necessarily with a brokerage owned by your bank. $$ transfers are easy to do. Look at all the others. There are lots of threads concerning which is good-bad-ugly.
 
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