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Alternate Website for Best GIC Rate Comparisons
March 10, 2021
9:12 am
rodeworthy
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Sonz said
Another site...

https://www.baystreet.ca/interest_rates/gic_rates.aspx  

I appreciate the tip from Sonez. Thank you.

I took a look at the Baystreet webpage cited, then looked around a bit and found I could build a 'watch list' of stocks I own or am interested in. There is also a provision to build a portfolio list for those who want to register with Baystreet. Lots of other goodies there that I have not yet made use of. I found the site easy to navigate and useful. With the watch list there I can monitor stocks without having to log onto my Investorline account.

So with the reference to Cannex I took a look there too and could not find the same features that are described above. It is a very wordy site and you have to look harder for the data sections describing rates for various financial packages. Not nearly so easy to navigate. I am sure it has value to many. With more effort maybe I could find that value too.

This is meant as an objective comparison. I found the two sites similar but not equal. I will be visiting Baystreet regularly to monitor the watch list I created.

As far as GIC and savings rates listings goes neither of these sites seems to allow sorting based on selecting the column titles. I will continue to rely on this site - 'Canadian High Interest Savings Bank Accounts" - for that information and sorting utility. Thank you Peter for making it available.

March 10, 2021
10:36 am
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rodeworthy said

I appreciate the tip from Sonez. Thank you.

I took a look at the Baystreet webpage cited, then looked around a bit and found I could build a 'watch list' of stocks I own or am interested in. There is also a provision to build a portfolio list for those who want to register with Baystreet. Lots of other goodies there that I have not yet made use of. I found the site easy to navigate and useful. With the watch list there I can monitor stocks without having to log onto my Investorline account.

So with the reference to Cannex I took a look there too and could not find the same features that are described above. It is a very wordy site and you have to look harder for the data sections describing rates for various financial packages. Not nearly so easy to navigate. I am sure it has value to many. With more effort maybe I could find that value too.

This is meant as an objective comparison. I found the two sites similar but not equal. I will be visiting Baystreet regularly to monitor the watch list I created.

As far as GIC and savings rates listings goes neither of these sites seems to allow sorting based on selecting the column titles. I will continue to rely on this site - 'Canadian High Interest Savings Bank Accounts" - for that information and sorting utility. Thank you Peter for making it available.  

I took a look at the Baystreet site and it seems to take different info from multiple sources (free info anyway) and display it in 1 website / space.

Its not bad for a quick stop to glance at stuff quickly. Not sure how comprehensive it is when it comes to ALL news. Well its free, so no complaints I guess. Its been setup since 1998 apparently. Quite a lots of ads on it, but then again site is free 🙂

March 10, 2021
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savemoresaveoften said

I took a look at the Baystreet site and it seems to take different info from multiple sources (free info anyway) and display it in 1 website / space.

Its not bad for a quick stop to glance at stuff quickly. Not sure how comprehensive it is when it comes to ALL news. Well its free, so no complaints I guess. Its been setup since 1998 apparently. Quite a lots of ads on it, but then again site is free 🙂  

My conclusion as well. It does a good job of organization, better than most.

I would just caution that the site is not secure. It is a "http" (minus the s) site. It does warn you that your information is not secure when entering the login information. I also really don't like, after joining, having to give full name and address, and login info again on an insecure site, before (it says) setting up a portfolio is possible. Then I couldn't get past that 'fill in the information' page no matter what I did. Perhaps its my browser, or something temporary with the site itself.

"Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it." ~ Steven Wright

March 10, 2021
12:37 pm
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dougjp said

My conclusion as well. It does a good job of organization, better than most.

I would just caution that the site is not secure. It is a "http" (minus the s) site. It does warn you that your information is not secure when entering the login information. I also really don't like, after joining, having to give full name and address, and login info again on an insecure site, before (it says) setting up a portfolio is possible. Then I couldn't get past that 'fill in the information' page no matter what I did. Perhaps its my browser, or something temporary with the site itself.  

Dougjp, I had the same apprehension. I did register with a login email address and password but could not bring myself to fill in the detailed personal information that they required to fully register. That information is required to take advantage of some of the perks, such as Portfolio tracking. I will have to pass on that. Quite pleased to have the Watch List though - which does not require full registration. One click from a shortcut on my desktop and I get a quick look at current price information on stocks I am interested in. Good enough for now. I have other tools if I need comprehensive information.

Good call on your part.

March 10, 2021
3:23 pm
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All these free sites including yahoo finance, just set it up so u can see the stock prices and news u want to see. I would never set up my entire real portfolio on it no matter how secure they claim to be.

One should not really ever need to look at one's portfolio real time performance, meaning the snap shot of where your actual broker / dealer is good enough.
If one is so concern about the live time performance of entire portfolio, one should not be in stocks at all...

May 11, 2021
8:48 pm
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Another website for comparing HISA rates and GIC rates, plus some interesting features.

https://whatbank.ca/

May 12, 2021
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Nice find. Thx for sharing.

NOTE: Be aware they make the same mistake as this site... naming some "brands" as separate Financial institutions when they are not, e.g. Simplii is covered by CIBC and the SAME COMBINED CDIC insurance, not separate.

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