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Getting started with a practice account
August 10, 2018

Whether you’re new to trading or looking to test a new trading tool, Questrade’s risk-free practice accounts are a great place to start. Test the markets as if you’re trading in real life, get a full, first-hand experience with our platforms.

Start with $500,000 CAD and $500,000 USD in virtual cash. The simulation uses the previous day’s market data from the following exchanges and indices:

  • Canada – CNSX, MX, TSX, TSXV
  • U.S. – AMEX, NASDAQ, NYSE, OPRA, OTCBB, PINX

We replay that data in cycles to make the simulation available for you to use even after regular market hours.

  • Creating a practice account

    New users:

    1. Visit our website
    2. Check Stocks, ETFs, and options
    3. Enter your full name, email address, and phone number and click Start now

    You will receive your practice account login credentials by email.

    Existing customers:

    1. Log in to your Questrade account
    2. From the top left menu, click ACCOUNT and change the view to OTHER PLATFORMS
    3. Click/tap Activate my demo
    4. You will receive your practice account login credentials (We will also email it to you)

  • Important to know

    Here are some useful things to know about our pratice accounts:

    1. By clicking Reset, you can reset any previous trades you made and start again at any time
    2. Practice accounts are free of charge
    3. You can see what the commission charges would be, excluding ECN (electronic communication network) and SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) fees

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