So here is the information needed for RBC DI clients to become part of the Community (Discussion Forum). Note the underlined portion (my underline):
In response to your request, we are pleased to invite you to join the exclusive group of pioneer members who are participating in the Beta release of the RBC Direct Investing Community.
Joining the Community is easy. Once you are signed into the RBC Direct Investing online investing site:
o Click on the Community tab
o Click on I have an invite code
o Enter ****** into the Invite Code field
o Follow the steps to complete your registration and begin connecting with other investors.
By joining now, you will not need to complete the registration process again when the Beta period has ended.
Please note that certain information such as your enrolled portfolio holdings will not be visible in the Community until you have been registered in the Community for at least one full business day. Also, your returns, risk adjusted return and standard deviation will be calculated after the relevant goals have been enrolled for at least two consecutive business days.
We thank you for choosing to join. We look forward to receiving your feedback through the Forum section to help us improve the Community experience during the Beta period.
I wonder how many clients will really sign up. I can see potential value in it particularly around risk adjusted returns (however they do that). At the same time, I wonder if this may become a beauty contest... seeing who can have the best returns.