In addition, the firmlaunched a set of user interface (UI) enhancements for its TraderNetwork social community, based directly on client feedback andpreferences.With the new trading dashboard and Trader Network UI tradeking social networking for online traders clients can easily see, Key peopleDonato A. Montanaro, CEORichard J. Hagen, Jr. Desmond, Chief Financial OfficerProductsStocks, options, ETFs, bonds, mutual funds, forex, financial advising services, online brokerage, IRA accounts, investment servicesParentAlly FinancialWebsitewww.tradeking.comTradeKing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ally Financial, is tradeking social networking for online traders discount online brokerage firm, providing online trading tools for self-directed investors to buy and sell stocks, options, bonds and mutual funds via electronic trading platforms or by phone.
TradeKing was founded in 2005 and has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and subsidiary offices in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company was launched in December 2005 offering online brokerage services for active stock and option traders. The firm was an early user of social networking for investors and traders, offering free blog support and oOne of the most exciting developments in the world of investing has been the continued introduction of new Web 2.0 technologies -- blogs, social networking, RSS newsreaders -- to make the experience of trading stocks and options as easy, friendly and intuitive as possible for individual retail investors.
One of the companies at the forefront of this trend is TradeKing, an online brokerage based in Boca Raton, Florida. The company is building real momentum as it promotes its own brand of social networking within the online brokerage industry.In this brief CNBC clip from August 2, the lovely Bertha Coombs explains how online brokerage TradeKing is combining the ability to trade online with social networking, providing unique insights into the state of the market during a time of increased volatility.
Over one-third (3 percent) of options traders and one- quarter (24 percent) of equity traders report reading blogs either daily or weekly, and blog authorship, while still modest overall, is climbing.The in-house survey was conducted July 17-20, 2007, via email to 3,000 TradeKing clients, with an estimated 95% confidence level.