TradeKing Group Launches TradeKing Media; New Subsidiary Acquires Trader|OS to Take Collaborative, Real-Time Social Trading to the Next Level | Business Wire
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TradeKing Group, Inc., the parent company of online broker-dealer
TradeKing Securities (www.tradeking.com)
and online advisory offering TradeKing Advisors (www.tradekingadvisors.com),
today announced it's created a new subsidiary, TradeKing Media.
TradeKing Media will serve as the primary resource for the full
portfolio of educational content and social collaboration channels
available to all investors, both clients and non-clients of TradeKing
Group alike. To provide the foundation for TradeKing Media’s offerings,
the company also announced it's acquired Trader|OS, a real-time
financial news, ideation and collaboration platform for investors that
takes social trading to an unprecedented level.
“In 2005, TradeKing created the first online trading social network with
the mission to connect investors so they could share investment
strategies and experiences, as well as learn from each other to further
hone their skills,” said Donato Montanaro, CEO of TradeKing Group.
“TradeKing Media and its acquisition of Trader|OS takes that mission and
moves it light years ahead by giving the independent investor the same
type of tools, access to information and real-time collaboration that a
professional trader experiences working in a live trading desk
Trader|OS combines tools and research with live, social collaboration
capabilities and instant trade execution, all in one seamless platform.
This type of integrated experience was previously something only
professional traders on Wall Street could enjoy, using expensive,
proprietary terminals while interacting with other traders in real-time.
“I loved how TradeKing embraced social as a useful tool for investors
well ahead of anyone else in the market,” said David Elias, founder and
CEO of Trader|OS and now President of TradeKing Media. “When Don and I
were introduced, it was clear we shared a similar vision. If we could
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“RTS’s strength in market connectivity is a perfect complement to our experience in data, analytics and order management,” said Dan Doctoroff, Bloomberg President and CEO. “As we continue to enhance our enterprise and trading solutions, incorporating RTS’s premier exchange connectivity and talented team will provide tremendous value to our clients.”
The acquisition will broaden Bloomberg’s exchange connectivity through RTS’s existing global network of data centers. Integrating RTS’s multi-asset trading solutions and services with Bloomberg’s suite of trading technologies will help level the playing field for Bloomberg’s global clients by giving them faster, more reliable access to liquidity venues around the world.
RTS also bolsters Bloomberg’s deep pool of market technology expertise. Bloomberg employs more than 3,000 technologists and RTS has more than 150 employees, including experts in developing local market connectivity solutions throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.
RTS co-founder and CEO Steffen Gemuenden noted: “We are proud to bring our rich heritage of high quality market connectivity and trading support applications to...
get a collaborative, actionable trading platform in front of individual
investors, we could change and improve the way they invest. We could
level the playing field for individuals to make better investment
decisions from real-time information previously only available to
professional traders on expensive subscription-based terminals. It was
clear we found the right partner with TradeKing to execute on our vision
for delivering a next level solution for investors looking to get an
The Trader|OS Platform delivers a “trading desk”-like environment by
A range of live collaboration features, including the ability to
create, curate and share charts
Customized news and social feeds
A fully-integrated App Store will enable traders to further customize
their collaboration platform with apps from independent developers
TradeKing|TV will offer broadcast channels with content covering
specific areas of interest. Investors will soon be able to view
interactive streaming videos and live webinars on Trader|OS, giving
investors the latest news, actionable trading ideas and strategies to
help them make the right investment decisions for their portfolio, all
by easily selecting their particular channel(s) of interest
More to come: TradeKing Media will continue adding rich functionality
to the Trader|OS platform over time, including strategy and
copy-trading, to help investors leverage more trading ideas with
unprecedented levels of transparency, trust and social
More about David Elias, President of TradeKing Media:
At the age of 16, David started out as a research intern for a boutique
Wall Street brokerage firm. After graduating college, he pursued his
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passion to get on the trading desk at Bear Stearns as a Futures and
Forex Trader. In 2000, he changed direction and founded a successful
social marketing agency that was later acquired in 2010. Keeping with
his entrepreneurial spirit, David returned to his original passion of
investing and trading and, with his experience of social marketing,
created the Trader|OS platform. In his new role as TradeKing Media
President, David will apply his unique skill set to ensure TradeKing
remains at the forefront of social trading.
About TradeKing Group, Inc.:
TradeKing Group, Inc. (www.tradeking.com)
consists of companies that provide online brokerage services, social
communities for investors, investor education and more. Its subsidiary,
TradeKing Securities, LLC, is a nationally licensed online broker/dealer
dedicated to empowering the independent, self- directed investor. It
offers simple, low fees ($4.95 per trade for both equity and option
trades with $0.65 per options contract).1 The TradeKing
platform features powerful online equity, options, ETF, mutual fund and
fixed-income trading tools accompanied by a rich set of news, research
and analysis capabilities. TradeKing Advisors, Inc. and TradeKing
Securities, LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of TradeKing Group, Inc.
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Corporation. TradeKing Group, Inc. isn't a broker-dealer.
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