Why Tradier powered Tradehawk has grown to stand apart from other legacy options trading platforms
By Tradier Post on May 15, 2020 at 9:31:20 AM

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TradeHawk is one of the more widely used options trading platforms today and used by some of the most active options traders.  Built on innovative cloud-based technology, Tradehawk offers an intuitive stock and options trading experience that was designed by professional traders. TradeHawk stands as a robust alternative to TD Ameritrade’s Thinkorswim, Interactive Brokers, Tastyworks, and Fidelity. Its efficient, user-friendly front-end provides retail options traders with an edge, allowing them to stay on top of current market trends and investing opportunities.

TradeHawk is a dynamic, customizable platform with an engaging educational interface for options traders. Through Tradier Brokerage TradeHawk users get unlimited, commission-free equity and options trading. *

This powerful combination of comprehensive trading services combined with unlimited, commission-free trading* has accelerated the growth and adoption of the platform. TradeHawk subscribers have saved thousands of dollars in monthly commissions while enjoying a holistic trading experience. TradeHawk offers order entry, order management, risk analysis, simulation, alerts, advanced and conditional orders, charting, portfolio management, spread logs, and many other robust features.

The inspiration behind the platform, Kevin "Lex" Luthringshausen says, “We at TradeHawk have a simple mission to provide the best technology, trading experience and value for our traders. We have a very compelling product in the market and our growth proves that.” 

Here are some of the reasons why traders are leaving other platforms and moving to Tradehawk

  • Unlimited commission-free stock and options trading*. No more per contract fees, minimums, or ticket charges.
  • Paper Trading to learn and explore the functionality of the system.
  • Room Chat to follow your favorite Educator.
  • Easy one-click trading from multiple templates including signals posted in Room Chat.
  • Create simple and complex exit strategies with conditional triggers.
  • Track your strategies effectively. Our Strategy Tracker separates your spreads into custom, user-defined “buckets” for analysis.
  • Implied and Historical Volatility studies.
  • Large ecosystem of Traders, Educators and Mentors.
  • Intuitive implementation of advanced and conditional orders.
  • Perform real-time risk analysis on options, spreads, strategies, and entire positions.

*Single Listed Index Options are subject to a $0.35/contract fee in addition to any other charges for exchange, OCC, and regulatory fees. See Fee Schedule for more details.

Brokerage services provided by Tradier Brokerage Member FINRA/SIPC

Download Tradehawk at https://tradier.com/products/tradehawk.  Start your FREE trial today!

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Ten things to consider when building an investment app
By Tradier Post on May 12, 2020 at 10:15:37 PM

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With more and more people looking to play an active role in their finances, some innovative investing apps have skyrocketed into popularity. We wanted to congratulate Tradier clients on their Success!  The successful apps owe a large part of their success to the viral notion of financial empowerment. But ultimately, when it is time to deliver a top tier investing platform, in addition to a great user experience and a slick design, you also need a great brokerage partner with robust API’s.  You need a partner that has the experience of empowering hundreds of popular investing apps in the market today.

So if you are building an investment app, here are a few things to must seriously consider:

1. Find a brokerage API that matches your needs

The right brokerage API can (literally) make or break your app. You need a feature-rich , high quality and scalable Brokerage API to support innovators in a highly regulated environment. You not only need functionality API that can support what you want to build on day one and be able to support you long term. A thoughtful and robust API can shortcut development time and avoid hiring of armies of engineers to get started.

The Tradier Brokerage API is one of the most widely used Brokerage API’s with a robust feature to support Investing and digital Advice platforms

2. Find a brokerage firm that matches your needs

You need a brokerage firm that is designed to function and support an API centric brokerage operation. It needs to understand compliance, risk, and execution while understanding API driven partnerships. API not only supports all US-listed securities, options and real-time data but has all the capabilities to support an Active Trading Platform, Mobile apps, and Digital Robo Advisor platforms. New account opening, funding, Account types, services, compliance, statements and confirms are all important aspects.

Tradier Brokerage has years of experience in delivering and building API products to help deliver compliant user experiences 

3. Community matters more than you think.


Choosing a brokerage API is a lot like selecting any other piece of technology: a community of developers building with it matters. Along with the assurance your users get from being supported by a widely used product, an active partner network means that staying informed and benefiting form collaboration with other partners

Tradier takes that one step further: with hundreds of partners leveraging our APIs, we work with platforms to identify special data and functionality needs and offers our experience and partnerships.

4. Responsiveness and quality of data are key:

Now more than ever, markets are experiencing unprecedented volatility, API performance is key.  If your app is serving customers with stale data, they are already behind the curve. New and experienced traders alike care about getting the timely and streaming market data to support broad and sophisticated trade strategies, Model portfolios, technical analysis, and act fast when it’s time to pull the trigger on a trade.

The Tradier Brokerage API’s are fast and real-time, giving users access to real-time intraday account data for orders, positions, and balances, including updates on fills and execution timing.

5. Right infrastructure

Markets by their nature and unpredictable. Investor's ability to succeed in the market depends heavily on their ability to have access to the markets during critical times. It is important that your API provider has a scalable and fully tested hosting infrastructure that is redundant and fault-tolerant

The Tradier API was one of the very first brokers to use cloud technologies to build its infrastructure. Our Dynamic infrastructure on AWS lets us scale and support of large ecosystem of partners.

6. Go to Market.

The Brokerage API must be simple, transparent and thoughtful. It should abstract legacy brokerage workflows and rapidly enable your ability to launch your product. Someone else’s legacy software stack should not hold you back from launching your app.

Tradier’s straightforward brokerage API and easy implementation mean you can get connected and started in days.

7. Find the right firm that is B2B focused and understands developers

Many brokerage firms offer API to get trading volume. You need a firm that understands that they need to power a full investing experience with Trading being an essential component. The firm need to understand everything from account onboarding to placing a trade. Your brokerage API provider must be a One-stop shop that makes life easier for your developers and your users. While many brokerage APIs will offer the trading functions that you need, growing to include more advanced and supplemental features will require integrating additional software.


Tradier was built by Developers for Developers and offers a fully loaded brokerage API, Advisor API and Data API’s built with a B2B focus. Tradier offers a wide variety of pricing models to support your platforms including commission-free equity and options trading.

8. Ability to support all US listed Securities and account types

To that end, Tradier Brokerage offers all US-listed securities, including stocks, options, mutual funds, and ETFs. This means building with the Tradier Brokerage API lets your customers unlock the full potential of US markets. Tradier has a great partnership with Apex Clearing Corp, who also serve as the clearing firm for Tradier Brokerage. Together with Apex we are always working to innovate and offer the best solutions to enable our clients.

9. Mobile support and enablement:

 
These days people are constantly checking their investment portfolios and managing their trading strategies, even when on the go. Mobile investing platforms are changing the way investing is consumed by online investors.

Building a mobile app to accompany your platform (or a desktop application if you are mobile-first) can be a daunting challenge, so we have made the Tradier API as straightforward as possible to seamlessly work across devices. Or leverage our white label web product for a fully integrated online trading experience.

10. Do not go it alone

Market complexity and compliance regulations are engaged in a constant race, each trying to stay one step ahead of the other. Making sure your business is always up to date on one alone can be challenging, managing both can be downright frustrating.

We’ve been down these roads hundreds of times with our partners and clients and know what challenges and limitations innovators have work with. Tradier strongly believes that regulations and compliance create value and protect investors and so Tradier API have been built to stay and support the required regulations.

 

Please contact sales@tradier.com for more information or visit www.tradier.com


Can AI give active traders an edge?
By Tradier Post on May 6, 2020 at 4:50:46 PM

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We’ve all heard the stories about how artificial intelligence is disrupting industries, and financial services is not immune. For firms that have the technical resources, AI-driven strategies are becoming increasingly popular. But what if you could leverage AI as easily as you shop online?

The timing for neatly packaged and accessible AI-driven trading is perfect. Markets are seeing atypical fluctuations, hitting monthly highs and lows within months of each other. With equity and commodity prices swinging wildly, even the most sophisticated traders are experiencing unprecedented volatility. That’s why now, more than ever, the ability to intelligently act fast is crucial for active traders. It’s not just about speed, however: traders have to act quickly and responsibly.

To keep up with the current market climate, active traders need to ingest mountains of information so that, when the time is right, they can trade with confidence. The market moves quickly, however, and keeping up is challenging; time spent seeking signals is time not spent making trades or improving your strategy.

Recently, Tradier entered into a partnership with Q.ai, a Forbes company, to bring AI-driven intelligent investing to retail investors at a reasonable cost. Powered by Tradier’s robust trading software and injected with intelligence from Q.ai, traders can make smarter, faster trades with zero commissions.*

Q.ai is an idea generator: the platform uses machine-learning algorithms, multi-factor models, and other deep quantitative AI tools to analyze baskets of equities and ETFs to find otherwise hidden buy and sell signals. Q.ai then builds options trading strategies around these signals, which TradeHawk users can then choose to act on in one click.

Q.ai CEO and Founder Stephen Mathai-Davis said, “As active investors and traders, the team at Q.ai understands the value of real-time data and insights to retail investors, and our AI-based engines will help them get a better edge on the market.” Q.ai’s rich data and Tradier’s powerful software will be bundled together and available through TradeHawk, Tradier’s full-featured stock and options trading platform.

Both companies understand the value of good information and have seen how advanced machine learning-based strategies can benefit retail investors. The Tradier and Q.ai partnership makes these high-performing strategies accessible to any investor, giving them a potential edge in a time where every advantage counts.

Take AI for a test drive today.

*Single Listed Index Options are subject to a $0.35/contract fee in addition to any other charges for exchange, OCC and regulatory fees. See Fee Schedule for more details.


Note from your Tradier Team
By Tradier Post on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:51:05 PM

Dear Partners and Clients, 

As we all navigate through times of record market volatility, I wanted to let you know that the Tradier team is here to help you. Our platform stability and positive client feedback show that you are offering something very special that our Active Online Investor community appreciates. Our brokerage and tech teams have been managing scale and staying on top of increased trading volumes. In addition to monitoring our systems, we have been closely monitoring our downstream vendors too.

Thanks for the partnership and know that we are just a call away.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy

- Dan Raju | CEO | Tradier


Rescheduled: Investor Innovation Summit at Nasdaq MarketSite in NY Times Square
By Tradier Post on Mar 2, 2020 at 12:41:32 PM

 

 

INVESTOR INNOVATION SUMMIT

Due to concerns related to coronavirus, Tradier will not hold this summit as planned on March 24th/2020. We appreciate the huge response for the event and plan to hold it on a later date.

This is a private invitation-only summit of Transformers, CEO's, Tech Leaders, Traders and Investors servicing the online investing markets.

 

MARCH 24, @ Nasdaq MarketSite


4 Times Square, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10036
 
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We are getting together with the best speakers and thought leaders that are transforming retail investing.

 
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VisualStructure, a spinoff of the renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne launches an AI Powered next-generation investing experience on the Tradier API
By Tradier Post on Jan 6, 2020 at 9:22:10 AM

VisualStructure today announced its initial product release that lets users make transparent and efficient decisions with its unique visualization engine and advanced mathematical algorithms.

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Charlotte, North Carolina – December 31, 2019 — Tradier, Inc., a leading Brokerage API provider is happy to announce the launch of VisualStructure on its APIs. VisualStructure Ltd, a spinoff of the renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) offers a unique investment visualization and optimization platform for investors. Focused on the next generation of active investing, VisualStructure offers an innovative way for investors to express their views using its proprietary AI technology. Powered by the Tradier’s Brokerage and Data APIs, this platform is available as of today in a simulated environment to investors and financial services experts globally.

The technology behind VisualStructure combines advanced mathematical algorithms with a unique set of visualization tools. It lets any options trader or investor quickly and easily create a unique “VisualStructure” of options positions in an interactive, transparent and risk-managed stack through a highly innovative game-like user experience. Proprietary, ultra-fast optimization algorithms ensure that the user gets immediate “robustified” feedback on every action. Despite the incredible complexity of the math behind it, the product is designed to make the analysis easy and accessible for any options trader, independent of the background and experience. VisualStructure represents a great example of the collaboration of Swiss academia with the larger Fintech community, offering both new and advanced options traders a great combination of simplicity and access to modern technology.

“VisualStructure was created to democratize options trading and let investors trade with confidence and transparency. We are proud of the efforts of our team and are extremely grateful to Tradier for their support and guidance,” said Semyon Malamud, EPFL Professor, Chief Scientific Advisor and Co-Founder of VisualStructure.

“We at Tradier want to enable innovative companies like VisualStructure to offer innovative trading experiences through our scalable and secure APIs. Companies like VisualStructure, bring out robust next-generation investing experiences to the market with their unique research-based approach. We are happy and delighted to be integrated with visual structure,” said Dan Raju, CEO, Tradier Inc.

About VisualStructure, Sarl (Ltd)

VisualStructure uses proprietary intelligent algorithms and machine learning to express a view using options. It has a unique graphical user interface (2 patents pending) that allows the user to design his own investment product and get an immediate, gamified feedback. It is suited both for professional and retail investors. myvisualstructure.com/.

About Tradier Brokerage Inc.

Tradier Brokerage, Inc. — a member FINRA and SIPC is an independent subsidiary of Tradier, Inc. The Brokerage API enables entrepreneurs, businesses, developers and active traders to solve their trading and brokerage challenges using independent content and tool providers of their choice — at simple and competitive prices.

About Tradier, Inc.

Tradier, Inc. is a cloud-based financial services provider and brokerage API company that offers a groundbreaking platform to serve Platform Providers, Advisors, Developers and Individual Investors. Tradier delivers an innovative set of fully hosted API's, modules and "out of the box" tools that are leveraged by a growing list of providers seeking to create innovative trading and investing experiences.

Created by developers, Tradier is a technology linchpin that works with organizations that want to democratize access to data, trade execution, low cost trading and market connectivity through cloud access. In addition, Tradier's APIs empowers third-party developers to build applications such as algorithmic and robotic trading systems.

The Tradier solution features REST-based and Streaming APIs, and turnkey tools that deliver speed, choice and simplicity – all on a secure platform.

Contacts:

Media Relations:
press@tradier.com



By Tradier Post on Jan 2, 2020 at 8:50:51 AM

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Leading Utah based software company sets out to redefine seamless Trading for the visual investor with its Track 'n Trade launch connected to Tradier Brokerage.
By Tradier Post on Nov 6, 2019 at 11:23:16 PM

Track 'n Trade to empower retail investors with its next-generation platform and unlimited commission-free stocks & options trading from Tradier Brokerage.

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Tradier Brokerage Inc. today announced the connectivity of Track ’n Trade with the Tradier API.  With the launch of this integration, Track ’n Trade subscribers can now find their market edge on a feature rich platform bundled with value that includes unlimited commission free stocks & options trading from Tradier Brokerage.

Designers at Track ’n Trade used their vast trading experience and spent countless hours designing an extremely seamless trading experience for visualizing trades based on market action and actual feedback from its nationwide customer base. Intuitive features include Interactive Realtime charts, Analytics, One-Click Trading, Thoughtful Navigation and Trade Simulation.

Track ‘n Trade Chairman & Founder Lan Turner said “We are excited about the product, value and savings this integration with Tradier creates for our clients. Continuing our mission to constantly innovate, this further enhances Track ‘n Trade to be the ultimate one stop platform for crisp charting, analysis, real-time data and seamless commission free stocks & options trading”

Tradier CEO Dan Raju said “Track ‘n Trade is a phenomenal platform and has been serving traders with a great service for a long time. We are excited about their integration with Tradier and the value this partnership creates for their subscribers.”

 

About Track ’n Trade

Track ’n Trade is a product of Gecko Software. Since 2000, Gecko Software has been providing intuitive and easy-to-use trading platforms for the visual investor.  Track ‘n Trade was created based on idea that you should be able to go from idea to trade quickly and have the ability to see your stocks and options trades displayed directly on the charts. It has revolutionized the way people analyze the market and continues to revolutionize the way people trade futures, forex, and stocks. Traders of all skill levels can practice their strategies and hone their skills in a simulated environment until they are fully ready to invest their real personal capital.

About Tradier Brokerage Inc.

Tradier Brokerage, Inc. (brokerage.tradier.com) member FINRA, SIPC is an independent subsidiary of Tradier, Inc. (tradier.com) is a financial services cloud provider that offers a groundbreaking solution to serve platform providers, banks and investors. The Tradier solution features an innovative set of fully hosted APIs, modules, and tools that allow for seamless integration of trade execution, market data and account services into third-party platforms.

 

 

 

 

 


Tradier Brokerage powers Portfolio123 to add seamless, commission free trading to their next-gen platform which lets investors create and manage strategies
By Tradier Post on Oct 30, 2019 at 12:58:19 AM

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Tradier Brokerage (www.tradier.com) is pleased to announce a partnership with Portfolio123 (www.portfolio123.com) to add seamless broker connectivity with commission-free trading to the fast Portfolio123 equity backtesting engine and advanced ranking capability. Portfolio123 has a seamless system on which retail investors can rank stocks and ETFs, and it enables users to run what-if scenarios, including a powerful portfolio simulation. Now, with the launch of Portfolio123's Invest platform and the partnership with Tradier, clients can deploy and manage strategies across multiple accounts very easily.

Investors crave sensible strategies that they can stick with through thick and thin while avoiding getting hurt by commissions and high fees. Portfolio123 increases its users' confidence by providing them with evidence that their strategies can really work.

The fun part of investing—learning about stocks and trading them—is an essential component of the rich suite of powerful tools that Portfolio123 brings to the market. Now, Portfolio123 has partnered with Tradier Brokerage (https://brokerage.tradier.com/platforms/portfolio123) to add cost savings and seamless trade integration to the investment experience.  

"As an investor and trader, I started Portfolio123 in 2004 based on my own experiences and that of other professional investors. I wanted to enable everyday investors to take advantage of powerful tools like ranking, backtesting, and point-in-time simulations. Our integration with Tradier brokerage is the final step that has enabled us to realize every investor's dream: to overcome the limitations of conventional brokerages by creating, backtesting, and implementing investment strategies seamlessly," said Marco Salerno, CEO of Portfolio123.

"We are excited to partner with truly genuine innovative companies like Portfolio123 that bring the best technology to the investor community and empower them every day," said Dan Raju, co-founder and CEO of Tradier. "We are proud that companies like Portfolio123 choose Tradier as a destination to transform our industry and offer products that the existing legacy players cannot offer."

If you wish to learn more, please contact sales@tradier.com.

About Portfolio123, Inc.

Portfolio123 is a premier, web-based resource for investors. Portfolio123 allows you to discover exciting new stock/ETF ideas, create investment strategies using ranking and screening, backtest them with realistic simulations and implement them in real-time with advanced trading tools. And Portfolio123 allows you to trade stocks and ETFs seamlessly and commission-free, managing multiple accounts and strategies at once.

About Tradier and Tradier Brokerage Inc.

Tradier, Inc. is a cloud-based financial services provider and brokerage API company that offers a groundbreaking platform to serve platform providers, advisors, developers and individual investors. Tradier Brokerage, Inc., a member of FINRA and SIPC, is an independent subsidiary of Tradier, Inc. The Brokerage API enables entrepreneurs, businesses, developers, and active traders to solve their trading and brokerage challenges using independent content and tool providers of their choice at simple and competitive prices.

Contacts:

Media Relations:
press@tradier.com


InfiniGift on Tradier
By Tradier Post on Jun 19, 2019 at 10:28:01 AM

Create gift registries of stocks with InfiniGift. Very Innovative social investing platform. Congrats to the Infinigift Team.  http://www.infinigift.com

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