Matt Amberson is back on OptionsBrew today
By Tradier Inc. on Dec 2, 2020 at 2:45:00 PM


I really enjoyed the last OptionsBrew show with Matt. Matt and Lex have a passion for empowering active traders. Hard to keep up with them! ( Kidding...).

Join Matt Amberson of Options Research & Technology Services (ORATS) and Lex as they discuss the workflow and subjects of backtesting and scanning. Matt is also going to show how to send a trade to TradeHawk from ORATS with just a click. This has long been a demand from the community.

A year with a lot to be thankful for...
By Tradier Inc. on Nov 25, 2020 at 7:39:39 AM

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I wanted to thank all Tradier Partners, Traders, Friends, and Family for all the great partnership and support. In spite of all the health uncertainties out there, you have helped Tradier to become a force that is changing the way brokerage services are delivered. Special thanks also to all the Active Traders who trust Tradier powered platforms - Dan Raju

TiiCKER integrates with Tradier Brokerage to bring individual investors closer to the brands they love with commission free trading
By Tradier Inc. on Nov 16, 2020 at 1:09:30 PM


Charlotte, NC, October 20, 2020 TiiCKER is a unique application that gives shareholders the opportunity to invest and better engage with beloved brands through a rewarding set of perks. Launched in July 2020, TiiCKER provides consumers and investors a revolutionary way to own the brands they love. The intelligent software platform verifies and engages retail in innovative ways and zero-commission trading by Tradier Brokerage. TiiCKER reinvents how individual investors are rewarded for brand loyalty and creates a new, high-affinity audience to the product marketing mix, namely shareholders.

“We are pleased to partner with Tradier Brokerage to provide users the ability to trade stocks within the TiiCKER platform, bringing individual investors and public companies together in a uniquely meaningful way,” said TiiCKER founder Jeff Lambert. “Individual investors buy what they know and are 63% more likely to be customers of a company within 6 months of purchasing stock, according to a recent study. By leveraging Tradier Brokerage’s API to provide free trading, individual investors are able to view their investments and perks all in one place. Based on user holdings, as well as engaging lifestyle questions and content, TiiCKER serves up insights to help investors regularly discover additional brands, perks and shareholder-exclusive promotions.”

“The Tradier products are designed for innovators to rapidly integrate and to launch new investing experiences into the retail markets,” said Dan Raju, Co-Founder, and CEO of Tradier. “We are humbled that our API’s are used by companies like TiiCKER to enable investors with innovative experiences.”

About Tradier, Inc.:

Tradier, Inc. ( is a financial services cloud platform provider that offers a groundbreaking platform to serve 250 plus global Platform Providers, Rob-Advisors, Developers, and Traders. The Tradier offering features an innovative set of fully hosted API’s, modules and “out of the box” tools that are leveraged by a growing list of providers to enable commission-free trading and low costs.

About Tradier Brokerage Inc.:

Tradier Brokerage, Inc. member FINRA, SIPC is an independent subsidiary of Tradier Inc. Tradier Brokerage offers a robust API for Trading Platforms, Advisors and Developers to create and offer the next generation of investment experiences. Platforms powered by Tradier Brokerage powers some of the most engaging and active trading platforms in the retail markets.

About TiiCKER, Inc.:

Launched in July 2020, TiiCKER invented direct shareholder marketing through its web-based and upcoming app software platform that provides consumers and investors a revolutionary way to engage with the brands they love. For individual investors, TiiCKER provides unique access to shareholder perks, commission-free trading, and insights needed to discover and stay close to the brands they follow. For its public company brand partners, TiiCKER enables companies to engage, verify and reward consumer shareholders to better serve and understand their investors and maximize the lifetime value of their consumer shareholders. For more information, please visit


Adam Johnson of Bullseye and Matthew Maley of The Maley Report on OptionsBrew
By Tradier Inc. on Nov 13, 2020 at 8:10:53 AM


Join Lex and his two dynamic guests, Adam Johnson of Bullseye and Matthew Maley of The Maley Report. Adam previously anchored several daily programs at Bloomberg TV, interviewing CEOs, heads of state, and prominent investors. Matt can be seen regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, TD Ameritrade Network, and Le Fonti. He's quoted regularly by, Bloomberg print, the NY Times, The Financial Times, and Fox News.

This trio will delve into the markets, end of the year tactics, and what to look forward to in 2021.

November 18, 2020, at 6:00 PM Eastern Time


Adam is the Founder of, an investment letter that explores American Ingenuity through actionable stock picks sent to subscribers twice monthly. Bullseye explores, celebrates, and invests in American Ingenuity, managing a portfolio of 30-40 publicly-traded US equities with a significant runway for growth. These are dynamic, US companies propelling the world forward across multiple industries. Frequent focus sectors include Energy, Health, and Technology. New positions enter the fund based on individual merit, and each shares three defining attributes: great story, compelling data, newsy catalyst. Upside targets and downside alerts are determined in advance to manage risk/reward.

Matt has over 35 years of experience on Wall Street. He spent the first 25 years on the trading desks of Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch, covering the trading desks of some of the largest institutional money managers in the business. He's spent the past dozen years in his current position as the Chief Market Strategist at Miller Tabak + Co. Matt speaks with institutions about Marco issues and focuses on key turning points in different markets/asset classes, different groups, and individual stocks. He applies the same principles for individual investors in The Maley Report. He's also the author of two market letters, "The Maley Report" and "The Benzinga Stock Picks with Matt Maley." Regularly, Matt is sending out his stock picks to investors via newsletter, where he's making long-term, intermediate-term, and short-term picks. 

Mark Sebastian: VIX expert and CNBC Mad Money regular on the Tradier OptionsBrew Show
By Tradier Inc. on Oct 29, 2020 at 5:21:02 PM


November 4, 2020, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

I have known Mark for a long time. Super nice person. He is a noted market leader, superb coach, and client. I am excited to see him on OptionsBrew. Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. He is the CIO of Karman Line Capital. Mark is the resident VIX expert for Mad Money with Jim Cramer. Mark has authored two trading books, "The Option Traders Hedge fund and Trading Options For Edge." He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, First Business News. Mark has been published nationally on Yahoo Finance, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Bloomberg. Mark has spoken for The Options Industry Council, the CBOE, the ISE, the CME, and is a co-host on the popular The Option Block podcast and Volatility Views podcast.

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Changing the Way Brokerage is Delivered
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Oct 27, 2020 at 11:15:40 AM


It's a DIY world we're living in, and everyone's jumping on the bandwagon: house flippers, self-taught auto mechanics, crafters, and investors. Yes, now many investors indeed manage their financial portfolios and investments independently without a broker's help. Technology has facilitated this shift in investing methods, edging out traditional models for many modern traders.

Traditional Investing

In traditional investing, a qualified agent advises and manages the client's investments. The client and agent meet at intervals to discuss goals and directions; then, the agent takes over the client's portfolio for day-to-day management. The investors get a report on how well the portfolio of funds is performing.

If you're working with an agent, you're paying a commission on every trade. You're likely using older, more clunky software such as Thinkorswim. You're giving away the power and responsibility of investing your money to someone who may make different decisions than you would.

The Switch to DIY Investing

Today's investors want control of their funds. They trust their instincts and information more than an agent at a big brokerage firm that may represent particular funds. DIYers wish to make decisions, act quickly, and have access to their money without going through the brokerage.

Technological development continually offers advancements for DIY traders and investors. Investing this way puts you in the driver's seat. The DIYer can research software apps to find an app that works well, has the right features, and costs less to use than traditional investing. The DIY group can easily find investment and trading tools on the internet, and only a click away. TradeHawk, for example, a complete stock and options trading platform, charges a monthly subscription fee for trading. There are no per-contract commissions on trades at all, unlike traditional trading with legacy brokers. The monthly fee or subscription price is a lot less than paying a commission on each transaction.

Pros and Cons of DIY Investing

As with everything in life, DIY investing has its pros and cons. Let's look at the benefits first:


  • Software and trading tools are widely available, easy to use, and at your fingertips.
  • The ease of use and the broad availability of trading tools has significantly reduced nearly every investor's trading cost.
  • Extensive sources of data are available as well, which helps individuals create trade generation.
  • Many resources exist for learning how to invest. Mentors and coaches abound in the marketplace, and education leads to better decision-making.


  • An honest, well-qualified expert could cost you extra money in fees but save you from making substantial investment errors.
  • DIYers are known to get caught in what's called an overtrading trap. Some traders can trade too much, thinking they'll catch the market right every time and make more money. Without a solid trading plan and discipline, over trading can cost them money. 

Discipline and good decisions rule the day if you are a self-directed trader.

The Future of Brokerage

We expect the growth of trading tool development to continue, and the number of DIY traders will grow with it. We also expect these trading tools to have better innovations, offering traders great quantitative information and advanced features. These innovations will help investors manage their portfolios smartly rather than relying on emotional decision-making. There's a bright financial future ahead for DIY investors who are willing to learn about investing and the markets, select great trading tools, and practice self-discipline.

Publish Yourself to the Largest and Fastest-Growing Investor Marketplace | Tradier
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Oct 27, 2020 at 11:11:41 AM


As you are building your brokerage experience, you want a fast-growing investor marketplace where you can publish yourself and get established. Ideally, a brokerage and financial platform should give you the options you need to stretch your wings while giving you the freedom to build your expertise. That’s where Tradier comes in. 

Why choose Tradier?

Our platform providers and entrepreneurs can use Tradier to create their dream trading platform. Once they have their own space developed, they can send it out and offer it in the Tradier ecosystem. We like to think of ourselves as the “last mile” for your broker needs. We do the heavy lifting for you so that you can focus on your product and getting it to market. 

Publishing on Tradier and What It Does for Your Investments

As a builder in the brokerage and investment space, you are in a unique place to offer the world something they need. With us, you can commercially offer a product for retail traders and investors right from the Tradier marketplace!

Benefits You Can Expect to See

One of our favorite parts about the Tradier marketplace and what it can offer you as a builder is the opportunity to work with you. Tradier offers co-marketing and brand recognition so you gain new customers, all in one convenient online location. We also give our builders commission-free stock and options trading, something you won’t find elsewhere. 

And while it’s tough to say exactly how long it will be before you see those benefits because it depends on the product, don’t let that deter you. If you believe in your product, the potential for quick returns is real and very exciting. 

Are there drawbacks to using Tradier?

Sure, we aren’t as well known as the bigger legacy brokers, like TD or Fidelity, but what we lack in name recognition, we make up for in our convenience and opportunities. With us, you won’t just be another builder. You will be a valued member of our growing marketplace. 

Ultimately, partnering with Tradier is partnering with your future. We work with you and want to see you reach the success you’ve always dreamed of. Your success is our success! We also offer unique pricing structures to help you attract new users, all while providing value to your current subscribers. See how Tradier can push you to the next level today!

Market Report: Tech Earnings this week, look bullish
By Todd Horwitz on Oct 26, 2020 at 10:43:03 AM

The coming week brings many big tech earnings reports which include AAPL, AMZN, FB and GOOG. Based on the trading action in options it appears they are leaning to the long side of these markets.

Call buying in the AAPL, FB, and AMD are seeing heavy call buying. Naked option buying continues to increase keeping the VIX higher. Markets and Volatility were basically flat last week. There was some whipsaw in both directions only to leave the markets basically flat for the week.

With the election, a week away from other than the big earnings reports markets will probably remain somewhat neutral. Obviously trying to predict the next move is a fool’s game however the lean appears to be bullish.

Looking at the bigger picture markets are in the middle of the range for the last two months. What we are really seeing, the markets are preparing for a big move in either direction. Based on option pricing and volatility a slight edge to the upside. As always it takes discipline and patience to determine where they go next

by: Todd “Bubba” Horwitz ( Independent contributor to the ecosystem) 


The Choice for Today's Options Investor: TradeHawk Or Thinkorswim?- By Kevin "Lex" Luthringshausen, Founder, Tradehawk
By Tradier Inc. on Oct 20, 2020 at 10:32:48 AM

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As a modern investor, you want the most return you can get out of your money. Why wouldn't you? The cost of making investments takes away from your market earnings. Why would you pay more for a service that collects fees per contract rather than one that offers a single, monthly fee that adds up to a lot less? That's one of the significant differences between using the longstanding Thinkorswim retail investor platform vs. the newer, better, and genuinely commission-free TradeHawk platform by Trad

TradeHawk in partnership with Tradier, provides an improved customer experience, a better trading platform, better educational research, analysis and, actual commission-free options trading. Thinkorswim made a splash in the late '90s. It had its heyday, offering one of the best trading platforms available to active options traders. Times have changed, and investor needs have changed, yet Thinkorswim has not changed with them. It's time to take a serious look at the new leader in options trading, TradeHawk.

Is Commission-free Trading truly Free?

Commission-free trading means that when you trade, you don't pay a commission—the big boys in the trading and investing marketplace who use Thinkorswim are still charged $.65 per contract, for example. Active traders make many trades each month, paying $.65 per contract. How does this add up to no commission? It doesn't. With TradeHawk, commission-free is commission-free.* You do not pay a per contract commission on your trades, just a monthly subscription fee to use the service. As a result, this "Netflix-style" subscription model for active traders results in a tremendous monthly saving over the other guys' per contract fees.

Which Platform is Easier to Use?

Wading through Thinkorswim is like walking through every shelf in a library searching for a book by its title. It's not user-friendly, providing the information you want if you can only figure out how to find it. When you're trying to place trades, you want an intuitive, insightful, and logical system. TradeHawk takes a different approach than Thinkorswim by using a central command center that's easy to navigate, placing the right information at your fingertips. TradeHawk's interface offers multiple order types for options trading, valuable live investment data, and watch lists to guide your future investing decisions.

Why is Platform Customization Helpful?

Not all traders' brains respond to the organization of data in the same way. TradeHawk's platform has customizable layouts and panels that make trading a breeze. Thinkorswim can be overwhelming and dated, which can hold you back from your trading goals. TradeHawk's dashboard has the fundamental tools, trade screens, and trade tabs set up based on your requirements. With TradeHawk, you can make better decisions, make trades more efficiently, and create an overall active options trading experience.

Are You Ready to Switch to TradeHawk?

Large investment firms like TD Ameritrade and Schwab have big names and big reputations. Thinkorswim has ridden the wave of its growth. That doesn't mean they do a better job. Why not make an investment that will indeed pay off?  It's time for a new choice, one that puts commission-free options trading, a better user experience, and customization in your hands: TradeHawk.



*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 the Fee Schedule for more details.

Passiv integrates with Tradier to empower retail investors with simplified automated portfolio management tools and commission-free equity.
By Tradier Inc. on Oct 19, 2020 at 9:48:01 PM

Passiv integrates with Tradier to simplify investing for everyday investors and help them better manage money and time

Charlotte, NC, October 11, 2020 – Passiv is an innovative portfolio management tool that makes it easier for self-directed investors to maintain a balanced portfolio and build a passive investment strategy themselves. It gives an edge to investors by eliminating the cumbersome need to use spreadsheets, keep notes, and then have to manually place trades by jumping into the apps of their broker. Passiv is intended to give investors the power of simplified wealth management to maintain their portfolio’s target allocation.

    Even today, effective investing is a very disjointed experience that requires investors to use spreadsheets and manually place trades with their broker. With Passiv’s integration and partnership with Tradier, brokerage account holders can now manage their investments and maintain a balanced portfolio with a single click.

   “We’re excited to partner with Tradier and are thrilled to support its wide base of active traders globally. As a part of their ecosystem, we hope to make our tools available to Tradier’s partners and RIA clients,” said Brendan Lee Young, CEO, Passiv.

   “The Tradier products and ecosystem are designed for rapid integration allowing platforms like Passiv to introduce new investor experiences to the market,” said Dan Raju, Co-Founder, and CEO of Tradier. “We are fortunate that our APIs are enabling innovation for companies like Passiv while empowering investors with new and better tools.”

About Tradier, Inc.:

Tradier, Inc. ( is a financial services cloud platform provider that offers a groundbreaking platform to serve 250 plus global Platform Providers, Rob-Advisors, Developers, and Traders. The Tradier offering features an innovative set of fully hosted API’s, modules, and “out of the box” tools that are leveraged by a growing list of providers to enable commission-free trading and low costs.

About Tradier Brokerage Inc.:

Tradier Brokerage, Inc. member FINRA, SIPC is an independent subsidiary of Tradier Inc.

About Passiv Inc.

Passiv ( is a Canadian fintech startup that provides wealth management tools to self-directed investors. Passiv’s services are available to millions of investors worldwide, with a mission to empower people to take control of their wealth.

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