CEO Chip Anderson and the team are empowering investors with intuitive and advanced charting in this world of volatile markets.
By Tradier Post on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:04:53 PM

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By Dan Raju, CEO of Tradier


StockCharts is one of the most well-respected and innovative charting ecosystems on the market. I heard great things about in the past, but when Tradier partnered with Chip Anderson and his team, I saw firsthand their passion to deliver the best trader experiences and tools. These folks have done an impressive job of combining detailed, useful charts with high quality education, data, and engagement.

Over the last two decades, StockCharts has built a substantial, loyal community by using technology to help investors visualize financial data and better analyze financial markets.  Subscribers can monitor and manage their portfolios, find promising new stocks and funds to trade, and ultimately make more intelligent investment decisions. With over 1.6 million active monthly users around the world, StockCharts serves an ever-growing, ever-changing array of active traders and investors. I have personally seen this team continue to innovate and build great products over the last few months throughout the pandemic and these hyper-volatile markets.

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Highlights from the StockCharts platform

We are thrilled to announce the integration of with Tradier. With this integration, users can not only experience the great features of StockCharts, but also be able to trade with a simple click from within the application. This integration unlocks commission-free trading in all US listed securities. Our partnership with StockCharts makes this offering a truly one-stop for traders. subscribers can get great research, analysis, education, and fast execution bundled into one offering, creating tremendous value and cost savings for online investors.

The first wave of users to try the Tradier and StockCharts integration will be receiving invitations this week, with more invites to follow next week. If you want to receive an invitation, reach out to us at, and we’ll help you get set up.


By Tradier Post on Jul 2, 2020 at 3:50:14 PM


Tradier Inc. is excited to announce its live web series: Options Brew!

Now more than ever, people are taking control of their finances and using options as their go-to investment tool.  Formerly a financial instrument for the select few, options are experiencing explosive growth as both new and veteran traders seek to diversify their investment tools.

The active Tradier community, a blend of successful traders and advanced platforms, is creating a new generation of engaged options traders who are looking for innovative ways to gain an edge in the market.  Tradier is introducing Options Brew as a way to gain that competitive edge.

Options Brew host Kevin “Lex” Luthringshausen, a former professional options trader with decades of experience, will demystify options trading and discuss the strategies and philosophies of today’s successful traders along with an exciting list of special guests. The Options Brew will serve up a lively interaction and discussions among industry professionals, including traders, educators, business leaders, and content providers. 

Join Lex as he talks shop with these industry leaders who will discuss a variety of options topics, including the health of the market, industry news, and investment strategies and tools they use on a daily basis. 

As a special bonus, Options Brew will be offering 100 seats in its virtual audience for each episode; virtual audience members can join Lex and his special guests live and ask questions about topics presented.  The first episode is scheduled for mid-July 2020!  Pre-register now: RSVP for Options Brew

Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow us on Twitter….so you don’t miss out when we go live.  Options Brew will be your go-to source for all things options trading!

*All opinions expressed on the Options Brew are solely opinions of the show's host or guests and do not reflect the opinions of Tradier Inc. or its affiliates. You should not treat any opinion expressed on the show as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of opinion. Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses please consider your financial condition and investment objectives before investing.

"Tradier brokerage offers integration with one of the widest ranges of platforms we’ve seen," says Benzinga.
By Tradier Post on Jun 30, 2020 at 8:24:06 AM

Tradier welcomes the StockJumpers!
By Tradier Post on Jun 29, 2020 at 9:08:47 PM

Tradier welcomes the StockJumpers. Congrats on the Integration! 

Stock Jumpers Dan Raju



How being API-first helped us build one of the most widely used investing APIs
By Tradier Post on Jun 25, 2020 at 3:19:23 PM



API-Focused Business Model: Tradier has always been API first. Because our focus is on rapid go-to-market, platforms know that our tools are easy to use, robust, and reliable. Our goal is to power other products that deliver value and innovation to investors. Unlike traditional brokers who offer competing products that conflict with its API partners, Tradier encourages investors to subscribe to its connected platforms. We're growing our network and adding new partners to the Tradier ecosystem every day.  Tradier has one of the most extensive and comprehensive offerings with hundreds of contracted connected partners. New partners can choose to build their on the API's or even select from an array of mobile and web-based white-label trading and Robo-advice platforms.

    Comprehensive Stock and Options API:  The Tradier API includes:

1)    Account Opening to build your own fully custom onboarding

2)    Account Funding

3)    Balances and Positions

4)    Activity and History

5)    Statements and Confirms

6)    Equity Trading types across all US-listed securities

7)    Single and Multi-Leg Options Trading

8)    Real-time Data

Digital Advisory API (Robo Advisors): Tradier offers a unique set of new account opening, funding, and brokerage API’s that are suited for Advisors who want to offer a unique product to the market.

REST-based Approach: The Tradier API is secure, built to fully support HTTPS and tested to function effectively across browsers, mobile operating systems and IoT devices. If you are building a Trading platform, Robo Advisor, Social, Mobile or a Web experience, you need a brokerage that can easily integrate into your tech stack without unnecessary headaches. 

Optimal Performance: Tradier API calls are tested, tuned, and used by actual traders and developers. Tradier is an extension of every platform built with our software, so we're constantly working with our users to improve their experience and highlight the innovative ways they use our APIs. We improve the Tradier software based on how investors use our tools in the real world.

Flawlessly test hypotheses: Through our virtual trading and delayed market data APIs, traders can test strategies in an experimental playground. Investment platforms can use our data APIs to build smart, data-driven products and offer virtual-money accounts to their customers so they can get hands-on. Unlike other online brokerages, Tradier’s Virtual Trading API supports Equity and Options Trading. 

Cost: Tradier does not charge for API usage; we make money like any typical brokerage. Because Tradier has a zero-commission* price model, using Tradier APIs means trading platforms can leverage unlimited, commission-free stock and options trading for their account holders. Read our pricing page for further detail. 

No more account minimums: Unlike other brokerages that require $10,000 or more just to open an account, Tradier does not have required minimum funding for opening accounts. 

Onboarding: Tradier supports International (Non-US) accounts. During the onboarding process, we will collaborate with you to fully understand your product and help you navigate through regulatory complexities.

Developer-minded: It’s built by developers, for developers. Our mission was to develop the easiest, most straightforward suite of trading APIs that are also powerful, flexible, and customizable. Because of that, Tradier is one of the largest and most widely used fintech APIs on the market.

It’s about a partnership: Tradier strongly believes in co-innovation. Tradier works as an extension of your build process and we will be there to support you in technology, compliance, and making a big impact during launch.

Competing with you: Tradier is a B2B focused firm whose main goal is to support you on your growth journey. Unlike other brokers, Tradier does not have a combined B2B - B2C focus because we do not want to compete with our users and partners who have a B2C focus.

Support: Tradier developers support all aspects of the API and are available for you as you build and grow your platform.


*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.

The time of legacy online brokers is ending
By Tradier Post on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:57:21 PM

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Hundreds of new, innovative digital trading and investing platforms depend on Tradier, making it one of the fastest growing brokerage firms to process millions of trades and shares valued at billions of dollars. 

For decades, large brokerage firms decided how the average investor invested in the stock market. The incumbent players set the goal posts on how investors learn about the market, process market insights, consume content, perform analysis and, most importantly, they set the fees for services. With the limitations in technology, it comes as no surprise that the market is dominated by huge incumbent players such as Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, Interactive Brokers, and Fidelity.

Over the last seven years, however, the financial services industry has seen seismic disruption. Technology altered the landscape of investor interaction with the stock market, now enabled by the internet, and a growing movement of people seeking financial empowerment is driving the rising demand for digital investing experiences. These changes have led to the rapid unbundling of the traditional brokerage house, leaving investors seeking platforms that better suit their needs and generate better value for their cost. 

The inescapable demand for personalized experiences by online investors, paired with the inability of legacy brokers to innovate, has ushered in a new breed of platforms, apps, and services that are bringing new methods of trading, investing, and consuming content to market. Tens of millions of online investors across the globe are adopting these platforms in droves. Supporting more than 200 of these platforms is an API-focused brokerage firm called Tradier.

Tradier - the open fabric that is powering next-generation investing

Tradier was built with the goal of making markets more accessible through an ecosystem that creates more choice, lowers prices, and encourages innovation in ways the traditional players have failed to enable. The brokerage element is a burdensome yet essential component required by any trading platform that wants to connect investors to the stock market. Tradier solves this problem with its “Brokerage as a Service” offering. It offers a very rich suite of application programming interfaces (APIs) and web properties that simplify what would be years of technology, regulatory, and data hurdles for organizations trying to launch new platforms. With Tradier software, companies can build trading and investing platforms in the span of weeks instead of what traditionally required years and millions of dollars to create.

As a cloud software offering, Tradier APIs are readily available for anyone to launch investing platforms. Tradier provides an array of one-stop solutions ranging from APIs and web capabilities that enable developers to build custom trading, research, analysis, robo-advisory, and real-time data applications. Everything from account opening, funding services, portfolio management, trading, and reports are available and easy to adopt as APIs and web modules for anyone to use. Dan Raju, Co-Founder and CEO of Tradier, says “Think of Tradier as your Brokerage extension whose main goal is to enable you and see you build great investor products and succeed”.

Firms like Interactive Brokers, TD, and E*TRADE offer connectivity-based products today but are limited by challenges attempting to put API wrappers on legacy backoffice infrastructures and support structures. Most legacy brokers have huge conflicts asking trading platforms to use them as a back office when they are offering direct investor products themselves that compete with them.

Today, Tradier is the fastest growing ecosystem of connected investor applications in the market with over 200 supported platforms. More and more active traders prefer to use a Tradier connected platform rather than the legacy alternatives as they offer better value, functionality, and most importantly support.

Trade Hawk harnesses Tradier’s APIs to revolutionize active trading

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TradeHawk, recently acquired by Tradier, is among the nation’s fastest growing equity and options trading platforms. Built on innovative stock and options trading technology and designed by professional traders, TradeHawk has positioned itself as a viable alternative to TD Ameritrade’s Thinkorswim, Interactive Brokers, and Fidelity. With an intuitive interface and user friendly system, TradeHawk provides retail traders with an edge in the market to stay on top of current trends and identify investing opportunities.

Today, TradeHawk has gained wide popularity in the market and is highly sought-after by active traders who perceive it as an open, customizable platform with an engaging educational interface for options traders. Powered by Tradier, TradeHawk rapidly expanded its ability to offer a seamless experience with unlimited, commission-free equity and options trading*.

This powerful combination of comprehensive trading services combined with unlimited, commission-free trading accelerated the growth and adoption of the platform. TradeHawk subscribers save 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, and spread logs, along with other powerful tools.

Kevin "Lex" Luthringshausen, previous CEO of TradeHawk and current Head of Business Development at Tradier, says, “We at TradeHawk had a simple mission to provide the best technology, experience, and value for our traders. We are happy that by leveraging Tradier, we are able to continue offering a compelling product in the market.” 

Evati democratizes investing for everyone


Evati is a rapidly growing digital advisor. Evati has a simple mission: making saving and investing easy and accessible to everyone. CEO Pete Clemson wanted to create a product that would empower the everyday investor to balance today’s lifestyle goals with tomorrow’s financial needs.

To accomplish this, Evati needed a brokerage solution that would enable average investors to easily open an account, seamlessly fund their accounts with both large and micro deposits, and offer an intuitive portfolio experience in a scalable and secure manner.

Using Tradier’s New Account Opening API, Funding API, Account Services API, and Trading API, Clemson and the Evati team were able to create an easy-to-use, inexpensive platform tailored to empower investors of any background to achieve a wide range of financial goals.

Today, Evati offers an innovative way for casual finance dilettantes to be smart about their money. Investors of any level of experience can customize their investment goals and monitor their performance. Evati’s goal-based investing is free for the first month and then only $1 per month for accounts under $5,000 and after that a small 0.36% annual charge.

“We are excited about our growth and adoption of Evati from consumers,” said Clemson, “Tradier has been instrumental in providing essential brokerage microservices that Evati needs in order to deliver our services.”

Control your financial future with Tradier

Tradier is a unique solution designed to empower ideas. From TradeHawk’s equity and options trading platform to Evati’s robo advising platform, and many more, Tradier’s APIs can allow creative individuals to focus on harnessing the power of ideas without the hassle of piecing together the tech know-how.

Visit the Tradier Brokerage website to learn more and find a solution that fits your unique financial needs.

*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

Can you draw on your phone to find your Trades? Livermore launches an innovative touch-based commission free mobile trading app.
By Tradier Post on Jun 17, 2020 at 9:14:09 PM

Powered by Tradier, Livermore brings to the market a highly creative and powerful experience where traders can draw the future of stock prices, find the options trades, and then trade commission-free with a swipe.



Charlotte, North Carolina – June 18, 2020 — The Livermore team recently launched an innovative, mobile-first options trading platform built for the next generation of digital investors. Users of this new trading app can create and trade commission-free against options strategies by drawing directly on price charts.  Livermore is focused on enabling active traders with innovative tools, intuitive experiences, and creating value. Livermore’s advanced algorithms and unique touch-based interface coupled with Tradier’s high-quality data and options executions combine to put powerful options trading strategies in the hands of investors at all levels of experience.

Livermore is a revolutionary new way to trade options designed to help traders fend off “analysis paralysis” from an overflow of data. Using Livermore, traders can work on perfecting their options trading strategies while the platform’s AI does the heavy lifting. After a user draws a forecast of a stock, Livermore simulates the options market and tests millions of strategies to identify the highest performing trades. With the Tradier integration under the hood, Livermore was able to build a standalone product so those trades can be acted on with just a few clicks.

   “We believe that online investors would have higher engagement with options if the barriers to entry weren’t so high,” said Cheves.  “When we found Tradier, we knew that this was a better way to launch our product. Tradier’s flexibility in their API and workflow gives us the creative freedom to develop revolutionary interfaces and algorithms.”

 “Livermore built an ingenious app for options traders and represents the growing trend in the market to bring simplicity to active investing,” said Kevin “Lex” Luthringhausen, Head of Business Development for Tradier and longtime legendary trader, “we’re excited that innovative companies like Livermore, who want to deliver the best experiences, find value and build on Tradier. Tyler is a creative entrepreneur, so we’re excited about this new addition to our community.”

About Livermore

Livermore Founder Tyler Cheves first had the vision at the 2019 Trader’s Expo in Las Vegas, where he noticed that existing trader tools were monotonous and lack of innovation and simplicity that traders demand. Existing legacy brokers were all doing the same thing: stuffing complex formulas and numbers into crowded and ugly interfaces. Tyler took a radical new approach and designed Livermore from the ground - up, resulting in a truly revolutionary new trading product.

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.


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API’s and Tools for the Next Generation of Digital Investing
By Tradier Post on Jun 11, 2020 at 10:19:47 AM


By Dan Raju, Tradier CEO and Co-Founder. 

For Tradier, the future is everything. Our API-first approach to building our brokerage created a foundation for our users, and the rest of the retail trading industry, to establish their digital footprints. Equity and options trading went digital and forever changed the way investors of all levels of experience plan, monitor, and execute their trading strategies. And Tradier has been there every step of the way.

Our focus is empowering our users, whether they be self-directed investors or enterprise organizations building sophisticated trading applications. Tradier products and services are designed to empower innovative investing experiences for everyone. Firms and developers can focus on creating value and driving growth for their investors, rather than be bogged down by complexities in technology, infrastructure, regulation, and data. Here’s how this idea shapes our product design philosophies:

  1. Totally Self-Directed and Self-Service: Online Investors demand the ability to work within a “totally digital” end-to-end online experience. Tradier APIs enable an online experience for a wide range of different platforms where investors can digitally onboard, fund, and invest.

  2. Mobile-ready: It’s no secret that mobile devices are taking over the consumer computing market. By the end of 2020, mobile will be the primary investing experience - even for trading. The core conception of online experiences will be primarily associated with mobile rather than with a browser on a desktop before we know it. We’ve built all of Tradier’s APIs to scale and optimized their performance for mobile and all major browsers.

  3. User Experience is everything: Online investors build loyalty around experiences that are simple, intuitive, and most importantly: convenient. That’s why we made building with Tradier APIs as easy as possible. Developers and designers can build completely embeddable and customizable trading experiences with the Tradier APIs. Let our “Brokerage in a box” handle the complexities of custody, order execution, and data transfer so you can focus on the user experience.

  4. Beyond an App or Website: Investors look at apps and websites as services and want these platforms to easily integrate into their daily routines. These APIs must support distributing functionality outside of the application to destinations like IoT or smart home devices, social media, messaging apps, or voice assistants.

  5. Data-Driven Personalization: Investors want to configure their experience in ways that meet their needs. Data-driven personalization is a growing trend and will only gain more momentum. People want to rely on the platforms they use every day to automatically configure based on their usage. We made sure that the Tradier engine stores the mission-critical real-time and historical user data that organizations use to power these experiences.

  6. The unbundling of Legacy Brokers is in full swing: What legacy brokers and banks offered for decades is now being replaced by more agile, nimble, and experience-centric platforms. Retail investors are willing to make the shift to these newer platforms that offer specific features or serve broader needs. Consumers would rather subscribe to ‘Best of Breed Services” over one large legacy provider that offers a large list of sub-optimal experiences under one umbrella. Today, Tradier software powers an ecosystem with over one hundred different platforms, educators, and mentors, all at your fingertips when you join the Tradier community.

  7. Next Generation Financial Products: We expect to see significant chunks of the investing industry emerge within large non-brokerage ecosystems. Large fintech ecosystems like P2P lending, ride-share firms, personal finance apps, small & midsize banks, POE small business insurance providers, and others, will start to offer investing capabilities to their consumer bases. Early offerings in this direction will attract a large number of consumers. These large firms with active user bases will look to brokerages to monetize their networks (in addition to making their platforms sticky). Tradier’s fully featured and robust APIs are built to power this next generation of investing products.

  8. International Offerings: The US markets and many large US brands have always been strongly associated with the lives of consumers around the world, reflected in international market correlation to US markets. We expect a large influx of products from existing financial firms and new startups to offer the capability for global consumers seeking ways to invest in US markets. Tradier APIs are already configured to support international investors, including Know Your Customer (KYC) best practices.

  9. Convergence: Self-directed equity trading and online robo-advisory services that offer a self-directed experience for investing in model portfolios are dovetailing to become more closely associated in the retail investor’s mind. This will result in online equity trading platforms offering model portfolios and digital advisors offering direct stock purchase capabilities. You can use Tradier APIs to build a trading platform and a digital advisor, fully integrated for a seamless experience.

  10. Subscriptions: The rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses and other service and gig-economy business models have changed the ways companies with digital products think about monetization and generating revenue. As investing platforms evolve with other digital technologies, we expect financial services firms to begin offering fixed monthly subscription-based pricing models similar to Netflix. Tradier offers a rich set of simple pricing options that can enable firms to easily offer subscription-based investing products without sacrificing for quality.

  11. Abstraction: Users must be completely abstracted from market complexities as much as possible. They should not be distracted by unnecessary factors during their trading experience. Tradier’s APIs are built to be compliant and provide the required abstractions from brokerage, clearing, data, regulatory, legacy infrastructure, and routing complexities so you and your users can focus on the most important thing: trading.

By Tradier Post on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:25:25 PM


VisualStructure allows investors to interact with financial markets in a simulated environment through a game-like experience
By Tradier Post on Jun 1, 2020 at 10:53:36 AM

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