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.

https://tradier.com/products/tradehawk

 

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*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. (www.tradier.com) 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 (https://passiv.com/) 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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StockCharts TV: Great Content from a great partner
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Oct 19, 2020 at 2:00:01 PM

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Advanced Charting is one of the most requested features among Active Traders.  StockCharts TV is the only 24/7 video streaming channel that I know of dedicated to financial charting and market analysis from the web's top technical experts. With a constant stream of technical charting-focused content, both live shows, and pre-recorded video, there's always something insightful, educational, and entertaining to watch on the channel. Great platform.

https://www.stockcharts.com/tv/

 


OptionsBrewTV Episode 9 Features Tradehawk's Lex and Todd "Bubba" Horwitz of Bubba Trading
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:20:26 AM

Introducing OptionsBrew (5)

Join Todd "Bubba" Horwitz and Lex as they talk about unusual options strategies in light of the upcoming elections.

October 21, 2020, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

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Register in advance, only 100 guests will get in the live audience.

Bubba is a veteran trader with almost four decades of experience. Most of his time was spent on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). Bubba is a consummate trader, but more importantly, he is a patient teacher, mentor, and coach.

Subscribe to OptionsBrewTV on YouTube to watch this episode live, past episodes, and curated content from our special guests.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Team Tradier


OptionsBrew's Episode 8 Features Tradehawk's Lex and Mark Phillips of Harvested Financial
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Oct 8, 2020 at 8:33:50 PM

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We are excited to invite you to OptionsBrew's Episode 8 live audience.

When: Oct 14, 2020, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada) 
Topic: OptionsBrew Episode 8 with Special Guest Mark Phillips of Harvested Financial

Mark started on the floor of the AMEX in 2005 as an intern with Group One Trading. After going through their training program he traded remotely for the firm's ARCA LMM team, working to expand their presence across other electronic exchanges and mechanisms as the business moved to the screens. After trading, he managed the firm-wide deployment of a new platform which brought all trading software development in-house. As Managing Director at Group One, his team analyzed trading opportunities and developed products to manage the firm’s liquidity footprint. Today, he helps build and execute systematic derivatives strategies for his clients through Harvested Financial. His Strategy Execution as a Service takes options model portfolios and lets investors craft an investment portfolio unique to them. Whether you're a seasoned trader who's looking for implementation and execution of a bespoke strategy or new to alternative investments, Harvested Financial will have a solution for you. 

For this episode, Mark and Lex will discuss how options are good for diversification and how Harvested Financial's Strategy Execution as a Service takes away the pain of implementing options strategies.

Register in advance, only 100 guests will be able to attend:

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Or watch the live show on YouTube:

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Team Tradier


The Changing Landscape of Retail Investors 
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Oct 6, 2020 at 10:58:17 AM

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The global pandemic has upended most things in our lives from how we work to how we learn, how we see friends, and pretty much every aspect of business as well. Retail investors aren’t immune to these changes. COVID-19 has created the “at home” workspace and investors and traders have increased freedom to trade and follow the markets more than ever before.

Besides the market disruptions due to COVID-19, changes in investing have been coming for a long time, including the fact that retail investors now account for roughly 20% of stock-market activity on average and nearly one-quarter of trades on peak days. Some of the biggest changes include: 

  • Ease of access to the markets
  • 24/7 access to news
  • Great, comprehensive trading platforms like TradeHawk
  • Cost to trade stock and options has come down
  • Massive expansion of option and stock educators and mentors available over the internet
  • With education comes massive amounts of good content that makes trading decisions easier

Traders are adapting to these changes by changing their trading patterns. For example, with lower costs, traders are able to trade more and not generate massive commission bills. They also have greater access to the tools that the pros use, this makes their trading decisions a lot easier. Because of new, dynamic trading platforms, traders can use technicals from charts to create trades based on the picture they see.

The future of retail investment 

As for the future of retail investment, greater access with better tools combined with great education and mentoring will create confidence which equals more volume and more trading. Much of the new trading activity is concentrated in options contracts. The derivatives allow investors to leverage long and short positions in the stock market, adding volatility to an already choppy environment. The growing proportion of options trades reflects an increase in retail investors' knowledge and access to complex investment products. There are also new apps and trading tools that make trading and decision making easier and faster than ever. Going forward, we will see more and more individuals with brokerage accounts will be able to manage some portion of their assets themselves, so the self-directed trading world will continue to grow.  Add to this concept, the fact that many people can access their accounts from a smartphone means the ease to make trading decisions is at your fingertips.

Ever-evolving Landscape

Like all things in life, nothing stays the same forever and neither will the landscape we’re currency seeing for retail investment. It will be interesting to see even further changes over the next 6-12 months with life continually evolving with COVID-19, an election year, and likely more changes to come.

The Tradier platform makes all of these changes and the changes you want to make in your investments simple and easy. Learn more.


Transforming how 1.6 million traders see the market by packing in value.
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Oct 1, 2020 at 8:12:17 AM

I recently saw my colleague Lex interview a trader on the OptionsBrew show. The trader said something in passing on this week's show that grabbed my attention. She said, “When I visualize the markets on StockCharts.com, I can now not only realize opportunities but can now act commission-free”.

 Such quotes from a seasoned trader who is a long-term user of StockCharts explains why 1.6 million traders use them monthly and also how over the years they have constantly innovated and created continuous value for traders. No Hype. No big claims. They meet traders where it matters the most. Just a simple mission and hard work making a difference for traders each day. These folks have really found a way to let traders find simplicity through visualization of vast volumes of market data. Today Stockcharts is trusted by millions of traders as the most advanced and interactive platform charting platform.  

   Many of you know about the launch of StockChartsACP which includes commission-free equity and options trading through Tradier. If you are an options trader and trading over 20 times a month or 100 plus contracts, you are likely paying hundreds of dollars or even thousands a month in commissions even today. That 65 cents a contract kills you. With StockchartsACP you have a “Netflix” kind of pricing where you pay a low $25 monthly and can trade unlimited options contracts without any fee. You can learn more at http://stockcharts.com/tradier

Providing comprehensive financial education is a core objective of StockCharts in addition to great charting tools and unlimited commission-free options and equity trading. StockchartsACP makes available an awesome knowledge base and perspectives from key leaders in the market. Alongside with educational resources, your subscription lets you access expert market commentary from many industry-renowned technical analysts to help you better understand what is happening in the markets. From daily blogs to live shows, Stockcharts bring you insightful content from charting legends like John Murphy, Martin Pring, David Keller, Arthur Hill, and many others. You should also visit StockChartsTV

 


OptionsBrew Episode 7 with Special Guest Stephen Kalayjian of Ticker Tocker
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Sep 29, 2020 at 8:23:57 AM

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When: Sep 30, 2020, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: OptionsBrew Episode 7 with Special Guest Stephen Kalayjian of Ticker Tocker

Back by popular demand, Stephen Kalayjian of Ticker Tocker will be returning to OptionsBrew. Steve was a special guest on Episode 2. For this episode, learn how Steve uses his predictive analytics to determine market direction. Steve will begin with a brief description of himself and his 36+ years of experience in the industry. A vital key to Steve’s trading style is multiple time frames. He will go on to give an overview of his own charting software and the indicators he uses, including his proprietary trend algorithm. Using his charting software, Steve identifies reversals in the market using multiple time frames. These trades range from a few hours to a few months. Descriptions of the patterns he trades and visual examples using his charts will be included so that you can follow along.

Register in advance, only 100 guests will be able to attend: Claim my webinar seat

Or watch the live show on YouTube: Watch on YouTube

We look forward to seeing you there!

Team Tradier


TRADIER ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH JERUSALEM PORTFOLIO
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Sep 23, 2020 at 11:00:54 AM

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The Socially Responsible Investing Platform Will Enable Users to Invest in Israel on Tradier

 

Charlotte, NC, September 23, 2020:  Tradier, a leading online broker and provider of the widely used brokerage API company for advisors, developers, and individual investors, today announced a partnership with The Jerusalem Portfolio, an RVW wealth company, to launch their innovative self-service digital advise platform. The platform will enable retail investors to invest in and support the growth and prosperity of Israel.

Through the platform, retail investors can own or gift an Israel-focused investment portfolio containing fractional ownership interests in over 100 Israeli publicly traded companies through a professionally managed portfolio of ETFs. The Jerusalem Portfolio strives to become the leading innovative way for everyone to invest in and support the vibrant and dynamic economy of Israel. Investors can invest for themselves or give a gift for a special occasion such as a birth, bar or bat mitzvah, graduation, wedding, or any other Simcha or celebration.

"The Team at The Jerusalem Portfolio strives to not only generate value for the investors but also cater to the underlying demand globally to invest in Israel. We are excited that our partnership with Tradier who offers brokerage API’s combined with white-label based partnerships” said Jonathan Gerber, CEO and Founder of The Jerusalem Portfolio

The Jerusalem portfolio platform leads the way as the retail market for socially responsible investing continues to grow.  Investors recognize the value of creating a positive social impact and couple that with positive outcomes. This platform brings technology innovation and transparency while letting retail investors be an integral part of the vibrant economy of Israel.

"We are excited to partner with Jonathan Gerber and the innovative team at RVW who are enabling the market with a different set of choices and a great seamless investing platform," said Dan Raju, co-founder, and CEO of Tradier. "We are proud that companies like The Jerusalem Portfolio choose Tradier as a destination to transform our industry and offer innovative products that enable online investors”.

For more information, please contact sales@tradier.com or visit www.tradier.com.

About RVW Wealth

The Jerusalem Portfolio (TJP) is operated by RVW Wealth, LLC, a registered investment advisor, which researches and monitors available investment vehicles for equities of public companies located in and/or actively involved in Israel. Registration as an investment advisor does not imply any level of skill or training. Past performance is not indicative of likely future returns

About Tradier Brokerage Inc.

Tradier Brokerage, Inc.—a member of FINRA and SIPCis 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 empower third-party developers to build applications such as algorithmic and robotic trading systems.

Contacts:

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OptionsBrew Episode 6 with Special Guest Nora Thomas from ChartTraderPro
By - Dan Raju, Tradier CEO on Sep 21, 2020 at 9:16:24 AM

Introducing OptionsBrew (2)

We are excited to invite you to OptionsBrew's Episode 6 live audience.

When: Sep 23, 2020, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: OptionsBrew Episode 6 with Special Guest Nora Thomas from ChartTraderPro

For this episode, Lex will be chatting with Nora, a professional bond trader for 18 years. She started at Merrill Lynch in New York City then went on to start her firm. She traded to the age of 39 before retiring. For the next 10 years, Nora invested personally then decided to create her trading system, ChartTraderPro, a trigger system for entry and exit points.

Don't miss this action-packed episode as Lex and Nora will be discussing how ChartTraderPro can be used to enhance your trading experience during volatile markets.

Register in advance, only 100 guests will be able to attend: Reserve my seat

Or watch the live show on YouTube: Watch live on YouTube

We look forward to seeing you there!



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