Leading universities across the US gain new real-world investment experiences with access to enhanced trading capabilities and resources
Charlotte, North Carolina – November 3, 2015 -– Tradier Brokerage, Inc., the cloud-based financial services brokerage firm, today announced a collaboration with trading analysis platform, Equities Lab, to provide university students with real-world trading experiences. Universities currently leveraging Equities Lab in the classroom will now have the added opportunity to have students experience live trading directly from the platform via Tradier Brokerage, with the added incentive of having their investments being matched dollar for dollar up to 400 dollars.
This education initiative comes on the heels of Equities Labs’ formerly announced integration with the Tradier API earlier this summer to empower investors to seamlessly execute trades and combine additional portfolio monitoring capabilities with strategic insight. Committed to empowering up-and-coming talent with the tools, insights and resources necessary to become experienced real-world traders, the Tradier-Equities Lab education initiative will allow students using Equities Lab in the classroom to benefit from Tradier Brokerage with:
- Lower Barrier of Entry – If a student using Equities Lab opens a Tradier Brokerage account, they will benefit from a reduced minimum funding requirement down to $100 (from $1000).
- Matched Dollar to Dollar Investment – Students who opt to open a live trading account will benefit from having Tradier Brokerage match every dollar for dollar deposited, up to $400. Details of the program can be found here.
- Frictionless Trades – As part of Equities Labs’ integration with the Tradier Brokerage API, students learning with the Equities Lab platform in the classroom can seamlessly place a trade directly from the platform without having to switch screens and log-in to a new user interface.
“While we remain committed to serving as a proverbial launch pad for innovative fintech companies, we are equally committed to building and arming the pipeline of upcoming retail investors,” said Rio Slaven, Head of Marketing and Community at Tradier, Inc. “Our education initiative and extended collaboration with forward-thinking Equities Lab underscores our digital empowerment and innovation mission in financial services, and we look forward to seeing how today’s students become tomorrow’s capable and confident investors.”
“For cash-strapped students, 400 dollars will go a long way,” said Henry Crutcher, President of Equities Lab. “With our expanded collaboration with Tradier Brokerage, students will benefit from real-world trading resources and experience to become smarter, more experienced investors by graduation day. As fintech clubs are on the rise at many universities, we are excited to have this unique offering with Tradier to help give students using Equities Lab in the classroom an edge.”
“Equities Lab is an easy-to-use platform that helps us to conduct research into companies and trading strategies. My students enjoy using it for investing homework and assignments. Some have even kept it on after the class ends to use it to help them in their investing decisions,” said Dr. Sugata Ray, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. “With Tradier's match program, students can enjoy an immediate boost to their initial investment, while trying out their strategies with real money."
For more information about the program and participating universities see here.