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17 September, 2010 by James McBride

The Brave New World Of Trading

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Over the last few years the world has changed dramatically for traders. New places to trade, much cheaper prices, combined with a wide range of uniquely focused (some might say, exotic) product offerings have consistently expanded profit opportunities for traders of all experience levels.

And despite the upheaval caused to some in the industry over the past dozen or so years (in particular, the old-school brokers), these changes seem to have been extremely beneficial to the markets at large. No question, digital technology has helped make trading much simpler and more accessible for both individuals and larger entities alike.

As evidence, look to the array of Internet brokers that offer round-the-clock, browser-based order fills. An online smorgasbord of underlying instruments that, up until just a few years ago was only accessible to the most sophisticated managers, is now available to most traders. And real-time market-data providers now offer timely and consistent updates from around the globe. Add to this the fact that hundreds (possibly thousands) of developers and software publishers have sprung up in recent years to create programs that help traders crunch all of this data together in hopes of making huge profits. (more…)

19 February, 2010 by James McBride

Trading Site, StockTwits, Continues To Draw Attention

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After breaking away from Twitter awhile back, the investing site StockTwits is rolling out a number of new features that it hopes will draw in more traders. The site, still in beta and billed as a real time platform for stock traders to share information, has a desktop AIR application that includes video, news and charts.

Following the acquisition of Chart.ly last year, StockTwits acquired the small but influential financial news site Abnormal Returns in January of 2010. AR features curated news as well as original content about the financial markets and stocks. StockTwits is reportedly taking that platform and adding its real time news and information feed from the StockTwits network.

The company has raised $4.6 million over three rounds of funding and was originally built on top of the Twitter platform. In late 2009 they launched a desktop version of the product and moved to their own messaging platform. In addition to contributing trading strategies via blog posts and video, some of the things StockTwits users will be able to do on the new site are watching suggested user streams, perusing charts shared by other users, checking out specific filtered ticker pages and watching the 24-hour StockTwits TV stream.

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