Customers of US brokerage TD Ameritrade can now research and trade stocks and exchange traded funds through Twitter direct messages.
Powered by AI and backed by human support, the feature lets retail investors get on-demand market information, news and events, quotes and sector information, plus social sentiment powered by LikeFolio and more than 150 educational videos about investing.
Then, existing customers can log into their accounts and buy and sell directly through the platform in the same way that they already can on Facebook Messenger.
Sunayna Tuteja, director, emerging tech and innovation, TD Ameritrade, says: "Twitter is a platform that investors are already using to chat with us and get breaking news that can impact the markets, especially during busy times like these.
"Now, we’re taking their experience to a whole new level, further helping investors gather news, do their research, get real-time quotes, and take action — all without leaving the Twitter Direct Message platform."