Scottrade, a leading branch-supported online investment firm, today announced the launch of Scottrade Mobile (m.scottrade.com), the firm's new, enhanced mobile trading site. Scottrade Mobile is different from many other mobile trading sites, because it offers the freedom to manage accounts and trade online from any Internet-enabled mobile device - with no application to download. It also offers more of the in-depth, real-time research, news and information traders need to make educated, informed trading decisions.
"Scottrade has always focused on making quality trading tools accessible and affordable, and our approach with Scottrade Mobile aligns with that philosophy," said Kevin Dodson, director of online financial services. "Our new mobile trading site is designed to make it as easy and seamless as possible for Scottrade customers to transition between their desktops and mobile devices without sacrificing the research tools they need for the convenience they want."
The site is free for Scottrade customers and makes it easy for investors to view account information, including balances, order status and positions, as well as to react to real-time market changes by enabling them to trade stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with market, limit, stop, stop limit and trailing stop orders. Users can also trade options with market, limit, stop and stop limit orders via the mobile trading site.
Scottrade Mobile users also can access up-to-the-minute market and account information through the site's extensive research tools from industry leaders like Briefing.com, Comtex, Dow Jones, Lipper, Reuters, Standard & Poor's, and Thomson Financial. This includes:
* Stock and ETF screeners
* Market research and news, including markets overview, statistics, news and commentary, analyst views and a brief market calendar
* Stock quotes and research, including news and commentary, charts, options, fundamentals, insider transactions, earnings and financials
* ETF quotes and research, including news and commentary, charts, options, performance, portfolio, expenses and Lipper rankings
* SmartTextTM, which summarizes complex charts and information into plain English that is easy to understand
"Scottrade has always focused on helping our customers make informed trading decisions," said Dodson. "Our new mobile trading site is just a part of our overall mobile strategy and another example of our consistent emphasis on education and our leadership in supporting individual invviduavidual investors who manage their own trading strategies. We're pleased to have achieved our goal of providing robust mobile trading tools that our customers can easily access, and now we're setting our sights on creating applications that will appeal to the users of specific phones."