NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its ongoing evolution, Stocktwits, the largest social network for investors and traders, today announced that it will offer its community members the ability to place unlimited, commission-free U.S. equity trades directly through its new mobile application, Trade App. The app will be offered by ST Invest LLC, a subsidiary of Stocktwits. ST Invest is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is a registered broker-dealer.
“With 150,000 messages sent every day on the platform, Stocktwits prides itself on understanding the retail investor and trader. For ten years we’ve had a front row seat to the roller coaster of emotions the active investor goes through, from the highs to the lows. We are successful when our members are successful and existing solutions are not getting the job done. We built Trade App to create a better experience for investors and traders of all levels. Self-directed doesn’t have to mean self-destructive, and we believe the key to success lies in not relying solely on yourself,” said Ian Rosen, CEO of Stocktwits.
Trade App will engage investors through social interaction and idea exchange. In addition to not charging commissions, Stocktwits will enable users to buy and sell fractions of shares, which allows younger and newer users to invest in popular stocks like Amazon or Google without breaking their wallets, or forcing them to trade only less expensive stocks.
Added Rosen: "As the largest community of active investors, Stocktwits is already a significant portion of the total active investor community in the U.S. Our long-term success and growth as a company will also be defined by the health of the larger active investing market. Commission-free trading was a major step forward in making active investing more accessible. At Stocktwits, we asked ourselves who in the brokerage space was both attracting and keeping new investors by capturing the daily excitement we see around trading. We saw no one. So, we built a brokerage that matches the excitement and pulse of the community we’ve built.”
Trade App is expected to launch to Stocktwits’ approximately two million members this summer on iOS and plans to roll out over time to community members and the general public.
Interested individuals can be the first to get notified when it launches at https://tradeapp.Stocktwits.com and existing community member will be first to access it.
Stocktwits, founded in 2008, is the largest social platform for investors and traders, and host of events including the Stocktoberfest and Stocktwits Future Forum Series. The Stocktwits community consists of investors, traders, financial media and entrepreneurs seeking to reimagine financial media and investing for the next generation.
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