New Trading Platform Allows Novices to Join the ‘Smart Money’

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Global equity markets have been on a historic run, leading investors to question whether sophisticated trading tools are necessary when markets always seem to climb higher. But as we all know (and recent volatility has reminded us), business cycles are inevitable and what goes up must go down. To preserve and grow wealth, active trading is crucial to take advantage of all volatility in a market, whether it’s in bullish or bearish territory.

Retail investors and traders have bought into a “set it and forget” mentality. Passive investing and trading tools such as ETFs, new unsophisticated apps, and other managed portfolio services have given a false sense of security by removing what used to be an integral part of the trading ecosystem — expertise and understanding.

Compounding the alienation of retail investors from active trading has been the rise of ever-sophisticated quant-funds that have leveraged high-frequency trading and other automated methods of trading in ways that make finding profitability increasingly difficult for other traders. With trading “robots” and teams of analysts picking trades using sophisticated tools, the “smart money” takes advantage of retail investors’ lack of expertise and complacency and makes the best potential returns seem out of reach to them.

Putting power in the hands of all investors

Empowering retail investors and traders to compete in an ever more sophisticated marketplace is Ticker Tocker’s mission. The platform was designed to help novice, sophisticated and institutional traders find, test, learn, share and execute trades in stocks, futures and foreign exchange.

With Ticker Tocker, co-founders Stephen Kalayjian and Joseph Murphy are sparking a “disruptive shift” in the trading industry. The goal was to make the sophisticated tools being hoarded by smart money investors and traders available to people at all trading levels — from absolute beginners all the way to the most sophisticated traders.

Giving access to these tools is made possible through Ticker Tocker’s marketplace of trading content, which contains automated trading strategies, educational courses, social charting, trade ideas, newsletters and more from a wide network of trading leaders.

Ticker Tocker fills an important need: “…to put retail investors in equal position with trade information, education and research to the professional traders,” according to the American Business Awards, which honored Ticker Tocker with three prestigious Stevie Awards in May.

Following the ‘Leaders’

A big difference between Ticker Tocker and other learn-to-trade options is that those seen on TV, online or in newsletters typically don’t provide specific details about the buying and selling decisions made by trading experts. On Ticker Tocker, “Leaders” — expert verified traders — display their transactions as they occur in verified trades that are distributed to Ticker Tocker users in real time.

With Ticker Tocker, transparency in the disclosure of Leaders’ trades and ideas is paramount:

“I have a responsibility to my followers who trade along with me every day in my live room. I strive for consistency and mentor all traders no matter what their level of expertise,” co-founder Kalayjian says.

Ticker Tocker’s platform lets members follow Leaders, both by watching their trades in real time and also seeing how their previous trades have performed.

Ticker Tocker also allows you to seek input from expert Leaders in various ways. These experienced traders host interactive live rooms daily, and every Leader’s profile also gives access to exclusive broadcasts, educational courses, trade ideas and other subscription-only benefits.

Incidentally, you can use Ticker Tocker even if you already have a broker. The trading platform is affiliated with more than two dozen major technology and brokerage companies, including Tradestation and Interactive Brokers, with more coming on board every day.

Note, however, that Ticker Tocker does not collect broker fees. The only cost to users is a monthly subscription.

The company will release an app for both Apple and Android in the near future as well.

Ticker Tocker provides a new avenue for traders, regardless of their experience level, as suggested by the Stevie American Business Awards with honors it garnered last month for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year, Best Fintech Solution and Best New Financial Product and Service.

But you don’t have to take their word for it. Right now is a great time to try Ticker Tocker and see for yourself.

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You can try Ticker Tocker for free for 14 days. After the free trial is over, Money Talks News reader can save 50% with the code moneytalksnews50.

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