Voice Activated Trading: Pros and Cons

voice activated stock trading

The advancement of technology has made stock trading much, much easier. It’s hard to imagine now, but 40 years ago trading could be a real pain. At a minimum, you’d have to call up a broker to put in an order. Often, trades would take a day or more to execute. Now, you don’t even…

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ETNA at InvestOPS 2019

ETNA Trader InvestOPS

We are glad to announce that ETNA will be exhibiting at the upcoming InvestOPS 2019 conference and exhibition.  Meet us March 6-7, 2019 at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Palm Harbor, FL. Organized by Trade Tech, the largest gathering of buy side COOs and heads of investments, InvestOps will bring together the ‘who is who’…

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6 Smart Ways to use Paper Trading Platform

Paper Trading

Paper trading, or using stock trading simulation software, allows new investors to test the waters before jumping in. Paper trading software simulates stock trading under real world conditions, but real money isn’t required – in other words, its virtual trading platform. Many investors use paper trading software to educate themselves before they start live trading.Even…

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Digital Advice as a new reality for Online Broker-Dealers

ETNA Digital Advisor

Making the Digital Advisor a Profitable Part of Online Brokerage Business Digital, online, connected – these new aspects of broker-dealers all correspond to the way a growing part of the market wants to handle its investments and trading. In 2018, the Pew Research Center found that millennials had become the largest living generation in the US,…

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Season’s Greetings from all of us at ETNA

Merry Christmas!

What a year! Thank you for sharing 2018 with us. We wish you merry and jolly winter holidays and a prosperous new 2019!Our promise in 2019 is to keep on building and improving our software products to help financial services firms grow and scale. We are excited to power many emerging FinTech and WealthTech firms and make…

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The brief history of Trading Terminals

Ticker Tape for Stock Trading

While trading in general started thousands of years ago, trading terminals for financial markets are far more recent. Today, we take technology for granted with smart interfaces and machines to make trades automatically and show us insights into markets and trends. But a few generations ago, things looked differently. There were no terminals, unless you…

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What is a Trade Order Management System (OMS)?

Trade Order Management System

What is an OMS? What is a modern trade order management system software in the world of electronic trading? Let’s start by getting a general definition of what an Order Management System (OMS) is before exploring its history, functionality and what’s available in the modern marketplace. An Order Management System (OMS), is a computer software…

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Broker-Dealer Regulation in the U.S.: what to expect?

Broker-Dealer Regulation

Broker-dealer regulation in the U.S. is tight. And rightly so. After all, whether brokers work with stocks, currencies, bonds, or other financial instruments, broker-dealers often handle large amounts of money, including other people’s. Naturally, the U.S. government wants to keep bad actors out and maintain investor confidence. So, whether you plan to start your activity as…

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Why Fractional Shares are So Important For Retail Investing?

Online Investing

Fractional shares have proven to be an important innovation for the finance industry, namely online investing. When you think of a share, such as one stock of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), you likely think of a whole share. Each whole share, in turn, can be thought of as a slice of the company and its equity.…

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What is Direct Access Trading and How Technology Drove its Success?

HTML5 trading platform

When high speed and low cost of order execution are priorities for traders, direct access trading is often the answer. Through direct access trading (also called direct market access), assets like stocks and currencies can be traded via a direct connection to the market. There is no need to go through the traditional broker order…

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