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TradeKing CEO Montanaro to Discuss Impact of Social Media on Trading at 86th STAC Annual Mid-Winter Meeting

Jan 10, 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—January 10, 2012 – Online broker TradeKing ( announced today its CEO Don Montanaro will be joining a panel discussion at the Security Traders Association of Chicago (STAC) annual meeting on January 19-20, 2012 at the Chicago Hilton. The panel will discuss the impact of social media on trading and investing, looking at how tools such as Twitter, Facebook and instant messaging (IM) are impacting trading. Mr. Montanaro will share his firm’s experience and key learnings as an early pioneer in the application of social media in online trading.

The Security Traders Association (STA) is the leading trade organization for individual professionals in the securities industry that works to improve the ethics, business standards and working environment for its members. The Chicago affiliate (STAC) is comprised of 600+ professional trade industry members who are engaged in the buying, selling and trading of securities.

For more information about the STAC’s Mid-Winter Meeting, visit:


WHAT:         “The Impact of Social Media on Trading and Investing” panel

                    Moderated by Tom Sosnoff of Tasty Trade at the 86th Annual STAC

                    Mid-Winter Meeting

WHEN:           Thursday, January 19, 3:45-4:30 PM Central

WHERE:        Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, Ill.


About TradeKing

TradeKing ( is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker offering simple, low cost online trading fees ($4.95 per trade plus $.65 per option contract, $8.95 per trade plus $.15 per options contract for nine or more contracts) with no hidden costs.1 A pioneer in integrating new financial social media as part of its innovative online equities, options trading and fixed-income trading platform, TradeKing has received multiple discount broker awards from top industry sources and was rated best in customer service by SmartMoney2 Magazine, ahead of OptionsXpress, Scottrade, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade. (June 2011 SmartMoney Broker Survey).  


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(2)          TradeKing was ranked #1 in Customer Service in the SmartMoney June 2011 Broker Survey based on the following categories: Mutual Funds & Investment Products, Banking Services, Trading Tools, Research, and Customer Service. SmartMoney is a registered trademark of SmartMoney, a joint publishing venture between Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Hearst Partnership. Supporting documentation for any claims, comparison, statistics, or other technical data, will be supplied upon request by calling 877-495-5464 or via email at  

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