Online Brokers correlate to Trading

 

    • Nothing the owners of these stocks don’t already know, but SNL Financial puts together a neat chart showing the correlation of Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) alongside the stock prices of Schwab (SCHW -0.9%), E*Trade (ETFC -3%) and TD Ameritrade (AMTD -1.5%). Guess what? They correlate.
    • Somewhat tepid since the financial crisis, retail trading is making a comeback, but still has a ways to go until they return to pre-Lehman levels.
    • Citing lower yields on margin balances, KBW suggests re-engagement of active traders is behind the boosted activity rather than an influx of casual traders. Active traders tend to have higher account balances and pay lower rates.
    • One sign of optimism in the sector – boosted spending on advertising. E*Trade can now get a higher marginal return on investment and marketing dollars, said CEO Paul Idzik on the earnings call last week (transcript). At TD Ameritrade, advertising spending rose 21% Y/Y. CEO Fredric Tomczyk: “We think … now [is] the time to tap the gas pedal a little harder on advertising.”
     
     

    Monday, January 27, 2014 2:39 PM ET 
    Strong equity markets, tapering certainty lift online brokers

    By Rodger Nayak and Vipra Vora

    The surge in the equity markets and improving economy have provided a jolt to online brokers, which are benefiting from a rush of trading activity that has continued into the new year.

    SNL data show that for many of the online brokers, trading activity is reaching levels not seen in two years. This higher level of activity is carrying through to the companies’ earnings. Charles Schwab Corp.E*TRADE Financial Corp. and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. all beat analyst estimates for the final quarter of 2013.

    E*TRADE executives said on a recent earnings call that activity levels had risen 20% in early January compared to December 2013, while TD Ameritrade executives called early January the best start to a year in its history, according to call transcripts.

    Recognizing that clients seem keener on investing in the markets, companies are pressing their edge with millions of dollars in new advertising.

    “With less uncertainty in Washington and [the] improving macroeconomic environment and the beginning of Fed tapering, retail investors are making their way back to the market, leaving us with plenty to feel good about,” TD Ameritrade President and CEO Fredric Tomczyk said on a Jan. 21 call to discuss the company’s fiscal first-quarter earnings, according to a transcript.

     

    Retail trading activity has been largely tepid since the financial crisis. Clients of the online brokers have not traded stocks as frequently, which analysts attribute to low economic confidence and Washington brinksmanship.

    Companies began to strike a more optimistic tone early in 2012, when retail trading showed signs of life. The stocks rallied in 2013, spurred not only by better trading but also by higher interest rates, which have eased pressure on earnings.

    “I think the investor confidence has now returned as some of the political risk has subsided,” Compass Point analyst Michael Tarkan told SNL. “I don’t necessarily know what that means for 2014 trading levels, but it’s a good sign for the online brokers.”  

    In a Jan. 17 report on Charles Schwab’s earnings, Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Brad Hintz pointed to a 5% quarter-over-quarter increase in margin loans in the fourth quarter of 2013 as a sign of retail re-engagement. Furthermore, trading activity increased 8% from November 2013 to December, a typically slow month for the sector, further indicating that investors are re-engaging with the platforms.

    “Retail investors take on more margin debt when they are optimistic about the equity markets, and so we view this loan growth as evidence of the growing momentum of the retail rebound,” Hintz said.

    Online brokers reported higher daily average revenue trades in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013, sequentially and year over year. At E*TRADE and TD Ameritrade, their DARTs were the highest since the debate surrounding the debt ceiling in the third quarter of 2011, when activity levels spiked temporarily. Analysts attributed the higher activity levels at the end of 2013 and the start of 2014 to the performance of the equity markets in 2013 and the start of the Fed’s tapering. The S&P 500 rose about 30% in 2013.

    “When the market is going up, people will check their account balances a lot more often than when the market is going down, and I think that’s part of it,” Tarkan said. When clients monitor their accounts more often, they are more likely to trade and adjust their positions, boosting activity at the brokers, he said.

    Keefe Bruyette & Woods analyst Joel Jeffrey said the higher activity has significantly benefited the online brokers’ bottom lines but said that it is not yet clear that retail traders’ activity levels are higher.

    “It sounds like there is a slight improvement [among retail traders], but I think what we’ve seen to date from the trading numbers is there’s been more activity coming particularly from the more active traders,” Jeffrey told SNL.

     

    Jeffrey pointed to the lower yields on margin balances as a sign that the higher activity levels are occurring due to re-engagement among more active traders rather than investors who trade more casually. More active traders tend to have higher account balances and therefore pay lower rates on margin loans, he said.

    Average client margin balances at TD Ameritrade rose to $9.3 billion in its fiscal first quarter of 2014 ended Dec. 31, 2013, from $8.5 billion in the previous quarter, but the average annualized yield fell to 3.92% from 3.95%. At E*TRADE, margin receivables averaged $6.4 billion in the fourth quarter, up 8% sequentially, while the average yield slid to 3.67% from 3.75%. SNL data show accounts due from customers at Charles Schwab, E*TRADE and TD Ameritrade rose steadily in 2013.

    “As confidence builds in the equity markets, you’ll see more retail activity,” Jeffrey said. “They’ll tend to lag the markets a bit in terms of their activity, but typically the more active investors will be in there sooner than your retail investor.”

    Active traders have indicated more confidence in the environment, said Salomon Sredni, president and CEO of TradeStation Group Inc., which is geared mostly toward professional clients. Sredni said the Federal Reserve’s December 2013 decision to taper quantitative easing is a significant factor in bringing activity levels higher, but confidence in other areas has also improved.

    “So much of what people do or don’t do is really directly related to how they feel about the market and how they feel about the economy,” Sredni told SNL. “[Higher confidence] definitely had a positive impact, and I see that here.”

    A sign of optimism among online brokers in the environment could be seen in their spending on advertising, executives said. With the Winter Olympics approaching, companies view the event as a chance to gain exposure at a time when consumers feel better about investing the markets. E*TRADE CEO Paul Idzik said on its Jan. 23 earnings call that E*TRADE can now reach a higher marginal return on investment and marketing dollars.

    Advertising spending in its fiscal first quarter rose 21% year over year at TD Ameritrade, according to Hintz, and TD Ameritrade’s Tomczyk said the company believes it can grow its activity levels by boosting its brand.

    “We think … now [is] the time to tap the gas pedal a little harder on advertising,” Tomczyk said.

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TD Ameritrade , Please keep Command Center 2.0 and Streamer Suite !

[updated on 18 September 2013]
Out of the three online trading accounts I have had, TDAmeritrade is by far the best. TDAmeritade had the best trading platform as well as the best stock screeners. I used the website just about everyday that I was trading for my quotes, news, earnings reports and ratings. The TDAmeritrade site is easy to navigate and has a professional look to it. The execution of trades is the best in the industry and I always get the right price at the right time. When you are a trade you depend on the best and TDAmeritrade provides the best to its clients and offers all the right tools to make you into a successful trader or investor. One of the best trading platforms which I have ever used is TD Ameritrade’s Command Center 2.0 which has taken the place of Streamer Suite. Now it is said that Trade Architect and ThinkorSwim will 
supersede Command Center 2.0 ; After going through several brokers and their different softwares I’ve found Command Center 2.0 (and Streamer Suite) to be the only best one.

I have worked on Firstrade.com’s Streamer called X-Stream

and with OptionExpress.com  Streamer called Xtend

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But the best one is Command Center 2.0, which is a real-time streaming workspace that offers tools for basic account management and trading. The command center screen brings all of your important information together in one place. Furthermore, you can browse the web and do other tasks while monitoring your stocks. The service is easy to browse with well–labeled tabs across the top of each page and help is always just a click away. In Command Center 2.0 you can view all your Stocks listed in one screen (watchlist), and you have detached screens for level II, last sale, index,  order manager, option chain etc. This watch-list streamer which can list more than 20 equities or stocks with reasonable font size is not available in TD Ameritrade’s Trade Architect or ThinkorSwim platforms which are distracting and just flat complicated and even with my 21 inch monitors too small to see. The new programs (Trade Architech or ThinkorSwim) require me to sit there with a magnify glass as well and reading glasses to see. Readers who are fans of Command Center 2.0 or Streamer Suite, please send an email to them or contact them here ; I am in a process of setting up a petition for this cause. 

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TD Ameritrade , Please keep Command Center 2.0 and Streamer Suite ! TD Ameritrade Trade Architect Missing Features compared to Streamer or Command Center 2.0

I have been receiving numerous emails complaining about the missing features in TD Ameritrade’s Trade Architect which is suppose to be the replacement of Command Center 2.0 ; First of all let us start with the emails that I have received when I complained to TD Ameritrade about taking down Command Center 2.0

xxxxx [ name removed]
The platforms thinkorswim and Trade Architect are our new platforms, and they have replaced Command Center and Streamer, which are no longer available. The technology used to support Command Center and Streamer is no longer available, making the ability to support them impossible. Unfortunately, with the constantly changing technical age, these changes are required from time-to-time.
We know that adjusting and becoming familiar with a new platform comes with its frustrations and challenges. In efforts to help minimize those, we have assembled a team of experts on both these platforms. Almost all features available in Command Center are also available in these tools, but they may not be called the same thing. If you are interested, and want to help becoming familiar with them or just learning the tools and features that they have to offer, please call us at 800-669-3900 and we can arrange for someone to call you. We cannot accept those requests through an unsecured e-mail though, such as this one.
Sincerely,
xxxxxxxxx [name removed]
Client Services, TD Ameritrade
Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc.
——————————————-ANOTHER EMAIL——————————————————-
Good day.  The Command Center 2.0 and Streamer Suite platforms are being drawn down and will no longer be supported.  While we understand your frustration, we have worked to bring the functionality of those platforms onto our newer offerings.  You may be interested to know that we have associates available that specialize in the newer thinkorswim and Trade Architect platforms.  We can have one of these associates reach out to you directly to go over their features.  This is a complimentary service we are offering to all clients.  Simply let us know if you are interested.  Thank you for choosing TD Ameritrade.
xxxxxxxxx [name removed]
Client Services, TD Ameritrade
Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc.
Original Message Excluded:
——————————————-FROM MESSAGE CENTER—————————————————
Mr. xxxxx, Thank you for contacting us. We are in the process of removing Command Center 2.0 from our programs as we no longer support or provide updates for it. This can cause problems with it if updates are made to other programs on your computer. As you noted, we have a new customizable program used for real-time trading called Trade Architect. There have been a number of updates and changes to Trade Architect if you have not used it recently. Would you like me to have one of our specialists reach out to you to help you get this program running and functioning in the same way you use Command Center 2.0? xxxxx [name removed] Apex Client Services, TD Ameritrade Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc.
——————————————-FROM MESSAGE CENTER—————————————————
Dear xxxxx, Thank you for your e-mail. I’m glad to hear that you have a good experience with the Command Center. I can also understand your concern regarding changing platforms. Command Center is becoming increasing incompatible with newer software and operating systems. Our Trade Architect developers are working to make sure that it will do everything Command can do. It is just a matter of getting used to how it works. If you need help with the transition I can have someone give you a call to help you. Just respond with a phone number and a time that you will be available. Regards, xxxxx [name removed] Apex Client Services, TD Ameritrade Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc.

The response and customer service and support at TD Ameritrade is excellent. However, I like to bring to their attention the missing features in Trade Architect which were available at Command Center 2.0 and these are essential features which are required by every stock or options trader.

TD Ameritrade Command Center vs Trade Architect
TD Ameritrade Command Center vs Trade Architect

1) News Feeder
News Feeder is missing from Trade Architect , which was present at Command Center 2.0 ! News Feeder which is very important for any trader to keep track of the latest news which will move the markets, where as there is nothing like that in Trade Architect. The News Feeder keeps posting the latest news around the world and if you click on it, a page opens up with the details of the news.

News feeder missing in TD Ameritrade Architect
News feeder missing in TD Ameritrade Architect

Market Reaction to FOMC News on 18 Sept 2014 when DJIA and S&P hit all time high

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2) Level II quotes
Inside box and number of sharesbox is missing from Trade Architect. Also, there the bar is missing which indicates number of shares.

Trade Architect Level has features missing

TD Ameritrade Trade Architect Level II missing inside box
TD Ameritrade Trade Architect Level II missing inside box

3) Pattern Matcher and Trade Trend
There is no Pattern Matcher in Trade Architect although it is not essential tool, but would be good to have it. Trade Trend is an important tool especially in the earnings season where you want to monitor the news, trade trend, last sale and level II for a earnings miss, meet or beat. Below is an example of reaction to Oracle earnings during After Hours trading.

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4) Detachable Windows
In Command Center 2.0 you can detach the window and keep it one above the other, as the traders would like to keep an eye on all the possible data :

All the data in one place

All the data in one place

As you have seen, all the detached windows could be placed next to the Watch-List
1) Trade Ticket
2) Level II quotes
3) Last sale
4) News Feeder
5) Index

Such an option is not available in Trade Architect. Not only that but
1) You cannot resize the windows or boxes within the Trade Architect like how you can do with the Command center 2.0
2) You cannot remove any box or Window or resize it according to your own needs
3) Data is not accurate like Command Center 2.0
4) Pretty slow as Flash/HTML and keeps loading up and not as fast as when I click on any tabs compared to Command Center 2.0
5) Multiple Level II windows cannot be opened and there is no such option. What if I like to monitor Level II for 5 Stocks, how can I do that in Trade Architect while this was possible at Command Center 2.0

Trade Architect needs major work

Trade Architect needs major work

Explanation for the above marked Numbers
1) I don’t like to have the Window 1 and Window 2 , why can’t I remove it ?
2) How about if, I would like to re-size Window 1 and Window 2 , why can’t I do that ?
3) Resizing is very limited, if I like to minimize it, it is not possible
4) Volume Data is inaccurate, CAT volume was 1,035,850 which was truncated to 1M , why is that ? For low volume stocks like ULTA, ISRG , how can I keep track of unusual buys/sells if it is truncated as such ?
5) what if I like to keep the Order Entry open along with watch list and Level II quotes for the stock I would like to buy ? 

These are just few points and I would like to see TD Ameritrade take this into consideration and develop the missing features which were available in Command Center 2.0 ; and lastly, with so many complains regarding taking down Command Center 2.0 / Streamer Suite , I have solution for them:

Solution for TD Ameritrade : 

Leave the Command Center 2.0 as it is until Trade Architect gets all the functionality of Command Center 2.0 and layout becomes similar to Command Center 2.0 or Streamer Suite. This will solve all the issues. All those old accounts with TD Ameritrade,5 years or more, who are used to Command Center 2.0 should be able to use it until Trade Architect or ThinkorSwim gets all the tools and features of Command Center 2.0

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TD Ameritrade Trade Architect Missing Features compared to Streamer or Command Center 2.0

TD Ameritrade , Please keep Command Center 2.0 and Streamer Suite ! TD Ameritrade Trade Architect Missing Features compared to Streamer or Command Center 2.0

I have been receiving numerous emails complaining about the missing features in TD Ameritrade’s Trade Architect which is suppose to be the replacement of Command Center 2.0 ; First of all let us start with the emails that I have received when I complained to TD Ameritrade about taking down Command Center 2.0

xxxxx [ name removed]
The platforms thinkorswim and Trade Architect are our new platforms, and they have replaced Command Center and Streamer, which are no longer available. The technology used to support Command Center and Streamer is no longer available, making the ability to support them impossible. Unfortunately, with the constantly changing technical age, these changes are required from time-to-time.
We know that adjusting and becoming familiar with a new platform comes with its frustrations and challenges. In efforts to help minimize those, we have assembled a team of experts on both these platforms. Almost all features available in Command Center are also available in these tools, but they may not be called the same thing. If you are interested, and want to help becoming familiar with them or just learning the tools and features that they have to offer, please call us at 800-669-3900 and we can arrange for someone to call you. We cannot accept those requests through an unsecured e-mail though, such as this one.
Sincerely,
xxxxxxxxx [name removed]
Client Services, TD Ameritrade
Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc.
——————————————-ANOTHER EMAIL——————————————————-
Good day.  The Command Center 2.0 and Streamer Suite platforms are being drawn down and will no longer be supported.  While we understand your frustration, we have worked to bring the functionality of those platforms onto our newer offerings.  You may be interested to know that we have associates available that specialize in the newer thinkorswim and Trade Architect platforms.  We can have one of these associates reach out to you directly to go over their features.  This is a complimentary service we are offering to all clients.  Simply let us know if you are interested.  Thank you for choosing TD Ameritrade.
xxxxxxxxx [name removed]
Client Services, TD Ameritrade
Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc.
Original Message Excluded:
——————————————-FROM MESSAGE CENTER—————————————————
Mr. xxxxx, Thank you for contacting us. We are in the process of removing Command Center 2.0 from our programs as we no longer support or provide updates for it. This can cause problems with it if updates are made to other programs on your computer. As you noted, we have a new customizable program used for real-time trading called Trade Architect. There have been a number of updates and changes to Trade Architect if you have not used it recently. Would you like me to have one of our specialists reach out to you to help you get this program running and functioning in the same way you use Command Center 2.0? xxxxx [name removed] Apex Client Services, TD Ameritrade Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc.
——————————————-FROM MESSAGE CENTER—————————————————
Dear xxxxx, Thank you for your e-mail. I’m glad to hear that you have a good experience with the Command Center. I can also understand your concern regarding changing platforms. Command Center is becoming increasing incompatible with newer software and operating systems. Our Trade Architect developers are working to make sure that it will do everything Command can do. It is just a matter of getting used to how it works. If you need help with the transition I can have someone give you a call to help you. Just respond with a phone number and a time that you will be available. Regards, xxxxx [name removed] Apex Client Services, TD Ameritrade Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc.

The response and customer service and support at TD Ameritrade is excellent. However, I like to bring to their attention the missing features in Trade Architect which were available at Command Center 2.0 and these are essential features which are required by every stock or options trader.

TD Ameritrade Command Center vs Trade Architect
TD Ameritrade Command Center vs Trade Architect

1) News Feeder
News Feeder is missing from Trade Architect , which was present at Command Center 2.0 ! News Feeder which is very important for any trader to keep track of the latest news which will move the markets, where as there is nothing like that in Trade Architect. The News Feeder keeps posting the latest news around the world and if you click on it, a page opens up with the details of the news.

News feeder missing in TD Ameritrade Architect
News feeder missing in TD Ameritrade Architect

2) Level II quotes
Inside box and number of sharesbox is missing from Trade Architect. Also, there the bar is missing which indicates number of shares.

Trade Architect Level has features missing

TD Ameritrade Trade Architect Level II missing inside box
TD Ameritrade Trade Architect Level II missing inside box

3) Pattern Matcher
There is no Pattern Matcher in Trade Architect although it is not essential tool, but would be good to have it.

4) Detachable Windows
In Command Center 2.0 you can detach the window and keep it one above the other, as the traders would like to keep an eye on all the possible data :

All the data in one place
All the data in one place

As you have seen, all the detached windows could be placed next to the Watch-List
1) Trade Ticket
2) Level II quotes
3) Last sale
4) News Feeder
5) Index

Such an option is not available in Trade Architect. Not only that but
1) You cannot resize the windows or boxes within the Trade Architect like how you can do with the Command center 2.0
2) You cannot remove any box or Window or resize it according to your own needs
3) Data is not accurate like Command Center 2.0
4) Pretty slow as Flash/HTML and keeps loading up and not as fast as when I click on any tabs compared to Command Center 2.0
5) Multiple Level II windows cannot be opened and there is no such option. What if I like to monitor Level II for 5 Stocks, how can I do that in Trade Architect while this was possible at Command Center 2.0

Trade Architect needs major work
Trade Architect needs major work

Explanation for the above marked Numbers
1) I don’t like to have the Window 1 and Window 2 , why can’t I remove it ?
2) How about if, I would like to re-size Window 1 and Window 2 , why can’t I do that ?
3) Resizing is very limited, if I like to minimize it, it is not possible
4) Volume Data is inaccurate, CAT volume was 1,035,850 which was truncated to 1M , why is that ? For low volume stocks like ULTA, ISRG , how can I keep track of unusual buys/sells if it is truncated as such ?
5) what if I like to keep the Order Entry open along with watch list and Level II quotes for the stock I would like to buy ? 

These are just few points and I would like to see TD Ameritrade take this into consideration and develop the missing features which were available in Command Center 2.0 ; and lastly, with so many complains regarding taking down Command Center 2.0 / Streamer Suite , I have solution for them:

Solution for TD Ameritrade :

Leave the Command Center 2.0 as it is until Trade Architect gets all the functionality of Command Center 2.0 and layout becomes similar to Command Center 2.0 or Streamer Suite. This will solve all the issues. Please see this Post for more details [click here] https://tdameri.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/rescue-td-ameritrade/

TD Ameritrade Mobile Application 1.8.3.2 vs 2.1.0

Reading the reviews at Google Play ( Android store ) for TDAmeritrade Mobile Application latest version 2.1.0 vs 1.8.3.2 , many users have complained that the new version although has many features but is very slow (since it is HTML based) and lacks agility.

 The New Version 2.1.0 got only 2.5 / 5 and maximum users (185/385) have reviewed it as the worst application 

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2.5 / 5.0
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fazal khan avatar image
older app much better please bring the old app which is million times better… new app is really useless compared to the old app….TD Ameritrade I hope you will take our suggestions
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Horrible PLEASE bring back the old app. Reviewers favor it overwhelmingly. The new one is so slow as to be useless, quite unsuitable for trading as you miss moves waiting for it to respond. It’s inconvenient and hard to read besides. (Users: to save the old app use an app backup.)

Helene Eisenberg

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Crashes on startup Brings up error popup

San Miguel

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Older app better The old app was better at displaying positions and watch lists. The new app does not display fractional positions. You have go to the detail view to see exactly how many shares you have of a security. The old app listed the actual shares on list page.

Eric Leffel

 
The Old Version 1.8.3.2  got  4.0 / 5.0 and maximum users (1364/2601) have reviewed it as the best application (5 stars)
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The best version is 1.8.3.2 The old version which is 1.8.3.2 is better than the new version because 1) it loads up fast, no html stuff 2) streamer is easy and all the tabs are placed next to each other I would recommend the old version and request TD Ameritrade to bring it back. no need to develop it but please keep it for further downloads.
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Just okay Not the worst platform out there; certainly not if you’re limited to using Ameritrade. Some of the other brokerages are obviously putting more time and effort into upgrading their apps, but this one remains consistent and adequately designed.

Forme Maistresse

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By Far The BEST.. Not sure why anyone is complaining about this app, this is by far one of the best for Ameritrade.. In fact, it would be very disappointing to see it go and replaced by the new Inferior App that is now out.. If anything, add the new features to this one, but keep this one instead and get rid of the new one..

A Google User

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Don’t upgrade to trader app. I love the intuitive design of this, ever more after giving the newer trader app a try. This one is much better.

Pranab Bhowmick

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THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT BACK.EXCELLENT APPLICATION LOVE IT NOW I CAN SEE CANDLES STOCHASTICS ETC.

A Google User

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Do not upgrade Don’t upgrade! They are trying to kill this original app and forcing us to use their new one which SUCKs!!! It has ugly thin blue lines (one pixel) on blazing white background which you can’t see anything. Text on the screen squeezes the already small graph into a tiny stamp on ur phone. Why would u do that? I see everyone complaining about the new app for years and they won’t fix it. Now they have made this original icon grey and added forced “upgrade” feature. I am switching to etrade!!!

A Google User

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Nice Specially Penny Stock’s….lol

Donald Lister

My review
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mkhan August 11, 2013

The best version is 1.8.3.2 The old version which is 1.8.3.2 is better than the new version because 1) it loads up fast, no html stuff 2) streamer is easy and all the tabs are placed next to each other I would recommend the old version and request TD Ameritrade to bring it back. no need to develop it but please keep it for further downloads.
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Forme Maistresse June 7, 2013

Just okay Not the worst platform out there; certainly not if you’re limited to using Ameritrade. Some of the other brokerages are obviously putting more time and effort into upgrading their apps, but this one remains consistent and adequately designed.
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A Google User June 6, 2013

By Far The BEST.. Not sure why anyone is complaining about this app, this is by far one of the best for Ameritrade.. In fact, it would be very disappointing to see it go and replaced by the new Inferior App that is now out.. If anything, add the new features to this one, but keep this one instead and get rid of the new one..
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Pranab Bhowmick May 24, 2013

Don’t upgrade to trader app. I love the intuitive design of this, ever more after giving the newer trader app a try. This one is much better.
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A Google User June 27, 2013

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT BACK.EXCELLENT APPLICATION LOVE IT NOW I CAN SEE CANDLES STOCHASTICS ETC.
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A Google User May 26, 2013

Do not upgrade Don’t upgrade! They are trying to kill this original app and forcing us to use their new one which SUCKs!!! It has ugly thin blue lines (one pixel) on blazing white background which you can’t see anything. Text on the screen squeezes the already small graph into a tiny stamp on ur phone. Why would u do that? I see everyone complaining about the new app for years and they won’t fix it. Now they have made this original icon grey and added forced “upgrade” feature. I am switching to etrade!!!
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Donald Lister July 20, 2013

Nice Specially Penny Stock’s….lol
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A Google User August 2, 2013

Its obviously better than the new Isn’t new supposed to be better? Get your head straight before your team gets demoted
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Mark Mcguire June 13, 2013

Love this app…hate the new one Hate the new app
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Peter Pepe June 7, 2013

Good software Please stay with this one with little improvement!
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A Google User June 9, 2013

Better then the new app Better then the new app
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John Hanna May 28, 2013

Better than new crap Use this one!
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Wolfgang De Oliveira May 24, 2013

Horrible update Freezes, wrong price change info on lists, app crashes. Was working great until last update. I like this platform better than any of the others. What a shame!
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Helene Eisenberg May 25, 2013

Far superior to the new versions Make this available to us again, PLEASE! So many of us dislike the new app and have pleaded with you to let us have the option of installing this older app, yet our pleas are falling on deaf ears. Why you wish to irritate your account holders, I can’t imagine. This older app works perfectly, is intuitive and easy to use.
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Mohammad Mohtasham May 24, 2013

This is the perfect app for anyone who trades. They added a bug to … This is the perfect app for anyone who trades. They added a bug to it intentionally to force people use their official app. Please fix the exit bug and let people enjoy this app. Much better than sharebuilder and scottrade apps.
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Alan Rosenberg May 24, 2013

Do not update to the new app This old app is great, the new one sucks
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A Google User May 24, 2013

Update sucks!! Was working fine. I don’t like other app!!
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TD Ameritrade Mobile gives you the freedom you need to stay on top of your account wherever you are. It’s focused on the essentials and ideal for users of the tdameritrade.com web site. Use it for on-the-go access to equity and option trading, streaming quotes, real-time balances and positions, news and more.Features:
– Real-time streaming quotes
– Charts
– Level II quotes
– Option chains
– Market data
– Trade stocks and options
– Order status
– News
– Account information
– Balances and positions
– Transaction history
– Much more!What’s New

– iStockManager is now TD Ameritrade Mobile
– Use the new feedback link to share your thoughts – we’ll keep improving the app based on what you tell us!

Options involve risks and are not suitable for all investors.
Access to real-time market data is conditioned on acceptance of the exchange agreements. Professional access differs and subscription fees may apply.

Brokerage services provide exclusively by TD Ameritrade Inc., member FINRA/SIPC/NFA.

Recent changes:
An order notification issue is addressed
The feedback screen in landscape view has been updated
The SnapstockTM scanning interface is improved
Miscellaneous bug fixes were tackled

Content rating: Everyone

An order notification issue is addressed
The feedback screen in landscape view has been updated
The SnapstockTM scanning interface is improved
Miscellaneous bug fixes were tackled

TD Ameritrade Mobile gives you the freedom you need to stay on top of your account wherever you are. It’s focused on the essentials and ideal for users of the tdameritrade.com web site. Use it for on-the-go access to equity and option trading, streaming quotes, real-time balances and positions, news and more.

Features:
– Real-time streaming quotes
– Charts
– Level II quotes
– Option chains
– Market data
– Trade stocks and options
– Order status
– News
– Account information
– Balances and positions
– Transaction history
– Much more!

What’s New

– iStockManager is now TD Ameritrade Mobile
– Use the new feedback link to share your thoughts – we’ll keep improving the app based on what you tell us!

Options involve risks and are not suitable for all investors.
Access to real-time market data is conditioned on acceptance of the exchange agreements. Professional access differs and subscription fees may apply.

Brokerage services provide exclusively by TD Ameritrade Inc., member FINRA/SIPC/NFA.

TD Ameritrade Mobile was developed for Android by TD Ameritrade, Inc.

 Package name : com.istockmanager.android

 System permissions : 5 Click here to show/hide list

  • android.permission.INTERNET
  • android.permission.VIBRATE
  • android.permission.READ_LOGS
  • android.permission.CAMERA
  • android.permission.FLASHLIGHT

Since it is no longer available on GOOGLE APP STORE ( Google Play ) You may download it from:

1. AppBrainer 
http://www.appbrain.com/app/td-ameritrade-mobile-(old)/com.istockmanager.android

2. Download directly to your Android Phone or PC then move it to your Android Phone
http://mobile.brothersoft.com/td-ameritrade-mobile-download-64069.html  ( has link of iOS & Blackberry) 
http://mobile.brothersoft.com/td_ameritrade_mobile-download-64069-android.html
http://android.m.brothersoft.com/td_ameritrade_mobile-64069-downloading.html

If you are having problems with the downloaded files or with broken download link, please post in comment. Don’t forget to call TDAmeritrade or write to them to bring back the old version 1.8.3.2 or atleast return it back on GOOGLE PLAY FOR DOWNLOADS.