E*TRADE today announced the launch of its app for the Apple Watch, set for April 24, 2015. The app will deliver essential market data in an engaging and simple format to help investors and traders keep a watchful eye on the markets and their portfolios. Specific features include:
• Visual snapshots of market indices such as Dow, NASDAQ and S&P, as well as core metrics such as volume and performance.
• Easy-to-glance summary of accounts, portfolios and watch lists, including positions and daily gains or losses.
• Customizable notifications alerting users when relevant market, account or position-related actions happen, such as when a security hits a price target or when an order is filled.
• Handoff functionality delivering a seamless transition from watch to phone for more in-depth research and additional information.
“Our app offers investors and traders a new, intuitive way to track the markets and their portfolios wherever they are,” said Kunal Vaed, SVP of Digital Transformation and Active Traders at E*TRADE Financial. “It builds upon our leading iPhone app, re-envisioned for the Apple Watch, and makes the iPhone and Watch experience seamless.”
E*TRADE offers pioneering and hassle-free digital platforms backed by human guidance. Investors and traders use E*TRADE Mobile apps to manage their accounts on the go, place stock, option, ETF and mutual fund trades, as well as access real-time quotes, news, charts and educational content anywhere.
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Source: E*TRADE Financial Corporation
MacDailyNews Take: Merely one example of the useful deluge to come. No other so-called smartwatches can or will be able to compete with Apple Watch.