Activity in Charles Schwab's Online Trading
Community Swells During Volatile Quarter
July 29, 2010 02:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Charles Schwab today reported a surge of activity in its
online community for active traders during the tumultuous second quarter. A record number of messages were
posted to the community between April 2010 and June 2010 and overall activity jumped 35 percent from the
“Clearly, our active trader clients see value in having a place where they can swap information, ideas and trading
experiences with each other,” noted Kelli Keough, vice president of active trading. “Membership recently surpassed
ten thousand and many view the trading community as a safe harbor during stormy seas.”
Launched in July, 2008, the Schwab Trading Community is an online social network where Schwab clients can
participate in timely discussions on both short and long-term investing topics and gain access to Schwab and third
party trading experts via blogs, tutorials and live webinars.
Roughly ten thousand traders are currently active community members. Some of the most popular discussions in the
second quarter included:
l The outlook for the oil sector in light of the BP oil spill and challenges in the Gulf Region.
l The May “flash crash”.
l Auto sector woes following a series of Toyota recalls.
l Analysis of corporate earnings reports.
l Performance of and opportunities in foreign markets & currencies.
l Technical analysis & options commentary.
The Schwab Trading Community recently earned an “A” grade from Corporate Insight for its clean layout, popular
topics and helpful contributors. Corporate Insight is a leader in competitive intelligence in the financial services
industry and its e-Monitor analyzes and ranks the online customer experience at the major brokerage firms through
personal interaction with each website. Community members can also attach files, links and videos to messages and
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