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Gain greater control of your investments in volatile times with TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage's new online features
TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Though it may seem counter-intuitive, in a time of market volatility, self-directed investing is more popular than ever. And the market leader in its field, TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage, is pleased to announce today new enhancements to allow online trading clients to better monitor, evaluate, and make investment decisions. "Investors appear to be bullish on self-directed investing right now," said John See, President, TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage. "In these volatile and complex markets, they want to take greater control of their investments, streamline their decision-making, and have certainty about their portfolio's value and performance in real-time. Furthermore, the enhancements we announced today deliver timely solutions that respond to the needs of both long-term investors and active traders." Enhancements to WebBroker, the online investing and account management platform include: - Portfolio Manager, a comprehensive tool that allows clients to easily monitor their investments, or watchlists, through a powerful suite of analytical and performance tracking tools. - Option chains, that deliver real-time quotes for all available option contracts for a chosen symbol, including analytical values known as "the Greeks", used to help investors better measure the risk and return profile for various option contracts. - Stock screeners, that allow clients to scan the markets for investment opportunities, according to customizable fundamental and technical investment selection criteria or from pre-defined screens designed by industry experts. - Interactive charting tools, that let clients overlay technical studies, draw trend lines, append personal notes, and track important events such earnings releases, dividend announcements, and more. - Event alerts, that can be customized according to changes in security price and analyst recommendations, company news, market developments and more. Clients can also select their alert preferences to be notified via email or text message to their personal computer, wireless device or mobile phone. "Self-directed clients want a discount broker that can equip and empower them to make the most informed investment decisions possible," added See. "As the number one discount broker in Canada, we are confident our offering meets that need." More information on enhancements to WebBroker tools are available here: http://www.tdwaterhouse.ca/webbrokertools. In addition to offering amongst the most competitive commission rates in the industry, TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage provides self-directed investors with more investment research than any other discount brokerage in Canada, a choice of specialized trading platforms, and access to free educational seminars through the largest network of Investor Centres. Clients also have 24/7 access to dedicated Investment Representatives providing service in English, French, Cantonese, and Mandarin. For more information about TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage, or to open an account, please visit www.tdwaterhouse.ca/discountbrokerage, your local TD Waterhouse Investor Centre or any TD Canada Trust bank branch. TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage is a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. About TD Bank Financial Group The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves approximately 17 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Insurance; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking through TD Banknorth and TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank Financial Group also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 5.5 million online customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$563 billion in assets as of October 31, 2008. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.
For further information: Barbara Timmins, Corporate Communications for TD Wealth Management, (416) 307-6498
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