Questrade asks Canadians: who wants to ring the bell at NASDAQ?
Brokerage launches contest to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience
TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Questrade today officially launched a new contest that offers one lucky winner the opportunity to join Questrade and ring the Opening Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City. This is the first time such an opportunity has been made available to the Canadian general public; it's a privilege typically reserved for industry execs and celebrities.
Jeff Beck, Chief Marketing Officer at Questrade said: "For traders, ringing the Opening Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite is the equivalent to dropping the puck at the Stanley Cup finals or throwing the opening pitch at the World Series. It's something you dream of, but never think will happen to you. Now, for one lucky trader, it will."
Earlier this year, Questrade became the first brokerage in Canada to offer its clients free live streaming of NASDAQ BasicSM data in its recently launched IQ suite of trading platforms. The IQ platforms provide an exceptional user experience, exclusive research tools, and a mobile app.
Brian Hyndman, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Global Data Products said: "Questrade was invited to ring the bell in recognition of our partnership -- providing free live NASDAQ Basic data to all clients on their IQ platforms. Questrade took it one step further by extending this opportunity to its clients and the general public. This truly demonstrates their philosophy of putting the customer first."
The Canadian public has several ways to enter the contest, including filling out a contest form on Questrade's Facebook page or on a contest website. Additional ballots are also available and weekly trading prizes will be awarded. The grand prize contest runs until December 15th. The winner will be selected on December 20th, and will appear onstage with Questrade at the NASDAQ Market Site in Times Square currently scheduled for January 14, 2013. The ceremony will be broadcast on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business news, NASDAQ.com, and on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower in Times Square. The RING THE BELL contest is sponsored by BNN (Business News Network), Online Trading Academy (Canada), and Kitco.
Canadian residents of legal age are eligible to enter the contest; full details are available at www.Questrade.com.
Questrade Inc. is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.
Questrade Inc., headquartered in Toronto, provides Canadians with high-speed, direct access trading in the U.S. and Canadian stock and options markets through its IQ trading platforms, as well as forex trading. Since 1999, the company has led the industry in delivering outstanding service, exclusive products and services, and competitive pricing. This commitment to innovation has appealed to independent investors, and for the past two years, the company has ranked as Canada's fastest growing online brokerage. In February, 2012, Questrade also earned the designation as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.
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