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
- 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
More information on enhancements to WebBroker tools are available here:
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
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:
For further information: Barbara Timmins, Corporate Communications for
TD Wealth Management, (416) 307-6498