SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 - Charles Schwab is making it even easier for investors to sharpen their trading skills. As part of its continuing commitment to investor education, Schwab will host a virtual education event for active traders on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Workshops on essential trading topics such as navigating today's markets, stock selection and chart pattern recognition will be streamed live and free of charge, over the internet.
"With the stock market hovering around all-time highs, our active trader clients tell us they want a better understanding of the current trading landscape and are seeking new strategies for success," said Kelli Keough, Senior Vice President for Client Experience at Charles Schwab. "By offering this type of guidance in a virtual online environment, we are giving traders a chance to gain valuable market insight without having to leave the comfort of their home or office."
Schwab's latest virtual trader event will stream live from Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Anyone interested in joining this free virtual event can visit schwab.com/traderevent to register. The educational workshops include:
5:00 - 6:00 PM MDT: "Trading in Today's Markets with a Focus on Q1 2013," with Randy Frederick, Managing Director of Active Trading and Derivatives at the Schwab Center for Financial Research.
6:15 - 7:15 PM MDT: "Stock Selection for Traders."
7:30 - 8:30 PM MDT: "Chart Pattern Recognition in StreetSmart Edge®."
Between workshops, online participants can download event materials from the Resource Library and visit the virtual Exhibit Hall to chat with Schwab representatives.
Schwab's virtual trader events are the latest enhancement to the robust educational resources available to Schwab clients. Schwab also offers live in-branch educational workshops, live online workshops and on-demand online webinars. The Schwab Learning Center provides clients with access to a broad range of educational content for various skill levels-including articles and pre-recorded seminars, as well as live events and webcasts-all in a central location. The Learning Center also offers clients an Active Trader catalog, which provides educational resources on a range of trading topics.
Schwab provides active traders with cutting-edge trading platforms, free seminars and workshops, online education resources and 24-hour access to experienced trading specialists, with no minimum trade requirements. For more information, please visit schwab.com/AT or call 888-245-6864.
For more information about Schwab's active trader education offering, visit schwabat.com/education.
About Charles Schwab
The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 8.8 million active brokerage accounts, 1.6 million corporate retirement plan participants, 881,000 banking accounts, and $2.04 trillion in client assets as of February 28, 2013. The company was ranked "Highest in Investor Satisfaction With Self-Directed Services" in the 2012 US Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction StudySM from J.D Power and Associates. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; compliance and trade monitoring solutions; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through its Advisor Services division. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides trust and custody services, banking and lending services and products. Investment products offered by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or obligations of Charles Schwab Bank, and are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal invested. More information is available at schwab.com and aboutschwab.com. (0313-2496)