Fidelity® Releases Next Generation Brokerage Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and AndroidTM Smartphones with Industry-First Functionality
Fidelity Also Updates its App for iPad with New Interactive Research and Visualization Tools
<0> Fidelity InvestmentsDeb Pont, 401-292-5318orJoe Madden, 617-563-9598orCorporate Communications, 617-563-5800 </0>
today announced the release of new, redesigned brokerage apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones, available for free from the and , respectively. Both apps’ new features include industry-first customizable tile-based home screen options for key market data, top gainers and losers, personalized watch lists, accounts and more. Quotes can turn into interactive, advanced charts with technical indicators when rotated into landscape view, and customers can stay connected to breaking market and company news with film-strip style headlines and streaming market videos updated four times daily.
Fidelity’s mobile enhancements come at a time when nearly half (45 percent) of all adults own a smartphone, and 41 percent more active investors report they are using a mobile device to manage their investments than did last year. Also in the last year, mobile trading via Fidelity’s mobile apps increased 66 percent.
“Investors simply cannot be untied from the market when it’s on the move,” said Richard Blunck, executive vice president, digital distribution at Fidelity. “The demand for sophisticated mobile solutions is increasing and Fidelity is answering that challenge with our Next Generation mobile apps that give investors real-time analysis, research and trading tools in the palm of their hand.”
The Next Generation brokerage apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones feature the following new functionality, in addition to the apps’ leading trading and portfolio management tools:
Additionally, stock plan participants can now accept grants on Fidelity’s Next Generation app on iPhone.
Fidelity also recently updated its with new interactive visualization tools. Research functionality via shows in a single snapshot what drives the value in a company's business. With Trefis, customers can run their own scenarios to change business drivers and see the impact on a company’s value. And with Fidelity's Watch List Visualization (powered by Fidelity Labs), customers can see the historical performance of their watch lists using a time-based control. Watch List Visualization also allows for comparisons of selected securities with industry standard data points such as P/E ratio, 90-day average volume, market cap, and earnings per share (when applicable).
“We believe the introduction of these new mobile apps will strengthen our position as the highest-rated online broker,” said Blunck.
For more information about Fidelity’s mobile brokerage solutions, please visit , or for specific information on Fidelity’s Next Generation brokerage apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones, visit and .
Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $3.8 trillion, including managed assets of $1.7 trillion, as of September 30, 2012. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit .
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As of Sept. 2012, 45% of all U.S. adults aged 18+ own a smartphone, up from up from 35% in May 2011 ()
Fidelity Active Investor Poll: Do you use your mobile device to help manage your investments? (31% answered “Yes” on 9/27/2012 vs. 22% on 10/28/2011).
Year over year Fidelity internal business data as of Sept. 30, 2012.
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Best Overall Broker, 2012 Annual Broker Survey, June 2012; Best of the Web Gold Award Winner: 2011 Best of the Web Compuware Web & Mobile Performance Awards, Feb. 2012; Best for Long-Term Investing, Best for In-Person Service, Best for Novice Investors, , Cut the Cord, March 12, 2012.