SOURCE: TradeKing

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April 20, 2010 09:00 ET

TradeKing's John Dominic to Participate in Panel Discussion on the Evolution of the Retail Options Marketplace During 2010 Options Industry Council Conference

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) -  Online broker TradeKing (www.tradeking.com) announced today that John Dominic, the firm's Vice President of Trading, will participate on a panel discussion entitled, "Adaptation: The Retail Marketplace," during the 2010 Options Industry Council (OIC) Conference, taking place April 29-May 1 in Phoenix, AZ. Joining Dominic on the panel, moderated by Kevin Murphy of Citigroup Global Markets, will be Chris Larkin of e*Trade, Randy Frederick of Charles Schwab and Pete Bottini of optionsXpress.

The group will discuss the ongoing growth of options trading and the impact the retail investor has had on that growth; ongoing changes in the market structure for options and how these changes impact retail traders; how brokerages are addressing options trading education for their customers; the impact of options exchanges on retail investors; and a look at what the future holds for options trading. For more information on the OIC Conference and the panel discussion, visit: http://www.optionseducation.org/conference/agenda/default.jsp.

What: OIC Conference Panel: "Adaptation: The Retail Marketplace"
When: Saturday, May 1, 2010; 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Where:
 
JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ
Grand Saguaro Salons, North-South

"The interest among retail investors in trading options has grown so quickly and so significantly in recent years, the industry as a whole is in many ways still racing to catch up," said Dominic. "New steps such as the Options Symbology Initiative, which makes options trading simpler and more transparent, as well as robust and accessible educational resources from firms like TradeKing may all help options trading become a more significant component of the average retail investor's trading strategy in the years to come."

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TradeKing (http://www.tradeking.com) is a nationally licensed online stock and option trading broker offering simple, low trading fees ($4.95 per trade plus $.65 per option contract) with no hidden costs or account minimums.(1) A pioneer in integrating new financial social media as part of its innovative online equities, options trading and fixed-income trading platform, TradeKing has received multiple five-star ratings from top industry sources and was given five stars in customer service by SmartMoney(2) Magazine, ahead of OptionsXpress, Scottrade, Fidelity and TD Ameritrade (June 2009 SmartMoney Broker Survey). 

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