TradeKing and MB Trading are Merging

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Exciting news today! TradeKing and MB Trading have agreed to join forces. Together we’ll deliver even more value to independent investors and traders at every skill level.

Both our firms share similar priorities - especially excellent customer service and a relentless pursuit of value for our clients’ trading dollar. We anticipate keeping both trading platforms in tact while we work together to offer a more complete spectrum of products and services. And we’re committed to keeping you informed every step of the way.

TradeKing clients will gain access to MB Trading’s renowned, professional-grade trading platform, enabling you to trade stocks, options, bonds, forex and – for the first time at TradeKing – futures, too. This full-featured platform will give our advanced traders even greater precision and control over the complete lifecycle of every trade, across multiple investment products. That’s a huge win for our advanced TradeKing clients.

MB Trading clients will win from this merger, too. They’ll keep the active trading software they know and trust at the same or better per-trade pricing than before. In addition, they’ll gain access to TradeKing’s range of offerings, including managed portfolios, comprehensive trader education, our online community, and TradeKing’s options-centric platform and tools.

Our two firms fit together like two pieces of a puzzle, so it’s a natural evolution. This strategic move will enable TradeKing to address every independent investor’s need, from the newest beginner to the most savvy, seasoned trader. Most of all, this deal also affirms that what we’ve worked so hard to create has resonated throughout our industry. We founded TradeKing on beliefs that are now more widespread than ever in online brokerage. We believe extraordinary customer service is essential, not a frill. A comprehensive research and trading experience should come complete with thriving community and value-added free trader education – so you’re never trading alone but instead well-networked to your peers and to industry expertise, constantly advancing your skills. Finally, great pricing is, as always, core both to our mission and yours. We want to enable you to invest as much of your hard-earned dollars as possible, while driving an extraordinary value for your online brokerage needs. You deserve no less than our very best, and we’re pleased every day to bring that to you.

We expect the deal to close within the next 60 days or so, after which we’ll begin more work to bring our two companies together. In the meantime, we invite you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions or share feedback with TradeKing senior execs in this forum thread.

We look forward to welcoming the MB Trading clients and informing you of new developments particularly as they benefit you, the investor.

Be Good,Don MontanaroCEO, TradeKing

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