|[November 13, 2012]
Fidelity® Releases Next Generation Brokerage Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and AndroidTM Smartphones with Industry-First Functionality
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Investments® today announced the release of new,
redesigned brokerage apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android (News - Alert)TM
smartphones, available for free from the App
Store and Google
Play, 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 smartphone1, and 41 percent more
active investors report they are using a mobile device to manage their
investments than did last year2. Also in the last year,
mobile trading via Fidelity's mobile apps increased 66 percent3.
"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."
Next Generation Functionality for iPhone (News - Alert), iPod touch and Android
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:
Customizable Home Screens: Nine customizable home screen
options give customers easy access to the information that's most
important to them. Select tile-based screens include a customer's
watch list in heat map view, U.S. Markets, World Markets and Market
Advanced Charting: From a quote screen, rotate to landscape
mode to access a fully interactive advanced chart. Customers can layer
technical indicators onto the chart (e.g. moving average, exponential
moving average) or compare the performance of two securities.
News & Video: An all new news experience, complete with
market update videos scheduled four timesdaily, and film-strip style
news articles containing relevant companies.
Alerts: A message center for streaming alerts4 where
customers can view and manage price triggers and receive trade
Cash Management: Banking enhancements, including access to
credit card details such as balances, payments and rewards, and a cash
management overview page that includes current balance, interest
earned, and ATM fee rebates.
Additionally, stock plan participants can now accept grants on
Fidelity's Next Generation app on iPhone.
New Visualization Tools For iPad
Fidelity also recently updated its Fidelity
Investments for iPad® app with new interactive
visualization tools. Research functionality via Trefis®
shows in a single snapshot what drives the value in a company's
business. With Trefis5, 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 broker6," said
For more information about Fidelity's mobile brokerage solutions, please
or for specific information on Fidelity's Next Generation brokerage apps
for iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones, visit www.fidelity.com/iphone
About Fidelity Investments
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 www.fidelity.com.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your
investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.
System availability and response times may be subject to mobile phone
network and market conditions.
Screenshots are for illustrative purposes only.
Fidelity Investments, Fidelity, and the Fidelity Pyramid design logo are
registered service marks of FMR LLC. Fidelity Mobile is a registered
service mark of FMR LLC.
The third party trademarks appearing herein are the property of their
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC
Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
© 2012 FMR LLC. All rights reserved.
1 As of Sept. 2012, 45% of all U.S. adults aged 18+ own a
smartphone, up from up from 35% in May 2011 (Pew (News - Alert) Research Center's "Pew
Internet & American Life Report", Sept. 11, 2012)
2 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).
3 Year over year Fidelity internal business data as of Sept.
4 Streaming alerts are available on iPhone and iPod touch
5 Trefis and Fidelity Investments are independent entities
and are not legally affiliated.
6 Best Overall Broker, SmartMoney 2012 Annual Broker
Survey, June 2012; Best of the Web Gold Award Winner: 2011 Best of the
Web Compuware (News - Alert) Web & Mobile Performance Awards, Feb. 2012; Best for
Long-Term Investing, Best for In-Person Service, Best for Novice
Investors, Barron's, Cut the Cord, March 12, 2012.
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