NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- StockTwits, the largest social platform for traders and investors, has announced it is launching redesigned web and mobile sites, and is adding a new feature called Discover that will curate important stock information and highlight the best of the over 1 million member community.
"We are the investing platform for social natives, and the Discover feature will serve the most relevant information to our users in the format they are accustomed to," said Ian Rosen of StockTwits. "The new features are in line with our 'social-first' strategy, which has earned us a loyal base of users who spend as much time on StockTwits as others do on Facebook."
Among the new features are curated lists that showcase stocks of possible interest to the user and investments that they might want to make, based on market themes, what top investors are doing, and market data. Users will have the option to make trades directly from the app from major brokerages with a few simple swipes, the company said.
Another new feature of Discover is Highlights - curated content from the site, including groups of messages on market trends and breaking news. More than 150,000 messages are exchanged between StockTwits users every day, and the new feature will highlight some of the most important insights that are shared.
Earnings is one of the busiest times on StockTwits, so they have added a calendar to keep investors up to date during earnings season. StockTwits also added a breaking news section, so users can keep up on events that move markets without having to navigate away from the site.
"This is a community of individual retail investors that has been underserved by traditional brokers, asset managers and financial media. StockTwits is changing that," said Ian Rosen of StockTwits. "We are combining valuable market data with social functionality, and these new features will allow users to collaborate and share information like never before."
StockTwits has more than 1.1 million registered users, and several times that number of total engaged visitors. Both its user base and monthly visitors have grown by 50% year over year. The company has no rivals, as no others offer a platform with social components designed to appeal to the social natives.
StockTwits was founded in 2008, and is the largest social platform for investors and traders. The company is also the host of events including the Stocktoberfest and StockTwits Future Forum Series. The StockTwits community consists of investors, traders, financial media, and entrepreneurs seeking to reimagine financial media and investing for the next generation.