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Citibank Enhances Online Securities Trading Platform


A comprehensive suite of securities trading information and data helps customers make best investment decisions

Hong Kong – Citibank today announced the launch of the Enhanced Online Securities Trading Platform, a facility that allows customers access a comprehensive suite of trading information through Citibank’s online banking platform. Building on Citibank’s already sophisticated online securities trading system, the enhanced platform provides customers with real-time trading information for Hong Kong- and US-listed stocks, as well as an array of online charting and analysis tools to help them grasp investment opportunities.

Key services of the enhanced online securities trading platform include:

* Streaming Quote Service*
Customers can view specific stock information including real-time stock quotes, latest transaction records and broker queues with bid /ask prices, as well as general trading information such as buy / sell queue of specific brokers at user’s choice, market move alert, and so on. This service also provides a “streaming quote watch list”, which enables customers to pre-set a watch list of 20 stocks and view real-time information of these stocks through one interface.

* Alert Service*
Customers can receive instant alerts via SMS or email on a wide range of updates including HK and US stock prices, the highest / lowest price over 52 weeks, technical analysis and so on, allowing customers to stay in close touch with the stock market wherever they are.

* Block Trades Record
Customers can retrieve the trade records of recent high volume or high turnover trading on all HK-listed stocks.

* Stocks Finder
Customer can search for HK-listed stocks by using up to five selection criteria including industry, trading volume, P/E ratio, EPS (Earnings Per Share) and so on. This powerful search engine enables customers to pick their ideal stocks using a systematic approach.

* Reference Charts
With the enhanced charting tools, customers can plot their own chart with a wide range of chart types and technical indicators, such as candlestick chart and RSI, and at the same time draw lines on the charts for technical analysis.

* Comprehensive Market News
Customers can read online real-time local and international financial news including IPO information, company news, updated market news and so on, provided by Xinhua Finance.

Mr. Weber Lo, Chief Executive Officer and Country Business Manager, Citibank Global Consumer Group, said, “Security investment has long been one of the most common investment tools for Hong Kong investors. As investment sophistication levels increase, the need for instant and more comprehensive information also rises. Built upon our ”Client 1st“ service philosophy and product innovation capability, the enhanced trading platform will provide stock-traders with unprecedented convenience and power to seize every securities investment opportunity.”

Citibank is always at the forefront of innovation and was the first bank in Hong Kong to provide online banking services in 1998. In 2002, Citibank led the market again to offer online trading services for US stocks.


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