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July 2018

Trading Technology


Sectorwatch

Trading software innovations continue to evolve not only for large institutional trading platforms but also for retail investors/traders. tastytrade Inc., an innovative financial media company and parent to financial subsidiaries, announced $20 million in new funding from TCV. It’s high-speed technology brokerage firm with low fees and capped commissions provides research-based content and trading technology to retail customers.

As retail focused trading technology start-ups continue to innovate, traditional institutional trading firms will likely acquire those capabilities through M&A.

Industry Trends:

  • Current revenue growth rate exceeds the average of the last 3 years, indicating that market momentum is increasing
  • Current gross profit margin is less than the average of the last 3 years gross profit margins, indicating customer pricing power
  • Current EBITDA margin is less than the average of the last 3 years EBITDA margins, which may signal further consolidation

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