Founded in 2019, TradeStation partner Aries is debuting on StartEngine, the same crowdfunding platform trusted by famed businesspeople and investors like Kevin O’Leary.
Aries is a research, analytics, and trading platform bridging the gap between Wall Street and thousands of retail traders in 130 countries.
“Their mission is to empower retail investors around the world by giving them the tools they need to become more sophisticated investors with broad investment capabilities across a variety of asset classes,” said Benzinga.
Through their intuitive mobile platform and web app, they give their clients the ability to learn about and trade commission-free stocks and options, as well as futures, index options, ETFs, IPOs, and crypto. Aries empowers their clients by providing unparalleled customer support, powerful research and analytics tools, and cutting-edge, customizable software at accessible prices.
In many of the countries in which they operate, they are the only low-fee option for trading in the U.S. stock market. With nearly 600% user growth last year, they are working towards the mission of becoming the global people’s brokerage.
Aries challenges traditional full-stack brokers, sporting the tools Main Street needs to compete with its better capitalized and informed peers on Wall Street.
Available in 130 countries, Aries differentiates itself by offering commission-free access to more investment types and asset classes like stocks, options, futures, ETFs, IPOs, and cryptocurrencies, as well as advanced tooling and software.
Before Aries, founder Reda Falih had a successful career in stock market trading and data, his foray into brokering came when he learned of the predatory fees Aries’ competitors were charging international customers.
Falih shares that forming partnerships directly with firms such as TradeStation, ClickIPO, and Apex Fintech Solutions enabled him to lower costs for Aries’ users, resulting in over 600% growth in the last year.
“We raised over $300,000 after five days of airing on StartEngine, people vote with their dollars, and they like Aries’ mission to level the playing field for the everyday investor” said Falih.
With the capital it raises on StartEngine, Aries aims to secure a broker-dealer license through FINRA/SIPC, as well as develop a comprehensive B2B/B2C brokerage API, strengthening its position as the go-to destination for retail investors seeking a robust trading experience.
“This is just the beginning, it’s been far too long since the average investor gets the short end of the stick. Clients can own a piece of Aries for one reason; we want the values at Aries to be 100% client-focused. Aries will be the people’s broker owned by the people,” added Falih.
Produced in association with Benzinga
Edited by Eunice Anyango Oyule and Judy J. Rotich