It was only last night that we reported on how Mitsubishi subsidiary Kabu.com will be demonstrating a VR trading solution at CEATEC 2018 – an event we also mentioned this morning thanks to activities being done by Vuzix – now like the proverbial London bus, two have come along at once and there is another experience to report on.
This time though it involves Oculus Go and is somewhat more video-based.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has announced a partnership with Oculus Go at its Investor Education Conference in Las Vegas, that will bring to Go users an immersive learning experience for investing. Taking them inside places such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and Bitcoin to provide an “intimate look at the world of finance”. The TD Ameritrade experience can be found on the Oculus Video app via the main menu.
“Learning through an interactive experience is an exciting and immersive way that will help investors understand more complex issues and retain the knowledge learned for their own financial futures,” Adds TD Ameritrade’s Lee McAdoo, Managing Director of Investor Education. “By bringing our best-in-class educational content to new platforms like Oculus Go, we expand our ability to teach investors through platforms that can delight and educate them simultaneously.”
Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Emerging Technologies at TD Ameritrade adds: “Finance is often abstract, and we’re excited to take first step in using the power of VR, combined with our expertise and knowledge, to further demystify the often complex topic of investing. We’re on a journey to break down more barriers to entry when it comes to investing in the markets, and this is one more way we can do that.”
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