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Schwab to Take Trader Education Virtual with Live Online Streaming of “Schwab Trader Day”

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Schwab to Take Trader Education Virtual with Live Online Streaming of “Schwab Trader Day”09:05 EDT Wednesday, October 17, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire) -- Charles Schwab is expanding its education program for active traders by providing live online access to the next Schwab Trader Day. For the first time, active traders will be able to participate in this in-person event by streaming live workshops on essential trading topics and visiting the virtual exhibit hall directly from their home computers. “To navigate today's markets, our active trader clients tell us they want to expand their knowledge of trading strategies and deepen their understanding of the trading tools that are available to them,” said Brian McDonald, Senior Vice President of Active Trader at Charles Schwab. “Schwab Trader Day is just one element of our robust education offering, and by bringing this event to a virtual online environment, we'll be able to offer valuable insights and information to more participants than ever before.” Schwab Trader Day will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012, in Santa Clara, California. Those interested in attending the free virtual event can visit www.schwab.com/traderday to sign up. The selection of workshops and demonstrations available online from the in-person event include: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. PT: “Strategic Trading with a Macro Perspective,” with Randy Frederick, Managing Director of Active Trading and Derivatives at the Schwab Center for Financial Research 12:45 – 2:00 p.m. PT: “A Structured Approach to Trading” 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. PT: “How to Use Technical Analysis to Find Relative Strength Plays in Any Market” Between workshops, online participants can download event materials from the Resource Library and visit the virtual Exhibit Hall to chat with Schwab reps. Online platform demos of Schwab's flagship active trading platform, StreetSmart Edge®, will also be available. McDonald noted that Schwab's educational events are continuing to increase in popularity among traders, with more than 3,000 active traders already registered for this virtual event. Schwab's virtual Trader Day event is the latest enhancement to the educational resources available to Schwab clients, all free of charge. In addition to periodic Trader Days that are hosted around the country each year to help educate active traders and improve their skills with a variety of educational workshops and exhibits, Schwab also offers live in-branch educational workshops, live online workshops and on-demand online webinars. The Schwab Learning Center provides clients with access to a broad range of educational content at various skill levels and delivery methods, all in an easy-to-navigate, central location where clients can find articles, prerecorded seminars, live events and online webcasts. Within the Learning Center, clients can access an Active Trader catalog that provides clients with educational resources on a range of trading topics tailored to traders. For more information, or to register online for the Schwab Trader Day, please visit www.schwab.com/traderday. For more information about Schwab's active trader education offering, visit www.schwabat.com/education. About Charles Schwab The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 8.7 million active brokerage accounts, 1.5 million corporate retirement plan participants, 844,000 banking accounts, and $1.89 trillion in client assets. The company was ranked 'Highest in Investor Satisfaction With Self-Directed Services' in the 2012 US Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction StudySM from J.D Power and Associates. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; compliance and trade monitoring solutions; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through its Advisor Services division. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides trust and custody services, banking and mortgage services and products. Investment products offered by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or obligations of Charles Schwab Bank, and are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal invested. More information is available at www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com. (1012-6810) Schwab does not recommend the use of technical analysis as a sole means of investment research. Charles SchwabErin Montgomery, 212-403-9271Erin.Montgomery@schwab.comorIntermarket CommunicationsNeil Shapiro, 212-754-5423nshapiro@intermarket.com