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SogoTrade Inc
Privately held company
Industry Financial services
Founded South Carolina in 1986 (1986)
Headquarters New York, New York
Key people
Jonathan Yao (CEO), Dennis Maloney (President)
Products Online investing, Stock broker

SogoTrade is a brokerage firm based in New York, New York. The company provides services for individuals and institutions that are investing online. The company offers a platform for the purchase and sale of financial securities including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, mutual funds, and fixed income investments. It also provides margin lending, and cash management services.

SogoTrade is regulated and licensed in the US by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)[1] and insured by Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).


SogoTrade Midwest St. Louis Service Center

The firm was founded in March 1986 as Coastal Investments Associates, LTD in the State of South Carolina. The name was changed to Wang Investment Associates, Inc. in 1992. The firm operated as a traditional brokerage firm providing investment recommendations to its clients.

In 1999, William Yeh founded Genesis Securities.[citation needed]

In June 2006, Genesis Securities launched SogoTrade as an online stock brokerage firm. The Chinese version of the SogoTrade website launched in 2008.

In 2010, Wang Investment Associates, Inc. purchased the SogoTrade name and retail accounts from Genesis Securities.

In 2013, Jonathan Yao, former President of Scottrade Hong Kong LTD, led a group that acquired Wang Investment Associates, Inc. and purchased the SogoTrade online trading platforms.[2]

In January 2014, Mr. Yao was named the CEO of the company and changed the name of the corporation to SogoTrade, Inc.[citation needed]

Trading tools and software[edit]

SogoTrade offers 5 trading platforms:

  • SogoOnline – Simple All-In-One trading platform for stocks, ETFs and options.
  • SogoTrader – Customizable platform providing the tools and controls most traders need.
  • SogoOptions – Customizable Option Trading Platform with streaming quotes, analysis and risk management.
  • SogoMobile – Simple and intuitive browser based mobile stock and ETF trading platform allows traders to stay in touch with the markets when they are on the go.
  • SogoElite – Trading application platform designed for highly capitalized and active traders. It supports experienced traders with time and sales, advanced dynamic charting, and backtesting.


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