HONG KONG, Oct. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Futu Holdings Limited ("Futu" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: FUTU), a leading tech-driven online brokerage and wealth management platform, welcomes a milestone today as Futu will celebrate its 9th Anniversary.
Having rooted in Hong Kong, Futu delivers disruptive financial services and leverages technologies to drive innovation in the past 9 years. Now Futu is marching forward with its 15.5 million users around the globe. And Futubull is now a well-recognized tech-driven brokerage platform for all investors.
Celebrating the 9th anniversary of Futu, many Hong Kong users actively share their "Futu Stories", showing us how Futu connected with them in one way or another.
University lecturer Benson: Building investment system with Futu
Benson, a university lecturer whose field of research is economics and ESG (Environment, Society and Governance), is undoubtedly quite acquainted with the field of finance. Though starting investing as early as graduation, he confessed that he was never a shrewd investor: selling his stocks at small gains and not knowing when to stop loss in the face of market decline. What’s worse, the commissions charged by his broker then was quite high, adding up to an even bigger loss.
But as a quick learner, Benson soon applied his academic and financial expertise to investing and gradually formed his own investment philosophy. He also admitted that he was not good at short-term trading. Instead, he focuses on long-term investments. "In short-term trading, I am supposed to stop loss as soon as a speculation fails. But in long-term investing, even if I suffer a loss for a limited period of time, I am still confident that there will be a rebound."
As he started to build his own investment system, he encountered his investing pal, Futubull. In his view, Futubull’s interface is user-friendly, helping him to track market trends and conduct analyses easily. What’s more, features like News, Quotes, and Community on Futubull are useful tools for him, too. "Futubull offers a one-stop solution to all investors. It also provides financial analytics, which are very useful."
Benson said that he would like to travel around the world and develop his own business in the future. Becoming financially free is his ultimate pursuit, a goal that he will make continuous efforts to realize. "I’ve grown with Futu in the past several years, and I’m happy to see that both of us have made continued progress along the journey," said Benson finally.
Happy wife Kimberly: Futu witnessed every big moment of my life—falling in love, buying a house, getting married, and having a baby
Kimberly is a mother-to-be. Her investment journey with Futu has generated a great deal of success for her and her future baby. Futubull also serves as a catalyst for her love. Kimberly first knew Futu through her husband and then-boyfriend. Back then they were learning investment skills and managing their finances together on Futubull. As they were making progress in investing, so were they in their relationship. The couple discovered more common interests and values, which eventually prompted them to tie the knot. They are expecting their first baby this year.
"Futubull Community is similar to Facebook, providing a platform where you can update your daily routines, share feelings, and download pictures or videos. For beginners, it can be overwhelming to invest on your own. With the Community, you can express yourself anytime, anywhere. When the market looks gloomy, users would complain about it; when the market is up, users would complain again and regret that they didn’t buy enough! It’s a lot of fun. I enjoy looking through the posts after work."
In addition to her ever-growing investment knowledge, Futubull also nurtures Kimberly’s love life. Futu serves as a strong bond connecting her and her partner. With Futubull in the couple’s life, they share more things in common and often discuss with each other about the market trend. They grow with each other by sharing their investment experience. Every day, they would participate in interesting events on Futubull to gain task points, which can be later used to redeem adorable gifts at the Rewards Club.
Futubull witnessed their relationship warm up day by day. This year, they got married! We are pleased to find that their home is decorated with many Futubull mascots! What’s more, they are expecting a baby whose animal year is the year of the ox! "I am confident that Futu will become a leading asset management company, and look forward to Futu’s growth as my baby grows. Investing is a critical lesson in life, especially for children. If children understand how to invest at an early age, they will know how to spend money wisely when they grow up."
New mom Tina: investing a fixed amount monthly to plan for her baby
Tina just gave birth to a baby. "My baby’s zodiac is ox, making it a good pair with Futubull," she joked. She made her first foray into the stock market only a year ago, but successfully transformed herself from a green hand who followed the herd to a discreet and rational investor with her own investment logic. "For a start, I did what other immature investors had done: bought at the top and sold at the bottom, held only those hot stocks and dreamed about turning rich overnight. I didn’t think much or do any review, because all I wanted was to make quick money," said Tina.
Yet the market trend changed dramatically in February, 2021, when the performances of growth stocks and value stocks switched, causing her portfolio to lose value. In retrospect, she confessed that "it felt like falling from heaven to hell with my face down. The excruciating loss made me deeply reflect on my operations." Learning from that hard lesson, Tina made up her mind to study investment from the basics. Tina joined several training camps offered by Money Plus, which taught her knowledge about wealth distribution, money-making tactics on the capital market and asset allocation plans for female investors.
"Futubull has taught me a lot. It gives me an opportunity to learn from investment masters and helps me grow. It’s more than a stock-trading app. I can feel Futubull takes an effort to guide investors, telling them about proper investment attitude and providing comprehensive investment knowledge and science-based approaches for them. It’s dedicated to thriving with its clients," said Tina. Based on her knowledge base, Tina now is constructing her own financial pyramid, which comprises of stocks, funds, investment and consumption.
After giving birth, Tina turns into a stay-at-home mom. "I now do financial planning while taking care of my beloved ones because good financial management matters a lot to a thriving family. As I have a penchant for managing finances, I also set up a financial management plan for my baby." Tina contributes a fixed amount to 3 funds on Futubull for her baby every month, hoping to save him a fortune when he grows up.
Looking into the future, Futu will continue to accompany every Hong Kong client on their investment journey and stay true to its founding vision of "making investing easier and not alone".
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About Futu Holdings Limited
Futu Holdings Limited ("Futu") (Nasdaq: FUTU) is an advanced technology company transforming the investing experience by offering a fully digitized brokerage and wealth management platform. Futu provides investing services – including stock trading and clearing, margin financing, wealth management, market data and information, and interactive social features for Hong Kong, US and China Connect stocks – to individual investors through its proprietary one-stop digital platforms, Futubull and moomoo. Futu also provides Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) solutions and IPO distribution services through its enterprise service brand FUTU I&E, with a focus on providing employee stock ownership plans to corporate clients.
Futu aims to become an influential financial services platform globally, by building a complete financial technology ecosystem with the mission of "making investing easier and more collaborative." For more information about Futu Holdings, please visit the company’s official website www.futuholdings.com.
About Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited
Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited is a licensed company recognized by the Securities and Futures Commission. Futu has grown rapidly since its establishment in 2012, and ranked as the number one brokerage firm in Hong Kong by number of clients, and recorded being in the top three of retail brokerage transactions in Hong Kong. Futu Holdings Limited (FUTU) is a strategic investment company of Tencent, ever since FUTU listed on Nasdaq on 8th March 2019, and is committed to investing more resources in technology, human resources and networks. With its strong technological capabilities, FUTU is committed to becoming an influential financial services platform globally. For more information on Futu Securities, please visit our official website at https://futuhk.com.