TD Ameritrade Launches VR Experience on Oculus Go

TD Ameritrade, a US investment advisory company, is teaming up with Oculus Go from Facebook to provide one of the first-of-its-kind immersive learning experience for investors.

“Visualization is a powerful tool because it makes abstract things seem more real,” said Sunayna Tuteja, head of strategic partnerships and emerging technologies at TD Ameritrade. “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.”

With TD Ameritrade’s experience on Oculus Go, investors get a real-life view of things normally inaccessible to the public – taking them inside the NYSE, the CBOE and Bitcoin mine – to give them an intimate look at the world of finance. If this isn’t a mainstream use of VR, I don’t know what is. –Matthew Brennesholtz