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Ultimate Fintech Awards 2021: Time Is Running Out For Broker Nominations

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Ultimate Fintech Awards 2021: Time Is Running Out For Broker Nominations

For almost a decade, the Ultimate Fintech team has been connecting trading and fintech professionals. Founders and organisers of the renowned iFX EXPO, Ultimate Fintech understands the sector. Now through the Ultimate Fintech Awards customers, partners and traders will decide the best brokers of 2021 through a public voting system.

With only a week to go until nominations end, we’ve answered your top questions on the Ultimate Fintech Awards.

#1 What Dates Are The Awards Running?

The awards began in February and will run until June 2021 with various stages leading up to the announcement of the winners. However, the time is ticking for your nominations:

  • Nomination Round: Open until 20 April 2021 - During the Nominations period, companies can apply by filling out the Nomination Form. Each brand can apply in up to 5 award categories.
  • Voting Round: 27 April - 25 May 2021 - During the Voting Round, the industry will be asked to cast their vote in the Ultimate Fintech Awards. Subscribed and logged in users will be able to cast one vote only so make your vote count!
  • Shortlist & Winner Announcements: 1 & 10 June 2021 - The first announcement will be on June 1 2021. This will reveal all the shortlisted brands that have made it to the top of every award category. A final list of winners will be announced on the 10th of June, showing one winner in each category.

#2 Why Nominate Your Broker?

  • Instil Trust in Traders – Traders look for recognised brands before they invest their money. Winning a business award provides a credible third-party endorsement so show other traders with onsite awards badges, blogs and social media updates.
  • Improved Employee Morale - When a company receives a prestigious award, everyone on the team feels better. They appreciate being recognised for their hard work.
  • Snag More PR Opportunities – Reinvigorate your marketing with news of your award, team and success.
  • Get More Business - Winning an Ultimate Fintech award can help boost your company’s profile. This increased awareness could mean more traders, IBs and investors. It can also boost your company recruitment drive.

Nominate your broker for up to 5 award categories here.

#3 What Award Categories Are There?

There is a range of awards to be won in specific categories of Global Awards, Regional Awards and Country Awards. As the name suggests, global awards will determine the winners on a global scale, while regional and country awards will go into more specific categories.

The Ultimate Fintech Awards drill down into specific and outstanding talent - from rising stars to established giants. They also recognise key areas of expertise such as customer service or trading platforms.

#4 Where Are The Winners Published?

Winners will be announced on the Ultimate Fintech website as well as entered in The Ultimate Fintech Leaders 2021 List. The Ultimate Fintech Leaders List is the industry index of the most pioneering companies, showcasing both the shortlisted and winning companies in each category, set to serve traders worldwide. Additionally, winners will be announced through the official Ultimate Fintech channels and newsletters, letting the entire B2B and B2C online trading industry know who took home the winning titles.

Awards are a great way to showcase your brand, platform, services and customer support but time is running out.  Nominations are only open until April 20 so head over to the Ultimate Fintech website to nominate your broker!

 


OctaFX Introduces New Currency Pairs and a New Commodity: ZAR Pairs and XNGUSD

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Starting 12 April, the South African rand (ZAR) and U.S. Natural Gas (XNG) join OctaFX’s asset pool—they come with four tradable currency pairs and one commodity/currency pair.

The global Forex broker OctaFX has recently added the South African rand (ZAR) and U.S. Natural Gas (XNG) to its asset pool.

According to the Big Mac Index of the prestigious weekly newspaper The Economist, the South African rand is still one of the most underappreciated currencies worldwide, which makes it one of the rather fascinating and captivating currencies to pair with for trading.

Because of this unique appeal, the currency undergoes periods of high volatility, making pairs like USDZAR a go-to high risk/high-reward kind of play.

At OctaFX, the South African rand comes in the following currency pairs:

  • USDZAR (U.S. dollar/South African rand)
  • ZARJPY (South African rand/Japanese yen)
  • EURZAR (euro/South African rand)
  • GBPZAR (Great Britain pound/South African rand)

Lastly, OctaFX also introduced the currency pair with the commodity U.S. Natural Gas quoted in U.S. dollars (XNGUSD), expanding the trading opportunities even more.

All these new symbols listed above are available both on MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5.

According to OctaFX’s latest update, the maximum leverage for USDZAR, EURZAR, and GBPZAR is 1:500, whereas, for ZARJPY and XNGUSD, it is 1:100.

Traders will want to keep a close look at the economic calendar, as far-reaching news can potentially impact these currency pairs. Anticipating when these catalysts could occur gives the Forex market participant a distinct idea of which order to open with these new and exciting pairs.

OctaFX is a global Forex broker that provides online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to over 6.6 million trading accounts worldwide. OctaFX has won more than 40 awards since its foundation, including the ‘Best ECN Broker 2020’ award from World Finance and more recently the 2021 ‘Best Forex Broker Asia’ award and the 2020 ‘Most Transparent Broker’ award from Global Banking & Finance Review and Forex Awards, respectively. The company is well-known for its social and charity activity and its promotions.

Starting 12 April, the South African rand (ZAR) and U.S. Natural Gas (XNG) join OctaFX’s asset pool—they come with four tradable currency pairs and one commodity/currency pair.

The global Forex broker OctaFX has recently added the South African rand (ZAR) and U.S. Natural Gas (XNG) to its asset pool.

According to the Big Mac Index of the prestigious weekly newspaper The Economist, the South African rand is still one of the most underappreciated currencies worldwide, which makes it one of the rather fascinating and captivating currencies to pair with for trading.

Because of this unique appeal, the currency undergoes periods of high volatility, making pairs like USDZAR a go-to high risk/high-reward kind of play.

At OctaFX, the South African rand comes in the following currency pairs:

  • USDZAR (U.S. dollar/South African rand)
  • ZARJPY (South African rand/Japanese yen)
  • EURZAR (euro/South African rand)
  • GBPZAR (Great Britain pound/South African rand)

Lastly, OctaFX also introduced the currency pair with the commodity U.S. Natural Gas quoted in U.S. dollars (XNGUSD), expanding the trading opportunities even more.

All these new symbols listed above are available both on MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5.

According to OctaFX’s latest update, the maximum leverage for USDZAR, EURZAR, and GBPZAR is 1:500, whereas, for ZARJPY and XNGUSD, it is 1:100.

Traders will want to keep a close look at the economic calendar, as far-reaching news can potentially impact these currency pairs. Anticipating when these catalysts could occur gives the Forex market participant a distinct idea of which order to open with these new and exciting pairs.

OctaFX is a global Forex broker that provides online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to over 6.6 million trading accounts worldwide. OctaFX has won more than 40 awards since its foundation, including the ‘Best ECN Broker 2020’ award from World Finance and more recently the 2021 ‘Best Forex Broker Asia’ award and the 2020 ‘Most Transparent Broker’ award from Global Banking & Finance Review and Forex Awards, respectively. The company is well-known for its social and charity activity and its promotions.


PayRetailers and CONMEBOL Sudamericana – Growing Strong Brands

PayRetailers

 

Whether it’s a football organization, a sports shoe, a fizzy drink or a payment service provider, developing and nurturing a brand is key to long-term recognition and success. That is not as easy as it might sound. The business model and product have to be on-point for their target market, and they need to adapt to changing environments and customer demands. All this while retaining their core brand and value propositions. It’s a tight balancing act that requires experience, expertise and a stellar team.

 

Barcelona-based payment service provider (PSP), PayRetailers, recently partnered up as an official sponsor of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Both brands are excellent examples of how, with commitment, a brand can develop, grow and remain relevant through time.

CONMEBOL Sudamericana – A Century Later, Still Going Strong

As the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL has an impressive 100+ year history. CONMEBOL has grown to become the most prestigious and largest football association in South America. To do that, it had to have a strong brand, let by dedicated people.

 

While a strong brand evolved over its 100-year history, since 2016, CONMEBOL has undergone a series of structural reforms to modernise its governance and operations, increase the global competitiveness of its exclusive tournaments and strengthen its promotion of football development by increasing revenues and investment.

 

As part of that strategy, in the last two years, CONMEBOL club competitions have been greatly improved through a new format design and the adoption of standards, designed to increase the quality of the tournaments from competitive, sporting and commercial points of view.

 

Within these structural reforms, a new logo and a new corporate image were presented. The aim of the rebrand was to appeal to millennials and invite them to be part of the organization. The brand’s new motto “Cree en grande”, Spanish for “Believe Big”, put the power of CONMEBOL into a few, short, succinct words.

 

People of South America live and breathe football. It’s an emotional connection. The new logo with a shield and a fingerprint-stylized map of South America symbolizes the resilience, competitive spirit and uniqueness of the fans and their teams.

 

Following the rebrand, and with a strong push into international broadcasting, online marketing and social media networking, the organization succeeded in growing a younger fan base.

 

Renato Cassinelli, Director of Communications & Public Relations at PayRetailers, says about the CONMEBOL brand: “The media impact generated by CONMEBOL is worldwide, but it’s not just about the immediate economic return, but also about adding value to the brand and imbuing it with attributes to take it into the future.”

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Renato Cassinelli, Director of Communications & Public Relations at PayRetailers

PayRetailers – A Trusted Brand in the Payments Space

 

The same year CONMEBOL was rebranding, PayRetailers launched into the payment’s arena. Specializing in payment solutions for merchants and consumers in the South American markets, the PSP quickly set up offices in Mexico and Brazil. A few short years later it expanded and is now operating in 12 countries in the continent.

 

PayRetailers has become recognized as a trusted brand for businesses looking to enter the emerging countries in LATAM. As with CONMEBOL, PayRetailers has a perfect product-market fit with its next generation of payment solutions for the region. This is evidenced by its impressive 500% year-on-year revenue growth since the company inception.

 

Cassinelli outlines the company’s perspective: “The growth of PayRetailers in recent years has been phenomenal and we have taken advantage of strategic opportunities as they have arisen along the way. One is the official sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana, one of the most prestigious sports institutions in the world. The partnership is the next step to positioning ourselves as a global brand and communicating our identity on the international stage. The visibility and exposure gained through this sponsorship will be enhanced by various communication actions planned for this new collaboration”.

 

If you are interested in growing your business in Latin America, visit us at payretailers.com. PayRetailers offers a wide range of payment service solutions for merchants that need efficient, single integration solutions to reach consumers in Latin America.


eToro appoints Dr. Hedva Ber, Israel’s former Banking Supervisor, as Deputy CEO and Global COO

ParagonEX Dynamic

 

April 6 2021 - Global multi-asset investment platform eToro, today announces the appointment of Dr. Hedva Ber as Deputy CEO and Global Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Dr. Ber will lead eToro's operational infrastructure, corporate governance, compliance and regulatory affairs, legal, risk management and social responsibility.

Dr. Ber has more than 25 years of experience across the banking and finance industry. Between 2015 and 2020 Dr. Ber served as Israel’s Supervisor of Banks where she actively promoted digital transformation and the implementation of innovation and technological changes in the banking and payment sectors. Prior to that she held several senior roles at Bank Leumi, the last being Chief Risk Officer.

From 2005 to 2008 Dr. Ber represented the State of Israel on the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She received her PhD in Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Dr. Ber is considered to be one of Israel’s leading and influential economists who has driven significant changes in the banking sector.

Yoni Assia, eToro Co-Founder and CEO said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Ber as eToro’s Deputy CEO and Global COO. Dr. Ber joined us as a consultant earlier this year and I’m thrilled that she has become a permanent, full time member of eToro’s senior leadership team. Dr. Ber brings with her invaluable experience across regulation, corporate governance and risk management. eToro has always placed a strong focus on providing the very best experience to our clients while rigorously adhering to global regulations and applying the highest standards of operational excellence. Under Hedva’s leadership, eToro will remain at the forefront of best practice as we scale the business.”

Dr. Hedva Ber, eToro Deputy CEO and Global COO said: "As someone from the traditional banking industry, I chose to join eToro, an innovative leader in global fintech and a business at the forefront of the new world of investing, out of a belief in the company’s vision and management. I look forward to working with it’s employees and management, ensuring that eToro continues to operate at the highest level of regulatory standards. I look forward to overseeing the ongoing investment in the company's operational capabilities to support its rapid growth and create value for its customers and investors."

About eToro

eToro is a multi-asset investment platform that empowers people to grow their knowledge and wealth as part of a global community of successful investors. eToro was founded in 2007 with the vision of opening up the global markets so that everyone can trade and invest in a simple and transparent way. Today, eToro is a global community of more than 20 million registered users who share their investment strategies; and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful. Due to the simplicity of the platform users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want.

Disclaimer:

eToro is regulated in Europe by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in Australia.

This communication is for information and education purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice, a personal recommendation, or an offer of, or solicitation to buy or sell, any financial instruments. This material has been prepared without taking into account any particular recipient’s investment objectives or financial situation, and has not been prepared in accordance with the legal and regulatory requirements to promote independent research. Any references to past or future performance of a financial instrument, index or a packaged investment product are not, and should not be taken as, a reliable indicator of future results. eToro makes no representation and assumes no liability as to the accuracy or completeness of the content of this publication.


ParagonEX Dynamic: A Year Like No Other

ParagonEX Dynamic

 

ParagonEX Dynamic: A Year Like No Other

 

It was March 2020 when the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic. What followed was a year of uncertainty, unpredictability and change. But the year also brought with it evolution. We all tried new ways to function, whether at work or at home. Every sector of the global economy had to scramble to adapt and fintech was no different.

 

Born of the last financial crisis in 2008, fintech providers were among the fastest to respond to peoples need for digital solutions to everyday problems. The leading provider of comprehensive B2B trading software solutions, ParagonEX Dynamic, was at the forefront of the fintech response to the pandemic.

 

Known for its end-to-end advanced technology solutions for businesses, the company stood up to the challenge of empowering fintech service providers to offer cutting-edge solutions to cater to their clients’ needs.

 

Amnon Goldrat, CEO of ParagonEX Dynamic, stated: “When the pandemic struck,

everybody working in the Fintech sector needed to evaluate the situation and try to make the best of it. At ParagonEX Dynamic, we’ve always taken pride in innovation and that is exactly what we were able to offer to businesses so they could quickly adapt their offerings.”  

 

ParagonEX Dynamic already had an international team, so remote work was nothing new for the company. The work-from-home situation was easily and quickly adapted to the work process. It was not difficult for the fintech solutions provider to direct its focus to develop new strategies, improving its services and products, and gaining new business partners.

 

Here’s what happened with ParagonEX Dynamic during the “stay-at-home” year.

 

  1. Concentrating on perfecting its products and services

 

The team had one priority in mind. That was to further improve their best-selling products and services, every tool, every feature. This is how their flagship trading platforms Newbie Trader and SimpleX, and their more advanced platforms designed for skilled traders, became even more competitive than before.

 

  1. Launching a new retention tool

 

The company worked at full throttle and managed to reach another milestone. They expanded their portfolio by adding yet another state–of–the–art trading tool. Robot Trading is a retention tool for smart automated trades, featured in ParagonEX Dynamic’s trading platforms.

 

  1. Participating in virtual fintech events

 

The hard work done by the ParagonEX Dynamic team had to be showcased so that clients could benefit from the company’s premium products and services. To do so, the fintech provider participated in two worldwide financial exhibitions – FM Virtual Summit and Virtual Vision Finance. At each fintech expo, the company achieved great success and garnered new business partners and clients.

 

  1. A highly anticipated webinar that broke attendance records

 

ParaganEX Dynamic held a long-awaited free webinar on “How the new economic crisis can affect fintech positively.” The company’s experts discussed how to leverage the situation and start a business, choosing between a licensed and white label trading platform, and why fintech businesses need a turnkey solution from a reputable provider, like ParagonEX Dynamic. Many attended the event and left extremely positive feedback on their experience.

 

  1. New deals, new clients, new partners

 

2020 was a year of ebb and flow for the business. On the one hand, some of ParagonEX Dynamic’s clients had to shut shop, while on the other, new clients looking to start their venture took advantage of the provider’s turnkey fintech solutions. ParagonEX Dynamic recently expanded its leadership position and global footprint by entering the Asian market with its new South Korean partners.

 

“It was a rough ride, but we buckled up and stayed focused and committed,” said Amnon Goldrat. “We pride ourselves on being farsighted and we know that even though this storm might be near its end, this is just the beginning of a change that will continue at an ever-accelerating rate.”

 

ParagonEX Dynamic has a clear vision for its roadmap in the years to come. The company has always relied on and built upon its foundation, its core values – innovation, simplicity, quality. This is what drives the team towards excellence, providing nothing but the best that the company is capable of.

 

The experts follow financial, social, technological and environmental trends, so they can integrate the latest into the company’s fintech solutions. The trading platform provider is well prepared to not just stay in the market for the long haul but to retain its leadership position.

 

The pandemic has highlighted the need for rapid adaptability and responsiveness. Companies that did not move with agility to adopt digitization and innovation were left behind.

 

Digital finance, green fintech innovations, one-click solutions. These are just a few aspects that companies started offering as part of their financial products, perfecting their solutions with each passing day. The industry has already changed the way financial services interact with consumers drastically. But the evolution is likely to continue.

 

ParagonEX Dynamic is a leading provider of fintech platforms, with a wide range of end-to-end trading solution for business owners. As a reliable software partner, ParagonEX Dynamic’s mission is to ensure a seamless user experience with countless opportunities to increase client profitability.

 

For more information, visit the ParagonEX Dynamic website or send your inquiries to [email protected]

 


Fintech World Counts Down To iFX EXPO Dubai

ParagonEX Dynamic

 

Fintech World Counts Down To iFX EXPO Dubai

With just over a month to go, the fintech world is counting down to the long awaited iFX EXPO in Dubai. The eagerly anticipated iFX EXPO will take place at the exclusive 5-star Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai from 19-20 May 2021 and will connect high-level executives in financial services and fintech. This will be a LIVE event giving attendees the chance to get back to face-to-face networking in a well-organised and COVID-secure environment.

With flights and hotels to book, booths to design, and pre-event networking to complete, we’re counting down to the iFX EXPO Dubai.

#1 Register For The Event

If you haven’t yet registered for the iFX EXPO in Dubai, you should do so immediately here. With added covid-19 measures in place, we must limit the number of attendees to allow for safe spacing and movement. The iFX EXPO in Dubai will follow all the health and safety guidelines set out by the local authorities allowing you to network with confidence. You can read more about our safety measures here.

#2 Check Restrictions

The great news is that brokers and visitors from Cyprus should not have any difficulties travelling to or from Dubai. Cyprus opened its borders to all visitors from the UAE, as follows:

  • Cyprus opened its borders to all visitors from the UAE on April 1, 2021.
  • Quarantine-free Travel: All tested and proved to be covid-free passengers who have not come into close contact with a confirmed case, will be guaranteed a quarantine-free stay.
  • Travellers are required to follow all regulations, measures and precautions as described in the Cyprus Destination Protocol.
  • To view more information, updates and your country’s status please check https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy

 

#3 Book Your Flights & Accommodation

Without the flights booked you’re not going anywhere! But the great news is, the Ultimate Fintech team behind iFX EXPO have secured some great flight and accommodation discounts for attendees.

Ready For Take Off – Making It Happen (For Less!)

We love Emirates for travelling to the UAE…. so, we’re sharing a promotion code for you to enjoy.  Use your Promotion Code to get special fares on Emirates as below:

  • Promotion code: EVE6FXE
  • Travel Validity:  May 14 to May 25, 2021
  • Book your travel today at www.emirates.com and enter the above promotion code when you book.

 Terms and conditions apply

Enjoy Luxury – Making It Happen In Style

We have also secured a reduced rate at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel where the expo will be held. A 20% discount also applies to all Grand Hyatt Dubai Restaurants! The lowest rate on the market is guaranteed when you book via the link below:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/DXBGH/G-IBFU

 

#4 Start Connecting With Attendees

Networking begins now for iFXEXPO attendees and our great speakers, sponsors and attendees are displayed on our site. Dubai’s sustained rise as a global financial centre makes it the perfect setting for this year’s iFXEXPO and our sponsors are keen to showcase their offering in this financial centre.

Our sponsors for the iFXEXPO in Dubai include

 

  • Exness
  • Equiti
  • Swissquote Bank
  • B2Broker
  • TradingCores
  • Capex
  • ATFX
  • Amana Capital
  • NCM Investment
  • Airsoft
  • Noor Capital
  • koalapays
  • Empirex Capital
  • HF Markets
  • Advanced Markets

 

IFX EXPO Dubai is set to connect top-level executives from the most prominent global firms, stemming various industry fields. The EXPO will allow you to explore all kinds of topics and form relevant collaborations. So, start planning your trip and networking with other attendees.

 

#5 Get Your Marketing Organised

If you plan to have a presence at the expo, you have just over a month to get your marketing materials prepared. You should think about:

 

  • Company video/ SlideShare/presentation
  • Landing pages and signup forms
  • Website content, blog and PR to announce your presence at the expo
  • Social media updates
  • Booth design

 

Talk to our team if you need help organising your marketing.

 

 

Are you ready for the iFXEXPO in Dubai? Register today to save your spot at the most exclusive event in the online trading industry.

 


Ultimate Fintech Awards 2021: The Race Is On

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Ultimate Fintech Awards 2021: The Race Is On

There has been much excitement surrounding the Ultimate Fintech Awards 2021. Customers, partners and traders will decide the best brokers of 2021 through a public voting system. The published results will provide traders with a high standard of brokers for their region, language, platform, instruments or partnership requirements.

So what stage are we at now and when will we know the winners? Let’s look at how the awards race is shaping up.

Award Dates

The awards began in February 2021 and will run until June 2021 when the winners will be announced on June 10. Winners will be granted a coveted place on The Ultimate Fintech Leaders List, accessible globally to traders, partners and institutions.

If you haven’t already nominated your broker, there’s still time as voting continues throughout April and May. Nominate your broker for up to 5 award categories here.

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How Does It Work?

Nomination Round - During the Nominations period, each brand can apply in up to 5 award categories. You will be asked to submit short explanations covering your eligibility for the preferred categories.

Voting Round -  Subscribed and logged in users will be able to cast one vote only so make your vote count! Each subscription is carefully vetted and approved by Ultimate Fintech to ensure authenticity and validity.

TIP -  If you want to encourage traders to vote for you, why not add a post to your social media channel?

Award Categories

Which award do you want to be displayed on your company website and social media? The Ultimate Fintech Awards give brokers the opportunity to show they have been recognised by an established organisation and voted by real traders.

There is a range of awards to be won in specific categories of Global Awards, Regional Awards and Country Awards.

You can also showcase your specialist local prowess with awards like Most Trusted Broker Philippines 🇵🇭, Most Trusted Broker Argentina 🇦🇷 or Best Customer Support Hong Kong 🇭🇰. This level of localisation is proven for boosting acquisition and retention in key FX markets.

The Ultimate Fintech Leaders List will be the industry index of winners. A holy grail for traders looking for the most reputable brokers in the world.  Awards also are a great way to showcase your brand, platform, services and customer support.

Nominations are now open so don’t delay, get your broker nominated and join the awards race!


Meet FBS Fresh Brand Style

FBS

 

FBS, a big international trading company, has been in the market for more than 12 years. Trusted by over 16 million people worldwide, the company has been growing, developing new products, expanding to new continents, and keeping up with the fast-paced world. Therefore, the time for brand style changes has come.

To stay up-to-date, digitalized, and as convenient as possible, FBS, a solid ecosystem of trading products, moved to a more recognizable visual identity but saved our core values – transparency, reliability, honesty. FBS clients' comfort is our main priority. That is why the design elements of each product are now different. The fresh brand style, including logos, colors, fonts, and blocks, has its meaning and highlights every FBS product's uniqueness.

From now on, FBS clients can have an even smoother trading experience, using, for instance, FBS Trading Broker. It is an e-cabinet with web and app versions for managing accounts, depositing and withdrawing funds, and tracking performance.

With FBS Trader app, trading becomes available for anyone from any place at any time. The functional yet simple all-in-one trading platform offers a multitude of trading instruments, real-time charts, control risk tools, and even more options for modern traders.

One more FBS app is an FBS CopyTrade. It is aimed at those who prefer a modern type of investing. This app allows making a profit and getting knowledge simply by copying successful traders and checking their market actions.

FBS has refreshed its style, but our main value stays unchanged – happy and successful clients. To learn more about the updates, visit our presentation.

FBS is an international broker with over 150 countries of presence and more than 16 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse, and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers various special services to make trading more pleasant and beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, cashback up to $15 per lot, and more. An official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


OctaFX Captures the ‘BestForex Broker Asia’ Award for 2021

OctaFX

 

The honour of being the best Forex broker in Asia for 2021 was recently awarded to OctaFX by the well-known industry platform Global Banking & Finance Review.

We are still in the first financial quarter, yet the 2021 awards continue to roll in. The leading online and print magazine Global Banking & Finance Review (GBAF) decorated OctaFX in the ‘Best Forex Broker Asia’ segment.

The platform has been awarding and identifying the best and brightest Forex brokers since 2011. The process has evolved into recognising the excellence of many other financial services in the industry.

Global Banking & Finance Review editor, Wanda Rich, gave a separate statement, ‘Year on year OctaFX has proven to be a dynamic Forex broker committed to providing traders with the best trading conditions. OctaFX focuses on delivering top-quality services, strong customer support, and cost-effective trading conditions. With OctaFX, traders can trade their way—they offer low spreads, fast execution, different trading platforms, no commission on deposits and withdrawals and payments offered into local banks.’

The ‘Best Forex Broker Asia’ resides in the award category ‘Brokerage Awards’.

This news comes not long after OctaFX had been honoured by Forex Awards as the ‘Most Transparent Broker 2020’, which gives the company an impressive winning streak for the first quarter of 2021.

Global Banking & Finance Review has previously bestowed similar honours to OctaFX, most recently in 2020, recognising them as the ‘Best Broker in Nigeria’ and ‘Best Partnership Program in South East Asia’. In total, this marks the eighth award received from GBAF.

OctaFX is a Forex broker that provides online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to over 6.6 million trading accounts worldwide. OctaFX has won more than 30 awards since its foundation, including the Best ECN Broker 2020 award from World Finance and, more recently, the 2020 ‘Most Transparent Broker’ award from Forex Awards. The company is well-known for its social and charity activity and its promotions.


PayRetailers and CONMEBOL Sudamericana – The Perfect Match

PayRetailers

 

Earlier this month, PayRetailers announced their sponsorship of CONMEBOL Sudamericana. Greeted enthusiastically by PayRetailers clients and CONMEBOL supporters alike, the partnership brings together two leaders in their fields.

 

CONMEBOL (Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol) is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. FIFA (Federation International of Football Association) founded in 1904, currently includes 211 national member teams. CONMEBOL is the oldest continental confederation in the world and is responsible for organising and managing South American football tournaments.

 

PayRetailers, a company launched in Barcelona in 2017, is an alternative payment solutions provider that helps companies expand into Latin American markets. PayRetailers connects to 250+ payment methods through a single integration, adapting to the preferences of Latin American consumers in each market. In March 2021, they announced their partnership with CONMEBOL and became an Official Sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana, the annual club football competition, for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

 

Pol Barceló, Marketing Director at PayRetailers says: “Becoming an official sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana reflects our long-term commitment to South America and will expand the reach of our brand in the region. We have come to stay with the goal of providing payment solutions, both to merchants looking to expand their business and to consumers.”

CONMEBOL – Since 1916

Founded in 1916, the South American Football Confederation - CONMEBOL - is the governing body of South American football and the oldest continental football confederation in the world. CONMEBOL, made up of ten member associations, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, is responsible for the organisation and governance of the main international South American football tournaments, including CONMEBOL Copa America, CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana and CONMEBOL Recopa, among others.

 

Since 2016, CONMEBOL has undergone a series of structural reforms to modernise its governance and operations, increase the global competitiveness of its exclusive tournaments and strengthen its promotion of football development by increasing revenues and investment.

 

As part of that strategy, in the last two years, CONMEBOL club competitions have been greatly improved through a new format design and the adoption of standards, designed to increase the quality of the tournaments from competitive, sporting and commercial points of view. Thanks to the recently adopted improvements, CONMEBOL tournaments last years achieved record numbers in digital participation, stadium attendance and sales.

 

 

Global Payments – Fastest Growth Sector

Football is ranked the #1 most popular sport around the world with over 3.5 billion followers. The world of payment service providers (PSPs) may not seem immediately related, however as the exchange of money is a fundamental need, we see similar numbers in the industry.

According to the 2019 McKinsey Global Payments Report, global payments amounted to 1.9 trillion USD in 2018 and is growing 6% per year. More than 1000 PSPs are operating globally with more than a hundred being active in Latin America alone. Similarly, to the football numbers in Latin America, there are fewer PSPs compared to other continents, but it is the faster-growing region aside from Asia. PayRetailers has a solid footing in LATAM and is a trusted partner for a large range of businesses operating in the region.

 

PayRetailers currently supports over 250 methods in 12 countries in Latin America with many more being added over the coming years. In the PSP-world there is no qualification round – the sector can be seen as more like a knockout mode type. If you don’t offer a crucial payment method, clients will eventually steer away from competitors.

 

Barcélo goes on to say: “In just four years we’ve experienced phenomenal growth in the industry. Every year we’ve experienced triple-digit growth, with 2020 seeing a year-on-year sales increase of over 500%. South America has been good to us and we want to return some of that goodwill. We’re here for the long-term.”

PolBarceló 

Pol Barceló, Marketing Director at PayRetailers

 

If you want to grow your business in Latin America and implement a state-of-the-art payment service suite, visit PayRetailers here to find out more.


Why More Brokers Are Choosing Airsoft To Power Their Operations

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Why More Brokers Are Choosing Airsoft To Power Their Operations

 

                                                     

AIRSOFT Technology LTD, the industry-leading financial solutions firm is demonstrating once again why more brokers are choosing its services. Founded in 2012, AIRSOFT offers comprehensive software solutions and end-to-end consulting services tailored to the financial market industry. The primary objective of AIRSOFT is to deliver the most advanced software and services and, ultimately, to increase ROI for clients.

 

Airsoft Announces A Rebrand

2020 posed numerous challenges for brokers, banks and fintech around the globe. In direct response to the needs of brokers, in February 2021, AIRSOFT Technology LTD announced a complete revamp and rebrand of their website www.airsoftltd.com. The new look and functionality of the site highlight AIRSOFT as the expert choice for brokerages and cement the company as the preferred technology provider for brokers in 2021.

 

AIRSOFT CEO, Shay Benhamou stated: ‘As a leader in the financial services industry, and a company that strives to offer cutting-edge solutions for our clients, we needed a site to match and that’s exactly what we’ve now got.’

 

New features of the site include:

 

  • Reimagined logo and fresh aesthetic design
  • Powerful responsiveness across all devices and browsers for desktop and mobile
  • Personalised view – new or experienced brokers get a site tailored to their needs
  • Sneak peek of the cutting-edge AIRSOFT mobile app

 

 

AIRSOFT Power Brokers

 

AIRSOFT clients are diverse in terms of business scope, global location, and industry vertical, which is why it’s important the services offered by AIRSOFT reflect this range of needs. AIRSOFT offers its complete all-in-one brokerage package or allows brands to select the package that best suits their brand, with every option being completely customisable. Services include:

 

  • All in one solution for your FX, CFD and Crypto Trading

 

  • Discover adrenaline-fuelled trading with our unique Chrono Trade platform

 

  • Mobile App – fast, user-friendly experience with instant market access

 

  • Business consulting – referrals for marketing, legal, PSPs and banking solutions

 

 

Comprehensive Brokerage Solutions

 

Services available from AIRSOFT include website creation, hosting, and maintenance. AIRSOFT also offers their powerful mobile app to clients – brokers can customise the app to their needs and integrate their own branding. This means they get an advanced mobile platform to offer to their clients as their own app. It’s available for both iPhone and Android. Other AIRSOFT software includes powerful platforms for CFD, forex, and the Chrono Trade platform that is exclusive to AIRSOFT.

 

As an end-to-end service provider, AIRSOFT also offers customer relationship management and back-office systems. They are integrated with some of the more popular payment providers and cashiers in the industry and can easily add new ones. AIRSOFT’s extensive industry knowledge means they are able to provide thorough business consulting throughout the entire process. Furthermore, each client is given a dedicated project manager and staff training on every item of software.

 

The AIRSOFT Web Trader is the most advanced trading platform available on the market for CFD & forex. Experienced traders revel in the powerful functionality and advanced charting functionality offered by the platform, whereas novice traders find it easy to use and intuitively designed. Traders have access to over 5000 assets from 30 exchanges and are able to maintain multiple trading orders whilst simultaneously tracking assets with the biggest gainers & losers table.

 

Cryptocurrency brokers implementing the AIRSOFT cryptocurrency platform provide their clients with access to an exceptionally fast, one-click platform. Both new and experienced traders are able to make the most of trading with advanced research & analysis tools, simple but effective layout and design, and overall powerful functionality. Over 1000 synthetic assets from multiple exchanges. Each user gets an integrated crypto eWallet, customisable interface, see advanced technical indicators, and multiple graph styles allowing traders to make their most informed trades ever.

 

One of AIRSOFT’s most esteemed creations is the exclusive Chrono Trade platform, available exclusively to AIRSOFT clients and their traders. Users make predefined, timed, short-term trades to take advantage of volatile assets. Chrono Trade users are traders looking for adrenaline-fuelled trading and so it appeals to brokers looking to secure more trades and see increased user engagement.

 

With best-in-class technology solutions and years of expert advice, no matter the scope of the project, AIRSOFT is committed to delivering the highest level of service to each of its clients. Discover the difference for yourself at www.airsoftltd.com.

 

 

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professionals: we offer comprehensive software solutions and business consulting services for the financial sector. Our complete solutions for forex, crypto and CFDs brokers, includes software, business consulting, marketing, lead generation and multi-language support. We leverage years of expertise to propel brokers to success, fast. Visit airsoftltd.com to learn more.


Swissquote: Record result and profit to double by 2024

2020 was an exceptional year in a large number of respects. Swissquote achieved strong and fundamental growth and can for the first time report over 400,000 client accounts. Client assets rose to a record CHF 39.8 billion on the back of an organic net new money inflow of CHF 5.3 billion. Net revenues rose by 37.6 percent compared with the previous year to CHF 317.3 million, while pre-tax profit more than doubled year-on-year to CHF 105.6 million. Profitability remained at a high level, with the pre-tax profit margin at 33.3 percent. Not only was the revised forecast for 2020 exceeded by a significant margin, but the mediumterm targets for 2022 had already been met by year-end. Swissquote is aiming for significant growth in the coming years. For 2021 specifically, it anticipates an increase in revenues by more than 15 percent and pretax profit by 23 percent.

Revenues set new records year after year

At CHF 321.8 million (CHF 239.9 million), operating revenues were at their highest level to date, having risen by 34.2 percent year-on-year. Adjusted for negative interest rates of CHF 4.7 million and fair value adjustments of CHF 0.2 million, net revenues were up by 37.6 percent on the previous year to CHF 317.3 million (CHF 230.6 million). Net fee and commission income (excluding cryptocurrencies) rose by 68,5 percent to CHF 146.0 million (CHF 86,6 million) due to the strong growth in trading accounts and the increased trading activity on those accounts. The cryptocurrency business increased by 154.3 percent to CHF 16.0 million (CHF 6.3 million). Client assets in cryptocurrencies now amount to CHF 1.0 billion.

Net eForex income climbed by 25.5 percent to CHF 107.3 million (CHF 85.5 million) thanks to positive growth in eForex volumes.

As expected, net interest income dropped by 35.9 percent to CHF 25.7 million (CHF 40.1 million) due to the decrease in the USD interest rate. During the year under review, Swissquote did not alter its negative interest rate policy on cash accounts denominated in EUR and CHF. The leasing programme launched with electric cars at the end of 2020 got off to a promising start.

Net trading income (currency trading excluding eForex but including credit loss expense) rose by 25.5 percent to CHF 26.8 million (CHF 21.4 million).

Operating expenses in line with expectations

At CHF 211.7 million (CHF 180.1 million), operating expenses were 17.6 percent higher than in the previous year, due mainly to the rise in payroll and related expenses (+CHF 20.7 million). At the end of 2020, Swissquote had a workforce of 805 employees (+11.5 percent).

Net profit exceeds expectations

The combination of expenses and revenues brought a 108.8 percent increase in pre-tax profit to CHF 105.6 million (CHF 50.6 million) and resulted in a pre-tax profit margin of 33.3 percent (21.9 percent) for 2020. Net profit doubled year-on-year to CHF 91.0 million (CHF 44.7 million), exceeding expectations. This was due to strong organic growth and to the rise in average client assets, which Swissquote was able to leverage with its operational strengths and its ability to improve profitability at a high level. High-end technology and innovation are two other factors that contributed greatly to these record figures.

Solid capital base

Swissquote succeeded in combining record profitability and organic growth with a stable and solid Basel III capital ratio of 23.0 percent (21.7 percent). So although Swissquote is growing fast, it remains one of Switzerland’s best-capitalised banks. Total equity increased by 17.4 percent to CHF 440.2 million (CHF 374.8 million).

Total number of accounts sets new record

The high net new money inflow of CHF 5.275 billion (CHF 4.558 billion, not only organic) is attributable on the one hand to the faster pace of customer acquisition and, on the other, to the greater adoption of digital services in Switzerland and the increased interest in those services.

Client assets rose by 23.4 percent in 2020 to CHF 39.8 billion (CHF 32.2 billion) due to the client growth and the 8.1 percent rise in average client assets. Per customer, this equates to an average of approximately CHF 100,000. As at the end of December 2020, clients held assets of CHF 38.7 billion (+23.8 percent) in trading accounts, CHF 251.1 million (–5.4 percent) in savings accounts, CHF 334.1 million (+44.1 percent) in Robo-Advisory accounts and CHF 439.7 million (–1.6 percent) in eForex accounts.

The total number of accounts grew by 50,636 (+14.1 percent) to a record 410,248. The breakdown of accounts is as follows: 338,330 trading accounts (+20.1 percent), 19,037 savings accounts (–3.4 percent), 4,540 Robo-Advisory accounts (+35.0 percent) and 48,341 eForex accounts (–11.7 percent).

Acceleration of European strategy

Acquired in 2019, Internaxx Bank S.A. was rebranded Swissquote Bank Europe SA following the successful migration of customers to the Swissquote technology. Since then, the expansion of the product offering has positioned Swissquote as a partner of choice for European customers. At migration, online trading for new stock exchanges and new products was introduced. Since the end of February this year, Swissquote Bank Europe has also been among the first banks in the euro zone to make cryptocurrency trading available to clients.

Car leasing service for electric cars

In December 2020, Swissquote launched a new online leasing offering with Tesla that is the first of its kind in Switzerland. It is thus expanding its lending activities and responding to the current interest rateenvironment. While leasing is a popular option in Switzerland for new vehicle buyers, Swissquote is concentrating on a clear market trend towards e-mobility.

Expansion of market position in cryptocurrency trading

Swissquote continues to expand its role as a pioneer in cryptocurrency trading. Since July 2017 it has been possible for private clients to make investments using cryptocurrencies. From summer 2020 on, Swissquote extended its range of services for institutional clients to include professional crypto trading while also offering custodian bank services. The portfolio currently comprises the 12 major cryptocurrencies (from Bitcoin and Ether to Tesos). Swissquote’s efforts in the institutional sphere are focused on asset managers, hedge funds, private banks and family offices.

Swissquote and PostFinance enter into joint venture

Swissquote and PostFinance are Switzerland’s leading providers of online financial services and have been collaborating successfully on online trading for several years now. In November 2020 they decided to expand this partnership: the two companies intend to establish a joint venture and launch a digital banking app before the end of the first half of 2021.

Swissquote publishes an annual sustainability (ESG) report

In addition to financial reporting, Swissquote is now for the first time publishing a sustainability report. People in a wide variety of roles and interests are responsible for Swissquote’s achievements and future performance. In the newly designed reporting, this diversity is reflected in the stakeholder approach. This meets the greatly increased need for non-financial information, to which investors in particular are giving ever greater consideration in their investment decisions. Today’s publication of the first sustainability report is a clear expression of Swissquote’s long-standing awareness of ESG considerations. This new report complies with the well-known and stringent GRI standards.

Guidance for 2021 and mid-term outlook

For 2021, Swissquote is expecting to record about 15 percent growth in revenues and 23 percent growth in pre-tax profit thanks to high net new money inflow and positive trading activity since the beginning of the year. Net revenues and pre-tax profit are predicted to come in at CHF 365 milllion and CHF 130 million respectively. This growth momentum should persist in the next few years thanks to an ambitious expansion strategy. Now that the initial medium-term targets for 2022 have been exceeded two years early, Swissquote aims to post further growth records: for 2024 it is targeting revenues of CHF 500 million and pre-tax profit of CHF 200 million.

Changes to the Board of Directors and Executive Management of Swissquote

Swissquote wants to adapt its organisation to its strong growth and business development and is therefore making the following changes to the Executive Management as of 1 April 2021:

  • Michael Ploog, CIO, is leaving the Executive Management; at this year's Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors will propose that he be elected as a new member of the Board. Yvan Cardenas, CFO, will take over responsibility as CIO in addition to his existing role.
  • Paolo Buzzi, founding partner and CTO, will assume the newly created position of Deputy CEO. He will also be responsible for special projects.
  • Alexandru Craciun, Director and long-time member of management, will be appointed CTO and member of the Executive Management.

Markus Dennler, Chairman of the Board of Directors, says: "In the context of Swissquote's strong growth, we would like to further strengthen the Board of Directors. I am convinced that we have found the right person in Michael Ploog. The Board of Directors and the company will benefit greatly from his extensive experience in the financial industry and his broad knowledge in the areas of finance, governance, human resources, digitalisation and risk management."

50 percent increase in distribution of profit to shareholders

In light of the very sound business performance and solid capital ratio, the Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting of 6 May 2021 that the dividend be increased by 50 percent from CHF 1.00 to CHF 1.50 per share.

Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation

In addition to the ordinary agenda items and the vote regarding the dividend payment of CHF 1.50 per share, the Board of Directors will also put motions to the shareholders for various amendments to the Articles of Incorporation designed to improve the company’s corporate governance and strengthen shareholders’ rights. The Board will in particular propose redefining the level of the authorised capital: it will propose that this capital, which currently amounts to a maximum of 2 million shares (or 13.0 percent of the company’s stated share capital) and expires on 5 May 2022, be reduced to a maximum of 1.5 million shares (or 9.8 percent of the company’s stated share capital) and that the expiration date be extended to 6 May 2023. Such amendments to the Articles of Incorporation will mitigate possible dilutions of the share capital while still ensuring an appropriate degree of financial flexibility.

The complete 2020 Financial Report is available at:

https://en.swissquote.com/company/investors/reporting

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Swissquote – The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for eForex, Robo-Advisory and eMortgages. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote offers specialised services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its parent company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange SIX (symbol: SQN).

 


PayRetailers becomes an Official Sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana

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PayRetailers partners with CONMEBOL as a two-year new Official Sponsor at the kick-off of the 2021 season of the Sudamericana football tournament.

 

PayRetailers, a premier payment platform operating in Latin America, decided to bolster its commitment to fully being part of the region’s everyday life and culture, by sponsoring one of the region’s greatest competitions in its most beloved sport. 

The rapidly growing PSP will be the Official Sponsor of the prestigious CONMEBOL Sudamericana football tournament for two seasons, starting this year with its 20th as well as in 2022.

CONMEBOL Sudamericana is the continent’s second most famous competition after Copa Libertadores, gathering 47 teams from 10 national associations to compete in 157 matches. The competition is broadcast to football fans in over 70 countries all over the world. 

The sponsorship is the first of its kind for PayRetailers, which from its inception see local touch as key in payment processing as it helped its clients manage extensive and varied payment networks across the continent.

Ever since its founding in 2017, the firm decided to put down deep roots around the continent and currently has a physical presence in twelve Latin American markets and an expansion to Paraguay underway.

The locally embedded approach allows the firm to be highly responsive to varied payments preferences of consumers in this highly diverse part of the world and can help its clients by providing a seamless payments solution covering more than 250 local payment methods in all of the region's currencies, ranging from in-store cash payments to bank transfers and the rapidly growing number of APMs.

The commitment to deep local rootedness is complemented with the wish to open the region to more global retailers by offering them to access the entire region from a single platform with easy API integration and ever-evolving payments processing solutions. By enabling clients to accept payments in local currencies and settle funds globally on its platform, PayRetailers helped foster electronic commerce and reduce financial exclusion which has plagued the region.

Another proof that the region’s complex payments networks are proving exciting for fintech companies is that this is the first time a payment services provider has become an Official Sponsor of Sudamericana. The importance of fintech in developing Latin American commerce and linking it with the rest of the world is also evidenced by the fact that just in 2020, PayRetailers grew by over 500%.

PayRetailers’ CEO and founder, Juan Pablo Jutgla is excited about the partnership and stressed its importance for further expansion of the firm and how well it fits its core values.

 

“We couldn’t be happier to be able to form this prestigious partnership as an Official Sponsor of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana. For the next two seasons, we are able to show our strong footing in Latin America with our brand being visible to many people that love football as we do.” 

 

Jutgla further noted that “during the last years PayRetailers watched from the ranks and has been very careful with the selection of its first sponsorship. We wanted to make an impact and find a partner that lives our values and is geographically close to our activities. Now we approached CONMEBOL because we regard it as one of the most important associations for the people.”

 

It is also notable that, PayRetailers is entering this historic partnership and introducing itself to the Latin American and global football fans with a sleek, fresh face.

The new logo and the visual identity have been simplified to follow an ambitious new strategy for the firm and the willingness to become an even more globally and regionally recognisable brand. The platform is eager to reach the highest in the global fintech world, and this ambitious partnership and rebrand are just the start. 

While the brand still emphasises the company’s role as the payment gateway to Latin America for retailers, it also highlights that while their partners might know how to play the retail game, it is PayRetailers that can help them navigate the increasingly complex Latin American payments playing field.

If you want to get down from the stands and join the retail game in Latin American, get in touch with PayRetailers by clicking following this link. They will be happy to help you keep your eyes on the ball as they remove and simplify the operational intricacies of cross-border payment management and accepting alternative payments.

The rest can just kick back and enjoy what are bound to be two amazing tournaments showcasing some of the world’s best football, that will be brought by CONMEBOL Sudamericana in partnership with one of the region’s most innovative fintech firms. 

 


HotForex starts the Road to Paris trading contest

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Port Luis, Mauritius, March 2021 – Leading global Forex and commodities broker HotForex gives clients and football fans the opportunity to win a once-in-a lifetime Paris Saint- Germain experience and generous cash prizes in an all new and exciting trading contest, thus further leveraging their partnership agreement with the French football giants.

Join the Road to Paris trading contest to win dream prizes

“Our partnership with Paris Saint-Germain has been extremely valuable and we are excited to be offering our clients and supporters this trading opportunity” a HotForex spokesperson said. “We equally welcome all new and existing clients and football enthusiasts to exhibit their trading skills for a chance to win an all-inclusive experience relating to their favourite team and official partner of ours, Paris Saint-Germain.”

With the Road to Paris Trading Contest, HotForex clients have once again the opportunity to put their trading skills to the test and go in for fantastic cash prizes offered to the top five traders and a VIP experience money cannot buy which includes, amongst others:

  • Attend a PSG warm up from side-pitch
  • 2 matchday VIP seats
  • 2 stadium tour tickets
  • Flight tickets and paid accommodation

Marc Armstrong, Paris Saint-Germain Chief Partnerships Officer added: “It is always very exciting for us to have the opportunity to work with a brand that shares our commitment and vision for success. We are delighted to be sharing our love of the game with all HotForex clients, offering them the opportunity to get behind the scenes at the Parc des Princes stadium and experience the thrill and excitement of their favourite team first-hand.”

Visit the Road to Paris contest website for more information.

About HotForex

HotForex is committed to the success of its clients and gives them a competitive edge through cutting-edge technologies, exclusive access to market research, innovative trading platforms, learning resources and 24/5 multilingual support. Through its policy of providing its clients with the best possible trading conditions and an optimal environment to trade it has positioned itself as the forex broker of choice for traders worldwide.

About Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain football club was created in 1970. Since QSI’s purchase of the club in 2011, it has transformed to become one of the top football clubs and global sports brands in the world. Paris Saint-Germain is connected with Paris, which is at the heart of the organization, under the philosophy of one unique city, one unique club. The club has since then won 26 trophies in ten years, 44 in its history, becoming the most successful football club in France. Paris Saint-Germain has attracted many great players including Ronaldinho, Beckham, Ibrahimovic, and currently Neymar Jr and Mbappé, both ranked amongst the best players in the world. The international popularity of the club never stops growing. It is now the one of the most followed club in the world, expanding from zero to a community over 100 million social media followers in just ten years. It has opened international offices in Doha, Shanghai and Singapore. The pioneering sports club which now includes men’s football, women’s football, handball and judo added esports in 2016. Giving back to the community is fundamental to the club who has drastically increased the capacity of its Foundation to develop innovative programs for children in tough situations. Among others, the Red & Blue School project allows the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation to serve underprivileged youths.


FP Markets launches FP Markets Social Trading

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Thursday March 11th 2021

FP Markets Social Trading allows traders to find, follow and copy successful traders automatically.

Whether you are looking to trade as a Copier or offering trading strategies as a Provider, FP Markets Social Trading ensures you stay in control.

Copy trading removes some of the complexities of trading forex and CFDs and allows customers a more accessible entry point to trading the global financial markets by following successful traders, or Providers. These Providers are ranked by FP Markets based on their profitability over a given period of time and potential copiers have the ability to view their full trading history and past performance.

Not only can traders access 60+ Currency Pairs, they can also trade in more than 50 of the world’s biggest Stocks including Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon. For investors looking for a more diverse product range, FP Markets provides top-class pricing on all the major commodities as well as the world's most heavily traded Indices from the largest global exchanges. For clients interested in Cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple are all available.

Craig Allison, Head of Europe, Middle-East and Africa commented “FP Markets Social Trading allows traders to find, follow and copy successful traders automatically. Since its beta launch at the beginning of March, we have experienced huge demand for FP Markets Social Trading with a huge uptake in registrations and increased activity and engagement ratios, especially on social media. We are excited about the emergence of a new class of traders, and their growing interest in Forex Trading and Contracts For Difference (CFDs), who prefer to analyse the performance of experienced traders and replicate their trading behaviour. Adding this functionality to our market-leading pricing and trading conditions, makes FP Markets the go-to broker for both professionals and those who are at the start of their trading journey”

Start Copy Trading

Chief Product Officer, Narayan Joshi, added “There is an increasing trend amongst users towards social trading platforms like this which offer social trading on Forex and CFDs and combine shares, indices, commodities, cryptocurrencies and community. FP Markets Social Trading delivers a high-end solution for serious traders and is also available on all Android and iOS devices for those clients who want to trade on-the-go”

How does Social Trading work?

  • No need to develop your own trading plan
  • Follow performance of successful traders in real-time
  • Mirror trading behaviour of professional traders with a proven track record
  • No need to make any trading decisions
  • Maintain control: Functionality allows multiple copy trading options and risk management strategies
  • Completely automated trading
  • Become part of a community that includes traders of all skill levels and choose who you want to copy

FP Markets is a growth case in a large and rapidly growing market and in the fast-paced world of online trading is an award-winning Forex and CFD broker that has consistently stayed ahead of the curve leading the way as one of Australia’s leading Fintech businesses.

Visit and join the FP Markets Social Trading Community!

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XOSignals Achieves Milestone of 1 Million App Downloads

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Leading global trade signal provider, XOSignals, announced that it has reached a vital milestone of one million downloads of its app. The company takes great pride in bringing about a revolution in the way trading is conducted around the world. Its premium desktop platform and mobile app give both retail and institutional traders access to accurate and timely trading signals on a wide range of financial instruments, including forex, commodities, gold, CFDs and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, for informed decision making.

 

The company is also proud to support the largest trading community on its platform over the past four years, with its signals and technical analysis helping users discover new forex pairs, commodities and cryptocurrencies to trade. Using the signals provided traders are able to identify long-term patterns and market trends to make predictions regarding future price movements of their chosen financial instrument.

 

More than 300,000 active traders spread across 25 countries have won more than 200,000 pips using the technical analysis offered by the XOSignals. Their best-in-class app has achieved a 4.6-star app rating on the Google Play Store due to its user-friendliness. Users can also access live chat support for prompt help with using the trading signals.

 

What Makes XOSignals Stand Apart?

Available in 23 languages, the XOSignals app and online platform offers trading access via a live feed, charting and technical indicators. Some of the other unique features include:

 

1.    Traders can directly receive accurate signals

Timely access to information can help intraday forex traders capitalise on multiple trading opportunities that arise through the day. For this, XOSignals provides direct signals for automated trading. More importantly, every signal is authentic and based on algorithmic trading and back-testing and takes into account both technical and fundamental analysis. Traders can choose to get the signals directly on their mobile device or use the web platform.

 

2.    Access to custom watchlists

One of the features that have helped the company create a niche for itself as the provider of the best trading signals is the availability of customized updates on market fundamentals and custom watchlists that offer timely support for day trading.

 

3.    Live Feed

Trading signals will be useless unless traders have access to real-time market data, price movements, news and analysis. The live feed offered by the app allows traders to follow market movements for forex pairs, cryptocurrencies and stocks.

 

4.    Copy trading

With one of the largest trading communities on the platform, traders have the opportunity to follow expert traders and use their strategies to capitalise on price moves. With professional traders across the breadth of the financial markets also using the XOSignals trading signals, beginners and experienced traders can make the most of copy trading.

 

5.    Live chat support

Beginner and intermediate traders can get all their questions regarding trading answered in real-time through this feature. Whether they are looking for support understanding charts or signals or wish to clarify any doubts regarding trading, live support can help them get prompt responses. The live chat feature also allows users to interact and exchange trading ideas.

 

6.    Broker and Cryptocurrency Exchange Reviews

For long-term trading success, knowledge is not enough. Traders require the support of trustworthy brokers and crypto exchanges. To help traders make informed choices, XOSignals also provides in-depth reviews of brokers and crypto exchanges, including the average rating given to the specific broker/exchange by anywhere between 300 and over 1,000 traders.

 

7.    Educational Resources

XOSignals also empowers traders through six educational courses that cover a wide range of topics related to trading the financial markets. So far, 5,000 users have completed the educational courses, with a success rate of 97%.

 

8.    Free Stock Signals

Traders can also sign up for free with XOSignals to receive accurate and up-to-date stock analysis and signals. The stock feature allows traders to receive tips and insights on the best stocks to buy and sell at a particular time. The stocks are also updated daily.

 

9.    Leaderboard

The leaderboard feature allows traders to follow market leaders and see how many pips they have won and the traders' streaks. XOSignals enables its users to see the win ratio of different stocks, indices and cryptocurrencies as well.

 

With the help of XOSignals, traders gain access to robust market analysis, even for the most complex and competitive assets, such as Bitcoin. The goal is to provide traders with a well-calculated automated system that is devoid of human bias. Apart from timing market moves, the signals can also help plan asset allocation to help in diversifying risk.

 

The XOSignals Story

XOSignals came into being when a team of mathematicians and big data analysts came together with the mission to ease trading by providing effective trading signals for the forex, crypto, commodities and stock markets. They knew that one of the key pain points for traders, regardless of their level of experience, was conducting a complex analysis of the markets. Many trading opportunities were missed due to this.

 

XOSignals took the lead and combined software advancements with financial analysis to provide accurate, authentic and timely trading signals. With the use of cutting-edge technology, data mining, trading knowledge and algorithmic trading, the company now offers access to trading insights on demand via its web and mobile app.

 

The company constantly works on enhancing its platform with the latest technologies to provide customised trading updates and fundamentals. The company’s highly skilled IT team employs the highest levels of security when communicating signal shots, while their technology accurately locates predicted outcomes in the financial markets.

 

Through software-generated technical analysis, these signals identify or predict market movements, much before they actually take place in the market. For this, the app makes use of many parameters, like technical indicator results, volatility levels, market volume, asset valuation, market sentiment, macroeconomic data, interest rates and market cycles, to name a few.

 

The success of XOSignals can be gauged not only from the fact that its app has been downloaded 1 million times, but also because they boast among the best win ratios on signals provided.


Keep your finger on the pulse with trending insights from Interactivecrypto

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Trillions of dollars have been injected by central banks around the world into their economies to support recovery in 2020. One of the results has been eroded currency values. With traditional assets becoming unpredictable and offering lower returns, cryptocurrencies emerged as a viable investment alternative. Bitcoin, being a deflationary asset, has increasingly been adopted as a hedge against currency debasement. Apart from Bitcoin's "digital gold" narrative, a lot of other developments related to mining, trading, DeFi applications, network speeds and more made the rounds in the cryptocurrency space last year.

Most importantly, cryptocurrencies saw huge institutional support with some of the largest names investing in them or accepting them as payment options on their platforms. At the same time, developments in the blockchain space are accelerating, some backed by governments and others by corporates. Interactivecrypto understands that every bit of news related to the cryptocurrency community and fiat economies is important for traders.

One of the leading sources of information in the crypto space, Interactivecrypto aggregates news, studies, opinions, guides and ideas to help traders develop informed crypto trading strategies. Along with 24/7 support for comprehensive technical analysis, trading signals, real-time exchange rates and cryptocurrency exchange and wallet reviews, the platform provides members with holistic support for trading digital assets. With over 200,000 registered members, Interactivecrypto sees 50,000 active traders accessing various features on its platform every day.

In-Depth Coverage of the Cryptocurrency Industry

Interactivecrypto provides investors access to detailed information on the world's top cryptocurrencies and everything there is to know about blockchain technology. The platform covers over 300 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar, Cosmos, Chainlink and Monero. The site provides comprehensive guides, opinions, news and ideas related to these assets in an interesting and easy-to-understand manner. All the information is included from official sources with appropriate links to source materials, wherever applicable. A wide range of topics is covered, such as:

  • Trading strategies
  • Blockchain developments
  • Overview of crypto trading and investment vehicles
  • Trading signals and how they work
  • Risk management tactics
  • Regulatory developments in the crypto space
  • Overview of new crypto assets
  • Press releases on the latest industry developments and announcements

Sudden events in the cryptocurrency community might spur volatility and impact trading positions. Timely market news helps investors and traders analyse the future applications and market value of blockchain projects, and also stay updated on bitcoin scams and fraudulent practises in the market.

Decisions regarding crypto trading need to be made after properly evaluating a coin's fundamentals and future promise. Interactivecrypto equips traders with the resources to make such decisions through various content formats. The company's aim is to empower traders to make informed trading decisions.

Live Coin Prices

The Interactivecrypto platform offers traders access to real-time cryptocurrency prices for efficient trading. Price and market cap data along with trading volume help traders track market volatility. Access to live price charts for Bitcoin and other assets means traders can adjust the period values of the chart to understand a coin's price trajectory over different timeframes, such as 10 days, 1 month, YTD and Max.

Users of the platform can create watch lists to help identify potential trades that meet their criteria.

Comprehensive Technical Analysis

Trend indicators, like moving averages, can help smooth out high market volatility so that traders can focus on the underlying trend. The platform deploys many such indicators, including support and resistance levels and pivot points, across multiple timeframes, to help identify market patterns. Based on these patterns, "buy" and "sell" signals are generated. Through a combination of technical analysis and data mining, traders can gain insights into the overall market sentiment with regard to a particular position.

Trading signals, based on comprehensive data analysis, are important tools for both new and experienced crypto traders. For someone new, it offers a firm base to start trading without knowledge of advanced technical analysis. Professional traders can also use these signals to complement or modify their trading strategies.

Broker and Wallet Reviews

Interactivecrypto is dedicated to contributing towards a safer crypto trading environment. On its platform, traders can read detailed reviews of cryptocurrency brokers platforms. They can also find all the information they need, such as minimum deposit, regulatory licenses, funding solutions, list of assets and trading technology, to make the right choice of broker. Based on multiple parameters, ratings are given so as to provide a fair and transparent opinion on what each broker brings to the table. This includes commission structures, educational resources, the leverage offered, customer services and more.

Interactivecrypto also reviews crypto wallets and connects traders to them. These unbiased reviews help traders choose the best-fit trading environment and tools to support a successful future in trading.

Educational Resources

From the basics of bitcoin trading to cryptocurrency mining or even about using bitcoin on Amazon and other e-commerce platforms, Interactivecrypto offers plenty of articles and videos to educate traders. Free quizzes and courses make crypto trading education fun and accessible.

Cryptocurrency trading is set for another exciting year in 2021. What's even more compelling is the underlying blockchain technology, which drives coin functionalities, will continue to spread its wings across different industries. Governments and regulatory bodies will also continue to devise the best ways to regulate and facilitate the digital asset class. The higher the adoption of this technology for real-world use cases, the higher will be the potential of the coins to become valuable assets in a portfolio.

Interactivecrypto aims to help traders flourish in the highly volatile cryptocurrency markets by equipping them with up-to-date information, accessible 24/7. Through sophisticated technical analysis and data mining tools, the platform helps traders of all styles and experience levels finetune their trading strategies for long-term success. Individual traders don’t need to be market or computer experts to analyse the markets or create robust trading plans.

The platform is compatible across all devices, including Windows, iOS and Android. This ensures that global crypto information remains at the fingertips of traders.

About the Company 

The team at InteractiveCrypto has over a decade of experience in the trading domain. Their experience with the financial markets and their passion for trading led them to create a comprehensive platform that would ease the process of trading for people of all levels of experience. 

 

They have already garnered an active user base of over 200,000 customers from all across the world. To offer a seamless experience to visitors, regardless of their country, the InteractiveCrypto platform comes with an auto-translation feature. The main aim of the platform is to provide traders with all the information they need to get started in trading cryptocurrencies. The mobile app is available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

For more information on the platform, visit www.interactivecrypto.com  

 

 


TMGM Partners With Trade View To Bring Clients Advantageous Trading Tools

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The exclusive partnership will make the Trade View X platform and Trade View workshops available to TMGM clients, as well as monthly webinars.

(LOCATION, DATE) - Clients of the popular CFD Trading Platform, TMGM, are excited to receive news that the company has partnered with leading algorithmic trading firm Trade View Investments (Trade View).

The partnership will offer TMGM clients exclusive opportunities intended to aid in the success of their trades. TMGM clients will soon be able to access a wealth of high value content and optimal trading tools from Trade View (Terms & Conditions apply). The partnership is a powerful combination of strengths among the two market leaders.

An exciting advantage of the partnership, TMGM clients will soon be able to access Trade View X, Trade View’s proprietary trading platform focused on algorithmic trading. This platform, designed with professional trading technology, gives traders the ability to build and “test” trading strategies (no coding skills necessary) to ensure trades will be successful before investing real money. Taking advantage of the service is recommended for any trader looking to succeed at their market strategy.

As an additional benefit, TMGM clients who meet certain requirements will gain complete access to Trade View’s acclaimed workshop series. The workshop series features a library of educational content for traders at all skill levels: from beginner to advanced.

Not only will clients have access to the innovative Trade View X platform and Trade View workshops, they will also be invited to attend free monthly educational webinars. These webinars will span a variety of hot topics and provide top industry insights.

The first of the webinar series is much anticipated, as it will feature TMGM Sponsored Athlete and Tennis Star Alexander Zverez who is currently ranked #7 in the world. The live date is still to be announced (be sure to follow tmgm.com for more updates). These webinars will be free and publicly available to everyone, not just TMGM clients.

It’s clear that the partnership is a strategic venture, arming TMGM’s clients with optimal tools & educational content for long term success.

The announcement of the partnership further cements the value placed on customer experience - extending a wealth of knowledge to eager trading clients that are with TMGM. Since the company’s founding, providing clients with the right tools and opportunities for successful trading has been a priority.

“Every move we make is decided with our clients top of mind, always.” Says Lee Yu, CEO of TMGM. “This partnership presented a great opportunity to give our clients even more benefits, and aid in the success of their trading journey. It was a partnership we knew we had to make happen.”

“As an automated trading firm, we’re big fans of TMGM’s lightning speed execution which enables traders to get in and out of trades when it's most needed - It’s the perfect environment for automated trading”. “We are excited for traders to start using Trade View X through TMGM, where they can use the platform to its full potential”. If you’re not trading with Trade View X through TMGM, you’re trading against someone who is”. Says Robert Bubalovski, Founder of Trade View.

To learn more about TMGM, please visit TMGM.com.

To learn more about Trade View and the TradeView X platform, please visit https://www.tradeview.com.au/tradeview_x/


eToro and DS TECHEETAH change face of sponsorship with unique profit only deal

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Global investment platform eToro has launched a first of its kind sponsorship deal with reigning double Formula E Champions, DS TECHEETAH. eToro will stake £1million for DS TECHEETAH to invest on its platform and the team will keep any profits made.

DS TECHEETAH will invest the money in some of eToro’s top investors, using eToro’s innovative CopyTrader feature. The team will also invest in themes that align with the team’s values by investing in two of eToro’s thematic portfolios: Renewable Energy and Driverless. The latter portfolio contains a number of stocks in the electric car sector, including Stellantis - the owner of DS Automobiles, the manufacturer of DS TECHEETAH.

eToro believes that this is the first time in the history of sport sponsorship that a deal has been structured in a way where a team risks its profits on the stock market, as the amount of money collected will depend on CopyTrader Investor performance. Traditional sponsorship models are based on a set fee, whereas in this case, it is fluid.

Dylan Holman, Global Sponsorship Manager of eToro, said: ‘We are excited to work with DS TECHEETAH, who believe in our product as much as we do. We hope that by structuring our partnership in this unique way, we can raise awareness to more people around the world of the potential to grow their wealth through investing. We hope to work with more companies in a similar way in the future.

“2020 saw a meteoric rise in retail participation in capital markets and we think this trend is here to stay. People want simple access to markets. eToro is a social investing platform where people can execute trades, but also see what others are doing and talk to each other. We were the first to bring social investing to the masses and took this concept one step further by inventing CopyTrader.”

CopyTrader allows users to automatically copy the same trades as top investors in proportion to the amount users choose to invest. To copy an investor on eToro there is no cost and trades are carried out at exactly the same time and at the same market rate. CopyPortfolios offer people access to thematic investing.

Keith Smout, Chief Commercial Officer of DS TECHEETAH, said: “We always want to be at the forefront of innovation, which is one of the key values of Formula E and DS TECHEETAH. There is a lot of synergy with this deal as a number of the DS TECHEETAH team, including twotime Formula E Champion Jean-Eric Vergne, have been using eToro’s CopyTrader. We have seen the benefits of investing in the financial markets and we’re excited about this partnership, as we aim to help demystify investing to our fans throughout the season.”

This partnership sees eToro gain global exposure through an extensive range of marketing opportunities including featuring on the livery of the DS E-TENSE FE20, the team environment, digital rights, VIP tickets and more.


Swissquote launches a new version of its Advanced Trader platform integrating TradingView charts

Swissquote, the leading online bank in Switzerland, launches a new version of its Advanced Trader platform. The revamped platform has been fully redesigned to integrate the latest technologies and make Forex trading even more intuitive and accessible, while still offering the advanced order types that made it popular among sophisticated traders.

Moreover, Swissquote partnered with TradingView, one of the biggest financial portals in the world, for this new version. TradingView provides all the charting environment, with powerful tools for both beginners and experienced traders.

Advanced Trader is available to Swissquote clients as well as a white label solution for institutional customers.

For more information, please visit the website here: www.swissquote.com/advanced-trader

For a demo version, click here: https://en.swissquote.com/forex/open-forex-demo-account

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Swissquote The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for eForex, ePrivate Banking and eMortgage. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote also offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its mother company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: SQN).


FBS announces the results of its 12 Years promo first tour and launches the second tour

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FBS, the online Forex broker, has launched FBS 12 Years – Big Time! Big Money! promo to celebrate its 12th anniversary. It is a trading tournament with three tours and the Grand Finale. Each tour ends with a raffle, where everyone can win amazing gifts like cars, money rewards, and Apple gadgets. The most luxurious prizes will be drawn in the Grand Finale – $300 000, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, three gold bars of 1 kg each, and many others. It is the biggest promo in FBS history with a total prize fund of $1 200 000.

FBS 12 Years promo is in full swing. The first tour is over, and the winners will be announced on March 4, at 12:00 MT. Watch the live stream on Facebook or YouTube to be the first one to know the results. This time the broker will be raffling off the following prizes – Audi Q3, Honda ADV 150, several MacBook Pro, some iPhone 12, $30 000, and many others.

The second tour is on its way. The registration is already open and will run until March 8. If you missed the first tour, take your chance now. Everyone will have a chance to win these incredible prizes:

  • $1 000, $2 000, $3 000
  • JBL Charge 4, Samsung S20, AirPods Pro, Apple Watch, iPhone 12 Pro, MacBook Pro
  • $10 000, $20 000, $30 000
  • Kawasaki Z250
  • BMW X3

The tournament terms remain the same. To win the prize you should:

  • 1. Join FBS 12 Years tournament.
  • 2. Trade at least one lot, invest $50, or invite a friend to get one lucky ticket.
  • 3. Collect as many lucky tickets as possible to increase your chances of winning.

The second tour will last from March 8 to April 2. The raffle is scheduled for April 8.

The promo works in FBS Personal Area (web and app), FBS CopyTrade, and FBS Trader. Don’t forget to update the apps to the latest versions. Participate everywhere to multiply your chances of winning with your reliable broker.

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FBS is an international broker with over 150 countries of presence and more than 16 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse, and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers various special services to make trading more pleasant and beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, cashback up to $15 per lot, and more. An official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


OctaFX Secures the ‘Most Transparent Broker’ Award for 2020

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The prestigious accolade was awarded to OctaFX by the well-known industry platform forex-awards.com. This is the first time the global Forex broker has received an award in this category.

The new year is in full swing, and the awards for 2020 are coming in: The influential website forex-awards.com crowned OctaFX as the ‘Most Transparent Forex Broker’ in the industry.

OctaFX as a brand went through considerable lengths to strengthen its core strategy last year: in that regard, especially its security and transparency of customer services have been distinguished here.

The platform has been awarding and recognising the internationally best and brightest Forex brokers since the year 2010.

By their own mission statement, Forex Awards goes out of its way to provide an unbiased and independent verdict for each annual award edition.

The CEO of Forex Awards, Brian Miller, said it best: ‘In offering financial services, one of a Forex broker’s essential attributes is its ability to be transparent and fair. We are pleased to congratulate OctaFX on this achievement. The company is a strong market player, providing a really clear and transparent service.’

The ‘Most Transparent Forex Broker’ award is among 37 other categories which Forex Awards commemorates annually.

OctaFX has been put in the spotlight with previous honours before—2015 and 2016 as the ‘Best Forex Broker Europe’, 2017 for ‘Best Trade Executions’, and 2018 and 2019 as the ‘Best Copy Trading Platform’.

OctaFX is a Forex broker that provides online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to millions of users worldwide. OctaFX has won more than 30 awards since its foundation, including the Best ECN Broker 2020 award from World Finance. The company is well-known for its social and charity activity. It also regularly conducts global and local promotion campaigns with valuable money and product prizes.


Commission-Free Indices at FBS

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FBS, the leading CySEC licensed broker, expanded the list of its trading instruments in MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, and FBS Trader – trading platform. European traders now can enjoy all the benefits of trading top Cash-based indices like S&P500, NASDAQ, DAX30, and many others.

FBS appreciates the traders’ comfort and wants to give anyone access to the global markets in a few clicks. Thus, the company added even more trading instruments in MT4&5 and the all-in-one FBS Trader app. Commission-free Cash-based indices are now available for trading. These indices have no expiration date. It means that once you open a long-term position, all the worries about its early closing may be left behind. Cash-based index orders are timeless and closed at the time a trader finds it appropriate.

There is the full list of available Cash-based indices:

  • JP225 - Japan 225 index (Nikkei)
  • US100 - Nasdaq index
  • US30 - Mini-sized DJIA index Dow jones
  • US500 - E-mini SP 500 index
  • AU200 - Australia 200 index
  • EU50 - Euro Stoxx50 Index
  • FR40 - CAC40 index
  • HK50 - Hang Seng Index
  • UK100 - FTSE 100 Index
  • DE30 - DAX index
  • ES35 - Spain 35 index
  • XTIUSD (WTI)
  • XBRUSD (Brent)
  • XNGUSD (Gas)

Choose your favourites among Cash-based indices and trade them on the go in functional and simple FBS Trader — Online Forex Trading Platform app or with fundamental MetaTrader.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currencies, stocks, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 12 years in the field, the broker won over 60 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


bitFlyer Referral Program - Invite friends, get free BTC!

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Luxembourg, 24.02.2020 - Today, bitFlyer Europe launched a Referral Program where you and your friends can earn rewards. Both you and the invited person will get €10 worth of Bitcoin each when your friend creates an account and trades €100 of crypto or more.

bitFlyer Referral Program is based on the “tell a friend” scheme. You can automatically create your unique referral link on bitFlyer Wallet App and send it to a friend who is not yet a bitflyer customer. When the invited person creates an account and then trades €100 of crypto or more both of you will receive reward.

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The whole procedure is very simple and intuitive. It takes only 4 clicks to complete it!

  • 1. Select the “Invite Friends” section on your main Menu on the bitFlyer App.
  • 2. Tap the “Send Invite” button. Invitation message will be automatically created.
  • 3. Choose preferred messaging or email app
  • 4. Send an invitation message via the app

Please remember that currently, the referral program is only available through the bitFlyer Wallet app. If your friend creates an account on the web, you will not be eligible for the reward.

Your friends can trade crypto on Buy/Sell or using Instant Buy and Recurring Buy features. Trading activity generated on the bitFlyer Lightning platform is excluded. Also, there is no limit to the number of people that can be referred.

This is a great opportunity to introduce your friends and family to the crypto world and motivate them to trade coins. Give yourself and your friends a gift by inviting them to the program. If you need more information, take a look at this blog post about referral program here.

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RoboMarkets closes trading CFDs on cryptocurrencies

[02/24/2021] - Limassol, Cyprus - RoboMarkets, a company providing financial services to European clients, informs that it will no more provide trading services for crypto CFDs. This decision has been made in order to protect the company's clients from high risks existing in the crypto market.

On March 24th, between 12:00 and 13:00 server time all positions in BTCUSD, BTCEUR, XRPUSD, DSHUSD, LTCUSD, LTCBTC, ETHUSD, ETHBTC, ETHEUR, EOSUSD will be closed by current quotations.

Denis Golomedov, CMO at RoboMarkets comments the decision: "We have claimed repeatedly that our priority is protection of clients' interests. That is why we have decided to close crypto for our clients. This will help us make the clients' assets safe from high risks entailed by operations with crypto instruments".

On January 6th, 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) officially banned selling to individual clients derivatives and exchange traded notes (ETNs) based on certain types of crypto assets.

"We see that large regulators, such as the FCA, have already made steps to limit access of retail investors to cryptocurrencies and expect other European regulators to do the same in the nearest future. The crypto market is rather toxic and connected to high risks, quite often neglected by retail investors. The growth of the crypto market and the hype around this segment can lead to a serious disturbance among retail investors and brokers in 2021", adds Denis Golomedov.

About RoboMarkets

RoboMarkets is an investment company with the CySEC license No. 191/13. RoboMarkets offers investment services in many European countries by providing traders, who work on financial markets, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. More detailed information about the company's products and services can be found at robomarkets.com.


OANDA upgrades Advanced Trader program to include cash rebates

New York – Tuesday 23 February 2021: – A global leader in online multi-asset trading services, currency data and analytics, OANDA has upgraded its Advanced Trader loyalty program in the US to offer high-volume clients the option of cash rebates. With an OANDA Advanced Trader account, clients can now earn rebates up to USD15 per million based on their deposits and monthly trading volumes. Alternatively, traders can opt into OANDA’s core pricing model and choose to reduce their commission fees by up to USD15 per million instead, offering greater flexibility than ever before.

David Hodge, Chief Revenue Officer OANDA explained, “The US market is sophisticated and competitive, and smart traders are constantly on the lookout for better pricing and greater flexibility. As such, we believe our new Advanced Trader loyalty program clearly demonstrates OANDA’s ongoing commitment to addressing the needs of our clients and helping them become successful self-directed traders.”

Featuring a tiered approach, the Advanced Trader program houses four distinct levels that afford a host of benefits to clients based on their monthly trading volumes and deposit levels.

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Regardless of tier, Advanced Traders will continue to enjoy personalised support from a dedicated relationship manager, unlimited free wire transfers, access to advanced trading tools and third-party platforms, and more.

For more information about OANDA’s Advanced Trader account, please click here.

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About OANDA

Founded in 1996, OANDA was the first company to share exchange rate data free of charge on the Internet, launching an FX trading platform that helped pioneer the development of web-based currency trading five years later. Today, the group provides online multi-asset trading, currency data and analytics to retail and corporate clients, demonstrating an unrivalled expertise in foreign exchange. With regulated entities in eight of the world’s most active financial markets, OANDA remains dedicated to transforming the business of foreign exchange. For more information, please visit oanda.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


FBS Celebrates Its 12th anniversary and Fulfils Your Dream

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In February, FBS world-known Forex broker, turned 12. To make this month even more festive and unique, FBS launched a new activity for European traders. Anyone can make a wish, and the broker will choose the most outstanding one to fulfill it.

The trusted brokerage company values aspiration not only to earn and grow but also to chase the dreams. For this purpose, FBS created such an opportunity even for those who have not tried their hands at trading. For the whole month from February 10 to March 10, anyone may write about the most desired wish on the FBS official Facebook page and get ready to have their wish satisfied.

You can take part after meeting some simple conditions:

  • 1. Write about your dream in the comments to the post.
  • 2. Share the post on your personal Facebook page. Make sure it’s publicly seen.
  • 3. FBS will choose the lucky ones whose dream will be brought to life.

For 12 years, the company has been providing traders worldwide with fast and secure access to the FX market, free educational materials, and expert support. Since 2009, FBS has been supporting those who in need and changing the lives. Thus, an owner of the most meaningful dream has a chance to change the life too! Stay tuned – a winner will be announced during a livestream on the FBS Facebook page.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currencies, stocks, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 12 years in the field, the broker won over 60 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


BDSwiss Group Launches Bespoke Trends Analysis Tool Exclusively on its WebTrader Platform

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As part of its commitment to pursuing innovation and introducing cutting-edge features and solutions that enhance trader experience, BDSwiss Group has recently added to its technical analysis toolkit by unveiling a fully integrated WebTrader Trends Analysis tool.

Available exclusively on the BDSwiss WebTrader, the novel Trends Analysis feature is designed to automate technical analysis while empowering traders to identify the most viable trading opportunities with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI). Offering real-time analytics and trendline overlays on a wide range of CFDs including stocks, commodities and foreign exchange, Trends Analysis delivers real-time insights that can help traders make better-informed decisions.

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence

Integrating AI and machine learning algorithms provided by Autochartist with BDSwiss’s WebTrader charting tools, the new Trends Analysis feature monitors thousands of trading instruments in real-time while applying technical indicators to create a live dashboard of the most opportunistic trade setups.

By tracking multiple data points, the built-in Trends Analysis tool calculates and refines probability values for future price action while also considering the latest earnings reports, financial releases and aggregated data from third-party vendors.

“The ability to identify, plot and interpret market trends automatically can be invaluable in fast-moving markets. The BDSwiss Trends Analysis tool helps traders to not only spot evolving chart patterns which they otherwise might miss but to also capitalise on them. Harnessing artificial intelligence, sophisticated data analytics, technical analysis and order execution in a single web-based platform is what many traders are now looking for,” said Frank Walbaum, Technical Analyst at BDSwiss.

Designed to Enhance Trading Performance

Incorporating Trends Analysis into BDSwiss’ WebTrader platform delivers a comprehensive automated technical analysis solution for BDSwiss clients.

BDSwiss traders can view potential trade opportunities automatically mapped onto live charts and can place market trades directly through a self-adjusting order window. Furthermore, the software accounts for preset market parameters and can automatically adjust risk management settings at the trader’s discretion. This unique feature was specifically designed to allow traders to place their positions with a single click to reduce execution time.

Christos Alatzidis, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BDSwiss said: “In trading, timing is essential: even milliseconds can make a big difference. Our Trends Analysis tool provides powerful real-time analysis with potential trade ideas plotted automatically. The BDSwiss WebTrader platform is the first in the retail trading space to offer a one-stop solution by integrating AutoChartist’s analysis features built-in a web-based platform.”

Committed to pursuing an agenda of innovation and optimisation, BDSwiss will continue to invest in new technologies and solutions that enhance trader experience, including cutting-edge platforms and tools, broader regulation and first-class trading services.


FBS International Forex Broker is Coming to Australia

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FBS, now also operating under the Australian Financial Services License number 426359, is ready to start providing services in Australia and other regions in accordance with the ASIC regulations.

ASIC is an Australian integrated corporate, markets, financial services and consumer credit regulator. Australian Financial Services License granted by ASIC is highly regarded in the trading community: it ensures that the broker complies with Australia’s strict financial laws and guidelines, protects the client’s funds and guarantees their security and transparency of the financial operations.

FBS is ready to offer its clients top-notch service, including:

  • Several types of trading accounts for both beginners and experts
  • Demo accounts for those who want to try out trading without making an investment
  • Over 120 trading instruments, including Forex, stocks and cryptocurrencies
  • An abundance of educational materials to help the clients grow
  • Negative balance protection to safeguard the clients’ funds
  • 24/5 client support to fix any issues that may arise
  • An Islamic swap-free option for traders who cannot receive or pay interest due to their faith

With the 12-year expertise and the ASIC license at hand, FBS is ready to provide excellent services to clients in the Australian region and those who want to trade with a reliable Forex broker.

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FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and more than 16 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse, and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers various special services to make trading more pleasant and beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, and more. An official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


Win a Share of more than $65,000 in Tickmill’s IB Contest

Global online provider of financial services, Tickmill announced the launch of the Global IB Championship, an exciting competition that offers both new and existing Introducing Brokers the chance to a win one of over $65,000 worth of prizes that will be distributed in 4 regions: Asia, MENA, Latin America (LATAM) and other regions in the world including Africa, Oceania and FSU countries.

The contest invites Introducing Brokers to grow their network by introducing new active clients to Tickmill and earn points based on the trading volume generated by their introduced clients – the more their clients trade, the more points they earn.

In each of the 4 regions, the three best performing participants, that is those accumulating the highest amount of points, will win the following prizes:

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Tickmill Group CMO, Nicholas Alexander Baumer commented “We are excited to be launching our IB contest for the fifth consecutive year, aiming to empower our Introducing Brokers to take their business to new heights. It is great to see the contest growing in popularity year by year, and it comes as no surprise that Tickmill currently has more than 35,000 active Introducing Brokers from more than 150 countries who benefit from some of the industry’s best trading conditions.”

Commenting on the company’s Introducing Broker programme, Mr Baumer said “Our IBs make a valuable asset for our brand, hence, we make every possible effort to help them maximise their performance and maintain their competitive advantage in many rewarding ways.”

The contest is available to clients of Tickmill Ltd (FSA regulated entity) and will be running from 15 February 2021 until 15 June 2021. To learn more about the contest and the applicable Terms and Conditions, please click here.


FBS Added Stocks in FBS Trader App

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FBS, CySEC licensed Forex broker, opened new trading instruments for European clients. From now on, traders can trade corporate giants’ stocks in all-in-one trading platform FBS Trader. Tesla, Amazon, Apple, and other grand variety of stocks are now available to trade right from the app!

FBS Trader is a brokerage app that allows trading on the go from a mobile device using handy Forex tools from anywhere at any time. It is aimed at traders of different levels. From beginners to professionals, anyone finds necessary instruments and easy-manageable tools for convenient and efficient trading with the trustworthy broker.

Stock trading is an extremely perspective way to explore the financial markets. It gives a multitude of opportunities for trading on fast-paced volatility. With strong educational support from the leading FBS analysts, even traders with zero background in stock trading have a chance to develop their skills right in the app and show impressive performance results.

FBS Trader – Online Forex Trading Platform app has everything a modern trader needs to keep up with the changing markets. Daily expert signals on the market moves help to choose the best trading options. With real-time charts and statistics, you will never miss the right moment to open or close an order. Trade stocks with the reliable broker by your side.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currencies, stocks, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 12 years in the field, the broker won over 60 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


ACY’s Trading Cup Grand Final Champion wins $US63,000 with a 71% gain in 1 hour

 

ACY Securities delivered its 3rd Trading Cup Grand Final event on Friday night, which was hosted from their headquarters, ACY Tower in Sydney as a live virtual event. With a record audience of nearly 30,000 viewers tuning in to watch the live action and record engagement across their social media channels, the event was hailed as a great success.

Leading up to the Grand Final, gold dropped significantly on the back of a huge bullish run on the US dollar and the volatility started to fiercely build up. This set the scene for what would ultimately become a rollercoaster ride to the finish line. Never before have we seen more markets on potential breakout levels, with the most actively traded instrument of the competition, gold, surging on the night.

Commenting on the Grand Final, Ashley Jessen, ACY’s Chief Operating Officer said the winner (Mr. Haibo Wang) made the largest percentage gain in the history of the contest and that he had never seen such an exhilarating display of raw talent.

“I've had the chance to witness the last two Trading Cups live, and this year's grand final was the most exhilarating display of raw trading talent, under extreme pressure, that I've ever seen. The top four competitors jockeyed around the largest percentage gains in our three-year history, until the final victor, Haibo Wang, came through triumphantly, hitting 71% in gains in an hour. Simply incredible” said Mr Jessen in an interview yesterday.

The 2nd place winner, Mr Xun Gong won $US18,000 with an impressive 51% gain and the 3rd place winner, Mr Mao Long Yang took home $US9,000 with a very respectable 33% gain. All three winners traded gold.

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Trading Cup gave away atleast $US150,000 in prize money throughout the 6-month competition.

If you missed the live stream on Friday night, visit tradingcup.com to watch the full replay.

Alternatively, tune into ausbiz.com.au to watch the Grand Final Highlights on Thursday February 11th at 7pm AEST.

The Trading Cup Grand Final was hosted by the renowned ausbiz TV presenter and former Sky News Business anchor Nadine Blayney and featured recently appointed Order of Australia recipient and ACY Securities Brand Ambassador Tim Cahill, AO.

Want to learn more about the Trading Cup, how it works, and the history of the competition? Watch the exclusive interview with Australia’s favourite TV host, David Koch.

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HYCM Adds Seasonax to Enhance Trader Experience

HYCM, a well-established global forex broker, has recently added Seasonax to its services, a leader in seasonal trading pattern analytics, to help their traders more easily identify and analyse seasonal patterns in stocks, commodities, indices, and FX. As a result, traders can quickly identify trading opportunities and ultimately, make more sound investment decisions.

Seasonax's seasonality patterns screener identifies upcoming trades with potential returns within individual assets using their award-winning algorithms. Moreover, thanks to its global cooperation, Seasonax offers integrations with Bloomberg Professional and Thomson Reuters / Refinitiv Eikon, allowing traders to improve their possibilities and outperform the market.

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Gregor Emmian, HYCM’s Marketing Manager, commented on the launch:

“We continue our efforts to level up HYCM’s product offering and ensure that our clients’ toolbox is brimming with a variety of useful services. The newly added Seasonax patterns screener is a wonderful addition to our pool of services that will assist them in their day-to-day trading.”

Tea Muratovic, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Seasonax, commented:

“Seasonax has developed an analytical tool that enables every single investor to identify seasonal patterns in individual market instruments. Information is power and we are delighted to announce that in cooperation with HYCM investors will receive access to our award-winning algorithms that will help them make their investment decisions.”

To educate users about upcoming seasonal patterns, Seasonax publishes biweekly seasonal insights. In addition, Giles Coghlan, the Group Chief Currency Analyst, will continue to provide HYCM seasonal insights, based on Seasonax patterns, at the HYCM Lab blog.

To enable Seasonax, please contact your HYCM account manager.

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Female investors help drive surge in demand for crypto, new eToro data shows

Female investors in crypto jump in January, compared to same period last year

Ethereum and Dash see largest month-on-month increases in global trading activity

A new wave of female investors are helping to drive the surge in demand for cryptoassets such as bitcoin and ethereum, according to new data from global investment platform eToro.

The percentage of female investors in bitcoin and ethereum has jumped to 15% and 12% respectively over the last year, up from 10% and 11% at the beginning of 2020.

Meanwhile, the data also shows the average age of investors globally in both major cryptoassets has dropped in recent years. The average bitcoin investor was 37 years old in 2017 vs 35 years old now, while ethereum investors average age has fallen from 35 to 32 years old over the same time period.

The demographic changes come amid a surge in the price of bitcoin; the cryptoasset rose from approximately $8,000 to end the year near $30,000. This trend has continued in 2021, with bitcoin hitting an all-time high of $41,826 in early January, before falling back, it is currently around the $37,000 mark.

The eToro platform data shows that more investors than ever have benefited from this rise, with the number of investors in both major cryptoassets jumping in the last 12 months.

In total, the number of people holding bitcoin on the platform at the end of January 2021 compared with the same time a year ago has more than doubled, seeing a 106% increase. Ethereum has followed suit, up 82% year-on-year.

Ethereum also saw a substantial price increase and hit an all-time high this week, and was the second most traded cryptoasset of January. Compared with the previous month, the smart contract platform’s token saw a 313% increase in trading activity.

Meanwhile Dash, a digital currency positioned as a direct rival to bitcoin, saw the largest month-on-month increase in trades last month, rising 348% to put it back into the top 10.

XRP was the only cryptoasset to see less trading activity in January than the month before. The token, which is the native currency for the real-time gross settlement system Ripple, has seen its trading restricted on eToro for US clients in recent weeks after US regulators filed a lawsuit against Ripple.

Simon Peters, market analyst and crypto expert at eToro, commented: “The sector’s broad appeal is, more and more, being reflected by its diversifying investor base.

“Drilling down into the numbers, it is unsurprising to see both bitcoin and ethereum dominating January’s trading activity after the year they have both had, but this market is growing all the time and there are opportunities across a range of cryptoassets, as increased demand for alternative cryptoassets like Cardano and Dash has shown.

“Nonetheless, these assets are volatile and should only be used as a small proportion of a diversified portfolio.”

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FBS clients get a chance to win $300 000, Mercedes-Benz, and other prizes in the FBS 12 Years Promo

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The online Forex broker FBS launches FBS 12 Years – Big Time! Big Money! promotion. It is the biggest promo in FBS history with the prize fund of $1 200 000. This contest is aimed to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the company. FBS has been working since 2009 and wants to thank its clients all over the world. Everyone can get the most luxurious prizes – $300 000, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a real gold bar of 1 kg, the latest Apple gadgets, and even more.

FBS 12 Years promo is a trading tournament with three standard tours and the Grand Finale. At the end of each tour, there will be a raffle where incredible cars such as Audi Q3, BMW X3, and Toyota Alphard, also bikes, and money rewards will be drawn. The registration for the first starts on January 27. The whole promo period lasts from February 1 to June 25. During this time, every participant has an opportunity to get amazing presents by meeting a few simple terms:

  • Join FBS 12 Years tournament.
  • Trade one lot, or invest $50, or invite a friend to get one lucky ticket.
  • Collect as many lucky tickets as possible to increase the chances of getting prizes.
  • Move higher in the tournament rating and have a chance to win $10 000, $20 000, or $30 000.
  • Participate in the Grand Finale and have an opportunity to get a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a real gold bar of 1 kg, or $300 000!

The promo works in FBS Personal Area (web and app), FBS CopyTrade, and FBS Trader. Don’t forget to update the apps to the latest versions. Participate everywhere to multiply your chances of winning with your reliable broker.

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FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and more than 16 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse, and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers various special services to make trading more pleasant and beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, cashback up to $15 per lot, and more. An official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


ACY Securities set to deliver a fresh format, TV-style Trading Cup virtual Finale to an expected record-breaking virtual audience

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ACY Securities is on track to deliver its 3rd Trading Cup Grand Final as a one-of-a-kind virtual event, plugging in the qualifying traders from around the world remotely and hosting the event from ACY Tower in Sydney.

With a minimum of $US150,000 in prize money, the competition is a six-month long live trading contest which consists of 6 stages and concludes with the upcoming Grand Final this Friday.

Hosted by the renowned ausbiz TV presenter and former Sky News Business anchor Nadine Blayney, the virtual Grand Final will show all the action from some of the world’s best traders battle it out to win the $US90,000 top 3 prize pool, with live analysis, interviews with experts, guest speakers and live crosses to the contenders.

Justin Pooni, Head of Marketing & Communications at ACY said the virtual event will be in a class of its own, delivering a fresh TV-show style format and allowing the virtual audience to trade alongside the contestants through a special demo account.

“This year the Trading Cup Grand Finale will be a very special virtual event and delivered in a format that is in a class of its own. It will be a fresh, almost reality-TV show style format with all the raw emotions on display and a team of market watchers and traders commentating on the traders’ every moves.”

Justin Pooni continued on to say:

“And for the first time ever, the virtual audience members will be able to trade alongside the actual contestants through our Grand Final Demo Contest to see how they stack up. With a life-style DJ to provide a cooling ambience to the heat and energy of the contest, and Tim Cahill dropping in via live feed to say hello, the Grand Finale on Friday is an experience you won’t want to miss.”

The winner of the Demo Contest receives a Limited-Edition Tim Cahill signed and framed jersey. For more info on the Grand Final Demo Contest or the Grand Final virtual stream, visit the Tradingcup.com.

In each of the last two years, the Trading Cup grand final has attracted a growing audience of traders and viewers globally, and this year the competition expects to attract a record-breaking audience with the event being streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and Mudu as well as on www.tradingcup.com

The Trading Cup Grand Final live stream starts at 8pm AEST. Watch the Grand Final Promo Film.

Australia’s leading media personality and Channel 7 TV host David Koch talks Trading Cup with newly appointed ACY Chief Operating Officer, Ashley Jessen.

David Koch, who is the long-standing host of Sunrise and one of Australia’s most popular TV hosts, sat down with Ashley Jessen to ask him all about the Trading Cup.

David Koch asked Mr Jessen, who has recently been appointed ACY’s Chief Operating Officer, about the history of the competition, why the Grand Final is traded over the US Non-farm payroll release, what it will take to be crowned champion and how ACY powers the Trading Cup.

Watch the David Koch Trading Cup interview with Ashley Jessen.


FP Markets launches intuitive and feature-packed Mobile Trading App

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The innovative FP Markets Mobile App puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of traders on-the-go.

In the fast-paced world of online trading there is an award-winning Forex and CFD broker that has been consistently able to stay ahead of the curve. One of Australia’s leading fintech companies, FP Markets has announced the launch of The FP Markets Mobile App which is intuitive and feature-packed, allowing traders to carry their trading accounts with them in their pocket.

Available on all Android and iOS devices, the FP Markets Mobile Trading App offers trading on Forex and CFDs across shares, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

Download Now- Android Android and The App store iOS

Not only can traders access 60+ Currency Pairs, they can also trade in more than 50 of the world’s biggest Stocks including Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon. FP Markets also offers leveraged trading on Commodities and more than a dozen Indices from the largest global exchanges. For people who are interested in trading the emerging asset class that is Cryptocurrency with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple all part of the product range.

When asked about the release of the Mobile App, Managing Director Matt Murphie was clear about its importance. “Launching the FP Markets Mobile Trading App was a key company deliverable given modern traders need to be able to trade on-the-go .”

The company’s hard work in 2020 has not gone unnoticed with multiple awards already heading their way this year including, ‘Best FX Broker Australia’ and ‘Global Forex Value Broker’. Matt explained that there is more to it than just hard work and dedication.

“I cannot understate the benefit of having 15+ years experience in the industry. We have traders that have been with us since day one, and we are constantly striving to engage with them to improve our product offering. Their feedback played a pivotal role in the design, functionality and features of the new Mobile App.”

Customer feedback resulted in some of the key features of the Mobile App with traders able to:

  • Deposit and withdraw from within the Mobile App
  • Use the ‘Favourites’ menu to create a faster and seamless trading experience
  • Access their account and change settings via the Client Portal
  • Access top-tier liquidity with real-time pricing
  • Conduct research and analysis using a range of trading tools
  • Log in to their MetaTrader 4 account using the same credentials

Download the FP Markets Mobile Trading App today and start trading.

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OANDA adds new cross-border payment solution for companies in North America

NEW YORK: Wednesday 27 January 2021A global leader in online multi-asset trading services and currency data and analytics, OANDA has joined forces with Currencycloud, a leading provider of B2B embedded cross-border solutions, to deliver a new international money transfer service to companies in North America. Called OANDA FX Payments, the new solution has been made possible through a joint collaboration with Shift Connect.

OANDA FX Payments enables corporate clients to make cross-border payments in 35 currencies, quickly and easily through a safe and reliable online platform. The solution helps companies reduce the cost of international transactions while hedging their currency risk and protecting their bottom line. Featuring a streamlined user experience, the platform also offers clients a completely personalized customer support service.

The partnership combines OANDA’s deep-seated expertise in foreign exchange with Currencycloud’s best-of-breed payment technology and Shift Connect’s world-class customer support to offer a simple-to-use, reliable international money transfer solution for businesses, large or small.

Lucian Lauerman, Head of OANDA FX Data Services, said, “One of the world’s leading FX authorities, OANDA is dedicated to helping companies optimize cash flow, manage currency risk and build their bottom line. As such, we’re delighted to be partnering with Shift Connect and Currencycloud in order to add OANDA FX Payments to our best-in-class range of corporate currency solutions, which are trusted by audit firms, tax authorities and multinational corporations all over the world.”

“As we have started to expand into new territories across the globe, and our partnership with Currencycloud expands, we were uniquely placed to create new solutions for OANDA’s corporate FX clients who make international payments” explained Dave Kelcher, CEO at Shift Connect.

Richard Arundel, North American General Manager & Co-founder of Currencycloud, commented, “This is a unique proposition for OANDA and its corporate FX clients. By working closely with our existing partner, Shift Connect, in North America, we have been able to create a one-of-a-kind cross-border payment solution for OANDA.”

OANDA FX Payments is available to corporate clients through OANDA Business Information and Services Inc. The firm also offers a wide range of FX Data Services including the OANDA Exchange Rates API, which provides access to daily averages, spot and forward rates, central bank exchange rates and tick-level data for 38,000+ currency pairs, over 200 currencies, commodities, and precious metals, as well as exchange rates sourced from 25 central banks and historical currency rates that date back to 1990.

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OANDA launches Pro Trading account with 100:1 leverage

SYDNEY – Tuesday 26 January 2021 – A global leader in online multi-asset trading services, OANDA has introduced a new Professional Trading account in Australia that enables clients to trade forex and CFDs with higher leverage ratios, margin relief and volume rebates. The OANDA Professional Trading account is open only to long-term traders with a proven knowledge of the markets and the inherent risks.

Anthony Griffin, Managing Director of the firm’s Australian operation explained, “We’re delighted to introduce our new Professional Trading account, which will allow experienced clients to access a range of features including 100:1 leverage, margin relief when they place a guaranteed stop-loss order, and attractive volume rebates. However, this account is not for everyone. Traders must meet stringent criteria in order to qualify as a wholesale client or sophisticated investor before they can upgrade to the Professional Trading account.”

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Griffin continued, “Over the course of our 25-year history, OANDA has earned a reputation for combining cutting-edge trading technology and institutional-grade execution, continuously striving to introduce new products that meet the ever-changing needs of traders. We believe our new Professional Trading account clearly demonstrates the firm’s ongoing commitment to helping our clients become successful self-directed traders while also ensuring we continue to meet our regulatory responsibilities.”

Governed by the Corporations Act, wholesale client status is determined on financial qualifiers, financial literacy and product knowledge, while sophisticated investor status is determined on trading history, market experience and product knowledge.

Clients should also note, by upgrading to a Pro Trading account, they agree to waive certain protections. For more information about OANDA’s Professional Trading account, please click here


FBS CopyTrade to launch a card-scanning feature!

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FBS CopyTrade app is proud to share the news of a new feature launch! Now the FBS CopyTrade app allows users to scan their card info using a phone camera.

Now users of our social trading app can scan their card number, cardholder name and expiration date using a phone camera. This feature will make debiting and withdrawing funds even more effortless. To use the feature, they need to tap the Card icon and instead of typing it manually, use the camera when filling in the information. The app will recognize the symbols for them, and all that’s left is to fill in the CVV2 code and tap the Complete button.

True to its fame, the FBS CopyTrade app is an extremely user-friendly and convenient app that is always developing to provide users with the best possible experience! The FBS CopyTrade team is happy to release a feature to make the user experience even better.

This feature is just another step on our path of creating the best copy-trading app ever. FBS CopyTrade app is the first FBS product to have introduced card-scanning, and more is yet to come!

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The FBS CopyTrade App is a dynamically developing platform for social trading. It is usually named the most user-friendly and easy-to-use copy trading application.

The app was launched in 2018. It is used by more than 5 million investors. FBS CopyTrade allows people who are less experienced in trading to increase their capitals by copying the selected skilled traders. The traders get an income from each copier’s deposit after a successful transaction. The support team of the app operates 24/7 with more than 15 languages.

FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and 11 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics.

FBS is an official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


Get a chance to win 10 Euro with Recurring Buy!

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We launched a new “Recurring Buy” feature on 18th of January. In celebration of it, we will give 300 customers 10 Euro equivalent BTC by lottery!

What is Recurring Buy?

"Recurring Buy" is a service that allows you to automatically purchase crypto at a fixed frequency and amount. You can use it from our mobile app "bitFlyer wallet" (iOS, Android).

Know more: Recurring Buy

Campaign period

From 1:00 pm on Monday, January 18, 2021, to 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Campaign overview

From the customers who have set up purchasing crypto with Recurring Buy during the campaign period, 300 people will be given 10 Euro equivalent BTC by lottery.

You can use Recurring Buy from our mobile app "bitFlyer Wallet" (iOS, Android).

Campaign conditions

If you meet both of the following conditions during the campaign period, the campaign will be applied automatically.

・ If you have already had a bitFlyer account:

  • Click the campaign link on our promotional e-mail sent to your registered e-mail address
  • Complete the purchase setting with an amount of minimum 10 Euro or more on Recurring Buy*

・ If you are new to bitFlyer:

  • Register from here
  • Complete the purchase setting with an amount of 10 Euro or more on Recurring Buy*

* You need to set a purchase with an amount of 10 Euro or more on Recurring Buy. Also, if you cancel the purchase settings by the end of the campaign period, you will not be eligible for the campaign.

Rewards

From customers who meet the above campaign conditions, 300 people will be given a reward of 10 Euro equivalent BTC(*) by lottery.

* The exchange rate will be based on the rate on our exchange platform as of 17th of February.

Timing of granting rewards

It is scheduled for March 2021 (*). We will inform you of the winning by granting a reward on your bitFlyer account.

* It may take some time to be executed. Please note.

Important notes

  • Winners must have a valid bitFlyer account.
  • Only applicable to customers residing in the EU/EEA.
  • Customers can only have one account per person.

Customers who fall under the following conditions are not eligible for this campaign:

  • Customers who have closed their bitFlyer account at the time of the winners’ announcement
  • Customers who cancel the purchase settings by the end of the campaign period
  • Customers who have set a purchase amount less than 10 euro per crypto.

bitFlyer reserves the right to reverse its winner selection in the following circumstance:

  • The user has violated our Terms of Use
  • The user commits fraud
  • The user creates multiple accounts
  • The user provided false information during the identity verification process

In the event it is found that a winner has violated one of these conditions, bitFlyer may use its discretion to take any appropriate measure which it deems necessary.

  • Please note that we cannot respond to inquiries regarding the campaign results before the winners’ announcement.
  • Please refer to our Privacy Policy for the handling of your personal information. bitFlyer reserves the right to change, suspend, discontinue, or terminate some or all of the services in this campaign without prior notice. bitFlyer shall take no responsibility for any loss caused by any change, interruption, suspension or termination of this service.


Swissquote exceeds expectations and posts record year

At the time of the publication of its figures for the first half of 2020, Swissquote announced a sharp upward revision of its forecast for the full year 2020, expecting to generate a pre-tax profit of CHF 100 million on revenues amounting to CHF 300 million.

With total net revenues surging to at least CHF 315 million and a pre-tax profit above CHF 105 million, the revised forecast figures were far exceeded. Thanks to strong client growth and organic net new money inflow of CHF 5.3 billion, client assets rose to an alltime high of CHF 39.8 billion.

Swissquote thus achieves the best result in its history and aims to continue growing its revenues and profit in 2021.

The full report for the 2020 financial year will be published on 18 March 2021.

Swissquote – The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for Forex, Robo-advisory and Mortgages. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote also offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its mother company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, is listed on the Swiss stock exchange SIX (symbol: SQN).


Elliptic recognizes bitFlyer for outstanding compliance for the second time in a row!

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Elliptic a global leader in cryptoasset risk management solutions, awarded the Elliptic Compliance Award to the cryptoasset businesses demonstrating exemplary compliance and their contribution to making the cryptoasset market safe to use.

For the second time in a row, bitFlyer received the award.

bitFlyer Europe Chief Compliance Officer, Ivars Zukovskis, shared some thoughts about the news:

“We are delighted to receive an Elliptic Compliance Award for outstanding compliance as we’ve established robust compliance controls to protect our customers and our business.”

“This is the second time in a row for bitFlyer to receive the Elliptic Compliance Award. We’re pleased that our continuous efforts, supported by Elliptic’s crypto AML solutions, are recognized for meeting the highest standard for crypto compliance across the industry. Allowing us to reinforce the trust of our customers, and to grow our business.

About the Award

The award winners are determined twice yearly according to their Elliptic Score, which indicates crypto-related financial crime risk for over  200 crypto exchanges, custodians, and other  cryptoasset businesses, with the top tier of these businesses receiving an award.

The Elliptic Score is customer agnostic, in that the crypto businesses assessed may use any blockchain analytics solutions to support transaction and wallet monitoring in their compliance operations.

A word from Elliptic

Simone Maini, CEO of Elliptic, congratulated bitFlyer on the award and our contribution to the crypto industry.

“Elliptic believes in objectively recognizing the positive efforts that crypto businesses are making to drive the safe adoption of crypto.”

“Congratulations to all the Elliptic Compliance Award winners, including three of our customers, for their commitment to  preventing financial crime  in crypto.”

“These VASPs are role models for crypto businesses of all sizes and proof that best-in-class blockchain analytics tools, coupled with tight compliance controls, are a necessity for  managing risk  and growing a business.”


FBS Personal Area is in Polish Now

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FBS, your reliable CySEC licensed broker, is happy to announce that the Polish language is now available in both web and app versions of the Personal Area (PA). The Polish language is widespread among European traders. Many of them prefer to use trading products in local languages. It makes the whole trading experience much more convenient. And FBS gives them such an opportunity. From now on, Polish-speaking traders are able to set their trading process in the language of their liking.

FBS is continually improving the quality of its products. The company has more than 11 years of expertise in the market and appreciate the feedback from the clients. That is why the company presents a new language option.

FBS Personal Area connects traders with the trading platform of their choice. In the PA, traders create new accounts, manage their funds, check the transaction history, provide personal details for secure trading, and even more.

What is more, FBS created its own application called FBS – Forex Broker, where clients can use all the web PA functions. The user-friendly app is available for Android users. Get it on Google Play and check out the local language.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


FXTM Launches Innovative New Indices and Introduces Zero Spreads on Major FX Pairs

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23 December, 2020 – FXTM, an Exinity Group company, today announced the launch of 11 innovative new indices offering clients new ways to trade the FX majors and popular market sectors.

The new products, promoted as new Currency and Stock Baskets, include six FX indices monitoring the performance of EUR, GBP, USD, JPY, AUD and NZD against baskets of other currencies, as well as creative stock indices reflecting the performance of Social, Green, Space, Mobile and Vegan-related companies.

The company also introduced zero spreads on major FX pairs on its ECN account, with commissions that can go as low as just $0.2 per lot.*

Commenting on the news, Exinity Group’s Chief Dealer Charis Mountis said: “In 2020, the heightened volatility in financial markets have brought renewed interest in the retail trading space. To help our clients seize even more trading opportunities, our trading team has devised these creative currency and stock indices, combined with zero spreads on major FX pairs — enabling clients to make the most of out every trade with us”.

Many of the new indices are already proving popular among FXTM clients. A full list of the available indices includes:

  • EUR Index
  • USD Index
  • JPY Index
  • GBP Index
  • AUD Index
  • NZD Index
  • Social Index
  • Green Index
  • Mobile Index
  • Space War Index
  • Vegan Index

*While spreads for EURUSD and GBPUSD will typically be at zero for most of the time on the ECN account, FXTM cannot guarantee spreads will always remain at zero, especially during volatile times. Commission on the ECN account is floating and depends on trading volume and equity.

New indices are available on ECN MT4, while zero-spreads are available across ECN MT4 and MT5.

For more information on FXTM’s new indices, please visit here.

FXTM is an international online forex broker offering financial services in forex, CFDs on spot metals and CFDs on Commodity Futures, Indices and Shares.

FXTM brand is authorized and regulated in various jurisdictions. ForexTime Limited (www.forextime.com/eu) is regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission with CIF license number 185/12, licensed by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) of South Africa, with FSP No. 46614. The company is also registered with the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK with number 600475. Exinity Limited (www.forextime.com) is regulated by the Financial Services Commission of the Republic of Mauritius with an Investment Dealer License bearing license number C113012295. Forextime UK Limited (www.forextime.com/uk) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm reference number 777911.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 81% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.”

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OctaFX Marathon "1000 USD for Your goal"

OctaFX

 

By now, New Year’s resolutions are on everybody’s mind. Forex broker OctaFX calls for social media participation 17-24 December 2020. The possible gain? 1,000 USD to make someone’s 2021 New Year’s goal a reality.

The Forex broker OctaFX keeps on finding ways to support people, who have had a harsh fate over the years. This time it’s a giveaway marathon, where the participants go out to social media, make video posts and ask OctaFX directly to support their New Year’s resolutions with 1,000 USD in prize money.

All one has to do is to jump unto social media and tell about one’s goals and plans for 2021 and finish the post with the simple statement:

“OctaFX, I need your 1,000 USD for my goal.”

vThe limits are condensed in the motto “8 days, 8 goals, 8 winners.” The selection criteria are plain, as well: only the authors of the most exciting and ambitious videos or stories will be awarded 1,000 USD by OctaFX, starting on 17 December 2020. The Forex broker will announce the last winner on 24 December 2020.

OctaFX is a Forex broker that provides online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to more than two million trading accounts. OctaFX has won more than 30 awards since its inception, including the Best ECN Broker 2020 award from World Finance. The company is well-known for its social and charity activity. It also regularly conducts diverse holiday promotions throughout the year with valuable money and product prizes.


The New Year of the Ox 2021: Bullish Holiday Promotions at OctaFX

RoboForex

 

Just in time for the holiday season, OctaFX launches a generous promotional offer for its established customer base as well as newcomers to the Forex platform. The worthy mascot to set all this in motion is ‘Ox’ the bull. And he means business since the prize draws and bonuses are exceeding expectations.

Every year the holiday season has its way to pump the trading industry with great offers, promotions, and giveaways for the community. This time is no different. The Forex broker OctaFX has launched a festive and intriguing promotional initiative suiting every trader’s desire.

Furthermore, according to the traditional Chinese calendar, the upcoming year belongs to ‘The Ox.’ How about that? The community indeed has every symbolic reason to be bullish for the future.

So to end this year’s run on an enthusiastic note, the friendly OctaFX mascot ‘Ox’ the bull will guide the trader daily from task to task.

Starting on 7 December 2020, the OctaFX user simply needs to visit the official website’s event page and follow Ox the bull and his instructions. The same goes for clients who operate from within the OctaFX Trading App running on their mobile devices. The more tasks the trader completes, the higher the chance for a reward. The promotion runs daily, on weekends also, and ends on 24 December at 11:59 a.m. The grand opening of gifts takes place on 25 December 2020.

The Challenges

Among the missions that each participant must complete:

  • Solving puzzles
  • Answering quizzes
  • Closing an order while being in profit
  • Giving feedback to OctaFX

What’s in the Box?

The awarded gifts on 25 December 2020 are relatively straightforward:

  • MacBook Pro × 3
  • iPad Pro × 3
  • MacBook Air × 5
  • PlayStation 4 × 5
  • Samsung S20 × 5

These are among the many other gadgets up for the giveaway on that day. Not to mention the OctaFX merchandise, which comes on top of all that. OctaFX has 6,063 (2021x3) gifts during this promotional offer. Not all gift boxes necessarily have content, but every collected gift box is a chance to receive a present. So, the participant could, in fact, draw more than one item.

The Ox hands out Offers to trade like a Bull

As mentioned above, instead of gift boxes, traders could also receive offers for their effort right away as trading bonuses, without waiting for the promotion to reach its finish.

Including, but not limited to:

  • Doubling the profit of a successful order
  • A 5% increase of a new deposit
  • A unique deposit bonus, which is twice as easy to withdraw
  • Instead of the usual 1:500 leverage, if selected, OctaFX can award the winner with a leverage ratio of 1:1000 for trading
  • Cashback: for every traded lot, irrespective of loss or gain, the trader receives 2, 3, or 4 U.S. dollars the very next day, depending on the volume of trades
  • 3, 5, or 10 U.S. dollars as a gift

Keep in mind, the actual number of offers and trading bonuses is much more extensive. The detailed list is on the OctaFX website’s event page.

Happy holidays and happy trading!

OctaFX is a Forex broker that provides online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to more than two million trading accounts. OctaFX has won more than 30 awards since its inception, including the Best ECN Broker 2020 award from World Finance. The company is well-known for its social and charity activity. It also regularly conducts diverse holiday promotions throughout the year with valuable money and product prizes.


Get Amazing Gifts in the FBS New Year 2021 Promo

RoboForex

 

The online Forex broker FBS launches FBS New Year 2021 promotion. Celebrate New Year with the reliable Forex broker and get fantastic presents. The multitude of gifts is stunning – money to your account, iPhone 12 Pro, MacBook Pro, AirPods, official jerseys of FC Barcelona signed by 6 famous players, FBS branded t-shirts, and even more.

FBS New Year 2021 promo period is December 16, 2020 – January 15, 2021. During this time, the participants have a chance to get amazing gifts by meeting a few simple terms:

  • Open or use your own real FBS account in one of the FBS apps: FBS CopyTrade, FBS – Trading Broker, FBS Trader. You can participate in the promo in all FBS apps at the same time.
  • Press the “Start collecting gifts” button in the New Year 2021 promo section of the FBS app you have chosen.
  • Trade two lots (or invest $ 50) and get a box with a guaranteed prize.

It’s easy! For every two traded lots, you will receive a new box with a gift. Every third box has a lucky ticket for participation in the main prize draw, which takes place on January 19!

All the main prize draw participants have a chance to win MacBook Pro, Scooter Honda ADV, iPhone 12 Pro 128 GB, or a signed Barça jersey! Get into the mood with the FBS New Year promotion and enjoy the cool prizes from your reliable broker.

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FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and more than 16 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse, and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers various special services to make trading more pleasant and beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, cashback up to $15 per lot, and more. An official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


Professional Traders Named RoboMarkets Mobile Platform the Best of 2020

RoboForex

 

 

December 14, 2020 – Limassol, Cyprus – RoboMarkets, a company providing trading services to clients all over Europe, announces that it has been awarded the “Best Mobile Trading Platform” prize of the “Professional Trader Awards”. Professional traders voted for the winners.

Prizes of the “Professional Trader Awards” are given to brokers that provide exclusive services for professional trading accounts. There are 14 nominations singling out companies that have reached impressive results in technologies and innovations, trading conditions and the quality of trade execution, loyalty programs and client support.

On October 5th, 2020, when the nominees in each category were chosen, open voting started. During three weeks, the organizing committee communicated closely with the professional traders’ community via media partners and trade representatives; also, individual market players trading on professional accounts were polled. All traders were asked to vote for the best companies based on their personal experience. This is how the professional traders’ community chose the winners of "Professional Trader Awards 2020".

Denis Golomedov, CMO at RoboMarkets:

“We are happy that this year the professional traders’ community named RoboMarkets mobile trading platform the best one. R MobileTrader is a complete trading platform that lets you not only trade via a smartphone or tablet but also deposit your accounts quickly, analyze the market efficiently, and get support from our RoboMarkets Live team. Also, at the end of the previous year, we launched a mobile version of R Trader. Now traders can check the prices, control their investment portfolios, and make orders via their gadgets faster and easier than ever else.”

About RoboMarkets

RoboMarkets is an investment company with the CySEC license No. 191/13. RoboMarkets offers investment services in many European countries by providing traders, who work on financial markets, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. More detailed information about the company’s products and services can be found at robomarkets.com.


New commission-free ETF trading opportunities for investors in Europe

The internationally licensed investment firm JFD Group is adding another cost-efficient product line to its multi-asset offering. All its clients across the EU/EEA will be able to trade six iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) without paying a commission. These instruments are the third asset class, alongside cryptocurrencies and cash equities (physical stocks), in which the company’s clients could invest free of any brokerage fees. The selected ETFs are listed on stock exchanges in Germany (XETRA), USA (NYSE Arca) and UK (XLON).

"We are achieving another milestone in our strategic roadmap by expanding our commission-free offering. It’s always exciting to see how our team delivers innovative financial products bringing to reality JFD’s mission to democratise the investment industry. So far, this year is record-breaking for us in terms of turnover and account openings which proves that we are on the right track in our development," said Lars Gottwik, founder and CEO of JFD. "In the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, many investors have become extremely cautious when building their portfolios and deciding where to spend their hard-earned money. Therefore, the ability to consider another investment vehicle while reducing the trading costs can make a massive difference in performance."

Despite the turbulent economic conditions this year hitting hard many businesses, JFD‘s group of companies operate sustainably planning for the next releases in its product pipeline for 2021. It seems to have something on offer which may be suitable for both savers or spenders.

We are witnessing the "new normal", where customer behaviour shifts rapidly towards online research for the best deals and e-commerce. It is a matter of time for us to see more investment firms jumping on the commission-free bandwagon as the competition for client acquisition in the overly saturated financial industry is fierce.

About JFD:

JFD is a leading group of companies internationally licensed to provide multi-asset trading and investment solutions covering 1,500+ instruments across nine asset classes. Its wholly-owned BaFin-regulated subsidiary JFD Bank AG offers institutional services such as designated sponsoring, institutional sales trading, IPOs, and transaction structuring. JFD is acknowledged by numerous independent sources as one of the fastest-growing and respected financial companies worldwide. Thanks to its core values of transparency, fairness and trust, many experienced investors consider the company as their best choice for self-trading, portfolio management and investment advisory solutions.

JFD’s group of companies consists of JFD Group Ltd - authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - CySEC (Licence number: 150/11); JFD Overseas Ltd - authorised and regulated by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (Licence number 17933); and JFD Bank AG which - authorised and regulated by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and by the Deutsche Bundesbank under licence number 120056.


BDSwiss Group Awarded “Best Market Research Provider 2020” by FxScouts

RoboForex

 

Having received consistent recognition throughout 2020, BDSwiss has added yet another prestigious award to its accolades. The Best Market Research Provider 2020 award was recently granted to BDSwiss by FxScouts, one of UK’s most popular industry portals.

The “Best Market Research Provider” award recognises BDSwiss’ consistent efforts to deliver exceptional education and market-leading research services to its global client base of more than 1.5 million registered traders. 2020 has been a milestone year for BDSwiss, as the company has rolled out a number of new tools and services aimed at providing top-quality market research and analysis.

The launch of BDSwiss’ Research Portal , gives traders ample access to the latest financial commentary through world-class market analysis and daily videos. Headed by world-renowned fundamentalist and financial commentator Marshall Gittler, BDSwiss’ Research is internationally acknowledged and regularly quoted by the world’s most prominent media including MarketWatch, Nasdaq and Reuters. It should be noted that Mr Gittler’s 30-year career spans high-profile positions in elite banks, including UBS, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, BoC and Deutsche Bank. As a distinguished investment strategist and fundamental analyst, Marshall has been featured on global news agencies and appeared on CNN, BBC and Bloomberg News.

Always going a step further, BDSwiss complements its research and analysis efforts with a wide range of high-quality educational resources, including live analysis and strategy webinars , educating traders in real-time and enabling them to hear the exclusive insights of industry professionals. BDSwiss Technical Analyst and Professional Trader Frank Walbaum is leading the company’s webinar efforts, delivering a series of morning briefs, weekly outlooks and real-time analysis webinars. An experienced trader, portfolio manager in his own right, Mr Walbaum puts his strategies to the test, in real-time, and in a live MT4 environment.

Commenting on BDSwiss’ most recent award, Head of Investment Research Marshall Gittler states:

“I'm delighted that FXScouts considered us to be the “Best Market Research Provider.” This award recognizes the investment that BDSwiss has made in enhancing customer experience. The company has spared no effort in providing my research team with the tools and exposure necessary to deliver to our traders’ timely financial commentary across markets and geographies. This prestigious award by FxScouts acknowledges our collective efforts and reinforces our determination to provide all investors with actionable research and credible insights of the highest possible standard. It’s our job to empower traders with in-depth analyses to help them make well-informed investing and trading decisions.”

About BDSwiss Group: BDSwiss is a leading financial group of companies, offering Forex and CFD investment services to more than a million clients worldwide. Since its inception back in 2012, BDSwiss has been providing top-class products, a wide range of platforms, competitive pricing and fast execution on more than 250 underlying CFD instruments. BDSwiss Group complies with a strict regulatory framework and operates its services on a global scale under different entities. With over 200 personnel, BDSwiss Group maintains operating offices in Europe and Asia.


NetShop ISP Announced as Sponsor and Exhibitor in leading B2B Fintech Online Conference

RoboForex

 

The leading Data Center & Server Hosting company, NetShop ISP, has been announced as Sponsor and Exhibitor at Virtual Vision Finance (VVFinance); the leading B2B Fintech Conference that will take place Online on the 17th of December 2020.

VVFinance is the virtual edition of iFX Expo International; the largest B2B Exhibition that connects top-tier executives and businesses active in the Forex, FinTech and Financial services industries.

Through the Expo’s 3D Virtual Interactive platform, attendees can visit NetShop ISP’s Virtual Booth to view & download informative material as well as engage into real-time chatting with the company’s Infrastructure & Forex specialists.

The leading Cloud Hosting & Servers company has been providing infrastructure services, virtual & dedicated servers, and Consulting services to Forex Brokers for the past decade. During the event, the attendees will have the opportunity to explore solutions & products that are built for Brokers and for Traders, as well as schedule a 1:1 Video Call with the company’s industry specialists.

Finally, NetShop ISP will be showcasing its world-class Forex VPS solutions which can be integrated and white-labelled with any Forex broker’s trading systems, as well as purchased by professional Forex traders for ultra low latency and fast trades execution.

About NetShop ISP

NetShop Internet Services is an Award Winning Data Center Services Provider with privately-owned Infrastructure in Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore, Los Angeles (US West) and Hong Kong.

Since its launch in 2004, the company has been actively involved in the Financial Markets (Forex, Banking), the Online Gambling (iGaming) and the Blockchain industries by developing and maintaining a reliable and cost-effective infrastructure environment for high-profile businesses. Moreover, the continuous investment in innovation and technology has allowed NetShop ISP to continually optimize its service offerings to deliver the best price:quality ratio on the market.

https://netshop-isp.com.cy

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Swissquote teams up with Tesla to launch car leasing

Swissquote is launching a new online leasing offering in collaboration with Tesla.

Swissquote is thus expanding its activities in the credit sector. Leasing is a popular option for the purchase of new cars in Switzerland. Swissquote is focusing on a market trend that is moving decisively towards electric cars, aiming to make financing a Tesla as effortless as driving one. With Swissquote’s entry into the leasing market, customers can now benefit from an enhanced digital experience that enables a swift processing of their leasing requests.

Swissquote — The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for Forex, Robo-advisory and Mortgages. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote also offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its mother company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, is listed on the Swiss stock exchange SIX (symbol: SQN).


RoboForex Named the Most Trusted Broker 2020

RoboForex

 

The RoboForex company, providing trading services in global financial markets, reports being awarded the Most Trusted Broker 2020 prize by International Business Magazine Awards. RoboForex was singled out as a broker that enjoys the highest level of clients' trust.

The International Business Magazine Awards prize was created in 2018, and since then it has been the key award to the most prominent and promising representatives of business all over the world. The organizers create a shortlist of companies from which they later choose the best of the best in various regions: Near East, Asia, America, Africa, and Europe.

Robert Stephenson, Chief Business Officer at RoboForex, comments on the reward: "We are genuinely happy to be awarded such and important and valued prize. We are sure that the trust of clients is the best criterion of the quality of our services. The RoboForex brand has been in the market for over 10 years and has proved its reliability. Every year, we extend our work field, introduce new products, improve our trading conditions, and stock to the high quality standards of our services. However, there is still much to be done , and we will do everything possible to comply with the status of the most trusted broker".

About RoboForex

RoboForex is a company, which delivers brokerage services worldwide. The broker provides traders, who work on financial markets, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. RoboForex has the brokerage license IFSC 000138/107. More detailed information about the Company's activities and operations can be found on the official website at roboforex.com.


RoboMarkets Named the "Best Indices Broker" in 2020

RoboMarkets

 

The RoboMarkets company, providing broker services to European clients in financial markets, was awarded the Best Indices Broker 2020 prize of the International Business Magazine Awards. The services provided by RoboMarkets to those trading indices were estimated pleasantly high.

The International Business Magazine Awards has been finding the best companies worldwide, including the Near East, Africa, America, Europe, and Asia, since 2018. The prize was created to award accomplishments in international finance and business. The nominations are organized in a way that demonstrates the best corporate players that have reached an impressive level of management, services, business ethics, and work productivity.

Denis Golomedov, Chief Marketing Officer at RoboMarkets, comments on the award: "In 2020, we enhanced the quality of trading indices tangibly. We have decreased spreads so significantly that our trading conditions have become ones of the most competitive in the market. For example, the average spread or DE30 has been decreased to 0.5 points on ECN and Prime accounts; the minimal lot for operations with indices is 0.01, while order execution takes from 0.1 sec. Also, we have decreased the commission fees on trading indices noticeably. All these conditions together places RoboMarkets among the leaders of the industry, and we in no circumstances are going to leave this place".

About RoboMarkets

RoboMarkets is an investment company with the CySEC license No. 191/13. RoboMarkets offers investment services in many European countries by providing traders, who work on financial markets, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. More detailed information about the company's products and services can be found at robomarkets.com.


FBS Gives Presents Daily in Christmas Advent Project

eToro

 

FBS announces a new project called FBS Christmas Advent. It is an Advent Calendar – one of the main symbols of European Christmas. For the whole month of December, anyone can participate in the project and get the FBS presents.

Starting from December 1, the participants can open a cell in the calendar daily and get a random gift to catch the Christmas mood. The multitude of gifts are stunning – stylish merch from FBS, exclusive analytical lists for traders, educational materials of different types, videos, books, and courses. Educate yourself, trade, enjoy the holiday with presents from FBS.

The FBS Christmas Advent Calendar is active until December 25. On December 29, the live stream will be held on the official FBS Facebook page where the grand prizes will be drawn among all the participants. The grand prizes are iPhone 11 Pro Max, an FBS trader pack, or a personal consultation with FBS analysts.

There are no special rules to participate in the project:

  • 1. Go to the FBS Christmas Advent site.
  • 2. Enter your email.
  • 3. Open a gift in the calendar every day on December 1-25.
  • 4. Wait for the grand prize draw on December 29.

Join the project and get presents daily before Christmas to get in the holiday mood with FBS, a reliable Forex broker by your side.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


Don't get hoodwinked by hidden bitcoin trading fees

Traders are flocking to Bitcoin in search of digital gold, but the journey can be costly and confusing, with hidden fees and cumbersome interfaces, making it difficult to navigate the market successfully.

eToro makes cryptocurrency trading costs crystal clear. There are no fees buried in the fine print, and an intuitive user interface helps you avoid expensive misclicks.

Be aware of hidden fees

On eToro, trading costs are contained in a single charge. The percentage of the spread for buy and sell is the entire cost of the trade — zero fees, no hidden fees, nothing!

Depositing US dollars on eToro is completely free, and a flat fee of $5 is charged to cover the processing cost of withdrawals. If you are depositing in another currency, an FX conversion fee may apply, but costs are made clear in advance, unlike other platforms that often levy unstated conversion fees.

eToro

 

To buy and sell 0.1 unit of Bitcoin in a round trip when the price is at $20K, you would pay a single spread fee of 0.75%, or $15 USD.

Most other trading platforms charge a set commission as a percentage of the position size. But high spreads — the difference between the buying and selling price — mean the real cost is higher.

In addition, account maintenance and inactivity fees can be hidden away in the terms and conditions, eating into profits and adding to losses each time you place a trade.

Even depositing funds can cost up to 5%, with traders often paying their card service providers significantly more for the convenience of paying by card, leaving them with a loss before they have even started trading.

When the time comes to withdraw, traders can be hit with more costs, paying super high flat fees to send funds back to a bank account.

With eToro, we take care to do things as clearly and as simply as possible — you pay only for the spread, with no additional transaction fees.

Smoothly navigate the market

Instead of a complex interface that leaves new traders one misclick from disaster, eToro offers a seamless user experience.

Traders can engage with the basic mechanics of the Bitcoin market through a streamlined process that begins the moment funds are deposited.

eToro is one of the only exchanges supporting PayPal, along with multiple other deposit methods, including bank transfer, card payment, Skrill, Neteller, WebMoney, and Yandex (depending on region). With funds on the platform, you can then buy and sell easily through an intuitive and user-friendly interface, making managing your portfolio completely painless.

To test the water, eToro gives you a free $100,000 demo account. This lets you build a virtual portfolio and test innovations like copy trading, risk free.

This unique trading toolkit, combined with clear pricing and an intuitive user interface, means Bitcoin trading is no longer costly and confusing.

This ad promotes crypto investing, which is highly volatile and unregulated. Trading cryptoassets with leverage is regulated and comes with a high risk of losing money. Buying cryptoassets is unregulated in most EU countries and therefore is not supervised by EU regulatory frameworks and carries no EU protections. Your capital is at risk.


The US general election has nearly come to an end, and abundant market opportunities are still out there. GC Markets invites you to join us!

November 7th- the US presidential election finally draw a finish line. Major US media announced Democratic candidate Joe Biden as the winner of the election. President Trump unsurprisingly refused to concede the outcome of the election, addressing the votes were a fraud and decided to file lawsuits. Joe Biden delivered a victory speech on the same evening pledging to appoint a team of scientists and experts to assist the new government in anti-epidemic measures.

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November 10th- Trump stated on social media that he would fire Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, replacing Christopher Miller, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, taking immediate effect. He later posted: “the threshold for legal determination in this election was looser than expected, and therefore a large number of votes were affected.” He also asked voters to continue to pay attention to this issue. Recently, the court confirmed the rejection of Trump’s lawsuits regarding the election fraud. Therefore, the current US presidential election is still subject to Biden’s victory.

The US stock market has continued to rise in the short-term, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index have set new highs. As the market expects that the US government may soon pass a new economic stimulus plan, US stocks are expected to reach new highs in the future while the US dollar index will continue to stay relatively weak in the medium and long term. Therefore, non-US currencies are going to rise again. The US share prices record a new high this month as Joe Biden, the president-elect democrat, and former Vice-President, has claimed election victory over Donald Trump.

The market fluctuates and opportunities are plentiful. Why not join hands with GC Markets to start a trading journey and to easily get profit!

GC Markets is an online trading service provider for financial derivatives, providing global customers with currency pairs, indices, stock indices and commodities. Our customers can use a variety of tools to trade on MT4. GC Markets has offices located in many parts of the world, and we are always dedicated to provide excellent professional support for every request, and provide comprehensive educational information, training, market news and technical analysis to our customers with high quality services in the field of online trading.

GC Markets

 

As the CEO of GC Markets said: "Customer first is our principle in the end. We are always working hard to provide an excellent platform for investors in the financial derivatives industry. We look forward to every investment in GC Markets. Everyone can enjoy the fun of trading and will spare no effort to this end."

GC Markets provides you with a superior investment environment. We support a variety of deposit and withdrawal methods; spreads can go as low as 0.3; and offers leverage up to 1:500, which greatly meets the needs of most investors. At the same time, GC Markets also provides tutorials, videos, webinars and other forms to help investors improve their knowledge reserves. Not to mention that the equipped one-to-one customer service will greatly help each investor to answer questions and solve their problems, but also helping investors to move forward.

Trade with an International bespoke broker with over 50 years of experience. GC Markets never stop innovating, and we always look forward to seeing you soon!

https://www.geminicapmarkets.com/

GC Markets

 


Role of new technologies in Forex trading

FBS

 

Technological advances have continued to have a profound impact on the way we go on about our daily lives. As well as improving our personal lives, it has also transformed global markets and industries. Forex trading is one of the financial institutions that continues to evolve at a breakneck pace with the emergence of new technologies. Trading started from its humble beginnings where traders would exchange goods and services. The problem with this system was to determine a fair value to a service or commodity. This led to the introduction of money as a currency. It meant that countries could trade with each other more easily, which led to the introduction of forex markets.

Some of the challenges it faced in its early days were slow communication, and it was a preserve of only large institutions and governments. However, the advancement of internet technology means that anybody can now engage in forex trading. Traders can now get updates within seconds on issues such as forex rates , inflation, and others to ensure they make sound decisions when trading. The numerous platforms and trading tools also mean that anyone with simple knowledge and access to the internet can trade forex. Here is an outlook on how new technologies will impact future trading.

Taking advantage of AI

Forex trading is a very volatile field. While it has the potential to bring in huge profits, it is easy at the same time to make huge losses because of the huge risks involved. It takes patience and some knowledge of forex markets to make it a successful investment venture. Forex trading has even been compared to gambling in a legit site such as Leo Vegas where strategy is essential.

One of the ways this can be achieved is by taking advantage of artificial intelligence. AI can be used to make predictive analytics by collecting and analysing data. This allows traders to spend more time on trading strategies, rather than sifting through huge piles of data to find patterns. By collecting data strategically and in real-time, AI can spot issues faster and stop them. For example, traders may rely on automated stop-loss mechanisms to minimize their risks. AI may also be used to ensure a trader sells their security when it reaches the highest price. These features are especially important in this highly volatile trading market. By concentrating on strategies, traders can make the right decisions.

Blockchain technology

The forex market has various challenges that Blockchain technology has the potential to settle. One of them is settlement times. While trading is relatively fast, it takes almost a standard period of 2 days for settlements to be made, which can inconvenience traders.

On the other hand, Blockchain technology allows settlements to be made almost instantly by awarding proxy tokens against a trade. At the moment, the forex market is fragmented, meaning multiple parties have to work together to make it successful. This will often result in multiple transaction costs. However, Blockchain technology Blockchain technology allows for a more coherent operation, which translates in lower transaction charges. By ensuring coherent operations, Blockchain technology results in improved transparency since it makes it easy to trace an entire transaction. Blockchain is also considered more secure due to its cryptographic encryption.

However, while it offers a lot of promises, one of its limitations is the lack of regulation. Regulatory institutions are trying to understand this new technology, and it is understandable why it has not yet been fully embraced.


Using Cryptocurrencies to Hedge Against Open-Market Volatility

FBS

 

2020 has been an interesting year for many reasons and it is far from certain what the future may have in store. Not only has the world been dealing with the largest health crisis in decades, but the markets have taken a battering as a result. It is therefore logical that some traders have remained sceptical about becoming involved until a modicum of stability is witnessed. However, others are beginning to adopt a more cavalier approach by thinking slightly outside of the box.

This is particularly relevant in terms of those who have taken a foray into the world of cryptocurrency trading. There are actually a number of bespoke advantages to appreciate by anyone who is interested in garnering short- to medium-term profits without becoming exposed to an inordinate amount of risk. Let us therefore take a look at some of the unique investment opportunities that cryptocurrencies have to offer.

A Streamlined Sense of Confidentiality

Many investors have become interested in trading cryptocurrencies due to their rather anonymous nature. In a world defined by increasing concerns about data protection, the digitally untraceable footprints of cryptocurrencies represent a welcome change. This is why a growing number of online casinos are opting to include such options (other traditional forms of payment can be appreciated by reading more here). While credit cards and bank transfers are indeed quite secure, some users are nonetheless choosing to leverage the digital currency markets to their advantage.

Thanks to advanced trading software specifically designed for mobile phones, it is also now possible to execute anonymous trades within seconds; an extremely important benefit when we consider the relative liquidity of this marketplace. This is likewise beneficial for those who have been looking to avoid any digital "middlemen" along the way.

(Arguably) More Predictable Movements

Investors are rarely gamblers. The cryptocurrency markets rely less upon chance and more upon technical and fundamental analyses. Traders can now access cutting-edge websites that will provide them with the latest information so that they can remain one step ahead of the curve.

Having said this, some investors actually feel that cryptocurrencies are slightly more predictable when compared to other underlying assets such as blue-chip stocks and CFDs. Such a belief primarily stems from the fact that this type of digital currency often represents a safe haven when the markets take on a more bullish flavour. Similar to Forex positions, cryptocurrencies are also ideal vehicles for those who have been looking to turn short-term profits while minimising their overall exposure.

The main question involves whether the cryptocurrency markets will be eventually subject to a higher degree of regulation in the future. We likewise have to wonder if they will become as popular as the Forex marketplace. Only time will tell and the answers could also involve the level of global digital connectivity in the coming years. As consumers are becoming more aware of the benefits associated with such currencies, it is logical to assume that they will continue to gain prominence.


New Cashback program in FBS Trader

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Now all traders have a not-to-miss opportunity to get an extra reward and earn up to 20% of spread. FBS Trader – all-in-one trading platform – credits Cashback for every closed order. The rule is very simple: more trades – more Cashback.

FBS Trader is the first mobile trading platform with Cashback. Constantly updating its features, FBS Trader is a choice #1 for traders in Asia and the Middle East*. Cashback is one of its promotions that make trading more beneficial for FBS Trader clients.

How to get Cashback

Cashback is credited on just two simple conditions. When a trader:

  • Activates Cashback in FBS Trader
  • Has at least 5 lots traded for the past month

After that, the trader gets as much Cashback as the level grants. There are four levels to take advantage of (5%, 10%, 15%, and even 20% of spread), and they are so easy to upgrade anytime. To get a new level, a client simply needs to continue trading.

Who can get Cashback

Cashback is available for both new and regular users – no restrictions on that. Anyone can try out new mobile trading with Cashback and see how beneficial it is.

Unlike most programs that credit Cashback once a month, Cashback in FBS Trader is credited right on the next day after the order is closed. The waiting time is reduced to a minimum so that a trader would enjoy Cashback as fast as possible.

Important to note that there are no restrictions on trading instruments to get Cashback. Any instrument counts. Forex, metals, commodities, stocks – they all wait for a trader to take advantage, profit, and get extra cash with every trade.

What is FBS Trader

FBS Trader is a product of FBS, a trusted broker, which is well-known among the global trading community. FBS strives to offer services and products of the highest quality. This trading platform is available for iOS and Android devices and allows to trade anywhere.

The easy-to-use interface and outstanding customer support of FBS Trader attract clients from all over the world. *In 2020, Global Banking & Finance Review awarded FBS Trader Best Mobile Trading Platform Asia. This November, FBS Trader got one more award, “Best Mobile Trading Platform”, at Smart Vision Egypt Investment Expo 2020.


Head of Swiss-German Forex Desk

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Karim Yakhloufi is joining the headquarters of Swissquote, the leading online bank in Switzerland, as Head of German Desk, where he will grow FX and Cross-Asset Trading in the segment of private clients, asset managers and family offices.

He brings over 15 years of experience in the financial industry. He worked for several international consulting companies and was over 7 years co-director of the online broker Strateo, a branch of Arkea Direkt Bank based in Geneva, where he was responsible for business development and client relations.

Karim Yakhloufi comments: “I am absolutely delighted to join this team and contribute to the success story of this highly innovative and digital-oriented bank.”

LinkedIn profile of Karim Yakhloufi:

www.linkedin.com/in/karim-yakhloufi-35534068

Swissquote – The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for Forex, Robo Advisory and Mortgages. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote also offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its mother company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: SQN).


The award-winning platform FBS Trader got a new major update

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This new update makes the platform better performing and more suited for active mobile trading. Now a user can easily assess the market situation in the shortest time and increase the chances to profit.

The best features for trading

Improvements in FBS Trader are mostly concentrated on making the platform more intuitive and easy to maintain. The changes apply to all types of accounts: bonus, demo and real.

First of all, a trader can now get all the information about the instrument right on the main screen. Price changes, bid and ask, current trend, sparkline chart – everything is in one place with a possibility to enter a position straightaway.

With a renewed instrument list, a trader can choose anything to his liking, be it Forex, metals, CFD or stocks. To get a better review of the market situation, it is possible to sort the instruments and see the most volatile, most traded, top risers and top fallers.

Another feature worth mentioning is an increased number of depositing and withdrawal methods, including the ones specific for each country. Depositing via local banks and payment systems makes funding account faster and more facile.

As for the bonus account, it can offer Quick Start bonus. The bonus allows all the mobile trading newcomers to familiarize themselves with FBS Trader. With $100 bonus funds, a trader studies various aspects of mobile trading. The whole program comprises seven simple steps that include:

  • Onboarding;
  • Useful pop-up tips;
  • Trading with the same functionality as on a real account.

Quick Start bonus is a perfect opportunity to learn and earn, as all the profit gained on bonus funds can be transferred to a real account on certain conditions.

This is only a part of what FBS Trader gained to become more personalized and suited to a user’s trading style. The application aims at concentrating everything a trader needs within easy reach. It is of no effort for a trader to enter an order in the shortest time, keeping with the market’s pace.

The current update meets the evolving needs of a trading community and helps to enjoy mobile trading more.

About FBS Trader

FBS Trader is a product of FBS – an internationally acknowledged and regulated broker operating in many countries. More than 15 000 000 clients already enjoy its trading services of the highest quality, including FBS Trader – all-in-one trading platform for mobile devices. In 2020, Global Banking & Finance Review awarded FBS Trader Best Mobile Trading Platform Asia.


RoboForex Becomes the Best Provider of Investments Services at an International Scale

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Nov. 16, 2020 – Belize City, Belize - RoboForex, a company that provides services for trading on global financial markets, has won the award in the nomination "Best Investment Products - Global" according to organizers of the prestigious Global Brands Awards. The award is presented to the company, which demonstrated the most impressive results over a year within the frameworks of the implementation of investment products worldwide.

GLOBAL BRANDS Awards was introduced to commend outstanding achievements and reward companies from different segments. Awards are given to the companies that make real progress in spheres of finance, education, hospitality, lifestyle, cars, and technologies.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year from companies from different countries and regions in a wide range of categories. Nominations received on a corresponding national level are assessed by an independent research agency.

Robert Stephenson, Chief Business Officer at RoboForex, is commenting: "We're flattered that for the second consecutive year the event organizers have given credit to RoboForex as the best provider of investment products at an international scale. On one hand, it's a great honor for us to be recognized, but on the other hand, this award is an expected result of our accomplished work. We put a lot of effort into the development of our investment products are going to do our best to make each RoboMarkets product be worthy of the highest mark from traders and experts."

About RoboForex

RoboForex is a company, which delivers brokerage services. The company provides traders, who work on financial markets, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. RoboForex Ltd has the brokerage license IFSC 000138/107. More detailed information about the Company’s products and activities can be found on the official website at www.roboforex.com.


RoboMarkets Becomes the "Best ECN Broker in Europe"

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Nov. 16, 2020 – Limassol, Cyprus - RoboMarkets, the company that provides services on global financial markets to clients from Europe, has received the "Best ECN Broker - Europe" award from the famous Global Brands Magazine. The magazine put a high value on RoboMarkets success on the European market and highlighted the company's achievements in the area of providing its clients with services using the ECN system.

Global Brands Magazine holds leading positions in offering detailed information and analytics on global brands in different segments of business, which compare favorably with other companies. Awards are presented to those, who make real progress in spheres of finance, education, tourism, lifestyle, technologies, and the car industry. The main objective of the award is to promote awareness of the brands that really make the difference in their respective fields as a reward for their efforts in gaining leading positions on the market.

Konstantin Rashap, CBO at RoboMarkets, is commenting: "We're very pleased to receive an award from Global Brands Awards once again and, this time, be recognized as the Best ECN Broker in Europe in 2020. This goes to prove that our services and trading conditions are some of the best on the market. We put a lot of effort into the development of our products and infrastructure in accordance with all up-to-date technological and quality standards. We do all this to offer top-class services to each trader, who decides to entrust their funds to us. We've got a lot of plans for the future and I'm sure that implementation of them will help us win this prestigious award many times."

About RoboMarkets

RoboMarkets is an investment company with the CySEC license No. 191/13. RoboMarkets offers investment services in many European countries by providing traders, who work on financial market, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. More detailed information about the Company’s products and activities can be found on the official website at robomarkets.com.


Meet Fresh Updates in FBS Trader App

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FBS announces a grand update of its all-in-one trading platform FBS Trader. This brokerage app allows trading on the go from a mobile device using handy Forex tools from anywhere, any time. This time, the prevailing number of improvements refers to a traders’ dashboard and its convenience for the clients.

With the updated Trading Platform, traders get the possibility to set the outlook of the dashboard to make it more operable and suitable for the needs. New updates bring the following changes:

  • Sorting out of the trading instruments according to four main characteristics is now available:
    • Most traded
    • Most volatile
    • Top risers
    • Top fallers
  • The categories of trading instruments are on the dashboard page now.
  • There are no limits to favorite instruments.
  • The possibility to customize the card order.
  • A new way of deleting cards from the favorites – place them in the recycle bin.

From now on, trading with the FBS Trader – Reliable Forex Trading Platform app becomes more personal. Traders can control the dashboard and move the elements’ order in the way they would rather prefer to have. The new update brings joy for those clients who have Android mobile devices. However, FBS releases an iOS version of the app soon.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


Exinity Group receives CMA license from Kenya

12 November 2020 – Exinity Group today announced that it has obtained a license from Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to operate as a regulated non-dealing forex broker. The Group joins just three other brokers who are regulated to offer trading services including forex to retail clients in Kenya.

This new license is the latest addition to Exinity Group’s regulatory portfolio in the Africa region, joining licenses from the Financial Sector Conduct Authority of South Africa and the Financial Services Commission of the Republic of Mauritius.

Commenting on receiving the CMA license, Olga Rybalkina, CEO of Exinity Group said: “Kenya is one of the most exciting emerging markets in Africa, where enthusiasm for trading and investing is at an all-time high. It is renowned for being one of the fastest-growing economies with an innovative regulator such as the CMA. Acquiring the coveted license fills us with confidence and great anticipation for our future in this dynamic region”.

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“In the coming months we will be launching innovative risk-based trading and investing solutions designed to help ambitious individuals capture opportunity in the financial markets”.

Newly-appointed Country Manager of Exinity Capital East Africa, Duncan Kinuthia, added: “Exinity’s services will combine low cost access to global financial markets with insight and coaching from market experts and personal support, all accessible through an innovative mobile app designed for those new to trading or investing”.

“More experienced and demanding traders will be served by an unrivalled offering on the MetaTrader platform with spreads from zero and commissions of just $0.20 per lot”.

“We are in the process of setting up our new East Africa hub in Nairobi and look forward to welcoming new clients in 2021”.

About Duncan Kinuthia

With over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry after working with some of the largest commercial banks in Kenya, Duncan has an avid interest in the fast-moving financial market after having traded for commercial banks as well as raising equity for SMEs in Kenya. Duncan is a firm believer of "Change is the only constant in life", he enjoys taking up new challenges in the financial market space and help businesses reach their full potential.

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About Exinity Group

Exinity Group is a new global wealth engine backed by over 20 years of experience in trading and investment. The Group is home to its various retail businesses including Alpari International, ForexTime (FXTM) and new retail offering under the same name, Exinity. Our story goes back to the first days of online Forex trading with the founding of the Alpari Group in 1998. A pioneer of the MetaTrader platform, Alpari expanded rapidly in the world’s emerging markets and was joined in 2011 by our sister brand, FXTM. Together, both brands have established a strong global presence in online trading, serving over two million clients in 180 countries from regulated centres across three continents. Exinity, our new wealth engine solution sits alongside our established forex trading brands and AcruPay, our new money transfer and payments service.


Spreadex reduces minimum stake requirements on 100S of markets

UK-based financial trading firm Spreadex has announced it is reducing the minimum stake requirements on 100s of its major markets, including Wall Street, UK 100, GBP/USD, Brent Crude and more.

The move has been made to help offer better value trading opportunities to investors during the current turbulent climate, meaning cheaper access for those who want to open positions on the global markets.

For example, the minimum stake to trade Wall Street – i.e. the Dow Jones – has fallen from £1.00 to just 10p, meaning you can hold a position with a deposit of less than £150. Elsewhere the minimum stake to trade the UK 100 has dropped from £1 to 50p, with both the Germany 30 and GBP/USD down from £1 to 20p.

Spreadex, spokesperson Connor Campbell said: “2020 has posed some unique challenges for investors, with market sentiment often turning on a dime. That’s why we at Spreadex wanted to allow traders greater fluidity when managing their portfolios and positions, by reducing the cost at the point of entry.

 

“It goes back to Spreadex’s ethos of allowing investors to trade what they want, how they want and when they want. It is now easier than ever to get involved with financial spread betting atSpreadex, and these reduced minimum stakes present investors with the ability to be more nimble and fleet-footed when it comes to market volatility.

"With a powerful and fully-customisable trading platform, unparalleled customer service and thousands of markets on offer, Spreadex has once again strengthened its hand as being among the best spread betting brokers in the world.”

Established in 1999, Spreadex is regulated by the FCA. Offering spread bets, CFDs, forex, Options, ETFs and more, Spreadex has recorded profits every year since 2008.


NetShop ISP Announces the Availability of New, World-class Forex VPS Service

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NetShop Internet Services Ltd, the leading Server & Hosting Provider, is proud to announce the launch of new Forex VPS plansdeployed in the heart of the Forex & Finance industries at the lowest market cost.

The back-bone infrastructure where the Forex VPS servers are deployed is powered by KVM virtualization technology in a secure and fully-redundant nodes in the Company’s Data Centers in The Netherlands (Amsterdam), Singapore and the United Kingdom (London).

The pricing of our new Forex VPS plans is based on a thorough market research in order to ensure that along with a top-notch, low-latency service we can offer our customers with the lowest market price." said Stefano Sordini, CEO, NetShop ISP.

“Last but not least;, Stefano Sordini (CEO) continues, it is important to highlight that prior to the launch of the new Forex VPS plans we have involved professional Forex traders to test the service with multiple Forex brokers in order to confirm that the end-product is flawless and meets all requirements of a Forex trader.“

The industry-leading Forex VPS service operates 24/7 and ensures that Expert Advisors (EAs) run uninterruptedly and effectively for the Forex trader.

Benefits of using Forex VPS with NetShop ISP:

  • Online 24/7 Uninterrupted operation (no reboots/ unaffected by power cuts)
  • Reduced latency 1-5ms (the time it takes for an order to be routed to the Forex broker’s servers for execution)
  • Faster trade execution Ideal for traders using automated strategies
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • VPS Windows Operating System license included

Learn more about the Forex VPS Plans for Traders at https://netshop-isp.com.cy/en/vps-hosting/forex-vps

NetShop ISP’s new Forex VPS Service is not just about the Forex VPS plans for Traders but also includes a powerful API for Forex Brokers.

The API service enables Brokers to integrate the Forex VPS product in their own CRM/Client Portal with the option to use PHP, Java or Python. Additionally, the API can be used to extend the functionality in order to meet the Broker’s bespoke requirements such as Free VPS orders to Traders/Clients that meet the minimum volume trading requirements or those with monthly deposits greater or equal to a specific amount requested.

Benefits of NetShop ISP’s Forex VPS service for Brokers:       

  • Discounted Monthly VPS pricing
  • VPS Infrastructure located in the same or near the Broker’s Trading Servers for ultra low latency
  • API Platform for seamless integration in existing CRM/Client Portals
  • 24/7 Technical Support (Skype, Live Chat, Phone, Email)
  • Multi-lingual Windows VPS available (English, Russian, Chinese, etc)

Learn more about Infrastructure Solutions for Forex Brokers at https://netshop-isp.com.cy/en/solutions/forex

About NetShop Internet Services

NetShop ISP is a Cyprus-based Web Hosting Provider with privately-owned infrastructure in 16 Data Centers around the world; Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Since its launch in 2004, the company has been actively involved in the Financial Markets and Online Gambling sectors by developing and maintaining a reliable and cost-effective infrastructure environment for high-profile businesses. Moreover, the continuous investment in innovation and technology has allowed NetShop ISP to continually optimize its service offerings to deliver the best price:quality ratio on the market.


ACY Securities cements position in the Middle East as a leading broker

ACY Securities continues its winning streak in the Middle East by hosting Egypt’s highly anticipated 2020 Smart Vision Investment Expo in Cairo as their Official Sponsor.

The annual event, which was held at the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis on the 9th and 10th November was hailed a huge success as it attracted thousands of attendees including business professionals, investors, and traders, and featured the Arabic superstar Moustafa Amar as ACY’s official event brand ambassador.

The high-energy expo also featured keynote speakers covering the stock markets, economy and online trading, with ACY Securities’ Head of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Fahim delivering the keynote speech on FX and CFD trading.

“Traders should always look for a broker that offers excellent trading conditions. Fast and reliable execution of orders, deep liquidity from tier-1 global bank and competitive cost of trading. The other things to look for is solid product offering and support – does your broker offer instruments across a wide range of asset classes and do they speak your language” said Mr Fahim at the expo yesterday.

Mr Fahim was awarded the “Best Economic Instructor in MENA” by Smart Vision in recognition of his educational contribution to traders across the MENA region.

Additionally, Smart Vision recognised ACY Securities’ Head of Egypt – Ashraf Sherif, who also played a key role at the expo, as “Best Regional Manager for FX Broker in MENA” for his contribution to the securities brokerage industry in the MENA region.

ACY Securities was declared Best ECN Broker and Best Transparent Forex Broker by the organisers at the end of the 2-day high-profile event.

Egyptian superstar Moustafa Amar flying the ACY flag

To help ACY Securities shine even brighter as the Official Sponsor of the expo, the company managed to attract the Arabic singer and composer superstar Moustafa Amar – who acted as the broker’s official event brand ambassador during the expo. Not only did Moustafa Amar perform some of his super hits, to the delight of his many fans, he also posed for photos with attendees outside ACY’s primary position booth.

The megastar Moustafa Amar thanked ACY Securities for its investment in Egypt as an Australian company and welcomed it to the MENA region as a leading and reputable brand.

Moustafa Amar also thanked ACY’s regional heads Ashraf Sherif and Ahmed Fahim for their contribution in educating and empowering local traders with the market knowledge they need.

Watch Moustafa Amar make his grand entrance.

ACY Securities continues to power ahead in the MENA region

ACY Securities continues to invest in the MENA region at a steady pace, reflecting the strong organic growth and market share it is winning from the region. Traders in the Middle East are warming to the brand’s value proposition at a rapid pace, which is a testament to its good standing and strong reputation around the world.

The next event for ACY Securities is the long awaited 2020 Dubai Traders Summit – where the broker will again take centre stage as the event’s Diamond Sponsor.

To open an account or learn more about ACY Securities’ growth story visit www.acy.com

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Free Email Educational Courses on Forex Trading from FBS

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FBS launches a series of educational courses created by the company’s financial analysts. Traders of any level can boost their knowledge with the help of the lessons in one of the most convenient formats – email. It is fast, effective, and safe, especially in the era of the modern pandemic.

Email courses from FBS are termless. Anyone can subscribe any time and receive well-thought-out lessons, useful videos, and easy-to-do practical tasks to their email address. The email frequency depends on the course complexity. Anyway, FBS experts set it to be as comfortable for participants as possible.

Three email courses are already available for subscription:

  • Forex Basics – a course for beginner traders. It helps to start trading and support the first steps into the market. There are seven lessons, three educational videos, five practical tasks to learn how to open trades and manage them quickly.
  • Support and Resistance Levels – a course for traders of intermediate level. FBS experts tell about definitions, techniques for finding S&P levels, and ways of using them in trading during six lessons.
  • Forex Intensive – a course divided into two levels – for beginners and advanced traders. During five weeks, subscribers get a new email with the Forex Intensive program according to their knowledge level. Ten articles, ten posts, and five webinars – all for free.

The number of courses is gradually increasing.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


BDSwiss Expands Its Product Offering with 1000+ CFDs on ETFs and DMA Stocks

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Leading financial services Group BDSwiss has recently announced the expansion of its product offering with the launch of more than a thousand new CFDs including 80 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and over 900 leading stocks with direct market access (DMA).

Available exclusively on BDSwiss’ newly launched InvestPLUS account, the extensive new ETF and DMA stocks product range delivers financial professionals access to innovative and low-cost investment products at some of the most competitive conditions in the industry. BDSwiss’ InvestPLUS account is currently available only under certain jurisdictions, while investors can trade over a thousand new CFDs on the world’s most advanced MetaTrader platform - the MT5.

InvestPLUS Account Benefits Include:

  • Wide range of over 1000 stocks and ETFs at direct market access
  • The option to apply long-term strategies and hold open positions with no Expiry
  • Low trading costs with ultra-low commissions from 0.1%
  • Up to 1:5 leverage and stock dividends paid on long positions

Slashing Trading Costs with DMA

Unlike CFDs on Stocks, which are not directly hedged in the underlying physical market, with CFDs on DMA Stocks, market participants are able to trade directly on the live prices of hundreds of brands including Amazon, Apple and Microsoft. Featuring some of the lowest commissions in the markets, BDSwiss’ impressive new DMA stock range also enables traders to benefit from dividends paid on their long-term positions.

Addressing Traders’ Need for Diversified Portfolios

Commonly used to hedge and diversify, ETFs are ideal for traders looking to speculate on market sectors as a whole rather than in individual stocks. Looking at data from Statista.com, investor appetite for ETFs has grown substantially in the last two decades, with the current global value of ETF assets listed on all stock exchanges standing at around $6.2 trillion compared to only $204 billion in 2013. Addressing this increasing demand, BDSwiss’ latest ETF rollout on its InvestPLUS account gives investors the opportunity to gain enhanced exposure to a diverse spectrum of markets and manage a diversified portfolio on a single platform.

Investing in new technologies and products, tailored to the needs of the company and its clients, is the primary differentiator of BDSwiss, which has consistently followed a strictly client-centric approach. The company has committed to continue optimising its trading and investing environment with more competitive product launches, unique investment opportunities and premium trading services.

About BDSwiss Group: BDSwiss is a leading financial group of companies, offering Forex and CFD investment services to more than a million clients worldwide. Since its inception back in 2012, BDSwiss has been providing top-class products, a wide range of platforms, competitive pricing and fast execution on more than 250 underlying CFD instruments. BDSwiss Group complies with a strict regulatory framework and operates its services on a global scale under different entities. With over 200 personnel, BDSwiss Group maintains operating offices in Europe and Asia.


What Are CopyPortfolios?

There’s plenty of people out there fascinated by the stock market (and making some money) who prefer to invest their funds in diversified portfolios. Beats doing all the work and it involves way less risk, right?

What if you wanted to dabble in crypto with the same strategy? Say hello to CopyPortfolios, which allow eToro users to allocate their funds into managed portfolios. CopyPortfolios do all of the legwork involved in crypto investing, but the features basically boil down to two main traits — allocation and rebalancing.

Allocation: Once you invest that money, where exactly is it going? Using a CopyPortfolio called CryptoPortfolio, for example, your money is allocated into a portfolio that includes an array of cryptocurrencies available on eToro. The coin with the highest market cap (i.e., Bitcoin) receives the largest portion of the portfolio’s total allocation.

Rebalancing: Of course, values shift in any market, including the crypto market. While Bitcoin does not appear to be giving up its throne anytime soon, rebalancing takes into account shifts in cryptocurrency values to reflect the allocation of coins in your portfolio. Rebalancing can occur on a monthly or yearly basis, depending on the CopyPortfolio you choose.

Sounds fascinating, huh? If you want exposure to the cryptomarket, but don’t have the time to get deeply invested, check out the video below to learn more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_X6zyRo97A&feature=youtu.be.


PostFinance and Swissquote enter into joint venture

Swissquote and PostFinance are the leading providers of online financial services in Switzerland. They have collaborated successfully on online trading for several years. They are now set to extend their partnership: the two companies plan to launch a joint digital banking app and have signed a letter of intent.

At the beginning of September 2020, PostFinance announced its intention to accelerate digital transformation in the new “SpeedUp” strategy period. Its plans include the launch of a radical, new service for “Banking & Beyond” geared entirely to the digital world over the course of the coming year. Digital banking is a key element of Swissquote’s strategy. In line with the bank’s innovative drive, the launch of this app is the next logical step to develop its wide range of services. Work on the app has been under way for some time. It will now be further refined as part of this joint venture. Both partners see major benefits in such a collaboration.

The transaction still has to go through the usual official approval process. Further details will be released when a concrete range of services is ready to be launched on the market. This is scheduled for the first half of 2021.


RoboMarkets gets an award for the most innovative trading platform in 2020 in Europe

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RoboMarkets, the company that provides financial services to clients from Europe, announces reception of the “Most Innovative Trading Platform (MT5) 2020 – Europe” within the frameworks of the annual event “Global Banking & Finance Awards”.

Since the moment of its establishment in 2011, awards from “Global Banking & Finance Awards” have been presented for the most innovative and progressive changes that take place in the global financial community to the companies that were directly involved in them. Over the years, the list of nominations has expanded and now covers the banking industry, foreign currencies, insurance companies, hedge and pension funds, consulting and corporate management, brokerage operations and stock exchanges, project financing, investment and asset management, exchange-traded funds, corporate social responsibility, and many others.

All stages of the event are free and include nominating, deciding winners according to the results of the vote, and presenting them with awards. Contenders for awards in different categories are offered by Internet users and companies themselves in writing or online form throughout the present calendar year. Nominations are available to companies of any size, which allows to get a comprehensive and unbiased view toward the competitiveness of different participants of global financial markets.

Konstantin Rashap, RoboMarkets development manager in Europe is commenting on the reception of the award: “Implementation of innovative technologies in the products that we offer to our clients is one of the company’s top priorities. Receiving this award is another confirmation that our efforts applied to the improvement of technological equipment didn’t go unnoticed and were duly appreciated. We’re striving to provide our clients with the opportunity to work with the most cutting-edge IT products and get quality trading services. This well-deserved title is an acknowledgment that the company chose the right development path, and an incentive to keep going and continue improving the quality of our services offered to clients.”

About the award

“Global Banking and Finance Review Awards” was established for the companies that take leading positions in different segments of the global financial community. Annual awards are presented for innovations, achievements, business strategies, progressive and inspiring changes that take place in different financial spheres of the global economy. 

About RoboMarkets

RoboMarkets is an investment company with the CySEC license No. 191/13. RoboMarkets offers investment services in many European countries by providing traders, who work on financial market, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. More detailed information about the Company’s products and activities can be found on the official website at www.robomarkets.com.


RoboForex Affiliate program is named the best in Latin America

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RoboForex, a company that provides services for trading on global financial markets, has won the “Best Partnership Program 2020 – LATAM” award. The winners were announced with the frameworks of the high-profile “Global Banking & Finance Awards”.

RoboForex has once again become the winner of the corporate industry award. This time, the famous international magazine “Global Banking and Finance Review”, the sponsor of the awards of the same name, has given credit to RoboForex’s outstanding achievements in implementing its Affiliate programs in Latin America and announced the company the winner in the nomination “Best Partnership Program 2020 – LATAM”.

Awards nominees and winners are decided by magazine readers by means of open voting throughout the calendar year. Awards can be won the companies of any size from different business segments and jurisdictions, which allows to get a comprehensive view toward global financial markets.

Denis Golomedov, Chief Marketing Officer at RoboForex, is commenting: “This award is a recognition of the fact that each and every year we move in the right direction and has earned the confidence of traders and our partners from all over the world. I may sound a bit self-confident but the title the company received was no surprise at all, as we do have one of the best Affiliate programs in the industry. We provide our partners with all-in tools for attracting clients and a multi-level cooperation system, which allows them to make a stable profit by monetizing their traffic.”

About the award

“Global Banking and Finance Review Awards” was established for the companies that take leading positions in different segments of the global financial community. Annual awards are presented for innovations, achievements, business strategies, progressive and inspiring changes that take place in different financial spheres of the global economy. 

About RoboForex

RoboForex is a company, which delivers brokerage services. The company provides traders, who work on financial markets, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. RoboForex Ltd has the brokerage license IFSC 000138/107. More detailed information about the Company’s products and activities can be found on the official website at www.roboforex.com.


Dutch Language in FBS Personal Area

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FBS welcomes a new option for Dutch traders – both desktop and app versions of the Personal Area (PA) is now available in the Dutch language. The feedback from FBS clients states that a new language is highly appreciated among the audience. It allows Dutch-speaking traders to use the PA in the local language and makes trading even more convenient. Thus, the trading process has become easier than it was before.

FBS is constantly working on the quality of its products. The company has a deep understanding of how to create a lovable user experience for the clients. That is why from now on, even more traders can enjoy trading in their local language the way they like – both mobile and desktop versions of the PA are localized in Dutch.

FBS Personal Area is aimed to connect a trader with a trading platform. In the PA, traders can create new accounts, manage their funds, check the transaction history, provide personal details for secure trading, and even more.

Moreover, FBS has its own application called FBS – Forex Broker, where clients can use all the desktop PA functions but do in on the go. The smart app is available for Android users. Get it on Google Play and check out the opportunities it gives now Dutch users as well.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


eToro is first major exchange to lend support to the Flare network

Today, multi asset investment platform eToro announces its plans to participate in the highly anticipated Spark airdrop, making it the first major exchange to lend its support to the Flare project. eToro’s global network of 16 million registered users will have access to the new smart contracts token.

Spark is the native token of the Flare network, a new blockchain protocol that enables the use of smart contracts for existing crypto tokens that do not natively have them. This will start with XRP, which could open the network up to decentralised finance applications.

Doron Rosenblum, Vice President of Business Solutions at eToro said, “We are very proud to have such a large XRP community across the eToro crypto ecosystem. Decentralised Finance is becoming increasingly popular among investors, but many struggle to find ways of tapping into this world in a safe and regulated way.

“Our mission at eToro is to open up financial markets for more people and participating in the Spark airdrop demonstrates our commitment to the continued development of the Ripple network.”

A snapshot is due to take place on December 12 2020 of people holding XRP tokens across multiple exchanges in order to decide how many spark tokens these investors are entitled to. People holding XRP on either the eToro investment platform or on eToroX - eToro’s professional crypto exchange - will be included in the snapshot and therefore eligible to receive spark tokens. Distribution of spark token is currently set for March 2021, according to Flare network.

Hugo Philion, Flare CEO commented, “We are delighted that eToro plans to support the Spark airdrop. The platform is known for having a world class set of crypto investors so its support of Flare and our native spark token is an important development in the project.”

Dr. Omri Ross, eToro chief blockchain scientist added, "We are excited to add support for Spark on behalf of eToro’s XRP community once their blockchain is released. As smart contacts provide the basis for developing decentralised applications, we think that the possibility of engaging our XRP community with such tools is an exciting development for the XRP ecosystem as a whole and eToro customers in particular."


The new ‘FBS CopyStar’ contest starts in the FBS CopyTrade App at the end of October

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The FBS CopyTrade team is launching a new contest called FBS CopyStar. It is developed for all the FBS traders and allows them to win PRO status and brand-new devices by Apple.

The FBS CopyTrade team is ready to show its new trader-oriented contest called ‘FBS CopyStar.’

All new and already existed traders can participate. To take part, the traders need to share their trading account to the FBS CopyTrade App, choose the account in the Personal Area and click ‘Use It’ on the contest page.

The ‘FBS CopyStar’ contest is held from 29.10.2020 to 26.11.2020. During this time, the traders must get the biggest amount of the investor’s fund. Top 3 traders get MacBook Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, or iPhone 11 Pro. Also, one trader who reached the largest number of copiers wins a special prize. It’s Apple Watch 6. Moreover, all the winners get a PRO status, which allows them to set a commission they see fit.

The FBS CopyTrade team wishes luck to all the participants and cannot wait to award the winners.

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The FBS CopyTrade App is a dynamically developing platform for social trading. It is usually named the most user-friendly and easy-to-use copy trading application.

The app was launched in 2018. It is used by more than 5 million investors. FBS CopyTrade allows people who are less experienced in trading to increase their capitals by copying the selected skilled traders. The traders get an income from each copier’s deposit after a successful transaction. The support team of the app operates 24/7 with more than 15 languages.

FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and 11 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics.

FBS is an official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


World-known FBS Chief Analyst will cover US election live

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The online Forex broker FBS will cover the US presidential election live. During Election Day traders will get insights from the Chief Analyst Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury and track the market changes in real-time.

The US presidential election taking place on November 3 are a pivotal moment for the global markets, and both the voice counting and the result will have a great impact on the USD, S&P500, and other assets.

FBS broker company will provide its clients with an exclusive opportunity to watch the US electios live with FBS Chief Analyst Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury. During the live stream, traders will see the quotes updating and get the info on the tiniest market changes in real-time. They will also receive comments, insights, and tips from the host and take a chance to ask their own questions.

Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury is a market strategist, former Senior Business Analyst at Skynews Arabia, and trader with more than 13 years of experience in Forex, global economic developments, central bank policies, and intermarket analysis. He merges technical and fundamental analysis with the global economy’s condition and was one of those who predicted and warned about the 2007 financial crisis before it hit.

The live stream will be run in English and last for the whole of Election Day.

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FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and more than 15 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse, and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers various special services to make trading more pleasant and beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, cashback up to $15 per lot, and more. An official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


ACY Securities’ sponsorship of Australian Turf Club off to a flying start

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The new sponsorship deal between ACY Securities and Australian Turf Club (ATC) was officially launched over the weekend in spectacular style with the ACY Securities Victory Vein Plate race opening the biggest race day in Sydney – The Everest.

ACY Securities, which is a multi-regulated, multi-asset broker headquartered in Sydney, made its entry into the premium sport of thoroughbred horse racing as the “Official Trading Sponsor” of ATC.

Scott Kennedy, General Manager of Partnerships at the Australian Turf Club formally welcomed ACY Securities to the exclusive organisation at the Winning Owners Room, where the ACY Securities Victory Vein Plate was presented to the owners of the winning horse – Captivant.

Mr Kennedy gave a fitting introduction for ACY Securities at the award presentation as he declared them their exclusive trading sponsor.

“ACY Securities is a leading Australian broker providing traders access to the global financial markets and it’s a pleasure to have ACY Securities on board as our Official Trading Sponsor” said Mr Kennedy on Saturday at The Everest.

Commenting on the ACY/ATC relationship in an interview this morning, Winson Cao, Director of ACY Securities said that it was a great opportunity to team up with a prestigious Australian brand and support the sport of thoroughbred horse racing in Australia.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to team up with such a well-respected, valued and prestigious Australian brand that is the ATC and support the much-loved sport of thoroughbred horse racing. The relationship has begun with a bang and we look forward to a strong and successful partnership in the coming years” said Mr Cao.

Other brands ATC has in its portfolio of partners includes market leaders in luxury cars, luxury watches, beverages and sports betting.

The winner of the TAB Everest took home $6.2 million in prize money – making it the richest race in Australia.

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ACY Securities Supports ASIC’s Product Intervention Order

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ACY Securities, one of Australia’s leading FX and CFD providers, welcomes ASIC’s Product Intervention Order announced today.

Justin Pooni, Head of Branding & Communications at ACY Securities said that ACY Securities supports ASIC in its decision to introduce greater protections for clients and shield them from excessive risk.

“We welcome ASIC’s long-awaited announcement ensuring greater client protection and we support ASIC’s efforts in implementing robust and proportional regulation in the margin and CFD sector” said Mr Pooni in a statement this morning.

He went on to say “ACY Securities are of the view that measures introduced to improve customer outcomes will also benefit the CFD industry in supporting brokers who already put customers first. CFD traders should choose their provider carefully and these improvements will create higher barriers to entry into the Australian financial industry so that hopefully only the best brokers remain to serve FX and CFD clients”.

From 29 March 2021, ASIC’s product intervention order will restrict CFD leverage offered to retail clients to a maximum ratio of:

  • 30:1 for CFDs referencing an exchange rate for a major currency pair
  • 20:1 for CFDs referencing an exchange rate for a minor currency pair, gold or a major stock market index
  • 10:1 for CFDs referencing a commodity (other than gold) or a minor stock market index
  • 2:1 for CFDs referencing crypto-assets
  • 5:1 for CFDs referencing shares or other assets

About ACY Securities

ACY Securities specialises in financial derivatives, including CFDs in FX, stocks, indices ad commodities in over 700 markets. ACY Securities Pty Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (AFSL 403863).


TMGM Is Officially The Australian Open’s Online Trading Platform Partner

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TMGM, the Leading Global CFD Trading Platform, and The Australian Open announced a multi-year sponsorship contract that crowns TMGM the Official Online Trading Platform of the tournament.

The sponsorship most notably secures brand visibility at the Speed Serve. A high profile on-court asset, the Speed Serve engages fans both in the stadium and through broadcast. With The Australian Open garnering mass viewership each year (topping 813.8 million broadcast hours in 2020) the announcement is major.

For the Sydney based financial company, it marks TMGM’s first major sports sponsorship. Online trading platforms have not been previous sponsors of the event, making TMGM the first sponsor of its kind.

“We are delighted to welcome TMGM to the Australian Open family, as part of our fan favourite Speed Serve, and to our international audience,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley commented.

For TMGM, the sponsorship choice was an obvious one. In addition to having headquarters in Australia, the financial platform believes there are clear similarities between tennis and trading.

“Considering speed of execution is one of our main strengths, aligning TMGM with the AO Speed Serve seemed like the perfect place for us to be, and to bring our brand to life at this major event.” TMGM CMO Angelo D’Alessio explains.

Speed, much like with tennis, is in the DNA of the TMGM brand and gives our investors a timely advantage on every trade.”

TMGM currently provides lucrative CFD trading opportunities across 7 asset classes with access to 15,000+ products for investors worldwide.

Watch for the debut of TMGM’s new brand identity, Trade the World, reflecting the platform’s presence in 200+ countries.

The 2021 Australian Open will be held at Melbourne Park, from 18-31 January.


SpreadEX offers 0% commission on Fanng + Tesla for earnings season

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Ahead of the juiciest part of earnings season, SpreadEX has announced it is offering 0% commission on Tesla and all FAANG stocks – that's Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet – for the rest of October.

This alongside extended opening times from Midday to 1am (UK time) to allow investors to trade these companies spread-free before and after their latest earnings updates.

SpreadEX spokesperson Connor Campbell said: “With one of the most important third quarter earnings seasons in memory thanks to the impact of the pandemic, alongside increased volatility in the run-up to the US election on November 3rd, SpreadEX wanted to put investors in the best position possible to effectively and successfully manage their portfolios.

“By removing spreads on what are essentially the biggest companies in the world, and extending opening times to create a clear runway and landing zone either side of these mega releases, SpreadEX is allowing investors to trade what they want, how they want and when they want.

“Combined with our powerful, fully-customisable trading platform – which includes advancing charting, trade via charts and a variety of different ways to receive price alerts – we firmly believe that SpreadEX is the single best place to see out the third quarter earnings season.

Since

SpreadEXwas founded in 1999 our ethos has been to put investors first, and this is the latest example of us searching to put that principle into action.”


ACY Securities becomes the Official Trading Sponsor of the Australian Turf Club

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ACY Securities, the award-winning ASIC-regulated multi asset online trading provider has entered into a sponsorship deal with the Australian Turf Club (ATC), one of Australia’s most exclusive thoroughbred horseracing clubs and organiser of the world’s richest race on turf – The Everest.

Under the new sponsorship, which will be formally announced at the ACY Securities 10th Anniversary gala dinner in February 2021, the fintech broker will become the Official Trading Sponsor of the ATC.

To celebrate the new relationship, the Australian Turf Club has named the Victory Vein Plate as the ACY Securities Victory Vein Plate, which will take place as race number 1 at The Everest tomorrow – the showcase event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Jimmy Ye, Co-Director of ACY Securities said that ACY Securities was proud to be the Official Trading Sponsor of an organisation that has been bringing people together through horseracing for over 150 years.

“The ATC has been bringing people together and providing a uniquely thrilling experience through the magnificent sport of horseracing for over 150 years. Their events are a source of inspiration and excitement and we are proud to be their Official Trading Partner” said Mr Ye in a statement this afternoon.

The Everest will take place at Sydney’s Royal Randwick and being the richest race in Australia and richest turf race in the word, it will be broadcast to an audience of millions globally.


HYCM Launches Financial Blog, HYCM Lab

Limassol, 14th October 2020

HYCM, a well-established global financial broker, has recently launched HYCM Lab in a bid to offer extensive support to investors. HYCM Lab is a financial analysis blog that provides regular insights on global news affecting the markets explained in clear and concise regular posts.

HYCM Lab is a blog site run by the HYCM team alongside the Group Chief Currency Analyst, Giles Coghlan. Giles has played a key role by providing his expertise and insight to HYCM and their investors, sharing over a decade of trading experience. He has also contributed to and featured in top-tier financial media including FTAdviser, City A.M., CNBC, The Guardian, MarketWatch, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq, Forbes Middle East, and CNBC Arabia.

Commenting on the launch, Stavros Lambouris, CEO at HYCM International, highlighted:

"HYCM believes it is their responsibility as a financial broker to provide their clients with a nurturing environment where they can safely learn and grow, and gain the knowledge needed to participate in the markets. After 4 decades of group experience, we have become experts in the field, putting us in a position to be able to share our valuable insights with our clients.

With the new blog, we aim to keep traders in the loop on the key events in the financial markets and provide daily information on the largest moves in the currency, equity, and commodity markets. Going forward we plan to continue equipping our clients with the tools needed to make the most informed trading decisions."

The blog is rich with educational content which covers the market basics and provides helpful trading tips. It is updated daily with fundamental analyses that focus on the impact of geopolitical and economic news, outlooks for specific instruments, market movers, and technical charts. It also provides central bank statements and overviews, opinion articles on important market trends, and outlines the key financial events of the previous and coming weeks. Visitors to HYCM Lab can also find various video content including daily market mood videos that cover the latest moves in about 1 min, and market insight videos in which Giles Coghlan presents case studies, trading techniques, and in-depth analysis.

HYCM is dedicated to equipping clients with the resources and practice needed to become a confident and responsible trader. The new blog is just one in their arsenal. HYCM also runs weekly webinars, practical workshops and intensive forex trading offline courses that help aspiring traders take their trading skills to the next level.

Visit HYCM Lab


eToro to provide staking rewards for Cardano (ADA) and TRON (TRX)

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eToro, the multi-asset platform with over 14 million registered users globally, today announced that it is launching its new staking service.

eToro’s staking service will initially be for Cardano (ADA) and TRON (TRX). Cardano staking is a new addition to the crypto space, and eToro is delighted to be one of the first to support this.

eToro CEO and Co-founder Yoni Assia commented, “eToro has a large and active crypto community and our goal is to ensure that we are always offering them the very best products and services. We are excited to launch our staking of Cardano and TRON, providing a highly market-competitive offering. We are proud to be one of the first regulated platforms to offer a staking service for Cardano and will be further expanding our staking service in the coming months.”

eToro’s new staking service is a process that allows users who own and hold supported cryptoassets to earn rewards, with these rewards being more of the same cryptoassets.

Staking rewards are distributed to users every month, in the supported cryptoasset, for the previous month’s staking, with no action required on the part of the users themselves. The staked cryptoassets remain the property of the eToro users; in turn, eToro users entrust eToro to effectively and securely execute the entire staking procedure for them. eToro takes great care to protect its users’ cryptoassets against exposure to any additional risks, and saves users the hard work and complications of staking on their own by handling all the complex staking procedures behind the scenes.

“We are thrilled that eToro has chosen TRON as one of the first assets to be offered on their new staking service.” said Justin Sun, Founder of TRON and CEO of BitTorrent. “As we continue to see diminishing returns from traditional CeFi services, DeFi is continuing to expand. Services such as eToro’s new staking service takes the complexity and confusion out of the staking process, and makes it accessible to everyone.”

The whole eToro staking services experience will be completely transparent. Users will receive their rewards in the staked currency automatically, with absolutely no proactive action required on their part. Users will also receive an individual monthly email, explaining how much in staking rewards they received that month, and how it was calculated for each of the supported staked cryptoassets.

eToro is also currently working on offering future staking rewards on other cryptoassets, including NEO, Tezos, EOS, and ETH 2.0.


RoboForex gives away $1,000,000 to celebrate its 10-year anniversary

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RoboForex, an international financial broker, announces the start of a global promotion for its clients and partners to celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary. The promotion started on October 1st, 2020, and will last for the next eight months. The total sum of all prizes will be $1,000,000 USD.

Each month until the end of April 2021, the company is going to give away 30 money prizes amounting to a total of $100,000. In May 2021, there will be a Grand Prix giveaway with a prize pool of as much as $300,000. Prizes will be distributed among participants with special Coupons that can be received for trading on RoboForex accounts or attracting new clients to the company as a partner. Every client or partner has the opportunity to receive up to 3 Coupons in different categories each month.

Categories that receive Coupons

1. Trading on Prime accounts

Prime is an account type with the best trading conditions available at the company. When trading on Prime accounts, traders get spreads from 0 pips, 10 USD commission for the trading volume of 1 million USD, and the maximum leverage up to 1:300

To receive a Coupon in this category, a participant must deposit at least 300 USD to them and perform at least 3 lots of trading operations per month. Only the positions in Currencies and Metals opened in the current month are taken into account.

2. Attracting new clients as a RoboForex partner

RoboForex partners have the opportunity to earn up to 60% of spreads for all transactions of their attracted clients thanks to VIP conditions and the company's Loyalty program.

To receive a Coupon in this category, a partner is required to earn at least 300 USD of partner commission at the month-end.

3. Making the CopyFX Top list

CopyFX is an investment platform, which allows successful traders to attract subscribers to copy transactions in their strategies and receive a commission for that. When trading on CopyFX accounts, a Trader benefits both from trading their own operations and the success of their subscribers.

To receive a Coupon in this category, it will be enough for CopyFX Traders to make the Top-30 of the best Prime accounts in the current month.

More detailed information about the conditions of receiving Coupons can be found on the RoboForex website.

How will the winners be decided?

Each granted Coupon has its unique 6-digit number that will be used for deciding the winners. Owners of the Coupons, the numbers of which will be the closest to winning combinations, will receive 30 monthly prizes.

Winning combinations will be defined based on stock prices of 30 leading American companies. Stock prices are fixed at the market close on the first Friday of each month following the month when Coupons were distributed. For example, a giveaway for the Coupons that were received in October will be held on the first Friday of the following month, November 6th, 2020. A combination contains the last digits of prices of stock pairs, which were chosen for each of the 30 prize-winning places in advance. The list of these stock pairs can be found in the promotion section of the RoboForex website.

To provide transparency of all operations, all prices will be fixed based on the data from an independent public source, finance.yahoo.com.

Denis Golomedov, Chief Marketing Officer at RoboForex, is commenting on the start of the promotion: "The company is turning 10 years old this year and that's a pretty respectable age for our sector. This points to the fact that we provide cutting-edge and quality services, competitive trading conditions, and put our clients' interests first. This is the reason why we wanted to offer them something special for our anniversary and prepared an unprecedented 8-month promotion with huge money prizes. The total prize pool for the promotion is $1,000,000. Each month, 30 winners will be decided and that's a great chance for our clients and partners to celebrate the company's anniversary together with us. Good luck to everyone!".

About RoboForex

RoboForex Ltd is a company, which delivers brokerage services. The company provides traders, who work on financial markets, with access to its proprietary trading platforms. RoboForex Ltd has the brokerage license IFSC 000138/107. More detailed information about the Company's activities and operations can be found on the official website at www.roboforex.com.


FBS Launches Free Educational Forex Course

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FBS starts a new educational free course called Forex Intensive. The company’s financial analysts have created this online course for European clients to guide novice traders through the market and boost the trading knowledge of experienced ones.

Forex Intensive begins on October 1 and ends on October 31. During this month, those who subscribe to the course receive the exclusive analytical materials for traders of any level – articles, posts, and webinars – for free. Moreover, European traders may subscribe to the course all October long and have access to all the materials.

The course is five weeks long. Every week subscribers get a new email with the Forex Intensive program according to their level of knowledge. It allows European traders to educate in real-time with fresh materials and use the opportunity to join the webinars where it is possible to ask any questions to FBS analysts. The online format of the course helps to gain the information anytime and anywhere it is convenient for traders.

Within five weeks, traders learn the following topics:

  • Week 1: Forex essentials.
  • Week 2: Fundamental analysis.
  • Week 3: Technical analysis.
  • Week 4: Trading instruments.
  • Week 5: Management tips.

Despite the fact that Forex Intensive lasts the whole month of October, all the materials will be available for free anytime.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


FXPRIMUS- the safest place to trade, wins Best Forex Introducing Broker Programme Award

FXPRIMUS proudly announces that the company has been nominated for, and won the award for Best Forex Introducing Broker Programme in Africa, in the Global Forex Awards 2020, hosted by Holiston Media.

The Global Forex Awards recognise excellence in the forex industry, on a global and regional level. They award forex companies who pioneer in cutting-edge technology, low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programs and world-class customer service.

James Weaver, CMO at FXPRIMUS mentioned: ‘It is with great pride that we accept this award as it highlights our continuous efforts to deliver an outstanding Partner Programme. We are delighted that our Partner Programme is so well received as it is of paramount importance to us to build robust relationships with our Partners and provide support that lasts through the years.’

Michael Boydell, Director at Holiston Media, commented: ‘These awards recognise and reward the best of the best in the global retail forex markets. With a record number of unique votes cast by the global public forex trading community we have coordinated our most successful awards to date. The Global Forex Awards aim to highlight the best performing global and regional forex businesses and therefore we congratulate all of the 2020 award winners. They can be truly proud of their success.’


Aetos wins two trophies at the Global Forex Awards

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London, UK – AETOS Capital Group (AETOS) has bagged another two awards at the Global Forex Awards presentation. The well-deserved titles “Best Forex Introducing Broker Program – Global” and the “Most trusted Forex Broker – Asia” add to the trophy lists that the market leading Forex Firm has achieved over the years.

According to Global Forex, the award’s champion is for cutting-edge technology, low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programs and world-class customer service to consumer/trader business.

AETOS’ success comes with years of expertise and ongoing contributions to the Global Forex market.

In the past year, AETOS helped to donate to the frontline hospitals in the event of the global fight against Coronavirus, greatly phrased by the Australian local community. AETOS also very proudly renewed its partnership with Sydney FC for a third consecutive AFC Champions League campaign, which has further consolidated AETOS’s influence in the Asia-Pacific market.

AETOS has been working extremely hard to enlarge its market share in Asia, particularly in South East Asia. With a huge base of clients, the recognition from clients as well as Global Forex companies will encourage AETOS to work even harder in the coming years.

With the growing trading activity and increasing client numbers over the last few years, AETOS just announced its new CRM system in 2020, AETOS’ new BizCentre. With cutting edge technology, this new system is very user-friendly, enabling clients not only easily manage own account and client base in one place, but most importantly, effortlessly expand introducing broker business.

Product wise, share CFDs were included into the products that AETOS offered. The clients are able to speculate on the price movements of public listed companies on Australian and US Stock Exchanges on top of FOREX, indices, metals and energy CFDs products.

Although (due to Covid-19) Global Forex Awards ceremony will not happen this year, the organizer will be supporting the COVID-Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO with a financial donation that would otherwise have been used to host the official award winner’s ceremony.

While accepting the two awards, Company Director Ting Ji, praised the Global Forex’s move and is very proud to be part of it. He also pointed out that the awards showed the market recognition to AETOS’ effort in the past and the company will aim even bigger and higher in the future.


FBS won 3 awards from The European magazine

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FBS, a world-known international broker, won The Most Reliable Forex Broker MENA 2020, The Most Reliable Forex Broker LatAm 2020 and The Most Reliable Forex Broker Asia 2020 awards. They were issued by The European prestigious magazine which holds the Banking Finance Awards recognizing the best performances in the business community.

Over the past decade, FBS earned the trust of more than 15 million traders worldwide, many of whom are from Latin America, Asia and MENA regions. These regions have vast potential in terms of traders’ engagement and their desire to grow into professionals. FBS reaches everybody to help them learn Forex and become professional traders with their help, - support team of FBS works 24/7 in 20 languages.

FBS is winning the awards from European magazine every year. Winning The Most Reliable Forex Broker award from 3 various regions at once is inspiring for the broker. These awards once more prove that we provide outstanding investments services for all our clients from all over the world. It also shows that FBS is on the right track and gives the broker even more energy to deliver more fantastic trading features and bonuses to clients.

Nowadays, FBS offers demo accounts to investors to test their trading strategies in a safe environment. The broker also provides various types of accounts, both for beginners and professional traders. On top of that, FBS provides instant deposits and withdrawals via the most popular payment systems with zero commission and various promotions for the clients.

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FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and more than 15 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse, and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers various specialized services to make trading more pleasant and beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, cashback up to $15 per lot, and more. An official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.

The European is a quarterly business publication that covers a broad spectrum of business affairs globally, including Energy, Banking and Finance, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Shipping, Technology, and more.


FBS Announces New Trading Instruments in FBS Trader app

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FBS introduces new trading instruments for European clients. The company understands the needs of its clients and enlarges the range of trading instruments in an all-in-one trading platform app to make trading more convenient and relaxed.

From now on, European traders can enjoy updated lists of indices and energies, in case they have Real or Demo accounts. The following instruments are now available in FBS Trader - Reliable Forex Trading Platform app:

  • Indices: DAX30, NASDAQ, S&P500, YM,
  • Energies: WTI, BRN

These instruments are popular among traders because of their high volatility. Oil especially shows an impressive presence in the market. This sector demonstrated the highest standard deviation. As for DAX30, NASDAQ, S&P500, YM, this group includes all major stock indices from leading global economies. It tends to be a good indicator of the overall market performance.

European clients may evaluate new opportunities for trading with the powerful and easy-to-use trading platform – FBS Trader.

This brokerage app allows trading on the go from mobile devices using handy Forex tools from anywhere, any time. Moreover, it helps traders to track real-time statistics using price charts and never miss the right moment to open or close a trade. Now with the updated list of trading instruments, FBS Trader becomes even better.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


Why Should You Choose a CySEC Regulated Broker?

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Despite the exceeding popularity of Forex and its apparent advantages, many people are still scared of trading. The reasons for such anxiety are quite simple. There are many scam brokers in the market. That’s why people aren’t in a hurry to start trading. In this article, we will tell you how to define a trustworthy broker from a fraudulent one, make your fears fade away, and trade happily after that.

Regulated and Non-regulated Brokers

To protect yourself, you should choose a regulated broker. Why is the request so strict? Let’s explain. A regulated broker is a broker whose actions are monitored by a regulator. Who is the regulator? It’s the type of supervision which aim is to prevent and investigate fraud in the market, keep it transparent and make sure that clients are treated with fairness, their funds are safe, and data is secure.

On the contrary, non-regulated brokers have no control of that kind. It creates opportunities for illegal market activities including unwarranted commissions, loose spreads, hidden Terms and Conditions, and even withdrawal restrictions. Traders and their funds suffer from this activity.

So, the best advice we can give you is to avoid brokers without regulation. The risk of trading with them is too high. You don’t have to take it because there are many licensed brokers whose services are reliable, and FBS is one of them. As a regulated broker, we can provide a significant level of protection. FBS operates following the policies, guidelines, and standards stipulated by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), license number 331/17.

What CySEC is

The Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission, or just CySEC, is the regulatory body for the financial industry. Its mission is to provide effective supervision to ensure trader protection. It is an independent regulatory authority that controls investment services and transactions in transferable securities carried out in Cyprus.

CySEC was launched in 2001 as a public legal entity, and then in 2004, Cyprus became a European Union member state. From that time, CySEC regulations and operations have had to meet the European financial regulatory framework's terms.

What does all of that mean? CySEC operates under the branch of European regulators advocating for secure trading and therefore connects with European regulations such as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and The Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).

MiFID and MiFIR are required for firms operating in the European Union. These European regulations are responsible for the transparency across the European Union financial markets.

Regulator is a Key

It’s essential to have a strong regulatory body such as CySEC to prevent money laundering and wrongdoing in the market.

The CySEC license is one of the most significant. People can rely on the companies regulated by CySEC because it guarantees protection and safety for investors and traders. The regulator monitors brokerage companies' actions and transactions to ensure that they comply with the directives of the legal and regulatory framework.

Now we know more about the regulator, it’s functions and benefits. It’s high time to focus on the advantages traders take from working with CySEC regulated broker.

How a CySEC Regulated Broker Protects You

To avoid groundless arguments and excessive boredom of the theory, we want to show you the main CySEC pros by using FBS as an example. As a European licensed brokerage company, FBS meets all the requirements of MiFID and MiFIR.

So, why you should choose a CySEC regulated broker:

1. Client security

FBS operates in 31 European countries. As soon as you start working with the financial markets, you start economic relations. It’s a serious issue. But no worries, all your funds, and data that you provide FBS with stay safe.

The company is in full compliance with CySEC. Therefore, we ask you to go through the verification process. You upload a pack of documents identifying you, proving EU residency, and your financial status. It mitigates the risk of criminals using fake or stolen documents to open accounts and safeguard your identity and your assets. Moreover, verification is crucial for brokerage companies in fulfilling the legal and regulatory obligations to make the relations clear for its every side.

2. Transparency and fairness

Financial relations is a complex issue, as it was said before. That’s why transparency and fairness are of a high priority for a CySEC regulated broker. The regulator controls the reception, transmission, and execution of orders. If brokers fail to operate honestly, the regulatory body can impose penalties and sanctions on them. In this case, a broker is at risk of even losing the license.

To make services more lucid, CySEC has a list of brokers under its regulation. Just enter the name of a broker you are interested in and check whether it has a license.

Working with FBS prevents you from illegal practices such as tampering with the trading platform, price and commission manipulations, and client money withholding without any legal reason. The company also submits periodic financial reports to the regulator to prove the full transparency of its actions.

3. Full client support

CySEC ensures that a broker is always ready to assist you in any situation, provide you with necessary instructions on trading, and a working support desk to resolve any problem you have. For such cases, FBS has a 24/7 support chat in your local language.

Moreover, we help you to master your money management risk skills. Before you start trading, FBS asks you to pass the survey to define your category: Demo or Retail. If you have a Demo category, you can trade in the real market conditions with no risks because it is just training when you aren’t experienced enough. We offer you free educational materials, expert webinars, and analytical articles to prepare yourself for the real trading. Three days after your last survey results, you can re-pass it for the Retail category and then dive into Forex trading.

Bottom Line

If you’ve decided to become a trader, there are several aspects you should consider. Among them are spreads, leverage, and the general performance of the broker. But the most important thing is regulation. You are going to start trading with a company that will work on your behalf. In case you are a resident of the EEA country, the most relevant option for you is a CySEC regulated broker because it protects your interests on the highest level. Bear in mind, that FBS is a reliable and trustworthy CySEC licensed broker.

FBS. Always by your side.


HYCM adds 83 new stocks to trade on MT5

Limassol, 25th September 2020

HYCM, a well-established global forex broker, has added 83 new stocks to trade on all account types on the MT5 platform. The new instruments include popular assets such as Nike, Adobe, Berkshire Hathaway, Dropbox, GoDaddy, and Gilead Sciences stocks.

Giles Coghlan, Chief Currency Analyst, commented on this development:

“With large swings in price across the major indices, people want to drill down into the fundamentals for specific stocks. They are looking for some of the individual winners and losers in our COVID-19 impacted world. With renewed interest across several different sectors, it was only a natural step for us to give HYCM clients wider access to new individual stock opportunities.“

In addition to new stocks, HYCM announced earlier this year the launch of ETFs and the addition of 50 new cryptocurrency CFDs to trade. (HYCM also offers a range of forex pairs, indices and commodities).

Giles Coghlan, Chief Currency Analyst, explains the growing interest for ETFs and crypto CFDs:

“The desire for ETFs is growing year on year and that trend is showing no signs of slowing down. This is a very understandable trend for the retail trader. This is because ETFs allow for simple, low-cost access across multiple markets. They can be sector-based like health care- or tech-related. They can be index-linked or even specific to an individual commodity. This flexibility is what makes ETFs so suitable for investors and why we wanted to expand our offering. Furthermore, unlike futures markets, there are no tricky contract rollovers to deal with, so they are a great way of gaining exposure to different markets, especially with all the volatility and change experienced this year. The recent renewal of Brexit risks, COVID-19 changes to our way of doing business, the upcoming US elections, and a constant backdrop of US-China trade tensions all offer opportunities as well as risks. ETFs can be a great instrument for navigating your path through these changes.”

“Finally, the low-interest rates of central banks across the world, the devaluing of currencies through quantitative easing programmes, and the often-touted risk of high inflation levels all lead investors to look for alternative places of safety. Gold is the most popular hedge in these times, but there is also a strong renewed interest in areas like the cryptocurrency space. The popularity of cryptocurrencies is set to grow as investors look to hedge deflationary risk by keeping some of their portfolios in the crypto space. Have you bought yours?”

The addition of new assets falls within HYCM’s global strategy as one of the leading forex brokers, to expand its portfolio to satisfy the needs of different types of traders, and in response to market trends.

Register with HYCM to trade stocks and more

New stocks are available only under HYCM Ltd (CIMA) and HYCM Limited (SVG).

ETFs are available only under HYCM Ltd (CIMA) and HYCM Limited (SVG).

Cryptocurrencies are not available under HYCM (Europe) Ltd.


The FBS CopyTrade team introduces a new update in the ‘PRO Trader’ feature

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The FBS CopyTrade team presents a major update in the ‘PRO Trader’ feature’s workflow. Now all the market performers who have $5000 or more on their trading account can get a ‘PRO’ status.

FBS CopyTrade App made a significant change in the ‘PRO Trader’ feature. Since now, all FBS traders who have $5000 or more on their trading account can share it to the FBS CopyTrade and become PROs.

PRO Trader is a club of the most reliable, skilled, and responsible traders to copy in the FBS CopyTrade App. They can set a commission they see fit. That’s how they can increase and manage the profit they get after each successfully closed orders.

The FBS CopyTrade PRO investors prefer to copy PRO traders to reduce risks and increase their chances to profit. To become a PRO investor in the FBS CopyTrade App, a user must deposit $500 in total throughout its history of investing with the application.

This is how the FBS CopyTrade team provides mutually beneficial cooperation between the traders and investors.

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The FBS CopyTrade App is a dynamically developing platform for social trading. It is usually named the most user-friendly and easy-to-use copy trading application.

The app was launched in 2018. It is used by more than 5 million investors. FBS CopyTrade allows people who are less experienced in trading to increase their capitals by copying the selected skilled traders. The traders get an income from each copier’s deposit after a successful transaction. The support team of the app operates 24/7 with more than 15 languages.

FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and 11 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics.

FBS is an official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


FBS Introduces New Currency Pairs

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FBS welcomes a list of new currency pairs for clients from the European Economic Area countries. The feedback from FBS clientele states that the local currencies are of high importance for traders from different European countries. To make trading more convenient for the clients, FBS enlarges the range of trading instruments.

From this time, the Polish zloty (PLN), Swedish krona (SEK), Hungarian forint (HUF), and Czech koruna (CZK) are available in Forex Exotic list on MetaTrader 5. Notice that only European clients who have a Retail or Professional category can now trade new currency pairs.

Hence, the following currency pairs are offered for trading:

  • USD/PLN
  • USD/SEK
  • USD/HUF
  • USD/CZK
  • GBP/PLN
  • GBP/SEK
  • EUR/PLN

The main advantage of this introduction is that it helps traders, who have profound knowledge of local economic events and their impact on local currencies, show more impressive performance in the market. New currency pairs to trade will be especially useful for traders from Poland, Sweden, Hungary, and the Czech Republic because they know what is happening to their local currency exchange rate at the time and are able to plan their trades accordingly.

The Polish zloty, Swedish krona, Hungarian forint, and Czech koruna are available for trading only in real Standard MetaTrader 5 accounts.

FBS is an acknowledged, CySEC licensed international online Forex broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


FXPRIMUS - The safest place to trade welcomes Kaia Parv, Senior Market Analyst

FXPRIMUS is excited to announce the new addition to the team, Kaia Parv, who will fill the key role of Senior Market Analyst. Before joining FXPRIMUS, Kaia worked as a Senior Investment Associate for a Singapore based asset management company. Kaia has also held the position of Vice President of the global banking and markets division in Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Over the years Kaia has gained experience in Portfolio and Investment Management and worked with both public and private markets, making her a valuable addition to the growing FXPRIMUS team.

At FXPRIMUS, Kaia will be providing market analysis reports that delve into deep analysis of the most impactful market movers and provide market projections. Moreover, FXPRIMUS clients will have the chance to benefit from Kaia’s fount of knowledge via one-on-one sessions with her, where they will have the unique opportunity to discuss trading strategies and market information.

In his statement, FXPRIMUS CMO James Weaver mentions: ‘We are delighted to welcome Kaia to FXPRIMUS. Having such experienced people join our team strengthens our credibility and further enhances our aim to deliver an unparalleled trading experience to our clients.’

Kaia Parv commented: ‘I am excited to be joining the FXPRIMUS team. It is a real pleasure to be welcomed in a company that is so focused on providing one of the safest trading experiences. I am looking forward to a fruitful contribution to the company’s services.’

About FXPRIMUS

FXPRIMUS - the safest place to trade, is a globally acclaimed brokerage offering one of the safest and most secure online trading environments available anywhere in the industry. Operating since 2009, the FXPRIMUS brand enables clients of all experience levels to trade multiple instruments including Forex, Commodities, Energies, Indices, Stocks, Metals and Crypto via a range of advanced web and mobile trading platforms. With lightning quick execution via state-of-the-art worldwide execution systems, FXPRIMUS creates a seamlessly efficient trading environment with multilingual 24/5 support and unrivalled fund safety measures.

See more: www.fxprimus.com


ACY Securities rolls out new swap-free Islamic account

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ACY Securities, the award-winning FinTech based ASIC-regulated broker headquartered in Sydney, has rolled out its new swap-free Islamic account as part of its worldwide release today.

The launch of the new swap-free Islamic account is in line with the broker’s MENA region expansion strategy as it positions itself as a strong contender for Islamic traders in the Middle East.

ACY’s new swap-free Islamic account offers the following benefits:

  • No interest or swap charges on any open positions
  • Over 70 instruments to trade across FX, Index, Commodity, Precious Metals, and Cryptocurrencies pairs
  • Leverage up to 1:500 with fast execution and deep liquidity
  • No restrictions on Expert Advisors (EAs) or high-frequency trading
  • Hedging is permitted
  • Full Arabic support with dedicated account manager
  • Ashraf Sherif, Head of Egypt said the fact that ACY Securities offers a premium Islamic account type coupled with full Arabic support and superior trading conditions makes it a very strong contender for Arabic clients.

    “Well established ASIC regulated brokers offering a premium swap-free Islamic account, such as ACY Securities, are highly sought after by traders in the Middle East. And the fact that ACY offers the swap-free account with full Arabic support and superior trading conditions makes it truly appealing to clients who want to trade the global markets in accordance with the Islamic faith” said Mr Sherif in a statement today.

    ACY Securities is the Official Sponsor of two upcoming high-profile events in the Middle East – the Egyptian Women Forum, which will be held in October and the Egypt Summit 2020, which will be held in November. It will also be involved in the Dubai Summit 2020 as a Diamond Sponsor.

    The new Islamic account type is available from today, with initial charges starting from 15th September. This will affect all existing swap free accounts. To apply visit https://www.acy.com/en-int/


    EXCLUSIVE: CFD Trading Leader TradeMax Becomes TMGM With Rebrand Announcement

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    CFD Trading industry leader TradeMax spearheads global expansion efforts with a corporate name change.

    [Sydney, September 10th] - The CFD Trading provider you know as TradeMax, is making a major identity shift as they announce the adoption of a new name: TMGM.

    Since 2015, TradeMax has been shaping the future of the CFD Trading industry - leading the way in tech, innovation & superior service. With the platform now dominating the Chinese & Australian financial markets - with demand for its service internationally - the company has grown far beyond its origin as a Sydney based financial company.

    This growing acquisition of global clients has made the company decide to embrace the International demand and go truly global. The new name is TMGM, an acronym for ‘TradeMax Global Markets’ - representative of the future expansion.

    “The name doesn’t change what we do”, CEO Lee Yu comments, “The superior care we give to our clients won’t change with the expansion. It means now we can offer our platform even wider than before, with personalized customer experience from our account managers to our clients always being our first priority.”

    TMGM has risen to industry-leading status in five short years. Powered by OneZero Financial Technology, the provider offers 3 Trading Platforms with low spreads & fast execution - making it the ideal trading environment for investors, scalpers and EA’s. Users also gain access to over 15,000 products across 7 markets - and those are just some of the key advantages of TMGM.

    TMGM has experienced major growth in the CFD Trading space. The provider has solidified its commitment to empowering investors with innovation, industry-leading technology and superior customer service with the rebrand.

    The company has also expanded its team to include global members, so they can easily service customers in more languages. The new CMO, Angelo D’Alessio, is based in Sydney, Australia and is focused on implementing a global marketing strategy.

    As the company works on entering new markets you can expect to hear the TMGM name much more often. “We welcome every investor that wants to start reaping the benefits of CFD Trading to trade with us.” CEO Lee Yu states.

    Please visit https://www.tmgm.com/ to explore the new website and learn more.


    [10 September 2020] Tottenham Hotspur Announce Multi-Year Partnership With Libertex

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    Libertex, a leading international trading platform, has become the Official Trading Partner of Tottenham Hotspur.

    Spurred on by their ‘Trade For More’ ethos, the partnership will allow Libertex to share their love of the game with over 2.9 million international clients, offering a host of unique and exciting rewards, including exclusive events and premium matchday experiences at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, when fans can safely return to stadia. Libertex will also have a presence across the club’s digital channels and LED perimeter advertising system on match days.

    On the partnership, Marios Chailis, Chief Marketing Officer, Libertex, said: ‘‘Libertex could not be happier to partner with a team whose values echo our own so perfectly. Through this multi-year partnership, we’re thrilled to join the worlds of football and trading in the form of many exciting benefits for our clients and look forward to cheering on Spurs when they return to the pitch.’’

    Meanwhile, Fran Jones, Head of Partnerships, Tottenham Hotspur, commented: “At Tottenham Hotspur, technology and innovation is key to everything we do and we are excited to partner with Libertex, an organisation that shares this commitment through its own products and services.”

    With a mission to make trading financial assets easy and accessible for everyone, Libertex has long been a pioneer in the development of the forex market and is an influential organisation in the finance industry. The brand has grown to provide over 2.9 million clients across 120+ countries a variety of fast, user-friendly and reliable technology platforms.

    For more information on how Libertex can help you Trade For More, visit their website https://libertex.com/sponsorship.


    The FBS CopyTrade team presents a new ‘PRO Trader’ feature

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    The FBS CopyTrade team created the new feature called ‘PRO Trader,’ which is required to raise the investing with FBS CopyTrade App to the next level.

    The FBS CopyTrade App, from year to year, remains the status of one of the most easy-to-use and convenient social trading platforms. The FBS CopyTrade team is constantly evolving the app to continue having the fame of very easy-to-use applications. The new team’s creation called ‘PRO Trader,’ which is developed to make the investments in the FBS CopyTrade App even easier.

    Now the users of the FBS CopyTrade App can reduce risks the time of choosing a trader to copy by investing in the diversified trading portfolios of PRO traders. PROs are the traders with long and successful trading histories who are more reliable to copy them. The privilege of copying these traders are opened only for PRO investors.

    To become a PRO investor, the FBS CopyTrade App's user must deposit $500 or more in total throughout its story of copying in the application.

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    The FBS CopyTrade App is a dynamically developing platform for social trading. It is usually named the most user-friendly and easy-to-use copy trading application.

    The app was launched in 2018. It is used by more than 5 million investors. FBS CopyTrade allows people who are less experienced in trading to increase their capitals by copying the selected skilled traders. The traders get an income from each copier’s deposit after a successful transaction. The support team of the app operates 24/7 with more than 15 languages.

    FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and 11 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics.

    FBS is an official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


    FX Industry veteran Janne Muta has joined fast-growing startup TIOmarkets as Chief Market Analyst

    Tuesday, 11th of August 2020, TIOmarkets announces that industry veteran Janne Muta has joined the team as Chief Market Analyst.

    The decision to add a financial specialist to the team is in direct response to the demands of TIOmarkets clientele to provide practical and applicable market news and analysis.

    With more than 20 years of experience in the FX, commodities and equities markets, Janne will provide on-point market analysis, giving traders the information necessary to make sound financial trading decisions. His experience as a professional FX trader draws upon skills learned trading futures in London, as well as managing the portfolios of high-net-worth individuals, worldwide. Janne has precisely the right skill-set and character to provide valuable support and engaging tools to clients of all experience levels and portfolio sizes, who are learning to trade.

    Janne will offer:

    • Free: Daily financial commentary on volatile instruments via www.tiomarkets.com/blog
    • Free: Daily video and market insights via our youtube channel www.youtube.com/tiomarkets
    • For registrants only: Monthly webinar for new industry entrants as well as more experienced traders www.tiomarkets.com/education
    • For clients only: SMS alerts for potential market movers
    • For VIP Black subscribers only: 15-minute consultation

    TIOmarkets CMO Helen Astaniou commented: “We are more than delighted to welcome Janne to the TIOmarkets family. Offering the highest quality financial analysis is no small task for the company. We have been looking for the right character with the right skill set to provide a service that suits our demanding, tech-savvy traders of today. Through Janne’s financial insights, we are more than confident that we can provide our clients with the educational tools to take their trading to the next level.”

    About Janne Muta

    Over 20 years of experience in FX, commodities and equities markets have made Muta a seasoned financial professional. His career extends from trading futures for a London hedge fund specialized in algorithmic trading to heading a research department of a globally operating FX brokerage house as a Chief Market Analyst. His experience in markets and trading expands over three decades through various technology cycles and global crises that have shaped the trading and investment world. He is also an experienced public speaker in trading seminars as well as a much-liked trading educator in live webinars.

    About TIOmarkets

    TIOmarkets is a CFD brokerage offering a low-cost trading environment to traders of all portfolio types and experience levels. Despite being a young brokerage, it positions itself within the industry according to its subscription packages which provide its subscribers with full access to the global markets, with zero commissions and raw spreads. The TIOmarkets philosophy is to provide its clients with all the tools needed to enjoy an informed and efficient trading experience.

    Visit www.tiomarkets.com for more information

    For further questions or comments from the TIOmarkets management team regarding this announcement, please submit your request to [email protected]


    The FBS CopyTrade App is awarded as the Best Social Trading Application MENA 202

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    According to Global Banking & Finance Review financial portal, FBS CopyTrade became the Best Social Trading Application MENA 2020.

    FBS CopyTrade team is proud to be awarded by Global Banking & Finance Review as the Best Social Trading Application MENA 2020. Global Banking & Finance Review is a financial portal based in the United Kingdom that specializes in highlighting and analyzing the significant changes in the global finance field. Annually it awards the banks and companies that positively impacted the financial situation in the world.

    The award demonstrates that the FBS CopyTrade App is developing in the right direction to remaining the status of one of the most easy-to-use, convenient, and customer-orientated social trading applications. The team will continue its hard work to improve the application quality standards and social trading business in the Middle East, North Africa, and worldwide.

    FBS CopyTrade receives its second award of this year. The app was previously awarded by Capital Finance International journal and named the Best Application for Copy Trading in 2020.

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    The FBS CopyTrade App is a dynamically developing platform for social trading. It is usually named the most user-friendly and easy-to-use copy trading application.

    The app was launched in 2018. More than 5 million investors use it. FBS CopyTrade allows people who are less experienced in trading to increase their capitals by copying the selected skilled traders. The traders get an income from each copier’s deposit after a successful transaction. The support team of the app operates 24/7 with more than 15 languages.

    FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and 11 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics.

    FBS is an official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


    Global brokerage brand GKFX Prime renews website and launches new mobile app

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    Fresh outlook, modern design and better user experience... That is always welcome news.

    Global Forex and CFD broker GKFX Prime recently surprised clients with a brand-new website. After careful plan, design and test phases, GKFX Prime has unleashed an eye-candy website, packed with unique and informative content.

    The new design improves the trading experience and simplifies the onboarding process dramatically.

    "GKFX Prime’s new website and mobile app are just the initials steps in our comprehensive efforts to renew and improve all our communication channels. Our customers will now have an even more delightful experience trading with us.” said Tunç Akyurt, Global Kapital Group CEO.

    Mr. Akyurt added: “We aim to be the main attraction hub for all types of traders: analysis, education, trading tools, and all other services our new website provides improves trading in all aspects.”

    GKFX Prime serves in more than 20 countries in 11 languages. With local customer support, live chat and daily analysis sections, it is expected to serve as an all-in-one hub for all levels of traders.

    It looks like speed was on top of their to-do list. Because the new GKFX Prime loads lightning fast. They have significantly shortened the onboarding process, since opening an account takes only about 30 seconds.

    Current GKFX Prime clients must be even happier, considering the perfected UI design of their Secure Client Area, where everything is just one click away.

    We have noticed plenty of new cool features, such as their improved education section with unique content. Their analysis section is also brimming with daily articles and weekly market analysis videos.

     

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    Their new layout and user interface are extremely intuitive; it lets users navigate the website easier. Using light tones and mood-boosting colors was also a smart choice; the time spent on the website feels more enjoyable now.

    Icing on the cake? GKFX Prime also launched a mobile app with the same design! Now their clients have unlimited access to their accounts anywhere in the world. The app, available for both iOS and Android devices, offers deposit and margin call functions, latest news and analysis sections along with mobile-exclusive campaigns and bonuses!

    It seems GKFX Prime’s parent group, Global Kapital Group, has no intention of stopping the transformation. They plan to renovate all their marketing communication, touching up every aspect of their clients’ experience. Group CEO Tunç Akyurt said that “we’ll dominate the competition with our superior user experience and intelligence while we keep growing globally. “

     

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    RoboForex Launches its Multi-asset Investment Platform R Trader in the Republic of Belarus

    RoboForex has enabled access to its proprietary multi-asset platform R Trader for the Company’s clients in the Republic of Belarus. Corresponding permission to use the platform was received by the Company from the National Forex center Belarus (No. 32 dated 24.04.2020).

    At the moment, RoboForex clients can invest through the demo and real accounts with USD and EUR as the base currency. The minimum amount of the first deposit to start investments in R Trader is 100 USD or the equivalent in other currencies. The maximum permissible leverage is 1:20. Also, clients have the opportunity to choose from the netting or hedging position accounting model for their accounts and join the Affiliate program.

    R Trader is a new-generation multi-asset investment platform. Users connect to a web terminal by means of a browser installed on any electronic gadget with a connection to the Internet. Investors are offered more than 10,000 financial instruments, including base assets on stocks of American, German, and Russian companies, foreign currency pairs, stock indices, metals, commodities, and other instruments. R Trader extended functionality allows users to invest right from the charts, monitor “Level 2 market depth”, add instruments to Watchlists, and place Trailing Stop orders, which are executed on the server with no need for leaving your home PC on. A distinguishing feature of the web platform is a free built-in Strategy builder, which requires no programming skills and helps to create, run, and backtest investment strategies in a matter of minutes.

    Andrei Dziarnovich, CEO RoboForex BY: “We’re very pleased to offer our clients one of the best and most advanced investment platforms in the industry. R Trader has both a wide range of investment instruments and enhanced functionality, which allows investors to gain real high-quality experience. First of all, the platform will be interesting to those who invest in stocks, the number of which in the platform exceeds 10,000. The commission is one of the lowest in the market. Also, there are ETFs, Indices, and other assets. A user-friendly interface, high order execution speed, competitive investment conditions – all this might be really interesting to our clients and we hope that they will duly appreciate opportunities R Trader has to offer."

    About R Trader

    R Trader is a result of cooperation between RoboForex and UMSTEL, which created a cloud multi-asset investment platform. R Trader offers access to 8 asset types and more than 12,000 instruments to invest in. The platform is very convenient and easy-to-use and provides clients with the maximum transparency of all investment operations. At the same time, R Trader functionality is as good as the leading desktop platforms. More detailed information about the platform can be found on roboforex.com

    About RoboForex BY

    “RoboMarkets” LLC provides services in the Republic of Belarus under the brand of RoboForex. The Company has a special certificate of registration in the forex companies register issued by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. The Company is also a member of the Financial Market Development Association of Belarus (ARFIN). More detailed information about the Company can be found on its website at www.roboforex.by.


    Protect your trades using advanced order types for institutions

    Professional traders navigate the often-tricky backdrop of the market with skill and know-how gained from years on the job, and access to specialized tools and techniques. Nevertheless, occasional trading hiccups can attack even the most knowledgeable trader in the form of slippage and slow execution, especially when trading large amounts and institutional-scale position sizes.

    The solution to these hazards is advanced order types that closely control buying and selling. In this way, institutional traders can ensure their orders are executed per their instructions, independent of position size, asset type, or market events.

    Standard order types

    Regardless of which asset is being traded, most trading platforms offer two general order types. Market orders, which are executed immediately irrespective of asset price, and standard Limit orders, which are guided by a precise asset price point with the caveat that they are not guaranteed to be filled (if that price is not reached). These are often sufficient for retail traders and those trading more modest sums. However, institutional-level traders, or those trading large positions, may desire additional mechanisms to protect their assets and control their trading.

    Advanced order types on an advanced trading platform

    eToroX, the advanced cryptocurrency trading exchange of eToro, offers professional traders institutional-grade solutions, including advanced order types to control their buying and selling.

    Institutional traders, typically involved in a host of trading tasks from research to monitoring investments, can benefit from one often-overlooked advantage of limit orders: reducing workload. By setting up orders to your specifications in advance, you slash the time needed to monitor prices, creating more time to devote to other more attention-demanding trading responsibilities.

    In addition to standard limit orders, eToroX offers several advanced limit orders including four time-in-force orders that let investors set the length of time an order stays active to give added control to trading.

    Fill-or-Kill (FOK). A FOK order must either be executed immediately in its entirety at the specified price, or canceled completely. Though thought to be used in rare cases, it can be utilized when buying as well as when selling on eToroX. Traders might use an FOK order to reduce the risk of the market changing and moving against them before the order can be filled.

    Immediate-or-Cancel (IOC). An IOC order is a limit order that is executed immediately but allows for the partial filling of the order. Any remainder not filled is cancelled. Traders might use an IOC order to gain as large a position at a specified price as possible, taking advantage of available liquidity, or to sell as large a position as possible.

    As with the FOK, IOC orders are useful in preventing large trades from swaying the market.

    Good-Til-Canceled (GTC). A GTC order is just as it sounds: it stays active until the trade can be executed or until it is cancelled manually. Traders often choose to use a GTC order when they have decided to buy or sell at a predetermined level some distance from the current price.

    Good-Til-Date (GTD). A GTD order lets traders specify an expiration date for the order. Until then, the order remains active unless it is filled before reaching the GTD. Traders may choose a GTD order if they believe prices will change in the future, for example with a Fed announcement or other catalyst, and want to trade their position beforehand.

    Iceberg orders

    An Iceberg Order lets a trader buy or sell a large position without disclosing the total volume of the order at once, breaking down the order into smaller lots. When one small order gets filled, the next small quantity is executed. This can be useful when an institutional-grade trader is worried their order will spook the market or create volatility with the sudden change in supply and demand.

    Iceberg orders can help protect the trades of institutional traders by reducing the possibility of others taking notice and trying to influence the success of the trade. Disruptions can occur when traders endeavour to get in on what they assume is your smart trade or attempt to block or confuse the market by placing orders at price points adjacent to your existing order.

    Savvy professional traders utilize iceberg orders to protect their trading activity from others in the market who, if they detect movement, could try to short the asset to drive up the price before the trade can be filled.

    While potentially advantageous for all assets, iceberg orders are particularly appropriate when trading a large volume of cryptocurrency as crypto trades can be monitored on public blockchains. A trader buying 300 bitcoin would break up their large order, for example, into smaller bitcoin buy orders, to keep the market in the dark about their planned purchase.

    Advanced orders on an advanced trading exchange

    By allowing institutional traders to minimize risk and maximize profit with advanced order types and by delivering a smooth and advanced trading experience, eToroX has become a trusted exchange for professional-level investors.

    While most standard order types may cover basic trade execution needs, especially for retail traders, if your trading requires more control, nuance, and protection, advanced order types on eToroX may help you guide your institutional-grade cryptocurrency trading to success.

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    FBS Trader won Best Mobile Trading Platform in Asia Award

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    Global Banking & Finance Review awarded FBS Trader, a mobile trading platform of FBS, a well-known international broker, Best Mobile Trading Platform Asia 2020. It is a great step forward and a high honor to meet all the criteria of the judging panel. They recognized FBS Trader’s convenience of use, innovative approach to mobile trading and excellence of orders processing.

    FBS Trader was designed to be both effective and user-friendly. With its simplified interface and intuitive handling, it attracts both new and experienced traders. Promoting a mobile approach to investing, FBS Trader provides users the comfort of staying in control of the trades anywhere and anytime.

    Not only FBS Trader is convenient, but also functional. Comprising a variety of instruments, it has something to offer to any taste: currencies, commodities, metals and stocks. Every instrument is provided with charts of two types: line and candlestick, and detailed real-time info to help traders make decisions on the go. For any questions arising, it is possible to contact a 24/7 multilingual support directly in FBS Trader.

    Another thing FBS Trader cares for is the security. That is why it possesses a Pin and Touch/Face ID function appreciated by traders who work with the platform.

    FBS Trader offers a demo account and a no-deposit $100 bonus account to try out its features. The last one includes onboarding to help navigate through the platform. All this provides traders with a smooth start in FBS Trader without a need for an initial deposit.

    Best Mobile Trading Platform Asia 2020 Award is just a start for FBS Trader. With a constant strive for developing and perfecting features, FBS Trader has a promising future.


    Traders embrace the 2020 Trading Cup in record numbers

    The 2020 Trading Cup, an international trading tournament which is currently in its second stage of competition, has registered a record number of entrants joining the contest, making this year’s contest the most popular since it began in 2018.

    With 6 stages that run for a month each, the Trading Cup contest is the only one of its kind in the world, with a UFC style 1-hour Grand Final taking place to crown the best performing trader.

    Attracting traders from all walks of life and from all over the world, the competition sees a variety of different trading strategies and tactics being used by contestants to out-trade each other.

    When asked about which trading strategies are producing the winning results for the traders on top of the Leaderboard, Ashley Jessen, Head of Marketing at ACY Securities said that there is no one style of trading that stands out as the absolute best.

    “We can categorically say that over the 3 years we have run this competition, there is no one style of trading that stands out as the absolute best. In Stage 1 this year, the top trader made over 782% after placing 1,037 trades. Yet in Stage 2 so far, the top trader has held one core position on Gold for the entire month. Two very different trading styles, yet both victorious” said Mr Jessen in a written statement today.

    Christian Dove, Director at Synergy Markets, which is a major sponsor of the competition, said that the competition was designed to provide a competitive platform for traders and whether they join to win or join to learn about themselves as traders, it was likely to be an experience they will always remember.

    “The Trading Cup contest is designed to provide traders a global stage to showcase their trading ability and battle each other in a competitive environment for a share in the US $150,000 prize pool. That’s why the contest is sometimes referred to as the UFC of trading” said Mr Dove in an interview this morning.

    “But whether you are joining the contest to be crowned champion or you are joining to test how your trading style and mindset stack up against other traders, it is likely to be a unique and unforgettable experience – maybe even an experience of a lifetime if you make the grand final” Mr Dove continued to say.

    Last year’s Grand Final was broadcast live around the world from the Studio City e-Sports arena in Macau. The 2020 Grand Final is slated to take place in either Singapore, London or Dubai, with the final decision expected to be announced after Stage 4.

    To see how the top 10 traders of the 2020 Trading Cup are performing in Stage 2 (the Leaderboard is updated every hour), or to enter Stage 3 of the competition, visit the tournament’s official website www.tradingcup.com.

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    A winning streak with FP Markets

    As the Premier League draws to a close, FP Markets reflects on being at the very heart of the action

    Sunday 26th July 2020, Sydney - As the curtain comes down on another thrilling football season, FP Markets celebrates the end of another successful association with LED advertising at the Premier League.

    FP Markets hit an incredible winning streak with the FP Markets logo featuring behind three winning goals during this period reaching a global audience of billions as well as being showcased during the first ever Premier League games shown on free-to-air television in the UK including the FA Cup clash between Norwich and Manchester United.

    The goals were scored by Michael Keane for Everton vs Norwich, Miguel Almiron for Newcastle vs Bournemouth and a spectacular free kick by Luca Milivojević for Crystal Palace against Bournemouth securing a personal hat-trick of winning goals for FP Markets.

    This triumphant return to the best league in the world came in what has been a celebratory year for the company as it also commemorated its 15th birthday this year. Regulated since 2005 by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), FP Markets is a globally-renowned company in the industry and the winner of over 40 awards since it was founded.

    FP Markets offers over 10,000 trading instruments offering traders access to CFDs across across Forex, Indices, Commodities, Stocks and Cryptocurrencies, making it one of the largest offerings in the industry and offers 8 platforms including MT4, MT5 & Iress. Over the past 15 years, FP Markets has learnt that the combination of consistently tight spreads and fast execution, coupled with cutting-edge platforms, a wide product range and first-rate customer support are the key ingredients that give serious traders the confidence to trade.

    FP Markets was founded in May 2005 and pioneered the Direct Market Access (DMA) Contracts for Difference (CFD) model in Australia which promotes fair and transparent pricing and focuses on the optimum order execution for clients. FP Markets is still committed to providing DMA pricing for products where a centralized exchange is present For products such as Forex where there is no centralized exchange, FP Markets provides tight Raw Spreads using ECN (Electronic Communication Network) pricing.

    Craig Allison, Head of EMEA at FP Markets commented: "It has been an honour and pleasure to witness FP Markets’ branding present at such pivotal moments during the Premier League season and showcase the winning spirit that runs through our company. It has been fantastic to be in the thick of the action and excitement of the Premier League as we have identified football as a real point of engagement for our global client base and we are keen to build a strong association in that area and use it as a launchpad to present some of our core values as a company - high performance, talent and execution and that winning streak when all of those elements are combined!”

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    eToro’s Professional Crypto Exchange adds Institutional-Grade Product Suite, launches inverted fee model

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    Offering includes advanced FIX API, cold storage custody solution, Credit Line, special order types, and brand new high performance matching engine

    July 23, 2020: eToro, the multi-asset platform with over 13 million registered users globally, has added several enhanced trading and risk management tools to its crypto exchange, eToroX. This new set of tools is targeted at the growing segment of professional and institutional crypto traders, which has a unique set of trading and commercial requirements.

    Employing a unique and progressive inverted “Taker-Maker” fee model*, eToroX flips the traditional “Maker-Taker” pricing structure, by allowing a rebate to be paid to takers who execute market orders above certain volumes, rather than them paying for the privilege of trading. Research from the University of Melbourne examined the few traditional exchanges that adopted inverted fee models, and concluded that the net impact of those models on market quality is positive, showing price efficiency and an increase in liquidity with inverted venue market share, with a decrease in short-term volatility.

    As part of its focus on professional and institutional traders, and their requirements for better risk management tools, eToroX has added a range of new Order Types, to amplify user abilities in trading tokenized FX, commodities, and crypto 24x7, including FOK, IOC, GTC, and GTD, as well as special Iceberg orders. It has also established a highly secure cold storage custody solution, of the same high standard as those utilized by traditional financial houses. Further tools being introduced include an institutional-grade API with FIX protocol, in addition to REST and WebSocket protocols, and a credit line program** for spot trading, enabling users extended access to eToroX’s deep liquidity markets, and allowing them to trade with up to ten times more volume.

    According to Peggy Sullivan, Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, “to have more mainstream adoption of the cryptocurrency or the digital asset space, we need to make it easier for the institutional markets to enter.” This is confirmed by a report from Aite Group, a global research and advisory firm, which finds professional crypto traders to be in "desperate need of institutional-grade tools."

    eToro has published a new position paper, describing eToroX’s new approach, and the external research and interviews with industry leaders that motivated it. The position paper outlines all the main barriers to institutional adoption of crypto and how eToroX has responded to them, and includes comprehensive details of the new resources the crypto exchange has incorporated to enable institutional-grade traders looking to transition from the world of traditional finance to crypto.

    Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro, said, “2020 is proving to be a significant year for institutional interest in crypto investing. The data is showing that institutions are buying the biggest cryptos by market cap such as bitcoin and ethereum, in a bid to position themselves ahead of the next bull run. Furthermore, due to the unique way in which this year is playing out, investors are seeking uncorrelated alternative investments, and cryptocurrency seems to be the ideal answer to this for many.”

    Vice President of Business Solutions, Doron Rosenblum, added, “Institutional investors have not been able to enjoy a similar quality of trading tools in the crypto industry as those they rely on in traditional asset classes. We want to address these concerns directly, as outlined in our position paper, in a bid to open up the crypto ecosystem to both institutional participants as well as pro traders. Institutions are now much more aware how a 24x7 risk management mechanism allows the management of risks on a constant basis, which is only possible via the crypto ecosystem. We are seeing this in eToroX’s data, where the most traded cryptoassets on our platform by institutional investors are stablecoins pegged to commodities and Fiat currencies. We have launched these initiatives today to give these types of traders access to deep order books at a competitive price.”

    Institutional traders joining eToro’s crypto exchange will also enjoy a VIP onboarding process, with dedicated, one-to-one service.

    eToro launched its on-chain crypto exchange in 2019 as part of the company’s commitment to the belief that one day all investable assets will be tokenized and traded on the Blockchain.

    * Click here for a full breakdown of our fees.

    **The eToroX Credit Line program is subject to our acceptance and suitability policy.


    ACY Securities named Australia’s Best Broker in 2020

    ACY Securities, the Fintech focused multi-asset broker headquartered in Sydney, has been named “Best Multi-Asset Broker in Australia in 2020” by leading tech magazine Technology Era.

    Technology Era, which made the announcement in its special Forex Trading issue published this week, said that it was a unanimous decision to acknowledge ACY Securities as Australia’s best broker in 2020.

    The published magazine article stated, “Taking into consideration the key features and products offered by ACY Securities, such as institutional-grade trading conditions, premium education, cut-through market analysis, an industry-leading client portal, and a global share CFD offering with 1:25 leverage , it was not a difficult decision for us to unanimously award ACY Securities the “Best Multi-Asset Broker in Australia for 2020”.

    Justin Pooni, Head of Branding & Communications at ACY Securities, said that providing clients premium trading conditions and exceptional customer service was at the core of ACY’s value proposition and that the company is always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver clients the finest trading experience.

    “Providing clients the best possible trading conditions coupled with exceptional client service and support is what ACY is all about, and we will always strive to challenge the status quo and deliver the finest of trading experiences to our clients” said Mr Pooni in a statement this morning.

    ACY Securities has been the recipient of many awards and accolades in the last few years, including being named “Best Forex Broker - 2018” by International Business Summit, “Best Investor Education Broker – 2016 ” by FX168 Brokers Billboard, and “Best Forex Broker in Australia - 2015” by the prestigious Global Financial Market Review.

    Read the article published by Technology Era – https://www.acysecurities.com/en-int/pdf/acy-securities-technology-era-feature.pdf


    eToro Quarterly Report: Q2 2020, stablecoins find a mainstream use case

    Inflation and remittances fuel uptick in mainstream adoption around the world

    In areas where unrest and inflation run rampant, individuals and businesses are increasingly turning to stablecoins to hedge against depreciation and send funds abroad quickly and cost effectively. This is just one of the findings in new research released today by social trading platform eToro and The Tie which examines the main themes and drivers within the crypto market.

    Countries like Venezuela (where inflation exceeds 15,000 percent), and Iran (where inflation is over 34 percent) are seeing significant adoption of digital assets including Tether (USDT), which has more than doubled in overall value to around $10 billion since the start of the year, our research has found.

    “While media coverage in Q2 continued to focus on bitcoin, the real story emerging from the data is centered around stablecoins,” said Guy Hirsh, Managing Director of eToro US. “Fiat inflows into stablecoins exceeded $5B in only six months. We might be on the cusp of a systemic change, where developing countries that are searching for a way to ‘exit’ fiat-controlled government systems.”

    Additional key findings include:

    • Investor sentiment around bitcoin and gold became increasingly correlated as directional price movement remains disconnected. In June, the price of bitcoin and gold futures only moved in the same direction 50 percent of the time, while bitcoin and S&P 500 futures price moved in the same direction 62 percent of the time.
    • Many altcoins continue to outperform bitcoin intra-quarter. This past quarter, Cardano’s ADA and ether saw the largest jumps in price, up 175 percent and 70 percent, respectively. This came as bitcoin performed in the middle of the pack in Q2, as the 8th best performing of the 15 assets available on eToro US.
    • DeFi has become a major part of the cryptocurrency narrative, with more media mentions of DeFi in Q2 than bitcoin's halving. However, media mentions of DeFi remain exclusively within crypto native publications, and despite the hype the market is still extremely small, likely in the low thousands of users.
    • Tezos was the only crypto which saw an increase in the percentage of eToro users investing in it. All other cryptoassets saw decreases as eToro users globally increasingly invested in stocks.

    The report also includes interviews with some of the best performing traders on eToro, sharing their unique perspectives on where they see the best opportunities. Additionally, insights are also included from Arca’s head of research, Katie Talati; and Tron founder Justin Sun.

    eToro launched its crypto trading platform in the US in March 2019. Since then, US registrations on eToro have increased over 221 percent.

    eToro Q2 2020 Report

    About eToro:

    eToro was founded in 2007 with the vision of opening up the global markets so that everyone can invest in a simple and transparent way. We are a global community of more than 14 million registered users in over 140 countries. Due to the simplicity of the platform users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want.


    DeepTradeBot, the innovation of large companies at your service

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    The world has evolved enormously in recent years, and the world of investment and speculation has been no stranger to this evolution. Currently more than 40% of the operations carried out in the main world stock exchanges are operated by automatic robots (according to the digital newspaper lainformacion.com).

    The cryptocurrency ecosystem was until recently an unexplored terrain for this type of operations, where the most that could be done was to automate some orders on the exchanges. That's why DeepTradeBot has developed a series of complex AI and big data tools that will allow us to explore a whole new world of possibilities with little risk.

    What is DeepTradeBot?

    DeepTradeBot is a collection of automated trading tools developed by Deep Neuro Networks LTD, a London, England-based company dedicated to artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

    Here we find the first advantage, we are dealing with a legal company, registered in a safe country within Europe. They have a contact telephone number (attended in English).

    Why are trading robots useful?

    The investment is based on analyzing a large amount of data, designing a strategy, and then carrying out the actions that follow that strategy. This is something very easy to say, but very difficult to do.

    First of all, we humans find ourselves with our limited capacity to process data (as an example, the main artificial intelligences have defeated the human being in disciplines of pure analysis such as chess). Secondly, human beings make mistakes derived from our emotions, which often lead us away from the method or make us perceive the data analyzed in the wrong way. To these factors we must add fatigue, mistakes, and a long etcetera.

    Therefore, trading robots are a perfect tool to help us achieve higher returns for our investment.

    DeepTradeBot Key Features

    DeepTradeBot will operate on major cryptocurrency exchanges in 24/7 format. To take full advantage of all the opportunities of AI, 4 types of robot actions are managed according to the market situation:

    • High-frequency trading. The robot scans the operations of the order book and anticipates their arrival on the market by being faster than the human being in executing the operations.
    • Trading arbitration. All quotations are analyzed on all platforms to find opportunities to make successful trades without risk.
    • Algorithmic trading. The robot uses technical analysis and indicators to determine the next move in the price.
    • Trading supported by fundamentals. Another robot scans the news and social media sources like Twitter to detect investor sentiment and anticipate the rises that will be caused as a result of these movements in the information.

    How can I earn with DeepTradeBot?

    Earning by investing in DeepTradeBot is very simple. Its platform is designed to facilitate the entire process so that all we have to do is register, select the type of investment and the number of bots we want to put to work for us. And artificial intelligence will do the rest. In the following table we can see the options available right now on the platform.

    Neurons are the unit that has been created to simplify the measurement of computing power to which we have access. It is obtained from relevant parameters such as the dedicated computing time, the number of layers of the dedicated neural network and the amount of connection resources dedicated to reading and sending the information.

    It is very interesting to note that we have a free version that will allow us to test the platform, although of course it will be much less powerful than the other options.

    More information and full contract conditions are available on its website.

    But not only can we earn with the investment in bots, but it also has an affiliation system by which we can charge a commission for each of the users that we have recommended.

    The latest from DeepTradeBot: the VIP Investor Club

    DeepTradingBot never stops when it comes to innovating for the best return. So right now they are launching their VIP investor club.

    To enter the club you have to pay a fee, which is not very high, but which will guarantee that everyone inside is committed to the project and is a person with vision and innovation.

    What does VIP club membership entitle us to? As members of the VIP club we will enjoy:

    • Access to more and more powerful bots when we are acting as investors.
    • Improved membership fee, with higher percentages of earnings.
    • Extensive network of levels for MLM marketing experts.
    • Possibility of moving up in the organization structure, unlocking new benefits and higher income.

    So our earnings will be double, on the one hand the improved returns on investment with bots, and on the other hand the earnings derived from new affiliates that are incorporated by our recommendations.

    Conclusion

    If you are looking for an innovative investment service that allows you to obtain profitability passively and without complications, it is interesting to try this platform… It also has a free bot test!

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    FBS Trader Features NEW Quick Start Bonus to Explore Mobile Trading

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    For all traders that have just stepped on the way to the Forex market, FBS broker created a $100 no-deposit bonus called Quick Start. It is a nice feature of FBS Trader – FBS mobile trading platform – for everyone who wants to learn more about trading.

    Quick Start bonus is available in a convenient format of a mobile platform. The name of the bonus is not random. Quick Start is a wonderful opportunity not only to trade on a bonus account but also to learn how to trade in FBS Trader in seven easy steps.

    FBS Trader is an innovative financial product, packed with trading tools and charting while keeping a user-friendly and intuitive interface. Quick Start bonus is one of its outstanding features.

    To begin with $100 Quick Start bonus, no deposit needed. First, download FBS Trader. The mobile platform is available for both iOS and Android devices. After that, open a bonus account and proceed to the most interesting part: trading.

    Quick Start bonus aims to study main instruments, learn how to create orders and manage risks. So to say, go through the whole trading cycle. All the necessary skills are learned through seven simple steps. Each step has instructions and videos on the studied topic to make everything clear.

    At the end of the bonus program, a trader will get familiar with FBS Trader and learn the basics of trading. Moreover, Quick Start offers an opportunity to earn real money. It will be available to withdraw through a real account later.

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    The FBS CopyTrade launches new ‘Risk-free Investments’ feature

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    The FBS CopyTrade created a new feature called ‘Risk-free Investments’ for all the investors that have just stepped on the way to the social trading world.

    To start investing without risks

    The main idea of ‘Risk-free investments’ is to help new people in social trading to understand the process of investing in the trades of the skilled ones. With this feature, all new users of the FBS CopyTrade application can practice in copying traders. Also, it allows operating with real assets and getting a real profit. Moreover, it helps them to test the main features of the application. Each risk-free investment is a possibility to get more familiar with all tools of the app. The tools provide an opportunity to choose a trader smart and increase the chances to profit.

    How Risk-Free Investments work

    Risk-free Investments are available for all new users of the app, who verified their IDs. After the verification and studying the information about the feature in the app, a user has two weeks to make three risk-free investments. These investments can be up to $100 and must include a fixed stop loss parameter -10%. The app refunds the losses after closing of all three orders with risk-free investments.

    The innovation in the market of social trading apps

    FBS CopyTrade App gives a unique opportunity to enter the world of social trading effortlessly and get investment skills without any loss. With this feature, each market newcomer will be able to get rid of the fear of starting investing. It gives a chance to gain confidence at the beginning of its social trading career.

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    The FBS CopyTrade App is a dynamically developing platform for social trading. It is usually named the most user-friendly and easy-to-use copy trading application.

    The app was launched in 2018. It is used by more than 5 million investors. FBS CopyTrade allows people who are less experienced in trading to increase their capitals by copying the selected skilled traders. The traders get an income from each copier’s deposit after a successful transaction.

    The support team of the app operates 24/7 with more than 15 languages. FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and 11 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics. FBS is an official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


    BDSwiss Expands its Global Presence by Acquiring FSA Seychelles License

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    As part of its global expansion efforts, BDSwiss is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new regulatory license under the Seychelles Financial Services Authority.

    BDSwiss Group has been operating under different entities regulated by internationally accredited financial supervisory authorities since 2013, including the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), the Financial Services Commission (FSC - Mauritius) and most recently, the Financial Services Authority (FSA - Seychelles) under its newly-registered entity BDS Ltd.

    Reflecting the Group’s commitment to continue on its current trajectory of expansion and growth, the decision to acquire an FSA license comes in an effort to ensure even broader regulatory supervision in new markets. Providing a transparent trading environment and even greater security to clients across different markets including South-East Asia, South Africa, Middle East and Latin America; BDSwiss FSA entity will enable clients from these regions to access world-class trading services via its dedicated official domain global.bdswiss.com - which is already live and fully operational.

    About the FSA

    Following a specific set of regulatory guidelines that are developed under the Financial Services Authority Act of 2013, the FSA is responsible for the licensing, supervision, and development of the non-bank financial services industry of Seychelles.


    HYCM adds 50 cryptocurrency CFDs & drastically reduces spreads

    HYCM, a well-established global forex broker, has added over 50 cryptocurrency CFD* pairs on its MT5 platform, expanding its crypto portfolio to satisfy an increasing demand in the trading of various crypto-to-fiat options. It has also drastically reduced its spreads for all cryptocurrency products.

    The broker now offers pairs with Bitcoin, Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Ripple, as well as EOS, Stellar, TRON, Dash, IOTA, Monero, Zcash and NEO, against fiat currencies, USD, EUR, GBP and JPY, thus providing traders with a rich choice for trading.

    The new crypto products are available for trading on HYCM’s fixed, classic, and raw accounts on its MT5 platform with 1:20 leverage and significantly low spreads.

    Giles Coghlan, HYCM’s Chief Currency Analyst, commented on the market situation in the crypto space:

    “In the midst of our global COVID-19 crisis, central banks around the world are both cutting interest rates and increasing bond-buying programmes. Furthermore, governments around the world have pledged more than $8 trillion in stimulus measures in order to cushion the financial impact of the coronavirus. This all means that nations are now running the risk of inflation levels devaluing investors' cash in the bank.

    This is all pushing renewed interest in areas like the cryptocurrency space. Recently high profile investor Paul Tudor Jones advocated the crypto space in the current environment saying “Bitcoin reminds me of gold when I first got into the business in 1976”. For those who don’t know, gold had a very strong bull run in the 1970s.

    Cryptocurrencies popularity looks set to grow as investors look to hedge deflationary risk by keeping some of their portfolios in the crypto space. This is why we are delighted to announce the expansion of our cryptocurrency products today.”

    By trading cryptocurrencies* with HYCM, traders benefit from the safety of a regulated broker, the possibility to withdraw funds at any time without the need of an exchange, and MT5 charting tools with many available indicators.

    Register with HYCM to trade cryptocurrency CFDs and more

    *Cryptocurrencies are not available under HYCM (Europe) Ltd.

    About HYCM

    HYCM is the global brand name of Henyep Capital Markets (UK) Limited, HYCM (Europe) Ltd, Henyep Capital Markets (DIFC) Ltd and HYCM Ltd, all individual entities under Henyep Capital Markets Group, a global corporation founded in 1977, operating in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.


    FBS offers a Demo Professional account with increased leverage

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    FBS is ready to present a new option for improving trading. The company is launching a Demo Professional account. The main advantage of this feature is that it allows traders to see how the real market works by managing virtual funds under the Professional category trading conditions.

    Traders can now test the Professional category and its advantages without passing the survey. It is a Demo account, the transactions with real money are not allowed. In this case, FBS guarantees the total fund security.

    The benefits of the Demo Professional Account are:

    • Leverage 1:500 for currency pairs.
    • Leverage 1:200 for metals.
    • Risks are eliminated.
    • Demo accounts are free.
    • Everyone can feel like a pro trader.

    So, to make the market entry smoother and safer for trading on a pro-level, traders can open the Demo Professional Account and practise a lot to master necessary skills for a future performance on Forex. Using this type of account, traders have limitless opportunities to try different trading strategies with increased leverage, reduce stress caused by the possibility of losing real money, and grow on Forex.

    Once traders can get used to the real trading process, there are no limits for them to open a real Pro account. The Demo Professional Account simplifies trading at start by giving market players a chance to learn and train.

    FBS is an acknowledged, CySec licensed international online broker and the official trading partner of FC Barcelona. FBS is a broker with a global outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


    ACY Securities appoints Head of Egypt and Head of Saudi Arabia as part of its MENA region growth plan

    ACY Securities, the global multi-asset broker headquartered in Sydney has announced the appointments of Ashraf Sherif as Head of Egypt and Ahmed Fahim as Head of Saudi Arabia.

    Mr Sherif, who is also the Founder and CEO of ForexAraby, an FX trading advisory firm with its head office in Cairo, has over 10 years’ experience in the global financial markets and specialises in providing FX and CFD resources to clients.

    Commenting on his appointment as Head of Egypt, Mr Sherif said ASIC regulated brokers with a good track record, such as ACY Securities are highly regarded in the Middle East and that he is delighted to become a part of the company and lead the charge in Egypt.

    “Well established ASIC regulated brokers with a solid track record, such as ACY Securities, are highly preferred by Middle Eastern traders, and I am delighted to lead the operation for ACY Securities in Egypt” said Mr Sherif in a statement this morning.

    Mr Ahmed Fahim, Head of Saudi Arabia at ACY Securities and also General Manager of ForexAraby in Riyadh, said that ACY Securities delivered a gold standard in all the areas that matter to traders in Saudi Arabia.

    “ACY Securities delivers a gold standard in client experience, service and support and it is an absolute honour to lead the ACY desk in Saudi Arabia” said Mr Fahim.

    “ACY Securities have the best track record for client money security, they have Islamic accounts with full Arabic support, extremely quick execution speed and they provide a true multi-asset offering including global stocks like Apple and Amazon” Mr Fahim continued on to say.

    Alla Darwish, Head of Global Brokerage at ACY Securities said that the regional appointments at Head level is part of ACY’s overall MENA region growth and expansion plan and confirms ACY’s commitment to that key region of the world.

    “Rolling out a gold standard in online multi-asset trading in the Middle East is part of ACY’s overall MENA expansion plan and with such great organic growth coming from Middle Eastern markets, we will be not only increasing but also accelerating our investment in this key region of the world” said Mr Darwish in a statement this afternoon.

    ACY Securities has seen strong ongoing growth in the last 12 months, reporting a substantial increase in the number of new clients from around the world and record-breaking trading volumes in 2020 alone.


    FBS CopyTrade became the best application for copy trading in 2020

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    FBS CopyTrade won the best application for copy trading in 2020. It was awarded by Capital Finance International journal (CFI.co awards).

    Over the three years of functioning FBS CopyTrade App demonstrated a rapid pace of development and earned the trust of more than 4 million traders and 4,5 million investors all over the world. From the very beginning, the FBS CopyTrade app illustrates the high quality of its services. It is usually noticed for the easy-to-use interface and high level of customer support.

    Capital Finance International journal decided that the FBS CopyTrade app meets all demands of the best copy trading application and keeps improving. It is the second time when CopyTrade is named the best app of the year by this journal.

    FBS CopyTrade Team is proud to win the best application for copy trading in 2020. FBS CopyTrade app is constantly improving application quality standards. The award illustrates that the app is moving in a right direction of its development and about to become a more user-friendly and customer-orientated social trading platform.

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    FBS CopyTrade app is an international social trading platform. The app was launched in 2018. It is used by more than 8 million traders and investors. FBS CopyTrade allows the people who are less experienced in trading to increase their capitals by copying the selected skilled traders. The traders get an income from each copier’s deposit after a successful transaction. The support team of the app operates 24/7 with more than 15 languages.

    FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and 11 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics.

    FBS is an official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.


    2020 Trading Cup gets off to a flying start

    The 2020 Trading Cup, a global live trading tournament run by the Australian firm ACY Securities, has begun with a bang and is on track to be the most successful event of its kind ever hosted.

    With a minimum of $US150,000 in prize money, the competition is a six-month long live trading contest which consists of 6 stages and concludes with the Grand Final. What makes the Trading Cup unique is how the grand final is conducted.

    The top 30 traders from each of the six qualifying stages are invited to trade live in an e-Stadium theatre for their chance to claim a position in the top 10.

    The top 10 traders battle it out to be crowned the Grand Champion, while trading over the US Non-farm Payroll data release. The Non-farm Payroll release is the most exciting and volatile release for Forex traders around the world and provides the tension and super-charged atmosphere needed for an exciting final hour of trading.

    Ashley Jessen, Head of Marketing at ACY Securities said that the Trading Cup served as a platform for traders to showcase their talent and inspire them to explore what is possible.

    “The Trading Cup was built to inspire traders all around the world, to show what is possible with a real-money trading account, across a wide range of asset classes. Last year's final was electrifying with tension building right to the last minute of trading, when the best trader was crowned” said Mr Jessen is a statement today.

    He further added that traders should be doing all they can to experience the tournament for themselves.

    “Having experienced the grand final first-hand and interviewed a handful of the winning traders, I can confirm that traders should be doing everything they can to claim their spot in the grand final. You will be treated like royalty” concluded Mr Jessen.

    Stage 1 kicked off on Monday 1st of June and the Grand Final, which will be broadcast live, will take place in January 2021 at a destination yet to be announced.

    Last year’s Grand Final took place at Studio City in Macau (E-sports Arena) with qualifying traders flying in from all over the world and thousands of people tuning in to the live streaming to witness the contestants showing off their trading ability.

    Executing their strategies over the US Non-farm Payroll data, the percentage returns from last year’s winners were as per the following table:

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    2019 Trading Cup, Studio City, Macau

     

    Some cities the organisers have flagged for the upcoming Grand Final include Singapore, London or Dubai, but the final decision is expected to be made after Stage 4 is completed.

    To see how traders are performing in Stage 1 via a live leader board, or to sign-up and enter the 2020 Trading Cup, simply visit tradingcup.com


    It’s our 1st birthday!

    We have been fully operational for one year already. And my word, how the year has flown by.

    Many have a vested interest in seeing TIOmarkets become a successful multinational and multi-regulated brand. And others are curious to see how a new FX brokerage can evolve healthily in an already saturated space.

    Conception

    TIOmarkets was not simply invented one fine day in 2018. It did not fly in on an opportunistic wave. It is the brainchild of a team of successful FX veterans who wanted to see improvements in the FX industry, and the financial ecosystem as a whole. Some of these veterans had already created and developed FX brands and some had high-level experience overseeing the transition of binary brands into fast-growing forex brokerages. Others were successful introducers for established brands or otherwise involved in FX and crypto start-ups. Each brought their hard-earned experience, their knowledge and their ideas to the table.

    What started as an additional offering to crypto brand trade.io, and an opportunity for crypto clients to access the world’s largest and most liquid market, evolved into its own beast, and became successful in entirely its own right.

    While all the initial indicators were positive, nobody quite knew how popular the offerings of TIOmarkets would become amongst FX clients and traders.

    Unprecedented growth, month on month, of clients clamoring to access some of the FX industry’s most preferential trading products, combined with imitators and competitors mimicking the brand’s offerings in their own rip-off style, all assert the strength of the brand’s products and offerings. Why bother copying something that doesn’t have potential?

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    A responsibility to our investors.

    TIOmarkets was initially funded from proceeds of the successful ICO trade.io, which after many months of operation eventually closed its crypto exchange, no thanks to the disadvantageous environment of the crypto space in 2018. Where the crypto world offered an idealistic output to financial investors craving the desire for equality in finance, as well as an end to the injustices prevalent in traditional finance, the swings and turns of crypto did not make for a solid business model. Applying years of experience in the FX markets was the logical next move for the tradeio businesses, asserting that the management team was credible, hardy, and resolute in their goal to bring value to its investors.

    We will not fade into the night.

    Made famous once again by Trump in recent days, the well-known lines from the original Independence Day movie greatly resonate with the TIOmarkets and trade.io audiences. The TIOnauts - as they are fondly known - have been with TIOmarkets since the beginning. Since before the beginning, in fact. These are a group of core TIOx holders (TIOx being the native token of trade.io), who believe in the trade.io brand and to whom the company owes its initial successes.

    They congregate, confer and discuss on various Telegram channels about the brand, and how the company can bring them value. About the pros and cons of marketing, about how soon -– very soon – or not so soon, various products will be offered. And about the trials and tribulations of being a financial investor. Despite the downturn in crypto in 2018, and the challenges faced by the original brand – through thick and thin, our TIOnauts have seen that we will not dissolve into dust. We will emerge stronger from any challenge faced. And TIOmarkets is the ultimate symbol of this. Born from the ashes of trade.io, TIOmarkets goes from strength to strength, to not only bring credit to its original investors, to its management team, but to every single client who deserves better and who deserves a trading environment that will benefit them.

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    No-nonsense, nonsense. The evolution of our brand.

    We have been over-sensitive to the fatigue of forex customers. We know fully well that other brokerages in the FX industry charge through the nose and often apply inexplicable commissions and fees to boost their own profit margin at the expense of its investors. Ultimately, this theme – of low-cost trading – and of not falling victim to scams that have given the FX industry a bad name, has pervaded company operations and messaging since inception and to-date.

    From fun to finance.

    TIOmarkets first got the attention of the FX industry on April Fool’s Day 2019, where the company announced a fake range of questionable and unrealistic offerings on a tongue-in-cheek landing page that was realistic enough to look legitimate, however, cheeky enough for those in the know, to understand that it was a joke. It was a stab at traditional brokerages who lure clients in with unrealistic offerings and unfair or disadvantageous financial products. It was a message to seasoned traders that we know what you are going through and that the TIOmarkets experience is the antithesis of this fruitless, over-promotional nonsense. Announcing later that it was an April Fool’s joke, the company thus asserted its position as a no-nonsense / straightforward broker. Trade with us for an honest, authentic trading experience.

    Since then, the company has evolved its messaging to cater for newbies as well as experienced traders. And under the guidance of Stefanos Mitsi, has not only greatly strengthened its operational base, but has taken pains to keep any messaging straight to the point and genuine. The positioning is simple – trade in an environment that favours the trader.

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    FX firsts

    TIOmarkets is the first to offer subscription packages. One low monthly fee replaces all ad-hoc costs, fees and commissions. The most favourable subscription package – VIP Black – also offers trade reversal. This offering is understood as ‘the opportunity for traders to change their mind after they have placed the trade’. Since launch, the trade reversal tool TIOshield has been copied by other brokerages, however we maintain our market positioning as one of the lowest cost brokerages available anywhere on the markets. The company even boasted upon launch that it could save its traders hundreds – even thousands – of dollars in fees and commissions, depending on the traders’ trading frequency and volume sizes.

    TIOmarkets is the first broker to offer deposits by crypto. Our clients can not only deposit by crypto but they are given access to trade CFDs on crypto, allowing them to benefit from the volatility of various popular crypto instruments. Blockchain and crypto can be characterised with transparency and openness. Everything is visible on the blockchain and it is nigh impossible to fake transactions. While the company does not use blockchain technologies for its FX offerings, this fundamental crypto philosophy pervades TIOmarkets.

    As the first broker to publicly display its performance in terms of deposits, partnerships and notional volume, it is not afraid to be held accountable for its progress. Where transparency almost entirely underpins the philosophy of blockchain-based-cryptos, TIOmarkets has inherited the trade.io need to be open and honest about its progress and is ready to face questions from its stakeholders. Members of TIOprime (an evolution of the trade.io Liquidity Pool) have full access to company statistics. They are, after all, investing in the broker. They can use these stats to assess their ongoing participation in the pool which gives them daily payouts according to the performance of TIOmarkets on that day.

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    We are the first to give daily payments to our clients. We touched upon this in the paragraph above. The better TIOmarkets does, the better our investors do. The company investment scheme – known as TIOprime – has extremely low barriers to entry and allows anybody to participate, provided they front a small initial (and fully withdrawable) investment of 2500 TIOx.

    One year after the launch of TIOmarkets, what message would we like to give to FX traders? We would like to let them know that they will not receive better trading conditions anywhere else in the FX industry. The independent reviews on Trustpilot affirm our commitment to provide a high quality, personalised service to our clients, so if our marketing messages don’t tell the full story, the reviews on Trustpilot do. Ultimately, our goal is to grow the company, for our TIOnauts, for our team, for our traders, for our partners. Our story of growth so far leads us to believe that we are well on the way to becoming one of the top forex brokers worldwide. We know that we will reach our goals, and welcome partners and traders to join us on our journey. Now, on our first birthday we have not only proven to the world that we have withstood the test of time, but that we are an FX force to reckon with.

    Find out more about TIOmarkets by visiting www.tiomarkets.com.

    NB. TIOmarkets has an eye for talent and is recruiting talented Business Developers. For more information on available positions, visit www.tiomarkets.com/careers.


    FP Markets celebrates its 15 Year Anniversary

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    A milestone that confirms FP Markets as one of the most well-established Forex & CFD brokers in the world.

    31 May 2020, Sydney - FP Markets celebrates its 15th anniversary today and to coincide with this momentous milestone announces the launch of its new website with a variety of new look features and functionality. Regulated since 2005 by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), FP Markets is a globally-renowned company in the industry and the winner of over 40 awards since it was founded.

    FP Markets offers over 10,000 trading instruments offering traders access to CFDs across across Forex, Indices, Commodities, Stocks and Cryptocurrencies, making it one of the largest offerings in the industry and offers 8 platforms including MT4, MT5 & Iress.

    Over the past 15 years, FP Markets has learnt that the combination of consistently tight spreads and fast execution, coupled with cutting-edge platforms, a wide product range and first-rate customer support are the key ingredients that give serious traders the confidence to trade.

    FP Markets was founded in May 2005 and pioneered the Direct Market Access (DMA) Contracts for Difference (CFD) model in Australia which promotes fair and transparent pricing and focuses on the optimum order execution for clients. FP Markets is still committed to providing DMA pricing for products where a centralized exchange is present For products such as Forex where there is no centralized exchange, FP Markets provides tight Raw Spreads using ECN (Electronic Communication Network) pricing.

    Matt Murphie, Managing Director of FP Markets commented: "We are extremely proud to celebrate this momentous milestone which we like to summarise as “15 years of continual innovation”. We were one of the first companies in the world to offer DMA/ECN pricing and we have always ensured that we have stayed at the forefront of technology and innovation. We provide traders with a wide range of products with some of the tightest spreads available anywhere in the world which has led us to become the default choice for many serious traders."

    "I am delighted to be leading an extraordinarily talented team and look forward to the next chapter as we continue to expand globally.”

    A new website reflecting 15 years of technological innovation and evolution

    FP Markets’ strong identity, continuous innovations and investment in technology are reflected in the new-look website which complements the recently launched bespoke client portals.

    The re-designed website features a clean design and improved functionalities which offer quick and easy access to information about the wide-range of products on offer. There are new sections on Partners plus the Traders Dashboard showing real-time trading sentiment as well as the new trading information resource - Traders Hub which is packed full of the latest data and analysis.

    Craig Allison, Head of EMEA at FP Markets added “We are delighted with our new website which provides both functionality and content that informs and educates our traders worldwide. It signifies FP Markets as a forward-thinking company which is always thinking of fresh and innovative ways to look after its customers. Our research tells us that they are looking for fast ways to effectively trade within a premium and safe environment, and we believe that the refreshed website ticks those boxes as well as being a landmark to celebrate our 15th year.”


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    Challenging the code: Swissquote responds to Goldman Sachs’ negative outlook on cryptocurrencies

    The outlook report dated May 27th, produced by the Goldman Sachs Consumer and Investment Management Division, portrays Bitcoin (and cryptocurrencies) in a very negative light. The Goldman Sachs outlook is simply very one-sided, unfair to the crypto community as well as being a disservice to the Goldman Sachs investor base, who expects high quality research that can be relied upon to take investment decisions.

    Chris Thomas, Head of Digital Assets at Swissquote Bank, responds to each point made by Goldman Sachs:

    Goldman Sachs states: ‘Cryptocurrencies Including Bitcoin Are Not an Asset Class’

    Chris Thomas responds:

    The world is witnessing an emerging asset class being formed, suitable for most institutional participants. The technology is still at an early stage but there are enough good cryptocurrencies to create a segment of a diversified portfolio hence can be reasonably deemed an asset class.

    Bitcoin, and select others, are the driving force behind the paradigm shift which is happening. Goldman Sachs is ignoring the strong foundations of this emerging asset class based on cryptographic principles and a world where many, if not all, assets will be tokenised, and trading them will be democratised.

    Goldman Sachs states: (Cryptocurrencies) Do Not Dampen Volatility Given Historical Volatility of 76%

    Chris Thomas responds:

    Yes, volatility is high and that’s absolutely natural for a market in its infancy. This level of volatility is also why investors should never invest a large percentage of their portfolio into crypto-assets.

    Goldman Sachs states: On March 12, 2020, the price of Bitcoin fell 37% in one day

    Chris Thomas responds:

    Absolutely, bitcoin did fall 37% on March 12, 2020. And just one month later, Oil markets plunged 333% in the space of 24 hours, nearly 10x a greater drop, touching a low of MINUS $40 per barrel at one point. In December 2019, Goldman Sachs predicted the average oil price through 2020 would be $63 per barrel.

    The Bitcoin slump was a result of a lack of liquidity in the traditional financial markets. It’s important to note that Bitcoin’s price discovery happened in a completely natural way, reflecting the true market supply and demand. The Bitcoin market does not have any centralised ‘limit down’ circuit breakers that prevent such large moves, unlike traditional markets, and hence cannot be “manipulated” to protect investors’ best interests. That 24-hour period through the evening of 11th March into 12 March, the S&P fell (in stages) over 12%.

    Goldman Sachs states: We believe that a security whose appreciation is primarily dependent on whether someone else is willing to pay a higher price for it is not a suitable investment for our clients.

    Chris Thomas responds:

    Surely this is the basis for all investment decisions?

    Whilst there are many ways to evaluate each investment class, the ultimate decision to buy (or sell) comes down to whether we believe the price will go higher (lower) and hence whether someone else is willing to pay a higher (lower) price for that investment.

    Goldman Sachs states: Cryptocurrency Can Be a Conduit for Illicit Activity

    Chris Thomas responds:

    Goldman Sachs rightly points out that in the crypto world has had its share of Ponzi schemes, money laundering, ransomware attacks and darknet market functions. However, fiat currencies can also be a conduit for illicit activities.

    Banks and enterprises like Swissquote Bank operate to strict AML regulatory levels in both fiat and crypto worlds to prevent such illicit activities. Chainalysis concluded in a January 2020 report that only 0.08% of crypto transactions originate from the darknet markets and collectively criminal activity represented just 1.1% of total activity.

    The $2bn Ponzi scheme (in China) that Goldman Sachs refers to is dwarfed by the likes of Bernard Madoff’s $65bn scam. CNBC reported in February 2020 that Ponzi schemes in the fiat world are currently at a ten year high.

    Goldman Sachs states: The Cryptocurrency Infrastructure is Still Young and Susceptible to Hacking or Inadvertent Loss

    Chris Thomas responds:

    The crypto-assets infrastructure is still young and many of the companies Goldman Sachs mentioned in the outlook only have a few years’ experience and may have lacked the solid operational or security processes.

    Companies like Swissquote Bank – a fully regulated Swiss bank with strong operational and security processes - do not have such infrastructure security challenges and are able to serve both retail and institutional clients in a compliant way, in both the traditional and the crypto-asset worlds.

    Investors have the choice to transact with established financial entities who have a solid understanding of security and operational processes, or to transact on exchanges who may not comply with strong regulatory processes. The crypto infrastructure amongst active financial services participants is operationally strong enough for institutional investors to transact in the same way as with any other asset class. Fidelity Investments are confident enough to build Fidelity Digital Asset Services to serve institutional clients and JP Morgan are confident enough to offer banking services to two of the largest crypto exchanges.

    Private keys remain challenging for most of us. That is why it’s easier and safer for most investors to use regulated trading services like Swissquote Bank, where crypto transactions are as easy as transacting any equity or other investment product.

    At Swissquote Bank, we believe that crypto-assets form part of the future of the financial markets. We are proactively taking steps to support and develop the crypto community both at retail and institutional level. As the crypto-asset markets mature they will become less volatile and a lot more accessible to a larger audience. The crypto community is full of amazingly talented people, many of whom have left the stale environment of Wall Street banks to help move the (financial) world forward. Swissquote Bank and other regulated counterparts operate successfully in the crypto-asset markets and we hope that Goldman Sachs will join us in due course too.


    FBS Introduces New App - Forex Trading Book

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    Education issues are of utmost importance to FBS, and the Company keeps contributing to this area. FBS has released a new app – Forex Trading Book, a handy tutorial for beginners in the Forex market. Forex Trading Book offers an easy yet full guidance through the trading market.

    The app is a straightforward and intuitive tool, which requires minimum levels of English language. The product is the result of many months of a collaborative effort of the best FBS experts and encompasses all the fundamental basics of Forex trading.

    This user-friendly educational app includes eleven chapters. The first part introduces the fundamental theory of Forex trading, as for the practical part, it serves as a step-by-step instruction based on the FBS Trader app, an award-winning trading platform. This way, a user will start from basic theory and gradually move on finding answers to all the essential questions about the Forex market and apply this knowledge on-the-go. Carefully structured, the Forex Trading Book will make the learning process easy, comprehensive, and beneficial.

    The FBS developers continue bringing updates and improvements to deliver versatile products, meeting the users’ expectations.

    FBS was founded in 2009 and since then keeps launching and bringing into the market efficient and cutting-edge solutions to boost clients’ trading performance.

    Over a decade, FBS has earned the reputation of a reliable and trustworthy partner that values long-term client relationships.


    BDSwiss awarded “Best Partnership Program 2020” by the Global Banking & Finance Review

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    The award marks an important milestone in BDSwiss’ strategy of expansion into South-East Asia and its efforts to achieve business excellence through investing in a robust network of Affiliate and IB Partners.

    BDSwiss Group was greatly honoured to receive the “Best Partnership Program - Asia 2020” award by the Global Banking and Finance Review in recognition of its continued efforts to offer an industry-leading Partner Program in terms of competitive payout structures, optimized conversion rates and continuous expansion and support.

    Recognising achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community, Global Banking and Finance Awards are presented to companies receiving the best ratings in their nominated category - taking into consideration brand popularity, innovation, support satisfaction, and financial benefits.

    Having an already established network of partners around the globe, the “Best Partnership Program - Asia 2020” award comes as the latest recognition of BDSwiss' unwavering commitment to support and expand its global partner network and in particular its efforts in more recent years to solidify its presence in South East Asia. BDSwiss Group CEO Alexander W. Oelfke commented in his recent interview with Global Banking & Finance:

    “We’re honoured to have won the award for “Best Partnership Program – ASIA 2020”. It’s a testament to the work done and effort we’ve made together with our Partners. Our Affiliates and IB Partners Program is one of the linchpins of our success. It’s now grown to almost 18,000 active Partners and we’ll continue to invest in and expand our network globally.” - and commenting on future plans: “Our strategy for future growth continues to focus on expanding our Partner network, and launching in new markets, especially in South East Asia.”

    About BDSwiss Partners Program

    BDSwiss’ Partner Program, ranks among the top in the forex industry with a fast-growing community of nearly 18,000 IBs and Affiliates from over 100 countries. BDSwiss Partners’ Program success can be attributed to timely and transparent remunerations, fast onboarding, exceptional support and a solid brand name. Offering clients a competitive trading environment, safe and flexible transactions through 150+ payment methods, 20+ platform and support languages as well as the latest innovations when it comes to trading and analysis, BDSwiss has established itself as a reliable partner that ensures higher conversion rates and longer lifetime value.

    Fully aligning its efforts to those of its Partners, BDSwiss’ long-standing market presence and credibility, along with ongoing support, project funding, customised marketing materials and advanced tracking and reporting, create an ideal partnership solution for IB and Affiliates seeking opportunities for high returns and continuous expansion.

    As a celebration of this recognition, aiming to further reward its valued partners, BDSwiss has launched an IB Competition with a total prize pool of $10.000. Click here to find out more.

    To learn more about BDSwiss Partnership opportunities and commission schemes visit the website www.partners.bdswiss.com

    About BDSwiss Group

    BDSwiss Group is a leading financial group of companies, offering Forex and CFD investment services to more than a million clients worldwide. BDSwiss as a brand was established back in 2012 and has since then been providing top-class products, a wide range of platforms, competitive pricing and fast execution on more than 250 underlying CFD instruments. BDSwiss complies with a strict regulatory framework and operates its services on a global scale under different entities. With over 200 personnel, BDSwiss Group’s holding company is located in Zug, Switzerland and maintains operating offices in Europe and Asia.


    FBS Offers Fast Deposits up to 2,000 EUR

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    FBS welcomes a new centerpiece option for fast deposits. The feedback from FBS clientele states that the feature was highly anticipated and will supposedly get a good response from the audience. Its main advantage is that it saves the time that the clients normally spend on the whole initial verification process and allows them to use the gained hours on real trading. Thus, people can enter the market quickly when they feel that the conditions are favorable.

    Traders can now deposit up to 2,000 EUR in total to their FBS accounts and use this money for entering the financial market right away. To do so, they must have:

    • Retail category
    • Completed financial verification for Neteller, Skrill, or wire transfer.*

    After they start using the option, the FBS clients have 15 days to finish the verification. During this period, they have to upload the required documents for Proof of ID and Proof of Residence.

    So, the entry to the market speeds up and goes smoother. During the ‘trial’ 15 days, clients will have an opportunity to see how FBS works: test all the services, try out the trading instruments that the company offers, and, what is more, plunge into trading right away by omitting the time-consuming acceptance procedure. Besides, the traders don’t have to be in a rush to collect all the documents. Two weeks are more than enough to send the remaining proofs for FBS to guarantee the security of the funds and identity.

    The introduction of fast deposits holds a perfect balance between clients’ desire to simplify the entry to the real financial market and safety regulations.

    FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its primary focus lies in offering financial products for currency, metals, and indexes trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry and top-ranking apps. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.


    FBS has added new pharma stocks with intense growth rates

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    In the virus-hit global economy, certain market segments have converted into a playground for fierce corporate competition. That is definitely correct for the pharmaceutical sector with the public companies involved in developing the COVID-19 vaccine. Being in the center of investors’ attention, they are gaining value more than other companies are. Those, which succeed with the vaccine, will surely see their stock price fly. FBS offers you to fly with them: below is the list of the recently added pharma stocks - they give you a great opportunity to get extra profits while the rest of the world just starts awakening!

    Moderna (MRNA)

    Moderna is an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge. While this corporation specializes in transformative medicines based on messenger ribonucleic acid, its stock now specializes in showing an unseen velocity of value growth. Challenging $30 per share when the virus hit, this stock has added more than 100% in value since then. If it grows another 100%, don’t say we didn’t tell you!

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    Inovio (INO)

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals was another promising small-cap biotech stock before the coronavirus pandemic, which traded below $5 per share. Somewhere on the way, it managed to make a leap of 400% up that value - now that you know what it is capable of, grab it while it is at $11!

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    Emergent (EBS)

    Emergent BioSolutions is an American multinational specialty biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It develops vaccines and antibody therapeutics for infectious diseases, opioid overdoses, and provides medical devices for biodefense purposes. After it recovered 100% of its virus losses breaking $67, it went almost straight to the current $84 – a fusion of growth and consistency.

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    Pfizer (PFE)

    One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer has been in Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2004. Its stock has been in decline since 2018 and currently trades at $38 after recovering from the drop to $28. Clearly, if it does well with the vaccine, the future may start shining again for Pfizer.

    Sanofi (SNY)

    Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris. Sanofi engages in the research, production, and distribution of pharmaceutical products. It was quick to recover almost all its losses and will surely be quick to climb higher if the vaccine is finally developed!

    BioNTech (BNTX)

    BioNTech SE provides biotechnological solutions. It is headquartered in Mainz, Germany. The Company develops various types of treatments for cancer patients and provides treatment worldwide. Similar to Inovio, it made a vertical leap to +100% of its value and has full potential to repeat it – be there for it!

    Novavax (NVAX)

    Novavax is an American clinical-stage vaccine company headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden. The company received an $89mln research grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the development of vaccines for maternal immunization – that is surely not for nothing! Trading currently at $25 per share, it was just 50% of it a month ago – don’t miss out on it!

    Gilead (GILD)

    Gilead Sciences is an American biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Foster City, California. The company focuses primarily on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and influenza, including Harvoni and Sovaldi. While high volatility of this stock needs to be mentioned, so does its potential for a breakthrough if the COVID-19 vaccine is developed successfully.


    Chris Thomas is the new Head of Digital Assets at Swissquote

    Swissquote, the leading online bank in Switzerland and a pioneer in crypto-currency trading, continues to expand its market position. Since July 2017, it has been possible for private clients to invest in crypto-currencies. Now, Swissquote is also offering institutional clients the opportunity to enter into professional crypto-trading and custody, to drive their digital asset business forward.

    Chris Thomas will take on this task as Head of Digital Assets. He will focus on expanding the institutional product range, mainly offering services to asset managers, hedge funds, private banks and family offices.

    Chris has over 20 years of professional experience in the financial industry, having previously worked in Sales and Trading for European investment banks in London as well as running European Innovation for Fidelity Investments and building some successful startups. Outside of the work environment, Chris enjoys learning about technology and entrepreneurship. For health and fitness, he loves to spend time in nature whether cycling, hill walking, barbecuing or relaxing with friends.

    Linkedin profile of Chris Thomas:

    www.linkedin.com/in/christhomasentrepreneur

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    Swissquote – The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

    As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for eForex, ePrivate Banking and eMortgage. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote also offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its mother company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: SQN).


    FP Markets was rated by Investment Trends as the Best for Quality of Trade Execution 2019

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    12 May 2020, Sydney - FP Markets has been rated as the forex & CFD broker with the “Best for Quality of Trade Execution 2019” in the recently published Investment Trends 2019 Australia Leverage Trading Report

    The prestigious accolade came from the Investment Trends 2019 Australia Leverage Trading Report which was based on a broad survey of more than 10,000 investors and traders conducted in November and December 2019. The respondents came from the Investment Trends panel, media houses, online brokers and clients of leverage trading providers.

    Investment Trends is a privately owned financial services industry research company based in Sydney, Australia that develops and delivers independent, deep insights research on the behaviours, buying preferences and future needs of investors and intermediaries for the financial services companies that serve them across Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and the USA.

    As a well-renowned company in the industry and the winner of over 40 awards since it was founded in 2005, FP Markets has learnt that the combination of consistently tight spreads and fast execution, coupled with cutting-edge platforms, a wide product range and first-rate customer support are the key ingredients that give serious traders the confidence to trade.

    Matt Murphie, Managing Director of FP Markets commented: "We are delighted to be rated as the Best for Quality of Trade Execution 2019 by Investment Trends. The dedicated team at FP Markets work tirelessly to offer clients an unparalleled trading experience by providing consistently tighter spreads and the best in trade execution and it is pleasing to see the hard work recognised by industry experts.”

    FP Markets offers over 10,000 trading instruments offering traders access to CFDs across across Forex, Indices, Commodities, Stocks and Cryptocurrencies, making it one of the largest offerings in the industry and the convenience of being able to trade CFDs from one account is why so many traders are opting to trade with FP Markets.


    Synergy Markets Releases Crude Oil Report

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    Given the recent unprecedented interest in trading WTI Crude Oil, Synergy Markets have released an in-depth analytical report to educate traders on the 5 key areas they should be aware of before they trade crude oil.

    The key considerations the oil report talks about include:

    • The History of Crude oil, and the WTI Contract. In order to understand what it is that’s driving the current market and recent volatility, skilled traders need to properly understand the history of the product, and the parties involved in the search for price discovery.
    • What will happen over the next upcoming futures contract expiry? Should we expect a similar sudden erosion of value due to oversupply?
    • Should traders try and take advantage of extreme market volatility caused by COVID-19 or sit on the side-lines until some kind of market normality is regained?
    • The politics behind the contract, including the supply and demand issues and the technical.
    • And finally, is buying and holding crude at these prices sensible?

    In commenting on the release of the report, Head of Synergy Markets, Christian Dove said that the price of oil may fall significantly in the June futures expiry and advised clients to trade cautiously.

    “I know many retail customers out there are desperate to benefit from what they see as huge opportunity to trade crude oil at these low prices. However, I advise – if you intend to trade oil, then please do so with great caution. I think we could easily see prices squeezed and more significant drops in to the next futures expiry – followed by a significant rally as demand re-ignites and as the current oversupply is exhausted and the inevitable lag for supply to be turned back on” said Mr Dove in a statement this morning.

    Mr Dove further added, “To buy at these levels may risk being closed out on margin if prices drop a relatively small amount - so, if you have to, please trade cautiously and within sensible risk parameters”.

    To get your free copy of the Synergy Crude Oil Report please visit their website:

    Synergy Markets website


    Bloomzed Limited Charity Token Offering – the Future of Digital Charity

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    The picture of the world has changed significantly today. The negative impact on the economies of all world countries due to the spread of coronavirus is obvious. All markets have sunk, the exchange rates of traditional assets (the dollar, oil, gold) have fallen, and only the cryptocurrency shows record values over the past few months. This means that digital gold is least affected by global economic crises. On the contrary, many investors are looking for an alternative to traditional assets in such a difficult period. The cryptocurrency effectively acts as such an alternative.

    Another equally important aspect of digital assets is their use for charitable purposes. The first to start working with the cryptocurrency market were non-profit and public organizations due to the fact that blockchain technologies expanded the possibilities of raising money for good purposes. Thus, there are no losses in the form of interest for intermediaries, and the amount of donations is delivered very quickly from anywhere in the world. Blockchain technology is more effective and protects against corruption and fraud. People from all over the world can make their contribution easily and quickly by simply using the phone. Cryptocurrency transfers are safe and transparent.

    Bloomzed engages the world in the fight against a large-scale disease

    Today, the cryptocurrency as a source of charitable funds is still at the beginning of its path of becoming. Not everyone knows about this possibility of providing assistance. Not everyone is ready to donate funds this way, doubting the intended use of funds, which is quite difficult to track in the end. The team of the Bloomzed fintech project, which is developing a large-scale, universal payment tool using cryptocurrency, not only solved this problem, but also introduced a completely new mechanism for carrying out charitable activities.

    The thoughts about how to help the world fight the coronavirus pandemic occupied the Bloomzed founders` minds. Long thoughts on this topic led the project team to launch a whole charity movement in support of the entire world community in the fight against coronavirus – “Bloomzed’s High5 Covid -19 Relief Movement”. As part of this movement, Bloomzed has implemented several areas and opportunities to participate in it. So, “Social Challenge” involves people all over the world to participate in the project large-scale action and support their initiative in the fight against COVID-19 with the help of an interactive challenge. “Challenge to Businesses” is aimed at private entrepreneurs and legal entities who are also ready to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by providing various discounts and benefits during this difficult period for the whole world. More information about these Bloomzed initiatives can be found on the project’s official website.

    Limited Charity Token Offering – a new digital charity tool

    Today, many crypto enthusiasts are just starting their cooperation with global charitable associations. Pursuing good goals, the Bloomzed founders are trying to attract as many people as possible to the problem of fighting COVID-19. Having implemented their charitable movement, namely, having launched its third direction – Limited Charity Token Offering, they thus turned to the large-scale crypto community, which, in turn, will be able to make a significant contribution to solving this world problem.

    If we talk about what Limited Charity Token Offering is, then this is a fundamentally new way of performing charitable activities. As part of this initiative, the Bloomzed project creators allocated 2 million BZT tokens for a total of $10 million. The collected funds from the sold coins will be transferred to charity funds for the fight against coronavirus. In essence, this is the first example of implementing a non-charitable token for charitable purposes. Until now, the BZT token was intended to be used within the Bloomzed platform as a key to the MLM loyalty system. Now it has become a unique charity tool.

    As for the features of Limited Charity Token Offering, as a new tool for digital charity, its exceptional characteristics include the possibility of receiving benefits from participating in charity. So, within participation in Limited Charity Token Offering:

    • Charitable foundations receive funds from donators.
    • Donator, in turn, receives not only moral and spiritual satisfaction, but also a token that they will later be able to use within the Bloomzed platform, pay for the goods and services of the project’s partners partially or completely, as well as sell the token on one of the exchanges on which it is traded (PROBIT, COINSBIT, LATOKEN, P2PB2, EXRATES, TAGZ).
    • Member companies that provides the opportunity to fully or partially pay for its goods and services using the BZT token, receives a loyal customer, as well as additional global PR in a positive, charitable context.

    So, absolutely everyone benefits from participating in Bloomzed Limited Charity Token Offering! But that’s not even the point. By participating in this new charity movement of the Bloomzed project, anyone can join and help in the fight against the global problem, which is the main mission of the project founders. Bloomzed aims to unite the whole world and help a new future come true!


    KUAILIAN ACERCA LA TECNOLOGÍA BLOCKCHAIN AL ALCANCE DE TODOS

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    Han pasado ya más de 10 años desde el nacimiento de las criptomonedas y desde la publicación del White Paper de Bitcoin, la tecnología blockchain no ha parado de evolucionar. Paralelamente, la forma de trabajar para obtener rendimientos también ha sufrido una drástica evolución. Ha pasado mucho tiempo ya desde que cualquier persona podía generar recompensas a través de un simple ordenador de sobremesa. La aparición de grandes competidores a nivel mundial, sumado a la evolución de la tecnología, ha hecho que ahora las inversiones en blockchain sean sólo atractivas y rentables para los grandes actores del sistema. Es por eso que hoy os presentamos: el ecosistema Kuailian.

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    Descubriendo Kuailian

    Kuailian es una compañía que nos brinda un ecosistema completo de servicios para acceder al mundo de las criptomonedas, además de gestionar herramientas basadas en tecnolog& iacute;a blockchain, lo que permite acceder a cualquier persona, sin necesidad de tener grandes conocimientos y sin tener que afrontar grandes desembolsos para adquirir la tecnología necesaria para ello. Kuailian está legalmente registrada en Estonia, y junto a Suiza, es el país de Europa que más desarrollada tiene la legislación para proteger a los negocios de criptomonedas, tecnología blockchain y a sus usuarios

    Características principales de Kuailian

    Si tenemos que buscar una característica que defina Kuailian, es muy difícil, ya que disponen de un completo ecosistema dónde cada punto es igual de importante o incluso mejor que el anterior, aunque podríamos afirmar que el principal atributo diferenciador respecto a la competencia es su fuerte apuesta por ser lo más honestos y transparentes posible, todo ello gracias a las herramientas que nos posibilita la tecnología blockchain. Todas las operaciones que se realizan en Kuailian pueden ser consultadas tiempo real. Puedes realizar una auditoría de cuentas por ti mismo, dedicar el tiempo que quieras a rastrear todas esas operaciones (recordemos que los registros de las blockchain son públicos) y asegurarte que las criptomonedas están trabajando y generando resultados. Si lo deseas, también puedes consultar sus registros legales en Estonia, tienes toda la información disponible a través de la web de Kuailian y sus distintas redes sociales.

    Kuailian Smart Pool y la tecnología Proof of Stake

    No todos los mecanismos de consenso para verificar transacciones son como Bitcoin (Proof of Work), que para trabajar con ella hacen falta grandísimos gastos eléctricos y poderosos equipos que se desactualizan en poco tiempo. Hay otras criptomonedas en las que, para validar operaciones, se debe de estar en posesión de una cantidad predeterminada de la moneda en cuestión (Proof of Stake). Debido a ello, tiene mucho sentido que una empresa que trabaja con esta tecnología y que es conocedora del mercado como Kuailian nos ayude creando grandes bolsas de criptomonedas que den derecho a validar operaciones (y cobrar recompensas por ello). Pero la evolución tecnológica no se detiene (y la evolución de Kuailian tampoco).

    Las redes más potentes y modernas usan nuevos protocolos de consenso. Si has escuchado hablar sobre Kuailian ya sabrás que trabajan con Master Nodos, que en resumen son validadores de operaciones de alto rendimiento y uno de sus principales productos, pero a día de hoy en Kuailian soportan diferentes tecnologías de consenso cómo son: PROOF OF STAKE, DELEGATED PROOF OF STAKE, THRESHOLDED PROOF OF STAKE, MASTERNODES, PROFIT SHARE, PROOF OF AGREEMENT, PROOF OF HISTORY, PROOF OF AUTHORITY, TENDERMIT, HIGHWAY, BYZANTINE FAULT TOLERANCE (BFT), NON-BFT, MULTI-BFT, SHARE PRACTICAL BFT, ASYNCHRONOUS BFT - FUTURE CASPER Y OUROBOROS.

    Es en este punto dónde se maximiza la capacidad de Kuailian para hacer accesible a la gente de a pie algo que de otra forma… no sería posible. Tanto por el volumen de criptomonedas necesarias, como por los conocimientos necesarios para trabajar con ellas. Así pues, en Kuailian utilizan una estrategia de staking a largo plazo 1000 días y staking simple way (Stake/Unstake), que se incorporará muy pronto a los servicios ofrecidos.

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    Kuailian y sus automatismos

    Kuailian ha hecho accesible a todo el mundo el poder participar de los Master Nodos. Para ello los ha agrupado y fraccionado para que el acceso a los mismos no sea exclusivo para unos pocos. Además, nos ofrecen la posibilidad de poder recibir de forma automática, parte de las recompensas generadas en su Smart Pool.

    A continuación, os explicamos cómo es el –sencillo- proceso de entrada a Kuailian.

    1. Crear una cuenta en Kuailian.
    2. Completar el KYC (ya que hablamos de una empresa legalmente registrada en la Unión Europea) y abonar la cuota de inscripción (50.95 dólares pagados en Ether).
    3. Comprar los Kuais que queramos, al precio de 100 dólares cada uno (pagados en Ether). Un Kuai no es un token y tampoco es una criptomoneda, es la unidad de medida de la capacidad de staking de una licencia de explotación del software, durante 1.000 días. Cuantas más licencias, mayores retornos.
    4. Indicar la billetera de Ethereum donde queremos cobrar el reparto diario de los beneficios.

    Nos ha parecido muy interesante la forma de organizarse a través de los Kuais. Por una lado, es accesible a todo el mundo debido a su bajo coste, y, por otro lado, permite que las aportaciones de los usuarios se envíen hacia el Smart Pool, el sistema propio que han desarrollado en Kuailian para gestionar de forma automática todas las criptomonedas aportadas por los usuarios que les permiten crear los Master Nodos. Doble propósito, ya que este hecho permite que cada semana se desplieguen nuevos Master Nodos a través de la adquisición de nuevas licencias (ya sea de nuevos usuarios o de los ya existentes).

    Las aportaciones de todos los usuarios se gestionan a través de un sistema de Machine Learning, que analiza en profundidad el mercado de las criptomonedas y en base a ello, monta los Master Nodos más rentables y líquidos, es decir, que sus recompensas se puedan intercambiar por Bitcoin y a su vez, a Ether. El sistema va pivotando hacia ellos, lo que permite maximizar la eficiencia global del ecosistema.

    Finalmente, nos parece muy interesante destacar que los beneficios generados por nuestra aportación al sistema se reparten a diario. Esto es una gran punto a favor de Kuailian, ya que normalmente estamos acostumbrados a soportar interfaces muy pesadas que nos exigen cifras mínimas para poder hacer una retirada, pueden tardar varios días incluso semanas hasta que procesan los pagos o incluso dependemos de una autorización… ¡para disponer de nuestro dinero! Kuailian, en su apuesta clara por la transparencia, ofrece a sus usuarios una herramienta propia programada por su equipo técnico, un Smart Contract de Dispersión desarrollado sobre la blockchain de Ethereum, el cual envía diariamente y sin posibilidad de engaños ni errores, los beneficios entre los usuarios (de hecho, este el contrato puede ser revisado en cualquier explorador de la blockchain de Ethereum).

    Extra: Tanto el Smart Pool como Kuailian Bank y el resto de los servicios que ofrece la compañía, tiene sujeto un sistema de afiliación, por el cual cada referido que se convierta en usuario de Kuailian, generará ganancias para el que fue su anfitrión.

    Kuailian Bank y las próximas innovaciones

    En Kuailian tienen muy claro que el futuro es blockchain, y apuestan decididamente a ello un ecosistema completo. Han cerrado diferentes acuerdos para prestar servicios financieros. Hoy en día ya se pueden depositar monedas “FIAT” e intercambiarlas por criptomonedas. En un futuro cercano se añadirá un wallet y una tarjeta de débito, además de datáfonos digitales entre otros servicios financieros que les permitirán ampliar su oferta de servicios. Por otro lado, el Smart Pool también se ampliará y desarrollará nuevas opciones, como el trading de alta frecuencia (HFT) y los sistemas de arbitraje; todo ello mediante el mismo sistema de inteligencia artificial que gestiona todo el ecosistema. 

    Un ecosistema en constante expansión

    Pero Kuailian no es solo un ecosistema financiero, sin duda, va mucho más allá, al igual que lo hace la tecnología blockchain. El principal objetivo de Kuailian es acercar recursos de mercado existentes basados en la tecnología blockchain, para hacerlos más eficientes, más transparentes y con una experiencia de usuario nunca vista hasta el momento. Muy pronto se añadirá al ecosistema Kuailian Travel, el primer servicio que quedará fuera del sector “financiero” de la compañía, y que abrirá la puerta a la llegada de nuevos recursos de mercado que harán que la compañía se convierta en todo un referente en el mundo blockchain.

    Conclusión

    Si estás buscando una compañía que te haga más accesible y cercana tu entrada en el mundo de blockchain y las criptomonedas… Kuailian es tu mejor aliado.

     

    Enlaces oficiales

    Web: https://kuailiandp.com/

    Instagram Oficial: https://www.instagram.com/kuailiandpofficial/

    Miembro formal de la Enterprise Ethereum Alliance: https://entethalliance.org/members/#k


    ROinvesting joins Fondazione Milan in the Covid-19 emergency

    The new commercial partnership between AC Milan and ROinvesting has been announced.

    “ROinvesting has also immediately joined AC Milan and Fondazione Milan in the fight against Covid-19 by donating $50,000. A nice gesture also shown in a video made by the online trading platform starring AC Milan’s Gloria and Brand Ambassador Daniele Massaro. Together, we can cheer for and support those who are on the front line of the battle to defeat the virus.”

    The donation of ROinvesting, joined the new fundraiser launched in the last days by Fondazione Milan, and it will be used immediately to support the most at-risk families in Milano, which will receive food in this moment of emergency.

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    FBS held a charity event to provide health supplies in Indonesia

    Over the past few months, the entire world has been suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. In most countries, borders are closed, people are in self-isolation. Indonesia is not an exception; the situation in the country is difficult.

    Common people are in lack of masks and gloves they can use for self-protection. Even when the goods become available, the price is so high that people cannot afford to buy them. The hospitals face a shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) as well. It is especially critical for paramedics who are exposed to CoViD-19 every day. As a result, dozens of doctors are dead; hundreds of medical staff are infected.

    FBS couldn’t stay indifferent and held a charity event in April. The company distributed masks, liquid sanitizers, gloves, and other protective equipment to the hospitals in West Java: Soreang Hospital, Pratama Clinic, and Santo Borromeus Hospital in Bandung, Bayu Karta Hospital in Karawang, Public Health Center in Tasikmalaya.

    Besides, the FBS team gave away free masks to people in need and disinfected the streets in the Kiaracondong subdistrict of Bandung. The company hopes that these actions may help to flatten the curve of CoViD-19 and prevent its spread.

    The main aim of this charity event is to help needy people and health workers who fight for the lives of the Indonesian people. The company will go on investing in similar projects in the region. FBS plans to provide PPE to hospitals, clinics, and public health centers in other cities in Java.

    Help, compassion, and hope are the things people in Indonesia need right now. Together with on-sight organizations, FBS will contribute to the overall wellbeing in the underprivileged districts and help to protect as many citizens as possible.

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    FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its main focus lies in offering financial products for currency, precious metals, CFD, and stock trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry, top-ranking apps, and a wide social trading network. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.

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    AC Milan Ventures into Financial Markets with ROinvesting partnership

    It’s an exciting time for the world of football as AC Milan, the seven-time winner of UEFA Champions League joins the world of financial markets. The Italian football club has announced a partnership with ROinvesting, a CFD trading provider that offers a comprehensive trading platform delivering access to hundreds of financial assets in Europe.

    Football fans can trade with ROinvesting

    For all the football fans out there, ROinvesting is a trading platform that offers the possibility to trade global assets, including stocks, forex, cryptocurrencies, commodities, and ETFs. ROinvesting adheres to the same underlying principles of hard work and consistency that AC Milan has been following. ROinvesting’s partnership with AC Milan reflects the trust the football team has put in its official CFD partner.

    If you’re a football fan planning to start trading with a trusted partner, ROinvesting offers an excellent choice. Let’s find out more about the platform, its trading and analytical tools, and cost structure.

    ROinvesting offers access to multiple trading markets

    Multiple trading markets

    ROinvesting is an ideal trading platform for investors seeking multiple investing options.

    • Forex: Become a part of the global forex industry with an option to trade over 40 global currency pairs.
    • Cryptocurrencies: Trade crypto-assets with a simple to use interface. ROinvesting supports all major cryptocurrencies.
    • Stocks: Diversify your financial portfolio by trading global stocks, such as British Petroleum, Apple, Facebook, and many more
    • Indices and ETFs: Benefit from the growth of global world markets and trade major indices, such as Nasdaq, FTSE 100, with ROinvesting. Start trading ETFs with ROinvesting.
    • Commodities and metals: Limit your portfolio risk by adding commodities and hedge against volatility by trading metals.

    Advanced trading and analysis tools

    It wouldn’t be exaggerated to call AC Milan’s decision to partner with ROinvesting a success for both sides, considering ROinvesting provides a user friendly website and platform, ideal for trading newbies who will join because of the popular football club.

    • MT4 Trader: MT4 is the most preferred trading platform among traders across the globe. You can analyze and track price movements with custom indicators. You can use real-time data to streamline your trading strategy and choose different orders to benefit from any movements.
    • WebTrader: If you are getting started with trading, ROinvesting’s WebTrader is a simple tool with robust features, such as one-click trading, multiple trade execution options, analytical tools, and quick access to order history.
    • Mobile app: ROinvesting provides a the MT4 mobile app for trading on the go. You don’t have to choose between cheering for AC Milan or trading with ROinvesting.

    A platform for retail as well as professional traders

    ROinvesting provides plenty of flexibility for both retail as well as professional traders. Retail traders can access global financial investments within a single platform. ROinvesting provides leverage of 1:30 for forex trading and 1:2 for crypto trades for its retail investors. Professional traders can access higher leverage, up to 1:500, along with a free VPS and swap discount of up to 50%. Professional traders can access higher leverage, up to 1:500, along with a free VPS and swap discount of up to 50%.

    Trading with a trusted AC Milan CFD Partner

    AC Milan fans have always trusted their football team to play with all its will and might to perform in accordance to its stature in Europe. ROinvesting aims to provide the same level of trust and trading experience to AC Milan fans across the world.

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    Synergy FX relaunches as Synergy Markets with Christian Dove at helm

    Synergy FX, the Australian brokerage firm run by FX veteran Christian Dove from 2011 and then acquired by ACY Securities in 2018, has been rebranded and launched as Synergy Markets.

    Synergy Markets started accepting clients earlier this week and based on the reputable track record and good standing in the industry enjoyed by Synergy FX, the new version of the brand is expected to be well received by the market.

    Mr Dove, who was asked to take charge of the brand by ACY Securities, explained the reasons behind Synergy’s strong reputation as a broker clients trust.

    “Synergy has earnt such a great reputation and loyal customer base throughout the past decade because of our commitment in 3 areas. True and actual straight-through processing, absolute transparency and excellent customer service. And now, with the Fintech power of ACY Securities behind us, we are well placed to offer an even higher level of excellence to traders, and that’s something we are very excited about” said Mr Dove in an interview this morning.

    Jimmy Ye, Co-founder and Co-director of ACY Securities said Synergy has been a long-standing player in the Australian FX industry and bringing it back with its founder, Christian Dove, will serve to add value to the industry.

    “Synergy has been a key part of the Australian FX industry for the past 10 years and is synonymous with integrity, and we are confident that the relaunch of this wonderful brand will benefit the growth and development of the industry as a whole” said Mr Ye in a statement this afternoon.

    Mr Ye also stated, “Synergy will remain a part of ACY Securities, but it will be run and operated independently by industry great Christian Dove. Christian is the founding father of Synergy and it goes without saying that his vison and passion for Synergy is unparalleled. We are absolutely delighted to have him at the helm.”

    Mr Dove’s career in the global financial markets spans well over 20 years and prior to founding Synergy FX he also set-up, owned and ran Vantage FX in 2008.

    To read more about Synergy Markets and/or open an account, visit their new website www.synergymarkets.com

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    Play on volatility: top-5 trading tools

    Volatile market does either scare or attract traders. To get into the second group and take advantage of all the opportunities brought by assents swinging, you just have to know what trading instruments to use at such a moment and choose a suitable trading platform. For example, in the FBS Trader app it is convenient to track price changes for various trading instruments, such as:

    1.USD

    Obviously, the US dollar is the most promising currency now to profit from. Despite the efforts of the Federal Reserve to provide ample levels of dollar liquidity to the market, the USD remains strong versus its peers and traders and investors still prefer it as a safe haven. Keep a close eye on EUR/USD as it tests resistance. Don’t forget to consider GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, and USD/CAD for trading as well.

    2.Oil

    The oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, together with coronavirus, has made oil prices collapse. During the past weekend, however, the world’s top oil producers pulled off a historic deal to cut global petroleum output by 9.7 million barrels a day. So far, the move hasn’t led to a big recovery in the market. The main problem is that the demand is too weak because of lockdowns all over the world. There are reasons to believe that oil will remain under pressure. The advance above $36 a barrel for Brent is needed to open the way up to $40 and $45.

    3.Gold

    It’s just the right time to profit from the intraday moves of the gold’s price. The precious will surely retain its value in the medium term – so will you have a great chance to benefit from trading XAU/USD! Don’t forget to use stop loss and take profit orders, which FBS Trader provides. They always help if something goes wrong.

    4.Exotic pairs

    More promising currency pairs? Enjoy! The exotic pair USD/TRY continues to strengthen daily and this is a great opportunity to buy/sell it in the FBS Trader application profitable. USD/MXN is making impressive swings. Thus, you better watch these pairs out!

    5.Crosses

    USD is not the only currency drawing trader’s attention. As JPY is a refuge currency, it will tend to strengthen during the period of market uncertainty. Consider trading in FBS Trader app such cross currency pairs as EUR/JPY, AUD/JPY, GBP/JPY, and EUR/GBP as well. And don’t worry about the safety of your account because in the app, there is a user verification with an additional password. You can be sure that your account secure in any situation.

    Sounds lovely, but always remember – the first instrument in every trader’s toolkit is wisdom! Keep calm, analyze, and only then – go ahead!


    Alexium joins forces with bedding industry leader Soft-Tex

    We all know that a good night’s sleep in vital to good health and one factor that has a major impact on sleep quality is your temperature. While science is yet to discover a definitive causation between body temperature and sleep, the sleep cycle is typically initiated when our core body temperatures drop.

    Professor Michael Decker, Ph.D., of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says that “as we sleep, our body acclimates to the temperature. If we lower our body temperature a little bit in a cooler room, we tend to sleep better”.

    Improved sleep quality from cooler bedding, not to mention comfort, is a factor that consumers are increasingly valuing.

    To help deliver bedding cooling technology, and ultimately a better night’s sleep, ASX-listed technology company, Alexium International Group Limited (ASX: AJX) has joined forces with industry leading bedding product manufacturer Soft-Tex International.

    Alexium is a South Carolina, USA based specialty chemicals innovator focused on high-performance, environmentally friendly, phase change materials (PCM) and non-hazardous flame retardants (FR). Its PCM technology has wide ranging applications, and while these are at various stages of commercialisation, the company’s major customers and revenue generators are bedding manufacturers.

    Soft-Tex, which manufactures and distributes premium specialty sleep products, has maintained its prominent market position for no less than three decades by constantly incorporating the latest sleep technologies in building the most comfortable products.

    Under the agreement, Soft-Tex will exclusively purchase Alexicool® phase change material (PCM) products for bedding systems that are based on Soft-Tex’s Reactex® technology — a technology that stores and releases heat to provide overnight cooling or heating, activated by pressure.

    The innovation partnership combines the technical and commercial strengths of both companies and provides AJX with a channel to some of the world’s most recognisable retailers, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, J.C. Penney and Dillard’s.

    The supply agreement and innovation partnership with Soft-Tex marks the completion of a key milestone for Alexium’s commercialisation of its “total mattress cooling systems”.

    Alexium’s Alexicool® cooling products will provide the cooling engine for Soft-Tex’s Reactex™ technology, which manages bedding system heat flow to provide a comfortable sleep environment.

    This two-year initial agreement is a major step for Alexium in the commercialisation of its “total mattress cooling systems” and its development of phase change materials (PCM) for the thermoregulation of materials.

    Widely recognised as the industry leader, Soft-Tex International manufactures and distributes some of the finest specialty sleep products available. Its Reactex® technologies span the personal climate control, wellness, antimicrobials, and other categories.

    Soft-Tex’s Reactex™ technologies controls heat energy flow and storage to create a customer’s unique ideal personal bedding climate.

    The technologies involve an additive technology formulated to control heat energy flow and storage and function much like a battery — storing and releasing heat to provide overnight cooling or heating through pressure activation.

    Commenting on the signing of this agreement, chief executive Bob Brookins said, “Alexium is excited to be taking this step forward with Soft-Tex as we are pleased to provide products and services based on our advanced materials sciences capabilities.”

    Alexium Chief Commercial Officer, Allen Reihman highlighted the complementary nature of the two companies technologies in saying, “This agreement formalizes the innovation partnership between Soft-tex and Alexium, combining the technology and market strengths of both companies.

    ‘’Reactex™ technology controls heat energy flow and storage to create a customer’s unique ideal personal bedding climate.

    ‘’Our Alexicool® products uniquely meet Soft-Tex requirements and provide the cooling engine for Reactex™ technology”.

    Soft-Tex’s Chief Innovation Officer, Mark Smiderle added, “We chose Alexium as an innovation partner because they provide advanced PCM products, technical support, and analytical expertise that enable Reactex™ technology’s thermal regulation advantages.”

    Serta Simmons Bedding – Soft-Tex Partnership

    Soft-Tex International last month entered into an exclusive partnership with privately-owned Serta Simmons Bedding to add new technologies to SSB’s mattress lines.

    The relationship establishes Soft-Tex’s role as an “innovation partner,” providing sourcing, supply chain management and marketing services to SSB that are tied to the new technologies.

    The multi-faceted partnership will support SSB research and development teams and be integral to the delivery of next-generation mattress products.

    Soft-Tex intends to be a long-term innovation partner for SSB, providing them a strong competitive advantage in the mattress marketplace and creating products that offer real solutions to solve customer needs.

    Leveraging its “robust intellectual property” Soft-Tex will provide SSB access to new products developed using more than 100 of its patents in the mattress category. Its innovation teams have begun working directly with SSB on the integration of those technologies for use in upcoming SSB product launches.

    SSB and Soft-Tex expect to launch mattress lines featuring Soft-Tex-supplied technology for shipment in the fall of 2020.

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    FBS launches charity Promo in support of people in need

    To support people in need, FBS is launching the Trade to Help promo. The main idea of the promo is to unite as many traders as possible for one good cause and to show that charity is not just about words. It gives hope and belief in a healthy and bright future. Only by joining forces, it is possible to help the most vulnerable and underprivileged people. FBS is ready to help not only the people who have suffered from pandemic but also those who are in lack of care at all times, not just at this moment.

    How to join the promo.

    From April 13 to May 22, FBS offers its clients to trade and help people who face social difficulties. It is a chance to slow down and invest in those who need the most care.

    For each of a client's deposits, FBS grants a 300% bonus. The whole partner commission and spread from closed orders go to charity!

    To join the promo traders have to do the following:

    • Open a Trade to Help account in your FBS mobile personal area app
    • Deposit $100+ in total
    • Tap 'Get Bonus' and get a 300% bonus
    • Trade and close orders

    All the funds raised during the Trade to Help Promo FBS will send to charitable organizations.

    FBS is a socially responsible brokerage company that invests a lot of effort and resources into charity and social adaptation programs. It cooperates with nine charitable organizations in six countries, which assist the elderly, children with cancer, orphans, refugees, single mothers, etc. FBS also plans to hold more than 15 charity events with its partners in different regions.

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    ACY Securities launches MT5 with stocks

    ACY Securities, the leading FinTech based ASIC-regulated broker headquartered in Sydney, has rolled out its MetaTrader 5 platform with stocks as part of its worldwide release today.

    The new offering is called MT5 Xchange, reflecting the addition of stocks to its suite of asset classes.

    ACY Securities will now offer clients access to hundreds of the world’s biggest companies through some of the world’s most prestigious exchanges including NYSE, Nasdaq and of course the Australian Stock Exchange.

    Jimmy Ye, Co-founder & Director at ACY Securities said that MT5 Xchange would give traders access to all the major asset classes, with 1:25 leverage on share CFDs, which is amongst the highest in the industry.

    “With MT5 Xchange you can access the full range of markets across shares, FX currency pairs, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies, with the ability to hedge your positions and access more advanced ordering options” said Mr Ye in a statement today.

    Mr Ye further added, “It provides a true multi-asset experience for our clients and gives them the option to diversify their trading portfolios. One account and one login and you can now trade your view on stocks like Apple, Google, Amazon and Australian blue chips like BHP, Commonwealth Bank and Qantas. And the leverage on offer across the entire share offering is 1:25, which is the highest leverage in the industry when it comes to share CFD trading via MT5”.

    With access to almost 1000 instruments, ACY Securities’ MT5 Xchange platform also features 1:500 leverage on FX, metals and oil, with zero commissions and a minimum deposit of $50 to get started. It is essentially a powerful, all-inclusive, fully integrated solution providing traders access to the full range of financial instruments at their fingertips.

    MT5 Exchange is available now for download at www.acysecurities.com and is accessible on desktop, mobile (iOS and Android) as well as Web based applications.

    SibyLeft to right: Alla Darwish, Head of Global Brokerage | Ashley Jessen, Head of Marketing | Winson Cao, Director | Tim Cahill, Brand Ambassador | Jimmy Ye, Director | Justin Pooni, Head of Branding & Communications

    “It provides a true multi-asset experience for our clients and gives them the option to diversify their trading portfolios. One account and one login and you can now trade your view on stocks like Apple, Google, Amazon and Australian blue chips like BHP, Commonwealth Bank and Qantas. And the leverage on offer across the entire share offering is 1:25, which is the highest leverage in the industry when it comes to share CFD trading via MT5”

    Jimmy Ye, Director – ACY Securities


    FBS launches online trading school - FBS Trading Bootcamp

    The main objective of the school is to guide traders through the FX world and teach them to earn money during the world crisis. While in self-isolation, the bootcamp members will learn to trade on the news, apply technical analysis, and stay updated on the Forex market volatility.

    Online classes will be available on the FBS official page on Facebook from April, 8 to April, 24. FBS Trading Bootcamp includes four lessons presented by the best FBS analysts. Those who join will be able to take an active part in the discussions and ask their questions in the comments.

    THE SCHEDULE AND BASIC TOPICSARA:

    Lesson 1. How to benefit from the news.

    The analysts will get to the bottom of trading on news and economic releases explaining how to make money on world events. The students will learn the basics of fundamental analysis and get to know what moment is more appropriate for trading.

    Lesson 2. Technical analysis in times of high volatility.

    Technical analysis (TA) is a method of predicting the future performance of an asset’s price based on its historical performance. The tutor will explain what kind of technical tools to use and how to distinguish potentially good trading signals from the bad ones in the volatile market.

    Lesson 3. Psychological approach of the winners.

    Students will get an idea of how to deal with stress when the price goes up, stay calm and confident, and lose no market opportunities.

    Lesson 4. How to enter the market at the right time

    During this class, the analyst will summarize the results and tell how to pick the best levels for opening a trade.

    Certificates

    Upon finishing all the lessons, bootcampers will be asked to take a quiz and get a follow-up after it. Once the test is passed, the students will get the course completion certificate.

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    FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its main focus lies in offering financial products for currency, precious metals, CFD, and stock trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry, top-ranking apps, and a wide social trading network. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.

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    15 million traders choose FBS!

    In March 2020, the number of clients of the Forex company FBS exceeded the mark of 15 million. It is an essential event for the broker. With Wanchalerm Champan (Thailand), FBS hit this significant number.

    The lucky trader lives in Thailand and works at Fasco, the company that produces motors for export. He is a QA engineer who enjoys what he is doing. He is the one responsible for quality-check and a mediator between customers and manufacturers. This job is stable and regularly-paid, but he is seeking more.

    Being an ambitious person by nature, Wanchalerm Champan is always searching for additional sources of income. So, one day he saw an ad online that brought him to fbs.com.

    He knew absolutely nothing about Forex but heard a lot about a new era of investments and opportunities that financial markets can offer. He was surfing the web, and from the list of the top online brokers, he chose FBS. Then he did not suspect that he would become a 15 million client.

    Now Wanchalerm Champan is a newbie in the trading world. He consciously approaches his new beginning, so before starting to trade, he decided to expand his knowledge, figure out the details, and prepare. FBS will help him to learn all about trading. Fortunately, the "Analitics&Education" on fbs.com provides abundant information about Forex, including webinars, video lessons, tips for traders, a guidebook, and a blog with the articles that explain complicated notions in simple language. Thus, Wanchalerm Champan has every chance to become a successful trader after he studies the FX basics. What is more, very soon, FBS will encourage his desire to build a trader's career by making one of his dreams come true – he will get an iPhone 11.

    FBS has been in the Forex market for 11 years and has gone a long way. Every year, the growth is getting faster. FBS received dozens of prestigious awards, became the official trading partner of one of the best football teams in the world – FC Barcelona. All these steps and victories encourage the company to move forward and conquer new horizons.

    A year ago, in 2019, FBS had 12 million clients. In just a year, 3 million more traders joined FBS to succeed in Forex. It is an incredible breakthrough in such a short time. Also, every year the company confirms the status of a reliable broker. Even despite the current situation in the world, which involves pandemic and economic collapse, the number of clients is increasing. The reason is that - FBS is stable. The company works as it used to and offers its clients secure and efficient tools for their profitable daily trades.

    FBS has ambitious plans for the year to come. Stay tuned!

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    FBS gives away signed FC Barcelona jerseys for playing penalty simulator game

    FBS, the official trading partner of FC Barcelona since January 2020, launched a new contest called Barça Striker. It’s a motion game focused on scoring goals and winning gifts from the broker, ranging from trading goodies to a branded FC Barcelona jersey signed by its players.

    To date, most of the people all around the world are staying at home and looking for new exciting ways to spend their time. FBS, in turn, supports the initiative of social distancing to prevent CoViD-19 from spreading and offers all the football fans, traders, and other people to play the Barça Striker game. Become virtual players, win trading bonuses from FBS, and try to get the grand prize - a branded FC Barcelona jersey signed by its players several weeks ago, before the coronavirus crisis began.

    In the Barça Striker promo, users are supposed to play a penalty simulator game and try to score prizes. At the end of the promotion, the participants need to share the game on Facebook to join a lucky draw for five branded jerseys.

    Steps to enroll

    The promo is available for FBS clients and non-traders from March 30. To join, one needs to visit the promo page and register with email or via social networks. After that, they proceed to the homepage featuring the field, the ball, the goalpost with prizes, and the goalie. The task is to do a penalty shoot-out and try to strike as many awards as possible with five attempts.

    Note that at this point, you fight for FBS goodies. The next step is getting in the lottery shortlist for the main prize - the jersey. Your email will be added to this list automatically in case you finish the game and share it on Facebook. The winners will be announced during a lucky draw on April 9, April 22, May 4, May 14, and May 25.

    Prize fund

    The goodies that you can win by scoring a goal include money prizes and exclusive VIP services for traders. Note that in the end, you’re allowed to choose only one of them - whichever you like most.

    • $1, 2, 3, 5 to the trading account.
    • Green status in the Loyalty program. It gives you points for trading that you can later exchange for prizes ranging from hi-tech gadgets to Mercedes.
    • Trade 100 Bonus - free $100 to the trading account meant for investment practice.
    • Cashback up to $15 per lot.
    • 100% deposit bonus that doubles any invested amount.
    • 24/7 support for any related questions.
    • Forex book with the essential trading information for beginners.

    Stay at home – play the Barça Striker game!

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    FBS is a broker with an international outlook that serves clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the MENA. Its main focus lies in offering financial products for currency, precious metals, CFD, and stock trading for clients with different goals and backgrounds. The company features a low barrier to entry, top-ranking apps, and a wide social trading network. Over 11 years in the field, the broker won 50 international awards, including Best International Forex Broker, Best Forex Brand, and Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe.

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    BDSwiss Group Holds 7th Annual Kick-Off Meeting

    BDSwiss Group 7th annual kick-off meeting was concluded with great success on February 28th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Limassol, Cyprus. The flawlessly-organised event was attended by more than 200 employees from BDSwiss’ global offices, company shareholders and guest speakers. As customarily, the Group’s meeting was composed of a series of speeches and presentations by senior management who shared BDSwiss’ key 2019 achievements and metrics as well as their collective vision on future performance and further business expansion to new and existing regions.

    With an impressive database of more than 1.2 million registered users, BDSwiss has upped its expansion efforts in 2019 by inaugurating 5 new offices in regions including South East Asia and Latin America, while also nearly doubling its global workforce to accommodate the notable influx in the number of active traders. More specifically, there was a 225% increase in the total number of active traders in 2019, while the Group reported seeing a 217% increase in trading volume during 2019, in comparison to 2018. According to data presented, the Group’s partner network also significantly expanded with an increase of 70% in Affiliate and IB partners.

    As for the year ahead, BDSwiss’ 2020 plans focus on global expansion through a multi-step process. Starting from the employee level, BDSwiss has committed to invest in continuous training, career development and interdepartmental communication which will lead to improved workflows and operational excellence. On a larger scale, the Group plans to further extend its partner network through competitive payouts and a highly localised approach.

    BDSwiss Group CEO, Alexander W. Oelfke commented during the meeting: “2019 was our year, we’ve seen immense growth and expansion and we couldn’t have done it without the dedication, loyalty and commitment of our global teams and partners. Our stellar performance in 2019 reinforces that we are on the right trajectory – taking full advantage of our company’s strengths and strong partner arsenal to push for further expansion and establish BDSwiss as one of the leaders in its field, as well as diversify our services and products on a Group Level”.

    The Group’s annual kick-off meeting is seen as an opportunity for new and existing employees to get together, network and be informed about the company’s latest achievements, innovations and product enhancements as well as ongoing projects and initiatives. Getting to hear from each department, gives BDSwiss’ Global teams a clear view of the company’s broader objectives and can make interdepartmental alignment much more efficient. Emphasizing on the importance of communication and collaboration, BDSwiss Group has introduced a keynote speaker at the conclusion of the meeting, who gave the audience a unique set of communication tools through a series of interactive exercises. Taking the opportunity to celebrate the BDSwiss brand’s 8 year anniversary, the kick-off meeting was followed by a company gala dinner.

    BDSwiss has recently shared the highlights of its seventh annual kick-off meeting.

    Watch the video: https://youtu.be/zr3FnMoyvr0

    About BDSwiss

    BDSwiss Group is a leading financial group, offering Forex and CFD investment services to more than a million clients worldwide. BDSwiss as a brand was established back in 2012 and has since then been providing top-class products, a wide range of platforms, competitive pricing and fast execution on more than 250 underlying CFD instruments. BDSwiss complies with a strict regulatory framework and operates its services on a global scale under different entities. With 200+ personnel, BDSwiss Group’s holding company is located in Zug, Switzerland and maintains its operating offices in Berlin, Germany and Limassol, Cyprus.

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    Dreams Come True project

    Fulfilling somebody's dreams – what can be better? Only fulfilling those that make not only that person happier, but the others as well. FBS Broker fancies this ideology a lot and launches “Dreams come true” promotion every month. The principle is simple - people share their wishes, and FBS brings the most inspiring ones among them to life. In January, it was Mr. Muhammad Andriyawan from Indonesia who asked for a little miracle - and it happened!

    Mr. Muhammad Andriyawan lives with his beloved wife in South Kalimantan. After getting married, he was carrying wood on a riverboat together with his father-in-law. Some time later, earning money by such a way was no longer possible – a serious leg injury was an obstacle for intense physical activity.

    FBS has come to his life at the right time. This is how Mr. Muhammad Andriyawan describes the circumstances of making FBS’s acquaintance: “In the midst of my confusion to earn money for my family, there was a friend from Jakarta who suggested me to open an account in FBS Broker and he taught me how to trade. After I fully understood, I decided to open a real account. Thank god, I can earn money from trading. I am so grateful”.

    Recently, FBS 's involvement in Mr. Muhammad Andriyawan’s life has become even more significant. After having a stroke in 2018, his father has been unable to move. Even after getting limited in the walking ability himself, Mr. Muhammad Andriyawan was wishing to give his dad a wheelchair. Accidentally, he saw the Facebook post about Dreams Come True promo and shared his dream with us.

    This generous appeal was heard. FBS Indonesia's team came to his house and brought a modern wheelchair for his dad. The reaction was truly priceless: “Thank you very much FBS for making my dream come true. Our family is very grateful because, with this wheelchair, my father can do his activities again outside”.

    Looking at the whole family smiling, at the farther of our character feeling so comfortable and relaxed, and especially at the excited winner of the promotion himself, it becomes clear – for such people as Mr. Muhammad Andriyawan, peace of mind and happiness depend on those of the closest ones.

    This is just one example of lovely wishes people share while participating in Dreams Come True promo. Usually, it is quite hard to pick one wish out of the huge variety, but gradually all of them will be fulfilled. For FBS, such stories are the source of endless motivation to go further and help people to make the world better.

    FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and more than 14 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers a number of special services to make trading easier and more beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, cashback up to $15 per lot, and more. An official trading partner of FC Barcelona from January 2020.

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    MinRex Resources is Actively Exploring Just a Few Kilometers from $1.1 BN Silver Lake Resources

    Gold explorer MinRex Resources (ASX: MRR), which holds ground just a few kilometres to the north-east of the $1.2 billion capped Silver Lake Resources Ltd’s (ASX: SLR) gold and copper Deflector Mine, is set to release new exploration results at its Deflector Extended Gold Project at Gullewa in Western Australia.

    MinRex currently holds five projects, four of which are located in the East Pilbara region. The East Pilbara 70%-owned projects consist of Bamboo Creek Gold Project, Marble Bar North Gold Project, Marble Bar South Gold Project and the Daltons Gold Project.

    The Deflector Extended Gold project is 100% owned by the ASX micro-cap and lies to the north-east of Silver Lake Resources’ Deflector Mine and also the gold producing Golden Stream open-cut mine.

    Gullewa is a known gold producing region.

    Gold was discovered at Gullewa as far back as 1894, with historic production occurring in the region from 1897 to 1942. During this period a reported total of 36,000 ounces of gold was produced from a total of 24,000 tonnes of ore at an overall recovered grade of 46.3 g/t gold.

    Modern mining commenced in 1994 and by 2003 the processing of 530,000 resulted in the production of some 39,000 ounces of gold.

    Mining re-commenced in 2016 with the opening of the Deflector Mine, as an underground copper-gold operation, with production to date estimated at about 110,000 ounces of gold, greater than the previous historic production.

    Current gold price a bonus

    With the Australian dollar gold price hovering in the vicinity of $2,600 per ounce (as the AUD remains weak), the new results couldn’t come at a better time for MinRex.

    The price of gold relative to the Australian dollar (currently 61 cents), also highlights the value in speculative gold stocks.

    In this case the $1 million capped MinRex, could benefit as gold continues to rally on the back of coronavirus-led uncertainty.

    Assay results due in April

    MinRex’s pending results follow the completion of a detailed geological evaluation and sampling program, which are set to build on encouraging results previously obtained within the project area.

    During this latest field sampling program, a total of 144 rock samples and 131 soil samples (a total of 275 samples), were collected from throughout the licence area – but principally in the scree covered area immediately to the north of the Cagacaroon Hills containing the principal anomalous areas.

    MinRex has now collected a total of 744 surface rock samples at the Deflector Extended Gold Project, 725 soil samples and 185 auger drill samples, which have defined significant anomalous zones for further examination and sampling.

    There have also been prior programs of RAB drilling, aircore drilling and soil sampling by earlier explorers of the area with these results supporting the definition of the identified anomalous zones.

    The assay results for the 275 samples collected in the current exploration program are expected in mid to late April 2020 and will be released, along with locational data, maps and plans, as soon as possible after their receipt.

    The next phase of field work at the Deflector Extended Gold Project will again concentrate on the defined anomalous zones, but also include some further reconnaissance work elsewhere in the exploration licence.

    It is probable that this work will be completed during the winter field season of 2020, suggesting a high rate of news flow throughout the year.

    MinRex to ramp up Pilbara exploration

    MinRex is preparing for an active field season throughout all its East Pilbara Gold Project areas.

    The company will consider completing detailed airborne and surface geophysical programs over all five of the East Pilbara mineral tenements with the aim of generating exploration targets and delineating more prospective terrains that may be present within the mineral licences.

    Quotes have been received for completing close spaced airborne magnetic and radiometric geophysical surveys and ground surveys at the two smaller Marble Bar licences, covering MinRex’s five East Pilbara mineral licences.

    Further rock sampling, soil sampling in colluvium and soil covered areas and detailed geological mapping will also be used to better understand these complex gold, base metal and poly-metallic mineralised systems at the Daltons, Marble Bar and Bamboo Creek Gold Project areas.

    This 2020 field work will collect numerous rock and soil samples, and include air photo analysis and geological mapping, along with the geophysics programs.

    This work will aim to build on the results received from the previous six exploration programs that MinRex has completed in the area within the past two years.

    It is planned to commence this work as soon as possible after the current summer hot and wet season in the East Pilbara and will factor in the successful completion of the current capital raising program that MinRex now has underway.


    Creso Pharma hires former Canopy Growth executives

    Creso Pharma Limited (ASX:CPH) has appointed two former Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) executives to the senior management team of its wholly-owned Mernova Medical Inc. in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    The pair are former employees of Canopy Growth Corp, the world’s largest cannabis company by market capitalisation, currently capped at C$6.8 billion, having once hit the heights of C$24 billion.

    Mr Jack Yu has been appointed as managing director and brings expert-level knowledge of cannabis cultivation and production from 25 years of practical experience growing cannabis, including nine years of consulting for licensed Canadian medicinal cannabis growers.

    Mr Yu’s experience includes working for Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC), the world’s largest cannabis company by market cap in the position of Production Manager.

    He also held the role of Interim Cultivation Manager for Canopy’s Newfoundland, Edmonton, Eastern Canada and Scarborough facilities, and previously held the position of Master Grower for MedReleaf Corp., which is now owned by Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSE:ACB).

    Furthermore, he consulted for Health Canada license applicants throughout the process to attain licenses for cultivation, production and sales of medicinal cannabis in Canada.

    As Managing Director, Mr Yu will replace outgoing Managing Director Mr Bill Fleming, and will be responsible for managing all operations at Mernova and will work closely with the Creso Pharma Board.

    Isaac Allen has been appointed Vice President.

    Mr Allen has significant expertise in optimising business operations from executive positions in industries spanning cannabis, insurance, technology and entertainment.

    He was formerly National Operations Process Improvement Manager at Canopy, where he developed and executed a number of business strategies and efficiency initiatives.

    He is also the founder and former chief executive of a disruptive insurance technology start-up and has held senior executive positions at various companies.

    Mernova close to achieving European Union GMP certification.

    Mernova continues to work towards securing European Union Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification.

    Once this certification is obtained, Creso Pharma will be able to begin sales of high-quality cannabis flower and oil into the established and growing consumer markets in countries such as Germany and Switzerland.

    Mernova is also continuing to ramp up production and sales in North America, with its latest deal closing last week at a value of approximately C$410,000.

    The sale was comprised of varying quantities of four strains of Mernova’s high-quality cannabis flower, and Creso Pharma has received the full purchase amount from the buyer.

    For the full year 2019, Mernova’s revenues were AU860,000 (C$761,000), highlighting that the recent sale represented more than 60% of full-year revenues in 2019, making for an excellent start to the year.

    The facility is scaling up to full production capacity which Creso Pharma expects it to achieve this year.

    Highlighting the diversified experience the new executive appointments bring to Creso Pharma, chief executive Miri Halperin Wernli said, “We are looking forward to Mr Yu and Mr Allen joining the leadership team at Mernova.

    ‘’Both of them bring practical experience from a variety of fields, not only limited to the cannabis industry.

    ‘‘We believe that they will be invaluable to Mernova and Creso Pharma as we continue to ramp up production and sales.’

    Mernova vice president Isaac Allen said. “Mernova is emerging to be a promising supplier of premium quality flower and oil to customers across the globe, and a compelling opportunity for investors looking to gain exposure to a first-class cannabis production facility. ‘’I am confident that I will be able to help Mernova further optimise its business operations as it moves closer to obtaining its EU GMP certification.”

    Mernova Managing Director Jack Yu also pointed to his relevant attributes in terms of gaining European Union certification in saying, “I am excited to be taking Mernova forward as it looks to scale up its production capacity this year. 

    I believe my knowledge of cannabis cultivation and production, as well as my experience in working with Health Canada will prove a real asset to Mernova as it looks to secure the certification that will allow it to commence sales in Europe.” 


    Nominations Now Open for the Global Forex Awards 2020 – B2B

    London, UK (2 March 2020) - Holiston Media are pleased to announce that due to the phenomenal successes of the inaugural Global Forex Awards in 2019 that the 2020 awards will now be spilt into two separate events.

    The first event is the Global Forex Awards 2020 – B2B which are a celebration of businesses from around the world pushing the boundaries of innovation in B2B forex trading solutions. The awards will champion the best performing providers of liquidity, CRM, customer experience, execution, partnerships, platforms and performance, as well as other crucial elements of the B2B forex trading eco-system. 

    The self-nomination period for these awards opens on 2 March 2020 and closes on 27 March 2020. Companies will be able to self-nominate their interest in the awards in the specific award categories they are relevant to.

    From 1 April 2020 until 29 April 2020 we will conduct an official public voting process. During this period of time we will engage with forex companies and relevant trading communities encouraging them to vote for their preferred choice of forex businesses/brands from the list of nominees.

    Winners will be announced at an official winners’ lunch in London, UK on 5 June 2020.

    To find out more about these awards and the nomination process go to Global Forex B2B Awards

    The second event will be the Global Forex Awards 2020 – Retail which has approximately 50 award categories rewarding forex Retail businesses both globally and regionally. The awards champion cutting-edge technology, low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programs and world-class customer service for direct to consumer/trader businesses.

    The self-nomination period for these awards opens on 29 May 2020, voting will commence on 29 June 2020 and the winners will be announced at an official winners’ party in Limassol, Cyprus on 24 September 2020.

    Our independent nomination and public voting processes mean that all Global Forex Awards winners will have one thing in common.... they will have been chosen by real forex trading customers from around the World.

    To find out more about both awards Global Forex Awards


    Alaskan focused oil and gas group, 88 Energy Ltd provided a further update

    Alaskan focused oil and gas group, 88 Energy Ltd (ASX:88E) provided a further update on Monday regarding the progress of the group’s Charlie-1 appraisal well on the North Slope of Alaska.

    With the rig mobilised and drilling to start this weekend there is the potential for near-term market moving news.

    88 Energy has the support of Premier Oil Plc which sees the company fully carried up to US$23 million while still maintaining a 30% working interest.

    Charlie-1 will test multiple stacked targets in the March quarter assessed at 480 million barrels net to 88E.

    This will see the group step-out to Malguk-1, an historic discovery well drilled by BP in 1991.

    Consequently, the group is in highly prospective territory with total conventional potential resources currently mapped at the broader Icewine project in excess of 1 billion barrels net to 88E.

    As a measure, Oil Search (ASX:OSH) acquired territory in late 2017 indicated above at a price which implied a 2C resource of US$3.10 per barrel.

    Alaska has become a hot spot for major oil and gas players targeting large long life resources, and if 88E can demonstrate through drilling at Charlie-1 that early stage estimates are potentially achievable, the company is likely to receive significant share price support.

    Management could realise financial gain at early stage

    Investors will be keen to get a feel for 88E’s likely strategy if Charlie-1 meets expectations. Managing Director Dave Wall has signalled in the past that the sale process for the asset — on success — will start pretty much straight away.

    It is important to note that 88E is not aiming to undertake a capital intensive operation in bringing an oil field into production, as it is a nimble explorer that sticks to its strengths.

    It prides itself on taking ground floor economically viable entry positions in very early stage assets, proving up value, then offloading them to a larger oil company to take it to the next stage of commercialisation, which takes years.

    Today, 88 Energy outlined its strategy which involves fast tracking resource delineation to enable monetisation.

    88 Energy has 30% of the Project Icewine conventional asset. It has a large enough exposure to attract a interest from the industry for a sale process, and keeping up with funding requirements should be minimally dilutive to existing shareholders.

    Success will result in a horizontal well being drilled from the Charlie-1 vertical well bore in 2021, as well as potentially a step out delineation well.

    Charlie-1’s attributes

    In order to gain an appreciation of the potential imminent upside for 88E it is important to understand the Charlie-1 target.

    88 Energy along with its farm-in partner Premier Oil (LON: PMO) is targeting 1.6 billion barrels of gross mean prospective oil resource potential, of which 480 million barrels of oil is net to 88E.

    Comprised of no less than seven stacked targets in the new Brookian play, the Charlie-1 opportunity is derisked by 88E through reinterpretation of nearby well results and acquisition of modern 3D seismic.

    The seven targets have been identified using the same modern technology used to make the most recent Brookian discoveries. Four are interpreted as oil bearing in Malguk‐1 and are therefore considered appraisal targets. Each of these targets could be a potential standalone development in its own right.

    High tech drilling methods to give 88E an edge

    The upcoming drilling involves a state of the art subsurface evaluation program that was specifically designed to evaluate formations that may have laminations resulting in low resistivity pay, present formations with low to moderate permeability and potentially contain formations with considerable bound water.

    The drilling program will utilise the latest proven technology, as prior to advent of specialist tools, the above challenges often resulted in pay being left behind.

    As a backdrop, Premier Oil’s funding of the appraisal well up to a total of US$23 million is in exchange for a 60% working interest in a 40% portion of Project Icewine’s conventional acreage in ‘Area A’ (the Western Play Fairway).

    88E retains a 30% holding and 10% is held by its JV partner, Burgundy Xploration.

    60 days to 1.6 billion barrels?

    Now with the drill rig mobilised to site, drilling is set to begin this weekend. Drilling will reach a planned total depth of approximately 11,400 metres and the total program is estimated to take approximately 60 days to complete.

    Early results will be known in just weeks from spud with full results expected in April.


    Football star Tim Cahill announces partnership with ACY Securities

    Australia’s soccer legend and former English Premier League star, Tim Cahill today announced his partnership with ACY Securities, a leading ASIC-regulated multi-asset broker based in Sydney. 

    Tim Cahill enters the partnership with ACY Securities as their Global Brand Ambassador and official trading partner for a period of 2 years. 

    Mr Cahill said he was excited to represent ACY Securities on the world stage and that he respected the integrity and vision of the company’s co-founders, Jimmy Ye and Winson Cao.

    “I’m excited for what’s coming. Sitting with Winson and Jimmy and talking about how we can do more in this sector - and when they talk, they talk about how they’re going to help people, how they’re going to give back, their due diligence in producing excellence. And that’s what I like” said the former Everton star and Australia’s number 1 ranked goal scorer. 

    Justin Pooni, Head of Branding & Communications at ACY Securities and the person who spearheaded the partnership said that the alignment between ACY Securities and Tim Cahill is working beautifully due to strong synergies between Tim Cahill and ACY Securities as a brand. 

    “Tim Cahill is an Australian sports legend who is loved and admired not only by Australians, but by millions of fans around the world. Having played in the EPL, in the US, in China and even in India - Tim is a true international football icon and we are absolutely thrilled to have him as our global brand ambassador” said Justin Pooni in a statement today. 

    Mr Pooni continued to say;

    “We have received extremely positive feedback about the partnership from our clients, partners and the general public and I think the reason for that is there are strong synergies between Tim and ACY Securities that are resonating well”. 

    Justin Pooni concluded, “Tim values trust, integrity, pushing yourself to achieve your goals and helping people improve their lives - and these are very much the same things that our co-founders Jimmy Ye and Winson Cao stand for and what the ACY Securities brand represents”. 

    On 10th of February, it was also announced that Tim Cahill has been named as an official ambassador for Road to 2022 – joining a star cast of footballing legends including Xavi, Samuel Eto'o, and Cafu to help promote the delivery of the 2022 World Cup. 


    Vulcan makes zero carbon transportation possible

    A global shift in capital allocations is underway. Trillions of dollars are flowing into sustainable or green investments, as the, ‘environmental, social and governance’ (ESG) sector shakes off its image as simply a feel-good investment class.

    New evidence demonstrates that profitability and environmental footprint are not mutually exclusive — but that ESG performance does in fact correlate with good financial results.

    Corporate boards are cleaning up their operations and supply chains to be carbon neutral and environmentally friendly, while global fund managers are allocating to climate and eco-friendly companies, and increasingly refusing to back coal and fossil fuels.

    In fact, the world’s largest fund manager, BlackRock — which manages nearly US$7 trillion in assets — is reengineering its investment strategy. According to BlackRock CEO and chairman Larry Fink, this shift is on the basis that climate change “has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects”.

    Last year 180 of America’s most powerful CEOs – as members of the Business Roundtable lobbying group – declared that corporations have a responsibility to the environment. Not only are these business leaders combating climate change, but it is a savvy, financially motivated move.

    Bill Gates’ new fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, along with big name investors Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, and Michael Bloomberg is investing in start-ups that are each capable of cutting emissions by 500-million tonnes annually and has attracted.

    It was just announced overnight that Breakthrough has invested in a similarly themed low carbon lithium technology. The original co-founder of this rich-list backed, low-carbon lithium tech has recently joined Vulcan Energy Resources as CTO of lithium extraction.

    Dual ASX and Frankfurt listed Vulcan Energy is capitalising on one of the biggest trends in this space: the widespread roll out of electric vehicles.

    A major component of electric vehicle batteries is lithium hydroxide, however traditional lithium recovery methods are incredibly environmentally damaging — extracting brines via evaporation ponds or open-pit mining of hard-rock lithium sources have a large carbon footprint.

    Driven by changing consumer attitudes along with government legislations, electric vehicles are set to massively displace CO2 intensive internal combustion engine vehicles.

    The European Union wants all greenhouse gas emission cut to net zero by 2050, and stresses that “Europe needs to accelerate the transition towards low- and zero-emission vehicles”.

    This shift has been spectacularly demonstrated in the recent ascent of Tesla’s share price that has added US$70 billion to its market value in less than two months.

    One issue facing Tesla going forward, and all major auto makers for that matter, is securing enough EV batteries, while battery makers themselves— the likes of LG Chem and CATL — struggle to secure adequate supply of battery quality lithium hydroxide.

    But fulfilling supply, alone, is not enough. The next step in this evolution is the greening of the EV supply chain. Currently, while EVs are much greener to run, their manufacture generates significantly more CO2 emissions than that of traditional vehicles.

    Located at the heart of Europe’s electric vehicle and battery industry in Germany, Vulcan Energy has a solution.

    The company has a globally significant lithium resource — the largest in Europe — that, with its unique Zero Carbon Lithium™ direct lithium extraction process from geothermal brines, is perfectly positioned to deliver carbon neutral (or even carbon-negative) lithium to the supply chains of Europe’s rapidly growing battery electric vehicle industry. 

    The dual lithium hydroxide and renewables project will derive primary revenue from selling battery-quality lithium hydroxide (LiOH∙H2O) chemicals into the European market and secondary revenue from renewable geothermal power generation.

    The Vulcan Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project comprises a very large, lithium-rich geothermal brine field located in Germany’s Upper Rhine Valley, just 60 kilometres from Stuttgart — the home of the German auto-industry and the centre of the burgeoning European lithium-ion supply chain.

    The project is trucking distance to cathode manufacturers and EV battery “gigafactories” and is large enough to be Europe’s primary source of battery-quality lithium hydroxide.

    Vulcan today released its scoping study indicating the potential for its Vulcan’s Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project to be the first negative carbon lithium project in the world, helping to decarbonise what is known to be a highly CO2-intensive product.

    The study demonstrates the potential for a combined operation producing lithium hydroxide and renewable energy, all with a net zero carbon footprint.

    Vulcan is planning for a staged ramp-up, with Stage 1 comprising the construction and operation of a Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) and lithium hydroxide plant at the existing Insheim geothermal plant.

    Stage 2 would later add considerably larger capacity, with the drilling of ten new production geothermal wells across two plants, construction of a new combined geothermal, DLE and lithium hydroxide plant at Vulcan’s 100%-owned Ortenau license.

    The Next Small Cap estimate that the project could“be bringing in US$350 million yearly at Stage 2, which would start to stack up quickly over its 30+ year project life.”

    After emerging from a trading and announcing the findings of the scoping study announcement, the stock hit 30 cents on the ASX, after previously closing at $0.255.


    Pursuit Minerals pursues European nickel targets to meet growing battery metal demand

    By 2025, 500,000 tonnes of refined nickel will be used annually in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).

    This equates to a five-fold increase from the amount of nickel used in EVs in 2018.

    Seeking to capitalise on Europe’s rapidly expanding battery production capacity for both energy storage and use in electric vehicles, Pursuit Minerals is taking steps to supply European battery manufacturers with the critical metals to expand the region’s battery production capacity and battery deployment..

    Pursuit expands European nickel exploration

    Pursuit listed on the ASX in August 2017 following the acquisition of a portfolio of projects from Teck Australia Pty Ltd, which remains the company’s largest shareholder.

    Its project portfolio is focused on Battery Metals nickel and vanadium. In 2018, the company was granted exploration tenements in Sweden and Finland, covering projects with historical deposits of vanadium and extensive confirmed areas of vanadium mineralisation.

    In February 2020, Pursuit expanded its portfolio through an Option agreement, with the ability to purchase 100% interests in the Espedalen, Sigdal and Hosanger projects in Norway.

    Eurasian Minerals Sweden AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMX ROYALTY CORPORATION, currently owns these three advanced nickel sulphide projects.

    The projects comprise 20,000 hectares of exploration licenses and are located in three separate historic mining districts that were identified through EMX's regional generative programs and acquired in 2018.

    Pursuit is required to pay US$25,000 cash, issue 20 million shares and incur exploration expenditure of US$250,000 in 12 months to become entitled to exercise the option to acquire 100% of the projects.

    Pursuit chairman, Peter Wall explained “The transaction structure that has been negotiated is relatively non-dilutive to existing shareholders, with only a very modest number of shares being issued upfront. This was an important factor in proceeding with the transaction in order to preserve and maximise shareholder value.”.

    Why Norway?

    Norway led the world in nickel production during the 1870s and was producing 75% of the world’s nickel by the turn of the century with over 40 nickel mines in production. More recently, the Bruvann Ni-Cu-Co mine, with 6.8Mt ore, operated between 1989-2002.

    Glencore currently operate the Nikkelverk nickel refinery at Kristiansand in southern Norway, which has been refining nickel concentrate and exporting nickel products since 1910.

    These mines were generally on the smaller to medium scale, however there is certainly potential here for much larger scale operations supported by modern mining knowledge and techniques.

    Interestingly, the southern Norway location of Pursuit’s projects is geologically analogous to one of the world’s largest nickel mines: Voisey’s Bay nickel deposit in Labrador, Canada contains 141Mt nickel at 1.6%.

    This shared geological history could point to Norway having a larger deposit lurking beneath the surface — possibly even of the scale of Voisey’s Bay.

    In any case, there’s significant opportunity to progress Norway’s smaller to medium sized deposits towards commercial production.

    Focused exploration.

    Pursuit’s immediate focus is on the Espedalen Project, where it will:

  • Assess the potential to expand the high-grade core of the Stormyra Inferred Mineral Resource.
  • Test a number of the targets of >5m @ >1% Ni.
  • Assess the potential to define a maiden inferred mineral resource from the existing drill holes at the Megrund prospect.

     

  • Over the coming 12 months, the $2 million capped Pursuit will rapidly move to define and test nickel drill targets with the goal of expanding the known nickel deposits and discover new nickel systems and potentially boosting its market value.

    With a limited number of quality nickel sulphide projects available worldwide, Pursuit is now just one of a handful of ASX listed companies with interests in an advanced nickel portfolio.

    This is important, as there are few opportunities on the ASX to invest in companies with high quality nickel projects — particularly those with existing nickel JORC resources.

    Backed by an experienced management team, having demonstrated its ability to quickly progress projects in Scandinavia, there’s a lot of potential to explore here — particularly for the ASX junior currently priced at just 0.6 cent per share price and with a sub-$2 million market capitalisation.

    Additionally, protecting Pursuit on the downside is Pursuit’s option to acquire these projects at a really attractive price and with minimal dilution to existing shareholders.

    The company is fully funded to complete these exploration programs this year.


    HYCM Releases ETFs on Their MT5 Platform

    Well established global forex broker, HYCM, has launched exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on their MT5 platform*. In addition to forex, stocks, indices, cryptocurrencies**, and commodities, HYCM now also offers 20 different ETFs including the top 3 traded ETFs: SPDR S&P 500, iShares Russell 2000 Index, and VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN.

    An ETF is a basket of assets such as stocks, commodities, bonds and other securities that can be traded during the trading hours. ETFs can be bought or sold through brokerage firms and generally operate with an arbitrage mechanism designed to keep the ETF as close to its net asset value as possible.

    Giles Coghlan, HYCM’s Chief Currency Analyst, explains why more traders are becoming interested in ETFs:

    ” One of the key benefits of an ETF is that it allows our investors to diversify their portfolios. As ETFs hold a basket of stocks or securities, they are also an ideal way of investing in market sectors. For example, say market conditions are looking good for banks, you could use an ETF to invest in the financial sector as a whole rather than take a chance on an individual bank stock. It is not hard to see why ETF’s have grown in popularity year on year since their inception in 1993. They are now attracting over US$5 trillion per year. By investing in a sector via an ETF, the ups and downs of individual stocks are reduced, portfolios are diversified, and volatility can be reduced.”

    In this era of high volatility including recent news cycles concerning coronavirus, Brexit, and US-Iran tensions, traders are looking for less volatile instruments, making ETFs very desirable. Not only are ETFs less volatile than stocks, but they also incur lower operating costs and fewer broker commissions than buying each stock individually would. Traders can choose between existing ETFs that focus on a variety of targeted industries knowing that they tend to have a more innovative and faster response to trends.

    HYCM is one of the few brokers that offer ETFs. This new asset class comes with excellent trading conditions including competitive spreads, leverages up to 1:20, and different account types to suit all trading styles. HYCM is a reliable and trusted broker with over 40 years of group experience.

    Register with HYCM to trade ETFs and more

    *HYCM Group is launching ETFs, available only on MT5 under CIMA and SVG.

    **Cryptocurrencies are not available under HYCM (Europe) Ltd.

    About HYCM

    HYCM is the global brand name of Henyep Capital Markets (UK) Limited, HYCM (Europe) Ltd, Henyep Capital Markets (DIFC) Ltd and HYCM Ltd, all individual entities under Henyep Capital Markets Group, a global corporation founded in 1977, operating in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

    FP Markets Launches New “Traders Hub” Information Resource

    In its 15th year, FP Markets continues to strengthen its online offering with the launch of its new trading information resource

    Sydney, Australia. 18th February 2020: FP Markets, the ASIC-regulated global CFD and Forex broker founded in 2005, continues to strengthen its online offering by announcing the launch of its new trading information resource - Traders Hub which is packed full of the latest data and analysis:

    • Daily Technical Analysis - from our team of industry experts
    • Daily Fundamental Analysis - from our team of industry experts
    • Weekly Analysis - start the week with video and technical analysis on the global markets
    • Trading Knowledge - A wide range of articles, ebooks and videos to enhance trading knowledge
    • Company News - Find out all the latest news about FP Markets.

    Craig Allison, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at FP Markets, commented, “We are excited to announce the launch of our new trading information resource - FP Markets Traders Hub - which is a rich source of fresh and informative content and daily technical and fundamental analysis to assist all levels of trader from beginner to advanced.Traders Hub further enhances our online offering and continues with our commitment to provide our traders with unparalleled trading conditions.We are now in our 15th year at FP Markets and we pride ourselves on the continual evolution of our online offering as well as our commitment to investing heavily in providing advanced technology to traders, which we believe is unrivalled in the marketplace.”

    FP Markets offers over 10,000 trading instruments across Forex, Indices, Stocks, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies, making it one of the largest offerings in the industry and the convenience of being able to trade CFDs from the one account is why so many traders are opting to trade with FP Markets.


    FBS To Celebrate 11th Anniversary With A Massive Giveaway

    In February, the FBS broker celebrates its 11th birthday and announces the “11 Years Of Commitment” promo with a prize fund of whopping $1,100,000. FBS apps users can win gadgets, money, loyalty points, or Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Sport.

    For businesses, 11 years is a traditional reference point for stable growth, so the company decided to devote this year’s celebration to its global community. FBS started in 2009 with 50,000 users and grew into a brokerage giant with 14 million traders scattered over 190 countries. The birthday promo participants need to share a greeting to win prizes in the Wheel of Fortune game.

    Prizes

    The broker gives away 4 types of gifts:

    • Gadgets including MacBook Air, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 5, AirPods Pro 500, and JBL Charge 4.
    • Money prizes: $1, $3, $11. You can use it for trading, investing, internal transfer, or withdrawal.
    • Loyalty points: 3, 10, 15. If you win loyalty points and do not participate in the Loyalty program, you will get them right after you join the program.
    • Grand Prix: Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Sport

    The promo is available for all FBS apps (CopyTrade, FBS Trader, and FBS mobile personal area), which means one can participate with all of them and triple their chances to win.

    How to participate

    To enroll, you need to hit the Join button in the app of choice and make a deposit starting from $11. For Yen account holders, the deposit should be at least 1,200 Yen, for Euro accounts - 10+ EUR. If you have a Fix Rate account in USD, that would be $15+.

    Once that’s done, you’ll be offered to select one of the provided B-day cards and make up a greeting. After that, you must share it on Facebook (or on Weibo if you participate from China) and send the link for moderation.

    Once moderated, you’ll get access to the Wheel of Fortune game - spin the wheel to get a random gift from the list. Together with your prize, you will get a lucky number that will allow you to participate in a lucky draw for the main prize - Mercedes-Benz. The draw will be held on March 20.

    Historical overview

    FBS is famous for its grand specials and sweepstakes featuring hi-tech gadgets and all-things-VIP. Last year’s 10th anniversary featured thousands of gifts from Apple gadgets to fancy trader kits and money prizes and attracted loads of participants. This year’s prize fund and a fancy Grand Prix give the “11 Years of Commitment” promo good chances to outperform all the previous ones in terms of winnings and engagement.


    Sydney FC Renew Aetos Partnerships for third Consecutive AFC Champions League Campaign

    Sydney FC has renewed its partnership with AETOS Capital Group for a third consecutive AFC Champions League campaign.

    The deal will see the Australian Forex broker continue to be the Principal Partner of Sydney FC for Asia’s most prestigious club competition.

    The AETOS logo will take pride of place on the front of the Sky Blues’ home and away kits during the AFC Champions League 2020 tournament which begins with Wednesday’s match in Japan against J-League Champions Yokohama F. Marinos.

    AETOS has supported the Sky Blues since their AFC Champions League 2018 campaign, and this new sponsorship will continue to consolidate both the club and AETOS’s influence in the Asia-Pacific market.

    Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow welcomed AETOS’s extension with the club looking forward to their fourth campaign in five years in the Asian tournament.

    “We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with AETOS for a third consecutive AFC Champions League campaign,” he said.

    ““We have built an incredibly strong relationship with AETOS and the continuation of our sponsorship is proof of the mutual trust and understanding between our two organisations.

    ““It is further evidence of the strong and healthy long-term commercial network we have at Sydney FC.”

    Senior Vice President Councillor Mike Thomas from AETOS Capital Group commented: "AETOS is proud to be continuing as the Principal Partner of Sydney FC for a third successive AFC Champions League tournament.

    “We have an extremely healthy partnership with Australia’s number one football club and we are heavily committed in our support of the Sky Blues on their 2020 campaign in Asia,” he continued.

    “We wish Sydney FC’s players and staff well in their quest and are looking forward to seeing more Sky Blue success.”

    Sydney FC have been drawn in Group H and face the Champions of Japan in Yokohama F. Marinos and the Champions of Korea in Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

    Play-off winners Shanghai SIPG from China make up the fourth team in the group.


    ACY Securities adds new Chief Market Analyst to team

    ACY Securities is pleased to announce the appointment of Alistair Schultz as their new Chief Market Analyst.

    Mr Schultz, who started his career on the trading floors of New York, has more than 15 years’ experience in the FX and CFD markets and has worked with both institutional clients (with a focus on algorithmic trading) and retail clients (with a focus on providing market analysis).

    As an analyst, educator and trading coach, Mr Schultz has been delivering detailed, high-quality market analysis on a regular basis to active traders around the world and has also authored the trading bible “Essentials For Trading Students – An Overview of the Basics for Aspiring Traders”, which was released in 2017.

    Commenting on the appointment of Mr Schultz, Ashley Jessen, Head of Marketing at ACY Securities said that his team was looking forward to delivering Schultz’s insights to ACY’s global audience.

    “What excited our team the most about Alistair is his focus and passion for helping clients have the best tools to succeed with their trading. With a strong educational background, 15 years in the market & experience on Wall Street, our team is looking forward to delivering his insights to our rapidly growing global audience” said Mr Jessen in a statement this morning.

    Mr Schultz said he was honoured to join the team at ACY Securities and shared his philosophy on trading education.

    “It’s an honour to be joining the very talented team at ACY Securities as their new Chief Market Analyst. When it comes to education on trading; my philosophy is that no two traders are alike. What works for one is different to another and I believe in helping those traders who are not sure what works for them find their own path by exposing them to a broad range of teachings” said Mr Schultz in an interview today.

    Mr Schultz formally took his post at ACY Securities on 10th February 2020.


    Roots ag-tech solution could help alleviate malnutrition

    There is little doubt, fluctuating temperatures and inconsistent rainfall is having a negative impact on crop growth and that stunted crop growth has geographical, social, political and economic ramifications.

    To put this into perspective, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) one in nine people, or 821 million people are now considered to be suffering from hunger.

    Further erosion of crop development could increase that number exponentially.

    The question that arises from this crisis is: how is it mitigated?

    A report on world hunger delivered collectively by the heads of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and WHO states: “If we are to achieve a world without hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030, it is imperative that we accelerate and scale up actions to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity of food systems and people’s livelihoods in response to climate variability and extremes.”

    Technology is playing an important role in helping to alleviate hunger and malnutrition issues. Specifically, ag-tech is starting to play a major role in increasing crop yields and combating water shortages.

    Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Ltd is developing a unique technology that is having a positive impact.

    Known as Root Zone Temperature Optimization Technology (RZTO), Roots’ disruptive, modular, cutting-edge technology is addressing critical problems being faced by agriculture today, including plant climate management and the shortage of water for irrigation.

    Roots has developed proprietary know-how and patents to optimise performance, lower installation costs, and reduce energy consumption to bring maximum benefit to farmers through their two-in-one root zone heating and cooling technology and off the grid irrigation by condensation technology.

    RZTO optimises plant physiology for increased growth, productivity and quality by stabilising the plant’s root zone temperature. Using either sophisticated heat pumps and/or Ground Source Heat Exchange (GSHE) coils the Technology stabilises root zone temperature year round, by either heating or cooling the roots as needed. Heated (or cooled) water is pumped in a closed cycle through the pipes installed in the root zone, where the heat (or cold) is discharged.

    This significantly increases yields and provides flexibility of growing cycle planting options, improves quality, mitigates extreme heat and cold stress on plants, and reduces disease load.

    The technology is beginning to gain traction.

    Fake meat market looks to ag-tech solutions

    Producers of fake meat products are looking for sustainable ways to grow their products. Roots solution fits the bill.

    Recent results from a first stage Proof of Concept (POC) study being conducted on the effects of its patented RZTO technology on protein-based model plants are highly encouraging.

    The roots of two protein-based model peas and beans plants were cooled by deploying RZTO.

    Results show 57% to 67% more pods yield per plant for both the peas and beans when compared with uncooled plants. While protein percentage was slightly affected, total pods protein content increased by 77% and 55% in peas and beans respectively in cooled plants, when compared to uncooled plants.

    The POC demonstrates that RZTO use results in weight increase per plant and more pods being generated per plant.

    The protocol of the POC conducted at Roots’ facility was organic and used no fertilizer or other chemicals and Roots believes that this initiative will be of particular interest to the plant-based meat industry.

    Roots co-founder and director Dr. Sharon Devir highlighted the positive implications saying, ‘’The results may support our hypothesis that by cooling roots using RZTO, the plant will increase the total pods yield and therefore increase protein content.”

    Roots taking on global agricultural market

    There is a significant market opportunity for Roots in Canada, which is actively promoting new agricultural innovations through the C$3 billion ‘Canadian Agricultural Partnerships’ innovation program.

    Roots has signed a non-binding exclusive agreement with Water Ways Technologies, which specialises in providing water irrigation equipment solutions to farmers around the world.

    Under the agreement, Water Ways have the right to import and sell RZTO technology in Canada, thereby capitalising on Water Ways’ established market presence.

    Roots also entered the Italian market via a 12-month Letter of Intent (LOI) signed in October with leading Italian ag-tech producer and nursery Cairo & Doutcher.

    Under the LOI, Roots installed its hybrid ground source heat exchange system combined with a heat pump to improve crop quality and increase yields for herbs and flowers at Cairo & Doutcher’s growing facilities in Southern Italy.

    So pleased with the results was Cairo & Doutcher, that the Italian producer this week signed an exclusive binding agreement to sell a minimum of five RZTO systems during 2020. To maintain exclusivity in relation to selling the RZTO system Cairo & Doutcher must build up sales of the RZTO system over a three year period, with incremental growth expected each year.

    Over the course of the following three years, Cairo Doutcher has also agreed to increase sales of the RZTO systems by 100% per year from €500,000 during 2021, to €1 million in 2022 and €2 million (A$3.2 million) in 2023.

    Italy is a versatile market with great potential for Roots’ RZTO technology and if rolled out successfully this ag-tech junior could become a prime player in Europe’s production of all things fruit and vegetable, whilst helping to alleviate the social implications of climate change on crop growth.

    For more ASX small cap stocks news visit FinFeed.


    88 Energy just weeks out from drilling 1.6B barrel Alaskan oil target

    Dual listed junior oil explorer 88 Energy Limited is just weeks away from spudding its Charlie-1 appraisal well at Project Icewine on the North Slope of Alaska

    The drilling event at Charlie-1, which is on track for a late February spud, will see 88 Energy — along with its farm-in partner Premier Oil (LON:PMO), target 1.6 billion barrels of gross mean prospective oil resource, of which 480MMBO is net to 88E.

    The drilling event will intersect seven stacked prospects and could see Charlie-1 emerge as one of the world’s biggest oil wells of the year.

    While it has a long history of successful oil discoveries, Alaska’s North Slope is now seeing renewed industry interest as new technology and exploration incentives have made the commercialisation of once stranded resources possible..

    Recent North Slope discoveries include the two largest conventional oil discoveries onshore North America in over 40 years: ConocoPhillips’ Willow and Oil Search’s Pikka discoveries.

    These oil discoveries have been made in a new play called the Brookian Sequence, where massive amounts of oil — over 4.0 billion barrels — have been discovered over the last six years.

    These discoveries demonstrate the commercial viability of a previously speculative stratigraphic play type with vast unexplored potential.

    Here are some of those discoveries in the Brookian play, alongside 88E’s Project Icewine:

    88 Energy now has all permits required for drilling in hand, with the Permit to Drill approved on 11 February.

    The ice road to the Charlie-1 location is more than 80% complete and is expected to be completed in the next two weeks, while ice pad construction is due to commence shortly.

    88 Energy executed a rig contract, via its 100% owned subsidiary Accumulate Energy Alaska Inc, with Nordic-Callista Services to utilise Rig#3 for the upcoming drilling.

    Mobilisation of the Nordic Rig#3 to site is anticipated to begin in approximately 10 days.

    Charlie-1 Ice Road Progress Map

    Managing Director of 88 Energy, Dave Wall, said “Excellent progress has been made on the ice road construction, despite extremely cold temperatures. All permits are now in hand ahead of the scheduled spud in late February.”

    Charlie-1 appraisal well: targeting 1,600MBOE gross prospective resource

    Comprised of no less than seven stacked targets in the new Brookian play, the Charlie-1 opportunity is derisked by 88E through reinterpretation of nearby well results and acquisition of modern 3D seismic.

    The appraisal well has been designed as a step out appraisal of a well drilled in 1991 by BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc called Malguk-1.

    Malguk-1 encountered oil shows that showed promise, but due to complications towards the end of operations BP ran out of time before the winter drilling season ended and the well was not tested. Plus, it was drilled using only vintage 2D seismic, which was insufficient to adequately determine the extent of any of the prospective targets encountered.

    88 Energy subsequently undertook revised petrophysical analysis, which identified what is interpreted as bypassed pay in the Malguk-1 well. 88E also completed acquisition of modern 3D seismic in 2018, in order to determine the extent of the discovered oil accumulations.

    Charlie-1 will intersect seven stacked prospects, four of which are interpreted as oil bearing in Malguk1 and are therefore considered appraisal targets.

    Charlie-1: Seven Stacked Horizons

    These seven stacked targets that will be intersected have all been identified using the same modern technology used to make the recent large Brookian discoveries and each of these targets could be a potential standalone development in its own right.

    Funding sorted for Charlie-1 well.

    88 Energy will operate Charlie-1 via its 100% owned subsidiary Accumulate Energy Alaska Inc, with cost of the well to be funded by Premier Oil Plc (LON: PMO) up to US$23 million under a farm-out agreement that was executed in August 2019.

    Premier Oil is a £850 million (A$1.6B) capped oil company with 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in production. It will fund the appraisal well up to a total of US$23 million in exchange for 60% Working Interest (WI) in a circa 40% portion of Project Icewine’s conventional acreage in ‘Area A’, the Western Play Fairway.

    To further fund its operations, on 24 January, 88 Energy completed a share placement, raising A$5 million (£2.6M) at a price of A$0.021 (equivalent to £0.011).

    88 Energy intends to use the funds from the placement to fund potential costs of the Charlie-1 well above the Premier Oil carry, and fund lease rental payments, interest payments due on the debt facility, new ventures opportunities, and finance ongoing working capital and general and administrative overheads.

    The optimism and momentum in heading towards the spud of Charlie-1 has seen the company share price more than double to a much as 2.6 cents off its October low of 1.2 cents. The imminent spud of Charlie-1 could prove to be a major catalyst as investors lock onto the potential of Charlie-1 well and 88E’s larger Project Icewine.

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    BDSwiss awarded “Best FX & CFDs Trading Provider 2020” by International Investor Magazine

     

    BDSwiss was honoured to be awarded “Best Forex & CFDs Trading Provider for 2020" by the International Investor Magazine Awards, announced during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on January 21st.

    Having received consistent recognition throughout 2019, BDSwiss kick-starts the new decade with yet another prestigious award added to its arsenal. International Investor Awards provide news and insights on topics ranging from world markets, investing opportunities to industry analysis, has established as an awarding body dedicated to recognising excellence in all industries and at all levels, across the globe. Among their audience are institutional investors, private banks, CEOs and COOs of global corporations.

    The award comes as yet another testament to the broker’s unwavering commitment to developing and providing excellence in operations, transparency, optimal execution and fair-trading conditions. BDSwiss most recent awards also include “Best Trading Conditions 2019”, by acclaimed finance magazine and awarding body, World Finance and “Best Forex Trade Execution 2019” award by Global Forex Awards. Never complacent, BDSwiss remains committed to its vision, to offer high- quality services to retail forex traders and partners.

    About BDSwiss Group: BDSwiss Group is a leading financial group, offering Forex and CFD investment services to more than a million clients worldwide. BDSwiss as a brand was established back in 2012 and has since then been providing top-class products, a wide range of platforms, competitive pricing and fast execution on more than 250 underlying CFD instruments. BDSwiss complies with a strict regulatory framework and operates its services on a global scale under different entities. With 200+ personnel, BDSwiss Group’s holding company is located in Zug, Switzerland and maintains its operating offices in Berlin, Germany and Limassol, Cyprus.

    Watch BDSwiss Group Corporate Video& find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8EZw2QAFyE


    Win a Luxury Trip to the World’s Top Trading Centres in Tickmill’s IB Contest

    Global online Forex and CFD broker, Tickmill announced the launch of the Global Trading Centres IB Contest, an exciting competition that offers both new and existing Introducing Brokers the chance to win a travel package to the world’s leading financial centres: London, New York and Singapore or one of over $10,000 worth of prizes.

    The contest invites Introducing Brokers to grow their network by introducing new active clients to Tickmill and earn points based on the trading volume generated by their introduced clients – the more their clients trade, the more points they earn.

    The 1st place winner, that is the participant who will accumulate the highest amount of points will win the luxury travel package for 2 persons worth approximately $25,000, while the rest of the winners will collectively receive one of over $10,000 in cash prizes.

    Tickmill Group CMO, Marilena Iakovou commented “We are excited to be launching another IB contest for the fourth consecutive year, as part of our effort to empower our Introducing Brokers to take their business to greater heights. Our IBs are a valuable asset for our brand, hence, we make every possible effort to help them maximise their performance and maintain their competitive advantage in many rewarding ways.”

    Commenting on the company’s Introducing Broker programme, Mrs Iakovou stated “Our IB programme is well received by Introducing Brokers from all over the world who tap into our competitive trading conditions to attract high-volume traders and build a strong client base.”

    The contest is available to clients of Tickmill Ltd (FSA regulated entity) and will be running from 10 February 2020 until 10 June 2020. To learn more about the contest and the applicable Terms and Conditions, please click here [MM1]


    FBS Copy Challenge: A Social Trading Contest For Tickets To FC Barcelona Home Game

    FBS broker, the official trading partner of FC Barcelona since January 2020, announced a round of contests to celebrate the deal. One of them, the Copy Challenge, allows the FBS CopyTrade platform users to compete for a fan trip to Barcelona.

    As someone said, copying is the best fuel of evolution. From January 28 till March 17, CopyTrade app users will be able not only to financially evolve by copying other traders but also win a VIP trip to Barcelona and visit one of Barça games in spring.

    How to get in

    To be rated in a contest, one needs to register a contest account, deposit +$200 in total, and keep $100+ invested in total for more than a day. By the end of the contest, two best-performing copy traders will get tickets to one of FC Barcelona spring games: versus vs Atletico de Madrid in April or vs CA Osasuna in May. The winners are allowed to choose which match they want to attend and also get a “fan pack”.

    What’s in the fan pack?

    Aside from visiting one of FC Barcelona home games at the Camp Nou stadium, the winners get a hospitality pack. It includes a round-trip flight (although visa expenses are not included if necessary) and hotel accommodation for the entire trip.

    The cherry on top - a tour to the legendary Camp Nou stadium, the home of FC Barcelona, and a chance to see Barça players’ warm-up session before the game.

    Another way to get the ticket

    Becoming one of two best-performing copiers is a challenge, but there’s another way to win. After fulfilling the conditions, each contestant gets a personal number. It will be used in a lucky draw when the contest is over, and one more person will get a ticket to a random game.

    The participation is free and available to anyone with the contest account.


    Trade View and GO Markets Announces New Partnership

    Australia’s first MT4 broker and provider of online CFD trading services, GO Markets has announced that it is partnering with Melbourne-based proprietary trading firm, Trade View to offer its clients their brand new algorithmic trading platform, Trade View X. Trade View X offers clients its 3 main tools: EA Lab, EA Tester and EA Analyser to help clients quickly and easily turn their ideas into live automated models.

    The partnership will help GO Markets’ clients to build, test, and trade their automated trading ideas within the familiar MT4 environment without a single coding line required. Through Trade View’s patent pending (2019268068) Image Recognition technology, clients can build what they see on the charts into an automated model - instantly. This means that clients with absolutely no coding experience would still be able to build automated trading systems with ease as functions are predefined through EA Lab’s simple building blocks. Feasibility of the models can then be tested through EA Tester and EA Analyser. Promising strategies can also be deployed and run as fully automated trading systems.

    The commitment from both Trade View and GO Markets is to give traders the ability to build, test, and trade their trading ideas without needing to code, to make sure they have the potential to work before trading them with real money. Trade View aims to bridge the gap between new and experienced traders, those who can code and those who are looking to get involved with automated trading. Clients who take advantage of the service will also have access to a team of experienced traders from Trade View which offers unlimited technical support.

    Trade View’s Managing Director Robert Bubalovski said: “We are very happy to announce this partnership with GO Markets to provide their clients access to Trade View X . We are excited to be closely integrated into the GO Markets client experience which will enable them to build, test, and trade models without needing to code. With this in mind, we look forward to seeing the algo trading models GO Markets clients build and what they think about the brand new tools and features such as the patent pending image recognition tool allowing traders to build what they see on the charts - instantly. As an official partner of GO Markets, Trade View is delighted to be part of the process of developing GO Markets clients trading skills.”

    GO Markets CEO Chris Gore added: “Trade View is an innovator in the world of algo trading, so it’s great to be able to finally work together. It’s about giving our traders a greater level of control, to build, test and run complex trading systems, and Trade View does this incredibly well. I look forward to seeing how they shake things up in the industry in the years to come. “

    About GO Markets

    GO Markets is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and a global provider of online CFD trading services. Our client’s trading journey is very important to us, and as such we are always committed in refining our technology, tailored services and client education. For more than 10 years, as the industry and clients’ expectations keep evolving, we have positioned ourselves firmly as a trusted and leading regulated provider.

    GO Markets Pty Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (AFSL 254963). GO Markets Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission (License no. 322/17). GO Markets MENA DMCC (DMCC653535) is a Trade Member of Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (Member 777).

    Trading Derivatives may not be suitable for all investors, ensure that you fully understand the risks involved, and seek independent advice if necessary. A Financial Services Guide (FSG) and Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for our products are available from GO Markets Pty Ltd to download at this, and hard copies can be obtained by contacting our offices. For further information, visit www.gomarkets.com or contact us by telephone on +61 3 8566 7680.

    About Trade View Investments Pty Ltd (Trade View)

    Trade View Investments (TVI) is a privately held Algorithmic Proprietary Trading firm located in Melbourne, Australia. TVI is a technology-focused firm that develops traders through its in-house proprietary applications and the very latest trading and information platforms in real-time.

    Trade View carries out the commercial activities of TVI. Trade View is an Authorised Representative (Authorised Representative No. 1279493) of Trade View Investments who holds an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) No. 510116 to carry on a financial services business in Australia, limited to its financial services covered by its AFSL.

    For further information, visit www.tradeview.com.au or contact Trade View by telephone on: +613 9018 5438.