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Dukascopy Swiss Private Bank for Everybody New business model: online bank-messenger

We are proud to announce that Dukascopy Bank SA has extended its long term technological leadership in financial brokerage by entering the new domain of core banking business – retail banking. The cornerstone of our new business model is a combination of online video identification and banking infrastructure built around a modern messenger and social network.

We are ready to convert our experience and technological know-how accumulated in online trading for further development of banking services. However, unlike traditional brick and mortar banking, it will be done in a different way: faster, cheaper, more modern and beneficial. Dukascopy has achieved the technological point, at which it is beneficial to provide services to regular office employees earning hundreds or thousands of Euro/Dollars/Francs per month. We firmly believe that this shall allow us to become the first private/investment bank in Switzerland for the international retail customers.

Dukascopy has become the first Swiss bank to open all accounts available for the clients worldwide by means of remote video identification. The whole procedure takes around 20 minutes. There is no need any more to visit the bank’s premises. The process includes three simple steps: filling in the online application form, installing mobile app Dukascopy Connect from Google Play Market or Apple App Store, and initiating a video call with Dukascopy. It should be noted that this technology has been tested during the last two years in Dukascopy Bank’s European subsidiary Dukascopy Payments.

Dukascopy Connect is a free in-house developed mobile application that combines the functions of messenger and internet bank. On the messaging side, it enables a wide variety of tools, such as audio and video calls, sending text, audio or video messages through individual, group and public chats, access to bank’s 24/7 client support. All communication is automatically encypted, but the user can add an additional encryption layer. On the financial side, the application provides access to the full functionality of the bank account and allows instant money transfers to any of the phonebook contacts. All clients’ financial data are protected with two-factor authentication.

What makes the account in Dukascopy Bank SA different is transparent and simple fee structure. Account opening and money transfers between accounts is free of charge, and there is no minimum deposit requirement. The bank only earns flat standard rates of 1% on currency exchange and withdrawal of funds by multiple methods. These conditions equally apply to Swiss and foreign residents. The rates are very beneficial for small retail clients.

Dukascopy Bank SA business model has several unique and attractive features:

  • Dukascopy reserves an account for each individual in the world because the identifier of the account is known in advance – this is client’s mobile phone number.
  • The payment can be sent to any person globally using only mobile phone number as a payment instruction. The bank will inform the payee immediately even if the person does not yet have an account with Dukascopy. It will take about one hour to open an account and start using money.
  • Clients can open accounts, convert, receive and send money in 23 main global currencies.
  • The bank offers NFC-enabled and Apple Pay compatible Dukascopy Visa payment cards in four currencies that can be linked to IBAN accounts to enable free online and offline purchases. Virtual cards are issued immediately. It means that a client can start spending right after account opening.
  • Based on the long term financial markets expertise of Dukascopy Group, the bank provides a truly exclusive instrument that bears the features of both investment and payment vehicle. These are accounts in commodities, such as Gold, Oil, Natural Gas, Stock Indexes. Customers can not only keep their money in these instruments but also send them to other people free of charge.
  • Clients can link their other bank’s payment card to Dukascopy account, and use it for instant top-ups and withdrawals.

Dukascopy Bank has ongoing projects to further develop its service in multiple directions. Most important developments are pursued in the following areas:

  • Biometric authentication,
  • More commodity balance currencies, including exposure to the main cryptocurrencies,
  • Robo-advising wealth management service,
  • Instant money transfers to other banks within Switzerland and EU.

Swissquote launches first actively managed Bitcoin Certificate traded on SIX Swiss Exchange

  • First-of-its-kind Bitcoin certificate reduces cryptocurrency’s risks
  • Machine learning algorithm predicts direction of Bitcoin price and manages portfolio accordingly
  • Certificate’s portfolio holds minimum of 60% in Bitcoin, allocating the rest to US Dollar, depending on expected price movements

Gland, Switzerland, 23 November 2017 – Swissquote, the leading online bank in Switzerland, today launched the first actively managed Bitcoin certificate. It allows mainstream investors to participate in the cryptocurrency’s boom through a traditional financial vehicle publicly traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange. By buying Bitcoins certificates at a regulated exchange, investors are less exposed to the risks associated with trading and holding actual Bitcoins themselves, but are still benefitting from potential profits.

Already this summer Swissquote became the first European online bank to offer Bitcoin investing on its trading platform.

The certificate’s volatility, and thereby the risk of downturns, is reduced by a machine learning algorithm developed by Swissquote’s Quantitative Asset Management team. The algorithm predicts the short-term direction of future returns by interpreting a variety of technical signals as well as the market sentiment expressed on social media.

The algorithm then manages the certificate automatically. Between 60% and 100% of the certificate’s portfolio is allocated to Bitcoin, depending on the predicted future direction of the cryptocurrency’s price. With the likelihood of a downturn rising, the cash position is increased to up to 40%, thereby reducing volatility. If prices are expected to rise, up to 100% of the certificate is invested in Bitcoin.

“Even though we believe that Bitcoin represents the future, the volatility can be very high and considered too much of a risk by the average investor. This is why our strategy focuses on reducing volatility by increasing the amount of cash in periods of uncertainties and downturns”, said Peter Rosenstreich, Head of Market Strategy at Swissquote.

“With the certificate, the average investor gets a regulated and transparent gateway to Bitcoin, without needing a special Bitcoin wallet, managing public and private keys or having to fear theft or hacks. We expect that investors will be willing to accept slightly lower returns in exchange for better protection against downside risks."

The Swissquote certificate on Bitcoin is denominated in US Dollar. Minimum investment is 1’000  US Dollars, which is also in the initial price of the certificate. Management fees are 1.5% per year plus transaction costs. There is no minimum holding period.

Link to dedicated website: https://www.swissquote.com/bitcoin-certificate


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).


For further information, please contact:

Nadja Keller

Swissquote Media Relations Manager

Tel. +41 44 825 88 01

nadja.keller@swissquote.ch

Ophélie Lasnier


Shepard Fox Communications

Tel: + 41 44 252 0710

Mobile: +41 78 632 59 67

ophelie.lasnier@shepard-fox.com



JFD BROKERS ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF REAL STOCKS

JFD Brokers

Lars Gottwik

Leading global brokerage JFD Brokers has announced the launch of a new trading product, offering clients the opportunity to trade physical shares from its platform MT5+. JFD is already a renowned international FX and CFD broker; with this launch, the company will become a true multi-asset broker, remaining one step ahead of its competition within the MetaTrader realm.

Lars Gottwik, Founding Partner and CEO of JFD Brokers, commented: “JFD has always been an innovator in the MetaTrader space, beginning with our unique MT4+. Over the years, we had the most powerful MT4 globally in terms of symbols and asset classes, and we have always considered ourselves, since inception, to be a classic broker, an intermediary, therefore it was a logical step to empower our clients to trade all sort of asset classes. We now aim to lead with MT5 - as we did before with MT4 - by becoming a real multi-asset broker within the MetaTrader universe… once again offering our traders something more.”

JFD’s first step is to launch US stocks (SP500), available on MT5+ only, which will be followed soon afterwards by German stocks. Combined with JFD’s other client-centric trading conditions such as post-trade transparency, DMA/STP, interbank core-spreads and price improvements, traders will now be able to experience superior flexibility combined with ultimate simplicity. This is because JFD offers multi-asset class trading (i.e. you can trade CFDs, FX and real stocks) all from one single account – something which further differentiates this broker from the rest.


ABOUT JFD:

JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 100 countries across 5 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP Execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Nathalie Kyrou

Email: n.kyrou@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd.nathalie.kyrou

Tel: +357 25 878530 x122


JFD BROKERS EXPANDS GLOBALLY, OPENING NEW OFFICE IN PRAGUE

JFD Brokers

7th November 2017, Limassol, Cyprus

Lars Gottwik

JFD, one of the fastest-growing FX and CFD brokerages worldwide, has taken another step in reaching out to international audiences across the globe by launching a new office in Prague, Czech Republic, where it welcomes new clients from the region, as well as from Slovakia.

Mohamed Hassan, JFD’s Chief Business Development Officer, who has been leading the company’s international growth, said: “The opening of our Prague office is just one step among many that we will take to expand into new regions and markets as we reach out to more clients. Our goal is not only to attract new retail clients and partners around the world, but also to be closer to them. This is the incentive behind opening new offices globally; this way we can meet our international clients personally, understand them and their needs better, and form more solid, successful business relationships.” Hassan will be visiting the Prague office later this month and welcomes existing and potential clients to contact JFD to arrange meetings in person.

With offices already in Cyprus and Bulgaria, and more planned, this latest office launch proves that JFD Brokers, which has a reputation for being a game-changer in the industry, is on the path to further growth and success. Following the brokerage’s recent launch of the new Italian version of its website, with more languages in the pipeline, JFD is also engaged in the rise of new technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, having also launched bitcoins as CFDs for trading in recent months.


ABOUT JFD:

JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 120 countries across 6 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.


FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Nathalie Kyrou

Email: n.kyrou@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd.nathalie.kyrou

Tel: +357 25 878530 x122


Trading Bitcoin with leverage - a beginner's guide

Cryptocurrencies are now the most volatile and talked-about instruments on the market. And as you know, leverage allows you to earn more with the same investment. Right now, four of the most volatile instruments are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple. We decided to find out how cryptocurrencies are presented in margin trading.

After studying the trading conditions of several brokers, we chose to have a closer look at OctaFX since this broker provides the most convenient trading conditions:

  • Trading crypto is available on the MT4 and MT5 platforms
  • Up to 1:10 leverage for cryptocurrency
  • The lowest spreads comparing to other brokers
  • Accurate trading signals system from Autochartist (free for OctaFX traders)

Bitcoin - the digital gold

Bitcoin is the first digital currency, created back in 2009. The main difference from traditional currencies (EUR, USD, JPY, etc) is that transactions are decentralised, highly secure, and what’s more, completely private. Bitcoin is one of the most volatile, discussed and popular instruments among cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin trading mainly happens on news, for example a bullish trend before Bitcoin forks (this is the separation of Bitcoin when cryptocurrency owners get part of a new crypto). A bearish trend is usually seen after news regarding the ban of Bitcoin in some countries (China, for example). Bitcoin can be easily predicted using technical analysis figures, making your trading more profitable. Bitcoin is the most profitable instrument for trading in USD.

Right now the leverage for Bitcoin at OctaFX is set to 1:5, which is more than enough considering the high volatility of that instrument. Apart from that, you also can trade Bitcoin in microlots (0.01) which allows to plan your trading budget effectively. OctaFX sets the amount of 1 lot to 1 Bitcoin, which is comparatively low and requires less investment.

Ethereum - invest in the future

Ethereum is the second most interesting instrument to trade in USD. Nowadays there are more and more ways to buy Ethereum for fiat without exchanging it into Bitcoins. That means that the price of Ethereum is now less dependent from the Bitcoin price compared to other cryptocurrencies. It can be considered an independent instrument.

Etherium is a digital currency created in 2015. It is a system to support smart contract technologies to invest in the ICOs of new start-up companies. The more start-ups are interested in Ethereum - the more expensive it becomes.

To analyse the price of the Ethereum it’s wise to research how many ICO contracts are about to be issued in exchange for Ethereum. Compare results with existing data - the more contracts, the higher the price. It’s also good to pay attention to news about other cryptocurrencies supporting ICOs and competing with Ethereum. The most important competitors are Waves and Bitshares. Technical analysis figures work well with Ethereum too.

Combining that information with the leverage at 1:10 which OctaFX currently provides traders, Ethereum can sometimes lead to more profit than with Bitcoin.

Litecoin - crypto silver

Litecoin was first issued in 2011 and is quite similar to Bitcoin. If Bitcoin can be defined as the ‘gold’ of today’s cryptocurrencies, this makes Litecoin the ‘silver’.

Litecoin provides secure and fast transactions inside the blockchain, with the ability to purchase goods on the internet. The main difference from Bitcoin (and the central benefit of Litecoin) is the capability of processing much higher volumes in one transaction. While Bitcoin can only have up to 21 million coins, Litecoin offers four times as many - 84 million.

The Litecoin price now greatly depends on Bitcoin. That makes it possible to use the Pairs trading strategy with Bitcoin as a main currency to successfully forecast Litecoin changes. The leverage provided by OctaFX for Litecoin is 1:5, and 1 lot equals 100 Litecoin.

Ripple - transfer it all

Ripple is not just another cryptocurrency - it’s also the name of a system capable of processing a wide range of transactions. Ripple has the same goal as Bitcoin - to grant users all over the world access to quick and secure transactions. However what differentiates Ripple from other cryptocurrencies is that it allows users to transfer not just one currency - Ripple - but any other currency as well, including both cryptocurrencies and traditional ones such as USD, EUR and others.

Since Ripple is basically a banking product, the more interest about Bitcoin, the less Ripple costs. Watch out for news about Ripple acceptance by different companies and support of that cryptocurrency by major banks.

The leverage at OctaFX is 1:5 and 1 lot equals 10,000 Ripple.

There’s currently a lot of talk around cryptocurrencies - some predict a fast rise and a dramatic fall, while others are confident that they are the currency of the future.

Sounds interesting? You can keep reading the hottest news and best articles on cryptocurrency, but you’ll get much closer to understanding how it works by cryptocurrency trading. So what are you waiting for? Start trading cryptocurrencies right now!


Gala reception held in Mauritius to mark Alpari’s 4th anniversary in the region attended by top government representatives

Alpari

To mark the 4th anniversary of Alpari’s presence in Mauritius, a gala reception was held on the 27th of October, 2017, in Eben, the country’s business capital. The gala, organised by the company, was attended by some of Mauritius’ top government representatives, including the Prime Minister, the finance minister, interior minister, and other officials. Guests were welcomed with an opening speech by the owner of the international Alpari brand, Andrey Dashin, who emphasised the key role played by Mauritius in the company’s development.

“Mauritius, with its flexible and progressive legislation, offers favourable conditions for conducting business. The transparency of government regulators and their business approach create a positive business climate for Alpari and other international companies and lay the foundation for long-term cooperation. Alpari plans to continue its successful development on global markets and to further contribute to establishing Mauritius as an international financial centre.” – noted Andrey Dashin.

Pravind Jugnauth, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, was keen to stress that the presence of such major players on the international market as Alpari is evidence of a high level of confidence in Mauritius. The government is constantly working to improve the country’s business climate and regulatory framework, particularly in the financial sector, which undoubtedly attracts foreign business to the country. Jugnauth further expressed hope that his government’s working relationship with Alpari would continue to develop. Today, Mauritius has the potential to become a recognised financial centre.


Tickmill Receives ‘Best Forex Trading Conditions’ Award

Tickmill award

Tickmill, a global provider of Forex and CFD brokerage services, received “Best Forex Trading Conditions” prize at this year’s UK Forex Awards . Forex traders and private investors from all over the world chose Tickmill – among a list of high-profile forex brokers - for consistently providing competitive pricing and the fairest trading conditions.

The awards recognise the best performing companies that achieve excellence in their field and are championing cutting-edge technology, low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programmes and world-class customer service.

This award reaffirms the company’s strong commitment to offering both retail and institutional Clients the right conditions to excel, including but not limited to:

  • Spreads from 0.0 pips
  • Average execution speed 0.1 seconds
  • Minimum deposit from as low as $25
  • No commission fees on Classic and Pro accounts
  • Swap-free option on all trading accounts*
  • No commissions on Stock Indices and Bonds
  • No requotes, delays or interventions
  • All trading strategies allowed

*available to eligible clients.

Commenting on the distinction, Tickmill Group CEO, Mr. Duncan Anderson, stated: “As a company that was built by traders for traders, we recognise that investors’ demands are sophisticated nowadays and the need for a flexible trading environment is more essential than ever for their success. Therefore, we have heavily invested in delivering trading conditions that not only surpass our Clients’ expectations, but also suit their investment objectives, trading style and risk tolerance”.

The awards ceremony took place in London and was organised by Shares Magazine, a distinguished online financial resource.

Tickmill celebrates another milestone in its strategy to achieve business excellence, only a few months after receiving the prestigious recognition as ‘Most Trusted Broker in Europe’ by the renowned UK-based Global Brands Magazine.

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated by the FCA UK and the FSA SC. Catering to the needs of both individual and institutional investors, Tickmill offers first-class trading products with competitive conditions and ultra-fast execution.

For more information, please visit http://www.tickmill.com.

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated by the FCA UK and the FSA SC. Catering to the needs of both individual and institutional investors, Tickmill offers first-class trading products with competitive conditions and ultra-fast execution.


Tickmill Introduces Bitcoin Trading

Tickmill, the global provider of FX and CFD brokerage services, announced the addition of Bitcoin to its ever-growing suite of trading products. Following the recent introduction of Bond trading, Tickmill is now offering its Clients the opportunity to trade Bitcoin, one of the world’s best-performing currencies on its advanced trading platform.

Bitcoin trading offers traders the ability to tap into a fast-growing global market. Unlike traditional currencies, Bitcoin is a digital currency that is completely decentralised, meaning no central bank or organisation controls it. Traders from all over the world regard Bitcoin trading as an attractive area of investment with high yield potential due the currency’s high levels of volatility. Recently, Bitcoin’s price has climbed to record highs, exceeding nearly three times the price of gold.

Tickmill’s Group CEO, Mr. Duncan Anderson, commented, “Bitcoin has long been recognised as a robust trading instrument which is highly regarded among investors on a global level. Driven by our ongoing efforts to provide products and services that are responsive to the ever-changing customer needs and market trends, we launched Bitcoin trading to allow our Clients to make the most of this popular instrument, while taking advantage of our deep market liquidity and reliable execution. Our aim is and will always be to add extra value to our Clients’ investments with some of the industry’s latest and most sophisticated solutions. With this in mind, we are planning to introduce more cryptocurrencies in the near future to empower traders to build a well-diversified investment portfolio.

Tickmill Clients can trade BTC/USD with competitive spreads and 0 commissions. For more information about Bitcoin trading, click here

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and in the Seychelles by the Financial Services Authority. Catering to the needs of both individual and institutional investors, Tickmill offers first-class trading products with some of the lowest spreads and commissions in the industry, as well as ultra-fast execution speed.

Please visit http://www.tickmill.com or contact marketing@tickmill.com.

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial investment.


Earn five times the profit from cryptocurrencies with leverage from OctaFX

We’re very excited to announce that OctaFX is now offering cryptocurrencies. New instruments including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple are now available on our MT4 and MT5 platforms, with 1:5 leverage.

Some of the benefits of cryptocurrencies:

  • High volatility
    At present BTCUSD, ETHUSD, LTCUSD and XPRUSD are some of the most volatile instruments in the world. The weekly volatility of Bitcoin can be up to 35,000pts.
  • Considerable leverage
    OctaFX provides a leverage of 1:5, which means our traders can earn five times more than by trading on cryptocurrency exchanges. Combined with the outstanding volatility of cryptocurrencies, that level of leverage creates tempting opportunities. Traders who had a chance to try out cryptocurrencies in our beta version earnt over $380,000 in total during the last month.
  • Strong trend
    In just a single month, the price of Bitcoin has increased from $3000 to $4600. Total market capitalization of these cryptocurrencies has reached a record high - over 120 billion US dollars. And analysts predict that cryptocurrencies will continue to trend strongly upwards in the future.
  • Convenient payment system
    Traders can simply and easily withdraw profit in their preferred currency without having to exchange crypto to fiat and transfer it all over the web.

Join the worldwide community of crypto-traders with your favourite broker - OctaFX!


FXCC wins ‘Best Forex Trading Account’ award at the UK Forex Awards.

FXCC

The UK Forex Awards prestigious ceremony was held in London on September 27th, at the imposing Medieval Crypt in Holborn and FXCC was honored to be announced the winner of the award “Best Forex Trading Account” of 2017. The award win, which was independently voted for by traders themselves, is testament to FXCC’s ongoing efforts to develop and invest in its retail offerings to the benefit of its clients.

The annual awards celebrate the best performing companies who operate in the UK forex markets. Both traders and the private investment community, had the opportunity to cast their votes for those companies who have consistently performed to the best of their abilities, marking the UK Forex Awards as a unique, independent event.

In the organiser’s words; “The awards reward those companies championing cutting-edge technology, low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programmes and world-class customer service.”

Saed Shalabi, General Manager of FXCC, commented:
“We're delighted to receive this prestigious award, in recognition of the efforts we've made to establish FXCC as one of the recognized, premier forex trading firms available to UK based traders. Since day one we have been striving to ensure we have the most customer centric proposition in the industry, committed to delivering the competitive pricing, via the fairest and most transparent order process, in the retail forex trading market. Our main concern is our clients to succeed and specifically with the ECN XL account, we managed to exceed our clients’ expectations, by providing a mixture of VIP level of service and low cost trading.”

“The fact that the transparent, independent voting process, which the UK Forex Awards have pioneered, ensures that it's forex traders and active private investment community, who ultimately decide the destination of the awards, attaches extra significance to the awards. We remain committed to delivering the very best in terms of customer services as well as looking into our next steps and what we can do to further expand our offering to clients.”

FXCC is exclusively offering the ECN XL account, also known as the Zero Account, allowing traders to maximise their trading potentials with minimum cost, enjoying zero mark up, zero fees on deposits, zero commissions, zero swap and spreads starting from as low as zero. The ECN XL account, the most popular trading account and our clients first choice, requires only a modest commitment to open and we genuinely believe it currently offers the best value available in the market place. Click here to learn more


About FXCC

Founded in 2010, FXCC (FX Central Clearing Ltd) is one of the leading STP/ECN brokers, specialising in Foreign Exchange (Forex) and CFDs, delivering institutional level of service and cost-effective trading opportunities to retail clients who wish to trade across a wide range of products.

FX Central Clearing Ltd is regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), under CIF Licence Number 121/10, is on the FSA(UK) Register (Reference Number 549790).

RISK WARNING: Trading in Forex and Contracts for Difference (CFDs), which are leveraged products, is highly speculative and involves substantial risk of loss. It is possible to lose all the initial capital invested. Therefore, Forex and CFDs may not be suitable for all investors. Only invest with money you can afford to lose. So please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. Seek independent advice if necessary.


AETOS WINS UK BEST FOREX INTRODUCING BROKER PROGRAMME AWARD

London, UK – AETOS Capital Group has won the “Best Forex Introducing Broker Programme” award at the prestigious UK Forex Awards 2017.

The event, held in Holborn, London, rewards UK Forex companies that champion cutting-edge technology, low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programmes and world-class customer service. AETOS was recognised for its exceptional Introducing Broker programme that was nominated as the best in its class.

Aetos

AETOS Capital Group is awarded the Best Forex Introducing Broker Programme Award at the prestigious UK Forex Awards 2017, in London.

Behind AETOS’s success has been heavy investment in its Introducing Broker programme, which has a flexible and attractive commission scheme along with real-time settlements. This has gained attention that has sparked an influx of new business.

The company has gone to great lengths to support their Introducing Broker network by launching a new website to enrich user experience as well as invest in speed. New servers were switched on in London’s Equinix LD4 data centre to give customers a lightning fast and secure website experience.

However, the greatest driver behind AETOS’s Introducing Broker Programme success has been the launch of the new “Biz Centre.” This is an innovative CRM system that has attracted increasing interest from advisors in the industry and was recognised by the awards committee.

The “Biz Centre” provides Introducing Brokers with a wealth of information and tools to manage their business. Client details, trading information, commission statements, referral URLs and more are all available in the new in-house developed CRM system.

Besides, AETOS is also the only one in the industry, who introduce different marketing promotion programme from time to time, to help its Introducing Brokers win over clients. This year, in epically, to highlight the Group’s 10 years’ success in business, a selection of marketing promotion programmes have been introduced, and well received by Introducing Brokers and their clients.

On accepting the award, Global Marketing Manager of AETOS(UK), Shunyu Li said: “AETOS has invested heavily in its Introducing Broker Programme. To win best in its class at the UK Forex awards shows that it is paying off with industry-wide recognition.”

AETOS Capital Group Pty Ltd is a renowned Australian online trader in Forex and CFDs, providing fast access to the financial markets. This includes dealing on Forex, stocks, indices and commodities. AETOS Capital Group (UK) Ltd. is licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).


Tickmill Group Grows Stronger by Acquiring Vipro Markets

Tickmill Group looks to new horizons by acquiring Vipro Markets, a milestone in its strategy to raise the bar higher and thrive in the ever-demanding forex market.

Tickmill Group, which consists of a UK FCA and a Seychelles FSA regulated entities, announced that it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Vipro Markets Limited, a CySEC-regulated investment firm.

Founded in 2015, Vipro Markets, is a client-centric brokerage firm that has distinguished itself among European FX and CFD brokers by providing top-notch trading services with low average spreads and commissions and ultra-fast execution. In 2016, the company experienced significant market expansion and growth in all financial metrics.

The acquisition strengthens Tickmill’s ability to bring its high-quality brokerage services much faster to some of the largest European markets where Vipro Markets has already a meaningful market share and possesses experienced staff which can serve the clients in many local languages. As part of the acquisition, Tickmill injected $2.20 million into the share capital of Vipro Markets, giving the company a strong capital base to facilitate its future growth.

With Tickmill having recently posted record audited financial results for 2016 with audited net profit amounting to $6.27 million and trading volume at $473 billion, its strong capital base and global reach will enable Vipro Markets to grow its business much faster under the Tickmill brand and also expand its product offering to existing clients.

Tickmill Group’s CEO, Mr. Duncan Anderson, commented: “This is an exciting new chapter for Tickmill and one that will open up many opportunities to create extra value for clients of both of the companies. Tickmill has become a globally recognised broker among smart algorithmic traders and I am confident that the existing clients of Vipro Markets will very much appreciate being part of a bigger and stronger Tickmill Group which will deliver new products and services at a much faster pace under our regulated entities in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Seychelles.”

Vipro Markets’ CEO, Mr. Valerijus Ovsianikas, commented: "We are extremely excited about becoming part of the Tickmill Group. We have had a positive cooperation with Tickmill before and combining the deep expertise and skillset of both firms is a very logical and mutually beneficial step forward. Tickmill’s clients-first approach coupled with its outstanding reputation within the algorithmic trading community aligns perfectly with what we do, who we are and what we have always sought to deliver to our clients."

While both companies are working closely to ensure smooth integration on their operations, Tickmill and Vipro Markets clients’ trading businesses will operate as usual, that is, their trading experience will remain unaffected during the integration process. In line with their commitment to openness and transparency, the management of both companies will provide clients with timely and comprehensive information once further actions are taken.

Tickmill’s acquisition of Vipro Markets paves the way for an even stronger Tickmill Group, able to raise the bar higher and thrive in the ever-demanding forex market.


About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and in the Seychelles by the Financial Services Authority. Catering to the needs of both individual and institutional investors, Tickmill offers first-class trading products with some of the lowest spreads and commissions in the industry, as well as ultra-fast execution speed.

Please visit http://www.tickmill.com or contact marketing@tickmill.com.

About Vipro Markets

Vipro Markets is a forex broker offering retail and institutional Clients trading services with prime focus on Forex, Stock Indices, commodities, CFDs and precious metals. Vipro Markets is authorised and regulated by CySEC. For more information, please visit www.vipromarkets.com.

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial investment.


AETOS CONTINUES TO STOKE ITS PREMIER LEAGUE ADVERTISING!

AETOS Capital Group is continuing its association with English Premier League football through pitchside advertising at high profile matches. Perimeter boards will see the company increase awareness of its brand through their clients’ favourite sport.

AETOS made a successful debut to its EPL advertising campaign during the live televised Stoke City vs Arsenal match. The company featured throughout the match of exciting action on the full 250 metres of perimeter boards that encase the pitch. Live Premier League matches and highlights reach a global audience of 3.34 billion, therefore gaining excellent exposure for the brand.

AETOS

This weekend sees AETOS stoking its activity around Premier League football once more. The company will again feature on the pitchside advertising boards as Stoke City this time take on Manchester United in the live Saturday evening match.

The Red Devils are one of the world’s most iconic teams, topping both the Forbes Rich List and the Deloitte Money League. They also have a massive global appeal being one of the most supported sides worldwide with a huge social media following.

Viewers will once again be tuning in to see Jose Mourinho unleash his newly assembled expensive array of attacking talent. However, he may not have it all his own way. Stoke have only lost once to Manchester United in their last five Premier League clashes at home. Sir Alex Ferguson was the last Red Devils manager to leave with the three points in 2013, a run Jose Mourinho will want to break. AETOS will be pitchside featuring around the full 250 meters of digital advertising boards that encase the action.

Aligning with football has been a successful strategy for AETOS as it continues its commitment to worldwide expansion through associating with the global game. The company was the proud shirt sponsor of West Sydney Wanderers during their 2017 AFC Champions League quest. The initiative to advertise pitchside at English Premier League matches will tap in to an even bigger audience.


AETOS Capital Group (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), United Kingdom.

Level 6, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 5AA  

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7038 8616, 20 7038 8617 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7038 8100

www.aetoscg.com/uk


MOHAMED HASSAN BECOMES CBDO OF JFD BROKERS AS IT EXPANDS INTO NEW TERRITORIES

11th September 2017, Limassol, Cyprus

Lars Gottwik

JFD, one of the world’s fastest growing FX and CFD brokerages, has promoted Mohamed Hassan to Chief Business Development Officer, in charge of expanding markets, as the company reaches out to international audiences across the globe. As he joins the Executive board, Hassan’s focus will be to lead the international growth of JFD into several regions including additional territories in the EU, as well as Africa and Asia. By attracting new retail clients and IBs around the world, and focusing on new operations, JFD also plans to expand its asset and wealth management services for HNWI (High Net Worth Individuals).

A Certified Financial Technician with a background in economics and finance, Mohamed Hassan was Head of Research in the industry for several years in addition to appearing on popular economic television shows in the Middle East. As well as finance, Hassan also studied programming which increased his interest and experience in fintech, financial development and machine-learning algorithms and techniques.

Hassan, who worked as Head of Portfolio Management at JFD Brokers before becoming CBDO, will now lead his new Business Development Team to deliver JFD’s finest solutions to new regions and markets. “Business Development is not simple – it is challenging, as opening a new market can be a risky business decision so a great deal of thought and analysis must be put into the approach” he explains. “JFD’s offering is unique and involves a lot of opportunities for partners, traders and money managers around the world. With our talented team of business development professionals, we are sure that our expansion plan will be successful.”


ABOUT JFD:

JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 120 countries across 6 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP Execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.


FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Nathalie Kyrou

Email: n.kyrou@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd.nathalie.kyrou

Tel: +357 25 878530 x122


German elections: Artificial Intelligence helps investors use voter opinions for investment decisions

Gland/Zurich, 30 August 2017

 

  • Swissquote and the EPFL’s Social Media Lab are evaluating social media to measure investor sentiment about the German DAX stock index

  • Artificial intelligence in finance: making investment decisions according to the voter opinion

  • Swissquote offers strategies for investors to benefit from equity and foreign exchange fluctuations

Gland, Switzerland, August 30, 2017 - On 24 September, Germany will elect the lower house of its federal parliament (Bundestag). Prior to the election, financial markets will be particularly volatile, in reaction to winner/loser projections and other surveys of voter opinion. Thanks to a new artificial-intelligence (AI) tool from Swissquote, the leading Swiss online bank, investors can capitalise on these voter opinions to make investment decisions.

Today, Swissquote launched the #DE30 Social Sentiment Index, developed in collaboration with the Social Media Lab of the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). The index summarises and evaluates the opinions expressed on social media regarding the German DAX (stock index of Germany’s 30 largest, public companies).

An algorithm, with the help of artificial intelligence, identifies investors' optimistic and pessimistic views. Natural language processing (NLP) is used to interpret the meaning of texts posted to social media. Graph theory is used to determine the context of each text, so that interpretation errors are avoided.

From this AI analysis, a real-time, consensus opinion can be derived as to whether a given stock is likely to rise or fall and whether the entire market is likely to move up or down. This can guide investors in adjusting or allocating positions in equities and currencies.

Also for the German elections, Swissquote analysts have compiled a basket of stocks that should benefit from the pro-European, company-friendly policies of the two major parties (Angela Merkel's CDU and Martin Schulz’s SPD).

Said Marc Bürki, CEO of Swissquote, “The use of artificial intelligence in finance is still beginning. Our goal is to drive its development, so that it can be used as quickly as possible by the broadest possible audience.”

Link to the website German Election

Link to the Themes Trading platform

 


JFD’S BROKERS LAUNCHES NEW PLATFORM: THE EXCLUSIVE METATRADER 5+

21st August 2017, Limassol, Cyprus

Lars Gottwik

JFD Brokers has just added another renowned platform, MT5, to its offering, taking the popular retail terminal and adding its own unique advantages to it. This is something that traders familiar with JFD know and love about this award-winning international broker.

Previously setting a benchmark in the industry, having released an improved version of the MetaTrader 4, JFD is now breaking ground again with MetaTrader 5+, which gives traders direct access to more than 500 instruments from 8 asset classes, sourced from 20+ LPs (Tier 1 Banks, Non-Bank LPs and MTFs). The brokerage’s pure Agency Model offers clients a just fair and direct way of trading, along with full anonymity, transparency, and their unique post-trade execution report.

Mihail Kamburov, Operations Director at JFD says: “MT5 already comes with new, improved features such as an economic calendar, more order types and a wide range of time frames. To give traders that additional edge, we have created an exclusive version of the trading platform with a unique set of Add-Ons that features a lot of handy tools designed to further improve their trading.”

Committed to always putting its traders first, JFD Brokers has over the past year added to its offering a variety of wideranging platforms catering to different types of traders, proving that it has earned its well-deserved reputation as a genuine client-centric broker.


ABOUT JFD:

JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 120 countries across 6 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP Execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.


FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Nathalie Kyrou

Email: n.kyrou@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd.nathalie.kyrou

Tel: +357 25 878530 x122


JFD’S TAILORS MTF SOLUTION FOR FRENCH CLIENTS

14th August 2017, Limassol, Cyprus

Lars GottwikFollowing the recent marketing ban in France, JFD Brokers has launched a new website for its French clients, offering a tailored solution for the French market. The company executes all its orders from France via a Multi-lateral Trading Facility (MTF) - this clears it to advertise its services while complying with the new regulations.

Lars Gottwik, CEO of JFD, expressed confidence about the French market: “We consider France to be one of our core markets and we see great potential going forward. As our STP/DMA business model is very close to an MTF, and we already handle a specific order flow for the last three years through specific MTFs, we took the decision to address the whole French market via an MTF setup.”

Very active in France since its inception, JFD Brokers, performed a thorough examination of the market before making this move; it now offers instruments from 4 assets classes, like forex and indices, to all French residents. More about its offering can be found on https://www.jfdbrokers.com/fr. The goal with the new website is to present clearly all the services and the information in the French language, backed up by a dedicated French-speaking Customer Support team.

As a 100% STP/DMA broker, JFD Brokers has always been about running a business model rooted in transparency and based on commission revenues - something which the French trading community can truly benefit from.


ABOUT JFD:

JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 120 countries across 6 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP Execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.


FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Nathalie Kyrou

Email: n.kyrou@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd.nathalie.kyrou

Tel: +357 25 878530 x122


Tickmill’s Newest Forex Demo Challenge Contest Gives $3,000 Every Month

Tickmill

Global FX and CFD brokerage services provider Tickmill is delighted to announce the launch of its new demo trading contest. The ‘Forex Demo Challenge’ invites traders to prove their skills in a risk-free trading environment for a chance to win amazing cash prizes.

Participants are challenged to compete with traders from all over the world and get a share of the $3,000* prize pool given away every month. The contest provides traders with a fascinating opportunity to test their trading strategies with zero risk, experience Tickmill’s exceptional trading conditions and win one of the top 10 prizes.

The traders with the highest account equity at the end of each round get awarded with real cash prizes from a total $3,000 prize pool. The 1st place winner walks away with $1,000 and a complimentary VIP account. To claim the prizes, traders must register for the contest, get their demo account and trade their way to the top of the leader board.

Commenting on the Forex demo contest, Tickmill UK CEO Duncan Anderson said: “After high demand and client feedback following our successful Forex Demo Race, we are excited to launch Tickmill’s biggest demo contest to date. The Forex Demo Challenge gives generous cash prizes every month from a collective prize pool of $3,000. Traders are invited to participate and experience our exceptional trading conditions with absolutely no risk.”

For more details about the contest and to register, traders can visit the Tickmill website

*Terms and Conditions apply.


About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Seychelles Financial Services Authority. Catering to the needs of both individual and institutional investors, Tickmill offers first-class trading products with some of the lowest spreads and commissions in the industry, as well as ultra-fast execution speed.

Please visit www.tickmill.com or contact marketing@tickmill.com

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial deposit.


New Cryptocurrencies pairs with AvaTrade

Dublin, June 19th 2017: AvaTrade, the leading forex and CFD broker, has added to their already rich portfolio cryptocurrency pairs with exceptional conditions – Ethereum Classic vs the American dollar (ETCUSD) and Bitcoin vs Euro (BTCEUR) as a first step, with more to follow.

This is revolutionary in the trading world, as traders can now trade cryptocurrencies as currency pairs and not only as individual assets. With high volatility and constant new highs, cryptocurrencies represent various profit opportunities, and AvaTrade offers around-the-clock trading, also during the weekend, and up to 20:1 leverage on various cryptocurrencies.

“These are exciting times; the trading world is changing in front of our eyes, and we are glad to play a major role in it”, says Mr. Dáire Ferguson, CEO of AvaTrade. “Cryptocurrencies are the future, and AvaTrade stands in the frontline of brokers when it comes to trading them. We work hard to insure we offer our clients the best trading conditions and possibilities”.

Find out more about AvaTrade at www.avatrade.com

About AvaTrade

AvaTrade, the leading forex and CFD broker, was founded in 2006 and offers more than 250 financial instruments, top trading platforms, and new and improved mobile apps. Clients enjoy personal account managers and a 24-hour live customer service in 15 languages. AvaTrade accommodates to traders of all levels, and further ensures risk-free trading with advanced encryption and fully segregated accounts. AvaTrade is fully regulated in the EU, Japan, Australia, South Africa & BVI.


Press Contact

Orly Garini-Dil

Marcom Director

+1 646 335 0738 (Ext. 2125)


O.Garini-Dil@avatrade.com


Tickmill Thrives in the Competitive Forex Industry as ‘Most Trusted Broker in Europe’

UK FCA regulated global provider of FX and CFD brokerage services Tickmill won the ‘Most Trusted Broker Europe 2017’ award by the renowned Global Brands Magazine. The annual Global Brands Magazine Awards honour industry participants known for raising the bar higher and excelling in their respective fields.

This award proves Tickmill’s success in inspiring trust by consistently providing valuable products and services that live up to clients’ expectations and upholding integrity and honesty in its way of doing business.

In a market rife with fierce competition and increasingly stronger regulation, the company remains robust and resilient by putting its clients and employees at the heart of its operations. In line with this approach, Tickmill has heavily invested in the development of positive, mutually beneficial relationships with its diverse client base, while offering them personalised customer service in a truly empathetic and caring manner.

Tickmill has also been able to earn client trust in the sensitive area of client fund safety by putting in place strong risk management mechanisms including segregated accounts with top-tier banks.

Commenting on the award, Chief Executive Officer, Duncan Anderson, stated “We are very honoured to receive this award which comes at a time when our company sees remarkable expansion in Europe. The accolade not only reaffirms our esteemed position in the forex market, but more importantly it demonstrates that our clients appreciate our hard work and dedication to core ethical values such as transparency, accountability and respect, that are embodied in our business model and company culture alike.”

The company adds this award to its trophy cabinet following a string of positive developments including impressive growth figures, expansion in key European and Asian markets and launch of new useful tools and exciting trading contests.

Mr Anderson further added that “Tickmill grows stronger day by day and we owe this to our clients and employees who are the driving force behind our success. We greatly appreciate their loyalty and dedication towards our brand and we look forward to celebrating even more milestones with them.”

Notes to Media

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a global Forex and CFD broker, authorised and regulated in the UK by the FCA UK and in the Seychelles by FSA SC. Tickmill offers trading services with a prime focus on CFDs on Forex, Stock Indices and Commodities including Precious Metals.

Please visit http://www.tickmill.com or contact marketing@tickmill.com

About Global Brands Magazine

Global Brands Magazine is a UK-based branding publication providing up-to-date news, reviews and polls on leading brands across the world. The Global Brands Magazine awards are among the world's most recognized branding awards, honouring companies who demonstrate outstanding performance in their respective sector. For more information please visit http://www.globalbrandsmagazine.com/award-winners-2017/

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial investment.


Andrey Dashin about Charity and sport

Social responsibility in business is on the rise in recent years. To shed some light on this, we caught up with Andrey Dashin, the owner of FXTM and Alpari, who shared his thoughts with us on the function of charitable funds and sponsorship programs.

What does charity mean to you?

I've been in business for nearly 20 years. I'm the owner of FXTM and chairman of the board of directors at Alpari; a global financial brand. Social responsibility in business has increased in recent times and it's become somewhat inseparable from the activities of large companies. Business requires my full concentration and strength. In this context, what charity means to me and my family is having a kind of safety net as well as looking after the society in which we all live.

Could you tell us a bit about the charitable work carried out by your foundations?

Certainly, I've started two foundations over the years. There's the Alpari Charitable Fund and the Andrey and Julia Dashin's Foundation.

The Alpari Charitable Fund started its work back in 2005, and since then, has provided support to more than 4,000 Russian families, held over 300 charitable events and paid for the treatment of more than 400 children. The primary aim of the fund is to provide assistance to struggling families as well as children suffering from severe illnesses. The fund recently started cooperating with the Russian internet giant Mail.ru, being integrated into its "Dobro Mail.ru" project, a kind of "good deeds" service that helps coordinate participation in charitable projects across Russia.

The active development of my companies' international business models, particularly FXTM, was the main reason for my move to Cyprus. This island has become a sort of second home for us. So, naturally, in 2014, my wife and I set up a charitable fund called Andrey and Julia Dashin's Foundation. My wife, Julia, makes a huge contribution to the formation and development of the fund's programs and devotes a copious amount of time and effort to personally overseeing their implementation. Since its creation, our charity has provided as much support as it can to orphaned children, to children from impoverished Cypriot families and to medical and social institutions in Cyprus.

Some of the largest beneficiaries of our charitable support include the Independent Social Support Body (chaired by the First Lady of Cyprus, Mrs. Andri Anastasiades), the Cyprus Red Cross Society and the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society. The Andrey and Julia Dashin's Foundation also actively participates in environmental, cultural and sporting events held in Cyprus.

What kind of sponsorship programs do you have in place at Alpari and FXTM?

Business and sport have a lot in common. After all, victory never happens by chance. Success is the result of skill multiplied by experience and professionalism. In business, as well as in sport, perseverance, ambition and the application of the latest technologies are all important factors. In order to win, you need to be at least one step ahead of your competitors. I firmly believe that providing financial support to sporting institutions as well as to individual athletes not only benefits the company's image, but also leads to progress and the opening up of new opportunities, which eventually become important and even indispensible to each of us.

For example, Alpari has been sponsoring the Russian grandmaster Sergey Karyakin for over 5 years now. This ambitious sponsorship program, with the mantra of "Returning the chess crown to Russia", helped Sergey reach a real breakthrough in his career and to record some stunning, resounding victories in world chess's most prestigious international tournaments. So far, the peak of Karyakin's success came in the match for the title of world champion against the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, which took place in November 2016, in New York.

At various times, Alpari has signed sponsorship deals with several well-known football clubs. These include London club West Ham United, Spartak Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg.

Alpari hasn't forgotten about winter sports either. In 2014, the year of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Alpari became an official partner of the Russian biathlon team and supported them through all stages of the World Cup and European Championship.

In 2016, I became interested in sponsoring Formula-1 racing, so FXTM partnered up with Sahara Force India. Our choice of team was far from random. Force India's focus on new innovations and the timeliness of their implementation propelled them to international success in a very short space of time, which reminded me of FXTM.

Last year, FXTM started a partnership with legendary BASE jumper Valery Rozov, who holds the current world record for the highest BASE jump. We were united by a common desire to go beyond the ordinary and to expand the limits of possibility.

Alpari

JFD APPOINTS JAMES CHEN AS HEAD OF ASIAN MARKETS

JFD, a leading FX and CFD brokerage in Europe, has hired James Chen as Head of Asian Markets, as the company reaches out to international audiences across the globe. Focusing on attracting new retail clients and IBs in the Asian Pacific region, JFD also plans to expand its asset and wealth management services for HNWI (High Net Worth Individuals).

Educated in the U.S., James joins JFD from QO Financial Ltd, where he was Head of Operations, overseeing the activities and performance of the whole company. Formerly at IBFX, with experience in building and training teams from scratch, James is well prepared for his new role at JFD, building the company’s brand name while providing quality services for traders in Asia. His in-depth understanding of the full range of financial services, from sales, CS, trading, and IT, will help spearhead JFD to the top.

“I am pleased to join one of the fastest growing investment firms globally and to roll out this unparalleled transparent business model in Asia.” James commented. “I invite all introducing brokers, asset managers and private investors from Asia Pacific to join JFD - the just fair and direct brokerage and wealth management firm.”

JFD, known for its client-centric approach and transparent trading services, aims to forge valuable partnerships as it enters the Chinese market.


ABOUT JFD:

JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 100 countries across 5 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP Execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Nathalie Kyrou

Email: n.kyrou@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd.nathalie.kyrou

Tel: +357 25 878530 x122


A DECADE OF EXCELLENCE SHAPES AETOS´ FUTURE

JFD Brokers

AETOS has excelled and grown through enhancing its clients trading experience. It now takes the next step by introducing the new Global Chinese Support Centre.

2017 is the 10th anniversary of AETOS Capital Group (AETOS). During this decade the company has rapidly grown through enhancing its clients trading experience. Nowhere has this expansion been greater than in China. Therefore, to celebrate this achievement and take the next step forward, AETOS has opened their new Global Chinese Support Centre (GCSC) in Hangzhou.

The new GCSC is a major statement. Its vast size covers more than 1,700 square meters and it aims to provide clients with a one-stop solution for training, advisory and customer services. What’s more, multi-functional conference rooms offer AETOS’ business partners comprehensive instruction and guidance in compliance, operations and trading products, such as CFDs in Forex.

Hangzhou was a natural choice for the location of AETOS’ GCSC. The city is one of the most developed in e-commerce throughout China. It is bustling with financial organisations, including the headquarters of many provincial banks and securities companies.

The move to establish the GCSC strengthens AETOS role as a worldwide player. The company is dedicated to tailoring localised services to its ever-expanding global client base. This strategy has seen excellent growth. As a result, AETOS has climbed Finance Magnate’s Quarterly Global FX Brokers report table by openly disclosing its trading figures, the first among its Chinese counterparts. This has won them long-term trust and increased business among Chinese investors, along with the proud position of leading broker in the Chinese market.

AETOS has 26 offices around the world, including 9 throughout China to serve the country, backed up by the newly established GCSC. With a decade of major growth fuelled through service localization and enhancing client trading experience, AETOS is continuing that trend with the impressive GCSC to shape its future.

AETOS are currently under two regulations: ASIC (AFSL: 313016) for AETOS Capital Group Pty. Ltd, and FCA (FCA No.: 592778) for AETOS Capital Group (UK) Ltd.


JFD BROKERS OFFERS NEW TRADING PRODUCT: BITCOIN

JFD Brokers

Leading forex and CFDs brokerage JFD Brokers has launched a new trading product, offering clients the opportunity to capitalise on the recent Bitcoin trend, while benefiting from the brokerage’s excellent trading conditions. Becoming one of the first in the industry to be granted by CySEC the license to offer the pairs BTC/EUR and BTC/USD for trading, JFD, a true DMA/STP broker, is once again exemplifying its client-centric approach, remaining one step ahead of its competition.

Offering its clients Bitcoin currency pairs, JFD will also allow partial trading on these symbols (with a minimum trading size of 0.01 CFD i.e. less than one Bitcoin). Designed for retail traders, this gives traders the opportunity to test these volatile instruments in smaller amounts, thus enabling better risk management. JFD’s margin requirements for these new pairs will be 10%.

Monika Peeva, Chief Trading System Officer of JFD Brokers, commented: “We are excited to launch this new product. Bitcoin has been in the news since it was introduced, but it’s been making more headlines over the past few months, and we wanted to keep on top of this fintech trend, always offering our traders something more.”


ABOUT JFD:

JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 100 countries across 5 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP Execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Nathalie Kyrou

Email: n.kyrou@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd.nathalie.kyrou

Tel: +357 25 878530 x122


AvaTrade is the first broker to offer Ethereum, Dash and Ripple to its traders

Dublin, May 17th 2017: AvaTrade, the leading forex and CFD broker, is pleased to announce the addition of 3 rising digital currencies – Ethereum, Dash and Ripple, to its trading portfolio.

These currencies show a drastic augmentation of 1,000-4,000% in the past year. Combining them alongside Bitcoin, which doubled in the last 6 months, the cryptocurrencies’ market share has grown significantly recently.

“The latest political and financial events have changed the trading world, and we work hard to ensure we stay on the top of our game, and always remain an industry leading brokerage“, says Mr. Dáire Ferguson, CEO of AvaTrade. ”We are proud to be the first to introduce these exciting cryptocurrencies to our impressive instruments’ selection”.

Find out more about AvaTrade at www.avatrade.com

About AvaTrade

AvaTrade, the leading forex and CFD broker, was founded in 2006 and offers more than 250 financial instruments, top trading platforms, and new and improved mobile apps. Clients enjoy personal account managers and a 24-hour live customer service in 15 languages. AvaTrade accommodates to traders of all levels, and further ensures risk-free trading with advanced encryption and fully segregated accounts. AvaTrade is fully regulated in the EU, Japan, Australia, South Africa & BVI.


Press Contact

Orly Garini-Dil

+1 646 335 0738 (Ext. 2125) 


O.Garini-Dil@avatrade.com


JFD Brokers launches innovate partnership offering along with new website

JFD Brokers

17th May 2017, Limassol, Cyprus

JFD Brokers continues to grow with its launch of a new franchise program, where partners can benefit exclusively from JFD’s global brand name, building their own regional office while simultaneously empowering their business.

The company’s brand new dedicated partnerships website, recently launched, is a direct way for partners and IBs to communicate with JFD and get their questions answered. It offers summarised content about the company’s various smart partnership models, which also include programs for Introducing Brokers and Intermediaries (non-licensed partners).

Daniela Dimitrova, Chief Partnership Officer, welcomes everybody to visit www.jfdpartners.com. “Our goal with this new scheme is to offer our partners more options which suit their specific business needs. The website presents clear and detailed information on all models, giving you direct access to our partnerships department. We encourage open communication and welcome feedback from everyone. We are always open for discussions with new clients as we grow our business.”

JFD already works with partners from all over the world and is continuously forming new relationships and targeting even more regions. Known for its just, fair and direct operations, the company focuses on a win–win–win approach where all clients, including partners, are encouraged to be successful as the company itself benefits from their success in the long-term. Building trusted partnerships is the aim, achieved by identifying individual needs, ensuring customer loyalty and satisfaction. JFD’s long client lifespan is proof that their approach works.


ABOUT JFD:

JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 100 countries across 5 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP Execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.


FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Nathalie Kyrou, Head of Content

Email: n.kyrou@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd.nathalie.kyrou

Tel: +357 25 878530 x122


French election, round two: Swissquote helps investors optimize portfolios based on a Macron or Le Pen victory

  • Investors can choose currency and indices baskets likely to benefit from either
  • Social Media Opinion Index helps investors gauge voter sentiment pointing to a possible winner
  • Index is complemented comments and trading tools that enable investors to trade on possible outcomes
  • Gland, Switzerland, May 02, 2017– Swissquote Bank Ltd., Switzerland´s leading online bank, announces the launch of investment options based on the possible victory of either candidate in the upcoming second round of the French presidential election. Investors can choose between baskets filled with currencies and indices, optimized for one of the two outcomes.

    The currencies and indices in the Macron basket are expected to rise following a Macron victory; those in the Le Pen basket would gain with a Le Pen victory.

    In order to make the best-informed decisions, investors are given access to a unique tool developed in cooperation with the Social Media Lab at École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL): the Social Media Opinion Index, which provides real-time poll data on the election´s likely outcome, based on opinions about the two candidates expressed on social media networks.

    The Macron basket is most likely to benefit from the candidate´s support for stronger European integration, and openness to international trade. It would increase in value as a result of a strengthened euro, and relatively weakened U.S. dollar and Swiss franc.

    The Le Pen basket is likely to benefit from the candidate´s protectionist policies, favoring French companies focused on domestic business. It would likely benefit from a weakened euro, declines in French and German stock markets, and a strengthened Swiss franc.

    The Social Media Opinion Index and investment baskets are available publicly on a dedicated Swissquote website:www.swissquote.com/french-election


    HotForex: Trading Tips by football legend Michael Ballack

    Michael Ballack has agreed on an official collaboration with HotForex, through which the German footballer offers valuable tips to traders

    PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, April 2017 – Award-winning forex and commodities broker, HotForex has celebrated the collaboration with the world-famous German football legend Michael Ballack with a special event at the forex company’s offices.
    The company event was followed by the release of a 7-minute video presenting The 13 Golden Rules on How to Be the Michael Ballack of Trading.
    Commenting on the video, a HotForex spokesperson said, “Our focus is to constantly educate our traders; to give them the right tips and tools to expand their trading potential. Being the market leader through groundbreaking educational resources remains our top priority.”
    In the new spot, the German national team’s former captain explains what are the characteristics that professional football and trading have in common, based on the principle that both are the result of determination, constant training and passion. The German footballer advocates trading the global financial FX markets using HotForex’s pioneering trading platforms and mobile app: from demo to live accounts, making use of HotForex market research and interactive webinars.

    To watch the new video released by HotForex featuring Michael Ballack, click here

    To read the rules, click here

    The famous Chelsea F.C. and Bayern Munich legend expressed his delight for the collaboration, saying, “I am very glad to collaborate with a highly reputable broker of HotForex’s stature, that has managed to become a top choice for FX traders worldwide.”
    Aside from being the captain of the German national team from 2004 to 2010, Michael Ballack is also one of the national team’s top goal scorers. He won multiple titles with Bayern Munich and Chelsea F.C., has been selected as UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year in 2002 and has won the German Footballer of the Year award three times – in 2002, 2003 and 2005.


    JFD Brokers introduces connectivity to AgenaTrader platform, with reduced fees.

    Published on: 12th April 2017

    Limassol, Cyprus

    Being Just Fair and Direct, operating under a Pure Agency Only Model and offering true Post-Trade Transparency, are some of the things that JFD Brokers is known for. As the company has evolved, it has expanded its range of services, recently widening its portfolio of trading platforms in order to provide its clients with more choice and flexibility.

    The latest addition to its offering is the award-winning AgenaTrader, a third-party trading platform renowned for enabling semi- and fully-automated trading, as well as for being considered one of the best software on the market today. Like JFD, AgenaTrader was built by traders for traders - one of the reasons it is so popular. As a JFD client, you get access to the platform’s advanced Andromeda version at an exclusive 45% discounted rate. With this strategic partnership, JFD continues to grow, keeping traders active and satisfied by providing diversity and cost-effective trading solutions.

    In charge of the project was Mihail Kamburov, Operations Director at JFD. “Having in mind the variety of our symbols across multiple asset classes, the scanning possibilities of AgenaTrader will be a powerful addition to our advanced, trader-centric tools,” said Kamburov. “AgenaTrader matched our vision for the industry. The global revolution that JFD started, by offering institutional grade market access and transparency, is now developing further. Through AgenaTrader we offer independent traders the possibility to create automated trading models - without even the need for programming skills.”

    With its connection to Germany’s popular platform Guidants last year, and plans for more to come later this year, JFD is committed to continuously providing services that suit all types of traders whilst delivering the best trading experience out there. The company’s simple yet powerful business philosophy of putting traders first has worked so far to both its own advantage and that of its clients, earning JFD Brokers numerous awards along the way, as well as a reputation as a genuine industry innovator.

    ABOUT JFD:

    JFD stands for JUST FAIR & DIRECT! Founded in December 2011 by professional traders for sophisticated clients, JFD is already ranked among the top 20 largest online brokers worldwide (source: Finance Magnates QIR1 2016). With a solid presence in over 100 countries across 5 continents, JFD has made its name as a game-changing and award-winning internationally licensed global provider of 100% Post-Trade Transparent trading solutions. Operating as a pure Agency Model, JFD offers trader-centric DMA/STP Execution, keeping the best interests of the client always in mind.


    French election: Swissquote and EPFL help investors understand the likely impact on financial markets

    Swissquote-FrenchElections

    - Goal: Measure impact of French election on equity and currency markets
    - Swissquote and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) create Social Media Opinion Index to scan voter sentiment on social media
    - Index is complemented comments and trading tools, creating a financial dashboard that enables investors to optimize investment decisions

    Gland, Switzerland, April 19, 2017 – Swissquote Bank Ltd., Switzerland´s leading online bank, announces the launch of a set of investor tools that help anticipate the impact of the French presidential election on financial markets. A key element is the Social Media Opinion Index, created in cooperation with the Social Media Lab at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

    The Index makes use of the latest advances in artificial intelligence to collect and analyze opinions about the candidates in the French election as expressed on social media networks.

    The approach, which is very different from traditional opinion polls based on surveys, allows investors to take the pulse of public online opinion about the candidates, indicating potential outcomes of the elections in real-time.

    The Index is based on two related technologies, using artificial intelligence: Natural Language Processing (NLP) which interprets the text of a message, and graph analysis, which enables the understanding of the context in which an opinion is expressed. Thus the tool can detect nuances like irony and sarcasm that may be contained in a message, reduce ambivalence and avoid misinterpretation that could lead to errors.

    The Index will be offered together with analysts comments and foreign exchange (Forex) trading tools. This comprehensive financial analysis offering helps measure the potential impact of the election and identifies the need to adjust investment strategies accordingly. It will be available publicly on a dedicated Swissquote website: www.swissquote.com/french-election.

    Once the first round of the elections is completed on April 23, 2017, and the two finalists are known, Swissquote will offer two different Forex baskets consisting of different currency pairs and stock indices that will be most strongly impacted by one of the two possible outcomes.

    The selection currency pairs and stock indices will be made according to the different political programs the candidates have announced; so the baskets linked to the less protectionist candidate will include currencies and stocks indices that are likely to benefit from politics that favor free trade.

    "The barometer of public opinion on social networks, coupled with our analysis and strategies, will help investors make informed decisions during a period of uncertainty. We are providing investors with key information to better understand the impact of the French election on the financial markets and helping them benefit from related changes both on the equity and currency markets", said Peter Rosenstreich, Head of Market Strategy at Swissquote.


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