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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”.

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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.

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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 “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.


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.


Nathalie Kyrou, Head of Content


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

    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.


    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


    - 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:

    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.

    BDSwiss Launches Groundbreaking Sub-Zero Account


    Published on: April 10, 2017

    Limassol, Cyprus

    BDSwiss Holding PLC, a leading FX and CFD Broker, has officially announced today, April 10, the launch of their new account type, the Sub-Zero Account.

    BDSwiss new account type comes as a true innovation since no other broker is currently offering any similar features. BDSwiss pioneering Sub-Zero initiative will enable traders to withstand the limitations of a finite equity, by entitling them to an additional 25% equity once their account balance is depleted.

    The additional equity gives traders the opportunity to re-deposit to sustain their positions, or, continue in the sub-zero equity zone if they think that the markets are about to turn in their favor. Once in the Sub-Zone all positions are maintained for up to 120 hours and will be automatically set to “close only” mode; should the client opt to close all positions, the client's account will be corrected to 0, subject to negative balance protection.

    The Sub-Zero account which opens the door to a great number of new strategies, was already well received by BDSwiss’ existing and new clientele.

    BDSwiss Chief Executive Officer, Stefanos Mitsi says:

    “We are pleased to be able to deliver another key differentiator to our clients! Our Sub-Zero Account Innovation has been a crowd pleaser thus far and is currently the most sought after account type on offer. We are excited to see how our traders can employ this new account to implement new trading strategies. We further hope we can continue to increase the value we give our traders with more such innovations in the future.”

    After a series of testing phases BDSwiss has optimized the Sub-Zero functionality which is now seamlessly integrated on all their existing Forex/CFD platforms. Trading with a Sub-Zero account is fully supported and details on the account’s functionalities can be found here.

    The Sub Zero account has proven to be a game changer for BDSwiss, which is taking further steps to providing more such innovations to its traders in the future.

    [View Sub-Zero Account]

    About BDSwiss

    BDSwiss is one of Europe’s leading financial institutions specializing in Forex and CFD trading. The company is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), which also complies with European MiFID harmonization laws.

    Risk Warning:

    Trading Forex and CFDs is highly speculative and carries a high level of risk. It is possible to lose all your capital. These products may not be suitable for everyone and you should ensure that you understand the risks involved. Seek independent advice if necessary. Speculate only with funds that you can afford to lose. For more information, please refer to our General Risk Disclosure Swiss Markets and BDSwiss are registered trademarks of BDSwiss Holding Plc. BDSwiss Holdings PLC is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (the “CySEC”, licence no. 199/13 and registration no. HE 300153. The address of BDSwiss Holdings PLC is BDSwiss Holding Plc, Spyrou Kyprianou 23, 4001 Limassol, Cyprus. For complaints please email us at:

    AETOS “Ten Years of Excellence 2017 AFC Champions League Launch” press conference held in Shanghai, China


    On February 27th, AETOS Capital Group and Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club held a joint press conference in Pullman Shanghai South Hotel, Shanghai, China. The conference, themed “Ten Years of Excellence, AFC Champions League Launch” was hosted by Danny Chan, Marketing Director of the Greater China Region of AETOS Capital Group and John Tsatsimas, CEO of Western Sydney Wanderers FC, and with more than 50 guests from financial and sports media attended.

    Danny Chan, Marketing Director of Greater China Region of AETOS Capital Group welcomed the guests in attendance and stated, “As a market-leading Australian Forex broker and CFD provider, we are delighted to be partnering with Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club in the 2017 AFC Champions League campaign. AETOS share the similar growth path as Wanderers, as both parties have experienced a high-speed growth in the past few years. AETOS was founded only 10 years’ ago in Australia and now have established ourselves as a leading Forex and CFD provider in the global financial markets, providing trusted online trading service, education and consultation service in over 100 countries and regions.”

    “Becoming the sole partner of the Wanderers in the AFC Champions League 2017 campaign is an attempt for AETOS to fulfil our social responsibility to support Australian football club to go on the global stage, as well as to provide convenience for our clients and football fans in China, Australia and Asia-Pacific region to watch this elite competition.” Danny Chan added.

    John Tsatsimas, CEO of Wanderers expressed that AETOS is an important partner of Wanderers. “We are delighted to welcome AETOS Capital Group to the Western Sydney Wanderers and we are glad to seeing their logo on the front of our 2017 AFC Champions League jersey.” John Tsatsimas said.

    “Embarking on our third entry into this prestigious tournament is an exciting experience for our players, staff and fans. What’s more delightful, we get to share that journey with AETOS,” Mr. Tsatsimas added.

    The players of Wanderers also attended the conference, just before they meet their opponents Shanghai SIPG with stars like Oscar and Hulk on February 28th. The players showed their great confidence and determination to play their great efforts on and off the field as leaders in Asian football.

    About AETOS Capital Group

    AETOS Capital Group (AETOS) is a market-leading Australian Forex broker and CFD provider with its corporate headquarters in Sydney, Australia. AETOS is licensed and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, ASIC (AFSL: 313016) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK (FCA No: 592778).

    AETOS is committed to providing retail and corporate clients with diversified financial derivatives products such as CFDs in Forex, metals, energy, stock indices and agricultural commodities.

    Currently, AETOS has a global presence with 25 offices around the world including in the economic powerhouses of London, UK and Shanghai, China. AETOS is trusted and respected in these key financial cities, providing clients from over 100 countries with an excellent service and trading environment.

    Adhering to the principles of “Fairness, Efficiency and Intelligence”, AETOS aims to provide a world-class trading platform for investors powered by ever-advancing technology and reliable customer service.


    About Western Sydney Wanderers FC

    The Western Sydney Wanderers is a football club that was established in April 2012 to represent the large Western Sydney region in professional football.

    Coached by Australian football legend Tony Popovic, the Wanderers has been an innovative and successful club since its formation both on and off the pitch.

    The Wanderers won the Hyundai A-League Premiership in their first season following a league-record ten consecutive wins and the following season became the first Australian club to win the AFC Champions League when they defeated Al-Hilal in the 2014 Final.

    Boasting a passionate support and large Member base, the Wanderers strive to be the pride of Western Sydney and have qualified for three Hyundai A-League Grand Finals in only five years of existence.


    FXTM Gets the Inside Track with Formula One™ Sponsorship


    Global award-winning forex broker FXTM to sponsor Sahara Force India Formula One™ team for 2017 season.

    FXTM are extremely proud to announce their sponsorship of the Sahara Force India Formula One™ team to become the “Official Forex Partner” for the 2017 season. The team jumped onto the watch list of international sports media and Formula One™ fans when they finished fourth in the Constructors Championship in 2016. They beat other top teams, including McLaren and Williams who operate with higher budgets, which makes the achievements of Sahara Force India all the more impressive.

    Olga Rybalkina, CEO of ForexTime Ltd, said “The Sahara Force India team was a natural choice for us, they reflect the values and goals of our company, and there are some interesting synergies. Like us, they are young and dynamic, growing in size and stature and have their eyes firmly set on the top spot of the podium.”

    This year heralds a new driving pairing for Sahara Force India, Esteban Ocon will be replacing Nico Hulkenberg to join Mexican Sergio Perez, who has been with the team since 2014. Esteban impressed the selection team when he tested the Force India car in 2015. Perez has established his reputation as one of the top talents in the sport scoring four podiums with the team since 2014.. He is only the fifth Mexican to drive in Formula One.

    “We feel that these exceptional drivers, and the wider Sahara Force India Team, reflect the way we run FXTM, they adopt and implement leading-edge technology, they value skills enhancement, and their goal is to out-perform their competitors. We are very excited to align our brand with the quality and excellence the team is known for and are looking forward to an exciting season of racing.” Says Mrs Rybalkina. The much anticipated unveiling of the teams’ new car will take place on the 22nd of February.

    FXTM is a Global award winning forex broker who prides itself on setting industry standards through its client education programs, innovation and, customer service. Mrs Rybalkina says, “We believe that both FXTM and Sahara Force India will reach unrivalled heights this year. Individually, they are starting to make waves in their respective fields, and together they will be a formidable force.”

    For more information please visit FXTM website

    Disclaimer: The content in this article comprises personal opinions and ideas and should not be construed as containing personal and/or other investment advice and/or an offer of and/or solicitation for any transactions in financial instruments and/or a guarantee and/or prediction of future performance. FXTM, its affiliates, agents, directors, officers or employees do not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available and assume no liability as to any loss arising from any investment based on the same.

    Risk Warning: There is a high level of risk involved with trading leveraged products such as forex and CFDs. You should not risk more than you can afford to lose, it is possible that you may lose more than your initial investment. You should not trade unless you fully understand the true extent of your exposure to the risk of loss. When trading, you must always take into consideration your level of experience. If the risks involved seem unclear to you, please seek independent financial advice.

    Manchester United players star in innovative new Swissquote 360˚ video

    Manchester, UK: Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney joins fellow Red Devils stars Sergio Romero, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in an innovative new video series launched today by the club’s global partner Swissquote, demonstrating the synergies between FX trading and football.

    See the videos here:

    The ‘Take the Lead’ series showcases the similarities between players and traders in a unique split screen format. Created from a point of view angle, the video details two visions in 180 degrees from the perspective of a player and a trader, giving viewers a unique 360˚ insight into the mental and physical preparation required away from the football pitch as well as with forex trading. During each video, we see each player mirroring the actions of a trader – Rooney limbers up and prepares to leave for a game, while goalkeeper Romero and his trading counterpart take us through their morning routines. We see young striker Rashford video calling and taking advice off his hero and Manchester United legend Andrew Cole, before Martial gets suited and booted for a black tie event.

    Each video in the series is also set in a different living space, representing how FX trading is not restricted to the office or trading floor, but is in fact something that anyone can manage on the go in real-time in any environment.

    Marc Burki, CEO and Co-Founder of Swissquote, Manchester United’s first Official Global Forex & Online Financial Trading Partner added:

    “There are actually a lot of similarities between the worlds of football and trading, with regards to many of the skills and knowledge required to be successful. Through the ‘Take the Lead’ series, we wanted to highlight these emotional connections while allowing the viewer to see how they are incorporated in the Manchester United’s player’s everyday lives, through four different scenarios. The use of 360˚ technology is also perfectly aligned to our position as an innovative broker. Moreover, we recently introduced as the first bank in Europe a virtual reality trading application, especially designed for use with virtual reality helmets. ”

    “At Swissquote we take pride in our tactical approach, providing quality expertise and advice which enables our clients to make the best possible decisions to stay one step ahead in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of Forex trading.”

    To find out more, visit:

    To learn more about decision making in Forex, go to Swissquote Forex website:

    About Swissquote:

    Swissquote Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swissquote Bank Ltd, Switzerland's top online financial service provider and global leader in online Forex brokerage, serving more than 200 000 clients worldwide.

    Swissquote Ltd provides online Forex, commodities and stock indices trading services for traders based in the European Union. The company offers popular trading platforms fully integrated into its deep liquidity and a secure, fully transparent trading model delivering precise price execution. Swissquote Ltd is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Register number 562170.

    Swissquote Group Holding Ltd (SQN) is a publicly-listed company at the SIX Swiss Exchange. Swissquote Group has offices in Gland, Zurich, Berne, London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Malta.

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