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ACY Securities appoints Ashley Jessen as new Head of Marketing

9th September 2019

Sydney, Australia

ACY Securities is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Jessen, who has almost 20 years’ experience in the financial markets, as their new Head of Marketing.

In driving the marketing function at ACY Securities, Jessen will be in charge of developing the digital marketing strategy, implementing performance-based marketing campaigns and identifying market opportunities.

Previously, Jessen was CEO of Profile Booster, where he helped some of Australia’s largest Forex brokers drive business and position them for growth. He has also served as Director of Communications at Invast Financial Services, Director of LCG Markets in Australia and wrote the book ‘CFDs Made Simple’.

ACY Securities Co-director Jimmy Ye said the company had reached an exciting point and leveraging Ashley’s deep industry experience and expertise would propel the company forward.

“ACY Securities is at an exciting point, and we wanted to secure Ashley’s depth of experience in the financial services industry, to leverage the opportunities both locally and internationally, to help move our company forward." said Mr Ye in a statement this morning.  

In commenting on his appointment, Jessen focused on ACY Securities’ strong background in technology and identified it as a key advantage.

“The financial services industry around the world is moving faster than ever before, with technology playing a vital role in the growth. ACY Securities has a deep background in developing cutting edge technology, a unique perspective and a vision that quickly caught my attention”. Said Mr. Jessen in a statement yesterday.

Jessen went on to say, “Not only is ACY Securities a global multi-asset broker, but their future development plans are laser-focused on providing cutting-edge tools for the modern-day investor."

Justin Pooni, who was initially appointed Head of Marketing & Communications, is now Head of Branding & Communications and will oversee the company’s global brand presence, communications and PR.

Mr. Ye said both Jessen and Pooni will work alongside each other to continue the growth trajectory of ACY Securities and drive the brand forward.


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ITTA table tennis tournament a great success!

4th September 2019

Sydney, Australia

The Inter-university Table Tennis Association (ITTA) tournament was held on Sunday at Sydney Olympic Park with a record number of participants attending the day-long event.

ACY Securities, which is a multi-award winning, multi-asset online trading provider based in Sydney, was a major sponsor of the event.

ITTA President, Robert Lee said the event was a success and thanked ACY Securities for supporting the tournament.

“The tournament was a massive hit and I would like to thank ACY Securities for supporting ITTA as a major sponsor. Without ACY Securities, the event would not have been the success that it was. The reps from ACY Securities even attended the event on the day and personally presented the medals, trophies and cheques to the winners and that is something we greatly appreciate” said Mr Lee this afternoon.

ITTA is a not-for-profit student-run organisation with the aim of promoting the sport of table tennis across Australia and beyond.

With all the major universities being represented, the tournament was hailed as a major win by all involved and given the popularity of the event this year, the organisers have declared they have even bigger plans for next year.

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BDSwiss Expands its Payment Methods Arsenal to Accommodate Asian Markets

In its pledge to offer its clients more, leading forex and CFD investment firm BDSwiss has recently added a number of new payment methods to its existing arsenal, to further accommodate the needs of clients across different regions. These include online banking via Safecharge and other payment methods such as Paytrust, RPN Pay, Zotapay, Fasapay and Payment Asia for clients coming from China, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

In an ever-evolving forex and CFD trading arena, BDSwiss remains particularly invested in maintaining its competitive advantage by offering its clients variety, transparency and security when it comes to payment methods. As BDSwiss continues to grow and expand, ensuring that traders enjoy absolute flexibility when it comes to their online transactions can translate to better conversion rates and improved client satisfaction.

Deposits, transfers and withdrawals with BDSwiss are quick, intuitive, secure and free, giving clients the flexibility to complete their transaction via a number of local and international payment methods. What is more, BDSwiss follows a zero fees policy when it comes to deposits and withdrawals over 100 EUR. Combined with BDSwiss award-winning trading conditions and institutional-grade liquidity, cost-efficient transactions result in even lower trading costs for BDSwiss traders. Looking to the future, BDSwiss commits to continuously invest in new technologies and partnerships with top tier payment gateway providers which will in turn help solidify our presence in new and emerging markets.

About BDSwiss Group: BDSwiss Group is a leading financial institution, offering Forex and CFD investment services to more than a million clients worldwide. BDSwiss as a brand was established back in 2012 and has since then been providing top-class products, a wide range of platforms, competitive pricing and fast execution on more than 250 underlying CFD instruments. BDSwiss complies with a strict regulatory framework and operates its services on a global scale under different entities. With 200+ personnel, BDSwiss Group’s holding company is located in Zug, Switzerland and maintains its operating offices in Berlin, Germany and Limassol, Cyprus.


JFD’s Trading Platforms Continue Crushing It

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23 August, 2019

Ranked among the best CFD and Forex companies in many consecutive years in the past, JFD is proving as a leading financial services provider again. A recent independent study by €uro am Sonntag put JFD at the top positions in the industry, including 1st place for having the best trading platform.

The reputable German media scrutinized 12 CFD providers actively offering trading and investment services in the country and evaluated their performance in 4 main categories – Trading; Costs; Security, Reporting & Taxes; Training & Technology. The long list of criteria included order types, deposit insurance, slippage, trading hours, hedging, company support, news and research, training offers, trading costs and many other. More than 700 data points formed the basis for this national CFD industry ranking.

The outstanding results of the survey were published in the latest issue of €uro am Sonntag, emphasizing the many strengths of JFD’s offering along with developments of the industry in Germany and around the world.

Some of the categories, where JFD excels in 2019 include:

  • Overall rating - Very good
  • Trading category - Very good
  • Trading platform - Very good (1st Place)
  • Order types and trading hours – Good
  • Training and technology - Very good

“We are extremely proud of the achievement,” said Lars Gottwik, founder and CEO of JFD. “This recognition proves we are on the right path and we will continue to work towards expanding our offering, improving our services, and servicing more clients.” The company just expanded its operations to the Iberian Peninsula and LATAM and is now providing its commission-free stock trading services to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking clients from a brand-new office in Madrid.

The full €uro am Sonntag CFD-Broker study with more details about the advantages of trading with JFD can be found on the publication’s website.

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About JFD:

JFD is a leading Group of Companies offering financial and investment services and activities. The parent entity, JFD Group Ltd was launched in December 2011 and its group of companies is considered now as an internationally licensed global provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions. It provides commission-free trading in real stocks and Crypto CFDs as well as extremely competitive pricing for trading and investing in 1,500+ instruments across 9 asset classes. The BaFin-regulated JFD Bank AG offers institutional services such as designated sponsoring, institutional sales trading, IPOs, and transaction structuring. JFD is acknowledged by numerous independent sources as one of the fastest-growing and respected financial companies worldwide. Thanks to its core values of transparency, fairness and trust, many experienced investors consider the company as their best choice for self-trading, portfolio management and investment advisory solutions.

JFD Group Ltd authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - CySEC (Licence number: 150/11), JFD Overseas Ltd which is authorized and regulated by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (Licence number 17933) and JFD Bank AG which is authorized and regulated by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and by the Deutsche Bundesbank under licence number 120056.


MultiBank Group Celebrates the Opening of Its Regional Headquarter with the Launch of MultiBank LATAM in Mexico

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As part of its mission to expand further into the Latin American market, MultiBank Group celebrated the opening of its new regional headquarter, MultiBank LATAM, in Monterrey, Mexico. The regional office will be headed by seasoned industry professionals Jorge Alberto González Villarreal and Javier Ernesto González Jiménez.

During the opening ceremony of MultiBank LATAM, Jorge Alberto González (CEO) and Javier Ernesto González (CFO) presented the team who will be part of MultiBank LATAM in Mexico and spoke about the importance of building trust with the greater forex and financial trading community.

“It is vital for the success of our business that we put our customers first, to help them achieve their investment and trading goals,” said Jorge Alberto González. ‘’That is why we give all our clients the necessary tools and support they require to make the best trading decision on the forex market.’’

The further addition of MultiBank LATAM in Mexico makes MultiBank Group one of the largest financial derivatives companies in the world, with offices in 20 cities worldwide, including Hong Kong, Sydney, Frankfurt, Vienna, Barcelona, Dubai, Istanbul, California, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Kuwait, Cyprus, BVI and Cayman Islands, and regulated by ASIC, BaFin, FMA, FSC, CNMV, CIMA and RAK.

MultiBank LATAM will seek to expand within the upcoming 18 months to countries like Colombia, Argentina and Costa Rica, affirmed González.


ACY Securities sponsors ITTA

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ACY Securities is pleased to announce that it will support The Inter-university Table Tennis Association (ITTA) as a major sponsor for their upcoming 2019 flagship event.

ITTA is a not-for-profit student run organisation with the aim of promoting the sport of table tennis across Australia and beyond.

Justin Pooni, Head of Marketing & Communications said that ACY Securities supported ITTA’s commitment to connect young people to sport and will help the not-to-profit organisation to make the event a success.

“We are delighted to be able to support ITTA in its commitment to engage young people in sport and promote table tennis at a grassroots level throughout our universities. This is a wonderful program and one that we are proud to support” said Mr Pooni in an interview this afternoon.

ITTA Founder Gravin Ho thanked ACY Securities for their support and said the cross-university tournament, which also attracted Olympic-grade players, was a great way for students to engage in competitive table tennis and sharpen key attributes along the way.

“Cross-university competitive table tennis helps young people develop skills such as discipline, focus and self-control while battling it out with Olympic-grade players in a social, friendly and cooperative environment. It really is a fabulous platform for university students to learn, grow and socialise and we thank ACY Securities for making all this possible as a major sponsor” said Mr Ho in a statement today.

Some of the major universities involved in this year’s event include Australia National University, UTS, University of NSW, Macquarie University, and the University of Sydney.

The 2019 Inter-university event will be held at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 1st of September with the expected number of participants already at capacity.


The Olymp Trade - World Trading Race to the MotoGP™ Thailand Grand Prix Has Begun!


The Race to the podium began August 26th!

 

Olymp Trade official sponsor of the MotoGP™️ LCR Honda Team has put together one of the largest online trading races in the world. This contest was created to celebrate their sponsorship of the LCR Honda Team. Traders launched into the race on August 26th and it will finish on September 1st. Three winners will take the podium and claim their respective prizes.

  1. First Place:

    A fully paid trip and 2 VIP passes to the MotoGP™ Thailand Grand Prix race, October 04-06 

    2x500 (1000) Euros for travel and accommodation.

  2. Second Place:
    An iPhone XR.

  3. Third Place:
    An Apple Smart Watch.

Investors from around the world are trading to score points and move up the Leader Board in pursuit of the three podium positions and prizes while completing other achievements earning prizes along the way.

There are several ways for traders to win, each achievement has its own prizes ranging from cash deposits to risk-free trades. The achievements vary from a trade per day for ten days to ten successful trades in a row, this gives investors many opportunities to win regardless of their final position on the leader board.

Only one person will sit atop the leader board. The trader who earns the most over the course of the race will take first place and the trip. The second and third highest investors on the leader board take their respective prizes.

The winners will be announced shortly after the race ends. Olymp Trade welcomes everyone to be a part of the race of the year; the World Race to the MotoGP™️ Grand Prix.


Robo-Advisor: automated asset management now also includes cryptocurrencies and real estate

As early as 2010, Swissquote, Switzerland’s leading online bank, launched its Robo-Advisor – the first Swiss automated asset manager. It provides the ideal solution for anyone who wants complete control over their wealth management without having to permanently keep an eye on the markets. Swissquote has now expanded the range of products in its Robo-Advisory solution to include two further investment categories: cryptocurrencies and real estate.

New investment possibilities: cryptocurrencies and real estate The Robo-Advisor invests in multi-asset strategies. Alongside shares, fixed-income instruments and commodities, it is now also possible to invest in cryptocurrencies and real estate. This allows Swissquote customers to further diversify their digital investment portfolio, meaning they can match their portfolio to their personal risk appetite more effectively.

“Since Swissquote was the first bank to introduce trading with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple in as early as 2017, it is a logical step to expand the Robo-Advisor to include this investment category,” explained Jan De Schepper, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “The balanced portfolios built by the Robo-Advisor are ideal for investors who are interested in cryptocurrencies but do not want to put all their eggs in the same basket. Certain requirements, such as a specific minimum risk level or minimum portfolio value, have to be fulfilled in order to add cryptocurrencies as an investment class,” continued De Schepper.

The new real estate category includes ETFs and investment funds that focus on real estate, either directly or via listed companies active in the sector. This option also allows a preferred geographical location to be selected.

Bespoke investment portfolio The Robo-Advisor creates a bespoke investment portfolio for customers, and monitors and optimises it around the clock to maintain the desired risk level. The intuitive platform enables customers to select default adjustments or to configure their own investment preferences. As a result, the algorithm is dynamic in determining optimal asset allocation based on market conditions.

Pioneer in digital wealth management Swissquote launched its Robo-Advisory solution in 2010, making it the first electronic wealth manager in Switzerland. In doing so, Swissquote became a pioneer in the digital wealth management sector. The Robo-Advisor is based on the same algorithms as the Swissquote Quant Fund, which received the Lipper Fund Award in 2016 for having the best performance over three years. Swissquote developed the user-friendly platform in order to make this innovative technology accessible to everyone.


ACY Securities appoints new Chief Market Analyst

ACY Securities is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Sandiford as their new Chief Market Analyst.

Sandiford has over 16 years’ experience in the global FX, indices and commodities markets and has a strong track record in providing targeted, timely and accurate analysis of these markets.

Having previously worked for City Index, AxiTrader and easyMarkets, Russell implements a well-balanced fundamental and technical analysis approach in his commentary, particularly beneficial for intra-day traders.

ACY Securities Co-director, Jimmy Ye said that Sandiford will lead the output of premium market analysis and commentary, which is part of the company’s efforts to provide traders with high-quality analysis.

“As part of our commitment to provide traders with premium analysis, Russell will be leading the output of sharp market commentary through the provision of daily morning/afternoon briefs, live webinars around key data releases, as well as weekly markets wraps and reports” said Mr Ye in an interview today.

Commenting on his appointment at ACY Securities, Mr Sandiford said he was not only passionate about the markets but passionate about sharing his knowledge with traders.

“Analysing the global markets is one of my greatest passions. There is excitement, volatility and method. I am also passionate about showing traders what to look for when trading the markets and my role at ACY Securities allows me to do exactly that, for which I am certainly very excited” said Mr Sandiford in a statement today.


BDSwiss Releases New Mobile App Version for iOS and Android

Constantly working to improve user experience and make on-the-go trading as intuitive and practicable as possible, Forex and CFD investment firm BDSwiss has recently launched a new BDSwiss Mobile App version for Android and iOS users. BDSwiss Mobile App is currently available in all BDSwiss operating countries and can be downloaded for free.

The latest BDSwiss Mobile App version 4.1 was released in late July and combines BDSwiss’ award-winning trading conditions with cutting edge technology and advanced execution. Among the newly implemented features, BDSwiss Mobile app now includes new sorting options, a favourites tab, 24/7 crypto trading, mini charts, Face or Touch ID authentication and an intuitive search bar. More importantly, with the new Take Profit and Stop Loss functionalities, BDSwiss Mobile App traders are now given the opportunity to automate their positions by booking profits or cutting losses short once their trade reaches a certain price. ST and TP limits are easily adjustable before and after a position is opened, while BDSwiss boasts optimum execution speed and minimum slippage on all order types.

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Constantly upgraded with new features and innovations, BDSwiss mobile app caters for both beginner and advanced traders while maintaining a clean design and an easy-to-use interface. BDSwiss Mobile App is available for both iOS and Android operating systems, while users can log in using the same details, place their trades in a single click, switch between accounts, chat with support and monitor their positions 24/7.

New users can create a BDSwiss account straight on the app, submit their personal documents, verify and fund their accounts and start trading anything from major shares to cryptocurrency CFDs in just a few minutes. With promises for many more future updates, new CFD additions, improved conditions and unique features aimed at enhancing future functionality and optimising user experience, BDSwiss Mobile App looks set continue to exceed expectations when it comes to mobile trading and investing.

Download BDSwiss Mobile Trader on:

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For any other questions, BDSwiss’ support team is available 24/5 to assist you with any matter in more than 20 languages. Contact BDSwiss Support.

About BDSwiss: BDSwiss is the brand name of BDSwiss Group, a leading financial institution, offering Forex and CFD investment services to more than a million clients worldwide. BDSwiss as a brand was established back in 2012 and has since then been providing top-class products, a wide range of platforms, competitive pricing and fast execution on more than 250 underlying CFD instruments. BDSwiss complies with a strict regulatory framework and operates its services on a global scale under different entities. With 200+ personnel, BDSwiss Group’s holding company is located in Zug, Switzerland and maintains its operating offices in Berlin, Germany and Limassol, Cyprus.


Swissquote posts record client assets and improves pre-tax profit forecast to CHF 48 million

Swissquote reported net revenues of CHF 112.2 million for the first half of 2019, equaling the high figure posted in the same period of the previous year. In line with expectations, pre-tax profit of CHF 25.1 million was lower year-on-year. On the strength of a net new money inflow of CHF 3.4 billion and a solid market performance, client assets exceeded the CHF 30 billion mark for the first time. For the year as a whole, Swissquote continues to project growth in net revenues of 5 to 10 percent. Key strategic projects Internaxx and Singapore showed encouraging results. The pre-tax profit forecast for 2019 of CHF 44 million made in March has been revised to CHF 48 million.

Strategic expansion yielding successes

In the first half of 2019, Swissquote achieved two major milestones in terms of implementing its long-term growth strategy: On the one hand, following finalization of the acquisition of Internaxx Bank, this Luxembourg-based bank was fully integrated into the Swissquote Group on 22 March. The Internaxx figures were consolidated into the Swissquote figures effective 23 March. Over a period of just over three months, Internaxx contributed CHF 3.5 million to the result (CHF 1.3 million in net fee & commission income, CHF 1.8 million in net interest income and CHF 0.4 million in net trading income). On the other hand, on 30 July the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) granted a Capital Market Service License (CMSL) to Swissquote Pte Ltd, which was founded in Singapore.

Revenues stable

At CHF 117.2 million, operating revenues remained stable compared to the very strong first half of 2018 (CHF 118.0 million). However, they were up almost 10 percent against the second half of 2018. The impact of negative interest rates of -CHF 5.1 million (CHF -4.2 million) led to net revenues of CHF 112.2 million, likewise in line with the year-back level (CHF 112.8 million). Owing to a significant year-on-year decline in cryptocurrency business (-CHF 4.8 million) as well as the previously communicated weak start to trading in the first few months of 2019, net fee & commission income was 17.9 percent lower at CHF 45.6 million (CHF 55.6 million). Net eForex income was up 12.5 percent to CHF 39.5 million (CHF 35.1 million). This growth was due to a 33.8 percent increase in assets held in eForex accounts to CHF 439.8 million. In addition, margins were generally improved. Net interest income increased by a substantial 35.8 percent to CHF 21.2 million (CHF 15.6 million). Net trading income (currency trading excluding eForex) was down slightly by 6.8 percent to CHF 10.9million (CHF 11.7 million).

Controlled costs and high total equity

Operating expenses increased year-on-year by 6.3 percent to CHF 87.1 million (CHF 82.0 million). This rise in expenses was mainly attributable to higher personnel costs (+9.0 percent) following the Internaxx integration in particular. The number of employees grew by 65 (37 of which at Internaxx) to 698. Higher expenses and unchanged revenues result in a lower pre-tax profit of CHF 25.1 million (CHF 30.8 million) and a pre-tax profit margin of 22.4 percent (27.3 percent). Net profit was 14.3 percent lower at CHF 22.0 million (CHF 25.7 million) and the net profit margin decreased to 19.6 percent (22.8 percent). On the occasion of the full year 2018 presentation, Swissquote announced a decrease of approximately CHF 10 million in pre-tax profit for 2019 owing to one-off costs for the integration of Internaxx, the founding of Swissquote Pte Ltd. as well as outlays for a Brexit contingency plan. Based on current estimates, Swissquote is now projecting only a CHF 6 million decrease in 2019 pre-tax profit. Out of this one-off costs of CHF 1.2 million were incurred in the first half and a further CHF 5 million are forecast for the second half of 2019. In addition, CHF 1.8 million are projected in 2020 (total: CHF 8 million). The capital ratio stood at 22.4 percent (27.5 percent). Accordingly, Swissquote remains one of Switzerland’s best-financed banks. Total equity increased by 9.6 percent to CHF 356.9 million (CHF 325.7 million).

High net new money inflow

The high net new money inflow of CHF 3.411 billion (CHF 2.421 billion) comes from organic growth (CHF 1.2 billion) and from the integration of Internaxx Bank (CHF 2.2 billion). Client assets increased by 19.5 percent to CHF 30.520 billion (CHF 25.533 billion) in the first half due to the high new money inflow and as a consequence of the general stock market trend. As at the end of June 2019, clients held assets of CHF 29.585 billion (+20.9 percent) in trading accounts, CHF 269.7 million (-45.7 percent) in saving accounts, CHF 225.8 million (-1.1 percent) in RoboAdvisory accounts and CHF 439.8 million (+33.8 percent) in eForex accounts. The total number of accounts rose by 17,140 (+5.3 percent) to a record-high 339,172 (322,032). The breakdown is as follows: 264,210 trading accounts (+5.8 percent), 19,962 saving accounts (- 26.0 percent), 3,026 Robo-Advisory accounts (+27.2 percent) and 51,974 eForex accounts (+20.9 percent). Since the saving account business has for some time no longer been profitable for Swissquote, the collaborative venture with Swiss Life was terminated effective 31 December 2018. This factor explains the significant decrease in the number of saving accounts, as well as in the corresponding volume of assets, in the first half of the year.

The complete financial report for the 1st half of 2019 is available at: https://www.swissquote.com - Company/Investor Relations/Financial Reporting

Swissquote – The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for Forex, Robo-Advisory and Mortgage. 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

  • Marc Bürki, CEO Swissquote Group Holding Ltd / CEO Swissquote Bank Ltd
  • Tel. +41 22 999 98 50, mobile +41 79 413 41 45
  • marc.burki@swissquote.ch

Agenda 2019

  • 17.03.2020 Presentation of 2019 results
  • 05.05.2020 Annual General Assembly

ACY Securities Asia Trading Cup returns for 2nd year

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1st August 2019, Sydney, Australia

The 2019 Asia Trading Cup, a live trading competition run by ACY Securities, has opened today to traders right around the world and will run through to the end of the year.

With over $150,000USD in prize money, contestants will battle it out through 4 key stages - Preliminaries, Semi-finals, Finals, and the Grand Final. The Grand Final will take place in an e-sports arena in Taiwan and is expected to be a high-energy, high-octane event.

Last year’s inaugural event was a hailed as a great success with the number one trader and grand final winner, Shantao Yu, finishing with a 29.12% return and taking home $99,000 USD in prize money.

ACY Securities Co-director Winson Cao said that the event is expected to attract thousands of traders and is a great platform for them to showcase their trading ability whilst engaging with fellow traders both competitively and socially.

“The Asia Trading Cup is a great opportunity for traders to showcase their trading prowess, interact with fellow traders in a competitive and social environment and of course share their experiences, trading tips and ideas with each other” said Mr Cao.

The 2019 Asia Trading Cup registrations are open until 20 August for the Preliminary stage. For closing dates on the other stages please contact ACY Securities.

For more information on the event visit https://www.asiatradingcup.com/en/tournament2019/


Rugby Star Eben Etzebeth Has Joined the Olymp Trade Team as a Brand Ambassador

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The forex and options trading powerhouse Olymp Trade has signed Eben Etzebeth as their new Brand Ambassador who will appear in advertising campaigns.

Forex and options trading broker Olymp Trade chosen to support the South African rugby star Eben Etzebeth as its new Brand Ambassador. The Stormers’ lock was chosen to represent the award-winning platform because of his hard work, dedication, and success.

Throughout his career, Etzebeth has been driven to be the best player he can, which is a quality shared by the Olymp Trade team and traders alike. Battling injuries to return each time in better form than he left, showed a commitment to his craft that has earned the respect of teammates and competitors. He has continued to push himself and his teams.

Over the years Etzebeth worked his way through the ranks of South African rugby earning recognition for his talents at a young age. Striving to make an impact on the world of rugby Eben has tried to elevate South Africa.

Olymp Trade has worked since day one to raise the bar for trading platforms. Founded in 2014, it took only two years for Olymp Trade to receive its first award. A dedication to standing out as a force to be reckoned with perfectly describes why Etzebeth and Olymp Trade are a match.

Eben Etzebeth commented,

"I would like to thank Olymp Trade for supporting me. I'm honored to be a part of this project and happy to represent them. It’s a compliment to be recognized for my hard work on and off the field by such a well-known and respected company that is trusted by millions"

Etzebeth was the Springboks captain in 2017, who has 33 Test Matches under his belt. With 67 Stormers appearances, Eben has helped push his team to 2 South African Conference Championships.

Regulated by the Financial Commission, Olymp Trade works tirelessly to conform to strict regulation while providing a pioneering user-friendly educational atmosphere and trading interface.


ACY Securities appoint new Head of Marketing & Communications

29th July 2019, Sydney, Australia

ACY Securities is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Pooni, a financial markets marketing and branding expert, as their new Head of Marketing & Communications.

Justin will be taking charge of the company’s strategic positioning, communications and digital strategy to promote the brand’s powerful competitive edge to traders.

With over 11 years’ experience in developing and growing brands in both the Australian and global markets, Justin has specialist expertise in market positioning, digital acquisition/retention and PR within the financial markets.

ACY Securities Director Jimmy Ye said Justin will lead the Marketing & Communications department at ACY Securities and will be instrumental in raising awareness of the company’s cutting-edge products and services and doing it in a way that connects the brand with the traders in an organic fashion.

“This senior appointment is part of a series of upcoming executive appointments inline with ACY Securities’ commitment to beef up our presence in the global multi-asset trading industry in an organic way” said Mr Ye in a statement this morning.

“With a strong value proposition, the very best infrastructure and a commitment to empower traders through technology, ACY Securities has all the makings of becoming one of the most sought-after multi-asset brokers in the global market” said Mr Pooni in an interview today.

  • For more information contact ACY Securities Media Relations
  • Phone +61 2 8350 7894
  • Email justin.pooni@acy.com

Bitcoin Price Surge Drives Innovation and Continual Service Improvement

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The crypto market is witnessing persistent growth and massive adoption worldwide, albeit accompanied by pessimistic and biased manifestations from Bitcoin skeptics and boosters alike. Digital transformation and tokenization of assets are unavoidable, thus giving freedom to blockchain-based projects and, in particular, cryptocurrency trading platforms.

The number of crypto exchanges for trading is enormous and it is very easy to be bewildered by the excessive number of market offers. The crypto trading marketplace is highly competitive and is driven by innovative solutions, digitalization, excellent service delivery and intuitive user interface. That being said, massive expansion of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, in particular) is changing the modern framework of innovative potential.

The crypto exchanges do their best to accommodate the ever-growing customer demands and outweigh competitors. It can be done through constant upgrades and updates, making the use of services understandable and transparent to the maximum, deployment of next-gen technologies and unrivalled customer services. Currently, one of the main pre-requisites for traders is a margin trading service (leveraged trading), which can significantly boost potential return on investment by using a relatively small amount of pledged assets. However, there are not so many crypto trading platforms that offer margin trading services and with a good reputation in the crypto community. Let us discuss major features of multifunctional margin trading using Bithoven.com, one of the fastest-growing crypto trading platforms, as an example.

Bithoven.com offers straightforward and transparent services to its customers with a primary focus on innovative products and market driven development. It has recently enabled margin trading functionality, which allows to amplify the trade size of CFDs. The company did their best to meet all customer expectations with regard to newly accessible website feature.

User-friendly interface.

Margin trading is very speculative and understanding all available information is very crucial. By providing highly intuitive navigation and improved usability, traders do not need read through multiple websites, textbooks or take courses.

Well-balanced leverage ratio.

Margin trading is fit for people who understand and are willing to assume all economic, legal and other risks involved. With maximum leverage 1:20, traders can go long or short and mitigate losses in case of unpredicted market movements. Negative balance protection naturally complements it.

Demo account.

Margin trading on Demo conditions is toll free and there are no risks of financial losses. In fact, it is a trading simulator with real market conditions, which helps build confidence, understand the market movements and trade a wide range of CFDs.

Use of expert advisors, charts, timeframes etc.

On Bithoven.com, traders are allowed to use expert advisors/trading robots, indicators, subscribe to trading signals, gain advantage from economic calendar and market depth.

Speed and accessibility.

Margin trading gateways to global exchange markets starts with all-in-one MetaTrader 5, which can be easily and speedily accessed on any device ꟷ mobile, web or desktop.

Try Crypto Margin Trading on MetaTrader 5 now!


FBS got the Best Forex Broker Europe 2019 award by The European Magazine

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Every year, The European Magazine, a London-based business publication, holds the Banking Finance Awards recognizing the best performances in the global business community. In 2019, the Best Forex Broker in Europe award was granted to FBS, admitting the high quality of the company’s services.

Rapidly developing financial technologies, expanding markets, and growing interest in trading and investment set very high standards to brokerage companies these days. A good service must deliver fast order execution, clear design, analytical tools, and all sorts of extra features to help users succeed in the market. After analyzing dozens of candidates, the Banking Finance Awards experts concluded that FBS has it all – and keeps improving.

FBS was founded in 2009 and has been working in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and other regions for 10 years now. This priceless and diverse international experience was the key to developing a multidimensional service, which was introduced to the European clientele a little while ago. European markets loved the diversity of FBS services, and the latest trophy is a sign of this appreciation.

FBS features Standard and Demo accounts for different types of traders, good trading conditions, a variety of instruments, and professional analytics. Besides, a custom trading app is scheduled to see the light in the nearest future to give FBS clients an opportunity to trade on the go. On top of that, FBS provides instant deposits and withdrawals via the most popular payment systems with zero commission.

The European is a quarterly business publication that covers a broad spectrum of business affairs globally, including Energy, Banking and Finance, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Shipping, Technology, and more.

FBS is an international broker with more than 190 countries of presence and 10 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics.


FBS got the Best Forex Broker Europe 2019 award by The European Magazine

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4th July 2019 (Hong Kong)—

MultiBank Group, one of the leading forex and CFD brokerage worldwide, welcomes the joining of Artur Filipowicz as the Group’s new Head of Institutional Sales.

Filipowicz has over 15 years of experience in the financial sector, and was previously the Head of Institutional Sales (Europe & APAC) for Dukascopy Bank and Senior Institutional Sales at Swissquote Bank where he worked on acquisition, business development and advisory of institutional clients in Switzerland, Europe and Asia Pacific.

MultiBank’s appointment of Filipowicz comes at a time when the Group looks to significantly expand its institutional business in the coming years. With MultiBank’s existing relationships with liquidity providers, institutional banks, technology providers, combined with Filipowicz’s expertise, the Group looks forward to developing and strengthening its institutional services to further help brokerage businesses achieve their business goals.

In relation to his appointment, Filipowicz states, “I am delighted to join MultiBank in this exciting and challenging role. MultiBank has the expertise and technological capabilities in order to provide high-quality trading, liquidity and execution at competitive trading conditions for the institutional market and professional traders. I look forward to leading the team in servicing our institutional clients worldwide.”


FBS Stars: The Broker Invites 20 Best Partners To A VIP Party

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Partner parties is a great way to get to know company’s local promoters and celebrate loyalty, motivation, and cooperation. In 2019, FBS broker launches the FBS Stars contest with a round trip flight to Russia’s second largest city and a VIP party invitation as a prize

The FBS Stars contest starts on July 8 and ends on August 16. FBS partners need to register for the promo and attract new clients / motivate the existing ones to trade with FBS. Partners will get special points for their clients’ trading performance, and those who score the best results in their region will get an invitation to a luxurious party in St. Petersburg, Russia.

There will be 10 regions with 2 winners in each, 20 winners total. Participants will get 5 points for every new or reactivated client who deposits $100 or more and trades 1 lot, and 1 point for every lot traded by other clients. One can track their progress in the Personal Area where the sequence number, the Partner account number, the country, and the total number of points are displayed – both regionally and globally.

In addition to the round trip flight and party invitation, the winners will get hotel accommodation for 4 nights, a city tour, and a visit to FBS Headquarters. Last year’s FBS partner party called FBS Leaders Summit and featured a fancy ship voyage, BBQ, cocktails, music, entertainment, awards, and lots of fun with FBS management. This year’s party is shaping up to be even hotter, and the partners all over the world are lining up for this amazing opportunity. Luckily, the only requirement for participation is having an FBS Partner account, so everyone has a chance to party like a star.

FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence and more than 10 000 000 clients. It is famous for regular, diverse, and advantageous contests and promotions that are highly appreciated by the global trading community. Besides, the broker offers a number of special services to make trading easier and more beneficial, such as swap-free and VPS services, cashback up to $7 per lot, and more.


FXStreet and Spotware’s cTrader to collaborate with Integration of FXStreet Economic Calendar

Barcelona, 25 June 2019 - Spotware’s cTrader, a leading trading platform development company, and FXStreet.com, the FX exclusive media site with over 20 years experience in the market, have announced their collaboration by which cTrader has integrated FXStreet’s Economic Calendar in their platform. As of recently, the integration is present on cTrader’s public beta platforms. Thanks to the tight partnership with FX Street, Spotware has already rolled the feature out to all versions of cTrader, available to all brokers.

FXStreet’s top-performing economic calendar is rightfully considered one of the most complete, accurate and timely in the Forex market. The FXStreet Economic Calendar covers economic events and indicators from all over the world, encompassing over 1,000 events from 42 countries and equipped with a selection of advanced tools, including automatic refresh, countdown, historical graph, various filters, as well as related news and reports. “ We are really proud of our Calendar, and its flexibility, thanks to our API now everyone can enjoy it through cTrader’s amazing platform, keeping the quality we are always aiming for.” Setxi Fernandez, FXStreet’s CEO, commented.

The FXStreet Economic calendar can now be accessed directly through the cTrader platform, providing traders with the full scope of valuable information for a complete fundamental analysis.

“In an effort to provide our traders with a top-notch trading experience, and grant our broker clients yet another competitive edge, we happily announce our partnership with FXStreet, which seamlessly integrates the FXStreet Economic Calendar tool with the cTrader platform. Given that the FXStreet Economic Calendar is one of the top trader tools available in the market, we are secure that it will further boost trader success, and aid our clients in establishing themselves as all-inclusive trading service providers”says Panagiotis Charalampous, the Head of Community Management at Spotware.

Notes to Editors

FXStreet was founded in January 2000. As its distinctive trademark, the website has always been proud of its unyielding commitment to provide objective and unbiased information and to enable its users to take better and more confident decisions. On the website, the real-time quotes, news, newsletters and interactive chats with experts from all over the world are among the most well-received content. FXStreet has managed to gain the collaboration of the entire Forex industry, from professional individuals and small companies right up to Forex Brokers and Investment Banks. Besides the main website in English, the website is available in 16 other languages.

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FBS got the Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe 2019 award by International Business Magazine

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FBS got the Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe 2019 award by International Business Magazine

Every year, one of the most influential UAE-based business periodicals – International Business Magazine – hosts an awards ceremony for businesses from all over the world. This year, FBS got the Most Progressive Forex Broker Europe award – a trophy assigned to the most successful innovation implementation.

Fintech is rapidly developing, which emerges the need to follow the trends and search for new approaches. Old school companies lose their clients to more user-friendly and tech-savvy ones, and those who timely invest in tech eventually take over the market.

FBS has always been at the forefront of global efforts to deliver high-quality brokerage services. Plus, the company has just entered the European market – a highly demanding and competitive marketplace with quite picky clients who are used to the best services. This is why FBS is planning a lot of new feature

Particularly, a custom trading app is scheduled to see the light in the nearest future – indeed, mobile trading is a trend that is definitely here to stay. On top of that, the broker is getting ready to expand its account list, adding new accounts to meet the needs of different types of traders.

The Most Progressive Forex Broker award is a big honor that entails an obligation to stay relevant and keep an eye on the ball, perusing top-notch fintech solutions. The philosophy behind FBS is simple: up-to-date solutions make the trading process easier, which makes one’s trading performance better. This is what any broker must strive for.

International Business Magazine awards are looking for top-performing businesses in such fields as Emerging Markets, SMEs to Lead Corporates, Stock Exchanges, Insurance Sectors, Wealth and Asset Management Sectors. The magazine defines its vision and mission as “providing unique top-notch information to the global audience under one roof”, covering multiple regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

FBS is an international broker with more than 190 countries of presence and 10 years of expertise, providing knowledge via free seminars, special events, educational materials, and daily analytics.


Dukascopy Bank has opened 100 000 current accounts!

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15 months ago, at the beginning of 2018, Dukascopy Bank had set an ambitious goal to become the most dynamic and fast-growing retail banking institution in Switzerland. Today we are proud to report that the business model developed by Dukascopy Bank to achieve that goal is completely sustainable: 100 000 clients have entrusted to our institution their payment needs and assets! And the pace is gathering in speed: more than 50% of the amounts of retail accounts have been opened during last three months. In fact every three months the bank doubles its on-boarding productivity.

Our retail clients can reach the financial world by double-tapping on the screen of their smart-phones. A state-of-the-art bank-bot will guide the client through the wide range of unique services offered by Dukascopy Bank:

  • Banking accounts in 23 currencies with an instant opportunity to exchange one currency against another with the best possible forex exchange rates with and lowest commission rates (for example, Swiss residents are charged only 0.25% of the exchanged amount);
  • Instant and free of charge money transfers to any mobile phone number and between chat-mates of Dukascopy Connect messenger;
  • A wide range of investment vehicles built directly into the bank-bot including commodities, indices, gold and bitcoin;
  • Access to the first Swiss banking cryptocurrency created by Dukascopy Bank called the Dukascoin which can be obtained by every new retail MCA account holder for free and offers overwhelming opportunities for its holders: participation in either conservative reward programs with average annual profitability at more than 50% or speculations on the internal Dukascoin Marketplace.

For those who prefer more traditional ways of managing their money Dukascopy Bank offers personal prepaid Dukascopy Visa card in EUR, USD, CHF and GBP allowing either to pay bills and services online and in stores (millions of locations supported) or to get cash in ATM’s. Transfers between the retail account and carda (deposits and withdrawals) are also free of charge.

Key components of the success reached are the following:

  • Strict KYC/AML procedures based on Swiss banking regulation;
  • Innovative on-line client onboarding procedure with remote Video Identification allowing clients from all over the World to open a Swiss retail banking account without having to be physically present at the bank’s office;
  • Modern Dukascopy Connect 911 messenger available for all mobile devices with built-in internet banking capabilities
  • Active usage of Artificial intelligence with chat-bots which allows 24/7 support and onboarding of clients;
  • Implementation of the crypto-friendly bank concept.

Based on above mentioned factors Dukascopy Bank reduced the cost of onboarding of per client from 100 down to less than 3 EUR!

The convergence between Swiss banking traditions and modern technologies in Dukascopy Bank’s retail products brought the bank to its current impressive result and has created a well-grounded basis for the development of even more fascinating products which will be announced very soon. While celebrating this new milestone we can endorse our bank’s ambitious goal as stated in the Dukascoin project Whitepaper: “With the trend continuing to be so dynamic, the Bank is eager to become the biggest digital bank regulated in Switzerland.”


JFD Group Expands Operations to Spain, New Office will Service Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Clients Across the World

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04. June 2019 – After experiencing spectacular achievements and solid growth since its foundation in 2011, JFD is now expanding its operations to the Iberian Peninsula and LATAM. The fintech group will also provide its commission-free stock trading services to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking clients from a brand new office in Madrid.

Ever since its foundation in 2011, JFD has enjoyed increasing popularity among traders and investors from more than 130 countries. Amid current market uncertainties and ESMA’s recent product intervention measures, the company has not experienced any significant slowdowns and has managed to maintain a healthy business operation, allowing it to pursue new expansion opportunities.

Backed by a very experienced and committed team of professionals, the new office in Madrid was established to deliver the firm’s wide selection of trading and investment services to the Spanish-speaking world. It is also an important part of the group’s plan to solidify its global footprint. Apart from Spain, the office will also cover Portugal and other major territories with Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities, including the LATAM region with a population of more than 640 million people.

JFD clients can trade over 1,500 instruments across 9 asset classes via both MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5. The company provides true multi-asset trading in Forex and CFDs on ETFs, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies and Bonds as well as commission-free stock trading in more than 600 US, Spanish, German, French and Dutch stocks. In addition, it offers a very popular passive investment platform, JFD Invest, in which investors can select from a list of proven trading strategies.

Strict regulation by BaFin and CySec, and registration with more than 28 European countries ensures clients in the new territories are well protected. Their funds are also kept in segregated accounts with leading banks such as Barclays and Wirecard AG. JFD Bank AG, part of JFD Group, is also a member of the stock exchanges in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf and Vienna.

Ignacio Albizuri Delclaux has been appointed to lead the new office as Managing Director Iberia & LATAM. Prior to joining JFD, he had an extensive and successful career spanning more than 10 years in the financial industry. “This is a great opportunity for JFD to reach new untapped markets and I am delighted to be part of the company, considered a leader in its sector with 40+ international awards to show,” commented Mr. Delclaux.

More information in Spanish and Portuguese about JFD’s financial services and unique offers can be found at the recently launched http://www.jfdbank.com/es and http://www.jfdbank.com/pt.

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About JFD:

JFD is a leading Group of Companies offering financial and investment services and activities. The parent entity, JFD Group Ltd was launched in December 2011 and is now an internationally licensed global provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions. It provides commission-free trading in real stocks and Crypto CFDs as well as extremely competitive pricing for trading and investing in 1,500+ instruments across 9 asset classes. JFD is acknowledged by numerous independent sources as one of the fastest-growing and respected financial companies worldwide. Thanks to its core values of transparency, fairness and trust, many experienced investors consider the company as their best choice for self-trading, portfolio management and investment advisory solutions.

JFD Group of Companies constitutes of JFD Group Ltd, (License Number 150/11), JFD Overseas Ltd (License Number 17933) and JFD Bank AG (License Number 120056).


MultiBank Group Expansion Continues through a Large Acquisition of the Customers and Operations Infrastructure of AETOS Capital Group in China

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Hong Kong, 3 June 2019--

MultiBank Group, one of the leading global providers of online financial products, announced today that it has acquired the customers of AETOS Capital Group Pty Ltd in mainland China. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

This acquisition involves a transfer of substantial number of clients running into tens of thousands of customers. The AETOS customers will be transferred to MultiBank Group through a new division by the name of MBG.

Mr. Draco Ng, the previous CEO of AETOS Capital Group, will join MultiBank Group as the CEO of the new division MBG. In this regard, Mr. Ng states, “These customers shall expect a smooth transition and will continue to be serviced by the same sales and support team as prior to the transfer. Moreover, as the CEO of MBG, the new division of MultiBank Group, we will ensure that the customers will enjoy the same level of excellence in service, execution speed, technology, trading conditions, security of funds, customer support and all other related matters. The transfer is scheduled to take place during the weekend after the close of markets on 8th June 2019 (Saturday).” 

This acquisition by MultiBank Group comes after substantial expansion of the Group following the establishment of MEX Asset Management in Frankfurt, MEX Wealth Management in the Cayman Islands, MEX Fintech in Hong Kong, MEX Spain in Barcelona, MEX MENA in the UAE and MEX Capital Markets in Mexico.

Ms. Sophia Barnes, Marketing Manager of MultiBank Group, comments, “The Group is now finalizing further expansion in England, Kuwait, Philippines, Indonesia and Kenya, all of which are envisaged to be operational in 2019. This brings the total global reach of MultiBank Group to 18 offices worldwide.

MultiBank Group and its subsidiaries are licensed and regulated worldwide through relevant authorities including BaFin in Germany, FMA in Austria, CNMV in Spain, FSC in the BVI, ASIC in Australia, CIMA in the Caymans, and RAK in the UAE. MultiBank Group is also now in the process of applying for an FCA license in London.

Combining prime liquidity, cutting edge technology and first-class customer service, MultiBank delivers advanced trading platforms and tight pricing in online financial products, including forex, metals, shares, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies CFDs. MultiBank offers complete security of funds, including segregated accounts, the most favorable trading conditions, including leverage up to 500:1 on our wide range of 1,000+ products, the tightest spreads in the industry starting from 0.1 pips, and 100% ECN platform.


Tickmill Group’s 2018 Financial Performance Reaches New Heights

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Tickmill Group ended 2018 by posting significant growth as evidenced by remarkable increases in all financial metrics.

The consolidated net profit in 2018 stood at $19.67 million, marking a surge of 33% in relation to the corresponding figure of 2017 which amounted to $14.81 million. The Group’s net trading revenue came in at $45.13 million, pointing to a 16% increase compared to the previous year.

Furthermore, the yearly trading volume stood at $1,368 billion notional value, recording a staggering increase of 84% compared to the previous year while also easily surpassing the projected $1,200-1,300 billion range. Interestingly, in October and November 2018, Tickmill witnessed the highest monthly trading volume figures of $145.5 billion and $136.0 billion respectively. For the full year, the Clients of Tickmill Group placed in total 83.56 million trades which represents a new record for the Group and an increase of 96% compared to previous year. Also, with a net capital base of $40.71 million as of the end of 2018, Tickmill Group is well positioned to look for attractive acquisition opportunities to further increase its geographic reach and market share.

Growth Momentum to Continue in 2019

Building on the positive performance of 2018, the first quarter of 2019 saw the Group onboarding a record number of new clients, a growth which is primarily fueled by its strong Introducing Broker network. Meanwhile, despite the low market volatility occurred in Q1 2019, the Group’s net trading revenue was $12.94 million, up 8.8% compared to Q1 2018.

In the year ahead, Tickmill projects to reach a full-year trading volume of $1400-1500 billion based on organic growth in its key markets in South-East Asia, South America, MENA and GCC region, Africa and Europe.

Commenting on the results, Illimar Mattus, Group CFO, stated: “In 2018, our Group was nimble enough to further strengthen its financial performance despite the wave of restrictive regulatory measures that were introduced. We will continue to tap into our deep industry expertise and core values of integrity, transparency and professionalism to drive the long-term profitability of our business.”

Group COO, Ingmar Mattus, commented: “We remain on track for achieving our strategic objectives aiming to become a stronger, more agile and competitive organisation capable of delivering sophisticated products and high-quality service to our global client base.”

“Having broken new records of financial performance in 2018, we are certain 2019 will see us continuing to expand our market share and reinforce our position as one of the fastest-growing financial services providers in the world.” said Duncan Anderson, CEO of Tickmill UK Ltd.

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, offering first-class trading products with competitive conditions and ultra-fast execution.

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

81% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


The doors to new FX brokerage TIOmarkets, have been kicked open

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With 10,000 sign ups in 2 weeks, the TIOmarket management team has extended the free trial offer further to overwhelming demand.

Bursting onto the forex scene with its fresh approach, TIOmarkets has officially opened its doors. Well over 10,000 traders have already registered with the company in the hopes that they will benefit from low trading costs and zero commissions.

Hot off the press, their unique service is fully loaded with an impressive line-up of subscription packages that deliver ultra low-cost trading for a small monthly fee. The company received more than 10,000 sign-ups to their subscription packages in less than two weeks, before the doors had even opened today!

And while those trading plans are readied for execution, here is a reminder of why traders can benefit from being part of their revolutionary firm.

A broker like no other

How many other brokers offer a subscription package in return for 0 commissions and no hidden charges on a choice of over 120 tradable assets? How many other brokers offer the chance to get your money back on trades gone wrong, or give you 50% of your initial deposit back?

Zero? That’s right. And that’s where TIOmarkets comes in.

The company’s unique subscription model means traders will know the exact cost of trading – zero commission, no pesky fees, no slippery slippage and not even a hint of hidden costs.

That means traders will only pay once. Just once... and then never have to factor in commissions or any other charges for a whole month.

And as soon as traders are right in the thick of it, the spreads are so thin they’ll hardly notice them. That’s low spreads across all major, minor and exotic currency pairs.

What’s more, TIOmarkets comes alive like you’ve never seen before! Signing up now gives traders with one month of zero-cost trading of their best package, the VIP Black.

CHOOSE VIP BLACK FOR 1 MONTH FREE!

On top of the fact that TIOmarkets has already successfully achieved their goal of 10,000 sign-ups during their pre-launch 3-month trading offer, they continue to pull out all the stops...with an exciting new offer.

1 month free!

That’s right, the firm is offering new users a chance to trial their service for one month free.

A whole month of unbeatable trading benefits. You’re guaranteed a number of reasons to smile...

0 Commissions.

Pay nothing in commissions, no matter how large your volumes or how frequently you trade.

Low Spreads

Unlike other 0-commission brokers, they don’t squeeze you with higher spreads to compensate. Zero commissions, low spreads, no trade-off.

TIOreimburse – To make life easier for you, they’ll give you 50% back on your first deposit if you’re stopped out within 30 days. No questions, just your money back!

TIOshield – Your trading armour to the rescue! This awesome feature allows you to back out of a trade if it’s going badly. We all make bad calls from time to time – wouldn’t it be great to erase them as if they never happened? Good news, you can.

Fiat and Crypto Deposits – TIOmarkets is one of the only brokers to offer trading accounts in fiat, bitcoin, ether or TIOx. So now you can deposit, withdraw and hold your balance in either fiat or crypto.

Plus many more exclusive benefits!

Fancy swimming in this no-nonsense pool?

Find out how much you can save with one of their attractive subscription trading packages. Their handy little calculator is going to tell you just how much $$$ you’re going to save with VIP Black. tiomarkets.com/pure-trading

That’s not all...

For anyone that’s heard of trade.io's famous liquidity pool, they’ve created an alluring bridge from the FX world right into the crypto-sphere – 50% of funds raised from TIOmarkets goes directly into pool, meaning holders of their native token, TIOx, can share in the company’s success.

It seems there’s no better time to sign up.

CMO of TIOmarkets Helen Astaniou “The TIOmarkets team consists of FX veterans who are already intimately familiar with the FX environment. We know the challenges that traders can face and our goal is to eliminate these. Simple, no-hassle trading with no hidden costs is the name of the game… and it’s already proving to be incredibly popular.

Become a happy trader...

The markets are waiting for you. Remember, the best things in life are free. But not if you don’t sign up now.

Off you go to 1-month-free.tiomarkets.com

Don’t miss out. Their exclusive offer lasts for 30 days from the day you sign up.

Risk disclaimer: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 66% of retail investor accounts lost money when trading CFDs with this provider in the past 12 months. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.


Keep Your Money: A Guide to Avoid Drowning In FX Costs

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With the launch of a brand-new FX offering that promises huge cost savings for traders, we’ve put together the 4 surest ways to keep your trading costs low and your potential for profit high.

You might have come across what you think are ‘endless possibilities’ of trading.

And if you’ve got eyes, you’ll have spotted the “please trade with care” disclaimer displayed at the bottom of most retail trading sites, claiming that at least “76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading.”

The only way to attempt to get ahead amid this incredibly volatile market is to consider a broker that guarantees you a way of keeping your trading costs to a minimum.

From commissions to spreads, to account funding and withdrawal policies, all of these factors have a say in how much you lose and how much you earn.

While we ready ourselves for our sensational launch on the 28th of May, fully loaded with our unique subscription packages, let’s start with saving you some pennies...

Rule #1 - Keep Your Commissions Low.

For every transaction that takes place, your broker will charge a commission.

From the moment a position is open, the first thing that is deducted from your trading account is the commission the broker charges.

In order to make a profit, the position should move in the right direction by minimum the amount taken for paying the broker’s commission.

But you should remember that commission goes up with volume! The bigger the volume traded, the higher the absolute commission charged. In other words, if you trade 0.1 lots and your commission is 0.9 USD, on one lot, you can expect the commission to be proportional.

While you can’t escape commissions, given that brokers will naturally need to charge something for their services, you should learn how to interpret a commission and incorporate it as a regular cost that comes with any transaction.

At TIOmarkets, our best subscription takes zero commissions for a small monthly fee. Meaning you pay once, and then never have to factor in commissions for any of your trades for a whole month.

Rule #2 - Find a broker with low spreads.

Low spreads = more money for you.

Even without commissions factored in, you start every trade “in the red”, or making a loss. In order for your trade to become profitable, you need to cross the spread in the direction you are trading. For example, if you buy EURUSD at 1.23150 and your spread is 1 pip, you need to wait for the price to move up to 1.23160 for you to break even and not be losing on your trade.

For this reason, lower spreads are important for you to move out of the red and into the profit zone quickly and more often.

It’s especially important for day traders and those who open and close multiple positions per trading session.

Be careful though, as many brokers who advertise “low spreads” compensate by charging you high commissions on each trade, or by requiring a high-deposit account.

At TIOmarkets, we offer the same low spreads to everyone, and don’t sneak in hidden charges either.

Our trading fees are some of the lowest you’ll find. That’s low spreads across all major, minor and exotic currency pairs.

Rule #3 - Do your homework.

As mentioned above, there’s no point being sold on “low spreads” or “low commissions” only to be hit with high and unexpected charges somewhere else.

Do your research. In order to consistently perform as a trader, you need to understand all of the charges involved.

Make sure you know exactly what charges you’re in for – spreads, commissions, deposits, withdrawals, support – you need to be in the know to avoid finding yourself suddenly short on your balance.

Once you’ve done all of your homework, signed up for a demo account, done your practice, and, most importantly, put a trading plan in place, it’s time to go live.

Once you’re on the right track, you’ll start trading with real money. Just be sure to start small when going live! Make a deposit, a few trades, and a withdrawal to uncover any hidden charges.

TIOmarkets promises no hidden charges. You pay one low monthly fee for huge cost savings on the other side, and other exclusive benefits.

Rule #4 - Find a reputable broker.

Forex trading is booming. And while the number of online and mobile trading platforms continuously increase, we slowly see the barriers to entry decrease.

And this is the exact reason why partnering with a reputable broker is crucial, because it’s the only way to protect yourself against malpractice that could wipe out your account.

It’s no secret that the unregulated forex market is full of bad actors who are looking to profit by offering a poor or rigged service.

These brokers are able to manipulate prices and spreads to ensure you don’t make a profit, or find reasons to withhold your withdrawal.

Don’t fall for the scams scattered across the forex market. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

So once you’ve researched and compared the market, we trust you’ll find us. TIOmarkets UK Ltd holds a license from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Trade with confidence and with no compromise on trust, security and transparency.

Navigate Your Way to Profit

It’s turbulent waters out there. If you’re not careful, you’ll be drowning in a sea of unwanted charges.

Come up for air, fill your lungs, and trade with a broker you can trust.

TIOmarkets is a regulated broker offering unique FX and CFDs trading subscriptions and a treasure-chest of benefits for one low monthly or quarterly fee.

Our best plan, VIP Black, gives you:

0 Commissions Pay nothing in commissions, no matter how large your volumes or how frequently you trade.

Low Spreads

Unlike other “0 commission” brokers, we don’t squeeze you with higher spreads to compensate. Zero commissions, low spreads, no trade-off.

TIOreimburse - Get 50% back of your first deposit.

If you are stopped out within one month of signing up to trade with TIOmarkets, we’ll give you 50% back of your initial deposit, no questions asked.

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TIOshield - Your trading armor.

For when trades go wrong, we offer an insurance service that lets you reverse bad trades within 60 minutes in order to get your money back.

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And much more.

Start Saving - 3 Months Free Offer

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We’re celebrating with three months free of our best package, VIP Black, to the first 10,000 sign-ups.

That’s $150 of immediate savings, plus untold other savings depending on your trading volumes.

But hurry, time is running out! We’ll soon be closing our 3-month free exclusive trading offer and officially open the doors for trading.

So, when do we open the doors

We’ll be cutting the ribbon on the 28th of May!

But we’ve got even more good news ladies and gents, we’ll be unveiling our shiny, new website on the 20th of May where traders will have an exclusive look at the company’s offerings and the chance to play around.

Be sure to sign up here for our straight talking, no-nonsense trading. You’re guaranteed a number of reasons to smile.


ATFX Releases Second Quarter Report

ATFX, the global award-winning forex broker has released an insightful quarterly report, providing traders with the latest market trends in 2019.

The 23-page market outlook report incorporates unique data on forex outlooks, the stock markets, metals, energy, and the hot topic of cryptocurrencies. There is so much packed into the report to really enhance the trading experience including regional information as well as regulatory information.

The last issue summarised information from the first quarter especially market trends and their implications on the multi-asset trading industry. However, ATFX has now included new and unique benchmarks to provide exclusive information on the forex industry.

Alejandro Zambrano, Global Chief Market Strategist of ATFX UK, Ramy Abouzaid, Head of Market Research of ATFX UAE and Martin Lam, Chief Analyst of ATFX Asia Pacific, explore a range of fascinating financial strategies in the report. The Q2 report is also available to traders in a range of languages, making it accessible their global client base.

The report aims to help traders develop an effective trading strategy over the coming quarter. Please visit ATFX’s Quarterly Market Outlook page to download your free copy of the outlook today.

ATFX would also like to remind traders that Global Chief Market Strategist Alejandro Zambrano provides daily updates on the markets and this is available here.

ATFX is a co-brand shared by a number of different entities globally including:

  • AT Global Markets (UK) Limited in the United Kingdom regulated by FCA;
  • ATFX Global Markets (CY) Limited in Cyprus regulated by CySEC;
  • AT Global Markets Limited registered in the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines;
  • AT Global Markets Intl Ltd in Mauritus is licensed by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and;
  • AT Capital Markets Limited is a rep office of ATFX Global Markets (CY) Limited regulated by Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and CySEC. AT Capital Markets Limited deals with Professional clients only.

New FX broker offers 3-month free trial for cost-saving subscription packages

TIOmarkets has announced that it is closely approaching its target of achieving 10,000 sign-ups to its new FX and crypto trading platform. Until then, its trademark trading packages worth up to $150 per trader, are being given for FREE, for three months. The clock is ticking…. https://bit.ly/2Y9LI2s;

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TIOmarkets, known for its innovative and sometimes controversial marketing campaigns, is launching full throttle onto the forex scene with its innovative subscription packages. With this subscription model, the company offers traders the chance to pay a low monthly fee in exchange for zero commissions and other exclusive benefits. For traders wishing to trade in an FCA-regulated environment, this provides an ideal cost-saving opportunity.

Subscription models versus a la carte trading

With subscription services being such a big part of daily life, it’s a surprise FX firms haven’t successfully offered this yet. With one subscription monthly fee, traders enjoy increased efficiency, consistency, better cash flow management and untold potential cost savings. One estimation found that frequent traders, depending on the size of their portfolio, could spend hundreds – even thousands of dollars per month on wide spreads, extra commissions and other hidden costs.

Calculate what you could save with the TIOmarkets savings calculator. Using average figures from the top 25 forex brokers, you can see how a trader that trades a conservative figure of 50 round lots per month would be paying $400 in fees – that’s at least 10 times the cost of the subscription package. Check out the savings calculator here: https://bit.ly/2Y9LI2s

The TIOmarkets subscription packages eliminate extra costs from trading entirely. And to celebrate the launch of the new brand, they are offering three months worth of the top subscription package to the first 10,000 sign-ups for free. That’s an immediate saving of $150, plus untold other savings depending on how frequently trades are made ...the clock is ticking.

Not your typical FX broker

The company has coined a no-nonsense approach. Bursting onto the scene with a controversial April Fools’ Hoax this year, the management team made it clear that it was their goal to be as transparent as possible about the costs and pitfalls of the financial markets.

Head of Business Development Terence Tan stated: “You have to go into trading with your eyes wide open. Trading can be risky and the markets can be volatile. These are two facts that need to be handled head-on rather than hidden in the fine print. We aren’t burying our heads in the sand and hoping that our traders don’t notice extra commissions. We are shouting loud and clear – pay subscriptions once per month and save a tremendous amount!”

You just pay one flat rate and that’s it. And for those who don't like the idea of paying monthly, TIOmarkets has a pay as you go option. For any crypto holders, they may HODL, deposit or withdraw in Bitcoin, Ethereum, or alt coins.

Anyone who subscribes to the monthly or quarterly packages will also gain access to a range of premium services.

TIOshield to the rescue! For when trades go wrong, TIOshield is an insurance service that allows the trader to reverse bad trades within 60 minutes in order to get their money back.

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Losing Trades? Get TIOreimburse!Get 50% back of your first deposit. If you are stopped out within one month of signing up to trade with TIOmarkets, they will give you 50% back of your initial deposit, no questions asked.

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Inner Circle Webinars.

Strategies and trading insights you won’t learn anywhere else, held every two weeks.

FX and chill.

Twice a year, exclusive events will be held for VIP Black subscribers that include luxurious getaways, relaxation and adventure-packed calendars for those who seek thrills beyond FX.

A fresh approach from an experienced FX team.

On their website, they mention: “Forex trading isn’t new to us. Not at all. Our team members come from some of the world’s top brokers. We’ve been around the block.

And because of our experience, we’ve seen what goes on. Sales teams pressuring traders into depositing more than they want to. Dealing rooms manipulating trades. Not to mention, tons of added charges slapped onto client accounts leading to complaints and unhappy traders.”

Fully Licensed & RegulatedTIOmarkets UK Ltd holds a license from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Razor-thin Spreads

Their trading fees are some of the lowest you’ll find. They offer low spreads across all major, minor and exotic currency pairs.

Metaquotes Platform

Chosen by millions of traders around the world, the MT4 and MT5 platforms give traders all the tools needed to plan and execute a successful trading strategy on the world’s financial markets.

TIOmarkets Chief Marketing Officer Helen Astaniou sharply summarizes how TIOmarkets is not just your average broker. She explains:

“Every single trade costs money. And expensive trading can take a toll on traders’ psychology as well as their investment size.

Why should your investment size dwindle by the sheer act of making a trade? It doesn't seem right. That's why we want to show that trading doesn't need to be and shouldn’t be expensive.  Paying once per month is a smart trading model that takes the headache and the cost out of frequent trading.”

It’s time to raise your trading game

Choose to trade in crypto or fiat, access premium webinars and educational content, or simply experience their innovative programs such as TIOshield & TIOreimburse. No more partner commissions eating into the profits of trading clients.

So hurry! There are only a few days left until the firm onboards their ten thousandth client, and will open its doors for trading.

Sign upto be part of a best-in-class environment to trade the global markets.

Risk disclaimer

*forex trading is risky*forex trading is risky

66% of retail investor accounts lost money when trading CFDs with this provider in the past 12 months. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.


FxPro introduces the brand new ‘FxPro Direct’ app, improving a trader’s personal account experience

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FxPro, a brokerage company that’s voted to be the “Best Broker 2018” by Financial Times and Investors Chronicles awards, has released their new FxPro Direct App onto the market.

This is the next level of mobile Personal Account management for traders. Recognizing the growing trend for minimalistic and multifunctional mobile features, FxPro conducted an in-depth analysis of the modern traders’ needs. This research then resulted in a simplified registration process and provided only those supplementary functions that are necessary for convenient and efficient account management.

Professional trading in just a few taps

New trading accounts can be created at any time by simply choosing one of the three available trading platforms (MT4, MT5 or cTrader) and picking the leverage and account currency (AUD, CHF, EUR, GBP, JPY, PLN, USD or ZAR). For all the newcomers, FxPro provides instructions on “How to install” the app, as well as direct links for downloading trading platforms.

Thus, every client can open several trading accounts in different currencies, on different platforms and easily transfer funds between them.

High-level security

The main concern of active traders is still the safety of mobile financial operations.

FxPro has solved this problem, once again confirming its title of the “Most reliable broker” (International Investor Awards, 2019). FxPro Direct maintains the highest levels of personal data encryption, which increases protection of all transactions..

At the core of the app lies the ‘FxPro Wallet’, which keeps the clients’ capital from participating in the trading process and safe from market risks. Funds can be transferred in the “Top-up” section of the app, via a Bank Transfer, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, NganLuong or Bank Cards. All payment methods have 0% commission. Funds are credited instantly and 24 hours a day (subject to KYC and AML procedures).

Visit Google Play or App Store to download FxPro Direct for free and try it yourself.


Olymp Trade is official sponsor of the LCR Honda MotoGP™

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Olymp Trade is proud to be an official sponsor of the LCR Honda MotoGP™ Team during the 2019 season.

Feel the thrill of watching your investments grow with Olymp Trade.

Olymp Trade is an online trading platform with over 20M client accounts from 120 countries. We make trading affordable and accessible to everyone. The sport of MotoGP is growing rapidly, quickly approaching the popularity of Formula 1, with a global viewership of 6.7 million. Takaaki Nakagami has been riding for LCR Honda in 2014, the same year Olymp Trade was founded.

LCR Honda and Takaaki Nakagami push themselves to be the best; everything they do is to serve this single purpose. The Olymp Trade team operates the same way; continuously striving to make the platform and overall user experience outstanding.

MotoGP is a sport of precision on and off of the track; tiny mistakes can mean the difference between finishing on the podium and losing your investment completely. Accuracy is paramount in trading; from timing a trade to market analysis. Trust the precision of the engine and the platform; Olymp Trade offers flawless execution on any device: Web, Android and iOS.

Trading is taking risks, similar to a MotoGP rider; failure and financial loss contrast the chance at a better life, success, and glory. Olymp Trade provides all the essential knowledge and tools necessary to dominate the complexities of trading. Risk is ever present, but with the Olymp Trade team behind you can be protected from some.

We admire the drive and determination of people pushing themselves to reach their potential, Takaaki Nakagami is one of those people; an inspiration to many. In our lives, in trading, and on the track working to be the best is what changes the trajectory of a life. The road to success is not a straight line.

Practice is essential for traders. Takaaki Nakagami trained for years to achieve his recognition as a top racer in MotoGP. With Olymp Trade members automatically receive a demo account with $10,000 Demo dollars to train in live markets.

Strategies, indicators, and money management plans are a trader’s motorcycle, suit, and helmet: required to push toward victory safely. Routines are important, which is why Nakagami always starts with his right, when putting on his boots, gloves, and getting on his bike. A practiced routine minimizes variables on and off of the track.

Olymp Trade is ecstatic to be working with LCR Honda and Takaaki Nakagami during their run for glory in 2019.


AETOS WINS TWICE AT PERSONAL WEALTH AWARDS

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AETOS Capital Group has won two titles at the Online Personal Wealth Awards 2019. The market-leading Forex firm scooped the “Best Forex NDD Broker“ and “Best MT4 Broker” trophies at the highly respected UK Awards ceremony.

The prestigious event celebrates companies that champion great products, trading technology and customer service in the area of personal wealth. Fresh off winning the “Best NDD broker” at the UK Forex Awards, which has seen AETOS rank top of the list with the most profitable clients than any other broker in a recent Finance Magnates study in 2018*, AETOS’ No Dealing Desk was once again recognised as the best in its class. Thousands of voters cast their support for AETOS’ transparent and fast trading technology to see the company’s NDD rewarded once again.

The awards didn’t stop there. AETOS doubled up by winning the “Best MT4 Broker” title as well. The trading platform is the most popular solution for retail Forex traders and they cast their votes for AETOS as their MT4 broker of choice.

Over the past year, AETOS’ monthly trading volume has reached $53 billion and client numbers have also greatly increased. This has put the company on Finance Magnate’s top fx brokers in their Q3 report.

The double award scoop for AETOS continues what has already been a highly successful year. The company celebrated its twelfth anniversary with a huge gala dinner event in Sydney, Australia. The grand occasion saw AETOS celebrating in the city the business began. Attendees at the event included government officials, ministers of state and over 200 AETOS representatives from its global offices.

Also making an appearance at the celebrations were members of Sydney FC. AETOS is the football club’s principal partner in this season’s AFC Champions League. The gala event saw the unveiling of Sydney FC’s new jersey for 2019 with AETOS proudly positioned across the chest. The partnership, now in its second year, has increased the awareness and appeal of both brands.

2019 has started off well for AETOS. Further recognition with two more titles at the Online Personal Wealth Awards serve to enforce its growth and development in to a market leader in the Forex industry.


BDSwiss Receives Best Trading Conditions 2019 Award by World Finance

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Forex and CFD investment firm BDSwiss was honoured to receive the award for “Best Trading Conditions 2019”, by the acclaimed finance magazine and awarding body, World Finance. The award came as the ultimate recognition of its ongoing commitment towards investing in excellence, and continuous efforts to exceed client expectations by offering the best possible trading environment.

Committed to growth, transparency and innovation, BDSwiss Group has undertaken a number of projects and initiatives aimed at creating the best trading conditions in the industry. Specifically, the Group has bolstered its forex and CFD offering by adding the new and improved MetaTrader5 to its platform arsenal and has launched a groundbreaking new account type, the BDSwiss Raw Account, which features extremely competitive conditions, including institutional grade liquidity, lower trading costs and ultra-thin spreads. When combined with BDSwiss’ commitment to transparency and regulation, the Group’s latest innovations make for a truly competitive trading environment.

Markos Solomou, BDSwiss Holding PLC COO has recently commented with regards to the World Finance Best Trading Conditions award: “In 2019, BDSwiss has taken very decisive steps in order to truly refine its offering and make it even more competitive. This award comes as a true recognition of our efforts to provide industry leading trading conditions and an unmatched experience. We are honoured to be recognised by such a prestigious institution such as World Finance, and we plan to continue to work towards delivering exceptional products and services to our client base.”

Never complacent, the Group’s Research and Development team is currently working on offering even more competitive trading conditions through its BDSwiss Raw Account, in an effort to lower trading costs even further. To learn more about BDSwiss, its trading platforms, accounts and conditions click here.

About BDSwiss Group: BDSwiss Group operates on a global scale under different licenses and entities offering Forex and CFD investment services to more than a million clients worldwide. BDSwiss as a brand was established back in 2012 and has since then been providing innovative products and platforms, competitive CFD trading, 24/5 support and advanced execution. BDSwiss Group’s holding company, is located in Zug, Switzerland. BDSwiss Holding PLC is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (the “CySEC”, license no. 199/13 and registration no. HE 300153).

About World Finance Awards

The World Finance Markets awards are the world's most premier finance and business awards. Established to honour excellence and achievement, the awards grant global recognition to Organizations and Business Leaders worldwide, since 2007. World Finance judging panel boasts over 230 years of financial and business journalism, supported by a research team that works round the clock to ensure our award winners are the most deserving in their sector.


April Fools’ hoax and industry exposé from TIOmarkets goes viral

The management team of TIOmarkets has announced that their “incredible, unbelievable and never seen before in FX” offer was in fact part of our marketing drive for an April Fools’ campaign and client awareness.

The prank, which coincided with the opening of its doors for pre-registration, was intended to counter the misleading and often unrealistic promotions that are so commonly released by companies within the industry.

TIOmarkets today announced the hoax on https://tiomarkets.com/vr with the following statement:

“For those of you who fell for it, we apologise for leading you up the garden path. There is a valuable lesson to be learned… the story about the partnership with the deep tech firm, the payment methods and the VR was made up. Think of it as a metaphor for all of the things wrong misleading with the forex industry at the moment. While these promises are all very good (and don’t we wish they were real!), they are quite simply, too good to be true.”

The campaign itself consisted of a video showing TIOmarkets partnering with a deep tech firm, which pledged to allow withdrawals and funding of accounts via any bank in the world. Veterans of the forex industry will be familiar with this deep-seated issue, which negatively impacts upon a great many traders living in specific certain jurisdictions worldwide. The video also promised free VR headsets and Android mobile devices to the first 100,000 sign ups of the company.

“Let’s start cleaning up: No false promises and hidden charges – we offer what we intend to provide – an excellent trading experience with no surprises.” On https://tiomarkets.com/vr, the firm stated that it wished to expose some of the inequalities within the industry, and through its no-nonsense tone of voice, plans to continue such frank and open discourse with FX traders about the dangers of FX trading.

TIOmarkets management acknowledges that this campaign was both innovative and controversial. Head of Business Development Terence Tan commented: “This campaign represents our positioning in the industry. We plan to prove to our clients every single day that we are all about transparency and honesty, qualities that can be rarely found anywhere else. We believe it’s time for an industry shake up.”

TIOmarkets will be the first in the FX industry to offer a subscription model to its clients, where traditionally the widening of spreads, partner commissions, and other company overheads have eaten into the profits of investors. TIOmarkets positions itself differently by offering a monthly subscription cost. The VIP Black package, for instance, is 49.95 USD per month and contains no hidden charges, costs or fees. This could mean significant savings for our investors. We offer a number of different packages to suit individual client needs.

Doors for registration open 2nd April 2019. Visit tiomarkets.com/vr to find out more.


NEW FX FIRM OPENS PRE-LAUNCH WITH UNBELIEVABLE OFFER

Think big.

NOW THINK BIGGER

AN INCREDIBLE OFFER

NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN FX

 

 

Welcome to TIOmarkets! We are the next hot upcoming FX and CFD trading brand that you’ll want to be a part of. To celebrate our pre-registration launch, we are partnering with a deep tech firm which has been mastering technologies never seen before in FX.

  • Instant deposits & withdrawals at almost any bank, anywhere in the world
  • VR trading using sophisticated technologies that will blow your socks off
  • Your own personal trading avatar who will answer any trading question
  • Free VR headset & Android mobile device to the first 100,000 sign ups, no strings attached

KISS GOODBYE TO FUNDING & WITHDRAWAL PROBLEMS

Our partner has spent five years trying to fix the problem that so many FX traders face when depositing and withdrawing. Using advanced QR technologies combined with our partners’ excellent relationships with some of the world’s biggest banks, our clients will be able to visit almost any bank worldwide and deposit cash directly into their trading account. If that wasn’t good enough, our clients will also be able to withdraw cash straight into their pocket, with no questions asked.

VR BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS

We have access to sophisticated gesture and learning technologies that you can use to help take your trading to the max. Dive deep into the digital world of trading and discover the green, red and black world of your trading platform, dragging and dropping charts and trades as you go.

THE WORLD’S FIRST TRADING AVATAR

Discover our absolutely incredible AI-based technologies through the world’s first personalized trading avatar, who has been built to give you the answers that you need.

Ask your own personal trading avatar any question:

  • Want to know what a Fibonacci sequence is? Ask your trading avatar!
  • Want to see which instrument is trending? Ask your trading avatar!
  • Want to know what trades other people are placing right now? Ask your trading avatar

MASSIVE VR HEADSET GIVEAWAY

The first 100,000 sign ups to the upcoming TIOmarkets platform will win a state-of-the-art virtual reality headset.

HOW CAN YOU REGISTER FOR THESE WONDERFUL THINGS?

Like our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page @tiomarkets and visit tiomarkets.com/vr to be the first to register on April 2nd.

CFDs are high-risk instruments. Trading CFDs is not suitable for all investors. You should ensure that you fully understand the risks involved and do not trade with money that you cannot afford to lose. This notice provides you with information about the risks associated with CFDs, but it cannot explain all of the risks, nor how such risks relate to your personal circumstances. Please see our risk warning document. If you are in doubt, you should seek professional advice.


JFD Group Launches JFDBANK.com to Offer Retail and Institutional Services under One Brand

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26. March 2019 – After renaming its German-based investment banking business to JFD Bank AG, JFD Group Ltd consolidates retail and institutional services under the brand JFD Bank. The website www.JFDBANK.com is the new online hub for all current and future services offered by the FinTech group.

JFD Bank AG is the new name of the German-based investment bank acquired by JFD Group in 2018. The final stage of the transaction was completed in March 2019, when the remaining 20% of the shares were exchanged. Following this major milestone, JFD Group Ltd. is now the single owner of the BaFin-regulated entity, allowing the company to offer services such as designated sponsoring, institutional sales trading, initial public offerings, transaction structuring and more. JFD Bank AG is also a Capital markets Partner in the Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf and Vienna stock exchanges.

JFDBANK.com is the new online hub for all current and future services offered by JFD. Retail, professional and institutional clients can now find all the information and services they need under a single domain, constituted by various entities of the group. This consolidation is the first step in offering a unique one-stop multi-asset experience for trading and investment services for both individuals and corporations.

The website features a new section with all the institutional services offered by the company. They cover all the needs of businesses and corporations when it comes to trading and investing – Prime Brokerage & Liquidity, Designated Sponsoring, Institutional Sales Trading, Capital Markets & Investment Banking.

“Launching JFD Bank has been a challenging task and a tremendous success for us. It marks the end of a long, very complicated and sometimes frustrating process of acquiring a regulated German investment bank and getting all the necessary approvals,” shares Lars Gottwik, founder and CEO of JFD. “However, for us this is also the beginning of a new, even more exciting part of our journey. JFD is on a mission to set new standards in the trading, investing and banking world, and JFDBANK.com is just the beginning.”

Earlier this year JFD already challenged the status quo of traditional brokers and investment intermediaries by introducing zero-fee stock trading for its clients. The new conditions came with no limitations to number of trades, minimum volumes, or additional monthly fees and charges. JFD clients can now trade over 600 US, German and Dutch stocks via both MetaTrader 5 and Guidants platforms. The company also provides Forex and CFD trading on ETFs, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies and Bonds, encompassing 1,500+ instruments across 9 asset classes.

More information about all the services offered under the brand JFD Bank can be found at www.jfdbank.com.

About JFD Bank:

JFD Bank is a registered trademark and trading name owned and used by the JFD Group of Companies. The parent entity, JFD Group Ltd was launched in December 2011 and is now an internationally licensed global provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions. It provides commission-free trading in real stocks and Crypto CFDs as well as extremely competitive pricing for trading and investing in 1,500+ instruments across 9 asset classes. JFD is acknowledged by numerous independent sources as one of the fastest-growing and respected financial companies worldwide. Thanks to its core values of transparency, fairness and trust, many experienced investors consider the company as their best choice for self-trading, portfolio management and investment advisory solutions. JFD Group of Companies constitutes of JFD Group Ltd, (License Number 150/11), JFD Overseas Ltd (License Number 17933) and JFD Bank AG (License Number 120056).


BDSwiss Group Holds 6th Annual Kick-Off Meeting

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BDSwiss’ 6th annual kick-off meeting was completed with great success on the 1st of March at Crown Plaza Hotel in Limassol. BDSwiss employees from overseas offices flew in to attend the Group’s kick off meeting which was comprised of a series of speeches by product owners, team leaders and members of the senior management who presented the most important milestones for 2018 as well as the major BDSwiss Group goals for 2019.

Impressively, BDSwiss Group has seen a 136.67% growth in trading volume during 2018, compared to 2017 according to data provided by the Head of Business Intelligence, Manos Iosifakis. What is more, there was a substantial increase of 210.05% in the total number of active traders in 2018, while conversion rates increased by 9% during the same year with an average conversion rate of 25%. The company attributes its notable growth to its recent expansion efforts to new markets, client centric approach, innovation initiatives and the emphasis on transparency and robust partner relationships. BDSwiss has also invested internally in 2018, inaugurating new offices, employing new staff, refining its operations, and cementing a strong company culture. When it comes to the actual headcount, Head of Human Resources, Nayia Antoniou has noted that the figures are impressive, with the group’s teams having doubled in 2018, counting 200+ employees so far.

Looking into the future, BDSwiss Group aims for greater growth and innovation. Having already established a solid presence in Europe through its offices in Cyprus and Germany, BDSwiss has tapped into Asian Markets in 2018 with the inauguration of its Swiss Markets branded office in Kuala Lumpur. During the company kick-off, BDSwiss CEO, Alexander Oelfke also announced that in 2019, BDSwiss Group plans to open new offices in the Philippines.

At the conclusion of the meeting, BDSwiss Heads expanded on the company’s goals for the upcoming months, highlighting that the company remains invested in maintaining optimal customer experience through adamant support, innovative tools and platforms, new tradable assets and ultra-competitive trading conditions.

About BDSwiss Group: BDSwiss Group is a leading financial institution specializing in Forex/CFD trading with its holding in Zug, Switzerland. BDSwiss Group operates under different entities and licenses. The business was established back in 2012 and has since then been providing top-class trading products, competitive conditions and fast execution to more than a million clients worldwide.


FP Markets announces launch of multi-faceted online training tool, MT4 Trader Toolbox

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5th March 2019, Sydney Australia: FP Markets, a market-leading global CFD and Forex provider with over fourteen years industry experience, announces the launch of MT4 Trader Toolbox, a suite of twelve online trading tools which have been exclusively designed to further enhance clients’ trading experience by giving them the competitive edge as well as valuable insights into the markets.

The apps are available for clients using the MT4 trading platform

Whether a novice or pro trader, MT4 Trader Toolbox offers users a wide range of applications to take their trading to the next level. Topline features include applications such as Trader Toolbox Connect which provides news feed and economic calendars within the trading platform meaning clients can access market information on different time scales and make informed trading decisions. Users can also improve their trading experience by taking advantage of the correlation between markets and highlight the areas of low or high correlation to efficiently calculate the next trade with the new Correlation Trader.

To gain the insight needed to tackle the markets with MT4 Trader Toolbox, traders need to simply open an account, fund $100 or equivalent cost and they will receive the MT4 Trader Toolbox software, via email, gaining access to impressive trading features not typically found on other trading platforms. Full instructions and easy to use videos can be found on the FP Markets website.

Craig Allison, Head of Europe, Middle-East & Africa at FP Markets commented, “At FP Markets, we are always researching innovative tools to enhance our clients’ trading experience and help them get the most out of our bespoke trading platforms. The launch of MT4 Trader Toolbox fulfils these criteria as it is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use system which will appeal to the all-rounder trader, novice or pro, and enable them to analyse the markets with greater speed, efficiency and accuracy. We are delighted with the end-result and we look forward to developing more beneficial programs for our customers across the world.”

Other key tools from MT4 Trader Toolbox:

Alarm Manager: Set up alerts and notifications with the MT4 Trader Toolbox Alarm Manager, carry automated actions such as open and closing positions. Customise what action you want your alarm to trigger.

Correlation Matrix: Get invaluable market information on different time scales and make informed trading decisions. Take advantage of the correlation between markets and highlight the areas of low or high correlation to efficiently calculate your next trade with the Correlation Matrix.

Excel RTD: This trade monitoring, analysis and reporting tool inserts real-time account, ticket and price data into Excel, without the need of programming. Interact with trading platforms and send trading commands from VBA code in MT4 Trader Toolbox Excel RTD

Market Manager: With the MT4 Trader Toolbox Market Manager, you can view recent price activity, place market and pending orders, select symbols, and alter existing positions. Take full control over your account and keep in the know of important market information.

Stealth Orders: Hide your pending orders from other market participants with the MT4 Trader Toolbox Stealth Orders. Once an entry price is hit, this tool will buy or sell at market, as opposed to placing a stop or limit order. Additionally, it provides stealth stop-losses and take-profits.

Tick Chart: The MT4 Trader Toolbox Tick Chart Trader is ideal if you want to enter and exit the market quickly numerous times throughout your trading session.

Session Map: The MT4 Trader Toolbox Session Map gives you a quick overview of the market and your account. Take advantage of a map of the main world markets, an economic calendar, and information on key market changes.

Trade Terminal: Providing a number of trading features which you will not typically find in trading platforms, the MT4 Trader Toolbox Trade Terminal displays a list of all open positions and pending orders, an overview of current account metrics, automatically apply rules for scaling out positions, and position analysis.

Mini Terminal: Serving as an extension of the Trade Terminal, the MT4 Trader Toolbox Mini Terminal allows you to concentrate of a specific market with specific trading charts.

Sentiment Trader: The MT4 Trader Toolbox Sentiment Trader provides an easy to read market sentiment about current and historic long/short sentiment.

About FP Markets

FP Markets is an Australian ASIC regulated global CFD and Forex provider with more than 14 years of industry experience. The company’s vision has always been to deliver the ultimate trading destination for clients by combining the best technology, product range, pricing and client services available to those wanting to trade the markets. The convenience of being able to trade CFDs from the one account across an extensive range of equities, indices, commodities, Forex, futures and cryptocurrencies is why so many market participants are opting to trade with FP Markets. FP Markets prides itself on its deep understanding of what traders are looking for. Clients can even choose to trade on-the-go from their mobile devices across several online platforms like MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, WebTrader and IRESS. With superior pricing, execution speed, platforms, product range, client support and market analysis, FP Markets’ clients possess all the confidence that they need to truly trust the services of their chosen broker. The company’s outstanding 24/5 multilingual service has been recognised by Investment Trends as home to some of the most content clients in the industry, having been awarded ‘The Highest Overall Client Satisfaction Award,’ 5 years running.


BDSwiss Launches New Optimised Client Portal and Adds Autochartist to its Trading Tools Arsenal

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Committed to providing the best possible trading experience, Forex and CFD Investment Firm BDSwiss has announced the launch of its new, user-friendly client portal and the addition of Autochartist,a leading technical analysis tool with detailed breakdowns across a wide range of Forex and CFD instruments,  to their trading tools arsenal.

Developed with The End-User In Mind

BDSwiss’ new client portal was developed in house, by the company’s software development team and comes as the latest addition to BDSwiss’ unique trading suite. The new portal was created to give the end user a truly seamless experience and facilitate forex traders in their day-to-day transactions. Featuring a clean and minimal design, the new BDSwiss portal enables users to sign up, create and fund new forex accounts, switch between existing accounts, access a detailed overview of their transactions and trades, opt-in for express account validation, withdraw their funds with min processing time as well as view the complete history of their deposits, withdrawals and transfers. What is more, the BDSwiss Client Portal can be described as a complete traders’ dashboard solution, offering a suite of forex trading tools like notifications on major market events, high volatility alerts as well as upcoming webinars.

Optimising Customer Experience

BDSwiss CTO, Christos Alatzidis comments on the launch of the portal: “After months of rigorous testing and development, we are delighted to have launched our new BDSwiss Client Portal. We’ve designed our new portal with our users’ experience in mind, making it as user-friendly and intuitive as possible, while maintaining advanced functionality, responsiveness and optimum efficiency. Our end goal was to ensure that our clients have everything they need to manage their accounts all in one place while also being able to perform their day-to-day transactions quickly and efficiently. At BDSwiss we have a history of investing heavily in technology and our clients can be confident that we will continue to innovate and offer them the most intuitive portals, platforms and trading tools the markets have to offer.”

New Tools: Leading Technical Analysis & Alerts with Autochartist

Striving to achieve an unparalleled customer experience, BDSwiss has also recently announced the addition of Autochartist - one of the most advanced tools for automatic identification of trading opportunities, across a wide range of Forex and CFD instruments - to its trading arsenal. Autochartist is an automated and highly intuitive tool that can monitor hundreds of financial instruments 24 hours a day and alert traders to major trends and trading opportunities as they occur. Employing key market levels, intraday scanning, volatility analysis and a set of advanced technical indicators, Autochartist can make reliable market movement predictions in real time.

Opting to consistently follow a strictly client-centric approach, BDSwiss promises to continue to offer their clients more, by investing in fintech solutions, embracing innovation, as well as introducing new CFD assets and unique trading tools aimed at enhancing future functionality and taking their clients’ experience to the next level.

About BDSwiss

BDSwiss is one of Europe’s leading financial institutions specializing in Forex and CFD trading. BDSwiss provides access to competitive trading conditions to retail and institutional clients in more than 150 countries via its advanced trading platforms and superior execution technologies. Visit BDSwiss Website to learn more.

Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 84.1% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


EightCap joins Scuderia Ferrari for the 2019 F1® season

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Scuderia Ferrari showcased its new look 2019 Formula 1® single-seater last Friday which included the unveiling of Australian Forex & CFD broker EightCap as an official sponsor.

EightCap has teamed up with Scuderia Ferrari for the 2019 and 2020 Formula 1® seasons. Scuderia Ferrari is featuring the new look EightCap logo on the front wings of the two single-seaters for both seasons.

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Joel Murphy, EightCap CEO, said he’s thrilled EightCap was chosen as one of the major sponsors for the team.

“Ferrari has been the most successful Formula One team since the series began and is recognised across the globe as a leading auto-manufacturer. Here at EightCap, we’re aiming to enhance our brand’s global reach and continue to improve our client’s trading experience. It’s fantastic to have our company represented in the fast lane and I’m looking forward to this exciting new partnership.”

EightCap will be the only Australian company to be aligned with Scuderia Ferrari ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The inaugural F1® season launch will be held in Melbourne on March 13, ahead of the race on March 17 where all 10 teams and 20 drivers will compete.

EightCap is optimistic for a home victory with Scuderia Ferrari already reported as one of the leading performers from this week’s pre-season testing in Barcelona, with Charles Leclerc having so far recorded the fastest times.

About EightCap

Incorporated in 2009 and headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, EightCap provides access to trading on a wide range of financial markets. Regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and platform access to MT4 & MT5. EightCap enables trading on over 200 instruments including forex, indices, stocks, commodities and cryptocurrencies.


ATFX Awarded “FX Broker of the Year, UK” by Global Banking & Finance Awards 2018

ATFX, a global award-winning forex broker, has recently added two more trophies to its mantelpiece after being named “Best Forex CFDs Broker” by Share Magazine’s UK Forex Awards.

The broker was then awarded “FX Broker of the Year, UK” at The European Business Awards 2018, a division of Global Banking & Finance Awards. ATFX views this achievement as a reflection of its commitment to continuous innovation of the trading instruments on offer, and the enhanced services used to cater to the industry’s evolving demands.

Based in London, UK, ATFX (UK) is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). With a mission to provide the best possible trading experience for all traders, ATFX offers a state-of-the-art, mobile-accessible, client trading portal for forex, indices, cryptocurrencies CFDs and precious metals trading. Led by an experienced, skilled management team, the company has an international presence.

Marcos Tigsilema, Commercial Director of ATFX (UK) and Ergin Erdemir, Head of Marketing of ATFX (UK) were interviewed by The European Magazine, and discussed ATFX’s business outlook and global future development. Renowned Journalist and Writer, Juliette Foster presented the trophy to ATFX during the interview.

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After the interview, Marcos and Ergin commented “ATFX has established itself as powerful broker in the forex trading world. These latest awards showcase some of the company’s greatest values, including an unyielding commitment to providing the greatest online trading experience.”

All companies are nominated through the online voting system. The judging panel of the awards have extensive experience across a range of sectors, and are supported by a highly dedicated research team. The award programmes are tailored to provide a comprehensive analysis of the very best in all major market sectors globally. Good governance, innovation, know-how, and quality of service are all major considerations in recognizing companies that stand out from the crowd, and consequently result in moving their industry forward.

The awards also reflects the company’s efforts to consistently offer the highest quality of service to its clients, ensuring that the most recent awards won’t be the last to grace its mantelpiece.


JFD Brokers Boosts Stock Trading with New Zero-Fee Offering

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13. February 2019 – After the successful acquisition of the German-based ACON bank, the multi-asset fintech group introduces commission-free stock trading conditions and adds Dutch stocks to its product portfolio.

Historically stock trading has been an expensive endeavour for retail traders and investors. High fees charged by traditional brokers are oftentimes the difference between a winning and a losing share trade. Although technology has replaced many of the bottlenecks raising the cost of trading, these savings have not been passed onto end-clients and mostly kept on the brokers’ books as additional profit.

JFD Brokers is an innovative trading service provider challenging this status quo by introducing zero-fee stock trading for its clients. Effective immediately real stock trading with the company is totally commission-free. The new conditions come with no limitations to number of trades, minimum volumes, or additional monthly fees and charges. New and existing clients can take advantage of zero-fee stock trading by simply opening a JFD trading account.

„It has always been our goal to be at the forefront of fintech innovation and offer the best possible service for traders and investors. Cutting all commissions for stock trading is just the first step in our long-term vision to become a preferred financial service provider,” explains Lars Gottwik, founder and CEO of JFD Brokers. He adds: “JFD is mostly comprised of forward-thinking Millennials and we know what the new generation expects when it comes to finance, technology and customer service.”

On top of the revolutionary new offer for stock trading, JFD Brokers has added new instruments to its product portfolio. Clients can now trade a selection of Dutch stocks via both MetaTrader 5 and Guidants platforms. This new addition brings the total number of real stocks offered by JFD to more than 600 from Germany, USA, and the Netherlands. The company also provides Forex and CFD trading on ETFs, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies and Bonds.

In 2018 JFD acquired the BaFin-regulated investment bank ACON Actienbank with offices in Munich and Frankfurt. With the completion and final approval of this transaction, the Group is now ready to meet the needs of both the young generations in terms of execution and investment services and the corporations with innovative capital and liquidity solutions.

More information on the new stock trading opportunities with JFD Brokers can be found at www.jfdbrokers.com.

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About JFD Brokers

JFD Brokers is a trading name of JFD Group Ltd. Launched in December 2011, the company is an internationally licensed global provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions. The company operates a pure agency model with 100% DMA/STP execution, i.e. direct, anonymous and MiFID compliant post-trade transparent access to 20+ Tier1 Banks and Non-Bank LPs for a choice of 1000+ instruments with 8 asset classes. JFD is acknowledged by numerous independent sources as one of the fastest-growing and respected brokerage firms worldwide. Thanks to its core values of transparency, fairness and trust, many experienced retail investors consider the company as their best choice for self-trading, portfolio management and investment advisory solutions.

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The cryptocurrency exchange trade.io enables purchase of BTC, ETH & other cryptocurrencies with USD & EUR

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  • Monday, February the 4th, 2019, Hong Kong, Crypto exchange trade.io has announced a partnership with payment processor Simplex, enabling clients to purchase a range of popular cryptocurrencies by credit or debit card.
  • Clients can visit https://trade.io/buy-bitcoin-with-credit-card for further details.
  • Initially, the solution will support the purchase of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), & Bitcoin Cash (BCH) with USD or EUR. Management of trade.io have also confirmed that more coins and currencies will be added for purchase at a later stage.
  • This partnership with Simplex, a leading EU-licensed payment services provider, provides a regulated and secure framework through which trade.io’s client base can easily and conveniently invest or trade in cryptocurrencies.
  • With this move, trade.io demonstrably provides its support to investors of traditional financial instruments who wish to access the cryptocurrency industry - an industry notorious for its high barriers of entry and complicated onboarding processes.
  • William Heyn, CEO of trade.io commented: “It’s no secret that newcomers to the crypto world are hindered by complicated onboarding processes. Through this partnership, we aim to simplify unnecessarily difficult transactions, thereby throwing open the doors to crypto newbies whilst providing added value to our existing client base.”
  • This introduction of fiat purchases, drastically minimizes any obstacles presented to current and potential clients on the trade.io exchange, making the company a one-stop-shop for purchasing and trading crypto.

“Since foundation, Simplex has worked with leading exchanges to make mainstream entry to the crypto world simpler. Our fraud-free payment processing solution provides crypto merchants with a risk-free way to accept credit and debit cards, making the payment process seamless and familiar for mainstream” said Nimrod Lehavi, CEO and Co-Founder of Simplex, adding that “doing so will make it easier for mainstream users to enter the crypto world, growing the industry and transforming the financial space.”

About trade.io

trade.io is a next-generation financial institution based on blockchain technology, comprised of its Exchange, Consulting Services, Incubator and Liquidity Pool which allows holders of its utility token “TIOx” the ability to participate in the growth of the company. By leveraging decades of experience in the investment banking, trading, fintech and compliance and combining them with the power and transparency of the distributed ledger, trade.io has created a truly unique platform built to grow and adapt as the blockchain industry continues to mature.

About Simplex:

Simplex is a FinTech company providing guaranteed fraudless payment processing solutions. Simplex processes credit card payments with a 100% zero fraud guarantee – in case of a chargeback, the merchant gets paid by Simplex. The cutting-edge Simplex fraud prevention solution and proprietary state-of-the-art AI technology stops fraudulent transactions and allows more legitimate ones to complete payments with ease and speed while increasing conversion rates and enabling merchants to focus on their business growth. Simplex’s HQ is located in Israel, with subsidiaries in the UK, US, and Lithuania. Simplex was founded in 2014, and today works with some of the largest crypto exchanges, wallets, and platforms.


GALA DINNER HELD IN SYDNEY TO MARK AETOS CAPITAL GROUP’S 12TH ANNIVERSARY

A gala dinner was held on 19th January 2019 to mark the 12th anniversary of AETOS Capital Group’s presence in Sydney, Australia, where the organisation's headquarters is located. A number of government officials attended the event, including the Hon. Alex Hawke MP, Special Minister of State, Dr. Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills Shire Council and a few councilors. Also, the representatives from AETOS business partners and local media such as National Australia Bank; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China; Sydney Football Club along with over 200 representatives from AETOS' worldwide offices were also in attendance to celebrate the company's 12-year milestone.

Mr. Leo Cui JP, Managing Director of AETOS Capital Group Pty. Ltd. gave thanks in his welcome speech to all of the guests and also expressed a warm welcome to staff representatives. Mr. Leo Cui JP said: “Sydney has witnessed the growth and development of AETOS in the past 12 years. AETOS has grown to be a renowned global financial services provider holding two of the most recognized financial licences. AETOS currently has 25 wholly owned offices across Australia, Europe and Asia, serving clients from over 100 countries and jurisdictions, with trading volume over $1 Trillion US dollars per annum. According to Finance Magnates Q3 report, AETOS is ranked 21st amongst the global Forex and CFD brokers.”

Clr. Mike Thomas, Senior Vice President of AETOS Capital Group said in his speech: “we are delighted to see ourselves as one of the leading global foreign exchange brokers in such a short period of time. The key reason why AETOS able to achieve a fast growth is because we constantly respect and abide to compliance and trustworthiness while adhering to the principles of ‘Fairness, Efficiency and Intelligence’.”

In his speech, the Hon. Alex Hawke MP extended his congratulations to AETOS Capital Group, said: “on behalf of the Australian Government and the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, I would like to congratulate AETOS Capital Group on its 12th anniversary. AETOS Capital Group is a leading example of the hard work and dedication of Australian companies. I wish the company every success in the future.”

AETOS, as the principal partner of Sydney FC during its participation in the AFC Champions League,released the club’s new jersey for the 2019 season in the gala dinner. Sydney FC Chief Commercial Officer Cameron Honey congratulated AETOS on celebrating their 12th anniversary: “we are delighted to have played a part in AETOS’ success. We are excited to be once again partnering with them for the AFC Champions League 2019 which begins in March.”

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Over 300 guests from all over the world attended the 12th Anniversary Gala Dinner


Tickmill Gives Away a Hyundai IONIQ Electric in its ECO IB Contest

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Global online Forex and CFD broker, Tickmill announced the launch of the ECO IB Contest, an exciting competition that offers both new and existing Introducing Brokers the chance to a Hyundai IONIQ Electric or one of more than $10,000 worth of prizes.

The contest invites Introducing Brokers to grow their network by introducing new active clients to Tickmill and earn points based on the trading volume generated by their introduced clients – the more their clients trade, the more points they earn. The 1st place winner, that is the participant who will accumulate the highest amount of points will win one of the most high-end, eco-friendly cars in the world, the Hyundai IONIQ Electric and the rest of the winners will collectively receive one of over $10,000 in cash prizes.

Tickmill Group CMO, Marilena Iakovou commented “We are thrilled to be launching yet another IB contest this year with the aim of adding extra value to our Introducing Brokers’ business. The launch of the ECO IB Contest is an integral part of our effort to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our IBs.”

Commenting on the company’s Introducing Broker programme, Mrs Iakovou stated “Our IB programme is well received by Introducing Brokers from all over the world who tap into our competitive trading conditions to attract high-volume traders and build a strong client base.”

The contest will run from the 16th January 2019 until 31st of May 2019. To learn more about the contest and the applicable Terms and Conditions, please click here.

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, offering first-class trading products with competitive conditions and ultra-fast execution.

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

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Swissquote posts record figures in 2018

Swissquote posts record figures in 2018

During the presentation of the 2018 half-year figures, Swissquote announced an expected growth in earnings and profit of 15 percent for the year as a whole. This forecast has now been achieved with total earnings in the order of CHF 214 million and exceeded with pre-tax profit of CHF 53.5 million (+16 percent compared to the previous year). Swissquote thus presents the best annual result in its history.

As in 2017, there are two reasons for this sharp rise in earnings growth: significantly improved results in traditional business (Trading, Forex) and the continuing success of cryptocurrency trading. Swissquote was the first European online bank to offer this service, allowing to trade digital currencies on its platform since the beginning of July 2017.

The results do not yet include any figures from the Luxembourg-based Internaxx Bank, acquired on 7 August 2018. The acquisition must first be approved by the Luxembourg and European supervisory authorities. This should take place at the end of the first quarter of 2019 and will therefore affect the annual result for 2019.

The full report for the 2018 financial year will be published on 8 March 2019.

Swissquote – The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for eForex, Robo-advisory, eMortgage and flexible saving accounts. 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

Marc Bürki, CEO Swissquote Group Holding Ltd / CEO Swissquote Bank Ltd

Tel. +41 22 999 98 50, mobile +41 79 413 41 45

marc.burki@swissquote.ch

Agenda 2019

08.03.2019 Presentation of 2018 full year results

10.05.2019 Annual General Assembly

06.08.2019 Presentation of 2019 first half year results


Special Report --The Fast-approaching “Gray Rhino” of 2019 (part 2)

Additionally, the second quarter of 2018 may be the peak of America's current round of economic growth.

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Risky Assets Face Three Big Threats

Over the past 20 years, the global market index of MSCI, which represents the trend of global stock markets, has remained in a high correlation with the PMI index, which represents the economic situation of major countries around the world. It is rare for financial market performance to depart from economic fundamentals. Thus, the four departures shown in the chart led to a decade-long bull run in U.S. stocks and a global financial asset boom. Moreover, each departure had come as a result of the "easing highs " caused by stimulus, either quantitative easing or fiscal stimulus.

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In November 2018, the two curves again overlapped. This time, there seems neither another 3 trillion dollars of liquidity like that which was released by the Federal Reserve in its three rounds of QE from 2008 to 2014 nor any stimulus like the $1.5 trillion in tax reform and $1.3 trillion in spending by the U.S. government in 2017. Risky assets have been exposed to the threats of high political risks, low growth expectations and tightening liquidity.

Foreign Currency Market in 2019

 

Given the conditions described above, we can analyze the factors that will influence the strengths and weaknesses of major currencies in the foreign-exchange market in 2019:

  • U.S. dollar: The U.S. dollar faces many negative factors in the medium term. Given the flattening or inversion of the Treasury Yield Curve, or Federal Reserve officials' comments on neutral rates, the U.S. is approaching the end of the interest-rate rise cycle. And the U.S. economy is expected to gradually lose momentum next year, as the impetus from the first round of tax cuts comes to an end. Furthermore, the trade deficit and fiscal deficit remain prominent, and consequently they pose a threat to the dollar.
  • Euro: The euro could benefit from a shift in the monetary policy. According to the ECB, its 2.6 trillion euro QE program has pushed the euro down approximately 12% against the dollar. Monetary tightening is expected to give the euro a boost with the ECB's withdrawal from quantitative easing after the meeting in December 2018.
  • Pound sterling: The Brexit process remains a top priority, and it has been in the making for two years. It is impossible to make an accurate estimate of how it will end, but it is most unlikely that Britain will exit without an agreement. After a long tug-of-war, the impact of Brexit on the British economy will gradually diminish, and the U.K.'s strong labor market shows no sign of weakening. To some extent, excessive short-selling of U.K. assets has lowered the bar for good news, giving the pound a chance to rebound.
  • Yen: For the yen, there are two key aspects. First, the hedging effect is doubtful. The threat of tariffs would reduce Japan's exports to the United States, hurting the former country's economy and the yen, given that additional tariffs are also imposed on Japan's exports by the U.S. Additionally, the market prefers the dollar to the yen as a safe-haven currency, as evidenced by the performance of the foreign currency market last year when the tariff war was brewing. However, the U.S. stock market is at high risk in 2019. Give that U.S. stocks have long been negatively correlated with the yen, the yen will be pursued as a safe-haven currency in case of a U.S. stock-market crash. Second is the easy money policy. The Bank of Japan is expected to maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy, which is particularly noticeable in light of the tightened monetary policy among the FED, ECB, BOE and CAD, and surely it will affect the medium-term trend of the yen.

Special Report --The Fast-approaching “Gray Rhino” of 2019

2018: A Year of Gloom

2018, as it were, was the toughest year for the financial market since the 1970s.

As of mid-November, up to 70% of all 70 asset classes, including U.S. equities, U.S. treasury securities, corporate bonds and gold, saw negative investment returns. The world's major economies seem to have passed the peak of this latest economic boom after the prosperity of 2017. As geopolitical risks mount and signs of economic recession gradually appear, a giant gray rhino is looming.

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A More Radical America and a More Chaotic Europe

The year 2018 saw the U.S. under President Donald Trump embarking on a more extreme unilateralism way. After Trump took office, the White House experienced the worst wave of departures in four decades. However, Trump kept silencing the objections by means of massive reshuffling. Doves have been "forced to resign." While Hawks have been given key posts, and fought on all fronts to carry out his plans and asked all the countries across the world to pay the price with the "crazy strategy" peculiar to the President. Withdrawal from groups, exits from deals, tariffs on cars and steel, and other policies have sent global trade and economy into chaos.

Interestingly, so far the U.S., which had launched the trade war, seems to have benefited little. According to a prediction by the IMF, the current account deficit of the U.S. will rise 26.4% year on year in 2019, with annual growth hitting a post-2000 peak. Mr. Trump's unfulfilled pledge to reduce the trade deficit will continue as the underpinning of his protectionist motives. In other words, trade wars are likely to become "the new normal " in 2019.

The year 2018 was truly eventful for Europe. Left-wing populism continues growing in the debtor countries of Southern Europe. France, under Emmanuel Macron, has been constantly suffering from the pain of reform. Italy has followed a path of development featuring high welfare and high deficit under the leadership of a populist party. Britain is still trapped in the seesaw battle of Brexit. Meanwhile, in Germany--the anchor of Europe--Angela Merkel, the iron lady of the current era is forced to declare the premature end of her political life amid internal and external problems.

Given the current situation, political turmoil in Europe and the normalization of global trade conflicts will constitute the two major political threats to the global market.

Weak Economic Data

In 2018, growing aversion toward risks had a strong impact on economic indicators of the world's major economies.

The Citigroup Economic Surprise Index (CESI) curve fully reflects the magnitude and speed of the global downturn. As opposed to the general economic indicators, the CESI indicates the gap between the published value of the economic data of an economy and the median market expectation. The curve above the "0 " axis means the economic data readings are generally better than market expectations; and the opposite occurs when it comes below the "0 " axis. As can be seen in the figure below, the period from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the first quarter of 2018 represented a turning point, as it was when the economic downturn started. Among the major economies, the Eurozone underwent the most serious downturn.

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A look at the concrete data shows that, in the third quarter of 2017, the GDPs of 19 countries in the Eurozone saw the lowest quarter-over-quarter growth in almost four years. Year-on-year GDP growth dropped from 2.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 2.4% in the first quarter of 2018, which was followed by a 2.2% in the second quarter and a 1.7% in the third quarter, thus reflecting an obvious drop in economic growth.

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Overall, the U.S. economy is more resilient than that of the Eurozone, so its engine of economic growth kept roaring until the end of the second quarter of 2018. Moreover, the real GDP growth of the second quarter was the best in nearly four years. It is safe to conclude that the tax-reform policies introduced by the U.S. government at the end of 2017 had boosted the economy much more strongly than was previously expected. However, as the marginal effect of stimulus policy rapidly diminishes, its contribution to economic growth will continue to drop. Given that the Democratic Party now dominates the House of Representatives and holds the purse strings, Mr. Trump will face stiff resistance to any further possible fiscal stimulus.


FXTM appoints Nicholas Scott as Head of Product Development

Nicholas Scott to lead FXTM’s Product Development team

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11 December 2018 – Global award-winning forex broker FXTM has appointed Nicholas Scott as Head of Product Development. Nicholas will be responsible for leading the company in the research, management and delivery of the highest quality digital user experiences.

Nicholas brings with him almost a decade of experience in the financial services industry, having previously held roles in the Marketing, Strategy and Product teams of several companies, including LMAX Exchange and GAIN Capital. He joins FXTM following his time as Senior Director of Digital Investing at GAIN Capital.

It has been a year of considerable growth for FXTM, with the launch of the mobile trading app FXTM Trader and the celebration of an important milestone: 1,000,000 registered accounts worldwide. The establishment of a dedicated Product Development team with Nicholas at the helm strategically positions the fast-growing company for further expansion into 2019. Harnessing the company’s momentum and staying at the forefront of technological developments will be key priorities for Nicholas and his team.

Looking ahead to the challenges of this role, Nicholas comments, “I’m thrilled to join FXTM at such an exciting time – the growth the company has achieved over the last 18 months is remarkable. The creation of a Product Development department underscores the firm’s commitment to not only sustaining that growth, but also trying to accelerate its commitment to bringing innovative products to the market. I believe that we will be able to contribute to FXTM’s growth to the next level in 2019, and we will be working hard to help achieve that goal.”

For more information, please visit FXTM

Disclaimer:This written/visual material is comprised of personal opinions and ideas. The content should not be construed as containing any type of investment advice and/or a solicitation for any transactions. It does not imply an obligation to purchase investment services, nor does it guarantee or predict 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 for any loss arising from any investment based on the same.Disclaimer:

Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 90% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. You must always take into consideration your level of experience. If the risks involved seem unclear to you, please seek independent financial advice.

11 December 2018 – Global award-winning forex broker FXTM has appointed Nicholas Scott as Head of Product Development. Nicholas will be responsible for leading the company in the research, management and delivery of the highest quality digital user experiences.


Training before Trading – Not just numbers

Stratton Markets officially launched its website Monday, November 5th

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Limassol, Cyprus: Stratton Markets, your friendly and education-centred broker, officially launched its website for customers from 29 European Countries (EEA), including Switzerland. Stratton is operated by F1Markets Ltd, regulated by CySEC (license 267/15) and registered in the majority of European countries. The trading platform gained a lot of its experience, as well as understanding of traders’ needs, from F1Markets’ great market wisdom. The new brand officially launched their European website www.strattonmarkets.com/ on Monday, November 5th, 2018.

Stratton’s own Chief Trading Educator, James Trescothick, is an experienced trader with more than two decades of accomplishments in the financial industry. When it comes to Stratton, he states: “We share the same beliefs, that trading should be personal. And that finances only come after your personal health and that of your family. That’s why the approach we take, is to make our traders feel they matter and they’re not just a number. As well as that, with all the market noise that’s out there, we try and educate our traders in a no-nonsense, gimmicky fashion. Instead, we strive to provide our traders with real education that will really help in developing them into the trader they deserve to be.”

What was built from the core idea that traders matter, has brought to life Stratton Markets – an STP trader-focused brand, that focuses on delivering great quality by offering:

  • highly competitive trading conditions, based on traders’ experience;
  • a great assortment of CFD assets (commodities, metals, energy assets, currencies and cryptocurrencies, indices and shares);
  • Stratton Library – a well-built media centre with eBooks, video tutorials and webinars;
  • An online Stratton Trader platform, as well as the well-known MT4, with Android downloadable version;
  • Five of the most used European languages – Italian, German, Dutch and English.

Even though Stratton is new, the engine that keeps it going is the desire to provide great support, education and valuable insights for creating the knowledgeable traders of tomorrow. This happens to also be the essence of Stratton’s mission statement, that is carefully focusing on implementing the latest European regulations.

For more information about this, please contact Leyla Kohen, at +972 523502288 or leyla@bugfreakmedia.com.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money


Tickmill Group breaks another trading volumes record

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Forex and CFD broker, Tickmill, announced today that October 2018 has been its most successful month up to date with a record-breaking $145.53 billion in trading volume. This figure marks an increase of more than 23% from the Group’s consolidated trading volume for September which was previously the highest for the Group.

Driven by the growing demand for reliable and secure trading solutions by experienced traders globally, Tickmill is continuously enhancing its trading environment and is committed to delivering a seamless trading experience to all its clients.

Tickmill’s growing client-base is largely the result of the Group’s dedication to offering some of the best trading conditions in the industry. Among the key features of Tickmill’s offering are tight spreads (from 0.0 pips), ultra-fast execution (from 0.1s) and low commission rates.

Commenting on the new record-breaking trading volume, Mr. Ingmar Mattus, Executive Director of Tickmill Group Ltd noted that “The $145.53 billion in trading volume sets a precedent for the Group and allows us to come closer to what we have previously described as the next logical milestone for the company – the $200 billion in trading volume. On that note, we would also like to thank our clients for trusting and choosing Tickmill as their broker.”

Mr. Illimar Mattus, CFO of Tickmill UK Ltd commented: “We are increasingly seeing the forces of consolidation shaping our industry and traders shifting to well-established brokerage firms with strong capital bases and recognizable brands, such as Tickmill. This is partially the reason why we are seeing a consistent growth in our business metrics. In order to bolster our footprint in our target markets and shift the focus towards larger and more sophisticated traders, existing shareholders injected an additional £2.0 million into the share capital of Tickmill UK Ltd in October, which despite Brexit concerns will remain our main European hub of operations.”

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, offering first-class trading products with competitive conditions and ultra-fast execution.

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

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


Tradeview LTD Launches On-Exchange Equities for Metatrader 5 Platform

Tradeview

Tradeview LTD, a Cayman Islands regulated broker-dealer, proudly announces the launch of US equity trading directly on the Metatrader 5 platform. Traders now have direct market access (DMA) to stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the American Stock Exchange.

“Integrating real equities onto MT5 gives Tradeview a major competitive advantage and truly differentiates us from all other FX brokers. We aimed to give Tradeview clients the best and most complete trading experience and integrating equities onto this particular FX platform accomplishes that goal” says Tim Furey, CEO of Tradeview LTD.

Most FX brokers offer traders access to equity CFDs, however, there’re stark differences between those instruments and on-exchange equities. First, traders who purchase real equities become shareholders who are entitled to dividends distributed by the underlying company. Secondly, CFDs are subject to an expiration date, but traders can own stocks purchased through MT5 indefinitely. The biggest advantage of trading equities over CFDs is that investors aren’t subjected to re-quoting from unscrupulous brokers. When trading on-exchange equities through Tradeview, traders have access to globally disseminated level 1 quotes. “Tradeview heavily invested in building the necessary infrastructure so traders have real quotes in real time” says Mr. Furey.

Over the past year, Tradeview made a major breakthrough by developing technology to be compatible with the MT5 platform. That infrastructure investment includes co-location of servers on the NY4 data center, low latency driven solutions, superior smart order routing, ultra-fast fiber-optic cables and connectivity to all major exchanges. In addition, Tradeview coded and programmed its own order entry box which distinguishes between easy-to borrow and hard-to-borrow stocks when executing short orders. “Our custom order entry box, along with Tradeview’s overall infrastructure and technology expenditure is a testament to our commitment to ensure that traders receive the best execution for their orders so client’s trading profits are maximized” says Mr. Furey.

Moreover, Tradeview partnered with a FINRA member to obtain the best prime brokerage clearing solution on behalf of its clients. This partnership is a key component for Tradeview’s access to the US equity markets and provides record-keeping and escrow services for trader’s positions.

Mr. Furey concludes, “On-exchange US equities on MT5 offers a new host of trading opportunities for Tradeview clients and I’m very confident that traders will find it very rewarding”.

For more information on Tradeview’s on-exchange equity offering on MT5, please visit www.tvmarkets.com or www.tradeviewforex.com.


JFD Brokers completes the acquisition of ACON Bank

JFD

Limassol, 6th November 2018 – Almost 11 months after JFD Brokers started the acquisition of the investment bank ACON, the German financial industry regulator Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) as well as the Central Bank of Germany (Bundesbank) approved the deal. With the acquisition, the multi asset broker & portfolio manager JFD Brokers enhances its product portfolio with investment banking, trading and advisory services as well as new target markets in South-East Asia and Latin America.

Six years since establishment, JFD Brokers seems to keep growing its business. Founded as the broker that is “just fair and direct”, JFD Brokers fulfils the wishes and demands of every trader and investor expanding into different directions by offering digital asset management, on-exchange stock trading and investment advisory services. With an investment banking licence now on its belt, the firm is about to strengthen its positions as a respected financial institution. Especially in a situation where the whole industry faces further decreases in sales, this step shows that JFD is on an expansion course with a growing range of products.

It’s rare in the industry that companies of that age and size acquire banks, but when asked to comment on the case, JFD Brokers’ Founder and CEO Lars Gottwik responded with confidence: “Having ACON Bank - with its Exchange Memberships of Deutsche Börse, Vienna Stock Exchange and some regional German exchanges - within JFD’s group of companies is just another major milestone in our roadmap but there is much more to come as we see in this acquisition plenty of growth opportunities. The door is open for us into the (digital) investment banking world where we will be able to meet the needs of both the young generations (in terms of execution and investment services) and the corporations (with innovative capital and liquidity solutions). Our target markets will expand to Latin America and South-East Asia while we retain our strong position as a market leader in Central Europe.”

The CEO of ACON Bank, Dr. Michael Hasenstab, is also glad about the positive outcome of the negotiations and commented: “We are excited to become an integral part of JFD, where we can leverage from its global operations while bringing outstanding experience in investment banking, trading services (including designated sponsoring, market making and institutional sales trading), as well as in the provision of advisory solutions for institutional clients in terms of M&A and debt financing.”

Already, JFD Brokers is among the 30 biggest CFD and Forex Brokers worldwide and was awarded with more than 40 national and international awards. Both entities agreed on keeping the paid amount for this acquisition confidential.

About JFD Brokers:

Launched in December 2011, JFD Brokers is an internationally licensed global provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions. The company operates a pure agency model with 100% DMA/STP execution, i.e. direct, anonymous and MiFID compliant post-trade transparent access to 20+ Tier1 Banks and Non-Bank LPs for a choice of 1000+ instruments with 8 asset classes. JFD is acknowledged by numerous independent sources as one of the fastest-growing and respected brokerage firms worldwide. Thanks to its core values of transparency, fairness and trust, many experienced retail investors consider the company as their best choice for self-trading, portfolio management and investment advisory solutions.

ABOUT ACON:

Founded in 2006 in Germany, ACON Actienbank AG has offices in Munich, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and London supporting medium-sized enterprises with tailor-made financing solutions for all business phases. The financial institution has already built its solid reputation as a trusted and competent partner for more than 300 customers realising 500+ projects on the German capital market. ACON’s experienced team offers product-agnostic competent advice and support in the complete structuring and execution of capital market transactions in all segments. Its dealing desk provides professional support in the areas of designated sponsoring as well as institutional sales trading and retail trading.


2018 International Financial Expo IFINEXPO Kuala Lumpur Investment Summit—Power to Connect the World

Tickmill

After the Figure Finance 2018 International Financial Expo Overseas Summit has been well received by Sydney Station and Bangkok Station, it will come to the beautiful and welcoming tropical country again in October this year. This time we chose Malaysia, one of the "Four Tigers in Asia", not only because Malaysia has good relations with China since ancient times, but also we hope to comply with the development of the times, promote economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries, and strengthen exchanges of peoples between the two countries. We have united with many strategic partners in Malaysia and many authoritative exhibitors to jointly build a financial ecology and create future of industry to promote the financial industry exchanges, cooperation and development as well as mutual benefit between China and Malaysia. As the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is not one of but the most international city of Malaysia, which is also economic and cultural center of Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur station summit this time is scheduled on October 27, 2018, located at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, hoping to bring a different experience to you who are coming or already in the financial industry!

Tickmill

Up to now, there are about 10 exhibitors to attend this expo. They are:

Tickmill

This summit will continue the theme of “Connection – Making Business Finance More Efficient” in the past few fairs, establishing a professional and high-end brand image for enterprises, focusing on sharing and resources docking of professional knowledge in the financial field to realize Zero-distance contact of financial rookie and industry mogul and to collide the spark of wisdom. In addition to foreign exchange brokers, financial technology companies, technology solutions companies and other financial companies, exhibitors attending the summit will also cover PE, VC, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and other industries, not only covering resources of all aspects in the financial industry, but also moving forward outside the industry. At the same time, there will also be a lot of financial industry's moguls to arrive at the scene, with the participation and support of many companies and industry insiders, this summit will become an opportunity to share, exchange and dock which cannot be missed.

【Conference Topics】

Morning: Macroeconomic Topics of Foreign Exchange Market

  • Development situation of Malaysian market and what is the most demanding service for the stage?
  • What can be learned from the development and supervision of foreign exchange industry between China and Malaysia?
  • How to better serve investors in the current marketing methods and channels of Malaysian brokers?
  • How the Malaysian foreign exchange market combines local advantages in customer service?
  • Investors are most concerned about the security of funds, what protection measures are in place for regulation now?

Forum topic: The present and future of Malaysia market

Afternoon: Topics on Trading

  • Current trends in institutional and individual groups in world transactions? What's the point?
  • There are always loopholes in trading, have you ever thought about if your trading system is three-dimensional?
  • What qualities do good traders need?
  • How to treat the order trading system objectively?
  • How can intelligent trading help us?
  • In the era of artificial intelligence, how do we position ourselves well on the trade path?

Forum topic: Should institutional investors be one of our choice? What are you waiting for? Quickly click on the following link to sign up

 

【Event Website】

http://kul.ifinexpo.com

【Registration Link】

http://v3.rabbitpre.com/m2/aUe1ZjuVsu

【Organizer Contact Information】

Chai Yu: Manager of Market Development of Figure Finance

Mobile: +8615000833793 Line: 13764672397


Tradeview Launches Premier Online Social Trading Site, TradeGATEHub

Tradeview

 

Tradeview proudly announces the release of TradeGATEHub, a fully interactive social trading site that allows traders to interact and engage remotely with professionals that have over 100 years of combined Wall Street and FX trading experience.

Subscribers to TGH, or the GATE (Global Active Trading Environment), are provided analysis, stock market guidance, and education that can help develop trading strategies. Features of TradeGATEHub include 24-hour access with non-stop action, the ability to watch professional traders execute trades in real-time while tracking their P&L, and chatting directly with top traders through an interactive chat box. TGH FX analytics and education provides members live webinar briefings (multiple times a day), economic calendars, and courses to develop technical trading foundation and skills.

“Tradeview is pleased to announce TradeGATEHub, our new social trading platform which delivers all access to exclusive live trading rooms. Stay ahead of the big moves in the markets while gaining valuable insight from some of the top traders in the industry,” said Timothy Furey, Founder and CEO of Tradeview. “Why trade alone? Open the GATE and connect to the world.”

Tradeview is offering a free 2 month membership for any new subscriber to commemorate the release of TradeGATEHub. To find out more about TradeGATEHub, please visit:


Brazio cryptocurrency lists on SouthXchange

- bringing trusted cryptocurrency to the mainstream in South America -

Brazio

 

Brazio, a secure digital asset for Brazil, is now listed on SouthXchange.

The Brazio cryptocurrency (www.braz.io) offers a solution to the unbanked problem in Brazil; users will enjoy increased assurance of the security of their personal funds and decreased costs to transact. Brazio has been developed by Online Blockchain plc (LSE:OBC), which has partnered with ADVFN Brazil for the project.

The listing of Brazio on SouthXchange will aid proliferation of the cryptocurrency in the South American market. Brazio is part of Online Blockchain’s strategy to address the opportunities in emerging markets worldwide where cryptocurrencies are gaining ground.

SouthXchange is a fast, secure and real-time cryptocurrency exchange platform for bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Brazio can be traded here: https://www.southxchange.com/Market/Book/BRAZ/BTC 

The cryptocurrency can also be mined: https://www.braz.io/BrazioMiningGuide.pdf

“Brazio’s inclusion on SouthXchange is instrumental in getting traction in this exciting market,” said Michael Hodges, Chairman of Online Blockchain. “Brazio will be an exemplar for the standards of which cryptocurrencies are implemented for the good of developing and unbanked countries.”

“Brazio employs all of the robust features of the bitcoin blockchain such as excellent security, fast transactions and decentralised governance, but has been customised and improved with the interests of the Brazilian people and economy in mind,” said Oscar Chambers, Lead Developer of Brazio.

Michael Hodges, Chairman, Online Blockchain – francescad@advfnplc.com

About Online Blockchain plc

Online Blockchain (www.onlineblockchain.io) is a leading UK blockchain company. Revolutionising the world with cutting edge research and development, Online Blockchain is leading innovation in cryptocurrency and decentralised ecosystems.

  • Incubating exciting cryptocurrency start-ups
  • Developing technical innovation in the blockchain space
  • Setting the standard for the decentralised tomorrow

About SouthXchange

SouthXchange is a currency management platform built and operated by PRO-Systems. It is designed with security, simplicity and usability in mind. We believe cryptocurrencies have the potential to change the world, and our mission is to provide the required tools to make it happen. The first tool implemented in SouthXchange is a modern exchange platform that allows users to trade currencies. Current market needs are being identified and additional tools will be built as required.


Daniel Ricciardo becomes EightCap Official Ambassador

Eightcap

Australian F1® driver Daniel Ricciardo has joined forces with Forex & CFD Broker EightCap. Daniel has joined one of Australia’s fastest growing online trading companies as the official brand ambassador.

“Getting to know the team at EightCap and their business made the decision a really comfortable one for me. EightCap is ambitious and just as passionate about the financial markets as I am about my career.”

“Striving to be the best in any pursuit takes serious commitment, and I respect what the EightCap team is aiming to achieve. I’m looking forward to working closely with them.’’

Daniel Ricciardo – Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1® Driver

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Daniel Ricciardo has enjoyed a highly successful career within the sport of Formula 1® since his debut in the premier motorsport class in 2011. 

He has had great success at both Toro Rosso and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing with close to 150 races into his career to date. Daniel has reached the podium on 29 occasions with seven Grand Prix wins. Daniel will join Renault Sport Formula 1® team for the 2019 and 2020 Formula 1® seasons.

“We identified Daniel as highly ambitious individual that we wanted to be aligned with. He’s an elite driver with a contagious personality.”’

“We aspire to achieve big goals just like Daniel and we’re thrilled to be working with him as part of this partnership.”

Joel Murphy – EightCap CEO

The EightCap team caught up with Daniel in Perth recently. Take a look behind the scenes…

To learn more about Daniel Ricciardo and EightCap, visit http://www.eightcap.com/au/daniel-ricciardo/


Tickmill accelerates growth with record-breaking September trading volumes

Tickmill

Forex and CFD broker, Tickmill, has announced today the Group consolidated trading volume for September 2018 which came in at $117.7 billion, up by 58.9% from September 2017.

The September trading volume figure is the highest to have been recorded by Tickmill and reflects the Group’s accelerated growth and expansion into new markets. The Group has reported higher than $100 billion monthly trading volume in 8 out of 9 months in 2018 and the total 9-months trading volume was recorded at $966.7 billion.

Mr. Illimar Mattus, CFO of Tickmill UK Ltd commented: “We have always focused on providing an exceptional trading environment with a genuine interest in enhancing the trading experience for each trader individually. The growing demand for Tickmill’s product offering is a direct result of our focus on experienced traders. Our growth in 2018 showcases that traders have been appreciative of our efforts which will allow Tickmill to focus on achieving the next logical milestone – reaching the level of $200 billion monthly trading volume.”

As noted in the past, the general sentiment at Tickmill is that the stricter regulations imposed globally has evened the playing field amongst retail brokers and have given brokers the opportunity to focus on trading conditions. This development has also offered Tickmill the chance to showcase its range of cutting-edge solutions.

Commenting on the results, Mr. Ingmar Mattus, COO of Tickmill Ltd noted the following: “We have been committed to continuously optimizing our trading environment by improving latency and execution speed, maintaining tight spreads and low commission rates, as well as training our team to add value and provide meaningful support. This has truly made a difference and the results speak for themselves. With our trading conditions continuously improving, we expect that we will be entering 2019 with promising prospects.”

Learn more about Tickmill’s award-winning trading environment at www.tickmill.com.

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


MJAC and CryptoCompare confirm next blockchain summit

- London will again host biggest names in the cryptocurrency and blockchain arena -

Following the success of June’s CryptoCompare & MJAC London Blockchain Summit the organisers announce the next event.

The MJAC & CryptoCompare London Blockchain Summit will take place on Friday, November 30th at Old Billingsgate, London. The event will host pioneers, innovators and thought leaders of the blockchain industry alongside an exhibition of eminent and emerging companies that are making waves in the sector. Those already confirmed for the show include: Circle, Coinfloor, NKB Group, Ripple, Coinbase, BlockEx and Cumberland.

The conference will examine all aspects of the blockchain industry including:

  • What is blockchain and how it is changing the world we live in
  • What is blockchain and how it is changing the world we live in
  • Blockchain and banking
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges
  • How to list a new digital currency
  • Investment funds and Bitcoin
  • Blockchain and its applications in the gaming eco-system
  • How to mine, buy and trade digital currencies
  • Bitcoin Futures – How to trade them
  • Governance in blockchain
  • The latest blockchain innovations and ICOs
  • The future of blockchain and its applications

Over 1000 investors, tech enthusiasts and experts attended the CryptoCompare & MJAC London Blockchain Summit on June 13th, with the likes of Ripple, Coinbase, CoinShares, Coinfloor and Circle presenting on the main stage. A host of start-ups and ICOs were presented on the ICO and Blockchain Stage and over 30 exhibitors were in attendance.

The event is taking place at Old Billingsgate, Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX. To book tickets go to: www.mjac.io. The early bird ticket price of £100 is available until midnight on the 31st of October. Following this date tickets will be priced at £200.

“We had an overwhelmingly positive response from exhibitors, speakers and delegates at the last show with everyone asking when the next event was going to be,” said Matthew Collom of MJAC. “People want to learn about the industry and we saw first-hand the huge demand for the type of event we offer. Delegates for the November summit can expect to find the same high calibre of speakers, panellists and exhibitors as at the June event.”

Videos of the panels and speakers at June’s event can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqM7OIcltyn508ngmBCWZgw/featured

For speaker, exhibitor and sponsorship enquiries, please email: blockchain@advfn.com

About MJAC Disruptive Investment Conferences .

MJAC InvestorsHub Disruptive Investment Conferences are conferences and expos focusing on disruptive technologies including: blockchain, lithium and medical marijuana. Next event: MJAC & CryptoCompare London Blockchain Summit, London, November 30th 2018.

About CryptoCompare

At CryptoCompare we pride ourselves in showing the most accurate live prices, charting and market analysis from 65 of the top crypto exchanges globally. Our content editors keep the mining data, be it company, mining equipment or mining contracts up to date with the latest pricing and products available on the market. Our wallets section has a comprehensive list of wallets that will help you find the best wallet for your needs. We have over 217,663 trading pairs and over 4,688 crypto currencies or crypto assets in an easy to understand and intuitive format. 


Tickmill Group Breaks Records in Key Financial Metrics in the First Half of 2018

Tickmill

Tickmill Group continues its strong growth in key performance indicators with robust financial results for the first half of 2018.* The Group’s consolidated net profit amounted to $14.97 million whereas the total trading volume came in at $624 billion, almost doubling last year’s first half figure of $332 billion.

Marking accelerated growth in client acquisition, Tickmill executed 35.7 million trades for its Clients across its three entities (Tickmill UK Ltd, Tickmill Europe Ltd and Tickmill Ltd) with the average number of trades executed per month exceeding 5.9 million. In May 2018, a record 6.8 million trades were executed, representing a nearly twofold increase on last year’s record figure of 3.6 million trades which was posted in March 2017.

Commenting on the results, Duncan Anderson, CEO of Tickmill UK Ltd, stated: “Our consistent growth in key financial metrics is a living proof of our robust growth strategy, operational efficiency and firm commitment to delivering value-added products that go above and beyond our Clients’ expectations.”

Mr Anderson, added: “Building on this outstanding business performance, we will continue to focus on expanding our global reach and diversifying our activities into new business areas with a view to making Tickmill a respected leader in the financial services industry.”

Illimar Mattus, CFO of Tickmill UK Ltd, said: “We are pleased to see Tickmill going from strength to strength in our financial performance. Through nimble decisions and strong business leadership, we managed to thrive in an increasingly demanding and complex regulatory environment. Our strong group net capital base of $42.9 million as of June 30, 2018 allows us to look optimistically into the future and expand our business even further. In order to meet end-client demand we are in fact in the process of launching at least 3 new regulated entities in the next 12 months along with new product offerings.”

Ingmar Mattus, COO of Tickmill Ltd, commented: “We have always been focused on experienced traders and what once might have seemed as a too long-term or low-profit approach in the retail brokerage world is now paying off tremendously. We strongly not only support but also benefit from stricter regulations as they level the playing field given that brokers are forced to compete on crucial end-client profitability factors such as spreads, execution speed, commission rates and client service quality. In view of our operational efficiencies, we are able to rapidly react to the changing environment and meet client needs.”

*Unaudited consolidated figures for Tickmill Group in the first 6 months of 2018 (1 January 2018 – 30 June 2018).

About Tickmill:

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, offering first-class trading products with competitive conditions and ultra-fast execution.

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

79.27% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with Tickmill. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


BDSwiss’ Maintains Its Client-centric Approach With Brand New Trading Academy Launch

BDSWISS

Introducing a hands-on, practical approach to trading education, including a comprehensive collection of educational material such as webinars, tutorials, and a beginner to advanced video course series along with practical quizzes.

Delivering on its pledge to maintain a strictly client centric approach, BDSwiss has just announced the launch of its new forex educational portal, the BDSwiss Trading Academy. The well-established financial services firm aims to deliver a useful set of tools for novice and advanced traders alike, offering its clients a 360‎° educational solution. A wealth of video courses, tutorials and live webinars educate learners while the interactive trading quizzes enable them to put theory into practice.

BDSwiss Trading Academy hosts an impressive collection of educational video courses series, covering unique trading concepts and organised in three separate levels including beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each video is hosted by BDSwiss professional analyst & seasoned trader, Alexander Douedari who provides real MT4 setups to elaborate on major trading topics such as leveraged trading, key indicators, risk and money management, popular trading strategies and much more. Each course follows a hands-on approach with the host illustrating various strategies and techniques, directly on the BDSwiss MT4, Webtrader and mobile app. Each level concludes with a practical quiz, giving the learner the opportunity to perform a thorough self-assessment.

Apart from the pre-recorded video course series, BDSwiss Trading Academy offers more than ten live webinars on a daily basis, in English and German language. The daily webinar list includes BDSwiss’ ‘Start Smart’ webinars that cater for beginners, market morning briefs and live trading sessions during key financial events. Additionally, an A-Z Forex Basics e-course gives traders a solid foundation on trading forex and CFDs, while an impressive collection of 200+ live trading videos & recorded webinars are also made available to BDSwiss clients. In this way, BDSwiss Trading Academy provides easy access to a vast number of past events enabling traders to constantly monitor the markets, backtest their strategies and refer to previous major market events to inform their future trades.

Overall, the BDSwiss Trading Academy includes a complete set of comprehensive educational material and was well received by both new and experienced traders. To further expand its add-on services for VIP clients and cater to their particular needs, BDSwiss is also offering its VIP clientele complimentary 1on1 trading e-sessions, on a subject of their choice. This gives BDSwiss’ exclusive client base the opportunity to have a 1hr private trading session with one of BDSwiss’ qualified and experienced analyst

BDSwiss’ Marketing Director comments that the Trading Academy was not created to be a “once-off visited portal”, but rather a dynamic, evolving and interactive space where traders will always be able to find new ways to stay up to date with the markets: “BDSwiss new Trading Academy required a great deal of research, resources and man-hours. Everything was developed in house to accommodate our traders’ needs. Our goal is to offer traders a dynamic portal that they can visit time and time again to find new webinars, market news and insightful resources on a daily basis. It is a portal that offers lifelong investment education; as markets evolve and our traders become more sophisticated we will be able to continue to cater to their needs arming them with the knowledge they need. At BDSwiss we believe in supporting our clients throughout their trading journey and ensuring that they have access to all the required resources and information prior to making any investment decisions”

Visit BDSwiss’ New Trading Academy: https://eu.bdswiss.com/trading-academy/

About BDSwiss

BDSwiss is one of Europe’s leading financial institutions specializing in Forex and CFD trading. BDSwiss provides access to competitive trading conditions to retail and institutional clients in more than 150 countries via its advanced trading platforms and superior execution technologies.


2018 International Financial Expo IFINEXPO Kuala Lumpur Investment Summit- Power to Connect the World

After the Figure Finance 2018 International Financial Expo Overseas Summit has been well received by Sydney Station and Bangkok Station, it will come to the beautiful and welcoming tropical country again in October this year. This time we chose Malaysia, one of the "Four Tigers in Asia", not only because Malaysia has good relations with China since ancient times, but also we hope to comply with the development of the times, promote economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries, and strengthen exchanges of peoples between the two countries. We have united with many strategic partners in Malaysia and many authoritative exhibitors to jointly build a financial ecology and create future of industry to promote the financial industry exchanges, cooperation and development as well as mutual benefit between China and Malaysia. As the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is not one of but the most international city of Malaysia, which is also economic and cultural center of Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur station summit this time is scheduled on October 27, 2018, located at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, hoping to bring a different experience to you who are coming or already in the financial industry!

This summit will continue the theme of “Connection – Making Business Finance More Efficient” in the past few fairs, establishing a professional and high-end brand image for enterprises, focusing on sharing and resources docking of professional knowledge in the financial field to realize Zero-distance contact of financial rookie and industry mogul and to collide the spark of wisdom. In addition to foreign exchange brokers, financial technology companies, technology solutions companies and other financial companies, exhibitors attending the summit will also cover PE, VC, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and other industries, not only covering resources of all aspects in the financial industry, but also moving forward outside the industry. At the same time, there will also be a lot of financial industry's moguls to arrive at the scene, with the participation and support of many companies and industry insiders, this summit will become an opportunity to share, exchange and dock which cannot be missed.

【Conference Topics】

What are you waiting for? Quickly click on the following link to sign up!

【Event Website】

http://kul.ifinexpo.com

【Registration Link】

http://v3.rabbitpre.com/m2/aUe1ZjuVsu

【Organizer Contact Information】

Chai Yu: Manager of Market Development of Figure Finance

Mobile: 15000833793

Line: 13764672397


JFD Brokers Released Its Digital Asset Management Solution for Retail Investors

10/09/2018, Limassol, Cyprus

JFD Brokers is bridging the gap between its self-trading and passive investment product lines with a brand-new digital asset management solution. It allows the retail investors to get exclusive access to a marketplace of preselected top performing strategies with a proven track record verified by the portfolio management division of the company. For the first time, the clients of the broker will have the possibility to compose portfolios of strategies that can be automatically executed through a custom mirror trading platform called JFD Invest.

Lars GottwikLars Gottwik, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of JFD Brokers, commented: “We consider JFD Invest a major milestone in the strategic development of our company as it established a new product line for us. We believe that investing products with all their complexity can be delivered in a simplified way under transparent conditions. Taking full advantage of the latest innovations in our industry, we developed our mirror trading platform as a digital marketplace where our clients can review and follow expert-driven strategies for a fully-automated trading. With JFD Invest, we are opening the gates for more people (including the less sophisticated traders) to institutional-grade asset management, previously available only to a limited number of high-net-worth individuals.”

The users of JFD Invest will need to create a special account that will be connected to their live trading account with JFD Brokers. Afterwards, they can use the company’s mirror trading platform to build their own portfolios of investment strategies trading multiple asset classes (forex, indices, metals etc.). Funds allocation and risk management controls are also in place. The orders are executed in bulk via a single coverage account to ensure that all investors following a particular strategy get the same performance and trading conditions.

JFD Brokers will charge its mirror trading clients only a 25% high-water mark performance fee which means no management or setup costs for the clients of the firm.

ABOUT JFD:

Launched in December 2011, JFD Brokers is an internationally licensed global provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions. The company operates a pure agency model with 100% DMA/STP execution, i.e. direct, anonymous and MiFID compliant post-trade transparent access to 20+ LPs (Tier1 Banks, Non-Bank LPs and MTFs) for a choice of 1000+ instruments. JFD is acknowledged by numerous independent sources as one of the fastest-growing and respected brokerage firms worldwide. Thanks to its core values of transparency, fairness and trust, many experienced retail investors consider the company as their best choice for multi-asset trading.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Victor Tomov

Email: v.tomov@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd_victor_tomov

Tel: +35725878530 x 315


JFD Brokers Offers 4 New Cryptocurrencies along with Bitcoin

JFD Brokers cryptocurrencies

31/07/2018, Limassol, Cyprus

Leading multi-asset investment company JFD Brokers is now offering its clients the opportunity to capitalise on the recent cryptocurrency hype trading on institutional-grade terms and conditions 4 new CFD instruments - Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple – all against the USD. Partial trading is allowed on the first three symbols with a minimum trade size of 0.01 CFD, while for the last one the minimum trade size is 1 CFD.

Overall, JFD now offers 5 cryptocurrency pairs (BTCUSD, BCHUSD, ETHUSD, LTCUSD and XRPUSD) giving traders the flexibility to fine-tune their strategies in these volatile instruments by testing them in smaller amounts for a better risk management. In full compliance with the recent ESMA regulations, JFD’s margin requirements for these new cryptocurrency CFDs is 50% equalling a leverage of 1:2.

Mihail Kamburov, Chief Operations Officer at JFD Brokers, commented: “We are happy to launch these new products as we always aim to offer our clients something more. The cryptocurrency markets are showing another uptrend nowadays. Therefore, after careful evaluation and analysis of the increased volumes and volatility, we have concluded that now is the right time to expand our crypto offering with the respective symbols.”

JFD is once again exemplifying its trader-centric approach enlarging the scope of investment opportunities available to all its clients.

ABOUT JFD:

Launched in December 2011, JFD Brokers is an internationally licensed global provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions. The company operates a pure agency model with 100% DMA/STP execution, i.e. direct, anonymous and MiFID compliant post-trade transparent access to 20+ LPs (Tier1 Banks, Non-Bank LPs and MTFs) for a choice of 1000+ instruments. JFD is acknowledged by numerous independent sources as one of the fastest-growing and respected brokerage firms worldwide. Thanks to its core values of transparency, fairness and trust, many experienced retail investors consider the company as their best choice for multi-asset trading.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Victor Tomov

Email: v.tomov@jfdbrokers.com

Skype: jfd_victor_tomov

Tel: +35725878530 x 315


Wealth management by Dukascopy Bank: let's create liquidity together

In a strategical shift to become a universal mobile bank useful to everyone, Dukascopy Bank (Dukascopy) steps into wealth management.

From now on, clients of Dukascopy have a really unique opportunity to make money by offering FX and CFD liquidity together with 25 banks providing liquidity to Dukascopy clients.

Statistically, in the long term, these banks providing liquidity will earn half of the market spread. Dukascopy offers to bite off a piece of these bank's business.

Starting from a  1'000 USD minimum investment and upon receiving a management mandate, Dukascopy will automatically start trading for its clients. On the basis of its own technology, the Bank will match sell trades of investors with buy trades of other clients, at the same Ask price, and will match their buy trades with sell transactions of other clients, at the same Bid price. This is the traditional role of all liquidity providers.

The average expected return of this service is 11.15% with a standard deviation of 9.99% which gives a sharpe ratio of 1.11. This service is free of management or performance fees.

Dukascopy also created unparalleled risk management tools by providing investors with unique systems allowing to limit possible losses on their investment. Moreover, as a testimony of trust in its own technology and willingness to satisfy its loyal clients,  Dukascopy commits to returning trading commissions in case managed clients would get an annual negative performance after keeping their investment for one year, without withdrawing any funds (full details read  here).

The Bank believes that this offer has no equivalent on the market and should satisfy a large clientele. A simple comparison of a sharpe ratio of 1.11 of proposed investment (LP PAMM) with a sharpe ratio of another class of investments shows that Dukascopy proposes investments of a very high quality. The sharpe ratio calculation time-frame was the same. Please see table below.

ASSET TYPE
REPRESENTED BY
TICKER
SHARPE
Dukascopy LP PAMM
Dukascopy Wealth Management Portfolio
 
1.11

Stocks
S&P500
SPDR S&P 500 ETF
SPY
0.81
World
Vanguard Total World Stock ETF
VT
0.67
Developed markets
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
EFA
0.46
Emerging markets
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF
VWO
0.31

Bonds
Corporate
iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF
LQD
0.38
Government
iShares International Treasury Bond ETF
IGOV
0.14

Alternative investment
Real-estate
Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund
VNQ
0.21
Gold
SPDR Gold Shares
GLD
0.16
Broad commodities
PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund
DBC
-0.05

Dukascopy always stays innovative. The next development steps of the Bank include crypto-friendly banking services and fully mobile retail banking services with publicly open chatbot API to welcome artificial intelligence. 

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Wealth management by Dukascopy Bank: let's create liquidity together

In a strategical shift to become a universal mobile bank useful to everyone, Dukascopy Bank (Dukascopy) steps into wealth management.

From now on, clients of Dukascopy have a really unique opportunity to make money by offering FX and CFD liquidity together with 25 banks providing liquidity to Dukascopy clients.

Statistically, in the long term, these banks providing liquidity will earn half of the market spread. Dukascopy offers to bite off a piece of these bank's business.

Starting from a  1'000 USD minimum investment and upon receiving a management mandate, Dukascopy will automatically start trading for its clients. On the basis of its own technology, the Bank will match sell trades of investors with buy trades of other clients, at the same Ask price, and will match their buy trades with sell transactions of other clients, at the same Bid price. This is the traditional role of all liquidity providers.

The average expected return of this service is 11.15% with a standard deviation of 9.99% which gives a sharpe ratio of 1.11. This service is free of management or performance fees.

Dukascopy also created unparalleled risk management tools by providing investors with unique systems allowing to limit possible losses on their investment. Moreover, as a testimony of trust in its own technology and willingness to satisfy its loyal clients, Dukascopy commits to returning trading commissions in case managed clients would get an annual negative performance after keeping their investment for one year, without withdrawing any funds (full details read here).

The Bank believes that this offer has no equivalent on the market and should satisfy a large clientele. A simple comparison of a sharpe ratio of 1.11 of proposed investment (LP PAMM) with a sharpe ratio of another class of investments shows that Dukascopy proposes investments of a very high quality. The sharpe ratio calculation time-frame was the same. Please see table below.

IQoption

IQ Option Review - Broker Of The Year

If you are looking for a trustworthy and high quality trading platform, look no further: IQ Option is for you.

IQ Option is a prominent online broker enabling users to trade with binary options, Forex, CFDs, and cryptocurrencies. Founded in 2013 and operated by IQ Option Ltd, the platform has become known for its impressive growth, boasting over 26 million registered users around the globe.

There are many factors that make IQ Option truly unique, allowing the platform to stand out from the rest. IQ Option combines accessibility, intuitive design, and outstanding customer service to provide the best trading experience possible.

This review will delve deeper into exactly why IQ Option is one of the most reputable brokers out there today.

Regulatory Compliance

In the world of trading, regulatory compliance shows you how reliable a company really is. You can rest assured that IQ Option meets all regulatory requirements in the countries where it operates. Registered in Cyprus as IQ Option Europe Ltd, the company acquired its CySEC license back in 2014. In addition, the brokerage is registered with European regulatory entities such as the UK’s FCA and Germany's BaFin.

Low Minimum Deposit

Most brokers require a minimum deposit of $100 or more to begin trading. With IQ Option, you can dive into trading with a deposit of just $10! It is the lowest minimum deposit of all brokers by far.

Keep in mind that you will need to verify your account in order to deposit or withdraw money. Once you have successfully verified your account, you can connect your bank card or ewallet such as Skrill or Neteller to commence trading.

IQoption

IQ Option offers 3 different types of accounts depending on your desired deposit amount.

Training account - enjoy real account features without depositing a single penny! This account gives you $10,000 to familiarize yourself with the platform and explore all of the different instruments available. The amount is replenishable, so you can practice training to your heart’s desire.

Real account - after depositing the minimum amount, you can trade with numerous assets and withdraw your money whenever you wish. The vast majority of requests are processed within 24 hours, though some transactions do take up to 3 business days. With this account, you can pay a small fee to participate in tournaments and compete with other traders for prizes.

VIP account - as the name implies, this account type offers many benefits including higher profitability rates, and even a personal manager who gives advice and helps resolve any issues you may have with your trading account. VIP account holders get free access to tournaments.

User-Friendly Platform

IQ Option is undoubtedly one of the most innovative trading brokers. It provides users with an intuitive interface, great graphics, and a plethora of resources that prove useful to both novice and expert traders alike. Moreover, the platform is created by in-house developers who ensure that the application works smoothly.

IQoption

Here is a taste of what you get with IQ Option:

  • A variety of indicators and trend lines

  • Ability to view up to 9 screens at once
  • Newsfeed to keep you up to date with the latest developments that could potentially affect trade prices
  • Free educational videos to help you hone your trading skills

You can choose between running the platform online or downloading it onto your desktop or mobile phone. The application is available on iTunes and the Google Play store. The mobile app supports exactly the same functions as the desktop version, so you can experience the same level of high quality performance no matter which option you choose.

IQoption

Users rave about IQ Option’s unparalleled level of customer support. If you face an issue or simply have a question regarding your account, you can get in touch with the platform’s support team day or night, 24/7. Support specialists can be contacted via chat, email, or phone. IQ Option provides support in over 12 languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French and more!

Final Word

Over the past few years, IQ Option has made huge strides in order to offer users an accessible platform and pleasant trading experience. It is clear that they have traders in mind whenever they update their platform with new features.

IQoption

If you have any questions, their support team is available to lend you a hand. Whether you are new or a seasoned trader, make sure you check out IQ Option!


BDSwiss Launches New Natively-Developed Webtrader and Releases New Mobile App Version

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Leading German Forex and CFD broker BDSwiss has announced the launch of its new WebTrader Platform, exclusively developed in house, to better cater for the needs of their ever growing client base. The new BDSwiss WebTrader is a faster, simpler and more advanced online trading platform that promises to deliver an unparalleled trading experience.

With everything from real-time currency rates, to live support, tick chart trading and a full transaction history, the new BDSwiss WebTrader delivers on its promise for improved responsiveness and even better performance. The new BDSwiss WebTrader also features unique indicators and charting tools, full customization options, automated trading via the pending orders feature, and an intuitive order window that automatically calculates total position size, required margin and proposed TP and SL levels, according to the amount the client wishes to trade.

Featuring a cutting-edge interface that allows for simple and instantaneous trade execution, the new BDSwiss WebTrader will allow traders to access their accounts and trade more than 250 assets on any web browser. The BDSwiss WebTrader does not require downloading and it is fully synchronised to the downloadable versions of the MT4, allowing for live price monitoring via an advanced market watch. Translated in more than 24 languages, the BDSwiss’ new WebTrader is designed to accommodate the needs of traders around the globe.

Fully developed in house, by the company’s software development team, the new WebTrader comes as a latest addition to BDSwiss’ unique tools. BDSwiss’ Chief Technology Officer comments on the release of the WebTrader:

“After months of development and rigorous testing, we are very excited about the release of the BDSwiss Webtrader. By listening to our clients and using their feedback we have delivered a product that offers all the benefits of the MT4 platform, but with a much more clean-cut design.

We believe that our new WebTrader is a tool that will empower our clients and make trading much more transparent and straightforward. We emphasize on user experience, offering a decluttered platform that does away with complicated terminology and calculates everything automatically for the client. With BDSwiss Webtrader, the client knows exactly what he is trading, whether he is trading in euro, ounces, coins etc., what leverage ratio he is using, and the exact margin he will need to place his trade.”

To meet the needs of traders on the go, BDSwiss has also recently released a new and improved version of its natively designed mobile app, available in both iOS and Android operating systems. Users can login using the same details, place their trades in a single click, switch between accounts, chat with support and monitor their positions 24/7. The two platforms were developed to have a consistent, clean design, that allows for effortless trading, anywhere, anytime.

Investing in innovation and unique products, tailored to the needs of the company and its clients, is the primary differentiator of BDSwiss which follows a strictly client-centric approach. With promises for many more updates, new assets and unique features aimed at enhancing future functionality and improving user experience, BDSwiss sets high standards and continues to exceed expectations.

About BDSwiss

BDSwiss is one of Europe’s leading financial institutions specializing in Forex and CFD trading. BDSwiss provides access to competitive trading conditions to retail and institutional clients in more than 150 countries via its advanced trading platforms and superior execution technologies. The company is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), which also complies with European MiFID harmonization laws.

BDSwiss on:

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Tickmill Group: Continued Growth Underlined by Global Expansion in 2017

Tickmill 2018

Tickmill Group announced strong consolidated financial results for 2017, a year which was marked by solid business growth and further geographical expansion into new markets. The financial metrics posted in the past year showed continued progress across key performance metrics.

Tickmill Group’s Business Metrics for 2017

  • Consolidated net profit rose from $7.29 million in 2016 to $14.81 million in 2017, representing an increase of 103%.
  • Net trading revenue amounted to $38.96 million, marking an increase of 82% compared to the previous year.
  • Total trading volume came in at $745 billion notional value, easily surpassing the projected $600-650 billion range. In November 2017, Tickmill Group recorded its highest monthly trading volume of $79 billion when its clients placed a record 4.25 million trades. Taking a full-year perspective, the clients of Tickmill Group placed 42.58 million trades in total which also signals a new record for the Company.

Growth Projections for the Year Ahead

Tickmill had a powerful start to 2018, posting a record monthly trading volume of $110.6 billion in January followed by triple-digit figures in February and March.

In 2018, the company projects to reach a $1200-1300 billion full-year trading volume on the basis of organic growth in its key markets in Southeast Asia, South America, the MENA region and Europe.

Duncan Anderson, CEO of Tickmill UK Ltd, commented: “Tickmill was nimble enough to deliver record revenues and profits in the past year, despite the many regulatory changes and increased competition in the financial landscape. Our global presence, excellent trading conditions and robust trading technology has made Tickmill a strong brand and a go-to-broker for some of the most sophisticated retail and professional traders.”

Mr Anderson, added: “At Tickmill we have always had a long-term perspective in everything we do, which makes us excited about the future of the brokerage industry.”

Illimar Mattus, CFO of Tickmill Ltd, highlighted: “Despite markets experiencing extended periods of low volatility in 2017, Tickmill Group was able to deliver strong financial results for the year. We increased our profitability twofold and revenues by 82%. Our strong net capital base of $27.94 million at the end of 2017 will allow us to invest in new products and technologies to deliver more value to our global client base.”

Commenting on the Group’s growth strategy, Mr Mattus stated: “Having successfully completed the acquisition of Vipro Markets Ltd in 2017, we will continue looking for meaningful acquisition opportunities in 2018 to increase our market share and improve our overall efficiency. Building on last year’s positive results, we renew our focus on the core principles that underpin our success: providing cost-effective solutions, strengthening our competitive advantages, and diversifying our business.”

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, offering first-class trading products with competitive conditions and ultra-fast execution.

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

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial investment.


FxPro and McLaren F1™ Team Announce Partnership Agreement

FxPro 2018

24 May 2018, London. Online broker FxPro and McLaren F1™ Team are delighted to announce a multi-year partnership agreement. From the Monaco Grand Prix (24-27 May), the McLaren MCL33 will feature prominent FxPro branding, highlighting the firm’s position as the world’s number one online broker.

Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing, commented:

“We are pleased to welcome FxPro as an official partner to the McLaren Formula 1 team. Both FxPro and McLaren are committed to innovation and excellence in their fields, making this a natural partnership. With over 50 domestic and international awards to their name, FxPro have proven their ability to perform at the highest level.”

In the Sky Blue Ball, striker of Sydney FC Bobo, won the A-League Player of the Year and Golden Boot Award with his netting 27 goals in 27 regular-season matches – a new A-League record. Bobo witnessed the partnership announcement and said, “We are glad to wear the jersey with AETOS logo printed on, we are pleased and confident to complete in the AFC Champions League in 2019 with the full support of AETOS, a global renowned Forex broker.”

With over 250 million orders executed and up to 7000 orders processed each second, FxPro is well aware of the challenges high pressure, high performance environments present. This partnership underpins the commitment to excellence and innovation shared by McLaren and FxPro.

FxPro CEO, Charalambos Psimolophitis, commented:

“We are proud to be entering this multi-year partnership with McLaren, a team with an illustrious history and exciting future. We always look for partners that share our passion for excellence and success, and McLaren embodies those values perfectly.”

Ilya Holeu, Chief Marketing Officer, FxPro, commented:

“FxPro have always been visionary pioneers in everything we do, from multiple world-class sports sponsorships to the way we value our name and the way that we do business. Sports sponsorship has long been a significant part of our outreach program and we are delighted to be partnering with McLaren to take that forward.”

Notes to Media

About FxPro: FxPro is an award-winning online broker, serving retail and institutional clients in more than 150 countries. FxPro provides access to competitive pricing and deep liquidity with no-dealing-desk intervention (subject to the FxPro Order Execution Policy) via its advanced trading platforms, superior execution technologies and algorithmic tools.

If you have any questions, please contact PR team, who can be reached by calling +44 (0) 20 7776 9720, or via email at pr@fxpro.com, https://www.fxpro.com/.

Legal Information: FxPro Group Limited is the holding company of FxPro UK Limited, FxPro Financial Services Ltd, FxPro Global Markets MENA Limited, and FxPro Global Markets Ltd. FxPro UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration no. 509956). FxPro Financial Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (licence no. 078/07) and by the Financial Services Board (authorisation no. 45052). FxPro Global Markets MENA Limited is authorised and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (reference no. F003333). FxPro Global Markets Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas (licence no. SIA-F184). Trade Responsibly: Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and Spread Bets are complex financial product that are traded on margin. Trading CFDs and Spread Bets carries a high level of risk since leverage can work both to your advantage and disadvantage. As a result, CFDs and Spread Bets may not be suitable for all investors because you may lose all your invested capital. You should not risk more than you are prepared to lose. Before deciding to trade, you need to ensure that you understand the risks involved taking into account your investment objectives and level of experience. Most CFDs and Spread Bets have no set maturity date. Hence, a CFD and/or a Spread Bet position matures on the date you choose to close an existing open position. Seek independent advice, if necessary. Please read FxPro’s full ‘Risk Disclosure Statement’

AETOS CAPITAL GROUP EXTENDS AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PARTNERSHIP WITH SYDNEY FC

The first good news at the time of its 11th anniversary, AETOS Capital Group extended AFC Champions League partnership with Sydney Football Club (Sydney FC), the three-time A-League champion. AETOS will be the principal partner of Sydney FC in the 2019 AFC Champions League season. Both parties celebrated the partnership in the “Sky Blue Ball” held at the Star Sydney on May 19th. Players of the year in the 2017/18 A-League season was awarded their honors in this gala night. Different from their look in the pitch, Sydney FC players with their gorgeous attire in black ties refreshed the impression of their fans.

Scott Barlow, Chairman of Sydney FC delivered his keynote speech in the Ball, saying “we are so delighted to sign up another sponsorship deal with AETOS Capital Group. At Sydney FC, we strive to be the best in everything we do. Our partnership with AETOS, the global market-leading forex broker, will further extend and strengthen the two brands’ influence in the Asia-Pacific market.”

Councilor Mike Thomas, Senior Vice President of AETOS Capital Group, said “in addition to the principal sponsorship in the AFC Champions League, AETOS and Sydney FC will also extend our cooperation to the A-League pitch, and will launch a series of privileges programs, including membership of Sydney FC for our clients and exclusive financial services for Sydney FC’s hundreds of thousands of fans. AETOS adheres to the philosophy of “Fairness, Efficiency, and Intelligence”, we believe that Sydney FC will become the leader in Asian football pitch through its adherence to fair games, efficient performance and intelligent training system.”

In the Sky Blue Ball, striker of Sydney FC Bobo, won the A-League Player of the Year and Golden Boot Award with his netting 27 goals in 27 regular-season matches – a new A-League record. Bobo witnessed the partnership announcement and said, “We are glad to wear the jersey with AETOS logo printed on, we are pleased and confident to complete in the AFC Champions League in 2019 with the full support of AETOS, a global renowned Forex broker.”

Sydney FC will learn their opponents for the Group Stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League following the Group Stage draw in early December.

AETOSSydney FC announced the extension of AFC Champions League partnership with AETOS in the Sky Blue Ball. Guests and Sydney FC players in their gorgeous attire further brightened up the event

8 May 2018, Formax Prime launches new Chinese and Spanish websites

Formax Prime Capital (UK) Limited are pleased to announce the launch of their Spanish and Chinese language sites to Traders.

“Following the successful launch of our new website and marketing in December last year, we took the decision to expand our existing ‘ECN only broker’ offer further to Chinese and Spanish speaking clients. Our support team are bilingual in a number of languages and it made sense to widen our approach and offer those clients access to all of the information on our English site, but in their native language.” - David Rapp, Director at Formax Prime.

Formax Prime Capital (UK) Limited obtained their FCA license in January 2015 and backed by their parent company Formax Group offer Forex, Commodities and Indices trading, across two platforms, MT4 and ZuluTrade.

Formax Prime believe that Traders need better insight into how their trades are placed and how trading platforms make money from their clients. Formax Prime was developed solely as an ECN Brokerage.

About Formax Prime Capital (UK) Limited

Formax Prime Capital (UK) Limited, is regulated by the FCA and offers ECN trading across Forex, Indices and Commodities, with highly competitive spreads from 0.2 pips on both MT4 and 1.5 pips on ZuluTrade platforms. Clients can choose pricing models from ECN commission free or ECN raw spreads + commission.

Formax Prime Capital (UK) Limited believe in developing long term partnerships with clients from day one, ensuring 24/5 support by phone and live chat via the website.

Experience the professional difference that an exclusive ECN broker can make, and discover the new way to trade, visit www.formaxprime.co.uk or call us on +44(0)20 3819 3100.

Contacts:

Business enquiries:

David Rapp

Director, Formax Prime Capital UK

Tel: +44(0)20 3819 3103

Email: David.Rapp@formaxprime.co.uk

Media enquiries:

Louise Stevens

Client Services Director, Talisman Marketing Solutions

Tel: + 44 (0)20 3735 5534

Email: louise.stevens@talisman.co.uk


What is Next for Forex after ESMA’s New Measures? Tickmill UK CEO Explains

Tickmill

The new regulatory measures announced by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regarding the provision of Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and binary options to retail clients sent shock waves throughout the Forex industry. We sat down with the CEO of Tickmill UK Ltd, Mr Duncan Anderson to get his take on what the new measures entail for retail investors, Forex brokers and the financial services sector.

Read on to discover Mr Anderson’s interesting insights and find out what’s next for Tickmill and the industry at large.

How do you view the state of the Forex industry following the new measures announced by the European Securities and Markets Authority?

The proposed measures were first aired some time ago. There was a significant response to ESMA both from the industry and clients. We anticipate the measures will come into force in or around July 2018. Tickmill welcomes strong regulation and the protection of clients’ interests is paramount; however, there is a feeling within the industry that these measures are misguided, costly and ultimately do not benefit client interests.

In your opinion, how will the new regulations affect the future of the Forex industry and market participants?

Additional burdens will be imposed on the industry. This will involve further IT and compliance costs. It is likely that there will be consolidation within the EU and firms ceasing business altogether. Clients will continue to look for better choice and this is likely to push them offshore, something the industry has repeatedly voiced concern about.

How can Forex brokerages remain competitive in light of the new state of affairs?

The cost of business has increased significantly in the EU due to regulatory pressure. Firms will increasingly need to show a strong balance sheet, something that Tickmill has always considered important. Some firms may even pass on specific costs to their clients. Tickmill is regulated in multiple jurisdictions in order to offer its clients a more robust trading environment.

What advice would you give to the Forex trading community?

My advice would be to look very closely at the broker you do business with. Ensure they are financially strong and that they are regulated in multiple jurisdictions. Ensure you have the necessary protections and the ability to choose the investment products and services that meet your needs.

What is Tickmill’s stand on the new measures?

As I mentioned previously, Tickmill is a strong supporter of regulation and we always abide by the guidelines and best practices laid out by regulatory bodies to safeguard the best interests of our clients. I would like to emphasise that our clients are at the heart of our business model and we strive to provide them with the best possible trading environment. For instance, our client funds are fully segregated. FCA regulation in this instance is very clear and should provide our clients assurances that their funds are protected.

Do you expect the new regulations to have any effect on the Group’s financial results?

No, if anything, we anticipate that our growth rate will increase as clients look for better trading conditions in a consolidating market. We are known for having some of the fastest transaction speeds and competitive pricing spreads in the industry; advantages like this mean that we can stay competitive without compromising our values.

How does Tickmill adapt to the new regulatory regime?

Regulations change constantly, so the regulatory regime is always new. Changes in regulation are constantly evolving and Tickmill strives to meet its compliance obligations. We just have to stay compliant, but in essence it is simple – if you put your clients’ interests first you are well on the way to ensuring compliance. Achieving that is just part of the overall cost of the business.

Do you see any new areas or opportunities for growth?

There are plenty of areas for growth and this is one of the exciting elements of our business as it evolves. We are looking at a number of different product areas where we see potential. Our clients are a great barometer for exploring opportunities which we look forward to delivering in the future.

What are the goals of the Group over the next few years?

We have achieved so much in a relatively short period, but we are determined to do so much more. Clearly, we want to maintain current levels of operational excellence and to this, all credit should be given to the amazing team that makes up Tickmill. We would like to continuously increase our competitiveness in our industry and strategically move into other areas where we believe that we can make a real difference to the benefit of all.


JFD Brokers EXPANDS GLOBALLY, OPENING NEW OFFICE IN PRAGUE

JFD

5th April, Limassol, Cyprus

JFD, one of the fastest-growing FX and CFD brokerages worldwide, has relaunched the Bitcoin CFD BTC/USD pair.

With the rise of cryptocurrencies and the increasing popularity and potential of blockchain technology to transform business models, JFD Brokers wants to make sure that its clients have access to a diverse range of currencies, while striving to remain transparent and competitive within the ever-growing and robust trading industry.

Chief Trading System Officer at JFD Brokers, Monika Peeva, explained: “Bitcoins have gained so much popularity, especially recently with the rise of blockchain technology, that is impossible to ignore anymore. Bitcoins are real and their potential great.”

JFD Brokers currently offers online trading in FX and precious metals, as well as CFDs on shares, indices, commodities, bonds, ETFS & ETNS and Bitcoins. They are working towards adding more crypto CFDs to their list of trading pairs in the cryptocurrency CFD asset class.

For the full details and contract specifications regarding the trading of Bitcoin CFDs via JFD Brokers visit this page on their website.


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


FxPro Expands Trader Education Offerings

FxPro's 'Learn from a Pro' series of trading webinars and seminars has been extraordinarily well received. Since originally launching the initiative last year, the group has maintained its long-standing commitment to providing traders with comprehensive educational material.

The sessions have been of particular interest to traders and market participants looking to expand on their existing understanding of online trading. This is particularly true in the foreign exchange space, having proven a major success across multiple different regions and jurisdictions. The 'Learn from a Pro' series has continued to run into 2018, supporting several new languages.

Overall, its seminars are offered across three countries with webinars in Italian, Spanish, German, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian, among others. The effort constitutes FxPro's continued bid to help traders worldwide develop their knowledge of the financial markets. Indeed, trader education is a point of emphasis at FxPro, which serves as a cornerstone of its agenda over the past few years and now in 2018.

Hosted by various industry experts including Phillip Konchar, Enrico Gei, Carlos Partida and Mohamed Elghobary, the 'Learn from a Pro' series covers a wide range of topics. Such topics include unique trading concepts, economic event analysis, trading strategies for key instruments, breakdowns of major chart patterns, and how to use popular technical indicators to inform trading decisions.

Totaling over fifty unique seminars and webinars to date, the 'Learn from a Pro' series has thus far welcomed over 2,500 traders. Based on this positive reception, the online broker looks forward to adding further seminars and webinars to their schedule in the months to come.

This stance was reiterated by FxPro's Chief Client Relations Officer, Elsy Rayess, who commented: “We have always seen education as a central component of our offering at FxPro. The continued success of our Learn from a Pro series demonstrates that seminars and webinars are an ideal way to engage traders, as they provide a more hands-on approach and an opportunity to learn about the financial markets from industry professionals.”


FxPro Maintains Commitment to Trader Education

21 March 2018, London

The sessions have been exceptionally well received by investors looking to expand on their existing understanding of online trading, and have proved a major success across different regions. The Learn from a Pro series, which continues to run into 2018, has thus far included seminars in 3 countries, and webinars in Italian, Spanish, German, Arabic, Chinese and Russian, as FxPro continues to help traders worldwide develop their knowledge of the financial markets.

Hosted by various industry experts including Phillip Konchar, Enrico Gei, Carlos Partida and Mohamed Elghobary, the Learn from a Pro series covers a wide range of topics including trading concepts, economic event analysis, trading strategies for key instruments, breakdowns of major chart patterns and how to use popular technical indicators to inform trading decisions.

Totalling 50+ seminars and webinars to date, the Learn from a Pro series has so far welcomed in excess of 2,500 traders. Based on this positive reception, we look forward to adding further seminars and webinars to our schedule in the months to come.

FxPro Chief Client Relations Officer, Elsy Rayess, commented:

“We have always seen education as a central component of our offering at FxPro. The continued success of our Learn from a Pro series demonstrates that seminars and webinars are an ideal way to engage traders, as they provide a more hands-on approach and an opportunity to learn about the financial markets from industry professionals.”

Notes to Media

About FxPro

FxPro is an award-winning online broker, serving retail and institutional clients in more than 150 countries. FxPro provides access to competitive pricing and deep liquidity with no-dealing-desk intervention (subject to the FxPro Order Execution Policy) via its advanced trading platforms, superior execution technologies and algorithmic tools.

FxPro Group Limited is the holding company of FxPro Financial Services Ltd, FxPro UK Limited, FxPro Global Markets MENA Limited and FxPro Global Markets Limited.

FxPro Group Limited is the holding company of FxPro UK Limited, FxPro Financial Services Ltd, FxPro Global Markets MENA Limited, and FxPro Global Markets Ltd. FxPro UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration no. 509956). FxPro Financial Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (licence no. 078/07) and by the Financial Services Board (authorisation no. 45052). FxPro Global Markets MENA Limited is authorised and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (reference no. F003333). FxPro Global Markets Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas (licence no. SIA-F184).

https://www.fxpro.co.uk

Tickmill Exhibited as Gold Sponsor at the FXCuffs Expo

Tickmill

Tickmill has successfully exhibited as Gold sponsor at the FXCuffs Expo which took place on 16-17 March 2018 in Krakow, Poland.

Known as one of the largest financial exhibitions in Eastern and Central Europe, FXCuffs attracted almost 5000 attendees who grabbed the opportunity to benefit from a range of presentations, meetings and lectures led by local and foreign experts.

Tickmill was among the high-profile companies which attended the expo, showcasing its diverse product offering and advanced trading solutions to a huge crowd of Forex enthusiasts. The company’s booth recorded an amazing turnout while the feedback received from visitors was very positive. Tickmill’s team of experts shared interesting ideas, market trends and new developments with existing and prospective clients.

Tickmill Group CMO, Marilena Iakovou commented: “We are thrilled to have attended this year’s FXCuffs which we regard as a great opportunity to further strengthen relations with the Polish trading community and reinforce our presence in Poland, one of the fastest growing markets for our company. Meanwhile, as part of our expansion strategy in the Polish market, we have several new projects in the pipeline, including educational events and webinars to offer local traders high quality forex education in their native language”.

Tickmill is gearing up to host several seminars and road trips in key regions around the world to interact face-to-face with local traders and provide them with trading education and tools that matter most to them.

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a global Forex and CFDs provider, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the Seychelles Financial Services Authority.

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

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial investment.


Swissquote more successful than ever

Swissquote has posted record-breaking results for 2017. Compared with the previous year, total net revenues increased by 25.0 percent to CHF 187.8 million while net profit grew by 88.8 percent to CHF 39.2 million and client assets were up 29.9 percent at CHF 24.1 billion. For 2018, Swissquote is expecting net revenues and earnings to continue growing by approximately 10 percent..

Revenues up by 25%

Net revenues of CHF 187.8 million (CHF 150.2 million) were once again impacted by negative interest rates (-CHF 7.5 million). All four divisions contributed to the exceptional result. Thanks to a year-on-year increase in the number of transactions by 310,000 to 2.6 million, net fee & commission income grew by 22.5 percent to CHF 85.2 million (CHF 69.5 million). The number of transactions per customer per year remained stable at 11.0. However, other factors that contributed to the pleasing results included the growing importance of robo-advisory services (ePrivate Banking), successful trading in derivative products via Swiss DOTS, and trading in cryptocurrencies. eForex income increased by 26.2 percent to CHF 66.7 million (CHF 52.8 million). The strong growth is explained by the significant increase in new clients (+29.0 percent) and the significant increase in client assets belonging to eForex clients (+45.5 percent). Net trading income (currency trading excluding eForex) grew by 32.7 percent to CHF 22.3 million (CHF 16.8 million). Net interest income increased by 27.8 percent to CHF 19.7 million (CHF 15.4 million) owing to growth in Lombard loans issued and steadily rising US short-term interest rates.

Near doubling of earnings

At CHF 142.0 million (CHF 127.0 million), operating expenses were 11.8 percent higher in 2017 than in the previous year. The increase in expenses was mainly due to continuing heavy investment in technology, marketing and staff, whose numbers grew by 43 to 593. While operating expenses increased by CHF 14.9 million, net revenues rose by CHF 37.5 million. In line with this trend of expenses and revenues, all earnings figures rose sharply: pre-tax profit jumped by 97.3 percent to CHF 45.8 million (CHF 23.2 million), the pre-tax profit margin increased to 24.4 percent (15.4 percent), net profit surged by 88.8 percent to CHF 39.2 million (CHF 20.8 million) and the net profit margin climbed to 20.9 percent (13.8 percent). The capital ratio (CET 1) stood at 26.1 percent (24.5 percent). This means that Swissquote remains one of Switzerland's best-financed banks. Total Equity amounted to CHF 295.1 million (CHF 280.8 million).

Record level of client assets

2017 also saw client assets increase by a substantial 29.9 percent to CHF 24.1 billion (CHF 18.6 billion). The net new money inflow amounted to CHF 2.7 billion. As at the end of 2017, assets of CHF 23.0 billion (+31.6 percent) were held in trading accounts, CHF 600.6 million (-20.8 percent) in saving accounts, CHF 203.1 million (+75.2 percent) in Robo-Advisory accounts and CHF 328.9 million (+45.5 percent) in eForex accounts. The total number of accounts grew by 6,511 (+2.2 percent) to 309,286 (302,775). The breakdown is as follows: 236,861 trading accounts (+0.3 percent), 28,955 saving accounts (-11.9 percent), 1,898 Robo-Advisory accounts (+22.3 percent) and 41,572 eForex accounts (+29.0 percent).

Major success in cryptocurrency trading

From mid-2017, Swissquote became the first European online bank to offer its clients the opportunity to invest in cryptocurrencies and trade in them against the EUR or USD. The service was initially confined to Bitcoin, but since December Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple have also been available. With five leading cryptocurrencies, Swissquote now has a larger offering of virtual currencies than any other bank. Clients invest and trade in cryptocurrencies through their ordinary Swissquote trading account in the same way as with any other currencies, shares or funds. The sharp increase in interest in cryptocurrencies, particularly in the fourth quarter of 2017 (revenues of CHF 5.6 million in 2017), led to a flood of new accounts being opened towards the end of year. The impact of the new accounts on revenues will only be clearly noticeable in the figures for the first half of 2018.

Shareholders to benefit from higher dividend

In light of the very good business results, the Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, to be held on 4 May 2018, a distribution of CHF 0.90 per share of which CHF 0.86 as a dividend and CHF 0.04 as a reimbursement of Reserves from capital contributions.

The complete 2017 Financial Report is available at: https://en.swissquote.com/ - Company/Investor Relations/Financial Reporting.

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 eMortgages. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its parent company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: SQN).

For further information

Marc Bürki, CEO Swissquote Group Holding Ltd / CEO Swissquote Bank Ltd

Tel.: +41 22 999 98 50, Mobile +41 79 413 41 45, marc.burki@swissquote.ch

Nadja Keller, Assistant to CEO / Media Relations Manager.

Tel. +41 44 825 88 01, nadja.keller@swissquote.ch

Agenda 2018

4 May 2018 - Annual General Meeting in Zurich

31 July 2018 - Presentation of figures for the first half of 2018 in Zurich


Tickmill Group Kicks off 2018 with Record Monthly Trading Volume

Tickmill

Tickmill Group, which consists of UK FCA, Seychelles FSA and CySEC licenced entities, reported its highest ever monthly trading volume of $110.6 billion in January 2018. This figure marks a historic milestone in the Group’s development and paves the way for an even stronger year in terms of business growth and operational excellence.

Commenting on the achievement, Tickmill Group CEO, Mr Duncan Anderson stated: “We are pleased to commence 2018 with such a strong performance that positions us among the fastest-growing and financially robust companies in the industry. The Group has thrived in all key financial metrics despite the increasingly tight regulatory regime and heightened market competition. I am confident that our hard work and dedication to core business ethics and client-centric values, will put us on a stronger growth trajectory this year.”

Tickmill’s Success Story in 2017

Beyond the numbers, Tickmill had a busy 2017, successfully completing numerous activities and projects including the following:

  • Acquisition of Vipro Markets Ltd, a CySEC regulated investment firm in a bid to accelerate expansion into new markets.
  • New trading products/services: 4 CFDs on German government bonds and Bitcoin trading (BTC/USD) were launched along with Tickmill Prime, a Prime Brokerage solution provider.
  • Launch of Italian, Arabic, German, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese websites.
  • Trading contests such as the Ultimate IB Ride contest, the Forex Demo Challenge and the Revolutionary Win-Win Live trading contest.
  • Prestigious industry awards including the ‘Most Trusted Broker in Europe 2017’ recognition by the renowned Global Brands Magazine and the ‘Best Forex Trading Conditions’ prize at the 2017 UK Forex Awards.
  • Educational seminars in Johannesburg and Kuwait and webinars in English, Italian, Arabic, German and Polish.
  • Impressive presence at the iFX EXPO Asia, the FXCuffs Expo, the ITForum, the iFX EXPO International and the World of Trading.

Capitalising on last year’s growth momentum, Tickmill continues full speed ahead to reach even more exciting milestones in 2018; ones that will be mutually beneficial for both the organisation and its valued clients and partners all over the world.

About Tickmill

Tickmill is a Forex and CFD trading services provider, authorised and regulated by the FCA UK, the FSA SC and CySEC, offering first-class trading products with competitive conditions and ultra-fast execution.

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

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial investment.


Manchester City Launches Partnership With AvaTrade

AVA Trade

AvaTrade to become Official Online Trading Partner of Manchester City Leading online trading broker signs multi-year partnership covering China, Asia and Latin America

DUBLIN, Feb. 8, 2018 -- English Premier League football club Manchester City has announced a new multi-year regional partnership with AvaTrade to become the Club's Official Online Trading Partner throughout China, Asia and Latin America.

AvaTrade is a leading online trading broker, whose portfolio of traders span across the globe. The company is revolutionising the online trading industry by providing an innovative, user-oriented trading environment built on the most advanced platforms. AvaTrade will use this partnership to further engage its customers both online and at events, rewarding affiliates and customers with a range of exclusive Manchester City offers and promotions. Prizes will include Club merchandise and VIP trips to the Etihad Stadium to see the City first team in action.

Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at City Football Group, said: "We are delighted to announce this partnership with AvaTrade. AvaTrade and Manchester City are both committed to empowering the lives of our traders and fans, respectively, and giving them the best possible experience.
"Both organisations share a passion for being innovative and leading the way in our industries. We are looking forward to working with AvaTrade for this season and beyond."

Dáire Ferguson, AvaTrade CEO, commented: "A true leader constantly seeks new mountain tops to conquer. Our partnership with Manchester City sets a new bar in the global financial industry and furthers our ongoing commitment to investing in excellence. We are very excited as to what the future may bring as part of this fantastic collaboration between two leading brands at the top of their game."

With 16 offices around the world and headquarters in Dublin Ireland, AvaTrade operates under six globally regulated bodies across the EU, Japan, Australia, South Africa, BVI and Middle East. The broker's first and foremost commitment is to empower people to invest and trade with confidence, in an innovative and reliable environment; supported by best-in-class services and uncompromising integrity.

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark's West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners' Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles (2012, 2014), and five FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of eight teams comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women's Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

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

About AvaTrade

AvaTrade, the leading forex and CFD broker, was founded in 2006 and offers more than 250 financial instruments including forex, stocks, commodities, indices, cryptocurrencies and vanilla options. AvaTrade customers enjoy access to multiple cutting-edge trading platforms, on-the-go trading with the innovative AvaTradeGO mobile app, dedicated account managers and a 24/5 live customer service in 14 languages. AvaTrade accommodates traders of all levels, and further ensures secure trading with advanced encryption and fully segregated accounts.

Find out more about AvaTrade at http://www.avatrade.com.


ATC Brokers introduces PAMM Plus technology to streamline operations for money managers in foreign exchange market

Software solution uniquely features ability to set participation levels, stop equity loss limits and allows to unsubscribe and subscribe instantly during market hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – London, UK – January 31, 2018 – Premier brokerage firm, ATC Brokers, introduced today the PAMM Plus technology, an innovative, all-in-one, multi-account manager software engineered to streamline operations for money managers. The software solution overcomes traditional MAM and PAMM limitations and allows money managers to execute trades, and manage multiple clients through one master account with multi-currency capabilities.

https://atcbrokers.co.uk/partnership/

“Our firm continues to implement innovative technology within the industry,” said Jack Manoukian, CoFounder of ATC Brokers. “We believe that the PAMM Plus addition to our product line reinforces our commitment to providing clients with software that enhances their trading experience.”

Built inside a powerful ECN engine, PAMM Plus allows account holders the unique ability to:

    adjust participation levels,
  • set stop equity loss limits,
  • subscribe or unsubscribe instantly during market hours without affecting other participants,
  • easily send one batch order to liquidity providers, and one price is allocated to all participants in real-time

PAMM Plus utilises smart logic for position allocation, detecting changes made to client funds upon order placement. The sophisticated back office portal provides money managers access to real time multi-layer payouts, monitoring, reporting, and tracking of account activity.

For details on ATC Brokers’ PAMM Plus technology visit www.atcbrokers.co.uk/partnership.

About ATC Brokers

ATC Brokers is a premier brokerage firm providing online trading solutions within the foreign exchange industry servicing retail clients to institutional relations. The firm's offerings eliminate conflict of interest to clients and provides for a neutral trading environment. ATC Brokers believes the foreign exchange market should be transparent and unbiased for all market participants. It is with that vision, the firm established a pure agency model to provide clients with services that are free of manipulation. For more on ATC Brokers, visit: www.atcbrokers.co.uk.

For media inquiries: lacy@statuslabs.com.


Tickmill Launches the Gold Miner Introducing Broker Contest

Tickmill contest

Global online Forex and CFD broker, Tickmill announced the launch of the Gold Miner IB Contest, an exciting competition that offers both new and existing Introducing Brokers the chance to win twenty 1 oz gold bars or one of more than $10,000 worth of prizes.

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

The 1st place winner, that is the participant who will accumulate the highest amount of points will win twenty 1 oz gold bars and the rest of the winners will receive attractive cash prizes from a prize pool of over $10,000.

Tickmill Group CMO, Marilena Iakovou commented “We are excited to be launching an IB contest for yet another year to offer our Introducing Brokers the opportunity to achieve greater success in their business. The launch of the Gold Miner IB Contest is an integral part of our effort to building long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our IBs.”

Commenting on the company’s Introducing Broker programme, Mrs Iakovou stated “Our IB programme is well received by Introducing Brokers from all over the world who rely on us for competitive competitions that they can use to attract more clients. We are working relentlessly to provide our IBs with a competitive package of rewards and perks that add value to their business.”

The contest will run from 24th January 2018 until 31st of May 2018. To learn more about the contest and the applicable Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Notes to Media

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

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial investment.


FXCC Announces the Winners of the New Year Lucky Draw

JFD Brokers

FX and CFD brokerage services provider, FXCC, started the year with a $1000 Giveaway, awarding 10 lucky traders.

The New Year Lucky Draw participation period started on 15th of December and completed with great success on the 15th of January.

We are pleased to announce that the New Year Lucky Draw took place on 16th of January at FXCC HQ.

All active accounts who met the criteria based on the terms and conditions, were entitled to participate in the computerized random draw.

To see the list with the 10 lucky Active Accounts who won $100 each, please click here.

Commenting on the New Year Lucky Draw, winners announcement, FXCC General Manager Saed Shalabi, stated “We launched the campaign, to celebrate a year full of operational progress, signaling the start of a new year full of objectives towards bringing the best service possible to our valued clients. Such rewards are our way to thank our clients in return for their loyalty”

We wish the lucky winners every success, to kick-start the year with profitable trades and to continue enjoying FXCC services and trading environment.

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).


JFD BROKERS ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN ACON BANK

JFD Brokers

Leading global brokerage JFD has just announced its acquisition of 51% of established German bank ACON, with the potential to attain another 20% of its shares in the future. Founded in 2006, ACON, which offers investment banking, trading and advisory services, will now be controlled in majority by the renowned international multi-asset broker and portfolio manager. This move signifies a strategic long-term investment for JFD.

“JFD is at the forefront of the trading industry. Within only six years of JFD’s inception, we feel it is the right time to create such a synergy,” said Lars Gottwik, Founding Partner and CEO of JFD Brokers. “We are excited about this new venture and hope to strengthen the bank’s fields of asset management, capital markets and brokerage.”

With the deal pending regulatory approval over the next few months, more news is expected on this in the near future.


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 130 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.


Tickmill Launches the Revolutionary Win-Win Live Trading Contest

Tickmill Contest

Global FX and CFD brokerage services provider Tickmill announced the launch of the Revolutionary Win-Win Live Forex trading contest, giving away exciting loyalty rebates to all participants and real Bitcoin prizes every month. The company has rolled out this thrilling contest to reward its Clients for their continued loyalty and support that have set the company well on a growth trajectory this year.

The Revolutionary Win-Win Live trading contest offers participants the opportunity to put their trading expertise in action and get rewarded for their outstanding performance with a real Bitcoin, one of the fastest-growing assets in the world!

Every month, two trading champions, that is the trader with the highest monthly amount of profit and the trader with the highest monthly percentage of profit will each earn a Bitcoin. Also, eligible contestants who trade on a Pro or VIP account are entitled to 10% commission rebates for all closed positions and $1 per lot rebates on Bitcoin CFDs placed on the contest account.

Commenting on the launch of the new live trading contest, Tickmill Group CMO, Marilena Iakovou stated: “We launched this contest to celebrate an exceptional year of business excellence and growth which we largely owe to our valued Clients from all over the world. We truly believe that when our Clients excel, we grow stronger too. Our new live trading contest is our way of providing our Clients with an extra impetus to achieve optimum trading performance while offering them generous rewards in return for their loyalty. As a company that has positioned itself in the forefront of technological innovations, we have put a lot of thought to the prizes on offer to bring traders one step closer to what is deemed the future of finance”.

The Contest will run from 11th December 2017 until 9th March 2018. For more information on the Contest and the applicable Terms & Conditions please click here.

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

Trading CFDs can involve losses that exceed the initial investment.


Amana Capital, Centroid Solutions, and 514 Capital Partners Plan to Unite Under One New Holding - ‘180 Capital’

London, Dec. 20, 2017 // -- Amana Capital, Centroid Solutions, and 514 Capital Partners have announced a transformational plan to unite all three entities under a new holding structure, named ‘180 Capital’. The opportunity to create a new force in financial technology, was the catalyst in the evolution from separate entities to a combination of entities.

180 Capital (180cap.com) will incorporate deep domain expertise in online brokerage, quantitative investment management, risk-management and regulatory technology solutions, and financial research, in one group. This progressive development comes in line with a collective vision to expand activities, broaden the customer base, and drive more growth through business synergies and the leveraging of resources and competencies.

The respective entities will seek the required legal and regulatory approvals.

Karim Farra, Co-founder of 180 Capital and Chairman of 514 Capital Partners said: “Our companies have been steadily building distinct capabilities for several years. Our entrepreneurial dynamism will allow us to build a larger, more meaningful organization for our stakeholders”

Ziad Aboujeb, Co-founder of 180 Capital and Chairman of Centroid Solutions said: “We are excited to bring independent champions under one umbrella, as it will further strengthen our overall capabilities and product offering. The consolidation will accelerate our momentum through a mandate of strategic collaboration, facilitated by shared values, including integrity, competitiveness, and passion.”

Ahmad Khatib, Executive Director of 180 Capital and Chief Executive Officer of Amana Capital said: “The grouping of the entities under one structure, will help realize our vision of building an international player that delivers technology-centered solutions to the financial industry. We look forward to exploring more strategic possibilities in the future”.

Amana Capital (amanacapital.com) is a specialist in online trading providing institutional and retail clients around the world direct access to the global financial markets. It manages Trade Captain (tradecaptain.com), a recognized global financial news and research portal. Amana Capital services clients in over 80 countries. Subsidiaries are regulated by the FCA, DFSA, CySEC, and BDL.

Centroid Solutions(centroidsol.com) is a technology provider that offers sophisticated risk-management solutions, automated regulatory reporting, and advanced connectivity to institutional clients; seeking improved risk visibility and stronger performance. Centroid Solutions services over 25 institutional clients.

514 Capital Partners (514capital.com) is an asset manager that applies a quantitative approach to investment management. The firm designs systematic trading strategies to identify and exploit trends in major global financial markets. It manages 514 Fund, a market-beating fund with a short-term bias. 514 Capital Partners is registered with CIMA.


Swissquote becomes the first bank to offer five cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple

  • Most complete cryptocurrency trading offer by a bank
  • Allows investors to diversify their cryptocurrency portfolio
  • Regulated, simplified, transparent access to cryptocurrencies

Gland, Switzerland, 18 December, 2017 – Swissquote, the leading online bank in Switzerland, today launched trading of four cryptocurrencies in addition to Bitcoin: Ether, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash. Swissquote has been offering Bitcoin trading already since July 2017. With now five virtual currencies, it is the most complete cryptocurrency trading offer by a bank, providing simple and safe trading to all customers.

Customers may invest in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin, or Ripple against the Euro or the US dollar through their Swissquote trading account, just as they would with any other currency, except without access to leverage. Because there is no leverage, there is no risk of losing more than the invested amount.

The offered crypto-currencies were chosen according to both client demand and available liquidity. The minimum cryptocurrency transaction is 5 USD or EUR, and the maximum is 500,000 USD or EUR. Fees are a percentage of the transaction amount, ranging from 0.5% to 1% depending on the amount invested.

Ether (ETH) was developed by the Ethereum Foundation in Switzerland and relies on the Ethereum blockchain and platform, which are used across a broad range of industries to build smart contracts and decentralized applications.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a blockchain derived from the Bitcoin blockchain, following the split of Bitcoin (“hard fork”) in August 2017. Bitcoin Cash offers higher transaction capacities and a new governance model.

Litecoin (LTC) was created in October 2011 as a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. While inspired by and technically nearly identical to Bitcoin, Litecoin has some minor differences: primarily a decreased block generation time (2.5 minutes rather than Bitcoin's 10 minutes), an increased maximum number of coins, a different hashing algorithm, and a slightly modified user interface.

Ripple (XRP), created in 2012, is the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. It is both a payment network (RippleNet, competitor to systems like SWIFT) and a cryptocurrency.

Marc Bürki, CEO of Swissquote, said: “Our Bitcoin trading offer and certificate have been a big success and exceeded our expectations. We are expanding our offer to help investors diversify in cryptocurrencies, just like they do in traditional securities. Cryptocurrencies are increasingly popular, more quickly than anyone expected. By offering them on our platform, investing in cryptocurrencies becomes simpler, safer and accessible to all.”

For the trading offer please also see: https://www.swissquote.com/crypto


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

Axel Schafmeister (CH – D)

Shepard Fox Communications

axel.schafmeister@shepard-fox.com

Tel: +41 44 252 0708

Mobile: +41 78 714 8010


AETOS Capital Group announced to be the Principal Partner of Sydney FC’s AFC Champions League 2018 Campaign

On December 18th, AETOS Capital Group (AETOS) announced a new partnership with the Sydney Football Club (Sydney FC) to be their principal partner in 2018 AFC Champions League. Councillor Mike Thomas, Senior Vice President of AETOS Capital Group and Scott Barlow, Chairman of Sydney FC attended the partnership announcement conference. The event was held at the Allianz Stadium, the home ground of Sydney FC, had drawn attention from many media in Australia including Fox Sports, Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, and a number of influential Chinese media such as Sina, NetEase and JinriToutiao.

AETOS Capital Group is a market-leading Australian Forex broker and CFD provider with the corporate headquarters in Sydney. Adhering to the core principles of “Fairness, Efficiency and Intelligence”, AETOS is committed to provide its clients from over 100 countries with an excellent service and trading environment. In recent years, AETOS continues its fast growth in the Asia Pacific markets, along with its focus and effort in a worldwide expansion. As a result, AETOS has greatly enhanced its brand awareness and influence worldwide.

AETOS Capital Group

AETOS Capital Group announced a new partnership to be the Principal Partner of Sydney FC 2018 AFC Champions League campaign. The media conference was held at the Allianz Stadium, the home ground of Sydney FC.

Sydney FC was established in 2004 as the inaugural Australian-League (A-League) club representing Australia’s biggest city. The club’s first taste of success came before the start of the A-League when it won the 2005 Australian Championship and went on to be crowned Champions of Oceania, gaining a place in the 2005 Club World Championships in Japan where it finished 5th. In the 2016-2017 A-League season Sydney FC clinched first place with four rounds to spare, and beat Melbourne Victory to become the A-League Champions. Sydney FC has now competed in three AFC Champions League competitions, and will again compete in the AFC Champions League in 2018.

AETOS takes its connection with football started in the 2017 AFC Champions League, and continues with pitch-side advertising in both English Premier League and the Australian-League (A-League) matches. Football matches have proven as the most exciting moments for hundreds of millions of passionate football fans around the world. AETOS, as a Forex broker and CFD provider, will see its brand awareness and image drastically enhanced through its involvement in and connection with football.

Both AETOS and Sydney FC are pleased with the partnership. Chairman of Sydney FC Scott Barlow said: “AETOS Capital Group is a leading Forex broker and CFD provider with ten years of excellence in the financial industry, and Sydney FC is the Champion of the A-League. With the way that both AETOS and the Sydney FC have grown and succeeded in Asia Pacific, there are parallels between our two organisations that make us proud to announce this partnership. We look forward to seeing the AETOS brand on the front of our 2018 AFC Champions League jersey.”


Scott Barlow added, “Participating in the AFC Champions League is an exciting experience for our players, staff and fans, and we are so delighted that we are going to share this journey with AETOS.”

Senior Vice President Councillor Mike Thomas from AETOS commented: "As a leading Forex broker and CFD provider worldwide, AETOS is so proud to become the principal partner of the Sydney FC in their 2018 AFC Champions League campaign. Sydney FC is an esteemed football club in Australia and A-League, highly welcomed by fans in the Asia Pacific. AETOS hopes its connection with football games, including the English Premier League, A-League and the 2018 AFC Champions League, will be a special mark in the financial industry. The partnership with Sydney FC will definitely help to further enhance the influence of both organisations in the Asia Pacific. We wish Sydney FC a great season in 2018 AFC Champions League.

The draw for the 2018 AFC Champions League had been held in Kuala Lumpur on December 6, 2017. Sydney FC will begin their campaign in the East Zone’s Group H where they have the Shanghai Shenhua FC from China, the Kashima Antlers from Japan and the Play-off 1 from East.

AETOS Capital Group and Sydney FC

AETOS Capital Group and Sydney FC jointly presented the home and away kit of the Club in 2018 AFC Champions League.

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 and stock indices.

Currently, AETOS has a global presence with offices around the world, including in the economic powerhouses of London, UK and Hangzhou, 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.

Website: https://www.aetoscg.com.au


About Sydney Football Club

Sydney Football Club (Sydney FC) was established in 2004 as the inaugural Australian-League (A-League) club representing Australia’s biggest city. Its home ground is Allianz Stadium, a 45,500 seat multi-use venue in the suburb of Moore Park.

Sydney FC is the most successful club in the history of the competition, having won thirteen trophies across the A-League, the W-League and National Youth League.

The club’s first taste of success came before the start of the A-League when it won the 2005 Australian Championship and went on to be crowned Champions of Oceania, gaining a place in the 2005 Club World Championships in Japan where it finished 5th.

Having succeeded in Oceania and at the Club World Championships in 2005, Sydney FC has now competed in three AFC Champions League competitions after Australia moved from the Oceania Confederation to Asia, and will again compete in the AFC Champions League in 2018.

Website: https://www.sydneyfc.com


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

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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.

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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.


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Orly Garini-Dil

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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 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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