FXPro Improves Web-Based Trading Platform Linked to MT4 Accounts

Leading FX broker FxPro said that it has updated its web-based platform that allows clients to access and trade on the MT4 trading platform. After logging into FXPro WebTrader using FXPro Direct login details only, clients can easily access all their MT4 accounts, live and demo, and seamlessly switch between them without having to reload or re-authenticate the page.

The new platform has more sophisticated drawing tools and a vast array of indicators. The extensive charting application enables clients to directly trade and control orders from the chart. The new FXPro WebTrader is developed using the latest HTML5 technology, making it faster and much easier to use than other web-based platforms. Hence latency is very low, providing clients with one of the best trading experience around.

 “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 extra added functionality and the fast execution you would expect from a desktop platform. With the majority of our clients using MT4 for forex trading, this new browser-based platform gives them the ability to trade as securely and reliably as they would do normally from any device enabled with a web browser,” said FXPro’s CEO Charalambos Psimolophitis.

Meanwhile, European private equity giant Bridgepoint announced on Friday that it had acquired Moneycorp, a British FX provider, in a deal valued 212 million pounds ($351.8 million). SOF Investments, which was hived off Royal Bank of Scotland in 2013, owns Moneycorp

Moneycorp targets both individuals and small businesses through an online telephone and payments platform, besides a bureau de change at Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The company netted a gross income of 97.2 million pounds last year and transacted currency trades worth at least 10 billion pounds in various currencies.


Swiss Broker Tradition Releases Financial Report for First Half of 2014

Swiss interdealer broker Compagnie Financiére Tradition published its financial report for the first half of 2014 on Wednesday, which showed significant decline in both profits and revenues.

The group’s consolidated revenue stood at CHF 425.4 million in the first six months of 2014 compared to CHF 475.9 million reported in H1 2013, a drop of 7.8 percent on constant currency basis. Operating profit fell 3.4 percent in constant currency basis to CHF 26.8 million with a margin of 6.3 percent compared with 6.0 percent in H1 2013.

Consolidate net profit stood at CHF 18 million, down from CHF 26.6 million in the first half of 2013, with a proportion of CHF 16.4 million against CHF 21.5 million last year, a drop of 22.2 percent on constant exchange rate basis.

Revenue from Tradition’s Japanese retail FX business, Gaitame.com, fell 37.2 percent at constant exchange rates from the first half of 2013, a period that was characterized by high volatility in the FX market.

Tradition attributed the low volatility in significant asset classes, market upheavals due to regulatory changes and the associated uncertainties, especially in OTC derivatives markets, for its weak performance in the first half of 2014.

Meanwhile, Australian CFD and FX broker DMM FX Australia launched a new revamped website on Wednesday that features a user-friendly client portal that simplifies account management and trading activities.

DMM FX Australia, which is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), is a subsidiary of the second biggest retail broker in the world by volume, the Japanese DMM Securities. DMM FX Australia was launched in October 2013.


FXTM Announces Forex Trading Cup Contest Winners

International forex broker Forex Time (FXTM) has just announced the winners of the Forex Trading Cup demo contest with first place going to “NguyenTaiTuan” from Vietnam. As the winner of the contest, NguyenTaiTuan will benefit from a grand cash prize of $3,000 in a live trading account.

The Forex Trading Cup was a close-run contest between the top three winners. While NguyenTaiTuan’s path to glory was paved by consistent performance that saw his profits grow steadily, he was challenged early in the competition by “fenixalfredo” from Spain who eventually took third place, and whose trading pattern showed sharper peaks and troughs.

The top 10 positions were claimed by traders from around the world; apart from Vietnam, Spain and China, winners also came from Pakistan, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Indonesia, reflecting the truly universal appeal of forex trading.

George Stylianou, CMO of Forex Time said: “We are thrilled to have welcomed such a diverse range of traders in the FXTM Forex Trading Cup demo contest. The great thing about demo contests is that they are a fun way to bring the forex community together, encouraging learning in a dynamic environment.  Whether you are a novice or an experienced trader, our demo contests give you a risk-free chance to win generous prizes.”

Top winner NguyenTaiTuan said following a trading plan was key to his success, while Fenixalfredo, who has been trading forex for more than two years, emphasizes the importance of learning about the forex market before trading. He said: “Do not think a lot and do not lose the opportunity to learn something new.”

FXTM’s Forex Trading Cup is just one of many initiatives that supports the company’s commitment to providing outstanding trading services and support, doing whatever they can to enable clients to get the most from their trading experience.


For more information about Forex Time please visit: www.forextime.com

Join FXTM’s Forex Trading Cup Demo Contest

Don’t miss out on the chance to test your skills and win a grand cash prize of $3,000 in a live trading account in the Forex Trading Cup demo contest.* This exciting challenge is being run by international forex broker Forex Time (FXTM) and, with the contest closing on Friday 1st August, only a short time remains for forex traders to be in with the chance to win.

Practicing on a demo account is the perfect way for all traders, regardless of their experience, to refine their skills and trading strategies under real market conditions. By participating in this risk-free competition from Forex Time, traders also get the thrill of pitting their skills against other traders in the market.

George Stylianou, CMO of Forex Time said: “From our inception Forex Time has been committed to ensuring our clients get the most from their trading experience and the Forex Trading Cup is a great example of how the company is bringing the forex community together to join in on a fun and fiercely competitive contest. It is completely risk-free to join and, as well as being enjoyable, the contest is a great way for traders to be rewarded for their successful trading strategies.”

There’s still time to get involved with registrations for the Forex Trading Cup staying open until August 1st and the competition concluding the same day. In addition to the top prize of $3,000 trading credit for the winner who has the highest percentage of simulated profits, there are also credit prizes in live accounts for the seven runners up. To join, participants simply need to open a free demo account with Forex Time, register for the contest and start trading.


*Terms and Conditions apply.


For more information about Forex Time please visit: www.forextime.com


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


CME FX Posts 32.2% Growth in June Volumes, Goldman Sachs Hires New FX Exec

As more forex brokers and trading platforms announce their June trading volumes, it is apparent that things are looking up after riding a rough patch in April and May. One of the firms that did well in June is CME FX, which recorded a growth of 32.2 percent in total FX volumes of futures to 14.91 million contracts, up from May’s 11.28 million contracts.

Nonetheless, the figures are still weaker than the volumes recorded last year, with last month’s transactions estimated at 35.1 percent lower than the volumes posted in June 2013. In June, FX options recorded some noticeable improvement on an annual basis, declining 11.3 percent in contrast to 2013.

However, the 1.14 million contracts that were transacted in June were a 4.2 percent growth from May. The overall combined options and futures were on average around 765,000 contracts on a daily basis notionally valued at $93 billion.

All major currencies recorded an upsurge in trading activity, with the British pound outperforming its major counterparts. The U.K. currency recorded a 60 percent increase in trading volumes in June, with the GBP/USD which surged to multi-year highs, surpassing the 1.70 level last seen in 2008.

In a separate report, Goldman Sachs Group hired Nell Hutton as the head of fixed income, currency and commodity sales in Australia and New Zealand as the company seeks to grow its income in the antipodes.

Mrs Hutton has worked at Goldman for more than 15 years, and was recently a Managing Director, a post she held since 2007. Mrs. Hutton will report to Simon Rothery, the Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Australian business and to James Houghton, the head of fixed income, currency and commodities sales for Asia-Pacific ex-Japan


Who is the Right Forex Broker for You?

The forex retail market has matured considerably over the last few years.  And yet it’s like a jungle. New brokers hoping to cash in on the ever-increasing popularity of forex trading are now appearing on the internet almost every other day. Although, traders are spoilt for choice now, the process of finding the right broker to work with can sometimes be confusing.

To help you in selecting the right broker that will fit your trading needs, we have come up with a detailed infographic that illustrates the steps that you should take when choosing a trusted broker to work with.

Take a look at the infographic below and follow all the steps. Otherwise, you might just end up regretting your choice and be out of pocket too!

Who is the Right Forex Broker for You?
Who is the Right Forex Broker for You?

ForexInnovation and CitiFX TradeStream to partner on Institutional MT4 Algo-trading solutions

ForexInnovation GmbH and CitiFX TradeStream announced their partnership today for the automated MT4 trading solutions via a CitiFX Margin Trading account.

CitiFX TradeStream provides traders with access to high-quality aggregated liquidity, sourced from multiple top-tier providers including Citi, with the benefit of having Citi as the trade counterparty. The CitiFX TradeStream team has expertise with a variety of MT4 setups and is pleased to add integration with ForexInnovation that will offer customers access to ForexInnovation’s trading strategies and technical expertise, either on a managed account or self-traded basis.

“ForexInnovation’s focus on development of algorithmic trading solutions required a strong partner who could offer reliable liquidity through an institutional low-latency MT4 set-up with the additional requirement of having a direct counterparty relationship with a leading bank. We are pleased that we have been able to meet ForexInnovation’s needs and help them grow their business by providing them with the set-up they and their clients having been looking for” commented Sasha Serebrinsky who manages Citi’s FX Margin Trading business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.   

“The technical setup of CitiFX TradeStream with MT4 provide an unprecedented and powerful combination for our algorithmic trading”, said Thomas Rosenkranz, CEO and founder of ForexInnovation. “Access to excellent liquidity provided by CitiFX TradeStream gives us the extra edge for consistent automated trading and offers a quick and reliable integration of our software through the MT4 platform”.

“We have been trading with Citi for a long time and have compared and tested the CitiFX TradeStream – MT4 solution extensively” states co-founder Alexander Klingelhoefer. “In terms of trading conditions such as execution speed, latency and spreads as well as the professionalism of a trading relationship with a top-tier  bank, we have found an ideal set-up for our algorithmic trading that is matched by the safety and security that a Citi relationship offers to our customers”.

To find out more about the Institutional MT4 solution, click here: http://www.citifxtradestream.com/MT4/

For more info about ForexInnovation please visit: https://metatrader-experts.de/en

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com| Twitter: @Citi| YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com| Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi| LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi

About ForexInnovation


ForexInnovation is specialized in automated FX trading and provides algorithmic trading systems for each investor type. Having the roots in Metatrader4 – programming and development, ForexInnovation has evolved to a research and development company, exploring new strategies and algorithms exclusively in-house based on the proprietary Trading Development Suite (TDS). Execution technologies remain the MT4 platform as well as FIX-API. ForexInnovation is a tied agent under the terms of paragraph 2 (sec. 2, part 1) of the German Banking Act solely for the account and under the liability of HPM – Hanseatische Portfoliomanagement GmbH, Faehrhausstrasse 8, 22085 Hamburg. 

Chinese traders scoop the prizes in Forex Time live trading competitions

China has dominated the latest Forex Time live trading competitions, with both competitions recently announced to have been won by Chinese investors. The two competitions were launched by international forex broker Forex Time (FXTM) to encourage traders to test their skills against other traders all over the world. The winners of both competitions were rewarded with prizes of $10,000.

Over a six week period, investors competed against each other in two different contests: Trail Blazer, which was for traders using the FXTM Cent Account, and Blaze of Glory using the FXTM Standard, Fixed Spread or ECN accounts.

The Trail Blazer competition was won by De Qin Yu, who achieved a remarkable profit rate of 1266.43%, whilst the Blaze of Glory title was taken by Jun Hua Wang with 832.73% profit. Mr Jun Hua Wang, who has over four years of trading experience, said he is very happy to win the $10,000 prize and he recommends trading with FXTM. He said: “My trading tips for investors who are experiencing forex for the first time is to ensure you have a proper risk management and suitable trading strategy in place.”

Kaiming Liu, Vice President of Asia for Forex Time, said: “The fact that the winners and many of the runners up of both Forex Time competitions are from China is proof of the growing popularity of forex in the region. I think the results of our competition show that the depth of knowledge and experience in the Chinese forex community is growing rapidly.”

Meanwhile Sanjiang College student Ning Xu, who was a runner-up in the Trail Blazer competition, said he was very happy to take second place because although he has stock market experience it was only the first time he had traded forex. Mr Ning Xu said: “Forex trading is very convenient as it is possible for me to trade for a short duration which does not conflict with my class time. I would recommend forex trading to those people interested in trying it out for the first time.”

Following on from the popularity of these two competitions, further contests and promotions are being planned for the future.

For more information please visit: www.forextime.com

Please note: The content in this article comprises personal opinions and ideas and should not be taken or misunderstood as investment advice.


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

Forex Time Launches 200% Cashback Campaign

International forex broker Forex Time (FXTM) has announced a generous new rebate campaign that will see traders receive up to 200% cashback on their initial deposit. This new offer is available to both existing traders and new clients and it not only boosts traders’ accounts with extra funds, but it also rewards them for their loyalty to Forex Time. 

With a minimum deposit of just $100, clients will automatically be eligible to earn money on every trade they make.* How does it work?  For every lot a client trades they will receive $2 per lot cashback, which means clients get extra funds simply for making trades.

George Stylianou, Chief Marketing Officer of Forex Time said: “We know that learning the skills and strategies of forex trading can take time and practice and our new promotion addresses this concern as it means that our traders can earn while they learn, whilst also being recognized for their loyalty. With this offer traders will be rewarded for each trade they make, regardless of whether that trade is profitable or not.”

The cashback offer is an opportunity for traders to increase their profits from their successful trades or to use this extra money to trial new trading strategies. The offer is available on the MT4 Standard, Fixed Spread, Cent, MT4 ECN, ECN Zero and Amanah ECN accounts and is available for 30 days from when a client first makes a deposit.

To get involved, simply log in to MyFXTM here, choose the rebate promotion, make a deposit and start trading!

For more information please visit www.forextime.com


*Terms & Conditions apply


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


IFC Markets Webinar

April 25, IFC Markets, together with FXStreet will be holding a joint webinar on the topic “Synthetic Instruments: cutting risks by the GeWorko Method“. We invite you to join the webinar and learn more about unique GeWorko Method which allows creating new synthetic trading instruments.

Presenter: Sergey Kamenshikov, Ph.D, Senior Analyst at IFC Markets

This webinar is devoted to a construction and analysis of synthetic trading instruments with use of GeWorko Method. You will be provided with detailed explanation of how you can create your personal trading pairs by several clicks: GOLD/SILVER, GOOGLE/APPLE, e.t.c. We will show you the way of analytical instruments creation: EU index, USA index, EU/USA comparative index. Tutorials for indexes trading are to be provided. The risk control advantages will be discussed.

Time of the event: April 25, 14:00 GMT

Duration: 45 Min

Link: http://bit.ly/Webnar-IFC-FX

xCFD enhances multi-asset offering with Bitcoin deposits and innovative mobile trading platform

7 April 2014: xCFD, the next generation online retail and CFD broker, has completed the next phase of its global expansion by accepting Bitcoin deposits and launching a dedicated mobile trading application.

The partnership with BIPS, the global Danish Bitcoin Payment solution provider, will enable retail traders to utilise their Bitcoin assets in multiple markets such as equities, commodities and FX, and trade with a 5:1 leverage and short positions – a feature which is unique to xCFD – with 0% of commission on transactions.

The New Zealand-based broker has offered trading in Bitcoin CFDs since September 2013, alongside its 650+ trading instruments across equities, currencies, indices and commodities.

Ivan Kuznetcov, Marketing Director of xCFD said, “The Bitcoin market has been developing rapidly over the past few years, and we believe that expanding our offering will create new opportunities for the virtual currency as a trusted payment method as well as an investment tool.”

xCFD recognises the potential of Bitcoin and is a Silver Member of the Bitcoin Foundation, a global community aiming to standardise, protect and promote the use of Bitcoin cryptographic money for the benefit of users worldwide.

Kuznetcov continued: “We are committed to the advancement of Bitcoin. By becoming a Silver Member of the Bitcoin Foundation, we can work together as a community to develop secure technology and ensure the future of Bitcoin as a highly valuable virtual currency.”

xCFD also announced the launch of its new mobile trading platform for Android devices. The xCFD Trading app, which is available to download from the Google Play store, allows traders to manage a portfolio of indices, commodities, equities, forex, bonds, options and Bitcoins on-the-go from a single account.

The app offers access to live market quotes and execution, real-time monitoring and full trading, position and order management. It also allows traders to fund their trading accounts in more than 20 deposit methods, and forms a key part of xCFDs growth.

Kuznetcov added: “Accessibility is one of the key reasons the global retail FX market has grown to become a global industry – it is accessible to anyone, 24 hours a day, five days week, which makes it an attractive opportunity for a large number of participants.

“The launch of the mobile app is a significant milestone for our company. Recent research from Gartner shows that approximately one billion Android-powered devices are expected to be shipped in 2014 – a year-on-year increase of 291 million. By launching a dedicated app for Android devices, we hope to continue our expansion into key global and emerging markets with the promise of ease of use, low spreads and zero commission.”


Fight for Supremacy in ForexTime’s Live Trading Competitions

Traders are currently locked in battle as they fight for supremacy in international forex broker ForexTime’s two live trading competitions. Traders wanting to get involved in the fierce competition have until April 10th to register and join in on the chance to win top prizes worth $10,000.

Both trading competitions are intended to encourage traders to test their trading strategies and sharpen their skills in a live trading environment. With two different competitions running simultaneously, one for traders new to forex and another more suited to those entrants with some investment experience, there is a challenge posed for everyone. Getting involved is easy with an entry fee starting at just $25 and a total prize pool of $35,000.

Olga Rybalkina, CEO of ForexTime, said: “We’ve launched these live trading competitions in order to challenge our traders and encourage them to carefully plan and execute their trading strategies in a competitive environment. To our great delight, both competitions have been met with worldwide success and popularity.”

In addition to the competition prizes for the traders with the highest profit and loss (P&L), the traders who execute the most successful trading strategies will be invited to become Strategy Providers for ForexTime, where they will be compensated for each successful strategy they provide. Adding a fun twist to the contests, ForexTime has also introduced the “Most Popular Trader” award where the public can vote for their favorite trader on the ForexTime website. The winner will be able to withdraw 50% of their earnings if they’re in the top movers or choose to get $50 credit, while the voters will enter a prize draw to win a pack of branded FXTM goodies.

“Understanding the forex market and having a clear trading strategy is critical to being a successful forex trader,” said Ms Rybalkina. “The aim of our competitions is to encourage traders to put their strategies to the test in a fun and exciting environment, under real trading conditions. By trading with live accounts rather than demo accounts, traders will not only be rewarded with the profits from their successful trades, but they will also be in with the chance of winning one of our valuable prizes.”

Registrations are open until April 10th with the competitions running until April 15th. To join, you simply need to register online or if you’re already a registered client, just log in to your MyFXTM account and click on The Forex Factor tab.


For more information please visit: www.forextime.com



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


Turkey FX Conference to Commence in Three Weeks

EXCERPT: Local and international industry professionals have already signed up to attend the first of its kind Turkey FX Conference in the luxurious 5-Star Ciragan Palace in Istanbul. More detailed agenda and more attendees.

In less than a month, Forex Magnates’ Turkey FX Conference will commence in the city of Istanbul. After several months in the works, the collective efforts of the Forex Magnates’ team and ConversionPros will be on full display in the luxurious 5-Star Ciragan Palace Hotel, spanning April 4-5 with a full slate of B2B and B2C offerings. 

Turkey FX Conference to Commence in Three Weeks
Turkey FX Conference to Commence in Three Weeks

Turkey’s leading brokers, bankers and traders will be joined by international forex professionals in the first such event to be held by Forex Magnates in Istanbul. As Turkey is becoming a regional hub for financial markets, this conference will provide a unique opportunity for local and international professionals to meet, network, and discuss the industry’s hottest topics. On the second day, traders are invited to meet in person the men and women who run their money.

Day 1: B2B Focused Panels, Speakers and Experts

Indeed, the two-day conference between April 4-5 will first focus on the brokers and bankers, featuring among others an assortment of Forex industry speakers, including Muhammad Rasoul (Executive VP at GAIN Capital), Egemen Kaya (CEO at Saxo Capital Markets) and Anil Abbak (Managing Director at FXTCR). Mr. Attila Koksal
Chairman of TSPAKB, will deliver a speech.


In addition, April 4’s conference will offer a series of two panels, outlining the ‘Secrets to Successful Marketing’ and ‘Liquidity Management in Turkey and Beyond’, capped off  by a lavish evening party in the former residence of the Ottoman Sultan.

Day 2: B2C Targeted Workshops, Panel and Trading Competition


Attila Koksal

The second day of the conference will be hosted by FXStreet, whose focal point will be Forex traders. Located in the same opulent venue, traders will be able to partake in a slate of events including a workshop on ‘Trading Gold – Maximizing Your Gains’, followed by a panel on ‘Trading USD/TRY in Times of Change’. Furthermore, an extensive cascade of speakers will spotlight Can Pamir (Head of Marketing at Is Investment), Dr. Abdulkadir Çakır (CEO of IşıkFX) and Kivanc Memisoglu (CEO of İntegral Menkul Değerler). Lastly, the night will feature an entertaining trading competition, completed by a Forex Magnates Grand Finale.

For the full agenda and for free registration please visit Turkey FX Conference website.

VPS service now available to XM clients

VPS service now available to XM clients
VPS service now available to XM clients

XM now provides a free VPS service to all eligible clients. The VPS service is perfect for clients who run Expert Advisors and need the reassurance of knowing that they are operating in a secure and reliable environment.

Powered by Beeks FX VPS, the service is online 24/7, features high specification, is accessible from anywhere, and is protected from any one point of failure including power cuts.

A combination of optical fiber connectivity and a physical location in very close proximity to the XM data center in London ensures that the service is incredibly fast with virtually no latency.

Eligible clients can request the service for free via the XM Members Area if they maintain a minimum balance of 5,000 USD and trade at least 5 standard round turn lots per month. Other clients who wish to use the VPS service but do not meet these requirements can still enjoy the service for just 28 USD a month.

Blackwell Global’s second outstanding year at the Shanghai International Money Fair

Blackwell Global’s second outstanding year at the Shanghai International Money Fair – promising steady growth and unceasing opportunities

Auckland, New Zealand – 10 December 2013 – Blackwell Global, a leading online trading service provider, is pleased to announce its second successful participation at the International Money Fair held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre (SEC) from 22 November to 24 November 2013. The three-day event, praised as “the most influenced money show in China”, boasted exhibitors from 200 domestic and international financial institutions with over 150,000 participants.

Following a successful participation in 2012, the company saw this as a great opportunity to once again engage with clients and potential customers face to face. Investors of various trading backgrounds and anyone curious about the company’s products and services were welcome to join the comfort of the fully equipped Blackwell Global booth at the heart of the exhibition. 

Blackwell Global’s second outstanding year at the Shanghai International Money Fair
Blackwell Global’s second outstanding year at the Shanghai International Money Fair

A brokerage that places customer relationships at utmost priority for its business, Blackwell Global received exceptional response throughout the event, attracting high traffic which included investors, retail traders, and introducing brokers. Blackwell Global business representatives showed remarkable attention to anyone interested in currency trading, providing personal consultations to each individual and convenient on-site sign-ups.  In addition, potential introducing brokers had the opportunity to take part in a lottery to win a 5-day trip to Singapore and visit the Blackwell Global offices.  The winner was drawn from an auspicious golden “egg” and announced on the final day of the fair.

Visitors also had the unique opportunity to attend an insightful seminar hosted by Blackwell Global, presented by none other than Li Jun – Shanghai’s first financial foreign exchange market commentator, member of expert consultants group of Shanghai Gold Exchange and the commentator of gold and forex market in CBN (China Business News).  Specially invited by Blackwell Global, Li Jun delivered a powerful seminar on online trading, enticing a large audience with his analysis, advice and personal experience.

Blackwell Global’s second consecutive success at the fair was highlighted by a newly acquired award at the China Alternative Investment Award Ceremony. Elected by the 11th Money Fair, Blackwell Global was presented with the award of Best Currency Broker 2013 by Rupert Hoogewerf.

For more information: www.blackwelltrader.com

Contact: info@blackwellglobal.com

About Blackwell Global

Founded in 2010, the Blackwell Global companies (Blackwell Global) was established to offer brokerage solutions for private and institutional clients, along with other investment products. Blackwell Global is a straight-through-processing (STP) brokerage providing superior liquidity and price feeds from top international banks, 24-hour technical support, market research tools, educational material, professional partnership programmes, and a fully-integrated Blackwell Trader platform for its clients. Blackwell Global has a global presence in over 20 countries, with main offices in Auckland, Limassol, London, Shanghai and Singapore

The HotForex VIP Contest is Now Open for Registration!

The HotForex VIP Contest is Now Open for Registration!
The HotForex VIP Contest is Now Open for Registration!
Win an experience of a lifetime and some cash to go with it!

Registration for the VIP Live Trading contest is now open.

HotForex is proud to announce its’ most prestigious and luxurious contest to date. The lucky winning participant along with a friend will receive an all-expenses paid trip to a Mediterranean destination; Cyprus where they will step off a first class ticket and into a limousine to arrive at a 5 star resort for 3 nights

 As a reward for winning the contest, the trader will then be invited into the HotForex offices and gain a priceless one to one 4 hour professional course on how to better their trading activities. Once completed, the participant will then be awarded with a $5,000 cash prize!

Furthermore, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners will also win cash prizes.

Registration into the contest will start on July 17th 2013 and will last until August 16th 2013.

Visit http://www.hotforex.com/en/contest/vip.html in order to register for this exciting contest and find out more information about it.

Risk-Free $10,000 Cash Prize Pool Demo Contest at XM

XM, regulated global online broker, have announced their newest Demo Trading Competition, due to be running between 1-30 August 2013, with a cash prize pool of $10,000 for the top 20 contest winners.

Traders who wish to take part in the competition can register their demo accounts with XM for free between 15 July and 15 August 2013, and trade for a one-month-long period with a starting virtual equity of $100,000, with no risks involved, and with all the excellent trading conditions available at XM.

The best 20 traders with the highest return percentage on their demo accounts will qualify for the contest prize pool of $10,000, all in cash prizes, credited into their XM real trading accounts at the end of the competition. Contest cash prizes can be withdrawn at any time by a wide range of modern payment methods offered by XM and with zero transfer fees.

AFBFX Launches a Charity Campaign for the Holy Month of Ramadan

AFBFX Launches a Charity Campaign for the Holy Month of Ramadan
AFBFX Launches a Charity Campaign for the Holy Month of Ramadan

In cooperation with (Arrahma Alalameya committee) in Kuwait, one of the organizations under the Kuwait Social Reform Society, which is a leading civil charity institution, AFBFX announces the launch of a charity campaign that will start at the beginning of Ramadan and last throughout the Holy Month of giving and blessing.

AFBFX is proud to present this humanitarian initiative as part of its social responsibility in helping the underprivileged people in society to overcome economical and social challenges they face.

AFBFX invites its clients and everyone from all over the Arab World to contribute to this campaign by raising their closed volumes, where a percentage of closed volumes will be dona

ted after Eid Al-Fitr. Noting that, the clients trading ratio will not be affected at all.

The Regional Sale

s Manager in Kuwait office, Mr. Adeeb Tenawi commented on this imitative saying: “Through this charity campaign, we aim to provide the less fortunate in society with a helping hand during this blessed month, in addition to our constant endeavor to strengthen our bonds and relationships between AFBFX, a leading company in the online trading field, and the Arab traders across the Arab World.” 

Mr. Adeeb Tenawi added: “Our interest in this charity campaign stems from the current events prevailing across the Arab region according to our regional office, thus it necessitates our imperative moral need and social obligation towards helping the less fortunate who were badly affected by the predominant conditions in their countries.”


It is worth mentioning that AFBFX has participated in the financial exhibitions held this year in Dubai, Kuwait, KSA and Jordan, in addition to opening a new regional office in Kuwait in April this year.


AFBFX is a leading financial company that provides premium financial services to individuals and institutions, and has a large trading expertise in currencies (Forex Trading), precious metals, commodities, CFDs and Futures. AFBFX has a well-equipped head office located in Limassol, Cyprus, and a regional office in Kuwait.About AFBFX

Source: http://www.afbfx.com/

Plus500 Decides To Go Public With IPO

Plus500 Decides To Go Public With IPO
Plus500 Decides To Go Public With IPO

Plus500 is a world one of the world leading forex brokers. Founded in Israel in 2008 Plus500 has managed to establish itself as one of the most successful global brokerage houses, claiming to have close to 60,000 active tradable accounts. The Forex market is rapidly expanding and competitors entering the marketplace daily, Plus500 has been able to set itself apart with exceptional service, professional Account Managers and the most technologically advanced trading platform in the market. Last year, Plus500 printed impressive operational results, including an annual turnover of $56 million and $23 million of profit (pre-taxes). This year shows the company profits climbing – for the first quarter of 2013 it has declared $7 million profit before tax.   The global forex and CFD broker Plus500 plans an IPO (initial public offering) on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), an exchange for junior business and smaller companies. The goal of the IPO is to raise $50 million in new and existing shares, the listing will be represented by the Liberum Capital consulting firm. This project translates into 25% of Plus500, currently valued at $225 million. The remaining 75% will be retained by the founders, who are sure that the initial offering will see share prices soar.

Plus500’s offering will be what is called a combined primary and secondary offering — with about half of the proceeds of the offering going to the company, and half going to some of the company’s existing shareholders, who will be selling some of their shares in the IPO.

Plus500 shareholders include Managing Director Alon Gonen, who holds about 40%. Gonen, along with Plus500 CEO Gal Haber had worked together previously. According to Israeli business newspaper Globes and LeapRate., Gonen and Haber had co-founded Interlogic Ltd., which operates online backgammon site Play65. Two other Plus500 co-founders, Shimon Sofer and Elad Ben Izhak, also hold 14% each. Omer Elazari and Shlomi Weizmann each own about 8.5%.

Plus500 is a strictly Internet company, and the first Israeli Internet company to float on the AIM since 888 Holding plc and Playtech Cyprus Ltd. in the summer of 2005 and the spring of 2006, respectively.

Israel and Cyprus have become the home of many of the leading forex and binary option brokers. Plus500 operates offices around the globe and are regulated in most of the major capitals as required by law. Plus500 has an exceptional reputation in fairness and transparency as well as security and protection of their clients’ funds. This IPO is successful will most likely be the start of an avalanche of other brokers trying to enter the public markets. 


Trading Point Acquires Prestigious XM.COM Domain

European financial services provider Trading Point of Financial Instruments Ltd has recently announced the successful acquisition of the rare two-letter-long domain name, XM.com, which belongs to the 676 highest worth domains in the world.

XM.com, from now on the short name of XEMarkets, the leading brand of Trading Point, clearly expresses the innovative and forward-thinking approach of the company’s top management in their continuous efforts to serve clients across five continents. “XM.com”, says Constantinos Cleanthous, Founder and CEO, “is a brand name that will as easily become a household name as the online trading products that it features”.

Since its establishment in 2009, Trading Point has gained the global recognition of their clients from well over 170 countries for their innovative mindset and the alertness to which they react to clients’ needs. The unique two-letter XM.com domain acquisition is a good example of how genuine innovators think: brand recognition can be only reinforced by thinking out of the box and being at all times ahead of industry peers.

The two-letter XM.com domain name definitely has the potential of achieving global brand awareness for the company’s financial services: it is memorable, outstanding, and last but not least addresses a very diversified multicultural client base.