Two Leaders in Their Fields Join Forces: eToro is Eintracht Frankfurt’s New Premium Partner

The current German Cup winner Eintracht Frankfurt has a new Premium Partner: eToro. eToro continues to successfully expand in the German market, recently completing a $100 million Series E round of financing and presenting strong growth in the first quarter of 2018. The partnership with Eintracht Frankfurt was signed for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Bundesliga football league seasons.

“We are proud of the partnership with Eintracht, not only because of the long tradition and recent achievements of the club in the German Cup but also because we feel very connected to Frankfurt and Germany. Some of our key business partners reside in this region,” says Yoni Assia, CEO, and co-founder of eToro. “With their cooperation, we will continue to promote and strengthen our offerings in Germany, one of eToro’s core markets, where we have recently seen remarkable growth.

“This exciting opportunity to connect with Eintracht Frankfurt and Bundesliga fans from all over the world also offers us, as an international social trading and investing platform, broadened global exposure.”

In the last year, 340,000 new eToro users registered from Germany alone, while the total number of users globally grew from 6 million to over 9 million. Currently, German clients account for around 17 percent of the worldwide eToro community, making them the second largest group after the United Kingdom.

“With eToro, we have gained a powerful Premium Partner, who wants to grow vigorously in Germany and especially in the financial center Frankfurt/RheinMain,” says Axel Hellmann, Member of the Executive Board of Eintracht Frankfurt.

Look for eToro at upcoming Eintracht Frankfurt games, with more exciting joint ventures to come!

FXTM Ebooks: Unlock the Secrets of Bearish Strategies with Japanese Candlesticks

For any trader entering the world of forex, choosing a technical analysis tool can be overwhelming. Support and resistance, Fibonacci retracement tools, Bollinger bands – it’s difficult to decide on the right tool without a good and comprehensive education. That’s where FXTM’s informative Ebooks come in.

With the latest guide to Japanese Candlesticks, written by established FX educator Andreas Thalassinos, you can discover one of the most popular price charting methods that traders use in order to combine technical tools to interpret market sentiment. The ‘Bearish Japanese Candlesticks & Strategies’ Ebook helps traders of all experience levels discover the intricacies of candlestick charting and patterns, while helping you learn strategies that have the potential to bolster your trading experience.

What are Japanese Candlesticks?

Japanese Candlesticks are thought to have originated in the 18th century, and are now a vital part of most traders’ toolkits. Traders around the world use them to decipher the price action of the instrument they’re trading within a particular timeframe. They can be applied in small timeframes and longer timeframes, from five minutes to any other time period.

Consisting of box-like bodies that can be white (‘hollow’) or black (‘filled’), and lines that extend below and above the bodies called ‘wicks’ or ‘shadows’, candlesticks are perhaps the most popular way traders choose to read price because they reveal the relationship between the open, close, high and low of price movements in the simplest way. When a trader learns how to read candlestick patterns, a clearer picture of the markets is revealed.

What are bearish and bullish trends?

Bearish and bullish are essential terminology for understanding the markets. Knowing what the terms mean, and – most importantly – how to identify them, is integral to planning when to enter or exit the markets.

Bearish trends are downward trends in the market, which signal a descending path for the particular financial instrument.

Bullish trends are the opposite: they mark a rise in the markets, showing an upward path for the instrument in question.

How can Japanese Candlesticks benefit traders?

By understanding the age-old art of Japanese Candlesticks, traders can recognise important Candlestick patterns and make informed assumptions about the markets. Certain shapes and combinations of candlesticks can signal crucial shifts in market sentiment, and help investors make the right move at the right time. They can suggest whether buyers or sellers are in control of the markets, whether there’s indecision or struggle, and whether buyers or sellers are weakening.

Identifying a bearish trend is an excellent way to make educated decisions using your trading strategy or timing your entry into the markets. Once you’ve learnt how to read these kinds of patterns on candlestick charts, it may help you make strategic decisions and plan your next move better.

FXTM’s Bearish Japanese Candlesticks & Strategies Ebook

FXTM’s Head of Education, Andreas Thalassinos, has delivered an insight-packed Ebook that focusses on Bearish Japanese Candlesticks and the useful strategies that come along with them, for traders of all ability levels. Mr Thalassinos is highly praised around the world for his exceptional educational work, and his Ebooks are packed with sage trading insights.

Having developed hundreds of automated systems, indicators and trading tools himself, Andreas Thalassinos is the perfect guide to help you navigate the intricacies of Japanese Candlesticks. This Ebook covers:

  • The value of reading and using candlestick patterns for traders
  • Integration of candlestick charting into trading strategies
  • Visual examples of charts and formations
  • And much more!

Download Bearish Japanese Candlesticks & Strategies E-book and get vital insights into one of the fascinating charting methods today.

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Leading Forex Broker Fortrade Earns Supplemental International Oversite

Good news for clients of Fortrade. The British international broker, which has been regulated by the FCA since 2014, recently also obtained regulation by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB).

Traders outside of the European Union now have the option of trading on an FCA-regulated account with Fortrade, or on one under the supervision of the NBRB.

The primary advantage to trading on an NBRB-regulated account is the ability to continue trading with the leverage that has been available until now. As of August 1, 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) introduced new directives on trading Contracts for Differences (CFDs) that affect all retail clients within the European Union.

Under these new regulations, maximum leverage provided by brokers for retail clients on all financial instruments are significantly lower than what has been available to date – in some cases with the maximum leverage being slashed by 90%.

For traders, these new directives carry both advantages and disadvantages, which is exactly why Fortrade’s new regulation in Belarus is a positive step for the broker. While traders within the EU are bound by these new regulations, traders outside of the EU may choose to open an account under the auspices of the NBRB, if they prefer to trade with the higher leverages.

For those less familiar with exactly how leverage works, we offer a brief explanation. Leverage is essentially a “loan” from the broker that enables the trader to open a trading position with a higher investment.

For example, imagine a trader wishes to invest €100 on EUR/USD, which is trading at 1.4520. At that rate, the trader’s base amount of €100 can purchase $145.20. If the trader’s broker provides leverage of 200:1, the trader has 200 times that amount, or €20,000, with which he can purchase $29,040.

If the rate of the EUR versus USD rises to 1.4765, the investment will be worth $29,530, and closing the position at this point would yield a profit of $490. Had the position been opened without leverage, the initial investment of €100 would have earned a profit of $2.45.

Of course, because online trading always carries a certain amount of risk to one’s capital, the downside of leverage is that just as the potential profits are higher, so too are the potential losses. If in the above scenario, the EUR/USD were to fall to 1.4273, the investment would drop to $28,546, and the trader would lose $494, rather than the $2.47 that would have been lost without leverage.

Within those pros and cons of leverage lie the advantages and disadvantages of the new ESMA directives. Lower leverage translates to less risk to one’s money, but it also limits the potential gains that a trader might enjoy.

Traders who are more conservative, and wish to allow investments to earn slowly over longer periods of time, will likely be more satisfied with the lower leverage caps allowed by the FCA. In doing so, they would be able to manage their risks more closely, and not be tempted to trade beyond their means.

On the other hand, traders with more experience in reading market trends, and who prefer trading with higher risks, may be happy switching over to an NBRB-regulated account, in which higher leverages carry higher risks, but also higher potential profits.

Under the new policy, the maximum leverage available with FCA-regulated brokers on currency pairs are 30:1 for majors, and 20:1 for minors, as opposed to 200:1, which was previously allowed. Major indices also have a maximum leverage of 20:1 (down from 50:1), while the leverage on minor indices and commodities have a cap of 10:1 (down from 25:1 and 100:1 respectively). Stock shares carry a maximum leverage of 5:1, instead of 10:1, while the maximum leverage on cryptocurrencies will be 2:1, instead of the previously available maximum of 5:1.

Fortrade Ltd. is authorized and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number (FRN): 609970, and in Belarus by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, FRN: 193075810.

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FBS “Dreams Come True” Contest June Winner

June winner of the contest, Mr. Sarijo Ama from Sragen, Indonesia, is a man who thinks big and dreams big. He works as a school principal and takes his mission seriously – he believes that children are the nation’s successors, its future, and its hope. With this idea in mind, Mr. Sarijo Ama got very concerned about children overusing smartphones, social networks, and video games. “All these things keep the kids away from books”, – he says, believing that books are the source of true and solid knowledge that modern youth is unfairly missing out on. The school library wasn’t very popular with his students because of its condition – it lacked important books and the overall condition wasn’t satisfactory enough.

When Mr. Sarijo Ama bumped into FBS Dreams Come True contest on the Internet, he immediately knew what he would ask for: a new library for his school. He wanted to refill the books collection and make this place attractive for children again. A few days later, he got a call from an FBS Indonesia representative who informed him that he became the winner of the Dreams Come True contest.

The contest winner believes that education is not only governmental responsibility – private sectors and individuals must contribute to it as well since our kids will build the future, their education must be a shared responsibility. FBS Team helped him refill the book collection by bringing a bunch of books that the library lacked, and soon after, this place started attracting young readers again.

This story is a great example of how social responsibility, passion, and involvement can work miracles and make serious changes – starting from one small school in Indonesia, one principal who cares, and a broker that supports initiative and originality.

FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence. 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, free deposit insurance, and more.

FBS Family Gathering in Cairo: Traders Party Highlights

FBS Traders Party Cairo turned out to be a fabulous event with a family atmosphere. FBS traders and partners were joined by their spouses and children. As always, the event began with refreshments, greetings, fun activities like caricaturists and photo sessions to a fine tune of the grand piano.

Inside the Grand Ballroom is where the real fun began. There was an enormous feast of delicious Arabic cuisine, which was a little hard to eat while everyone laughed during the Shadi Alfons and Khalid Mansour performance. They both left with a much better understanding of what is Forex and FBS.

Abu rocked the audience with his brilliant whistling and the famous song 3 Daqat. Such a pleasant and friendly famous persona.

Then came the epic performance everyone so dearly awaited. Sherine performed for the first time in 2018. It was a great honor that she chose her performance at FBS Traders Party. Sherine very much cares about her fans and she took at least 50 selfies with a guest on stage. The stunning performance that leads to the entire audience running after her out of the ballroom for more pictures.

We finished the party with the favorite prize giveaways of the latest Apple gadgets. The winners were by far some of the happiest people we’ve seen. A huge group photo to end the party was the cherry on top.

FBS Traders Party Cairo impressions were amazing: Egyptian people are very heartwarming, kind and interesting. We can’t wait to see you next time!

FBS is an international broker with over 190 countries of presence. 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, free deposit insurance, and more.

How AI and Blockchain are Powering the Next Generation of Healthcare

The human body is undeniably the most complex database in Nature with tons of data inside it. In all probability, doctors and scientists know not more than 1% of the mysteries the body holds. The gap between the true extent of the human body’s complexity and our meagre knowledge about it necessitates that we constantly endeavor to learn more about it. However, due to the explosion of medical data, it is becoming impossible for health professionals to keep track of all the data about various medical conditions and make sense out of it.

Considering the fact that medical knowledge is doubling at a mind-numbing rate (by 2020, it is estimated to take only 73 days for information to double), we must explore different approaches, especially those led by technological advancements. With artificial intelligence (AI), a greater amount of information about our bodies can be unearthed in record time and can be processed with an unmatched efficiency.

Companies like Google, with their Neural Network algorithm that predicts hospital patient outcomes and IBM, whose Watson Supercomputer has analyzed more than 115,000 patients to gauge impact of symptoms are leading the charge in introducing AI into healthcare as a means to save precious resources like money and time.

How can we use cutting edge technologies to make our lives healthier and better?

Challenges of healthcare

Currently, the health industry is far from perfect. Think about the length of time one takes to book an appointment with a specialist. Now think about the millions of people in developing countries that cannot get even the most basic health facilities. According to the World Health Organization, around 4 billion people, more than half of the world’s population, do not have access to essential health services, while 100 million are pushed towards poverty due to rising healthcare expenses.

There are people living in extremely remote areas that continue succumbing to manageable diseases like tuberculosis due to inaccessibility and also a disparate shortage in the number of healthcare professionals. More than 3 million people around the world die each year from preventable diseases, like pneumonia and diarrhea.

There have also been many cases of misdiagnosis across the globe. Estimates show that almost 15% of all medical cases in developed countries are misdiagnosed. This could be attributed to sheer carelessness, fatigue due to being overworked, or lack of the necessary skills among other factors.

AI-led medical future

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to be a transformational force in the health industry. Take, for instance, Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI), backed by AI, that have the capability to restore basic abilities like movement, speech, and coherence. BCIs are capable of unifying computers and the human mind in a way that provides information that would have otherwise been impossible to get.

It is also through AI that the functionality of radiology tools will be enhanced. With more developments in radiology, the need for tissue biopsy (the process where a part of tissue is removed by a minor surgical process for lab examinations to determine medical conditions) can be eliminated. This will reduce the chances of potential infections, and spread of existing conditions like cancers, that often result during biopsies.

These are some of the advantages associated with the use of AI, all aimed at improving service delivery in the health industry. Accenture estimates that the AI-healthcare market will grow eleven-fold, from $600 million in 2014 to $6.6 billion in 2021.

Making AI benefit healthcare

Massive technological advancements, coupled with our increasing knowledge of the human body, has led to better methodologies of treating diseases, disorders and injuries. Innovations in emerging technologies like AI and blockchain have opened endless possibilities to better the healthcare system. There is a lot that may be achieved, especially once these two transformational technologies combine. One such project that aims to bring AI and blockchain for revolutionizing global healthcare is Stem Cell Project.

Stem Cell Project is putting into use diagnostic and pathological imaging systems pivoted by blockchain and AI. Deep Learning, the concept being used in the project, has been designed to achieve unparalleled accuracy, a dynamic that can never be overemphasized when it comes to the health sector. Solutions to many medical issues are certain to be achieved once Deep Learning is put to use, in conjunction with the blockchain technology.

The system proposes the setting up of a Virtual Clinic powered by AI and connected to blockchain that will eliminate the chances of a misdiagnosis since it allows for remote pathological imaging and early phase diagnosis of patients.

The allowance for remote diagnosis is groundbreaking, to say the least. It will now be possible for individuals across the globe to have the access to first class medical services regardless of where they are based. This also takes away the bulk of what is required from doctors, allowing them to be productive in many other ways. Remote diagnosis will also help to save patients’ time from visiting the hospital for early diagnosis and for repeat appointments for minor exercises.

Using innovations in AI and blockchain tech, Stem Cell Project is set to create benchmarks for global healthcare. The project seeks to redefine how we treat our sick and injured by creating a single global ecosystem that shares data, knowledge and novel methodologies.

For more information on the project, please visit the official website and read the white paper. Join the community on Telegram to keep up with the latest news on Stem Cell Project.

IoT Platform Wars Have Begun, Blockchain Might Foster a Win-Win for All Stakeholders

Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay because big data is the future of business and IoT provides a seamless way to gather this data. IoT simply refers to billions of devices connected to the Internet, assigned IP addresses to actively collect and share data. IoT can effectively transform otherwise “dumb” devices into smart devices that could take part in both machine-to-machine communications and machine-to-human communications for a seamless merger of digital and physical words.

Analysts at Gartner expect that the IoT industry will continue to grow and the number of IoT devices in use will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. The analysts also noted that total spending on IoT endpoints and services will reach $2.9 trillion by 2020. Interestingly, getting consumers to ditch their current devices in favor IoT enabled devices still appears to be an uphill task. This piece provides insight into how blockchain could facilitate the faster adoption of IoT in the mass market.

The platform wars in IoT

In mobile technology, the war of platforms is predominantly between Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android OS. In the desktop, the platform battle is predominantly between Microsoft Corporations (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows and Apple’s MacOS. In gaming, there’s an ongoing platform war between Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation.

Interestingly, in the IoT segment, there are many different platforms – the likes of IBM, Microsoft, GE, Bosch, Siemens and hundreds of emergent start-ups are trying to build the market-leading IoT platform.

Unfortunately, the fragmented nature of the IoT platform market also makes it hard for OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) to know which platform would make the best business sense for IoT integration with their devices. The current conundrum of the IoT platform wars is that OEMs don’t want to build devices for a platform that doesn’t have any existing users. The fact that OEMs are cautious about pitching their tent on a platform that doesn’t have users also means that IoT devices aren’t being produced as fast as one would have imagined.

Blockchain could incentivize a faster adoption of IoT in the mass-market

Blockchain technology in practical terms is a decentralized network on which users can transfer unique pieces of digital property to other users with the guarantee that the transfer is secure, visible to everybody on the network, and such that the legitimacy of the transfer cannot be challenged. Blockchain technology could encourage data-sharing that would facilitate the mainstream adoption of IoT systems.

A blockchain-based platform could be open sourced, making it easy for all OEMs to build devices that can be integrated to function in an IoT marketplace without being forced to adopt a protocol from any single platform. For instance, blockchain-based IOTW is a platform trying to transform all IoT devices into micro-mining rigs for the cryptocurrency. Many of the existing devices are being retroactively outfitted with IoT capabilities. However, these devices often end up running outdated software that requires consistent manual patches and upgrades.

With IOTW, users don’t need to buy new hardware or commit to repetitive software upgrades on their existing devices. All that is required for existing devices to connect to the IOTW ecosystem is a firmware upgrade from an open SDK solution. Interestingly, once the device is turned on, it will serve the dual purpose of participating in an IoT marketplace and mining cryptocurrencies without any significant increase in power consumption.

More interesting is the fact that IoT device owners will be rewarded with IOTW coins for participating in its data marketplace. The coins can then be used to buy media content, services, or goods in open markets. Device owners can also leverage the coins to pay for services or spare parts on their devices. The IOTW is based on the Ethereum platform and can be exchanged with Ether coins.

2 stocks facilitating growth in the IoT Space

While most IoT companies come out with promises of how they intend to take over the world with their futuristic projects; investors can look at opportunities to make short, medium, and long-term plays. Below are 2 IoT stocks to add to your watchlist as we head into Q4 2018.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTL)

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTL), is the second largest and highest valued semiconductor and chipmaker in the world. Intel has a strong footprint in the global IoT market, having unveiled its IoT platform for coordinating and managing the security and connectivity of connected devices in 2014. Over the last three years, Intel has worked with some of the largest tech firms to integrate Intel IoT platform with open standards for increased interoperability.

Intel Chart
Intel Chart

In the last three year since launching its IoT division, the shares of Intel have climbed by 74.31% and its quarterly revenue has surged 17.26% as seen in the chart above. In Q2 2018, Intel reported earnings of $1.04 per share on revenue of $16.96B. The reported top and bottom line did outperform the consensus analysts’ estimate of earnings of $0.96 per share on earnings of $16.77B. For what it’s worth, Intel has consistently delivered a positive surprise on price and EPS estimates in the last three quarters.

Texas Instrument Incorporated

Texas Instrument Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) is another major stakeholder in the global IoT market. In 2014, Texas Instruments cemented its presence in the IoT space when it introduced its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem for third-party cloud providers to enable devices manufacturers to use it’s TI technology to connect to the IoT more easily and rapidly. By leveraging Texas Instruments’ processors, a microcontroller (MCU), and wireless connectivity solutions; companies such as LogMeIn, IBM, Spark, Thingsquare, ARM, 2lemetry, and ARM have been able to launch a wide cross-section of IoT solutions across multiple sectors.

Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments

In the last 4 years of launching its IoT ecosystem, the shares price of Texas Instruments has surged by 147% and its quarterly revenue has increased by 14.74% in the same period as seen in the chart above. In Q2 2018, Texas Instruments reported earnings per share of $1.40 on revenue of $4.02 billion to beat the consensus analyst estimate of earnings of $1.30 per share on revenue of $3.96 billion. It is also important to note that Texas Instruments has consistently delivered a positive surprise on price and EPS estimates in the last three quarters.

Looking Beyond Hype into Substance; 4 Blockchain Projects to Consider

Smart contracts, Decentralized organizations, and Decentralized applications are some of the biggest applications of blockchain technology. Ethereum, the second largest blockchain after Bitcoin arose into prominence because of its usefulness as a tool for powering smart contracts. In fact, many industry experts believe that Ethereum has better long-term prospects than Bitcoin because of its potential for driving enterprise-grade applications of blockchain technology.

However, Ethereum has had its reign; and its flaws, weaknesses, and limitations are becoming more obvious. Now, a new breed of DApps blockchain projects are in the market and they have the potential to succeed where Ethereum has failed in the past.

Many of the 1600 coins/tokens in the market lack much substance beyond their shiny whitepapers and landing pages. QTUM, NEM, NEO, and Cardano are some of the most innovative blockchain developments in the industry right now. These coins promise a blockchain revolution that combines what currently exists with innovations that have never existed before.

DApps platforms have differentiated themselves from the general cryptocurrency market by providing developers with the tools they need to build blockchain-based apps or decentralized apps (DApp) to some of the biggest problems in business. This piece provides insight to buy the dip on projects with decent odds of getting on the fast track out of the current weakness in the cryptocurrency market.

QTUM

QTUM brands itself as “Blockchain made ready for business” as it provides users a toolbox for building DApps that can be executed on mobile devices while being fully compatible with major existing blockchain platform. QTUM also promises blockchain at scale because it has found smart ways to bypass the scalability bottlenecks and server overload problems that have restrained the mass-market adoption of Blockchain technology. QTUM has an innovative cross-platform and backward compatibility model that leverages the stability of Bitcoin the existing smart contract architecture of the Ethereum blockchain.

QTUM is suffering the bear hug like other cryptocurrencies but the current weakness in the market might be an interesting opportunity to buy QTUM at a discount.

From a starting price of around $6.42 on May 24, 2017, QTUM had skyrocketed by an incredible 1,511% to a 52-week high of $103.45 on January 7, 2018. Hence, the current trading price suggests a massive upside ahead if QTUM can find its way back.

Of course, no one could say with any degree of certainty if, why, and when QTUM will find its way back towards its highs. Positive news about QTUM such as the launch of the X86 virtual machine could trigger an uptrend. Upbeat developments in the general cryptocurrency industry could also lift QTUM and other coins back to bullish ways.

NEM

NEM is being marketed as “the smart asset blockchain” built for scale, speed, and performance through its permissioned private blockchains that deliver best-in-class transaction rates. One of the key selling points of NEM is that it offers users an unprecedented level of customization through its modular Smart Asset system. NEM is also proactive about being scalable by leveraging a revolutionary Proof of Importance consensus mechanism NEM also has a Supernode program that keeps its blockchain open without putting the stability of the network as risk as the blockchain continues to grow.

In the year-to-date period, NEM has declined from a trading price of around $1.04 in January to it trading price around $0.10.

Cardano

Cardano is an interesting blockchain and cryptocurrency project that bill itself as a blockchain platform that “evolved out of a scientific philosophy”. Cardano is working on building a smart contract platform outfitted with more advanced features than you can find in any of the blockchain projects in the market. Cardano is also the driving force behind the Ada cryptocurrency which you can use to send and receive funds digitally. Cardano set itself apart from the competition by creating a platform for building and running financial applications on the blockchain.

Cardano has also suffered a reversal of much of its 2017 gains. Cardano has declined from a trading price of $0.70 to its current trading price around $0.09.

NEO

NEO is another interesting blockchain project focused on creating an open network for powering the smart economy. The bulk of NEO’s work is targeted at leveraging blockchain technology to activate digitization of assets and manage such assets with smart contracts. NEO believes that combining digital assets with a digital identity and smart contracts is the perfect alchemy.

NEO is also not faring well either in the cryptocurrency market. NEO is trading around $15.5 down the $76.19 trading price at which it started trading this year.

FP Markets Launches New Client Portal and MT5

Sydney, Australia. 13th August 2018: FP Markets, an ASIC-regulated global CFD and Forex broker with over 13 years in the industry, enhances its clients’ user experience with the launch of its bespoke secure client portal.  In addition, it has added the multi-asset platform, Metatrader 5 (MT5), to its wide-ranging offering of existing platforms which includes Metatrader 4 (MT4) and IRESS.

The new Client Portal uses advanced technology and a secure client interface to facilitate the customer engagement experience and speed of interaction when trading with FP Markets. Some of the bespoke features of the new client portal include:

  • Quick onboarding process (less than five minutes to complete), with clients able to upload documents from the portal and track their progress. Electronic verification means clients can be accepted instantly and start trading.
  • Easy creation of additional accounts within the client portal. Availability of MT4, MT5 and the IRESS platform and multiple account types (RAW and Standard).
  • Instant functionality including deposits, internal transfer between accounts, leverage changes (up to 500:1) and reset of trading passwords.
  • Ability to run reports on all trading accounts and cash activity which can be exported to excel at the touch of a button.
  • Access to live chat support, FAQ, and other online trading resources plus track your trades and monitor your positions through a secure client interface.

FP Markets_MT5

In tandem, FP Markets has added multi-asset platform MT5 which offers superior tools for comprehensive price analysis, use of algorithmic trading applications (trading robots/EAs), copy trading and is the evolution of MT4 which is already regarded as the go-to platform for traders globally and is designed to give traders an advantage, taking the trading experience to a whole new level.

Craig Allison, Head of Global Development at FP Markets, commented, “We are delighted with our new bespoke Client Portal which will empower our clients’ user experience. We considered the tasks and functions that would offer our clients faster, more secure access and allow them to trade at greater speed and capacity. At FP Markets, we have a history of investing heavily in technology and our clients can be confident that FP Markets’ technology offering is unmatched in the market.”

FP Markets offers over 10,000 trading instruments across Forex, Equity CFDs, Indices, Futures CFDs and Bitcoin, making it one of the largest offerings in the industry and the convenience of being able to trade CFDs from the one account is why so many traders are opting to trade with FP Markets.

RSC Endorsed by Soccer Legend Ronaldinho Launches Crowdsale

World Soccer Coin is launching its highly anticipated Ronaldinho Soccer Coin (RSC) Crowdsale. It will begin on August 16. The Whitelist has been opened to the public on August 1st. https://tokensale.soccercoin.eu/

RSC is a revolutionary blockchain business model that captures multiple unique business areas, and profitable revenue streams within its leading-edge and accessible ecosystem.

RSC is fully endorsed and backed by the Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho (Ronaldo de Assis Moreira), who was twice selected FIFA Player of the Year.

Expressing the support of RSC, Ronaldinho tweeted on July 7: “When one plays soccer, one is free. You are happy. ‘Alegria’ to all soccer lovers in the world. Thank you for all of your support!”

In addition to Ronaldinho, RSC is fully backed by leading blockchain business groups and associations such as ICOBox, The Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association (KBIPA), Play2Live and 03 Labs.

The key revenue generating business streams include:

  • The launch of the RSC token;
  • The development of digital soccer and futsal stadiums globally;
  • The development and expansion of soccer and futsal as sports, through soccer academies and other activities, in existing and new markets;
  • The promotion of eSports, a business sector that is now hugely popular in the U.S. and other key markets and is forecast to grow exponentially in global markets in the next several years;
  • The launch of Sports Betting platform. It’s now legalized in the U.S. and in a rapidly growing number of countries;
  • The development, sale and licensing of leading-edge AI, blockchain and digital technologies, equipment, and content.

In addition, based on Ronaldinho’s vision of giving back to society and enabling children from less-fortunate circumstances to play and develop their skills in soccer and futsal, RSC will be launching the Smile Project. Using a portion of the revenue gained from the RSC project, as an act of charity, the project will distribute soccer balls to underprivileged children. That will help to provide an environment where children can pursue their dreams. Also, the project will be launching funding for promising players to participate in elite soccer academies throughout the world.

The RSC-based payment system will be based on smart contracts and will have credit and virtual and legal currency capabilities. RSC utilizes NEO blockchain, as it has ten times the ecosystem block speed when compared to Ethereum.

The total supply of RSC tokens is 350 million, out of which 140 million was allocated to the private sale completed in July.

Benefits for the Whitelist Participants

Prospective investors who have registered for the Whitelist before the start of Crowdsale will be able to complete the KYC process earlier than others and will be eligible for bonuses.

More information on Ronaldinho Soccer Coin Project can be obtained on the following platforms:

ActivTrades Setting Highest Standards for Online Trading

ActivTrades continuously strives to be at the forefront of innovation for trading services and it is now boosting its investment in this area to remain a leader, in a changing environment. Today, as we are going through major changes with the arrival of ESMA regulations and the reduction of maximum leverage, the brokerage has decided to further strengthen its investments to improve clients trading environment.

The latest achievement for ActivTrades, which has recently opened a new branch in Nassau (Bahamas), is to have obtained the ISO 27001 certification.

“It is an international standard issued by the International Standardization Organization. Companies which adopt this standard are required to comply with a series of strict and precise rules, designed to better manage the information security within the organization” – explained Alessandro Gho, Chief of Staff at ActivTrades, – “These rules provide methodologies for the adoption of proper security management within a company. This is an additional guarantee – certified by an independent body – offered to our traders, confirming how the company follows the best data security management procedures”.

As early as in 2013, ActivTrades was a pioneer in automatically offering protection of its clients’ accounts (the so-called “negative balance protection”), which is now mandatory as per ESMA’s decision from August 1, 2018. We also offer the supplementary policy to the FSCS, stipulated by our brokerage with Lloyd’s, the world’s leading insurance group. This is an additional protection to that granted by the FSCS (the British equivalent of the European interbank fund), which covers customers’ funds up to £50,000. Offered for free to ActivTrades’ customers, this additional insurance aims to protect clients in the unlikely event that the broker is not able to meet its financial commitments. ActivTrades has recently raised this protection from £500,000 to £1,000,000 for each individual account. The enhanced client money protection is available to ActivTrades customers globally: from London to Milan, Sofia and the new addition Nassau (Bahamas).

About ActivTrades

ActivTrades, operating since 2001, is a leading independent broker providing trading services in Forex, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and Spread Betting. The company aims to maximize clients’ trading through a unique mix of superior value proposition, diverse product offering, competitive spreads and outstanding customer service. From its headquarters in London, ActivTrades serves an expansive global clientele who, over the years, has come to value its continuous innovations, excellent trading environment and effective risk management.

ActivTrades’ customer service is available 24 hours a day, from Sunday evening at 23:00 through to Friday evening  at 23:00, and can assist clients in 14 languages

Disclaimer – CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with us. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. ActivTrades PLC is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 434413. The ActivTrades Excess of FSCS Insurance is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the policy wording.

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Среди этих +200 инструментов также имеются CFD на акции, индексы, валютные пары, металлы и энергетические ресурсы, и все это без каких либо скрытых комиссий. Регистрация – моментальная и обеспечивает доступ к личному кабинету с мобильного или стационарного устройства любого типа.

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Hier sind einige Neuigkeiten, die Sie vielleicht betreffen!

Die zyprische Finanzaufsichtsbehörde CySEC kündigte an, dass ab August 2018 die Hebelwirkung beim CFD- und Forex-Handel auf das 30-fache für wichtige Forex-Paare und noch weniger für andere Paare, Rohstoffe, Indizes, Aktien-CFDs und Krypto-Währungen begrenzt sein wird

Diese neuen Regeln gelten sowohl für Kunden innerhalb der Eu als auch für Kunden von außerhalb der EU, die bei EU-regulierten Brokern Einzahlungen tätigen und handeln.

Wenn Sie ein Trader sind oder einer werden möchten – empfehlen wir Ihnen eine der führenden CFD-Handelsplattformen – Libertex. Diese Plattform bietet einen einfachen Handel mit einer benutzerfreundlichen Oberfläche und Marktanalysen, plus einer hervorragenden Sicherheit. Sie können von jedem Gerät aus handeln, mit dem Gewinner des “Beste Trading App 2017″Award. Sie können außerdem Tools wie den Multiplikator, um Ihre Anlagebeträge zu erhöhen, oder Stop-Loss, um Ihre Investition zu kontrollieren, nutzen.

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Here are some news that might affect you!

Cyprus financial regulator CySEC announced that starting from August 2018 there will be limited leverage on CFD and Forex trading to 30x for major Forex pairs and even less on other pairs, commodities, indices, share CFDs and cryptocurrencies

These new rules will apply both to clients within the EU, and clients from outside the EU who deposit and trade with the EU-licensed brokers.

If you are a trader or want to become one – we suggest you try one of the leading CFD trading platforms – Libertex. This platform offers simple trading with user-friendly interface and market analysis, plus great security. You can trade from any device with the winner of the “Best trading app of 2017”award. You can also use tools like the multiplier to up-your stakes and stop-loss to control your investment.

Operating since 1997, Libertex now offers more than 200 instruments including CFD trading of currencies, commodities, indices, cryptocurrencies and much more.

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Here’s How Investors Can Look to Asian Markets to Predict Future Movements in the Crypto Markets

Countries like South Korea and Japan have long been early adopters in tech-forward industries like cryptocurrencies and the ongoing blockchain revolution. Because of their advanced interest in emerging tech markets, Asian markets are crucial for investors to study when determining what the next big move is going to be in the tech space and markets. Asian markets can act as an indicator and barometer for not only the current state of the industry but where the next big shifts are likely to occur. When it comes to cryptocurrencies, consider that 1 in 3 South Koreans either owns cryptocurrency or gets paid in it. That alone is substantially beyond the adoption rate of the United States and other Western Countries. In South Korea, roughly 31% of workers are cryptocurrency investors, compare that to the 7.8% ownership rate of Americans. So it comes as no surprise that places like South Korea and Japan are good markets to watch and keep one’s ear to the ground.

Past and Future Indicators

In the past, Asian markets have proven to be helpful indicators for future price movements and emerging trends in the industry. Shifts in regulatory positions and government oversight in Asian markets have led to crippling bitcoin (BTC) prices and bearish trends in the cryptocurrency markets more broadly. After regulators announced a trading ban in South Korea, bitcoin suffered a nearly $2,000 discount because of the news.

We’ve seen similar events occur because of Japanese regulatory concerns as well. In June, the price of bitcoin slumped again after Japanese regulators spoke publicly about cracking down on exchanges and rules regarding anti-money laundering practices.

Conversely, investors can also use these same markets as indicators for what the next shift is going to be in the industry to get in early. Rather than just being indicators for price downturns, Asian markets offer investors information about where the industry is heading and what’s next.

Regulatory Framework

Regulatory concerns have been at the top of nearly all cryptocurrency investors’ minds lately. While many western countries are still figuring out where they’re going to stand in the future, Asian countries have been focusing their efforts to bring crypto into the mainstream and out of the darkness.

Asian markets have proven to be helpful indicators for future price movements and emerging trends in the industry

In the United States, regulators are still debating on classifications of different crypto assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum and whether they’re securities, commodities, currencies, or an entirely new asset class altogether. However, Thailand has been taking steps in a different direction. Earlier in the year, Thai officials created the Digital Asset Business Decree that defined cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange as well as identifying tokens as “rights to participate in a digital environment.”

Reversing their original position on initial coin offerings (ICOs), regulators in Thailand now allow for investors to participate in what are deemed to be the 7 legal cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Stellar, and Ethereum Classic. Legal ICOs being conducted are then denominated and carried out in those chosen 7 cryptocurrencies.

Thailand isn’t the only Asian country shifting its position on ICOs either. At the beginning of the summer, a National Assembly committee in South Korea, whose sole purpose is to study the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” said that they’re exploring options for enhancing the legal status of cryptocurrencies in the country, including a possible reversal on the 2017 ICO ban. The shifting views of regulators and governing officials in countries like South Korea toward cryptocurrencies are likely to help pave the way for western markets and regulators when they finally make their mind up on the new technology. Though other trends are worth noting for the future of the industry, this is the one likely to have the biggest effect on the entire industry, not just investors.

Gaming and Crypto Converging

Perhaps the largest market movement taking place in the Asian cryptocurrency scene now is the convergence of the gaming and cryptocurrency industries. Both industries tend to attract more forward-thinking, tech-savvy adopters because of the technology required to participate. Beyond that, gamers are already accustomed to working with virtual currencies and online economies in a way that other consumers simply aren’t.

Dating back for years, gamers have used digital coins and tokens as a medium of exchange for in-game economies ranging from purchasing new skins, in-game items, and a variety of other accessories. It’s worth noting that Asian crypto enthusiasts and entrepreneurs have not overlooked this growing trend, especially in a region where countries make up some of the largest gaming markets in the world. Japan is the third largest gaming market globally, behind only the United States and China.TechinAsia even says that gaming may even be “the key to taking blockchain mainstream.”

the largest market movement taking place in the Asian cryptocurrency scene now is the convergence of the gaming and cryptocurrency industries
the largest market movement taking place in the Asian cryptocurrency scene now is the convergence of the gaming and cryptocurrency industries

New blockchain-based startups are taking advantage of this trend and building products to service this growing industry. Companies like BUFF are building entirely new micro-economies that span across different video game titles and allow gamers to use a single digital currency (a specific cryptocurrency) to purchase goods and online services in the industry.

Another gaming-crypto company, Singapore-based startup Bountie is developing a similar blockchain-based platform where gaming users are rewarded for their time and effort spent playing video games with cryptocurrencies.

These blockchain-based services making their way into the gaming markets aren’t accidental, either. Crypto enthusiasts, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Asia are witnessing first-hand the developments in the area. They’re seeing the growth in both interest and demand in the growing areas of the economy, and they’re developing products to meet the needs of those in the area.

These trends are important for investors abroad to take notice of. As with Asia’s ability to influence and predict what the next move is in the crypto world, consumers in the region provide investors with real-world data about emerging areas of the economy. With growing interest at the intersection of gaming and cryptocurrencies, investors can get a clear view of what one of the next biggest trends is likely to be in the blockchain industry.

Cryptocurrencies in July – Month in Review

Below you can find an overview of what happened in July in the world of cryptocurrencies – brought to you by SimpleFX CFDs trading platform. Whether you took some time off following the news and you’d like to catch up, or you just want to go over last month’s highlights, this article is for you.

One of the events that attracted a lot of attention was the launch of Augur, a platform for making predictions for real-life events. Its token holders had to actually wait three years since the initial sale for it to go live. Shortly thereafter, the platform even ranked fifth among the most popular ethereum-based dapps, which caused concerns about the network getting clogged. Interesting as it is, there is also a dark side to Augur: some users started posting prediction markets for famous people’s deaths by assassination. Time will tell how the community will react to such posts.

Taking a look at the regulatory climate, if we are wondering where to set up our FinTech business, Malta is definitely the place to watch closely. The country’s parliament passed several progressive laws in June, which create a supportive climate for cryptocurrency and DLT initiatives. One of those already set up there is the world’s first decentralized bank, dubbed the Founders Bank. And although the Malta Financial Services Authority has released a statement that one of the bills has not come into force yet, the outlook is still very promising.

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In relation to its March meeting, G20 moved beyond just talking about the need for cryptocurrencies regulation and oversight – but actually not too far beyond. It got the Financial Stability Board, its advisory body to publish a set of metrics against which the digital assets and their implications for financial stability will be measured. It also urged the Financial Action Task Force to present in October how its standards can be used for this sector. With this pace of work, one cannot help but wonder if this area is really their priority.

Also in July, Mastercard was granted a patent for a method to increase the speed of processing crypto transactions. Additional advantages will include increased security and fraud detection. In a similar vein, Barclays filed a patent for a blockchain to transfer funds. Since both are mainstream financial institutions, this could herald an easier interface between the crypto and fiat realm.

OctaFX Makes It Easier to Get Autochartist Tools for Smarter Trading

Getting an advanced Forex analysis tool for free has never been so easy! Just make sure you have $200 or more in your OctaFX trading accounts, and you can enjoy trading signals and Forex forecasts for all currency pairs without limitations or charges.

We do our best to provide our clients with the best trading experience, so this August we are launching a promo campaign offering Autochartist on even better terms, so more of our clients will be able to get familiar with automated market analysis and benefit from it. From August to September, if you have at least $200 in total in all your trading accounts, you can apply for your free Autochartist tool.

The tool makes reliable market movement predictions in real time. This means you can see a price trend before placing your order, eliminating the need to guess the direction of market movement. Trend predictions are simultaneously calculated for all symbols, so you can always switch to the one that is expected to bring more profit. Autochartist’s internal reports claim these predictions to be 83% accurate for the symbols that involve USD.

Furthermore, this tool collects and processes a whole lot of information related to market movements for every tradable symbol including support and resistance level estimates, volatility analysis, and other useful data.

Autochartist is a stand-alone plugin, compatible with the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 platforms. This tool is widely used by professional traders and is easy to master for beginners thanks to our How to Use Autochartist manual.

To get Autochartist, simply install it (see our installation guide) and make sure the total balance across your trading accounts is $200 or above. The tool will be automatically activated for you within a day.

London Capital Group: Committed to the Security of Client Funds

London Capital Group (LCG) has over 20 years of experience in providing clients with professional trading conditions. Over the years, LCG has grown to become an industry-leading provider of CFDs and Spread Betting, renowned for its quality of service.

The company is also known for the wide variety of products and innovative solutions it offers, as well as its extensive expertise. These are the foundations that make London Capital Group a reliable broker, trusted by clients around the world.

Committed to customer safety and security

In addition to providing a professional service and competitive pricing structure, London Capital Group have followed a client-centric approach from day one. The company remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of client funds, which is achieved through leveraging innovative and state-of-the-art technology. Client funds are also segregated and kept in top-tier global banks.

The company’s trustworthiness is further enhanced by providing clients with world-class customer support. Its highly trained team of customer service agents are available, 24/5, to provide localized support by phone, email or live chat.

20+ years of excellence

The London Capital Group has been repeatedly recognized by the financial services industry, receiving numerous international awards including Best Mobile / Tablet Trading Application (Shares Awards 2016), Best Fundamental Analysis Provider (UK Forex Awards 2016) and Forex Innovator of the Year (UK Forex Awards 2015).

Trade with confidence on 7,000+ markets

Clients of LCG benefit from access to 9 asset classes and can trade with confidence on 7,000+ global markets including forex, shares, commodities, ETFs and more.

Trademy – Becoming a Professional Trader

Trademy.com Trading Academy

Trading has become one of the most popular professions these days. Why is that so? Not only does trading provide people with financial freedom, but if done right, it can definitely change your life. When you decide to become a trader, you not only escape the usual 9-to-5 grind and get flexibility, but you also have the chance of being your own boss and call the shots. However, one very important thing to note is that this can only happen when you are a professional and successful trader and this is easier said than done. The world of trading is complex and carries a high risk due to which a number of people often struggle to cope up.

What can be done? The best way of ensuring that you are able to achieve your goals and excel as a trader is by getting the right education. Knowledge can make all the difference between a successful and an unprofessional trader. While there are a number of websites that claim to provide you with trading education, there is no better option than Trademy. Why? This is a top-notch education platform that has completely revolutionized the world of trading education. It is the place to get an innovative education about all things trading, no matter what commodity you choose to specialize in.

Trading Education

First and foremost, Trademy trading academy offers you the most basic benefits of things on the internet; you are able to enjoy high-quality lessons right from the comfort of your home. There is no longer any need for you to go out of the house, navigate hours of traffic or deal with a commute and then sit in a class to take a lesson. Trademy gives you access to thorough and detailed video lessons as well as other support materials that help you in learning everything there is about the trading world. This education platform stands out because it has designed lessons for everyone; from the beginner who is just stepping into this world to the professional who has been observing and participating for a while.

Other websites will provide you with a ton of books to read to learn about trading and others that give videos use technical jargon, which may not be easy to understand. Again, Trademy is different here as it provides you with videos that contain lectures in ‘easy language’. Even a layman with no background whatsoever in the trading world will have no trouble in understanding what is being said. The videos are short and to the point, which keeps them interesting and the students are not bored.

Even if you don’t have any prior knowledge, you will have absolutely no issue in comprehending what is being taught. If that’s not all, Trademy takes a short test after every video to ensure you have understood the gist of the video. This unique education platform has excellent quizzes that test your understanding and help you in knowing exactly where you stand. In order to motivate you to work harder, the platform hands out badges, medals, and points, which means you are basically rewarded for your educational success.

Trademy has been part of this field since 2009 and they have put in a lot of effort to create support materials that are detailed and exclusive. You don’t have to worry about missing out on anything as they cover each and every aspect and do it in a way that you are able to comprehend easily. Plus, one of the best things about the platform is that it has kept up with technological advancements and you can access the websites and its videos on any devices, whether it is PC, laptop, tablet or even your Android or iOS smartphone. Another important feature that sets Trademy apart from others is the Live Trading Room. Why is this so important? With the ability to join a Live Trading Room, traders are able to see traders operate in the market in real-time.

Trading With Mentors

They have the chance to watch the top mentors make their trades and can study them to see how they make decisions and the strategies they use. Hence, students are able to benefit from their experience and expertise in the best possible way. The best thing about Trademy’s Live Trading Room is that they show you real option positions and the ones they closed. When combined with the lessons, this can be very educational and help students in understanding the trading world in a better way.

Apart from that, Trademy ensures that the students are able to communicate with the other students in a Live Trading Room and also speak to the mentors. This is an excellent opportunity for asking questions and getting any problems and queries resolved. Students can see the mentors in the videos and chat with them about the decisions they are making and the trades they have made. Moreover, students can also copy paste the positions and strategies to their own trading, no matter where they are trading i.e. with their broker, bank or anywhere else. Again, this is a benefit that you cannot enjoy other platforms.

Analyzed Demo Accounts

Trademy is also aware that watching and studying is one thing and actually implementing the knowledge gained is completely different. Therefore, it has chosen to provide its students with a DEMO account on a regulated platform (Cycec) which you can trade on instruments such as EUR/USD, USD/JPY, gold, crude oil or S&P500. How is this helpful? First, this helps in ensuring that you only work with trusted brokers and don’t become a victim of a trading scam. Secondly, a demo account basically serves as your ‘playground’ where you will be able to practice your trades and make any mistakes without worrying about making major losses.

Furthermore, your demo account is also analyzed by the top analysts at Trademy, which is another huge benefit because they analyze your trading habit and then have a discussion with you. They check your portfolio and then provide you the required guidance in order to ensure that you are able to comprehend the ins and outs of the real trading market and are ready to step into it.

Mentors

Some of the top mentors that are part of Trademy and provide you with their professional expertise and guidance are:

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Elif Kundakci

Since 2005, Elif has been a part of the financial industry and has served at a number of positions. During her time in the industry, she garnered detailed knowledge about a wide array of financial products including equities, investment funds as well as commodity-related derivatives. She has been trading actively from 2010 onwards and has now shifted her attention towards European Indices. Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission has certified Elif for Portfolio Management, to provide Investment Advice and for Own Account Trading. She also holds a German Diploma in Political Science and Economics. She is recognized as an excellent instructor for successful and aspiring traders because she understands their needs perfectly and is also passionate about market movements.

Kyriakos Charilaou

He became a part of Trademy in 2018 and is serving as Head of Client Education, Portfolio Management and Investment Research. Since 2003, Kyriakos has been actively trading in the Options, Forex, and CFDs markets. He is a qualified technical analyst and possesses the MSTA and CFTe designations and CMT (Chartered Market Technician). Due to this expertise, he has spent the last 12 years coaching and training more than 3,500 traders in UAE, UK, Greece, and Cyprus.

Kyriakos is a full member of the STA (Society of Technical Analysts of the UK), IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts-USA) as well as a sponsor of the CMT Association (Association of Chartered Market Technicians-USA). He holds an MBA from the University of Lancaster in the UK and he is a Certified Portfolio Manager, Certified Investment Adviser and a Certified Dealer by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission.

Trademy Trading Education Courses

There are several courses that you will find on Trademy and each of them is aimed at a different class of students. There is one free course available that focuses on introducing students to the trading world. The rest of the courses are priced between $300 and $9,000, with each having different features. There is a 14-day trial period that can be used to test the platform and see if it is worth it. The level of the courses is also different; some of them are aimed at beginners who are new to this world. Likewise, there are also courses for students who have some background but need to polish their skills. There are also professional courses aimed for experts in order to help them in enhancing and boosting their expertise.

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Funded Accounts for High Achievers

Due to Trademy’s positive reputation as an academic institution, those who have taken courses on this platform will benefit later on as well. Just like law firms show a preference for Harvard and Yale students, investment firms are interested in students who have studied at Trademy. They provide proprietary accounts and students who score well in the tests and quizzes at Trademy also get to participate in a funded account which is funded by a top investing firm.

Thus, Trademy can turn out to be one of the best platforms for becoming a successful and professional trader. You can find Trademy at Trademy.com or on their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and Youtube channel.

OctaFX Goes Mobile Launching a Trading App for Android

OctaFX, the foreign exchange broker renowned for its industry-leading trading conditions, has launched a mobile app that allows clients to get access to their personal areas, and to manage trading accounts via their smartphones and tablets running Android. The OctaFX Trading App is now available on Google Play for free.

As traders become quicker to react to every market movement, they now need to have access to their profit management 24/7. In order to meet these demands, OctaFX created a convenient mobile app that allows traders to make deposits and manage account settings, providing them with full control over their trading accounts.

The OctaFX Trading App currently provides a seamless experience in creating new accounts on all supported platforms in one application. Users can set up their preferred trading settings such as leverage ratio and swap-free option, and modify them in one tap wherever they are. The app also empowers users with full control over their deposits: topping up trading accounts using the most popular options, viewing deposit history, and tracking deposit status.

The app is actively expanding, and the upcoming update brings significant improvements. The OctaFX team is about to add Indonesian, Malay, Thai, and five more languages, as well as introducing a new fully-detailed layout for real and demo contest accounts. Additionally, users will be able to make withdrawals directly in the app under the Actions tab—keep up with all the latest updates.

Since being released in May 2018, the OctaFX Trading App has already been in high demand, confirmed by a high rating on Google Play. This product embraces all major controls that OctaFX clients use to tune their trading accounts into one handy mobile app. The OctaFX Trading App and the mobile applications of the cTrader, MetaTrader 4, and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms together create a Forex trading system fully adopted for mobile use— in the trader’s pocket and always ready to go. This is not something to just be taken on faith: “Great app! Fast, easy to navigate and control finances. Really saved my day”, says Moizuddin, other first commenters on Google Play so far agree with him.

OctaFX is an STP Forex broker providing online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to more than one million trading accounts, on both desktop and mobile devices. OctaFX won Best Forex ECN Broker award in 2017 and has won more than 20 other awards since its foundation. The company has also paid out over $2.5 million in bonuses and has conducted several global and local promotion campaigns with money and product prizes.