Australia, Gain Capital’s Forex Division Expands Product Offering to include Equity Index CFDs

August 9, 2010Andy No Comments »

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of online trading services has just announced the launch of share index CFDs to its Forex.com offering in Australia and the launch of a new Australian website for its clients, featuring enhanced web and mobile trading capabilities.

The new equity index CFDs services provides retail investors access to trade popular global equity markets, following major index markets in the United Kingdom (UK100), Germany (GER30), France (FRA40) and the USA (SPX500). Over the new weeks the range of contracts for difference will continue to expand to include Australia (AUS 200), Japan (NPN 225), Hong Kong (HK 40), US Indices (NSD 100, US 30) and Eurostoxx (ESTX50).

‘We are thrilled to announce the launch of new equity index CFDs to our clients in Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific region, along with the rollout of enhanced web and mobile trading capabilities.’ Glenn Stevens, CEO, GAIN Capital was quoting saying. ‘Our ambition is to offer our clients access to the world’s most traded market. The addition of index CFDs alongside our existing forex, metals and oil products is an important milestone in that regard.’

Forex.com opened an office in Sydney earlier this year to provide a localised service and be better able to service its clients in Australia and New Zealand and from the wider Asia Pacific region. The company’s Australian operations are supervised by ASIC.

Internet Trading

The company’s newly redesigned website (www.forex.com/au) includes comprehensive web trading capabilities complemented with educational resources.

With web trading, clients have access to a simple interface with easy-to-use trading and risk management tools, interactive charts, an economic calendar and daily and weekly research commentaries. Web trading complements the company’s award-winning FOREXTrader PRO platform for active traders.

Mobile Trading

Forex.com has also released a mobile version of the new website, optimised for popular smart phones and web-enabled devices, including the iPhone and Google Android. The mobile trading site, which offers trading and account management as well as access to real-time quotes, market information and research, is available to all clients and registered practice account holders through their usual account login. To access the mobile website, simply go to www.forex.com/au from any supported mobile device.

Investor Education

Enhanced educational features available include a full library of video tutorials and training modules as well as online guides and webinars. Prospective clients are recommended to take advantage of the complimentary resources along with a 30-day practice account in preparation for opening a live account.

*Forex trading and CFDs involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you under the risks involved, seeking independent advice if necessary. Forex.com’s Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are offered through GAIN Capital – FOREX.com Australia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., and are not available to US residents. The CFDs are offered with a margin requirement of one percent.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a worldwide provider of trading services, specializing in forex trading (forex or FX) and CFDs. Clients and trading partners in more than 140 countries have used the company’s award-winning trading platform which transacts close to $250 billion per month. A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital provides execution, clearing, custody and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers, broker/dealers and other financial services firms. GAIN also operates Forex.com, one of the leading and best-known brands in the retail forex industry.

With offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo and Seoul, GAIN Capital and its affiliates are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Japan, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia. GAIN’s investor group includes private equity firms 3i, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures, Edison Venture Fund and Cross Atlantic Capital Partners.

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