NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services, has launched a completely revamped FOREX.com (www.forex.com), featuring comprehensive web and mobile trading capabilities and extensive education resources for retail traders.
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The new FOREX.com complements the company's award-winning FOREXTrader PRO platform for active traders.
Trader education is emphasized on FOREX.com. New resources include a full library of "video tutorials," training modules, articles and other text-based content, as well as an expanded schedule of webinars and events. Prospective customers are encouraged to take advantage of the complimentary resources along with a 30-day practice account in preparation for opening an account. The first 100 visitors who sign up for a practice account will receive Currency Trading for Dummies, co-authored by GAIN Capital's chief currency strategist Brian Dolan and company chairman Mark Galant.
"The newly enhanced FOREX.com represents the most significant change to the service since we launched it in 2004," said Glenn Stevens, CEO, GAIN Capital. "The improvements we've made to FOREX.com incorporate the evolving capabilities of the Web as well as the feedback we've received from our customers."
The new FOREX.com provides streamlined trading, research and account management features in a secure, web-based environment. Along with a simplified, intuitive interface, and easy-to-use trading and order management tools, FOREX.com's web trading offering incorporates interactive charts, an economic calendar and daily and weekly research.
FOREX.com has also developed several features unique to web trading, including:
- Trade Dashboard: a snapshot view of open positions, account balances, current rates, news headlines and latest research;
- Currency Pair Summary: a quick, consolidated view of the latest quotes, news and research for a particular currency pair; and
- Quickdock™: an expandable window that allows traders to quickly enter a trade, view open positions or check account balances from any page on the site.
The new mobile version of FOREX.com allows customers to easily access real-time market information, trade and manage their accounts via their mobile devices. The site has been optimized for smartphones and other popular web-enabled mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Palm Pre.
"At FOREX.com, our mission is to empower traders by providing them with the best in class tools and resources they need to be successful. Now, we've also made it easier for traders to access and manage their account. They can access our most advanced tools with FOREXTrader PRO, opt for the convenience of web trading, and stay connected and in control with our enhanced mobile offering," said Mr. Stevens.
The new website is now available in the United States at www.forex.com and will roll out in the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore, as well as other international markets, in the coming months.
About GAIN Capital
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of online trading services, specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs). Customers and trading partners in more than 140 countries have utilized the company's award-winning trading platform which transacts nearly $200 billion per month.
A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital operates FOREX.com, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry. It also provides execution, clearing, custody and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers, broker/dealers and other financial services firms.
With offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Seoul; Tokyo; and Hong Kong, 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 and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Japan.
GAIN's investor group includes private equity firms 3i, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures, Edison Venture Fund and Cross Atlantic Capital Partners. For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com or www.forex.com.
Quickdock is a trademark of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
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