Expands Customer Access to Trading, Research and Account Information; New Native App Builds on Existing Mobile Web Offering
NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), has launched a new iPhone application offering full forex and precious metal trading capabilities along with up to the minute news, charts, research and account information.
The FOREXTrader for iPhone application complements FOREX.com's newly launched mobile website, which is enhanced for the latest generation of smartphones such as the Google Android, Palm Pre, and iPhone and is compatible with all major browsers. The mobile site provides visitors with quotes, charts, news and research and an extensive learning section featuring articles, video tutorials and more. It also offers secure account access for customers and registered practice account users to trade and manage their account. FOREX.com supports WAP-enabled mobile trading solutions for older mobile devices, available at http://wap.forex.com
"Due to the round the clock nature of the forex market, mobile account access is an imperative for our customers," said Samantha Roady, chief marketing officer for GAIN Capital. "As a result, we're investing heavily in our mobile offering – significantly enhancing our mobile web trading experience as well as with the development of select native apps for the most popular devices, like the iPhone," said Ms. Roady.
FOREXTrader for iPhone includes:
- Quotes in 45 currency pairs, including spot gold and silver;
- A variety of order types, including market, limit, stop, One Cancels Others (OCO), If Then, If Then / OCO and Trailing Stop;
- Live newsfeed from Dow Jones;
- FOREX.com's proprietary FOREXInsider, providing streaming market commentary and analysis during market hours;
- Daily research reports, including intraday market updates for each trading session;
- Candlestick and line charts with multiple time intervals;
- Updated economic calendar optimized for mobile devices; and
- Account balances, P&L and more.
"Over 80 percent of the visitors to our mobile website are on iPhones or iPod Touch devices. In developing our iPhone app, we looked to replicate as much of our award-winning FOREX.com user experience as possible, while taking full advantage of the intuitive interface and the robust customization that can be achieved in the Apple development environment," continued Ms. Roady.
To download the free application, iPhone and iPod touch users in the United States can now visit the App Store directly from their devices and search for "FOREXTrader" or online through Apple's iTunes App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forextrader-by-forex-com/id367994204?mt=8. The application will be available globally in the coming weeks. Prospective customers can access all the features of the mobile website and the iPhone app by registering for a free 30-day practice account at www.forex.com/practice.
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 $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 largest 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.
For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com or www.forex.com.
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SOURCE GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.