TRADE NEWS — News Releases & Products
Gain Capital announced that its Forex.com division now offers spot gold trading. Benefits of spot gold trading at Forex.com include commission-free trading; 24-hour trading from Sunday 6 pm ET to Friday 5 pm ET; low 2% margin requirement; competitive dealing spreads, as low as 0.50 points; and small contract sizes available.BACK TO LIST
Wolfram Research brought parallel computing into the mainstream by integrating automatic parallel technology into Mathematica 7. That power can be multiplied by more powerful hardware and clusters with gridMathematica 7, which extends the built-in features of Mathematica by adding extra computation kernels and automated network distribution tools, allowing users to run more tasks in parallel, over more Cpus, for faster execution without changing a line of code. Whether computations are distributed over local or remote Cpus, process coordination and management is completely automated, Wolfram said.
In other news, Wolfram Research announced that its consulting service, Wolfram Solutions, which provides cradle-to-grave solutions for business problems and technical computing needs.BACK TO LIST
Interbank FX (Ibfx) has partnered with Dow Jones to offer customers real-time global news and information in four different languages via Dow Jones Newswire’s FX Select service. The newsfeed, now available to live account holders, will be delivered directly to the customer’s trade terminal upon logging on to the Ibfx MetaTrader platform. Dow Jones FX Select will be available to all Ibfx live account holders at no charge.BACK TO LIST
Scribner Software has introduced TekView Explorer stock charting and technical analysis tool that helps investors develop and evaluate trading strategies. The software offers an array of standard features for charting and performing trend analysis. Advanced features use fuzzy logic and Petri nets to create rules-based trading models for generating buy/sell signals.BACK TO LIST
Fxcm Holdings Llc has opened an office in Sydney, Australia. Fxcm Australia Ltd. will provide clients in the Oceanic region access to the regulatory protection of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (Asic) and the convenience of local sales and customer support, and strive to be Australia’s premier forex provider. As an agency execution forex firm, Australian clients get no requotes from dealers, and tight spreads.BACK TO LIST
TraderPlanet.com, the interactive social networking site for active traders and investors, announced that the Market Technicians Association (Mta) has become TraderPlanet.com’s newest corporate member. As part of its “Conqueror” designation, the Mta will provide educational and market-specific information for the TraderPlanet.com website.BACK TO LIST
Portfolio Maestro provides users with the ability to test multiple trading systems on a portfolio of symbols across a range of parameters. It is data- and broker-independent, allowing users to choose their own data sources and brokers. Portfolio Maestro is an open platform that supports the development of strategies in popular languages like Visual Basic or C# and can also interpret and run trading systems written in other trading software. It is a scalable, open platform for portfolio testing and trading, which interfaces with prices from user-defined text files and third-party data vendors. Its other capabilities include money management strategies, strategies for symbol ranking and more.BACK TO LIST
Cqg, Inc., has released Cqg Integrated Client 7.9 of their global market data, analytics, and electronic trading front-end for the professional trader. This version offers integration between order routing and analytics, spread trading, and decision-making tools. Cqg now displays up to four condition values directly on the DomTrader, the platform’s trading interface. Traders can see where the inside market is relative to their favorite chart studies on the price ladder of the DomTrader. Spread trading for exchange-traded spreads is available directly from two spread quote displays, Spread Matrix and Spread Pyramid.
In other news, 4th Story has connected its financial services software products to Cqg’s market data servers via Cqg’s Data and Trading Apis. Cqg users can now execute on trading signals created within Cqg’s state-of-the-art analysis tools via 4S.Everglades, 4th Story’s high-performance automated trading platform. The signals can trigger custom execution strategies, including pairs, order routing, Twap/Vwap, and others. Automated strategies running within 4th Story can use Cqg’s ultra-low-latency market data and exchange connectivity offerings.BACK TO LIST
Agora-X, Llc, announced that they had agreed to offer the Cqg Integrated Client “front end” to traders using the Agora-X electronic platform to negotiate over the counter trades in commodity and derivative contracts. The Cqg software provides a gateway for the trader’s desk to track prices, place orders (including algorithmic strategies) and execute trades in the Agora-X marketplace. The Cqg interface also delivers global market data and analytical tools for the trader.
In other news, Agora-X said it had launched an electronic platform for Otc trading in energy, metals, and other commodities. Clearing will be provided through Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The Agora-X Ecm provides world-class technology for institutional participants to obtain best prices, efficient execution and clearing of trades in exempt commodities.BACK TO LIST
Technical analyst and chartist Gary B. Smith has launched a financial newsletter. “The Chartman’s Top Stocks,” which is geared to active traders, will “provide daily opportunities to make money regardless if the market is going up or down.” Three subscription rate levels are offered, ranging from free, a paid version that includes daily email alerts and tips, to a version with technical analysis of specific stocks and Smith’s charts.BACK TO LIST
The Commodity Research Bureau (Crb) division of Barchart.com has launched a new weekly research report focused on the ethanol market for the Cme Group. The Cme Group Ethanol Outlook Report is published by Crb each Monday and branded and distributed by the Cme Group. The report provides global ethanol market information and data to the ethanol, energy, and agricultural industries as well as ethanol market participants. It includes ethanol market overviews, related news, and headlines, in addition to ethanol data, charts, and related events. To register for the free report or to view past reports, visit the website.BACK TO LIST