Shares Magazine, one of the UK’s most respected financial news publications, has awarded GFT in the “Best Active Trading Tools” nomination for its DealBook® suite of trading applications developed by Devexperts LLC. Top honors were announced in London on November 11, 2007.
The Shares Awards have been designed to find the very best providers across a range of categories including stock broking, derivatives trading, online research, trading platform and fund management. The readers were asked to choose their favorite financial providers, services and products across 26 nominations.
GFT’s DealBook® trading applications, including DealBook® 360, were acknowledged as the Best Active Trading Tools for derivatives trading. The category recognizes the provider that offers the most comprehensive, convenient and useful tools for active traders. GFT’s tools, such as a trading signals program that helps traders find the best markets to trade along with a timing tool that forecasts the best times to trade, offer the one-two punch needed to make the most informed trading decisions. In addition, DealBook® 360 offers more than 100 technical indicators, as well as access to streaming news from Dow Jones Newswires.
It is the second year in a row when the readers of Shares Magazine honor DealBook® 360 as the best online trading platform. In 2007 DealBook® 360 was recognized the Best Product of the Year by the majority of readers.
According to the magazine’s website, active traders need software that’s responsive to their needs in differing market conditions. Issues like reliability and support are important, as are execution and pricing, along with features such as customized alerts, single-click dealing and fast access to newsfeeds. DealBook® 360 is the very software that suites all these requirements. It is a multi-derivative trading platform used by all divisions of GFT’s parent company, Global Futures & Forex., Ltd., including GFT Global Markets. GFT Global Markets, which operates its derivatives dealing headquarters out of the United Kingdom.
DealBook® 360 trading platform includes many standout features for multi-market trading, ranging from foreign exchange and futures in the United States, as well as spread betting and CFD trading in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. In addition to delivering real-time pricing and order execution, DealBook® 360 offers traders customizable charting features; audible, text and e-mail price alerts; and order types such as trailing stops to help traders seek to limit losses and protect profits.
In 2009, GFT is intended to offer even more services and tools to help customers trade to their highest potential and earn more with GFT and DealBook® 360.
Shares Magazine was launched in 1999 and has built a loyal base of readers and won numerous industry awards staying true to its mission statement of being seen to be the “Champion of the Private Investor.” The Magazine has built a reputation as the investor’s champion, consistently identifying companies where there is shareholder concern and providing in-depth and timely analysis of issues that are important to the private shareholder. Shares Magazine is the weekly sister publication of MoneyAM and is primarily aimed at the increasing number of private investors who are trading in UK equities.
Founded in 1997, Global Forex Trading (GFT) is a world–leading provider of real–time currency dealing, pricing and comprehensive services for retail and institutional foreign exchange traders. GFT serves a global customer base in more than 100 countries through its DealBook® 360, DealBook® WEB and DealBook® Mobile trading software and 24–hour dealing desk operation, 5.5 days a week. The company’s world headquarters is based in Ada, Mich., with global offices located in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Australia and London (London office operated through GFT Global Markets UK Ltd.).
GFT adheres to strict regulatory guidelines and principles of integrity, and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) and is regulated by the Community Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States. Globally, GFT is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) in Australia, the Financial Supervisory Agency (FSA) in Japan, and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the U.K.
In 2013 GFT has merged with GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP)