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GFT, a worldwide leader in online currency trading, recently announced that its product line has been enhanced to include global futures market trading, further expanding its wide range of products offered.


GFT Futures, the newest extension of the company, offers trading on more than 100 global futures products from electronic and open outcry markets in 10 exchanges. Traders are able to trade all global futures markets offered by GFT – including energies, E-Minis, stock indices, interest rates and metals – electronically from its award-winning DealBook® 360 desktop trading software platform.


Suited to meet the needs of traders of all skill levels, from novice to experienced, DealBook® 360 provides free advanced charting features for visual trading, customizable tools to meet a variety of trading preferences and risk-management auto-notification emails – all from one reliable, stable trading platform.


Gary Tilkin, CEO and president, GFT Futures, said the new futures offerings are significant to the company's decade-long history in the online trading industry.


“GFT Futures was established to offer traders a sophisticated suite of products and services to enhance trading in the futures markets, and we're pleased to offer futures traders the same award-winning platform that has been so successful to forex traders for nearly a decade,” Tilkin said. “The conception of GFT Futures has also allowed us to return to our roots in the futures industry – but with the added advantages of today's advanced technology and electronic trading capabilities.”


With more features and charting capabilities than a typical broker might offer, DealBook® 360 lets traders trade stock index and commodity futures from a wide range of global exchanges at deeply discounted commissions – as low as 25 cents per side, per contract. Traders can also take advantage of the added benefits of no trading platform fees, free advanced charting, no minimum monthly ticket charge, no account inactivity fees, and no add-on charges for advanced orders. Additionally, GFT Futures' professional trading desk, technical support staff and customer service center are available 24 hours a day, 5.5 days a week to assist with questions and orders, and GFT Futures does not assess fees for call-in orders.


Following the creation of Global Futures & Forex, Ltd., (GFF) in 1988, Global Forex Trading (GFT) was established as a division of GFF in 1997 to provide over-the-counter online forex trading services. With the company’s rapid growth and advances in its user-friendly trading software, its services were recently extended to include traders abroad. GFT Global Markets was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of GFF last year to offer CFDs, spot forex and spread betting to customers in the UK and beyond.


Additionally, Strategic Trading Institute (STI) was launched in 2006 as the products and training division of GFT. STI provides online educational programs to traders of all skill levels, allowing customers to broaden their trading knowledge with courses and seminars taught by world-renowned trading professionals.


Derived from the same forward-thinking philosophy of its predecessors, GFT Futures broadens the company's already wide spectrum of online trading services. Continued expansion is planned for the future, including options on forex and forex forwards, as well as advanced futures ordering capabilities coming later this year.


Tilkin said the recent additions are indicative of the company's longstanding mission to remain at the forefront of the ever-changing market.


“As a leader in online currency trading, we anticipate the evolving needs of traders of every trading style and skill level,” he said, “and we look forward to continuing to develop state-of-the-art trading solutions long into the future.”


© 2007 Global Futures

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