As another day draws to a close and we sail past the middle of the week, Finance Magnates brings you the latest daily digest of news from brokers across the forex industry.
In this edition, RoboForex tweaks the symbols on some of its CFDs, FxPro adds new features to its online trading platform and Alpari ups the ante with its bonus programme for binary options traders.
RoboForex tweaks ticker symbols
First up, New Zealand-based STP (straight-through processing) provider, RoboForex, has made some adjustments to the symbols for some CFD tickers. Specifically, starting September 21 2015, symbols for the following CFDs on indexes will be changed:
The new symbols seek to clearly highlight the country from which the indices originate and provide an indication as to what they track.
The broker explained that open positions on these instruments will be closed at the market price at the end of the trading session on September 18 2015.
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FxPro cTrader updates
In line with the trend towards multi-asset trading, users now have the ability to switch between using units and lots. To do so, traders simply press on the cog icon in the top right hand corner of the MarketWatch window to select their preferred measurement.
Additionally, those tired of the current background now have the option to customise their cTrader background by right-clicking on the chart window and then pressing on Background Image.
Alpari introduces binary options bonus points
Finally, Alpari is encouraging binary options enthusiasts to up the ante by extending its Bonus Programme.
The programme, which hitherto was available for forex transactions, allows traders to earn points that can be exchanged for cash or used to improve trading and investment conditions.
Quite simply, the bigger the investment in each option, the more points you will receive. Moreover, for those binary options novices, extra points will be credited to your bonus account for opening an alpari.binary account and making a deposit.
The currency of the bonus account is Alps (ALP), which can be exchanged for cash, used to buy discount packages, and put towards refunding user fees, spreads and commissions.