Advanced Markets Group today said it has added four new CFDs to the existing range of asset classes available to trade. The new instrument is part of a wider offering from the FCA-regulated multi-asset liquidity and PoP service provider that includes Forex, contracts for difference (CFDs), and precious metals.
Citing its clients’ demand, the newly listed instruments include CFDs on three Asian stock indices – China A50, China H-Shares, and Singapore Blue Chip index – plus US Dollar basket CFD, which measures the buck against the world’s most-traded currencies.
Advanced Markets’ STP platform enables FX market participants to trade on prices streamed by more than ten FX banks in an anonymous market structure.
This launch marks another expansion into the CFDs market by a UK-based liquidity provider, which is an exciting development for the asset class that offers low-cost diversification and arbitrage options for investors. With typical FCA diligence, Advanced Markets should have ticked all of the boxes in the design and implementation of its offering.
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CFDs help diversify retail portfolios
Often promoted as cheaper and better than trading in underlying markets, CFDs have become one of the popular investment vehicles for retail traders, as they not only enable them to take a position but also can be used for hedging purposes.
Advanced Markets operates a 100 percent STP/agency model based on its FCA and AFSL licenses. Earlier last year, the company has added Standard Chartered Bank to its FX prime brokers as the firm extends the range of clients that can use a prime brokerage to trade via its liquidity infrastructure.
Commenting on the news, Natallia Hunik, global head of sales at Advanced Markets said: “The decision to add Asian indices was driven by strong demand from our client base in the Far East. Asian economies represent the largest source of potential revenue, with GDP growth 2.5 times that of the U.S. or Europe.”
“The addition of these instruments allows access to exciting new global markets and provides our clients with the opportunity to further diversify their trading portfolios” added Anthony Brocco, Advanced Markets’ founder and CEO.