Home Markets.com Now Alive – A Rebranding of GFC

GFC Markets was a relatively young forex broker. It grew fast and now moves forward by rebranding with a lucrative domain name – markets.com. In addition to the shiny new name, they are adding useful tools to traders: 7 different trading platforms, including MT4, a browser based platform and mobile applications which see a growing popularity recently.

Like FXPro (and others), Markets.com is headquartered in Cyprus, and regulated there. This enables European regulation and also flexibility in leverage – markets.com offer up to 200:1 leverage, something that US brokers can’t offer anymore.

They already offer  traders over 100 financial instruments. It will be interesting to see if the generic and attractive domain name will eventually motivate the company to expand its offering even further.

Here’s the official press release, with more details:

Nicosia, Cyprus – October 25th since launching last year, GFC Markets has experienced exceptional growth; in recognition of this, the Middle-East Forex Expo awarded it with 2010’s Fastest Growing Broker Award.

Within the past year and keeping up with demand, the Forex and CFD trading firm opened offices in Russia, Poland, Romania, France and Germany (with additional local offices set to open in the coming months). Offering online FX and CFD trading, its website (www.markets.com) currently operates in 13 languages and serves clients from over 100 countries.

Encouraged by its remarkable success, the Company decided to significantly expand its products and services, and has recently completed:

  • The addition of MT4 as a second download-based trading platform
  • The launch of a new browser-based trading platform
  • The introduction of several mobile trading applications (iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, etc.)
  • Offering more than 100 new tradable instruments
  • The launch of several local offices

As part of its substantial investment to become an industry-leading broker, the Company has decided that it should also invest in a name which more suitably fits its preeminent status – recently, it completed the acquisition of the domain Markets.com and as of today, GFC Markets is officially Markets.com – Where the World Comes to Trade.

“When your broker of choice is named Markets.com, you know you’re trading with an industry leader; here, Where the World Comes to Trade is more than a slogan”¦ it’s a fact,” says Adam R. Ovesen, Head of the Company’s Trading Desk. “With 2011 just around the corner, we plan on expanding to even more markets and offering an even wider range of services.”

Markets.com is the trading name of Safecap Investments Limited – an online Forex and CFD Broker – EU regulated under CySEC (092/08) and registered with such global regulatory authorities as the FSA and other EEA financial licensing bodies.

Markets.com offers across-the-board product selection and powerful trading platforms. From Forex to Indices, Commodities and Stocks (Share CFDs), the Markets.com customer can trade whatever financial products their strategy calls for and benefit from up to 200:1 leverage and the option of either fixed or floating spreads. As for trading platforms, Markets.com currently maintains a bank of seven – from the No.1 rated MetaTrader 4 to the downloadable, windows-based MarketTrader and the recently launched iPhone/iPad application.

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Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.