Fortex MT4 Web Trader Debuts at Pepperstone Group, Limited with Full Market Depth
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 23, 2015 – Fortex, Inc., one of the leading electronic communication network (ECN) trading platforms, today announced that its new Fortex MT4 Web Trader is deployed and available to clients of Pepperstone Group Limited. Fortex Web Trader is an online utility that provides broker dealers with direct access to Metatrader 4 (MT4) accounts from a desktop web browser or from mobile devices. For the first time, traders can trade in their MT4 environments with a consumer-like user interface and without the usual access restrictions imposed by corporate firewalls.
Pepperstone has deployed Fortex MT4 Web Trader technology to replace its previous web trading software. The Pepperstone offering is customized to provide traders with live market depth in their MT4 environments. HTML5 Webtrader works on Mac OSX, Linux, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. Its highly intuitive interface is easy to use and can be tailored to meet users’ preferences. Advanced charting features also allow users to view real-time charts with advanced technical analysis and indicators.
“We never rest in our desire to continue Pepperstone’s strong reputation of being at the forefront of ECN market technology for clients,” said Owen Kerr, chief executive officer and cofounder of Pepperstone. “With this platform we are confident this trend will continue. Our new WebTrader platform provides traders with full market depth of the interbank markets through their familiar MT4 environment with the power, ease of use, and ‘anywhere-anytime’ access of a consumer web application. It delivers superior stability and reliability, and it offers expanded access to deep global dark pool FX liquidity, as well as metal, energy, and CFD products.”
As a cloud solution, broker dealers subscribe to Fortex MT4 Web Trader as a service (SaaS), eliminating the need to purchase, deploy, upgrade, license, or maintain complex software or additional infrastructure. Unlike other software, there are no continuous upgrades, licensing fees, maintenance, or support fees.
“Mobility and ease of use have become essential elements of successful trading strategies,” said Daniel Chen, chief executive officer and co-founder of Fortex. “With Fortex MT4 Web Trader, we’ve opened the door for MT4 users to easily gain both of these qualities while trading in MT4 environments or using MT4 as their interface to the powerful Fortex ECN platform. We continue to pursue innovations that improve traders’ insights, responsiveness, and visibility into market conditions.”
The Fortex ECN platform is designed for high-frequency, low-latency performance and optimized for buy-side and sell-side institutions. It offers direct access to Tier 1 liquidity from all major money center banks. The Fortex XCloud server grid offers dedicated dark fiber connections, eliminating the need to use the public Internet and delivering sub-1ms speed and 480-Gbps throughput. The powerful Fortex XBook matching engine represents each trader’s order in the interbank market to match with the best liquidity available, including hidden liquidity pools.
For more information about Fortex MT4 Web Trader, visit http://www.fortex.com.
Fortex is the world’s leading ECN platform, with $12 billion in currency, metals, energy, and CFD trades and 500,000 tickets a day for tens of thousands of traders around the world. The company’s powerful Fortex platform, Fortex 6 application for traders, sophisticated cloud infrastructure, and middleware solutions have revolutionized currency, commodity, and equity trading. Today, traders, broker dealers, market makers, money managers, banks, hedge funds, and investors around the world rely on Fortex to accelerate trade execution and support sophisticated trading strategies. And the most successful currency trading firms have built their FX businesses on the Fortex platform. Fortex is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California with offices in New York, Boston, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and London. The company is privately held.
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About Pepperstone Group Limited
Pepperstone Group is an execution-only forex and CFD broker that provides trading solutions sophisticated enough for veteran traders, yet simple enough for the forex novice. Pepperstone assists retail and institutional investors in using forex and other instruments as an asset class and part of their investment objectives. The firm strives to offer the best trading platforms with access to low-cost pricing, reliable trading infrastructure, fast execution and exceptional client support. Pepperstone offers direct access to multiple destinations of liquidity in the forex markets without the usual burdens of a deal desk, which had previously been unavailable to the retail investor. Pepperstone is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.