All posts by Brian Mehta, CMO

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We recently announced that Applied Derivatives PTY LTD in Cape Town has become the first broker to distribute the TT platform from South Africa. The firm, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this month, provides our mutual clients with access to a broad range of futures and options listed on the region’s largest trading venue, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). We talked with the company’s Founder and Director, Evan Feldman, to learn more about Applied Derivatives, economic trends in South Africa and the derivatives trading opportunities that exist on JSE.

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For nearly 15 years, Trading Technologies has offered clients the ability to trade Australian derivatives. In fact the first market we connected to in the APAC region was the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE), which has since merged with the Australian Stock Exchange to form the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Although ASX is based halfway around the world from our headquarters in Chicago, they’ve had a team of employees in Chicago for several years to better serve their international client base. We recently talked with Chicago-based Maurice Farhart, who serves as the exchange’s Head of International Sales, to learn about the latest developments at ASX and find out what the exchange has in store for the new fiscal year that began on July 1. You can learn more about the exchange by following them on Twitter at @ASX.

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Since its inception as a stockbroker in 1975, long-time TT partner PhillipCapital has grown into an integrated Asian financial house with a global presence that offers a full range of services to retail and high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and corporate and institutional customers. While the company brought the PhillipCapital brand to London some time back, PhillipCapital UK (PCUK) became a separate entity only 12 months ago. We sat down with Jon Regan, CEO of the UK operation, to learn more about the company’s offerings, differentiators and goals.

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Lee Taylor began his career on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) before moving on to start an electricity broking desk for Exco/RJM. In 2012, Lee and James McManus started Cornerstone Futures. They focus on providing a unique, best-in-class brokerage to their customers and leverage the industry-leading tools available on the TT® platform for execution. Through their use of TT Order Types, Autospreader® and the third-party algo providers available on TT, they have successfully built a thriving brokerage. Follow Lee on Twitter at @Bosox1105 and learn about his market calls in gas spreads and other energy products. 

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Morad Askar, AKA FuturesTrader71 (FT71), has spent years in the futures industry and is well known for his open sharing about futures trading from a professional’s perspective. He has produced a large amount of trade education material on subjects including trade execution, trade management, trading psychology, risk management and more. Morad’s latest effort has been the development of Edge Clear, an innovative brokerage designed for online traders. You can listen to his daily premarket prep session, Trader Bite, at 8 AM CT, where his daily overview and pre-trade planning take place in a live webcast. We sat down with him to talk about his current projects and his advice for new traders, especially trading during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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