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Patricia Campbell
Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFGBEST)
(312) 775-3411

Enhancements for futures, forex and options traders

BESTDirect was among the first platforms to deliver customer orders direct to CME Globex Trading Engine in 1998

Chicago, June 2, 2008 today announced immediate availability of its BESTDirect 8.0 version of the industry leading electronic trading platform that was among the first to link retail investors and traders to the CME Globex trading engine 10 years ago, in 1998. Today, the BESTDirect platform remains at the forefront of customer-driven technology for online trading execution, especially for those who prefer highly customized applications and screen views.

On BESTDirect, traders can get split-second execution/fills, trade reports, and risk assessment for their accounts, which can be futures, options, foreign exchange markets or all of the above.

Today, it is upgraded to BESTDirect version 8.0 and has every feature that customers demand to be as competitive and successful as possible in their trading. These are a limited list of the features offered on BESTDirect 8.0 today.

Electronic futures
Pit traded futures
Electronic options
Pit traded options
Foreign exchange (FX)
FX options
CHARTING (free and paid services)
DOM trading
Chart-based order entry
OCO orders
Trailing stops
Block trading
Parked orders
Bracket orders
Conditional orders
Real time streaming futures
Real time FX
Market depth
Real time futures P/L
Real time FX P/L
24-hour order desk support from professional staff
Simulated trading accounts (education)
Auto trade enabled
API available

BESTDirect leads the trading industry in offering auto-execution functionality, as it can serve multiple front ends used to trade futures and forex. owns the software which enables instant execution of automatic triggers on its proprietary trading platform.

As CME Group and other exchanges have expanded their online capabilities to include more contracts, clients can utilize computerized trading programs or their own strategies to participate in a variety of markets ranging from stock indices and currencies to grains and energies. is one of the largest non-clearing U.S. futures commission merchants, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. The company is a leader in sustainable investing through diversified products including managed funds and forex, full-service brokerage, trader education, research, and direct online futures trading through its BESTDirect platform, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Please visit to learn more.