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Educated Traders Become Successful Traders – PFGBEST

CHICAGO, March 27, 2012 – PFGBEST is proud to introduce "Intro to Forex Trading", an interactive course to teach new traders the basics and initial steps to begin trading in foreign exchange markets.

Christopher Paoletti, director of the PFGBEST Futures Training Division, said the course is designed to help individual investors who are considering trading in this asset class and who want to make an educated decision about whether foreign exchange trading is right for them at this time. Unlike a basic webinar, the format used by the PFGBEST Futures Training Division ( includes live, streaming video so students will see the course leader on their screen. They’ll also have the ability to speak through their own microphone/headset in addition to the regular chat (text) functionality. Instructors also show examples using a “chalkboard”. In-class assignments and polls that go along with the topics also help keep things lively.

"The courses offered by the PFGBEST Futures Training Division are in demand, with a large number of advance pre-enrollments, and class size is limited to no more than 150 for most courses," Paoletti said. He noted that current courses scheduled, in addition to "Intro To Forex Trading" are "Intro to Futures Trading" and "Intro to Options Trading." Most have a period where pre-registration is free, and after pre-enrollment ends, a nominal fee of $99 is charged for registration.

"Intro to Forex Trading" begins the week of April 9, 2012, and continues for 12 weeks through late June. Registrants choose their schedule of class times:
Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Central), or
Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. (Central) or
Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Central) or
Saturdays (in a combined class) from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Central) with an intermission.

Experienced FX coach and course instructor Steve Nurre guides the class as an adventure into the complex, yet intriguing foreign exchange market. Students registered get a course syllabus and workbook, study guide, an interactive training CD, and a list of recommended reading. The trainer has scheduled online office hours for personal Q&A or discussion. To be part of the courses of the PFGBEST Futures Training Division, a Mac or Windows-based PC is needed, with internet access, speakers or a headset (microphone optional.)

Steve Nurre is an experienced options desk trader having begun his career with a large retail brokerage house, and he was recruited by a large financial company in 2002 to teach market basics and other courses around the world to clients and associates. Since then he has specialized in foreign exchange, which is one of the fastest-growing asset classes.

This course syllabus includes the basics about the forex marketplace, market size, liquidity, terms, anatomy of contracts, calculating profits and losses, leverage, margins, risk, commissions and costs, spreads, mastering the use of electronic platforms, charting, strategies and time frames, characteristics of major world currencies (and fundamentals) and much more. The training Steve provides is complemented by special guest lecturers and foreign currency experts.

PFGBEST is among 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, futures, forex, options, full-service and discount brokerage, precious metals, trader education, market research, and direct online trading through its BESTDirect® platform, and numerous other platforms and applications. PFGBEST is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a registered FCM.

Media Contact: Patricia Campbell 312-775-3411

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