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


World Cup Trading Championship
Futures and Forex Winners Announced

Two monthly winners emerge as top traders with large percentage gains

CHICAGO, March 9, 2010 – PFGBEST® and Robbins Trading Company today announced the January and February winners in the World Cup Trading Championships®.

For the month of February 2010, Mr. Kurt Sakaeda posted a return of 123.06 percent.

For the month of January, Mr. Todd Yamamoto posted a 58.23 percent return.

Sakaeda is not a first-time winner! In 2000 he was the overall winner for the year, and again in 2004 he posted the highest return for the year. His 2-month cumulative return so far in 2010 puts him in the lead for this year to date.

These are real-time, real money competitions (void where prohibited) with prizes that include five, $50,000 trading account mandates, coveted World Cup bull & bear trophies for top finishers, and crystal trophies presented at the end of each month throughout the year. Top-placing contestants will be eligible for a spot on the advisory team at World Cup Advisor.

Previous winners include Larry Williams, Andrea Unger, Rob Mitchell, Michael Cook, and Kevin Davey.

Anyone interested in entering the World Cup Trading Championship can sign up or learn more about each month’s results at

"This is a career changing opportunity for traders whose strategies could post the highest percentage increases," said Russ Wasendorf, Jr., PFGBEST president and chief operating officer. "This competition is one method to help us recognize the strongest traders overall in futures and forex who are developing performance track records in order to further build our managed futures, forex and structured product suite." World Trading Cup participants receive free trading tools, access to one of 20 trading platforms available to PFGBEST customers, product discounts, and heightened attention on their successes.

Joel Robbins, president of Robbins Trading Company, added, "We’re delighted that in partnership with PFGBEST and through its vast distribution network we have been able to expand the reach of the World Cup Trading Championships. Since 1983, Robbins Trading has been developing outstanding advisory programs for retail investors by identifying trading talent in World Cup events. The events have provided a steady flow of advisory talent for the site. In this 27th year of continuous live trading, our brand recognition has never been stronger."

PFGBEST is among the largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchants, with customers, some 700 affiliates, and brokerage offices spanning more than 80 countries. It was incorporated as an FCM in 1990 under the name PFG, Inc. 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.