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PFGBEST® Gives Five Customers New iPads™ In Future of Trading iPad™ Giveaway

Twenty more iPads to be awarded through October to promote the PFGBEST mobile trading application on iPad

CHICAGO, July 7, 2010 – PFGBEST, one of the nation’s largest non-clearing Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), today announced it gave five iPads on July 1 to the first lucky winners of the PFGBEST Future of Trading iPad Giveaway. Upon confirmation, their names will be posted on Five more iPads will be given away on the first trading day of the month from now through October.

Customers and prospects who sign up for a simulated trading account using the company’s proprietary BESTDirect® electronic platform, or BESTDirect Mobile®, who make one practice trade, are eligible for the drawing to win iPads. Winners are announced via live webinars. The webinars also cover best practices in mobile trading.

To sign up, go to The next webinar and drawing will take place on Monday, August 2.

To be part of the free webinars, go to

“In sponsoring the PFGBEST Future of Trading iPad Giveaway, we are embracing not only new hardware trends for communicating and trading, but we are embracing what is a clear lifestyle trend for our customers and prospects – to be live and unplugged,” said PFGBEST President and Chief Operating Officer Russ Wasendorf, Jr. Statistics show that more than three million iPads were sold in the first 80 days of availability, starting in April of this year. Apple also reported that 1.7 million of the new iPhone 4 devises were sold in just three days, after the phone’s launch on June 24"

PFGBEST client demand is showing that expansion of smart mobile devices as the customer’s preferred way to communicate is beginning to eclipse the number of desktops in use for checking prices, viewing price charts, and actually executing market transactions.

PFGBEST is a rapidly-expanding global financial services and technology firm, specializing in electronic trading, futures, foreign exchange, options, and managed accounts. The company is also an industry leader in investor education, and it offers numerous free webinars each week attended by hundreds of people wishing to further their knowledge and skill in trading, charting, customizing their screens, comprehending various government reports, enriching their understanding of trading psychology and many other topics.

At PFGBEST, the Customer Service team is always available to assist beginners with selecting and getting logged on to a new platform, making it work for them, and in setting up their accounts in ways that make it easiest for them to assess risk, conduct trades, review their trading results, manage their balances, and more. The Customer Service group can be reached at 888-274-2916 or at 319-553-2172. Contact them via e-mail at

Media Contact: Patricia Campbell 312-775-3411