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2008 Press Releases

December 17, 2008 Ranks Among “Top 50 Brokers” of 2008; Financial strength, customer assets, reputation propel steady rise

December 2008
Peregrine Asset Management, Inc. President Neil Aslin discusses futures-based alternative assets offered by in Futures Magazine Managed Money Review.

December 4, 2008
BESTDirect eSignal Integration Advances Online Futures and Forex Trading

November 12, 2008 Delivers MetaTrader4 Retail Forex Platform

November 1, 2008
Russ Wasendorf, Jr. was quoted as an industry leader in the November 2008 issue of Futures Magazine

October 24, 2008
Wasendorf Editorial in Wall Street Journal: Congress Hits Smaller Forex Traders

October 3, 2008
Technology Students Receive Full Scholarships from

October 2, 2008
Cedar Valley Business Executive and Philanthropist Offers Scholarships in Hopes of Building Local Workforce

September 15, 2008
Hope, contempt among reaction to Street woes MarketWatch cites concerning Street Woes

September 2, 2008 Hires Two Professionals in Cedar Falls

July 24, 2008 Wins FX Operational Efficiency Award from JPMorgan

July 22, 2008
BESTDirect Traders Challenge For Futures And Forex Traders Begins Monday, August 4

July 2, 2008
In an interview with Chicago Tribune John Welsh, SVP of comments on the concerns faced by interest rate traders.

July 1, 2008
BEST Direct PROTrader is now free, with more asset classes and updated premium features.

June 19, 2008 Sponsors A New Trading Competition: BESTDirect Traders Challenge Begins on Monday, August 4

June 2, 2008 Launches BESTDirect 8.0: Enhancements for futures, forex and options traders

June 2, 2008
In an interview with Crain's Chicago Business – Russ Wasendorf Sr. comments on the Urbana Corp. investment in One Chicago

May 29, 2008 Celebrates Ten Years of Online Futures with BESTDirect Platform BESTDirect was among the first platforms to deliver customer orders direct to CME Globex Trading Engine

May 27, 2008 Reaches Thousands of Professional Traders Hungry for Education Via Webinars

May 19, 2008, Avadhi team up: BESTDirect ProTrader Now Can Trade Forex

April 15, 2008 Promotes Toby Koehn to Manager Position in Cedar Falls Office

March 11, 2008
CFTC, SEC Agree to Play Better Together – Dow Jones story quotes Russ Wasendorf, Sr.

March 11, 2008
In breaking news for Dow Jones newswire, – Russ Wasendorf, Sr. notes that CFTC regulation would be a good model for SEC. Here is the story that ran this morning: DJ MARKET TALK: Futures Exchanges Brace For SEC/CFTC News

Febuary 4, 2008
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune – Russ Wasendorf, Sr. comments on the CME´s intent to get in on OTC trading.

January 15, 2008
Russ Wasendorf, Jr. Appointed President and COO of; Neil Aslin Appointed Vice Chairman

January 9, 2008
In an interview with Dow Jones Newswire – Russ Wasendorf, Sr. comments on the CME´s difficulty in sending complex options from the pit to the screen.

January 1, 2008
In an interview with Wall Street & Technology magazine – Russ Wasendorf, Jr. gives customer perspective on migrating CBOT trading to Globex.

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