BESTDirect Online Trading

If you are new to PFGBEST, register now for a FREE 30-day trial of BESTDirect. If you have a simulated or live trading account with PFGBEST and are looking for the latest version of BESTDirect Online Trading, click below and save the application on your system. Double click on the BD8Install.msi file and follow the installation instructions on your screen.

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This download was last updated on: July 9 1:58:06 PM
Current Version: 1.1.4554.24146

» Equipment Requirements

The recommended minimum hardware specifications, for a machine dedicate to running only the trading platform, are:

• Pentium 4 PC running at 2.4 gigahertz
• 1 gigabyte of RAM
• A video card with its own memory

BESTDirect Online Trading does require the Microsoft .Net Framework version 4.0. If your PC does not have it, you can install it by clicking this link (48.1 MB).

Instructions for Windows Vista Users

Before the program is installed please do the following:

1. Go to "Start --> Control Panel".
2. Open the "User Accounts and Family Safety" option.
3. Click on "User Accounts"
4. Click on the last option on the window called "Turn User Account Control On or Off"
5. Click Continue on the Permission Window
6. Un-Check the box next to "User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer"
7. You will be prompted to restart your computer.
8. Upon startup, install or reinstall and run BESTDirect Online Trading.
9. Once the install is complete and running you may go into the User Account option and turn the feature back on if needed.

» Installation and Overview

When you start the application you will see a dialog window that requests the following information:

Account Number: (enter the account number that you received when you signed up for a demo account) (or click here to sign up: link to signup form)
Access Key: (enter the access key that you received when you signed up for a BESTDirect Online Simulated demo account)
ID Name: Anything you want
IP Address:
Port Number: 2000

Then click on the "Log On" button. Once you are logged in, you can refer to the online Help menu to get started, or refer to the features overview below.

When you are first logged in, you will see a blank screen. The toolbar on the top of the application enables you to call up windows. Here's a brief overview of some of the key windows/functions of the platform. You can also view the Help menu on the toolbar.

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