Two of the World's most recognized Names in Forex Trading
now available to Canadians through one of
Canada's Oldest and Most Trusted Regulated Brokers 

Friedberg Direct

powered by FXCM & AVATRADE technology

THREE COMPANIES, ONE GOAL

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The relationship between Friedberg Direct and both FXCM and AVATrade was formed with the purpose to allow Canadian residents access to two of the world's most recognized companies in Forex and CFD trading, their suite of products and technology, including their award-winning trading platforms, lightning-fast forex execution and other operational services, while maintaining their accounts with a regulated Canadian firm. All accounts are opened by and held with Friedberg Direct, a division of Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd., a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Friedberg is also a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). 

Friedberg customers’ accounts are protected by the Canadian Investor Protection Fund within specified limits. A brochure describing the nature and limits of coverage is available upon request or at www.cipf.ca.

 

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FXCM is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading, and related services. Founded in 1999, the company's mission is to provide global traders with access to the world's largest and most liquid market by offering innovative trading tools, hiring excellent trading educators, meeting strict financial standards and striving for the best online trading experience in the market. At the heart of FXCM's business is our commitment to offer clients competitive pricing and Enhanced Execution. Enhanced Execution means no re-quotes, no stop/limit restrictions, and the ability for price improvements. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. FXCM is constantly looking to provide innovative technology solutions, quality pricing, and transparent execution that will help our traders navigate and trade the financial markets. FXCM also offers dedicated 24/5 technical support, with global offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, Berlin, Johannesburg, and more.

Since 2006, AvaTrade has expanded enormously, with 200,000 registered customers globally executing more than two million trades a month. The company’s total trading volumes surpass $60 billion per month. AvaTrade’s user-oriented perspective, combined with solid financial backing, is unique in the field of online trading. From its 24-hour multilingual technical support to its broad range of platforms and services, AvaTrade has created the optimal trading environment for every level of trader. AvaTrade’s wide scope includes a full spectrum of trading instruments including Forex, stocks, commodities and indices. Ava is a multi-national company with regional offices and sales centers in Paris, Dublin, Milan, Tokyo and Sydney. The company’s administrative headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland. Whether you are an experienced trader or a novice, AvaTrade’s adaptable trading platforms provide you with the right balance of simplicity and sophistication. Ava has earned nine industry awards since 2009.

FRIEDBERG Group of Companies

The group of Friedberg companies began in 1971, is headquartered in the financial district of Toronto and manages over $2 billion in assets. Throughout its history Friedberg has specialized in managing money in non-traditional asset classes. Today, Friedberg manages assets for a wide variety of retail and institutional investors. The group of Friedberg companies are a family-owned business. It is the policy of the Friedberg family to be the lead investor in any investment product offered by the company.

 

Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd. (FMGL)

FMGL is the Toronto-based brokerage arm of the group, operating one of the oldest and largest independent futures and foreign currency brokers in Canada, with a full-service and discount division in Toronto. It was the leading clearing broker at the Toronto Exchange and is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. FMGL is a manager for currency, global fixed income and global equity portfolios. FMGL also publishes Friedberg's Commodity & Currency Comments, which provides analysis and recommendations on financial markets. This highly-respected newsletter has kept clients and subscribers current with the Friedberg Group's investment thinking since 1971.

 

Friedberg Direct (FD)

FD is the Toronto-based On-Line Discount Brokerage division of Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd. offering direct access to Non-US persons to Spot Foreign Currency (FX) and Contracts For Difference (CFD) Trading through dynamic, on-line trading platforms. Accounts with Friedberg are covered by the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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High Risk Investment Warning: Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss in excess of your deposit and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts. Please read our Full Risk Warnings.

Please note the information on this website is primarily intended for retail customers.

 

Friedberg Direct is a division of Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd. , a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF), and all Canadian Exchanges. Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd. is headquartered at 181 Bay St., Suite 250, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3, Canada.

​Accounts are opened with and are held by Friedberg Direct which clears trades through:

 

For Friedberg Direct powered by FXCM technology:   a subsidiary within the FXCM group of companies (collectively, the "FXCM Group"). Customers of Friedberg Direct may, in part, be serviced through subsidiaries within the FXCM Group. The FXCM Group does not own or control any part of Friedberg Direct and is headquartered 20 Gresham Street, 4th Floor, London EC2V 7JE, United Kingdom.

 

For Friedberg Direct powered by AvaTrade technology:   a subsidiary within the AvaTrade group of companies (collectively, the "AvaTrade Group"). Customers of Friedberg Direct may, in part, be serviced through subsidiaries within the AvaTrade Group. The AvaTrade Group does not own or control any part of Friedberg Direct and is headquartered at 1 Five Lamps Place, Amiens Street, Dublin, Ireland.

 

​* The trading desk opens on Sundays between 5:00 PM ET and 5:15 PM ET. The trading desk closes on Fridays at 4:55 PM ET. Please note that orders placed prior may be filled until 5:00 p.m. ET and that traders placing trades between 4:55 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. may be unable to cancel orders pending execution.

 

​§ Friedberg Direct’s liquidity providers include global banks, financial institutions, prime brokers and other market makers.

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