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  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



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 registered investment dealer in all of the provinces and territories of Canada, a derivatives dealer in Quebec, and a member of the Canadian Investment Industry Regulatory Organization (CIRO). 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



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 registered investment dealer in all of the provinces and territories of Canada, a derivatives dealer in Quebec, and is a member of the Canadian Investment Industry Regulatory Organization 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 on equities, indices, bonds and commodities through dynamic, on-line trading platforms. Accounts with Friedberg are covered by the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.


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