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  1. Interview with our contest winners. Trading is hard work and freedom In the fifth round-up the winners discuss the essence of trading. They often agree in their views on it. The ideas that “trading is freedom” and that “trading is hard work” were present in every interview, one way or another. Hare are the interviews of two winners of Drag Trade and two winners of Rally Trade. Abel Yonatan, Indonesia, the winner of 188th round of Rally Trade "After I’d finished school I was looking for a place to earn some money for a long while. Eventually I took interest in financial markets. It’s been five years and I still earn money by trading. Trading gives freedom: I’m not bound by time and I’m in charge of my own life. Even if what I earn is just a drop in the ocean compared to all the money on the market, it is still enough for me to live on. A good trader should be open to the market, as much as possible. Because the market is always right. When I first started trading, the hardest part for me was not to be greedy. My trading strategies are based on the essential indicators, such as Stochastic Oscillator, Bollinger lines etc. I combine them with support and resistance levels. Also I necessarily stick to one pair. My most successful trade had to do with Brexit. I sold one GBP/USD lot and got $5000 in an hour. In general I like to trade with GBP/JPY and EUR/USD pairs. I chose Grand Capital as my broker because I like when deposits are fast and easy. I use FasaPay for deposits and withdrawals with Grand Capital. Also, Grand Capital offers great bonuses and contests. My piece of advice to beginner traders: always keep in mind that you have to calm down and relax before you start trading. And base your strategy on actual market indicators and not on your own speculations". Svetlana Pletnyova, Russia, the winner of 356th round of Drag Trade "I started trading quite recently. An acquaintance suggested that I try, so I went ahead with it. My professional training is in cooking, although I work as a salesperson. Trading appeals to me as a great opportunity to make money. I’m still learning to trade and I’ve got enough difficulties. Just consider the terms alone! I hope that my most brilliant trade is yet ahead. I waltzed into Grand Capital’s contest expecting something interesting and productive. And so it was. I use more volatile instruments in contests and proceed as situation demands. Luck and persistence helped me win this round. I don’t dare to give advice to others, as I’m myself still a beginner. So I’ll just wish everyone luck!" Aleksandr Sasyuk. Russia, the winner of 189th round of Rally Trade "I own an IT consulting company. I’ve been trading for more than six years. I was looking for extra income and eventually came to financial markets. Trading appeals to me because of freedom and independence. I learned trading on my own. At first I got distracted a lot when my friends started giving out advice and pushing their own vision of the market situation. But I didn’t trust anyone and went my own way. The trade that stuck with me was the one that resulted in 1100% with the EUR/GPY pair in an hour. My favorite strategy is Price Action (editor’s note: Price Action is trading without indicators, relying solely on price dynamics). When I choose brokers I consider promptness of deposit/withdrawal and order execution. I’ve entered Grand Capital contest to evaluate the reliability of the company". Vladimir Belikov, Russia, the winner of 367th round of Drag Trade "I’m a logistics specialist in a furniture company. I’ve been trading for about a year. Extra income doesn’t hurt, after all. So I decided to try to earn money on Forex. It’s pretty convenient, you can trade without leaving you house. Learning to trade is easy, there are tons of information on the topic online. But you must remember that trading is hard work. Usually I trade with EUR/USD pair. As for trading websites, I like TradeLikeaPro, and as for trading strategies, I like Price Action. As I understand it, you have to choose a strategy and follow it completely, so it starts bringing income. For the present I mostly choose brokers by their reputation. Grand Capital contests can help you earn initial capital and learn a lot at the same time. I won this round thanks to low volatility. I tend to trade better in days like these. My advice to the future winners is to hone your skills, read more and gain experience". Learn about contest rules and sign up for the next round here.
  2. Grand Capital has expanded deposit options for Vietnamese clients Grand Capital has expanded account deposit options for Vietnamese customers. In March 2017, the company partnered with the largest processing center Baokim.vn. Baokim works with vietnamese banks and local payment systems. What's more, now clients of Grand Capital in Vietnam can make deposits in vietnamese dongs. It makes the process of depositing to Grand Capital for owners of Visa and Mastercard much easier. What's more, all clients who deposit their accounts with bank cards throught Baokim, will enjoy 0% deposit commission. Do make a deposit through Baokim: Сhoose Baokim as a deposit option in your Private account. Fill in the following fields: name, email, phone number without the country code (+84). Set the deposit amount. You will then be transferred to the Baokim website. Follow the instrustions on the screen. Deposit with 0% commission! Don't forget that you can deposit your Grand Capital compensates the commission charged by payment systems for any deposit amount! Deposit now. Grand Capital team
  3. Grand Capital weekly recap (13th of March — 17th of March) Meet the recap of the past trading week. The most active client Placed 1316 trades, including 759 profitable ones and 557 that resulted in a loss. The majority of trades involved the USD/CHF pair. Maximum deposit growth In one trading week on a single account was $10 540,00. The most profitable trade of the week Resulted in a profit of +$9 780,00. The trade was opened on the 10th of March at 2:25PM and closed on the 16th of March at 2:44PM. The most interesting trading instruments chosen by traders: # XRB — gasoline futures, traded on NYMEX exchange. The contract volume is 42 000 gallons (approximately 159 cubic meters). Minimum price fluctuation is $0.0001 (1/100 of a penny) for a gallon or $4.20 per contract; # ZR — rice futures contract, traded in CBOT, a subsidiary of Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Rice is one of the most cost-demanding crops. It is produced throughout the world and is rated second among crops (surpassing corn and second to wheat) by production volume. The contract volume is 200 000 kg. Minimum price fluctuation is 0.5 cent and costs $10; # RF — futures contract for EUR/CHF. It’s a low-volume contract, its daily volume does not exceed several hundred contracts. The contract size is 125 000 Euro. Minimum price fluctuation (2 point and 1 tick) is 0.0001 CHF for 1 EUR or 12.5 CHF per contract; # URALKALIY («Уралкалий») — a Russian company, world’s largest producer of potash fertilizers. Uralkali produces approximately 20% of the world’s potash fertilizers. 80% of the product is exported. Among the top buyers are China, India, Russia, USA, Brazil and countries of Southeast Asia; # T (AT&T Inc) — an American telecommunications company. It is the largest provider of both local and long-distance telephone services and second-largest mobile phone operator in the US. It is listed 18th among the largest mobile telephone operators in the world, with 135 million mobile customers. Earn with Grand Capital!
  4. Grand Capital introduces MayBank deposit option in Malaysia Grand Capital has launched yet another convenient deposit option for its clients. Now traders in Malaysia can make deposits and withdraw funds through MayBank, one of the largest and most popular local banks in Malaysia. The accounts can be credited in Malaysian Ringgits only. To make a deposit through MayBank: Go to the Deposit/Withdrawal section Select Mybank deposit option Fill in the necessary fields and click Continue Follow the instructions given. The funds will be deposited to your account within 1 working day. Withdrawal requests are carried out within 3 working days. Other convenient deposit options for clients in Malaysia – Perfect Money and Neteller are also available at Grand Capital. To see other deposit/withdrawal options offered, visit our Deposit/Withdrawal page. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Grand Capital local representative in Malaysia by email shankata76_dxn@yahoo.com or Phone /WA/Telegram: +60165239555 Enlarge your profit with 40% deposit bonus. Deposit an amount starting from just $10 and claim 40% tradable deposit bonus for every deposit! Deposit now. Grand Capital team
  5. 10 years in two minutes: watch the video about Grand Capital history In December 2016 Grand Capital celebrated its 10th anniversary. For the 10 years the company has developed and flourished, numerous offices opened in more than 40 countries, various services, products and trading instruments added, the number of clients has dramatically increased. The two-minute video shows the milestones and achievements of the company for the past 10 years. Brief, detailed and vivid. We also present a video from the official anniversary celebration: Interview with our leading business development manager (Africa & India) Visit our YouTube channel for more videos. More on updates. Our Main page has been improved and became much more functional. «About us» section was also improved and now has a timeline with the information of the major events of the past 10 years. We hope you liked it. Grand Capital team
  6. Grand Capital weekly recap (6th of March - 10th of March) Our traditional news section with the best trading results is here. Meet the figures for the trading week of 1-10th of March 2017. The most active client Placed 1270 trades, including 732 profitable ones and 538 that resulted in a loss. The majority of trades involved CHF/JPY, AUD/CAD, EUR/CHF pairs. Maximum deposit growth In one trading week on a single account $49 000,00. The most profitable trade of the week Resulted in a profit of +$19 000,00. The trade was open on the 28th of February at 17:45, closed — 9th of March at 15:46. The most interesting trading instruments chosen by traders: # LBS — Lumber futures contract. Traded on CME (Chicago). Margin required to open one contract is around $1000. One pip is 0,1 and costs $11,00. # PA — Palladium futures. Traded on NYMEX. The contract size is standard and equals 100 troy ounces (around 3,11 kg). One pip is 0,05 and costs $5; # GF — Feeder cattle futures. It is a delivery futures for 50 000 pounds of cattle (young bulls). Traded on CME. The price is shown in cents per pound. Minimum pip is 2,5 cents = $12,50; # GZPROMNEFT («Газпром нефть») — Russian oil company. It is focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power. Gazprom was the first company that started oil extraction on the Arctic shelf; # UTX (United Technologies) — An American multinational conglomerate. It was founded in 1929. Market capitalization: 107,1 bln US dollars (May 2015). Earn more with Grand Capital!
  7. Grand Capital held seminar in Surabaya, Indonesia On March 11th 2017, Grand Capital and one of its partners, Mr. Gecko, successfuly held their first joint seminar in Indonesia. Apart from introducing Grand Capital to broader audience, Mr. Gecko also prvided information on various programs and services of the company, including the benefit clients will get when they join Grand Capital through Mr. Gecko. The seminar took place in Amaris Hotel Margorejo, Surabaya and was attended by 31 participants with each of them receiving an account with provided deposit, 50% deposit bonus and free consultations during 4 months. This event is a part of the pilot project for Grand Capital’s upcoming education project. This event also aimed at providing adequite information in regards to Grand Capital products and services including various partnership opportunities. Here are some of the attendees' reviews: Dimas Rizky “I am very satisfied and this event is helpful, it makes us wants to register in Grand Capital. Excellent system and services and the registration is simple.” Faisal Manta “This event is good for beginners as the information delivery is interactive. I hope both parties mistergecko and grandcapital could create strong ties.”
  8. Terms for partnership commission withdrawal have been changed Dear partners! Please be informed that Grand Capital has changed the partnership commission withdrawal terms as of the 7th of March 2017. Partner commissions will still be awarded daily. However, the funds accumulated during a calendar month become available for withdrawal only starting from the 10th day of the next month. The current month’s earnings and the funds that are available for withdrawal are displayed in your Personal account. To view the overall balance of your account, click “Available to withdraw”, or “Partner accounts” in the upper right corner. If you have any questions regarding the new partnership commission withdrawal terms, contact a Partnership Department manager: partner.global@grandcapital.net. Grand Capital team
  9. Grand Capital weekly recap (27th of February – March 3rd) Markets are often unpredictable and never cease to surprise us. Nevertheless, last week our clients were able to take the situation under control, and showed great results. Here are the numbers for the past trading week of the 27th of February through the 3rd of March. The most active client Placed 1217 trades, including 671 profitable ones and 546 that resulted in a loss. The majority of trades involved AUD/CAD, CHF/JPY and EUR/CHF. Maximum deposit growth For one trading week on a single account was $25 240,00. The most profitable trade of the week Resulted in a profit of +$23 495,00. The trade was opened on the 18th of November 2016 at 09:04, closed — 27th of February at 21:56. The list of the most interesting trading instruments chosen by traders: # 6E — EURUSD futures. It is the most liquid currency futures, trade volume of which reaches hundreds of thousands of contracts a day. The contract size is 125 000 euro. Minimum price step (1 pip) is $0,0001 for 1 euro or $12,5 per contract. # CT — Cotton futures. Traded on ICE. The contract size is 50 000 pounds (around 22,68 tons). One pip is 0,01 and costs $18,75. # HO — Heating oil futures. Traded on NYMEX. The contract size is 42 000 gallons. Minimum price fluctuation: $0,0001 per gallon. # LUKOIL («Лукойл») — A Russian oil company. The company’s primary activities - exploration, production and refining of oil and natural gas, selling oil and oil products. Takes the second place, after Gazprom, based on the company’s revenue in Russia ( year 2014). # CSCO (Cisco) — American transnational company. The company develops and sells network equipment for large organizations and telecommunications companies. It is one of world’s largest companies on the high-tech market. In the US Cisco traditionally joins the list of the 100 best employers by Forbes magazine. Earn more with Grand Capital!
  10. Grand Capital at iFX Expo 2017 in Hong Kong: see how it was On the 22nd and 23rd of February Grand Capital, alongside with its partner, a software provider UpTrader, participated in the 10th iFX Expo 2017. Stanislav Vaneev, CEO Grand Capital: «This year's expo hosted a record number of visitors and interesting meetings. It seemed like everybody was there. It shows how attractive China is for brokers and IT companies. Europe has already seen the boom in popularity of Forex, but it has just started in China. That is why the potential of the region is immense. I think that those who will be able to penetrate Chinese market will be awarded with great success." The expo took place in Hong Kong and welcomed 2700 attendees from 70 countries. Around 80 brokerages, liquidity providers, payment systems, software developers presented their services to the visitors. A lot of attention was paid to innovations and software products. During the expo, MetaQuotes and UpTrader, the company which develops web resources and software for brokerage companies, met to discuss a possible collaboration on MT5 trading platform popularization. Grand Capital team has made a great video about the event. We advise you to watch it: it perfectly conveys the atmosphere of the event.
  11. Winners of the «Image of an Ideal trader» photo contest announced In the beginning of February we launched a photo contest on our official Facebook page. For the past three weeks our Facebook fans had been sharing their perspective on the image of an ideal trader by posting creative photos of themselves and/or their friends . As always, we thank all the contestants! The contest has ended, the winners have been announced and the bonus prizes are ready to be granted. Our judges tried to choose the most memorable and funny photos. Meet the winners of our first creative contest this year: 1st place and $200: Latifah Ziraba : Latifah Ziraba 2nd place and $150: Jerry Ditshego 3rd place and $100: Regan Jeya Antony To learn more about the rules of our Facebook contests click here.
  12. Grand Capital weekly recap (20th of February – 24th of February) $26 000,00 — the maximum deposit growth last week. With February coming to an end, we wich everyone profitable trading this spring! In the meantime, meet the numbers for the trading week of February 20th – 24th. The most active client Placed 1222 trades, including 692 profitable ones and 530 that resulted in a loss. The majority of trades involved AUD/CAD, CHF/JPY, AUD/JPY paris. Maximum deposit growth In one week on a single account was $26 000,00. The most profitable trade of the week Resulted in a profit of +$8 201,00. The trade was opened on the 16th of February at 2:07PM and closed on the 20th of February at 6:25PM. The most interesting trading instruments chosen by traders: # GC — gold futures. Traded on COMEX. Contract volume: 100 troy ounces (around 3,11 kg). Minimum price step: $0,10 per ounce ($10,00 per contract). The amount of gold that has been mined globally is 150 thousand tons. 20% belongs to governments, 55% is owned by individuals in a form of jewelry, 12% is utilized in manufacturing and around 16% is in investments. # TF — Russell 2000 futures mini contract. Traded on ICE. One pip is 0,1 and costs $10. Russell 2000 index is reflecting the dynamics of 2 000 second-tier companies that are in the bottom of the list of the 3 000 largest public companies listed in the US stock exchanges. # ZS — Soybean futures. One of the oldest and most popular futures contracts. Traded on Chicago Mercantile Exchange as well as on Globex. A contract volume is 5000 bushels. Minimum price step is 0,25 cents and consts $12,5. # MECHEL — Russian mining and metals company. The company unites producers of coal, iron ore and steel products. The products are sold in Russia and overseas. # VZ (Verizon Communications) — American telecommunications company. In 2016 it was the largest companies in the US based on market capitalization and the largest in the world after China Mobile. Earn more with Grand Capital!
  13. Grand Capital introduces 130 free video lessons on trading Grand Capital organizes on-site training and holds webinars for traders on a regular basis. Now we provide a new format of learning — video lessons, which include 79 Forex trading lessons and 52 Binary Options trading lessons. Simple. Video lessons explain financial terminology in a simple way. Each important example is illustrated with visual aids – charts and diagrams. Fast. One lesson lasts 1 to 2 minutes. All the lessons are precise and to the point. Interactive. Lessons can be rewind and watched an unlimited number of times so that the memories won’t fade away. If you are interested in a certain topic, you don’t have to take the whole course – just select the desired material in the course library. Forex module includes 9 courses: Basic course: what any trader must know about Forex market. This course is indispensable for a novice trader. Market analysis: basics of fundamental and technical market analysis. Trading psychology: how to conquer the fears and make the right trading decisions. Trading strategies: various trading strategies explained (intraday trading, trading on news, trends, etc.). Social trading: how to choose a signal provider and manage an account. МТ4 trading: how to set up and trade in МТ4 trading terminal. Stock trading: advantages and drawbacks to stock trading. CFD trading: how CFDs work, advice for trading CFDs. Special course on candlestick charts. Binary Options module includes 6 courses: Basic course: basics of Binary Options trading. This course is indispensable for a novice trader. Market analysis: basics of fundamental and technical market analysis when trading Binary Options. Trading psychology: how to control your emotions when trading Binary Options. Trading strategies: various strategies for Binary Options trading explained. Social trading: how to choose a signal provider and manage an account. Special course on candlestick charts. The education section also includes: Trading signals. Glossary. eBook. Learn in your native language! Video lessons are available in Russian, English, French, Arabic, Indonesian, Polish, Portuguese, Thai and Chinese. The Education is provided by our partner – the international online education center Traders Education.
  14. Grand Capital weekly recap (February 13th – February 17th) Our weekly recap uncovers secrets: which currency pairs were used by the most active trader of the week, which trade was the most successful and other interesting numbers and facts. Check and compare! Here are the results of the trading week 13th – 17th of February: The most active client Placed 1280 trades, including 692 profitable ones and 588 that resulted in a loss. The majority of trades involved CHF/JPY, AUD/CAD and EUR/GBP. Maximum deposit growth In one trading week on a single account was $46 866,00. The most profitable trade of the week Resulted in a profit of +$13 400,00. The trade was opened on the 26th of January at 10:17PM and closed on the 15th of February at 3:41PM. The most interesting instruments chosen by traders: # CL — Light Sweet Crude Oil futures. Traded on NYMEX. Contract volume: 1 000 barrels (42 000 gallons). Minimum price step: $0,01 per barrel ($10,00 per contract); # DX — US Dollar index futures. Traded on electronic platform of ICE. The contract size is calculated according to the formula: $1 000, multiplied by the index quote. 1 pip is 0,005 index points and equals $5,00; # FDAX — DAX index futures. Traded on EUREX. DAX is the Germany's most important index. It is a capitalization-weighted index . 1 pip is 0,5 unit and costs €12,50; # LENTA («Лента») — Russian hypermarket chain, leader in Russia, based on the number of retail space and and fifth largest in terms of revenue (2015). Lenta operates 190 stores in 77 cities of Russia and 50 stores in Moscow city; # TRV (The Travelers Companies) — one of the largest US insurance companies, present in Dow Jones Industrial Average. Market capitalization: 34 billion USD (August 2016). Earn more with Grand Capital!
  15. Interview with our contest winners. A profitable trade is already a victory. Meet the newest winners of Grand Capital’s regular contests. Yevgeny Voloboyev shared his experience with Micro Trade, Viktoria Lebedeva told us about her victory in Futures Trade and Khossam Makhmud Akhmed really pushed the envelope and won two of our contests in one week. Read our winners’ reviews. Khossam Makhmud Akhmed from Egypt, the winner of 353rd round of Drag Trade and 187th round of Rally Trade I’ve been trading for about four years. It all started the usual way: I stumbled upon an Internet article on Forex, finished several online courses and chose a reliable broker. I think that Forex is an effective source of income if, of course, you thoroughly study the market and understand its dynamics. Profit can be gained very quickly on the market. That’s why Forex industry is growing. However, the profit can be lost just as quickly. Greed and urge to grab more than you can carry are the marks of a newbie. It seemed like I was a winner only a moment ago, and had a solid growth on my account. But everything can change in a matter of seconds, and you’re an outsider. You have to be patient, set small goals and reach them. My most successful strategy is scalping and my favorite currency pairs are GBP/USD and USD/JPY. When considering a broker, I always pay attention to deposit/withdrawal timespan and order execution. It looks like Grand Capital is honest with its clients. I won two contests in one week. First it was Drag Trade. The excitement drove me to try Rally Trade, I have to say that in both rounds the weak movement of the prices played into my hands. There weren’t any big pieces of news that week and I was fully in control of the situation. I like both contests, but the hour-long Drag Trade really clicked with me. My advice for the beginners: study hard, practice on demo accounts and find the right broker. Yevgeny Voloboyev, Belarus, the winner of 73rd round of Micro Trade My job is managing the art therapy for persons with disabilities. I’ve been trading for three years now. I don’t think that I’ve become a true trader. I just looked to make some money for my projects and I did. I’m a self-taught trader. Sure, sometimes I feel the lack of knowledge and, to be honest, time as well. A trader should always remember why they became a trader in the first place. I only trade EUR/USD pair. I like trading with Grand Capital — they are not pushy and don’t promise the pie in the sky, but at the same time they are reliable and offer a lot of interesting products. I trade on Micro accounts, so Micro Trade contest was right up my alley. The prospect of winning is an extra incentive. It’s a pity you can only win once! I was overwhelmed when I won, as I hadn’t expected it at all and it was a hell of a news! My advice is to keep a cool head and don’t let the passion and impatience get the best of you. If you’re going to start trading in earnest, I wish you to have all the knowledge. I wish G rand Capital team strength and success. “If the end is the salvation of the soul, then the end justifies the means” as Ignatius of Loyola said. Viktoria Lebedeva from Russia, the winner if 49th round of Futures Trade I’m an economist and work as a manager of retail shops. I’ve been trading for about three years in total. A lot of people don’t get the essence of trading and perceive the market as gambling, a casino. It’s a common misconception, however. I expand my knowledge through various Forex forums and info resourses like RBC, Finam and Bloomberg. Controlling your losses is difficult. That’s why a competent trader should have the nerves of steel to have a sober overview of the market situation. I consider every profitable trade a victory. I chose Grand Capital because of the vast variety of instruments and long history of the company. Obviously, contest strategy is different from the real one, you don’t lose your money on a demo account. I decided to participate in Futures Trade because of the biggest prize and because it’s easier to actualize all your capabilities in the span of a week, than a day of an hour. I recommend the beginners to read more, analyze the news and, of course, to participate in contests’. You can learn the rules of our contests and sign-up for the next round here. Trade and win with Grand Capital!