Services

Traders are offered streaming prices, high levels of liquidity and instantaneous executions (under normal market conditions). IKON Platinum is complimented with a full suite of backoffice tools that affords the trader full disclosure on all account activity and decision support tools for well informed trading activity.

Trading Hours

IKON GM is open 24 hours a day from Sunday 5:00 pm NY time till Friday 5:00 pm NY time, except on scheduled holidays.

Spreads

Our state-of-the-art proprietary technology compares and contrasts a range of international financial institutions in order to provide our clients with the most efficient and accurate pricing in the market.

These efforts are reflected to our clients as compatible streaming quotes.

Margin

The IKON GM IKON Platinum platform is based on leveraged products, meaning that each transaction requires a margin deposit to credit worthiness. Our margin policies are based on two things; the information provided in the account opening documentation, and the decisions of the credit committee. We welcome you to discuss the nature of leverage and margins with your IKON GM professional representative so as to complete your understanding of the leveraged nature of trading.

Minimum Account

You can start trading with IKON GM right away with a minimum account starting from $1,000.

Quotes

In order to provide our clients with the most accurate pricing, we at IKON GM research as much as possible, comparing numbers from many different financial institutions across the globe.

In the interests of profiting you, we would strongly encourage you to do the same. Our IKON GM representatives will be happy to answer your questions regarding any aspects of the trading experience prior to trading.

Phone Dealing

Our Dealing Desk is available for telephone calls 24 hours a day to answer any questions, to trade, or to process account specifications.

You can reach IKON GM dealing desk at +1 (212) 482-8270 or +1 (866) 349-8532 (after hours).

Order Types

With the IKON GM IKON Platinum platform, you have the flexibility to enter a wide variety of order types including:

Limit Orders

A limit order is an order to buy or sell a currency pair, which is executed when the price is reached. An example of this would be if you placed an order to buy 100,000 euro at 1.0950, the platform would automatically fill your order once the offer reached 1.0950.

Stop Orders

This would typically be a risk management order used by clients to help manage their market exposure, but this type of order can also be used to enter into a new position. The IKON Platinum platform will execute such orders when the bid or offer is breached.

For example, if you have an order to either buy or sell 100,000 euro at 1.0950, the platform will automatically execute the transaction once the market arrives at the 1.0950 bid.

Market Order

IKON GM IKON Platinum platform offers delivers streaming dealable prices on an simple, one-touch application that allows for fast efficient execution. With just a click of the mouse, the market order system lets you follow all your bids and offers on a macro screen at any time.

The most advanced and beneficial feature is the ability that this platform allows for you the trader to capture better fills. Unheard of in the traditional FX markets, IKON Platinum will automatically provide you a better price if the bid or offer improves while you are executing. However, if your price becomes worse, the platform will warn you of the change and moderate the transaction accordingly.

One Cancels the Other (OCO) Order

OCO orders consist of two orders and whichever is completed first automatically cancels the other. Consider that you have placed an OCO order as “Buy 10 December Corn at 1.70 or Buy 10 December Corn at 1.80 stop.” Assume that your original position was a sale of 10,000 bushels of corn 1.75, and you anticipate the price will go down. If you are right, you want to offset your position by buying the corn at 1.70 for a profit of 5 cents a bushel. However, if you are wrong and the price advances to 1.80, you want to cover your position with a loss of no more than 5 cents a bushel. Whichever gets filled first, cancels the other.

If Done Order

IKON Platinum enables you to execute IF Done Order, which can accommodate you more flexible trading strategies. If-done orders are conditional orders. Two orders are given but the second is only executed when the first order is done. Let’s see an example. Consider that USD/JPY is trading at 105.00. You believe that 106.00 is a very strong resistance level, and also believe that if the 106.00 level is tested, there is a good chance USD/JPY will drop at least 50 pips to approximately 105.50. The problem is, you do not know when this movement will happen. If you were able to watch the market 24 hours a day, then you might catch it. However, now, you don't have to watch the screen because you can leave an order to buy yen at 106, and if done then to sell yen at 105.50, specifically in that sequence. This is another feature IKON Platinum brings to you for you to adopt more dynamic trading strategies.

Trailing - Stop Order

The trailing-stop order simply lets you to sell at some fixed percentage below the market price, let’s call this your “stop-loss price.” If the market price goes up, your stop-loss price will follow it up, keeping the same proportion. But if the market price falls, your stop-loss price will not change. Then the market price will catch your stop-loss price on the way down, and you will sell at this stop-sell price. In summary, your loss will be limited by this fixed percentage; however there will be no limit on your possible profit. The best of all is that you don’t have to watch the market 24/7 in order to do this. Let’s see an example: Consider you put 10 pips trailing-stop SELL order for 125K EUR/USD@1.1801. This means that your current sell-loss price 1.1791. Suppose the market price went up to 1.1810, then your sell-loss price will automatically go up to 1.1800. Suppose it went further up to 1.1822 (your sell-loss price is now 1.1812), then it fell to 1.795. This means that your sell order is executed at 1.1812 even though the market bid price hit low to 1.795. IKON Platinum enables you to set trailing-stop orders for better trading strategies.

Rollover Transactions

Each spot foreign exchange transaction, executed and cleared by IKON GM, is based on the standard two day value date confirmation; hence, they have to be closed and re-opened at the end of the day, everyday except the trading day. This is done automatically by our BackOffice in a regular, daily manner. Before reaching the value date, each transaction is rolled over to the next value date, unless the client wishes to take delivery of the actual currency. When a currency pair is rolled over to the next value date, there is either a cost or a credit to such a transaction (Rollover P/L). As a primary market maker in the foreign exchange market, IKON GM is able to provide its clients with the most advantageous rates. If you require an in-depth explanation of the rollover process, please contact your IKON GM representative.

Risk Disclosure

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All information provided on these pages is for informational purposes only. Nothing presented on this site shall be construed as investment advice or recommendations, or a solicitation by IKON GM to buy or sell any futures, options on futures or foreign exchange products. Products and services described may not be available in all jurisdictions. Trading futures, options or foreign currencies involves the risk of loss. You may lose more than the amount originally invested and, in respect of these products traded on margin, you may have to pay additional funds later. You should not invest in such products unless satisfied that they are suitable for you.

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