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News 2007-2015WHS FutureStation Nano now called WHS NanoTrader - November 2015
As part of our transition to a new, superior technological infrastructure our popular, in-house trading platform, WHS FutureStation Nano, has been renamed WHS NanoTrader. As before, the WHS NanoTrader platform allows the trading of options, CFD, forex and futures.
New website - October 2015
Our new website is now available. Besides the new look and feel a particular novelty are the "I want to" buttons. These buttons allow active investors to search for their particular trading interests. They can then see which elements from our offer meet their particular needs.
Broker comparison: WH
SelfInvest designated TOP BROKER fourth time in a
row - September 2015
New screener and new scalping trading strategy -
The famous Bread&Butter screener has been added to the platform. This screener designed by Dr. Thomas K. Carr screens for forex pairs, indices and stocks which are in a clear trend but which are currently deviating from their trend. The trading strategies in the platform have been expanded with a strategy for scalpers and daytraders: T-line scalping.
Broker-Test Euro am Sonntag: WH
SelfInvest nr. 1 in client service - June 2015
The readers of Germany’s biggest financial press group were asked for their opinions regarding their brokers. WH SelfInvest again took first place in what is arguably the most important category: client service.
CFD, Forex & Futures: TRADING STORE -
Traders in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
reward WH SelfInvest - March 2015
CFD, Forex & Futures: TRADING STORE -
CFD & Forex: MT4 mobile solutions -
CFD, Forex & Futures: 15 new tools and
indicators - December 2014
Forex: commission-based forex - November 2014
Our commission-based forex offer has been a success from the start. This allows us to reduce the minimum account requirement to € 5.000 only.
CFD & Forex: your wishes have become reality
- October 2014
CFD, Forex & Futures: 8 new screeners and
scanners - September 2014
A revolution ... GROUP TRADING - August 2014
comparison: WH SelfInvest designated TOP BROKER third time
in a row - July 2014
Once again, the editors of the prestigious financial publishing house "Fuchs-Briefe" have reviewed all brokers in Germany. The service level, the overall offer, the quality of advice and the transparency were the main criteria which were analyzed. For the first time the important distinction was made between introducing brokers (send clients to licensed brokers but have no license themselves) and licensed brokers such as WH SelfInvest. Out of a total of 23 brokers WH SelfInvest was considered the best choice … for the third consecutive year. According to Fuchs-Briefe, WH SelfInvest is "recommended without reservations" and "again delivers a brilliant performance". Also "Thanks to a wide product range and an excellent service even the highest expectations are met".
CFD: Market data - June 2014
In order to increase their revenues several exchanges have decided to significantly increase their charges to traders using their market prices. Given the limited interest in these markets and in order to avoid passing on these costs to our clients we have decided to halt access to the following markets: Sidney, Hong Kong, Oslo, Stockholm, Milan and Helsinki.
Futures & options: mobile trading platform
- May 2014
Futures: more trading platforms - May 2014
Clients with a futures account can now also trade options on futures. Options and futures are held on the same account and benefit from a combined margin calculation. To keep things simple … the option order commissions are the same as our low futures order commissions. We start by offering options quoted on the Eurex, CME and Euronext. The most important options on futures are those on DAX, CAC, Dow, AEX, S&P, SMI, Bund, gold, oil and the EUR/USD.
Forum: Forex signals - May 2014
Forex & Futures: 3 new free trading signals -
Three new free trading signals have been added to the trading platform. The first signal allows you to combine different candlestick patterns. The second signal is based on MACD divergence. The third signal is the popular Bullish Breakout signal. Both the MACD Divergence and the Bullish Breakout signals are created by French author-trader Eric Lefort.
More about these signals
Traders in Germany, Austria and Switzerland reward WH
SelfInvest - April 2014
Thousands of consumers participating in one the major German language broker comparisons have rewarded WH SelfInvest with 3 significant results: n° 1 Futures broker, n° 2 CFD broker and n° 4 Forex broker. WH SelfInvest was the only broker which succeeded in scoring a top 5 position in all 3 categories. Thank you to all traders who voted for us.
monthly trading competition - February 2014
Participants can convert their competition profit into an account opening bonus. Registration and participation is free. But ... it is not a traditional competition which can be won with one all-or-nothing trade using unrealistic leverage. Consistent, stable results and demonstrable trading skills on the other hand receive extra rewards. The main prize is 1.000 €. Traders and spectators can follow the competition via the interesting day and overall rankings table.
Daily analyses CAC, DAX & FTSE MIB - February
Our ever popular trading forum has been expanded with daily analyses of the CAC, DAX and FTSE MIB. These analyses identify the day’s trend and the price level at which it may turn. Traders benefit from the trading ideas based on key price objectives. Each analysis comes illustrated with a useful chart. You can find the forum here.
CFD: spread reductions of up to -33% - February
We are pleased to announce spread reductions on the following CFDs: future China A50 (30 → 20), cash Hong Kong Hang Seng (10 → 8), future Hong Kong 50 (25 → 16), cash Italy MIB (10 → 8), future High Grade Copper (0,8 → 0,6), future US Coffee (0,6 → 0,5) and future US Cotton (0,3 → 0,25).
CFD: Eurodollar, Corn, Milling wheat, Rapeseed -
Starting 2 February the CFD offer will be expanded to include 4 CFDs on the above instruments. All these instruments trade on Euronext. The parameters of each the CFDs on these instruments can, as usual, be found in the products table.
Forex & Futures: 3 new free trading strategies -
Three new free trading strategies have been added to the platform. They are all easy to understand, trend-following strategies. Each strategy trades (or doesn’t trade) at a particular point in time. The Morning Buy EU and Morning Buy US strategies trade the EU and US market indices. The EUR/USD High Noon strategy covers the EUR/USD. In total there are now 45 complete strategies available for free in the platform.
Forex: Russian Ruble (RUB) - January 2014
2 New pairs based on the Russian Ruble have been added to the forex offer: GBP/RUB and RUB/JPY.
of Trading: Best trading platform award - November
WH SelfInvest received the "best trading platform" award on Germany’s biggest trading fair, the World of Trading. WH FutureStation Nano allows users to trade CFDs, forex and futures. They can trade manually, semi-automatically and automatically … all without programming. The FutureStation Nano platform is also known for its integrated trading signals, strategies and professional trader drawing tools. Click here to download a free WHS FutureStation Nano demo.
Spectacular master trader tools - October 2013
A brand new category of trading tools has been added to the WHS FutureStation Nano platform. These new drawing tools support the trading techniques of well-known professional traders. The first two traders are Michael Voigt and Erdal Cene. You have read their books? Participated in their webinars and seminars? You are sitting alone at home ready to trade on the basis of their techniques but you do not know how to start? These are THE tools for you.
Deutsches Kundeninstitut: WH SelfInvest "5 stars"
- October 2013
In a survey performed by the German Consumer-institute in June 2013 clients awarded WH SelfInvest 5 stars. Clients praised in particular our offer’s value-for-money, our client service, the different trading platforms, the simplicity of our website and the excellent order execution. The survey concentrated on clients of companies with a broker’s license. Companies without a license who only introduce clients to other brokers were, correctly, not considered as brokers.
Euro am Sonntag - WH SelfInvest "excellent" -
The readers of Germany’s biggest financial press group were asked for their opinions regarding their brokers. Competing with 14 other brokers WH SelfInvest took first place in 4 out of 5 categories: "best CFD broker", "best client service", "best CFD offer" and "best value-for-money offer".
15.000 Traders have voted - WH SelfInvest clients are the most satisfied traders - August 2013
In the world’s biggest broker analysis Investment Trends confirms yet again that WH SelfInvest has the highest level of client satisfaction. WH SelfInvest scores first in no less than 13 out of 20 service categories and scores highest overall. "We have never seen such a high level of client satisfaction" states Chief Analyst Tim Cobb.
Forex & Futures: 2 new free trading signals -
Two new free trading signals have been added to the trading platform. One signal is based on the closing of intra-day gaps. The other signal allows traders to define and test their own candlestick patterns.
Cloud trading (VPS) - July 2013
CFD, Forex & Futures: 2 new free trading strategies
- July 2013
Two new free trading strategies have been added to the trading platform: MACD Triple and Break-out Big Candle.
CFD, Forex & Futures: new WHS FutureStation express
functions - June 2013
Five new express functions are available for the platform. These functions allow users to: format dates and times more easily, send out an e-mail alert for any type of event and, use indicators, stops and targets based on a higher timeframe than the timeframe of the main chart. Detailed descriptions are available in the Express function manual.
Forex & Futures: spectacular new trading tool -
We have started a new "trading signals" library. The first four signals have now been added to the WHS FutureStation platform. In total over 100 trading signals will be available. The "trading signals" library complements the existing "trading strategies" library which currently contains 42 strategies. From the library you can select a trading signal which fits the market situation. A rebound is losing strength? Select a false rebound signal. A volatile market which changes direction frequently? Select a reversal signal.
WHS opens office in Switzerland - June 2013
With the approval of the BaFin WH SelfInvest has opened a representative office in Zurich, Switzerland. Sales and support are available in French, German and Italian. The office has a large presentation room and the Swiss team will frequently organize free presentations, seminars and platform training sessions.
Broker comparison: WH SelfInvest, market leader with BEST
customer service & BEST trader tools - May 2013
In the most recent Investment Trends report regarding French brokers WH SelfInvest was yet again rated as "the broker with the best customer service in France". Our massive offer of free trader tools was also again rated as the best. These two best scores are the proof of our dedication to the client category we serve, the serious active investors and traders.
Forex & Futures: 3 new free trading strategies -
Three new free trading strategies have been added to the trading platform: one day trading strategy called Turtle Soup, one swing trading strategy for stocks and a day trading strategy based on the "fear index" VIX.
CFD, Forex & Futures: WHS support forum - March
A new WH SelfInvest support forum has been put in place. The forum covers five languages. Besides the language sections there is a dedicated section related to Express programming in WHS FutureStation Nano.
CFD & Forex: CFD via MT4 - March 2013
It is now possible to also trade CFDs via the WHS MetaTrader 4 trading platform. 16 CFDs (all the major indices and gold) have been added to the forex offer.
Futures: Ninjatrader platform - March 2013
NinjaTrader has been added to the trading platform range. This solution combines NinjaTrader with our top of the range futures quotes and order execution.
CFD: spread reduction on indices, gold and Brent -
We are pleased to announce spread reductions on the following CFD: UK100 (underlying FTSE), US SPX (underlying SP500), US2000 (underlying Russell 2000), gold and Brent crude oil.
Forex & Futures: 4 new free trading strategies -
Four new free trading strategies have been added to the trading platform: three strategies for the EUR/USD, including one based on pivot points and one strategy for market indices and the EUR/USD. Three of these strategies are strategies who trade at a specific point in time (7h30, 22h30 and 9h20).
Highly correlated stocks in WHS TechScan - February
Pair trading strategies are aimed at profiting from price divergence/convergence between two stocks. This form of trading is most suitable with stocks which are highly correlated. Two stocks are correlated when their prices tend to move in sync. Traders can now search for highly correlated stocks in WHS TechScan. A first query gives, for each stock of a given market index, the five most correlated stocks within that market index. A second query gives, for each stock of a given industry sector, the most correlated stocks within that industry sector.
Forex & Futures: Manual of Express functions -
This manual gives a detailed description of 80 express functions. WHS FutureStation Nano users can now use it to create exciting features (e.g. alerts, sounds, labels, … ), customized stops and targets and many other useful tools.
Futures: Trading in Japan? - January 2013
The CME Nikkei Index Futures and the EUR-JPY Currency Futures have been added to our product range. Full historical data is available.
Forex & Futures: 3 new free trading strategies -
Three new free trading strategies have been added to the trading platform: a strategy based on automated trend lines, a strategy based on the Kaufman efficiency ratio and a strategy from Larry Connors based on the RSI.
& Forex : Amazon Kindle trading platform -
The WHS ProStation trading platform is now also available for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The platform is as usual free. Clients can log in with their existing user.
Broker comparison: WH SelfInvest once again best
CFD Broker - October 2012
Forex: commission based FX - October 2012
High volume FX traders can now profit from our interbank-like price feed. This feed offers spreads as low as 0.1 on nearly 30 FX pairs. Traders using this feed will pay an additional commission based on the monthly traded volume.
Forex: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNH) - October 2012
2 new pairs based on the Chinese Yuan Renminbi have been added to the forex offer (Spot and CFD): USD/CNH and CNH/JPY. In total WH SelfInvest now offers 131 forex pairs.
& Forex: Android trading platform - July 2012
Our WHS ProStation trading platform is now available for Android. This version completes the download version, the web version and the mobile version. The platform is free. Clients can log in with their existing userID. To find WHS ProStation on Google Play click here.
Forex & Futures: 3 additional free trading strategies
- June 2012
Three new free trading strategies have been added to the trading platform: a scalping strategy designed by French trader-author Stéphane Ceaux-Dutheil, a divergence strategy based on the price slope versus the RSI slope and a day trading strategy based on the groundbreaking LiveStatistics.
Forex & futures : LiveStatistics - May 2012
The WHS FutureStation trading platform has been expanded with an exciting new module called LiveStatistics. This module allows active investors to identify trade opportunities in an easy and unique way. You can read more about this pioneering innovation in the LiveStatistics guide.
CFD: spread reduction on gold - May 2012
We are pleased to announce another spread reduction on the (mini) Gold CFDs. The spread, previously 5 will now be as low as 3 (0,3 on the mini). The value of 1 point remains $10 ($1 on the mini).
Forex: Trade Ideas - March 2012
The new Trade Ideas tool is available directly in the trading platforms. Trade Ideas scans 17 forex pairs in real-time and gives trading signals based on technical analysis. Each signal consists of an entry price, a price objective and the expected time period in which the price move should happen.
Forex: new iPad trading platform - March 2012
A new advanced iPad version of the WHS ProStation trading platform is now available.
As usual it is free. Clients can log in with their existing userID. A detailed user guide is at your disposal.
Forex options are now available on 13 forex pairs: AUD/USD, EUR/CHF, EUR/GBP, EUR/JPY, EUR/PLN, EUR/USD, GBP/CHF, GBP/USD, USD/CAD, USD/CHF, USD/JPY, USD/MXN and USD/PLN. Prices are quoted from Sunday night to Friday night.
CFD, Forex & Futures: 20 Additional technical
indicators - January 2012
Over the coming months 80 technical analysis indicators will be added to the WHS FutureStation Nano platform. This second release contains another 20 indicators such as Envelopes, STARC Bands, Dynamic Momentum, TRIX and TEMA.
New office in Paris - November 2011
WH SelfInvest has rented larger offices at 23-25 rue de Berri in Paris. Clients and prospects can be received in these new offices from January 2012 onwards for seminars, presentations and training courses. Until this time we remain at your disposal in our usual offices at 8 rue de Berri.
CFD, Forex & Futures: Multi-core processing
technology - November 2011
Multiple cores or processors within one PC are becoming mainstream. Today a normal PC could have 2 to 16 cores. WHS FutureStation Nano has undergone intense internal rework to make the best of this new technology. The platform now dispatches tasks dynamically to all cores. This significantly increases performance particularly in the evaluation of studies and the drawing of charts.
CFD, Forex & Futures: 20 Additional technical
indicators - November 2011
Over the coming months 80 technical analysis indicators will be added to the WHS FutureStation Nano platform. This second release contains another 20 indicators such as Fast Stochastics, Forecast Oscillator, Fractal, Linear Regression Slope, Klinger and Market Facilitation.
Forex: MetaTrader 4 platform - October 2011
MT4 has been added to the trading platform range. This solution combines MT4 -liked for its Expert Advisors- with our top of the range pricing and order execution. WH SelfInvest offers the MT4 platform at no cost.
CFD, Forex & Futures: New Trading Guide -
The popular WH SelfInvest Trading Guide has been completely updated. CFDs, futures and forex are now combined in one single document. The new guide contains a lot of material concerning financial instruments, technology, selecting a broker, trader errors, etc. Click for the new trading guide.
Forex & Futures: 5 additional free trading strategies
- September 2011
Five new free trading strategies have been added to the trading platform. This edition contains two strategies which are based on volatility. One has been developed by the German author/trader Claus Grube, the other by French author/trader Eric Lefort. Furthermore, an additional three break-out strategies based on candle patterns are now available.
CFD, Forex & Futures: 20 Additional technical indicators - August 2011
Over the coming months 80 technical analysis indicators will be added to the WHS FutureStation platform. The first release contains 20 indicators grouped into 4 categories. Included are Keltner Channel, Commodity Channel, Alligator, Chande momentum and, Chaikin oscillator.
CFD: Greek stocks - July 2011
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 20 CFDs on stocks which trade on the Athens market. Well-known names are National Bank of Greece and Hellenic Telecom.
Forex & Futures: 4 More free trading strategies -
Four free trading strategies have been added to the trading platforms. This release contains two strategies based on candlestick patterns. One from a trader in Germany, the other from the magazine "Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities". The other two new strategies are interesting reversal strategies from trader John F. Carter.
Forex & Futures: Automated orders based on technical
indicators - June 2011
The new "TacticOrders" in WHS FutureStation allow clients to automatically open positions based on their technical indicators. As usual in WHS FutureStation, absolutely no programming is required. Discover this exciting new functionality: watch movie
CFD & Forex: Reuters and Dow Jones trader news feeds
- May 2011
In addition to the free news feed clients can now subscribe to three professional trader news feeds: Dow Jones Global Investment News, Dow Jones FX Select and Reuters. The monthly subscription is only € 15 for all three.
Forex & Futures: 5 More free trading strategies
- April 2011
Five additional free trading strategies have been added to the trading platforms. This release contains two strategies based on the Ichimoku system. A strategy from trader John F. Carter. A strategy based on divergence. And, a strategy for day trading the EUR/USD.
& Forex: iPhone, iPod, iPad trading platform -
Our WHS ProStation trading platform is now available for iPhone, iPod and iPad.
This version completes the download version, the web version and the mobile version. The platform is free. Clients can log in with their existing userID. To find WHS ProStation on iTunes click here.
Forex: Russian Ruble (RUB) - March 2011
2 New pairs based on the Russian Ruble have been added to the forex offer (Spot and CFD): USD/RUB and EUR/RUB. In total WH SelfInvest now offers 129 forex pairs.
Forex: Ever lower forex spreads - January 2011
As is the habit at WH SelfInvest we share advantages with our clients. Due to important increases in volume we have been able to significantly lower the minimum spreads on 9 Forex pairs. Spreads on these pairs can now be as low as…
More free trading strategies - December 2010
Another batch of free trading strategies has been added to the trading platforms. In total, 100+ free trading strategies will be available. Each strategy is accompanied by a clear description, movies and practical implementation notes. This release contains strategies submitted by known traders/authors from France and Germany. In addition there are strategies based on two important but less known trading concepts: retracements and divergences.
Broker comparison: WH SelfInvest Best Broker in France
- November 2010
The readers of the popular French magazine La Vie Financière - MoneyWeek have given the highest overall score to WH SelfInvest hereby electing the company to "Best Broker". Readers were requested to score each broker on 12 different criteria. WH SelfInvest scored (equal) highest in no less than 9 out of 12 criteria! The highest scores were obtained in Lowest commissions (includes spread), Order execution efficiency, Access to foreign markets, Telephone access, Management of stop and limit orders and Tools and trading platforms. You can read the full article here.
& Forex: REVOLUTION - November 2010
The famous WHS FutureStation (Nano Trader) platform has now been made available for CFD and Forex trading. This popular platform is unbeatable in semi-automatic and automatic trading. Users can make strategies without programming. The back-testing is phenomenal and real-time. With one userID clients can access all the trading platforms WH SelfInvest offers: WHS Prostation (incl. Web and Mobile) and WHS FutureStation.
Futures: Significant price reductions - November
The monthly subscription rates for WHS FutureStation have been significantly reduced for futures trading. The subscription for WHS Futurestation with intraday historic data has been reduced by -20%. The version with full long-term historic data has been reduced by -11%. In addition all modules which were previously paying (Automated trading, Express and, Optimizer) are now 100% free.
CFD: Narrower spread AEX - October 2010
The CFD based on the AEX index (symbol N25) has been offered since some time with an even narrower spread of 0,2. This spread is available until 22h00.
Futures: More historical data - October 2010
Our historical data offer has been expanded with 5 currency futures. Clients with access to historical data will see their choice expanded with the following futures: Australian Dollar (6A), Canadian Dollar (6C), New Zealand Dollar (6N), Swiss Franc (6S), Mini Yen (J7). There is no additional cost attached to this new historical data.
Free trading strategies - September 2010
Six free trading strategies have been added to the trading platforms. More strategies will be added shortly. In total, clients will have more than 100 free trading strategies at their disposal. Each strategy is accompanied by a clear description, movies and practical implementation notes. The strategies can be implemented manually or automatically. There are strategies for all types of trading (swing, day …) and all financial instruments (forex, CFD, futures …). The strategies are free for WH SelfInvest clients.
recognition: WHS AutoChartist - September 2010
Clients can now use WHS AutoChartist, our new professional chart pattern recognition tool. This tool is free and automatically identifies all important chart patterns as well as all six Fibonacci chart patterns. Chart patterns are a valuable source of trading signals. Traders get an automatic notification on their screen when a chart pattern is about to appear.
Pairs trading - September 2010
Pairs trading (also called long-short trading or market neutral trading) is a strategy used by all institutional investors. A web page containing a clear explanation of this strategy has been added to our website. A new functionality to identify and analyze pairs has been added to WHS TechScan module. WHS FutureStation already contained a tool to plot and analyze pairs. If you are interested in swing trading it will be worth your while to look into pairs trading.
Forex: Fractional pips - August 2010
Starting 9 August forex spreads will be quoted in fractional pips i.e. one decimal smaller than a pip. If, for example, the price goes up the spread would now evolve from 1,3201 – 1,3202 to 1,3202 – 1,3203. With fractional pips the price could now evolve as follows for example, 1,32011 – 1,32021, 1,32012 – 1,32022, 1,32013 – 1,32023 etc. This brings our quoting to the highest industrial standard in the institutional forex market.
New independent broker review: WH SelfInvest no. 1
- August 2010
In a review including well-known national and international brokers carried out by the renowned German financial information provider "Kapital & Steuer vertraulich" the final recommendation clearly was for WH SelfInvest. Aspects which were especially valued were the safety of the clients’ deposits, quality of service, the commission model and free access to (permanent) demo accounts.
CFD: Amazing new spread - July 2010
The CFD related to the Italian MIB index (.IT40) now quotes with a spread of only … 10 points.
WHS new office in Luxemburg - July 2010
In order to support its growth in Europe WHS Luxemburg has moved into a new, bigger office. This new infrastructure allows us to continue to guarantee what we are famous for … low commissions, the best trading platforms and our legendary service. The new address is: 291 route d’Arlon, L 1150 Luxemburg. Welcome.
CFD: 1-point spreads quoted longer - June 2010
1-Point spreads on the CFD on the CAC 40, the FTSE 100 and the DAX will now be available until 22h00 C.E.T.
Futures: French language version - March 2010
Our popular WHS FutureStation trading platform is now available in a French language version.
TwinCharts - March 2010
The new "TwinCharts" functionality allows traders to link charts which are in different time frames. The linked charts then become one trading tool. Traders use charts in higher time frames to identify the market trend or to place orders on important support or resistance levels. With TwinCharts, for example, you can draw a trend channel in a day chart and it will also appear automatically in your trading chart. Or you can place an order based on support or resistance in the Day chart and the order will appear in your main trading chart.
Analyze your trading day - March 2010
The new "Daytrading Statistics" tool in WHS FutureStation generates an analytic report of your trading day. The sort function allows you to group your trades according to one or more criteria. All data in the report can be exported into Excel with a single click. A thorough analysis of your trading day can contribute to increased profits.
Broker comparison: WH SelfInvest once again No. 1
- March 2010
Forex : Micro lots - February 2010
The smallest spot forex ordersize is now 1.000. This is called a micro lot. The other order sizes remain 10.000 (mini lot) and 100.000 (standard lot).
Forex: WHS TechScan expanded to Forex -
WHS opens office in Germany - November 2009 Film
With the approval of the Bafin WH SelfInvest has opened its new office in Frankfurt, Germany. Our German sales and support teams are at your disposal. The office has a large presentation room and we will frequently organize free presentations, seminars and training session.
CFD: Chinese stocks - November 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 45 CFDs on Chinese stocks. These stocks trade on the Hong Kong market. This expansion of our offer is an exciting opportunity for our clients to participate in the growth of this economic giant. Well-known names are PetroChina (oil & gas), CNOOC (oil & gas), Bank of China (financial services), ICBC (financial services), Ping An (insurance) and China Mobile (telecom).
CFD: 3 New commodities - October 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 3 CFDs on commodities: Heating Oil, Carbon Emissions and, Natural Gas.
CFD: Singapore stocks - October 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 34 CFDs on stocks which trade on the Singapore market. Well-known names are Singapore Airlines (transport), Jardine Matheson (holding) and, Singapore Telecom (telecommunications).
CFD: Polish stocks - October 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 20 CFDs on Polish stocks. Well-known names are PKN Orlen (Oil & gas operations), PKO Bank Polski (Banking) and KGHM Polska Miedz (copper & silver).
Forex: Romanian Leu (RON) - October 2009
2 New pairs based on the Romanian Leu have been added to the forex offer: USD/RON and EUR/RON. In total WH SelfInvest now offers 126 forex pairs.
CFD: US markets - October 2009
Starting October 5th the commission will no longer be a function of the order size. In the US markets brokers tend to work more and more with commissions based on the number of shares. The commission applied will be $4,50 + $0,023/share. As usual WH SelfInvest does not charge its clients a minimum commission.
Futures: More historical data - October 2009
Our historical data offer has been expanded significantly. Clients with access to historical data will see their choice expanded with 27 futures at no additional cost: Schatz (FGBS), MDAX (EMDX), CMX Silver (XAG), CMX Copper (XCH), JPY (CJY), Palladium (NPT), Crude PHY (NCO), mini Natural Gas (NQG), Natural Gas PHY (NNG), Brent (LCO), WTI (WBS), mini Gold (NLYG), E Gold (NLZG), T-Note 2 yr (TN2), T-Note 5 yr (TN5), Rice (CRR), Soyabean (CSB), Soyameal (CSM), Soyaoil (CSO), Wheat (CWH), Corn (CCN), Cocao (NCA), Coffee (NCF), Cotton (NCT), FC Orange Juice (NOJ), Sugar 11 (NSU).
CFD: Even narrower spreads - September 2009
The CFDs based on the Nikkei (symbols JP225 and JP225xx) are now offered at an even lower spread. The cash market CFD has a new spread of 5 – 8 (previous 5 – 10). The future CFD has a new spread of 8 – 15 (previous 10 – 15).
Forex: Turkish Lira - September 2009
4 New pairs based on the Turkish Lira have been added to the forex offer: CHF/TRY, EUR/TRY, GBP/TRY, TRY/JPY. In total WH SelfInvest now offers 124 forex pairs.
CFD: WTI crude oil 24h/24 - September 2009
The CFDs (spot- and futures-based) on WTI Crude oil can now be traded 24h24. Only between 23h15 and 24h00 CET is there a halt. This innovation gives traders more opportunities and increased safety (continuous stops and limited opening gaps) on this popular commodity.
CFD: Mini gold - June 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include a mini gold CFD. Should, for example, gold go up from $ 980 to $ 981 the investor will earn $ 1. Simplicity itself.
CFD: Japanese government bonds - May 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include a CFD on the Japan Government Bond.
CFD : Candlestick patterns - May 2009
CFD: Volatility Index (VIX) - March 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include a CFD on the popular volatility index VIX. Investors use the VIX to gauge market volatility. The higher the VIX, the more volatile the markets. More volatility means bigger price movements and less market direction. When the market calms down, the VIX will go down.
CFD: Agricultural products – Corn, Wheat & Soybeans
- March 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 5 CFDs on agricultural products. These are US corn, US wheat, US soybeans, US soybean meal and US soybean oil.
CFD: Hungary - February 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 4 CFDs on stocks quoted directly on the Hungarian market. This offer will be expanded in the future. WH SelfInvest is also one of the very few brokers who offer a real-time CFD on the Hungarian BUX index.
CFD: South-Africa - February 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 40 CFDs on stocks quoted directly on the South-African market. This market includes many large mining companies. These companies mine commodities such as gold, copper, iron ore, diamonds, etc. Well-known names are Anglo Platinum, Gold Fields, Harmony, Kumba Iron Ore, Lonmin and Sasol.
CFD: China, Japan, India and South-Africa - January
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 52 CFDs on Chinese, Japanese, Indian and South-African ADRs. ADRs (American Depository Receipts) are big, foreign companies which are listed on the NYSE. Included are well-known companies such as Petrochina and Wacoal from China. Konami and Mitsui from Japan. Tata and ICICI Bank from India. And, Gold Fields from South Africa.
CFD: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - January 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include no less than 30 ETFs. ETFs are funds which are listed on the exchange. They trade like individual stocks. Their prices are established in real-time. The selection is very varied and includes known names such as the iShares Brazil Index ETF, the Diamonds Trust ETF and, the Vanguard SmallCap ETF.
CFD: Spot oil - January 2009
The CFD offer has been expanded to include a spot oil contract (WTI crude and Brent). The WH SelfInvest spot oil contracts doesn’t have expiration date (position rolling is thus not necessary) and is not subject to a financing charge!
New format for CFD/FX and Futures newsletters -
CFD: the U.S. Dollar Index® - October 2008
The CFD offer has been expanded with a CFD on the famous and popular U.S. Dollar Index. This index, which was created in 1971 (end of the Bretton Woods agreement), plots the dollar against the weighted average value of 6 other important currencies (EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, CHF and SEK). Investors use this index to open a broad dollar position as it avoids them having to choose a specific counter currency like USD-JPY or USD-CHF.
CFD: European sector indices - October 2008
The CFD offer has been expanded to include 18 European industrial sector indices. Examples include the bank sector index, the automobile sector index and the oil and gas sector index. These new CFDs once again confirm WH SelfInvest’s leadership position in CFDs on market indices.
WHS office in France converted into registered
representative office - October 2008
With the approval of both the AMF and the Banque de France the French office evolved into a registered representative office, allowing the opening of accounts governed by French law.
CFD: Dutch AEX index - August 2008
The CFD spread on the Dutch market index has been reduced to a mere 0,2 point. And the CFD spread on the index future has been reduced to 0,4 point.
CFD: New German government paper - August 2008
The CFD offer has been expanded to include the long term German government bonds Bobl and Schatz. The popular Bund was already part of our offer.
CFD: Amazing new spread - July 2008
The CFD related to the Dow Index (.US30) now quotes with a spread of only … 2 points!
Forex: Middle East currencies - July 2008
The below currency pairs have been added to our trading offer. Proof of our innovative spirit.
USD/KWD (Kuwaiti dinar), USD/AED (United Arab Emirates dirham), USD/SAR (Saudi Arabia Riyal)
CFD: Amazing new spreads – June 2008
The CFDs related to the DAX, CAC40 and FTSE100 indices now quote with a spread of only … 1 point!
CFD: New countries – June 2008
The CFD offer has been expanded to include the following markets: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Portugal.
Futures: New WHS ProRealTime trading platform - May
The new WHS ProRealTime trading platform is now available. This trading platform is based on the well-known ProRealTime technical analysis software. It is a WH SelfInvest exclusive.
CFD & Forex: Performance of indices and shares -
WHS TechScan (the free stock and index selection tool in the WHS ProStation trading platform) has been expanded with a performance comparison module. The module allows comparisons between share and index performance. Share performance versus same sector shares from different countries can also be analysed.
Forex: Amazing spreads - May 2008
Our success in the forex market allows us to lower the spreads. The news spreads are:
1 Pip: EUR/USD, EUR/CHF, EUR/GBP, USD/JPY
2 Pips: USD/CAD, USD/CHF, EUR/JPY, CHF/JPY, GBP/USD, AUD/USD
On nine other forex pairs the spreads have also been reduced.
CFD, Forex, Futures: Depository bank change - May
WH SelfInvest Luxemburg has appointed Dexia Bank as its new depository bank for “client assets” accounts. The company will phase out its cooperation with Banque de Luxemburg.
CFD, Forex, Futures: Nr. 1 in German market analysis
- Apr 2008
A thorough market analysis by the well known German financial journalist, Pierre Daeubner, indicated WH SelfInvest as the best broker for active investors! The market analysis can be found on Mr. Daeubner’s blog www.daytrading.de
CFD & Forex: Website regarding trading strategy
programming - Apr 2008
This new website http://www.whstrading.com/Chartstudio shows the unlimited possibilities offered by the Chart Studio module. You can find programming codes for numerous indicators (in addition to the 100 indicators which are already integrated in the platform), trading strategies and stops. The website also illustrates how codes from other platforms such as Tradestation can be ‘translated’ easily into Chart Studio code. Chart Studio is free and integrated in the WHS ProStation trading platform.
CFD & Forex: New web platform - Mar 2008
A web-based version of the CFD en Forex trading platform is now available. The web-based platform can be used from anywhere without prior downloading or installation. The platform is not hampered by firewalls, proxies, and the like.
CFD: 4 New Indices added - Mar 2008
No less than 4 new indices are now available. Our CFD offer has been expanded with Sweden 30, Denmark 20, Finland 25 and Norway 25.
CFD: 61 New currency pairs added - Nov 2007
No less than 61 currency pairs were added to the offer, bringing the total pairs to 121 tradable pairs. The offer includes new currencies such as the Israeli Shekel (ILS) and the Turkish Lira (TRY).
CFD: Dutch AEX index tradable 24h/24 - Nov 2007
The Dutch market index has been added to our range of indices which can be traded 24h/24. Position yourself whenever you want. Eliminate your risk by avoiding a gap opening the next morning.
CFD: Significantly lower commissions - Nov 2007
Starting 1st November orders on stock CFDs will be charged the extremely low commission of € 4,50 + 0,054% with NO minimum. On an order of, for example, € 1.000 this amounts to only € 5,04. It has always been our policy to share any cost savings with our clients. We continue this tradition.
CFD: Trading opportunities ... new WHS TechScan - Oct
A 100% new version of WHS TechScan is available in the CFD / Forex trading platform. This popular tool allows you to identify stocks and indices for swing trading based on over 80 criteria. WHS TechScan is free for clients.
CFD: 9 New indices added: China, India, ... - Sept
9 New indices have been added to our CFD offer: China, Korea, Mexico, South-Africa, Canada, Sweden, Singapore, Austria and India.
US stocks & options: Uptick rule no longer exists
- August 2007
Starting today, 20 August, the uptick rule no longer applies to Nyse, Amex and Nasdaq stocks. Short sell orders entered by retail investors will be executed immediately. An preceding uptick is no longer required. It is advised to use the ATD router when placing such orders.
Futures: stop orders on server (SYOMS) - July 2007
Contrary to other exchanges like, for example, Eurex, Euronext does not allow stop orders to reside on its server. Going forward your stop orders on the AEX future, the CAC40 future, … are held on the server of the depository bank.
CFD & Forex: Automated orders & programmed trading
- July 2007
WHS ProStation has been expanded with automated orders. Program your indicators, combine them into strategies and instruct the platform to automatically execute your buy and sell signals.
Futures: multiple stops and targets! - July 2007
On WHS FutureStation it is now possible to trade in and out of positions using multiple stops and targets.
Vista (Microsoft) - June 2007
WHS ProStation (CFD & FX) and WHS FutureStation (futures) are now fully Vista compatible.
Futures: launch Newsletter - June 2007
Significant reduction in transfer
costs - March 2007
Starting March 1st the transfer cost are reduced significantly.
CFD & Forex: launch Newsletter - Jan 2007