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11/15/2012
OEC Launches Enhanced iBroker Mobile Trading Platform

 

OEC Launches Enhanced iBroker Mobile Trading Platform

Smartphone App Developed by TradingMotion Supports Active Futures, Options
and Forex Trading on the Go

CHICAGO and MADRID, November 15, 2012 OEC, the online futures division of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP), and TradingMotion, today introduced the new iBroker mobile application with enhanced mobile trading capabilities. The application, developed by TradingMotion, combines a powerful mobile trading platform and impressive digital display with the easy-to-use functionality of popular mobile devices including the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

OEC's iBroker provides traders with the ability to access real-time market data on futures markets around the globe, as well as forex currency pairs.

"OEC is excited to offer this new mobile technology to our clients," said Rick Tomsic, president of OEC. "The OEC iBroker app enables traders to easily and efficiently execute trades and manage their account, while seamlessly syncing with desktop trading activity."

"We are proud to be partnering with OEC and sharing our iBroker app with OEC's loyal customer base," said Jon Berrojalbiz, founder of TradingMotion. "Our talented development team has achieved its goal of creating an app that translates many of the features futures traders like on their PCs to their handheld devices, while improving them in the process."

For more information about OEC's iBroker app, go to http://www.openecry.com/mobile/iBroker-download.cfm.

About OEC
OEC offers direct market access to global exchanges through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. With OEC Trader, OEC's client base of active traders can trade futures, options and forex markets, all from a single interface. OEC is a subsidiary of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. For additional information, visit www.openecry.com.

About TradingMotion
TradingMotion is a software development company headquartered in Madrid, Spain specializing in the creation of user friendly software products for the trading of futures, forex, CFDs, options, and securities. TradingMotion's expertise covers everything from Mobile Trading Platforms, like iBroker™, to front end online trading platform development for FCM's, like Interdin in Spain and Crédito Agrícola in Portugal. For more information, visit www.ibroker.com

DISCLAIMER
Forex trading, options trading, futures trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors.

Contacts
Media: Chris Mittendorf, Edelman for GAIN Capital, +1-212-704-8134, pr@gaincapital.com
Investor Relations: Hugh Collins and Lynn Morgen, MBS Value Partners, gain@mbsvalue.com


06/28/2012
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Open E Cry, LLC from optionsXpress Holdings, Inc

 

Transaction advances GAIN's diversification strategy and product expansion

Bedminster, N.J. – June 28, 2012GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP), a global provider of online trading services, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Open E Cry, LLC ("OEC"), an online futures broker, from optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation.

Founded in 2002, OEC offers direct market access to global exchanges through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. This platform allows OEC's client base of high-volume traders to access the futures, options and forex markets all from a single interface.

"This acquisition represents a steady stream of fee-based revenue and is in keeping with our objective of broadening the range of products we offer to our retail and institutional customers," said Glenn Stevens, CEO of GAIN Capital. "Futures and related exchange-traded markets are a natural fit with GAIN's existing forex offering."

As of March 31, 2012, OEC held $98.3 million in customer assets, with approximately 7,856 open accounts. OEC's revenue was $13.6 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

OEC was founded in 2002, and later acquired by optionsXpress in 2008. Subsequently, optionsXpress was acquired by Charles Schwab in 2011.

"GAIN Capital is a great fit for Open E Cry," said Rick Tomsic, president and founder of Open E Cry. "This business combination will provide a tremendous opportunity for us to accelerate Open E Cry's growth by leveraging GAIN Capital's robust infrastructure and global footprint."

The Company anticipates the transaction to close during the third quarter, and expects it to be accretive in FY 2012. OEC will continue to operate as a separate brand and its management team will remain in place.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) is a global provider of online trading services. GAIN's innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange (forex or FX), contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products, to a diverse client base of retail and institutional investors.

A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital operates FOREX.com, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry. GAIN's other businesses include GAIN GTX, a fully independent FX ECN for hedge funds and institutions, and GAIN Securities, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) a licensed U.S. broker-dealer.

GAIN Capital and its affiliates have offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Singapore; Beijing and Seoul.

For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com.

About Open E Cry

Open E Cry, based in Powell, OH, is an innovative futures broker offering direct access futures trading through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. In addition to futures, OEC clients can also trade forex, options and equities all through the OEC Trader platform. For additional company information, visit www.openecry.com

Media Contact
Mike Geller, Edelman for GAIN Capital
+1 212.729.2163
pr@gaincapital.com

Investor Relations Contact
Hugh Collins and Lynn Morgen
MBS Value Partners
gain@mbsvalue.com

Forward Looking Statements
In addition to historical information, this press release contains "forward-looking" statements that reflect management's expectations for the future. A variety of important factors could cause results to differ materially from such statements. These factors are noted throughout GAIN Capital's annual report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2012, and include, but are not limited to, the actions of both current and potential new competitors, fluctuations in market trading volumes, financial market volatility, evolving industry regulations, errors or malfunctions in our systems or technology, rapid changes in technology, effects of inflation, customer trading patterns, the success of our products and service offerings, our ability to continue to innovate and meet the demands of our customers for new or enhanced products, our ability to successfully integrate assets and companies we have acquired, changes in tax policy or accounting rules, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, adverse changes or volatility in interest rates, as well as general economic, business, credit and financial market conditions, internationally or nationally. The forward-looking statements included herein represent GAIN Capital's views as of the date of this release. GAIN Capital undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason unless required by law.


10/17/2011
Check out Pro.OpenEcry.com - Designed to handle our professional services group of clientele

Open E Cry, LLC (OEC) has launched a new website called Pro.OpenECry.com (http://pro.openecry.com) designed to handle our Professional Services group of Clientele.

Our main domain, www.OpenECry.com, will remain our retail outlet for our existing public-facing brokerage services.

There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options and off-exchange foreign currency products. Futures trading involves substantial risk and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results.


09/03/2010
OEC Equities†, through integration with Collective2, now offers full trading automation for stocks, options, and ETFs.

OEC Equities† now offers full trading automation for stocks, options, and ETFs. Utilizing Collective2's Gen3 technology, customers can now trade strategies directly in their OEC Equities account with no additional software installed and monitor all activity real-time via the OEC Trader. Learn more about how to start auto trading a Collective2 strategy today.


06/04/2010
Open E Cry, LLC Announces the Release of OEC Forum

OEC announces the release of OEC Forum, an online communication message board designed to allow interactive communication between OEC users, OEC staff members, and potential clients of OEC. "We are excited to give our users the ability to interact, and to create a community of traders with knowledge base pertaining to OEC," commented Rick Tomsic President of OEC.

OEC Forum is open to the public and will serve as another tool to help traders unlock the power and flexibility within the OEC Trader.


02/26/2010
Open E Cry, LLC Announces the Release of its Equities Trading Platform

OEC, an industry leader in online futures brokerage, is pleased to announce the release of its equities trading platform.

In addition to futures and forex, clients of OEC will now have the ability to trade stocks, options, ETFs, and mutual funds all within one platform.

The expansion of OEC's product offering has also brought about many new and innovative software features which cater to the active and professional trading community.

For additional information, read more about OEC Equities or contact us at sales@openecry.com.


10/14/2009
Open E Cry, LLC Launches OEC Strategy Center, an Innovative Service for Managed Futures

POWELL, OHIO, October 14, 2009 - OEC, an industry leader in online futures brokerage and subsidiary of optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:OXPS), today announced the release of its newest innovative product offering, OEC Strategy Center. Investors are seeking out alternatives to the traditional investment outlets: the OEC Strategy Center takes sophisticated, alternative investments, such as computerized futures trading systems, and makes them easy to understand and accessible to all traders.

"Introducing automated futures trading systems capabilities is a natural extension of our current offerings for customers and is directly addressing the needs of our active traders and high volume institutional clients to diversify their portfolio," commented Rick Tomsic, CEO of Open E Cry.

OEC Strategy Center provides customers with detailed reports that enable customers to select the most appropriate automated trading system for their individual portfolio. It combines sophisticated analysis with easy to comprehend graphics into one comprehensive tool through which customers can interactively:

  1. Research existing commodity futures trading systems
  2. Analyze automated trading systems against their existing portfolios
  3. Evaluate system performance over selected time periods or by sector
  4. Run comparisons of the various automated trading systems

Additionally, the OEC Strategy Center allows customers to link their selected automated system to their existing account.

"This offering is a tremendous example of OEC's ability to offer the latest products that intersect with what customers want right now and it reinforces optionsXpress' strategy of aligning itself with companies who are innovative in offering traders alternative capabilities," said David Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of optionsXpress Holdings, Inc.

If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Rick Tomsic, please call Brian Weis at 614.792.2690 or e-mail Brian at BWeis@openecry.com

About Open E Cry

OEC was founded on 2002 and is an online brokerage company offering its OEC Trader trading software to futures and forex investors. Its clients include active traders, institutional clients, and introducing brokers.

About optionsXpress Holdings, Inc.

optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., a pioneer in equity options and futures trading, offers an innovative suite of online brokerage services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. optionsXpress Holdings subsidiaries include optionsXpress, Inc., a retail online brokerage specializing in options and futures, brokersXpress, LLC, an online trading and reporting platform for independent investment professionals, Open E Cry, an innovative futures broker offering direct-access futures trading through its proprietary software platform, and Optionetics, Inc., a leading provider of investment education services, including live seminars, proprietary software analytics, online and offline educational products and individual coaching to over 40,000 potential investors annually in 12 countries.

Barron's named optionsXpress the number one online broker for four years in a row (2003 to 2006) and among the best for options, long-term investing and usability in 2009. Kiplinger's Personal Finance named it the top discount broker in 2006.

"Best Online Broker" 3/6/06, 3/7/05, 3/8/04, 3/10/03, and one of Barron's Best Online Brokers 3/3/07 and 3/16/09 based on: Trade Experience; Trade Tech; Usability; Offerings; Research; Portfolio Analysis; Customer Service/Access; Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company (C) 2009.

"Best Online Broker" by Kiplinger's 7/06, based on: Commissions/Fees; Executions; Margin Rates; Interest on Cash; Maximum Fund Transaction Fee; Responsiveness/Broker Knowledge; Research; Web Site; Cost-Basis Data; Conduct. Kiplinger's is a trademark of The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (C) 2009.

Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, volume and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading. optionsXpress, Inc. makes no investment recommendations and does not provide financial, tax or legal advice. Content and tools are provided for educational and informational purposes only. Products and services intended for U.S. customers and may not be available or offered in other jurisdictions.

Copyright © 2009 optionsXpress, Inc. All rights reserved. Member FINRA, SIPC, CBOE, ISE, BOX, ArcaEx, PHLX and NFA.


Contact: Brian Weis
Open E Cry, LLC
9482 Wedgewood Blvd., Suite 150
Powell, Ohio 43065

05/01/2009
Open E Cry Announces Release of Full Integration with Ablesys AbleTrend 7.0 for Futures and Forex

OEC proudly announces that we have teamed up with AbleSys. With this integration, AbleSys adds OEC data module and Auto Order Execution (AOE) module for AbleTrend 7.0. Now OEC clients can use both OEC Traders software and AbleTrend 7.0 side-by-side seamless for making their critical trading decisions.

AbleSys' AbleTrend 7.0, S&C Award-Winning 1997-2009, is a time-tested trading system software that offers traders specific buy, sell, stop signals for day trading, swing trading, and position trading of all markets including stocks, futures, commodities, forex & bonds etc. It is universal and working with any time charts. Major features of the 7.0 version include:

  1. Working with OEC Demo or real account data
  2. Manual or Auto Order Execution (AOE) direct to OEC trading account
  3. Time tested buy/sell/stop/exit signals
  4. Intra-trade risk/money management.
  5. Back testing to validate strategies
  6. Virtual Paper Trade (VPT) to simulate trades without risking real money
  7. Easy graphic with sound alerts
  8. AutoScan to monitor many symbols in real time
For more information about AbleTrend 7.0, visit AbleSys website.

04/29/2009
Open E Cry Launches Foreign Exchange (FX) Trading

Technology-driven brokerage firm now offers futures, futures options and forex trading on a single platform

POWELL, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Open E Cry, LLC, (OEC) a direct access brokerage firm, today announced the launch of OEC FX, their new online foreign exchange (forex) trading service. With OEC FX, Open E Cry now supports futures, futures options, and forex trading on a single platform.

"Forex is a natural product extension for our user base of active traders and high volume institutional clients," commented Rick Tomsic, CEO of Open E Cry. "Many of the tools that we've built into our platform will be especially useful when trading forex - both in terms of identifying trading opportunities and in executing trading strategies, either manually or using our trade automation tools," continued Mr. Tomsic.

GAIN Capital, a global provider of online foreign exchange services, provides Open E Cry with FX clearing and custody services. "Partnering with GAIN Capital accelerated our time to market significantly," said Brian Weis, Business Development at Open E Cry. "GAIN's robust technology infrastructure enabled us to seamlessly integrate their forex pricing and execution capabilities into our existing platform," continued Mr. Weis. "We are very excited about our relationship with Open E Cry," added Glenn Stevens, CEO of GAIN Capital. "OEC's trading platform is impressive and I believe their enhanced offering will receive a lot of attention from active traders looking to trade multiple asset classes from one platform."

Open E Cry's proprietary trading software, OEC Trader, provides streaming quotes, depth of market, 15+ advanced order types, sophisticated, built-in charting tools with over 150 technical indicators and studies as well as custom indicators, and algorithmic trading support. End user access is achieved through a downloadable software interface or through a proprietary API.

Traders can register for a free trial of OEC trader at:
https://www.openecry.com/software/download1.cfm


06/25/2008
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., Announces Acquisition of Open E Cry, LLC

Deal Enhances Company's Futures Product Offering

CHICAGO, IL, June 25, 2008 – optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGS: OXPS) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Open E Cry, LLC, for approximately $18 million, plus additional consideration based upon future performance. The Company anticipates the transaction to close on July 1, 2008. Open E Cry, based in Powell, OH, is an innovative futures broker offering direct access futures trading through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. The Open E Cry platform contains a set of complex systems and order routing technology specifically designed to meet the standards of high volume commodities and futures traders. End user access is achieved through a downloadable software interface or through a proprietary API.

"We believe the acquisition of Open E Cry further enhances optionsXpress' position as the premiere derivatives-focused brokerage," said David Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of optionsXpress. "We anticipate significant growth in the futures industry, and this acquisition provides us with a world-class platform to expand our market presence by appealing to institutions and highly active traders."

Open E Cry was formed in 2002 by its president and founder, Rick Tomsic. With an emphasis on speed, reliability and ease of use, Open E Cry has developed a platform that caters to the specific needs of high volume futures traders.

"We think optionsXpress is a great fit for Open E Cry. Bringing our companies together creates a terrific array of tools and products for all types of investors," commented Mr. Tomsic. "This business combination provides a tremendous opportunity for us to accelerate OEC's growth by leveraging optionsXpress' robust infrastructure."

Transaction Terms:

OEC's members will receive approximately $13 million of cash consideration and $5 million in stock plus additional consideration based upon future performance. Mr. Tomsic has agreed to a multi-year employment agreement. optionsXpress expects the transaction to have no significant impact on 2008 earnings per share.

Open E Cry Financial and Operating Metrics:

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2007, Open E Cry generated approximately $8 million in revenue and $1 million in pretax income. Year-to-date 2008 revenues have grown over 100% from the same period last year. Key operating metrics for 2007 were:

  • Ending open accounts of approximately 2,100
  • Daily average revenue trades of approximately 5,500 (DARTs)
  • Ending customer assets of $36.8 million

About optionsXpress Holdings, Inc.

optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. provides innovative securities brokerage products and services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. Through its subsidiaries optionsXpress, Inc., an online brokerage, and brokersXpress LLC, an online broker dealer for investment representatives and advisors, the company offers a wide range of investor tools, outstanding customer service via Live Help chat service and competitive commissions. optionsXpress has been named the top online securities brokerage by Kiplinger's Personal Finance (2006) and by Barron's in its last four annual surveys (2003 to 2006).

More information can be found in the Investor Relations section of optionsXpress' website at http://www.optionsxpress.com/investor.

Safe Harbor

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks. We urge you to carefully consider these risks in evaluating the information in this press release, including risks related to general economic conditions, regulatory developments, the competitive landscape, the volume of securities trading generally or by our customers specifically and other risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Actual events or results may differ materially. The forward-looking statements made in this press release relate only to events as of the date of this release. We undertake no ongoing obligation to update these statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Investor Inquiries:
Victoria Paris
Ashton Partners
(312) 553-6715

Media Inquiries:
Josh Inglis
Strategics, Inc.
(312) 346-2007


04/11/2008
Strategic Alliance between DMAXX, LLC and Open E Cry, LLC brings Straight-through processing to the Institutional CTA

Chicago, IL April 14, 2008 – DMAXX, LLC, a leading supplier of middle and back office systems to institutional commodity trading advisors and Open E Cry, LLC, an industry-leading direct access futures brokerage firm, and pioneering developer of futures trading technology, today announced a strategic alliance to provide seamless integration between their platforms. The resulting solution will provide the institutional CTA the first fully integrated, straight-through processing operating system, encompassing the front, middle, and back office functions, tailored specifically to institutional CTAs with managed accounts.

The combination of OEC's industry-leading, global direct access futures trading network and their OEC Trader platform with DMAXX's fully-integrated middle and back office software, TheBooks®, provides un-paralleled automation to the alternative investment manager. The resulting platform provides electronic and pit market access, dynamic block allocations, multi clearer trade routing, position management, broker reconciliation, risk management, performance accounting and reporting, as a single, fully integrated solution.

Discretionary and systematic traders will find the resulting solution delivers an operating platform not previously available to the institutional futures trader. The functionality to seamlessly combine long and short term algorithmic trading along side of discretionary screen trading into the middle and back office functions will now be available off the shelf to the institutional CTA.

About DMAXX, LLC

DMAXX, LLC has been providing Futures Trading and Accounting software and services to members of the Managed Futures industry since 1994. Our flagship product, TheBooks®, is a comprehensive, scalable application tailored to the needs of the alternative investment advisor with managed accounts. Our years of experience, product functionality, and dedication to customer service has made us the vendor of choice by institutional CTAs worldwide for more that fourteen years.

About Open E Cry, LLC

Open E Cry, LLC is a direct access FCM that offers online trading for both electronic and pit markets through our proprietary software. We have developed a set of complex systems and order routing technology specifically designed to meet the high standards of CTAs, hedge funds, FCMs, Prop Shops, Arcades and other high volume commodities and futures traders. This technology can be accessed through our industry leading trading front end, OEC Trader, or through direct access to our API. Our focus is to provide the best execution possible to ensure maximum speed and reliability, while minimizing total transaction costs.


Contact DMAXX, LLC:
Dana Comolli
1.847.234.4969 x11
http://www.dmaxx.com

Contact Open E Cry, LLC:
Brian Weis
1.800.920.5808 x4484
http://www.openecry.com

08/30/2007
Open E Cry, LLC CONNECTS CUSTOMERS DIRECTLY TO EURONEXT.LIFFE

OEC continues to grow its global connections with direct market access to one of Europe's largest commodities markets.

Open E Cry, LLC, an industry-leading direct access futures brokerage firm, and pioneering developer of futures trading technology, today announced that they have expanded their global direct market access to include Euronext.liffe London and Euronext.liffe Paris. According to OEC President, Rick Tomsic, "Our goal is to be the leader in global futures trading… by expanding our direct market access to Euronext.liffe, we are another step closer".

OEC is committed to providing their clients with the fastest data and trade executions. OEC currently provides true direct market access to CME, CBOT, EUREX, NYBOT, NYMEX, KCBT, MGEX and ICE through their dynamic trading platform, OEC Trader. "Our integrated trading platform, OEC Trader, is currently an industry leader in functionality, and we are constantly adding to our software's functionality… we are committed, in the same way, to expanding our direct access to global markets", said Tomsic. OEC plans to include even more global exchanges including SGX, SFE, and HKFE through the fourth quarter of 2007.

About Euronext.liffe

Euronext.liffe lists a diverse range of commodity futures and options which includes Cocoa, Robusta Coffee, Raw Sugar, White Sugar, Feed Wheat, Milling Wheat, Rapeseed, Corn and Rapeseed Oil. Modeled after the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) began in 1982. In the 1990's, LIFFE merged with the London Traded Options Market (LTOM), and later with the London Commodity Exchange (LCE), and increased their product range to include equity options and soft and agricultural commodity contracts. Euronext acquired LIFFE, in January 2002, and joined the exchanges of Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Lisbon. OEC now offers direct market access to Euronext.liffe London and Euronext.liffe Paris.


05/21/2007
Open E Cry, LLC To Extend DMA (Direct Market Access) to Global Exchanges to all customers.

Open E Cry, LLC currently offers fast and highly reliable direct access to:

  • CME
  • eCBOT
  • EUREX
  • ICE
  • NYMEX
  • NYBOT
  • Kansas City
  • Minneapolis

In an effort to expand global direct access and enhance our position as the leader in global futures trading, OEC LLC will be releasing direct connections to the following exchanges in Q3 2007:

  • LIFFE – London and all sub components including:
    • Paris
    • Amsterdam
  • SGX – Singapore
  • SFE – Sydney
  • HKFE – Hong Kong
  • DME - Dubai

05/14/2007
Open E Cry, LLC is Pleased to Announce The LIVE Release of Our Full Integration With Collective2.

The OEC data and infrastructure has been fully interfaced to Collective2's (www.collective2.com) system trading platform. OEC now provides a hands-free / software-free means of auto trading any futures system available from the Collective2 site. OEC also provides real-time visibility to your system generated trades as well as a market to market PNL.


05/14/2007
Open E Cry, LLC is Pleased to Announce The LIVE Release of Our Full Integration With TickQuest's NeoTicker.

The OEC Order Server is now LIVE with NeoTicker (http://www.tickquest.com). NeoTicker is a real-time technical analysis platform focused on advanced technologies, robustness and scalability. OEC now provides full data and execution services through the NeoTicker 4.x Platform. This LIVE Order Server is now available through TickQuest. As a TickQuest Partner, OEC customers will also be eligible for a discount on the NeoTicker software.


03/06/2007
Open E Cry, LLC is Pleased to Announce The BETA Release of Our Full Integration With Collective2.

The OEC data and infrastructure has been fully interfaced to Collective2's (www.collective2.com) system trading platform. OEC will provide a hands-free / software-free means of auto trading any futures system available from the Collective2 site. OEC will also provide real-time visibility to your system generated trades as well as a market to market PNL. This interface is currently being Beta tested by both current OEC customers and Collective2 customers.

In the coming weeks, following the beta testing period, an announcement will be made on the general release of the full interface of Collective2 to the OEC connectivity and functionality. Please contact us with any additional questions or if you are interested in participating in the Beta test.


03/05/2007
Open E Cry, LLC is Pleased to Announce The BETA Release of Our Full Integration With SmartQuant's OpenQuant retail product and Quant House's QuantDEVELOPER institutional high end solution.

The OEC data and infrastructure has been fully interfaced to SmartQuant's (www.smartquant.com) flagship products Open Quant and QuantDEVELOPER institutional high end solution (www.quanthouse.com). OpenQuant is an Automated Trading System (ATS) Development Platform for retail individual traders and designed around the well known SmartQuant Financial Data Analysis and Trading Framework. QuantDEVELOPER from Quant House is part of the QuantFACTORY suite of products together with QuantDATACENTER and QuantENGINE and is designed for leading financial institutions all around the globe. The framework has been under development since 1997 and is certainly one of the most reliable and performant Integrated Development Environment avaible at present on the market. OEC will provide data and execution functionality in support of this platform. The interface is currently in Beta test with OEC, SmartQuant and Quant House customer.

In the coming weeks, following the beta testing period, an announcement will be made on the general release of the full interface of OpenQuant and QuantDEVELOPER to the OEC connectivity and functionality. Please contact us with any additional questions or if you are interested in participating in the Beta test.


03/04/2007
Open E Cry, LLC is Pleased to Announce The BETA Release of Our Full Integration With TickQuest's NeoTicker.

The OEC order server is now in Beta test with NeoTicker (www.tickquest.com) . NeoTicker is a real-time technical analysis platform focused on advanced technologies, robustness and scalability. This Beta test includes current customers of both TickQuest and OEC. OEC will provide full data and execution services through the NeoTicker 4.x Platform. As a NeoTicker Partner, OEC customers will also be eligible for a discount on the NeoTicker software.

In the coming weeks, following the beta testing period, an announcement will be made on the general release of the full interface of NeoTicker to the OEC connectivity and functionality. Please contact us with any additional questions or if you are interested in participating in the Beta test.


01/26/2007
Open E Cry, LLC Extends TRUE DMA to CME Globex & NYMEX to all customers.

OEC LLC now offers TRUE DMA to CME Globex & NYMEX through the combination of OEC Trader and the high performance and ultra low latency solution CME LNet. CME LNet is a solution offering 40mb redundant fiber connections to the CME Globex platform via specified collocation facilities.

CME LNet is expected to decrease network latency times for order entry by 10 to 15 milliseconds (compared to a "standard CME connection" through a 20 Mbit/s line using external line providers). With this setup in our Equinix datacenter in Chicago, OEC is now able to provide the fastest possible Direct Market Access (DMA) to the CME enabling the industry's best support of algorithmic trading engines written to the OEC API and spread traders.


01/08/2007
RightEdge writes to OEC API to provide real-time data

RightEdge (http://www.rightedgesystems.com) can be used to develop systems utilizing the OEC direct exchange data feed and order execution platform. Open E Cry, LLC is a supported broker for auto executions making RightEdge a stand-alone platform for system development and auto executions for Open E Cry, LLC customers.

RightEdge by Yye Software is a trading system development platform based on modern, compiled languages. This platform is equipped with a cutting edge integrated development environment (IDE) that includes advanced charting features, data management, and a pluggable architecture that allows for a high level of scalability and customization. RightEdge caters to system developers that demand high performance systems utilizing industrial strength data storage for high frequency data. Once a system is developed, RightEdge can backtest systems, make optimization recommendations, and ultimately interface with supported brokers to execute systems live. Systems are executed in a truly event driven fashion allowing for the same code to be run in a backtest, simulation or live scenario.

Additional information coming on our "Third Party Software" section of our website.


01/04/2007
Open E Cry, LLC joins TradeLog Affilliate Program

OEC Customers to receive an instant 20% discount on Tradelog Software if accessed through http://www.armencomp.com/tradelog/?site=oec

OEC LLC has long offered the TradeLog export from our reports module to help in easily managing your tax information. As a result of this relationship TradeLog will be offering all OEC customers an instant 20% discount on the list price of the TradeLog software.