MahiFX launches forex desktop application

MahiFX, the proprietary-built trading platform that provides retail FX traders with direct access to institutional level execution speeds and spreads, has today launched a new desktop-based version of its Forex and precious metals trading platform. Built using Adobe AIR 3 runtime technology, the desktop application is fully compatible with both Windows® and Mac OSX operating systems. Available as a free download, the small direct install programme is stored on the desktop or preferred folder on the hard-drive, leaving a convenient quick-launch MahiFX shortcut icon on the desktop.

The new application provides a feature rich trading experience that includes the ability to have multiple windows open simultaneously and drag them to different monitors and the ability to instantly access your trading account without first having to open a web browser.

Highlights of the new desktop application include:
• Convenient application shortcut to provide quick-launch instant access to your MahiFX account direct from the MahiFX icon on your desktop
• The ability to have multiple windows open simultaneously and drag them to different monitors
• Enhanced performance unencumbered by browser resource limitations
• Ability to minimise application to task bar and still receive notification pop-ups
• Automatic, instantaneous and seamless platform updates executed upon each application start

MahiFX customers now have the option to choose between the web-based trading application that enables live currency trading from any browser or the downloadable installed desktop version according to their trading styles and preferences. And depending on where they are trading from, they can alternate between the two.

“Launching the desktop based version of the platform represents further evolution of the MahiFX product and service offering”, says David Cooney, MahiFX CEO. “The new desktop version will especially appeal to ‘power’ traders who primarily trade from one dedicated location, who want the convenience of launching the application from a shortcut on their desktop as opposed to accessing the platform through a browser, and who demand great and who demand greater customisation imisation in terms of the ability to more closely monitor their trading positions which the desktop multi-screen viewing feature provides. Ultimately, we think our customers will appreciate having the choice of which version to trade on.”

The MahiFX desktop application for both practice and live accounts is available for easy download from the MahiFX platform login screen.

The desktop application is supported by recent versions of Microsoft® Windows® (including 64 bit editions) and Mac OSX.

MahiFX is headed by David Cooney, former global co-head of currency options and e-FX trading at Barclays Capital and responsible for the award winning e-commerce platform BARX and Susan Cooney, former head of e-FX Institutional Sales in Europe for Barclays Capital. Since launching in February 2012 MahiFX has launched an extensive array of enhancements that include the ability to trade gold and silver on its platform, new charting packages, customisable trading and price alert notifications features, the ability to share trades direct to facebook and a free online Currency Converter tool.