Having commenced its operations with a mission of achieving leadership in particular in the leveraged trading out of all financial intermediation services in Turkish Capital Markets, GCM Menkul Değerler A.Ş. is an award-winning financial intermediary, licensed with its technological infrastructure compliant with world standards, and a paid-up equity of TRY 13.9 million.
GCM Forex is dedicated to its vision of becoming a global player, operating throughout the world, in Europe, Asia and Middle East in particular. Within the framework of its mission to provide investors information, GCM Forex strives to help create information based investment strategies on part of the investors, achieving optimal benefits, through seminars, training videos and webinars. As the Forex market requires a specific kind of trading experience compared to other markets, services and materials are presented to the investors in a most comprehensible and fluent form at all times, making use of all means provided by applicable technology, with reference to the structure of the market, investor profile, and level of education. In this respect, GCM Forex can be considered as a school of forex, providing trainings for newcomers.
Trading in the Forex market requires knowledge and experience. GCM Forex offers the option of a demo account for its clients, allowing them to get acquainted with the Forex market, and to develop more successful trading strategies. This allows the investor to trade under actual market circumstances with a portfolio of USD 100,000 in virtual cash, engaging in any form of trade actual account owners can engage in, hence gaining trading experience through practice.
In line with its vision of unlimited services, trades that can be done through GCM Forex’s next-generation trading platform are not limited to parities alone. It is possible to trade in a very wide range of currencies, including exotic currencies in addition to major, minor and cross parities. Trading in precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, as well as in commodities including aluminum and copper, and a multitude of instruments from oil to natural gas is among the possibilities. Furthermore, the trading platform of numerous agricultural products including, but not limited to wheat, sugar, cotton, corn, soy, and coffee is also rich in indices and stocks from global exchanges, CFD and various investment instruments. GCM Forex works with an innovative service perspective, and the will to offer approximately 70 investment instruments with the highest trading volume on a global scale, at the best market conditions available. Regardless of the preferences of the investor, it is possible to find an investment instrument compatible with its revenue and risk expectations. Without any commissions, charges, and regardless of the volume and type of investment on part of the client, to boot!
The Forex market regulations introduced by the Capital Markets Board (CMB) on 31 August, 2011 marks a watershed event for the Turkish Forex markets. After the regulation by CMB, the investors got the chance to trade in a safe and regulated market. Regulation introduced the obligation on part of the financial intermediaries, to obtain licenses, and to keep the clients’ accounts at the Settlement and Custody Bank, in individual client accounts. Moreover, the leverage ratio was limited to 1:100, reducing the susceptibility of the investors in the face of systemic risks.
Thanks to such regulations reflecting the reliability and the strength of the market, the majority of investors who previously traded abroad at high cost levels, without any security, moved their accounts to Turkey. The trades were directed to financial intermediaries licensed by CMB. The Association of Capital Market Intermediary Institutions of Turkey (TSPAKB) data indicates that the trading volume which averaged around TRY 125 billion per month in year 2012 rose to TRY 250 billion in year 2013.
The growth potential of the industry, the positive outlook regarding the macroeconomic indicators, and the confidence in the future of Turkey whet the appetite of foreign Forex firms as well. As of date, 27 financial intermediaries including foreign Forex firms are licensed by CMB as market builders. GCM is among the first intermediaries licensed by CMB, and its trading volume hit a monthly average of 30 billion US Dollars, within a short time frame of 1 year, thanks to the confidence of its clients. Its rise among the peers and the success towards leadership in the business owe much to superior client relations management, high growth performance.
At GCM Forex, the investor is free, can access his/her account anywhere over the internet, and can engage in any transaction of his/her choice. It is possible to access the account using a single password, over his/her choice operating system, computer, iPhone, Android, or Mac OS.
Solution oriented customer representatives, accountants who serve as a bridge between the market and the investor, analysts monitoring the market throughout the day, and experts producing solutions regarding any level of training needs, are elements of the standard set of services it offers. Any investor interested in the market will find himself/herself privileged at GCM Forex.
GCM Forex’s team of specialist analysts disclose their observations regarding the market they monitor closely, with the perspective that greatest strength in the Forex market is achieved through knowledge. Each morning and evening on weekdays, as well as the beginning of each week is the time for the publication of regular reports and analyses. Furthermore, extraordinary developments and opportunities, when such arise, are disclosed in instant analyses, to help the investor develop successful strategies. Investment instruments are monitored on demand, and regular reports are issued, for high trading volume VIP accounts.
As the Forex markets are open for 5 days a week, 24 hours a day, the markets should be monitored continuously. The Forex market is one where the fastest reflexes of the investors are presented in the face of the changes in the global economy. That’s why GCM Forex’s services run continuously for 5 days a week, 24 hours a day. The support team offers assistance on any matter the investor may require, for 24 hours during week days. At GCM Forex, customer satisfaction is maximized.
GCM Forex’s clients themselves set the terms of trading. The investor may either open a standard account, or a premium one. At GCM, the investor can enjoy distinct advantages for each form of trading, and get a unique investment experience. The investor can attend professional training programs, and receive expert opinion regarding the risks and investment strategies.
At the same time, the investor gets the opportunity to open positions with extremely competitive and advantageous spread margins, so as to include all investment instruments. SMS warnings sent and trading signals provided by a team of specialist analysts provide an invaluable set of information. GCM Premium clients are provided this service free of charge. That is why; their positions are always one step ahead.
GCM Forex never compromises on the principles of discipline, confidence, regulations compliance, institutional perspective, and transparency. GCM Forex is licensed for leveraged trading activities. It is also a member of The Association of Capital Market Intermediary Institutions of Turkey, Settlement and Custody Bank Inc., Central Registry Agency, and Turkish Derivatives Exchange. All clients of GCM Forex enjoy the privilege and confidence of trading with an agency audited continuously by CMB.
GCM Forex, with its mission concerning customer satisfaction, employs a strong staff of professionals to offer quality and qualified services through its organizational structure. Its employees have advanced command of capital and derivatives markets, in order to provide most reliable and sophisticated financial data to the clients, as fast as possible, and in an efficient manner. In order to cut the length of the road to high profit margins over the savings of investors, all unnecessary red tape, any communications problems, and any delays are considered as obstacles, and the first priority is to eliminate such obstacles.
GCM offers its clients next generation, user friendly trading platforms, real-time financial analyses, and access to actual market terms with fixed and narrow spreads. It is a major actor of Turkish Capital Markets, thanks to its performance, technology infrastructure meeting global standards, and its young and dynamic team. It believes that the innovations it introduces bring a fresh outlook into Turkish Capital Markets, where minutes, even seconds are critical.