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Malaysian Investors Allowed Direct Trade


Local institutional investors and retail traders given the green light to trade futures products in US, Singapore, London and Hong Kong.

Kuala Lumpur – November 16, 2010 – Gone are the days when institutional investors and retail traders needed to have multiple trading accounts to trade non-local futures products. With the recent sealed agreement between Securities Commissions Malaysia and respective exchanges in Chicago (CME), Singapore (SGX), London (LME) and Hong Kong (HKEx), local investors and traders who are keen on international capital markets can now do so via their own local brokers.

This opens up many advantages for local investors in this nation. Investors now get to have direct markets access (DMA) to specified exchanges – in trading, this means locking in the preferred prices as opposed to being susceptible to price movement due to the lag time of executing trade orders. Besides that, investors get to enjoy lower commission rates from orders executed online instead of paying higher commissions for the services of brokers.

Local brokers will now have to compete with their international counterparts which will result in even lower commission rates, benefiting local investors. DMA also enables local investors more control and flexibility to select and trade different derivatives products and various exchanges, anytime, at the convenience of the investor.

On the other side, the risk of direct trade are higher than broker-managed accounts as there are no stop losses being offered and is an option best suited for regular intra-day traders who are looking to benefit from small price movements.

To understand more about direct trade, you may contact Oriental Pacific Futures Sdn Bhd [website:], one of the nine local futures brokers permitted by the Securities Commissions of Malaysia for direct markets access trading.

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About Oriental Pacific Futures
Oriental Pacific Futures (OPF) is a premier Malaysia-based brokerage firm authorized to provide futures broking services to institution and private clients. Oriental Pacific Futures specializes in futures broking, particularly Crude Palm Oil futures (FCPO) traded on Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, due to the company’s strong physical palm oil market background. Oriental Pacific Futures is a registered trading participant of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and licensed clearing member of the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing Berhad. Visit