Admiral Markets, a more than 18-year-old broker platform, made an announcement this Monday that it was expanding yet again. This time, they were expanding both the Contracts-For-Difference (CFD) and the stock offering within the Asia Pacific Region. They will do this by giving access to the Japanese markets.
The forex and CFD broker can, as of this day, facilitate trades with some of Asia’s most popular stocks. This will only be available for clients holding either the Admiral.Invest account or the Admiral.MT5 account.
Through the use of Admiral’s Market’s Metatrader 5 account, clients are now capable of trading with brand new instruments. There are currently 195 CFDs based on Japanese shares. The most pronounced of these shares would doubtlessly be the electronics giants of Japan, things like Casio, Sony, and Panasonic.
Japan’s famous car manufacturers are there, as well. Giants like Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi stand alongside communications giants like KDDI, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, and the SoftBank Group.
If CFDs aren’t what prospective clients want, Admiral.Invest accounts can possibly cater to their needs. Admiral.Invest was designed for buy and hold style investing, and 195 shares have opened up thanks to their Japan expansion.
APAC Expansion Continues
This wasn’t the first expansion into the APAC region Admiral Markets has done, and will probably not be the last. Admiral Markets seems to be making a hard push into APAC, with Australian shares becoming available just a week prior. It’s an interesting shift of positions due to the firm having European roots before this push. They have operations in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, and Estonia, with Australia and Japan now added into the fold. What prompted the firm to suddenly push so hard into APAC remains unknown, but what’s clear is that they have a clear ambition to do so.
Their Australia platform was made possible via Metaquotes’ latest version of its flagship product: Metatrader 5, a Forex trading platform. They’re able to trade shares from the Australia 200 index because of it.
Clients of Admiral Markets can now trade in 157 shares of Australia’s most powerful banks. Firms like National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and Australia and New Zealand Bank, are all available for trade. Along with this, the country’s large industrials, top telco, and leading mining companies all have a piece Admiral Markets’ clients can take.
In the competitive world of stock trading and CFDs, millions of USD of wealth flow through as a matter of course. It’s sometimes staggering to see the insurmountable amount of money that firms like these experiences in just one day. Admiral Markets’ future is still to be decided in APAC, and it will be interesting to see what happens next.