GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) announced today the launch of an enhanced Android mobile trading app for its retail division, FOREX.com.

The new version of the app is now available in three languages: English, Russian and Japanese, and features enhanced charting tools, expanded research content and a new Learn section.

FOREX.com's mobile trading volume increased 418 percent in Q1 2011 compared to the same period last year, said Samantha Roady, chief marketing officer at GAIN Capital.  We expect the high growth rate to continue, especially now that we have a native app for the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world.

According to research firm Gartner, Android devices were the top selling smartphones worldwide in Q1 2011, accounting for 36% of sales, versus 9% from a year ago.

FOREXTrader for Android features:

  • Real-time currency rates and charts for over 50 currency pairs, contracts for difference (CFDs), commodities and major equity indices*;
  • Multiple order types, including market, limit, stop, One Cancels Others (OCO), If Then, If Then / OCO and Trailing Stop;
  • High-resolution tick charts including candlestick, bar and line. Portrait or full-screen landscape displays with seven time intervals and touch-and-hold for precise time indicator. Trade directly from the chart;
  • Market research and commentary and an advanced economic calendar;
  • Real-time newsfeed from Dow Jones;
  • Learn section, including video tutorials, reference materials and more;

To download the free application, Android users may visit the Android Marketplace directly from their devices and search for FOREXTrader.

FOREX.com customers can use their existing user ID and password to access their trading accounts via the app. Prospective customers can access all the features of the Android app by registering for a free 30-day practice account in-app. 

The release of FOREXTrader for Android rounds out FOREX.com's suite of mobile trading solutions, which includes a native app for iOS users on iPhones and iPods, a mobile version of FOREX.com with full trading capabilities optimized for smartphones such as Blackberry, Palm Pre, and other Windows Mobile devices, and a WAP-enabled solution for older mobile devices.

* Foreign exchange and other leveraged trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are not available to US residents.width=185