Discussion in 'Events' started by Raphel Finelli, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Raphel Finelli

    Raphel Finelli eSignal


    Alliance Combines Best Charting/Analytics with Direct Access Futures Trading Technology from Leading Futures Brokerage Service

    Hayward, Calif., August 12, 2003—eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), and a provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision support tools, has joined forces with Refco, LLC, the largest non-bank U.S. futures commission merchant, to integrate Refco’s direct access futures trading technologies with the eSignal® 7 series analytical software.

    eSignal’s 7 series analytical software seamlessly integrates the online direct access instant order routing technologies from Refco® and its retail brokerage division, Lind-Waldock®. These integrated offerings will carry the names eSignal at Refco and eSignal at Lind, respectively. Refco and Lind-Waldock clients can use the alerts, advanced charting and analysis tools in eSignal to help them make informed trading decisions that they can act on instantly. They can also “paper trade” their accounts with a new function in eSignal that allows users to test their trading on “paper” first and learn which transactions produced favorable results.

    “We joined forces with eSignal because we wanted to offer our customers a rock solid, reliable charting package with the ability to customize formulas and back test strategies,” said Joe Murphy, CEO of Refco Global Futures. “We wanted to truly integrate our online trading technology with a package of advanced technical tools to offer an all-in-one solution to our clients. With eSignal, our retail and institutional customers can now get both futures data and direct-access futures execution from a single solution for the best, most flexible real-time investing experience.”

    “Our alliance with Refco enables us to provide one of the industry’s most comprehensive trading platforms by combining the best real-time market data, back testing, advanced charting, alerts and trade decision support tools from eSignal with direct access futures trading technology developed by one of the world’s premier futures brokerage groups,” said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. “This pairing offers traders advantages designed to help customers identify potential opportunities faster and execute trades more effectively.”

    Users of eSignal at Refco or eSignal at Lind will simply click on a single button on the trading analysis screen to access the online trading platform, and will be directly connected with approved futures markets worldwide. Thanks to the integrated broker functionality within the eSignal application, futures traders at Refco and Lind-Waldock can save precious time in placing their orders.

    Access to the system is available to clients who have a brokerage account with Refco or Lind-Waldock. Interested clients should visit or call, toll free, 800.833.1228. To open a brokerage account with Lind-Waldock, a division of Refco, LLC, please call 800.445.2000 or visit

    About Refco:

    Refco Group Ltd., LLC ( has more than $4 billion in global client equity. One of its subsidiaries is Refco, LLC, the largest non-bank U.S. futures commission merchant. Lind-Waldock, one of the industry's leading retail online futures brokers, is a division of Refco, LLC. Affiliates of the Refco Group also provide services in fixed-income, equities, prime brokerage, and OTC derivatives. Refco provides asset management services to institutional and private clients through two subsidiaries: Forstmann-Leff Associates, LLC, based in New York; and Tilney Investment Management, based in the United Kingdom.

    About eSignal:

    The eSignal division ( of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) ( is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. The company’s suite of products includes eSignal®, eSignal Market Scanner™, Advanced GET™, eSignal Pro™ and MarketCenter™.

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    Raphel Finelli
  2. wow.
  3. Very nice!
  4. does that mean free eSignal for all accounts at Refco and Lind Waldock?