Directa SIM | The Timeline

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2018

May
Directa adds to its offer on the LMAX Exchange Market the CFD contracts on BITCOIN and ETHEREUM.

2017

October
API: API service for your automatic trading.
dPro for independent financial advisors and the management of their clients portfolios.

September
Zero costs: after 20 years Directa removes the entry fees to open a trading account.

A new edition of the University Trading challenge, with a qualification phase.

May
PIR account: manage your personal Savings Plan(PIR) in total freedom.

2016

December
dLite, the new online web trading platform was released, the platform is accessible from any device, PC, tablet, smartphone.

May
Short and long leverage at 5 becomes available on NYSE, NASDAQ, BATS.

April
Darwin2 gets enriched with the new TradingView charts.

February
graphicBook: the revolution for the active day traders becomes available.


2015

October

The Fifth International edition of the University Trading challenge

May

Directa chat: a new way of communication, directly integrated into the latest version of Darwin Trading Platform.
Release of Darwin 2.0 The new version of Darwin Online Trading platform.

March

Access to ViewTrade the exclusive informative platform, with data, analysis and news On the American markets' financial instruments.

February

Trading on the open-end mutual funds listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.

January

MIBO trading, the Options on FTSE MIB Index.

Directa celebrates 20 years of online Trading.

2014

October
Fourth edition of the University Trading Challenge.

2013

October
Third edition of the University Trading Challenge.

July
Trading hours and assistance on LMAX Exchange extended to 24 hours.

2012

October
Currency trading through LMAX Exchange.

May
Turbo margins intraday trading with halved margins.

March
Second European edition of the University Trading Challenge.

2011

October
New Darwin trading platform: The Trading Evolution

April
dBAR released: free real-time market indices for everyone.

March
First European edition of the University Trading Challenge.

2010

May
touchTrader on iPad.

March
First edition of the University Trading Challenge.

Trading on LIFFE CAC 40 Future.

2009

October
Extended beta release of touchTrader for iPhone, the new, high performance, tablet trading platform.

2008

July
Access to Chi-X market in London.

2007

October
Activation of Directa's Disaster Recovery the mirror site in London.

Long overnight margin trading becomes operational.

2006

December
Trading on fixed income on the MOT market.

October
directa alert: stock alerts transmitted by SMS.

March
Access to the German XETRA market

2005

July
Direct access to EUREX

March
Direct access to CME

2004

November
100% transfer of US ECN Rebates to customers.

May
Pen Trader the exclusive Directa one-click, tablet trading platform.

2003

October
Eurex: trading on Dax Future and DJ Euro Stoxx 50 Future

September
Dynamic margins: intraday leverage to buy and sell in the Italian Stock market

March
flashBook, the Directa Java-based one-click vertical book.

2002

October
Direct access to Borsa Italiana IDEM market

August
flashBoard , one-click trading and tick-by-tick technology for market data

May
Traderlink's Visual Trader is made available for technical analysis and "sone-click" trading.

January
Tick-by-tick real-time quotes: on multiBook, 12 tiles can be followed simultaneously on half the screen.

2001

July
For active customers, trading commissions become degressive trough the day

June
Short selling of stocks and selected CWs.

February
Directa reaches 10,000 active Customers

2000

October
Online trading via WAP

January
Trading on NYSE and NASDAQ

1999

May
With GSM Trading, Directa become the worldÂ’s first broker to offer retail customers a way to trade and view quotes a Nokia 9110 mobile GSM device.

February
Directa provides free real-time Italian Stock Exchange quotes and reaches 1,000 active Customers.

1998

December
Internet trading becomes available: it now takes an average of 4-5 seconds to execute an order, compared to about 30 with the previous system.

May
First agreement with a bank: trading becomes possible through Directa keeping money and stocks in a bank.

1997

December
Breakeven! Full year turnover on the Italian Stock Exchange is about 100 billion Liras.

1996

March
Directa goes operational through a modem based proprietary system. Commission is 0,35% half the usual.
Italian online trading is born

1995

January
Directa SIMpA is established with the mission of enabling private investors to operate directly on financial markets from their PCs.