Retail brokerage Exante has added support for trading US Treasuries as part of its fixed income offering. The company says it broadens its product line as clients’ desire to garner exposure to mainstream markets has been increasing.
The inclusion of US Treasuries not only helps expand trading capabilities for its clientele but also attract more traders that are looking to diversify their trading options. EXANTE allows for margin trading and asset-based lending subject to individual risk assessment.
The new offering also enables clients to invest directly in developed and emerging debt markets through a collection of sovereign, corporate, investment grade and high yield instruments.
Other retail brokers have also opted to introduce fixed-income products, albeit in CFDs, to ensure favorable terms compared to those offered on the futures markets. CFDs on government bonds also create the conditions for retail investors to trade the underlying asset with much better control of their exposure to risk margin.
The case for adding more assets has been growing in recent years with the company’s clients were keen to actively trade its already installed 6,000 bonds, which can be scaled up to 300,000 bonds on demand.
EXANTE has recently pushed ahead with its plans to broaden its cryptocurrency offering, rolling out trading support for Ravencoin’s RVN, the native token of a P2P blockchain built around the open-source project of the same name.
In addition to RVN, EXANTE customers can already trade over 20 funds pegged to crypto assets. The Malta-based broker debuted its Bitcoin-only hedge fund back in 2013. At the time, cryptocurrency trading was carried out through EXANTE crypto funds, which allow buying bitcoin and 15 popular altcoins.
Also in 2017, Exante launched a dedicated altcoin index, XAI, which allows clients to speculate on prices of popular alternative cryptocurrencies. XAI Fund is secured by the real cryptocurrencies included in the index, and it did not incorporate Bitcoin into the list to make the offering more diversified.