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Scope Markets unveils online forex trading portal

Scope Markets also targets to train about 50,000 novice traders in currency dealings in the next two years as part of the company’s plans to integrate more Kenyans into the fast-growing digital economy/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – The possibilities in income generation in the online forex trading market is now a click away. Scope Markets, a licensed foreign currency trading platform, is now live and Kenyans have actively begun trading in online forex.

Prior to the formal launch, the company has more than 1000 accounts already opened, highlighting Kenya’s thirst to venture into online trading.

SCFM Limited (trading name: Scope Markets), a non-dealing online foreign exchange broker, which is licenced by the Capital Markets Authority, wants to create a digital workforce built on a community of online traders.

There is remarkable interest from the youth, as they seek to diversify their alternative revenue options beyond trading in local shares and securities.

Scope Markets also targets to train about 50,000 novice traders in currency dealings in the next two years as part of the company’s plans to integrate more Kenyans into the fast-growing digital economy.

According to the company’s CEO Kevin Nga’ng’a, there is a huge opportunity for the youth to learn more about the world of forex trading and turn online trading into a possible income generating avenue.

“We want to lead the way in the online forex trading space as an income generating scheme and a means of job creation for the youth in the digital economy. We need to give Kenyans and Africans in general, a safe, secure and regulated platform that they can relate to and easily walk up to and carry out online forex trading. The biggest gap in the trading space is the lack of information, and we as Scope Markets are dedicated to closing this gap through training and capacity building through mentorship,” he added.

As a licenced player, Scope Markets will be providing a trading platform for investors to trade forex, global shares, indices and commodities online from the comfort of their mobile phones or PCs.

As per the accounts opened so far, there is significant interest from women, who were traditionally not seen to favour the investment class, to trade in online forex.

It is estimated that in the last 5 years, Kenya’s online trading space has grown tremendously, with more than 200,000 traders, most of whom were trading on international broker sites.

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“This is an indication that there is a huge need for local representation in the online forex trading market. We need to give Kenyans and Africans in general, a platform that they can relate to and easily walk in to if the need arises,” Ng’ang’a added.

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