Forex Industry Week Review – Pepperstone fundraising, FX keywords cost soar, and lots more

The past week saw a number of exclusive posts on LeapRate, several of which were then noticed and picked up by other blogs. We’re happy to report that our continued unparalleled coverage of everything FX-related (and only FX-related) has led to another week of record hits on We’d like to once again thank you, our audience, for putting your trust in us to get the stories right the first time, and to bring you the FX industry news that matters before anyone else.

Some of our most viewed and shared posts this past week included:

FX keywordsWhy are top FX keywords suddenly expensive on Google AdWords? Starting February 19, Google made a not-so-subtle change to the way AdWords ads are displayed following a search. Gone are the ads on the right side of the page. Google will now only show ads at the top and bottom of the SERP (search engine results page). What does this mean for online marketing dependent companies?

Pepperstone’s Owen Kerr on CHAMP investment – LeapRate Exclusive Interview. LeapRate was first to break the story on Thursday of Australian retail forex broker Pepperstone securing a multi-million dollar investment. We’re now pleased to bring our readers another first, in the form of an exclusive interview on the investment with Pepperstone CEO Owen Kerr. What does Pepperstone plan to do with the money? If this a takeover of Pepperstone by CHAMP Private Equity, or a minority investment? How does this affect Pepperstone’s stated desire to go public?

CySEC suspends license of Pegase Capital, owner of Interactive Option

ThinkForex’s Chris Reynolds leaves FX for COO role at sports social betting site

AFX Capital’s SuperTradingOnline starts 10% interest-on-deposits promotion

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