Strategy Trader entered public beta testing last week, accompanied by great fanfare on the FXCM website.

As you will gather from that blog post, I personally think it's quite a long way from prime time at the moment, yet if you're brave enough you can already use it on a live account. Is it really a good idea on FXCM's part to permit their paying customers to gamble with real money on a platform that's still being tested?

As you might well have come to expect from FXCM, the marketing is a bit economical with the truth too. Will that nonetheless help FXCM convert hordes of their customers from their tried and tested MetaTrader 4 or TS II platforms to Strategy Trader? Will new customers come flocking to FXCM from other brokers, attracted by the wonders of the new platform?