The Pillars of Hercules

The Pillars of Hercules

At the Pillars of Hercules, Investors Europe has a unique business model for investors, traders and institutions because it offers them the globe’s greatest choice of independent online trading platforms. Investors Europe has coined these trading platforms as “independent” because it is not tied to any of them, does not trade, has no book and focuses on its specialty:- Quality execution and Quality service.

This is why the best trading platform for the investor is the best trading platform for the company!

Gibraltar, where investorseurope the introducing broker is incorporated, is one of the famed Pillars of Hercules,  the Portal sailors crossed when travelling from the Old World into the New. In terms of online trading technology, this is precisely what Investors Europe has been doing since 2001: Working from a Trading Portal at the Pillars of Hercules to offer a New World of online trading platforms to investors throughout the Globe, so that they can “Trade the World from the Rock” from where, very appropriately, the Dollar Symbol was born.

Pillar dollarThe Pillar Dollar ‘$’ Sign Comes from the ‘S’ on the Left Pillar

‘Charles derived the idea from the poetic conceit which gave the name of “Pillars of Hercules” to the two mountains which stand on either side the Straits of Gibraltar; that is, Calpe, or the Rock of Gibraltar, on the north, and Mount Abyla, in Africa, on the south. The scroll, which in the device on the dollar was twined about the pillars, has by long use been gradually modified through writing the mark so as to assume its present form in the dollar mark.’


(Investors Europe, a regulated execution-only stock broker with a Herculean choice of online trading platforms for futures, options, equities and most readily realisable financial products was originally incorporated in Gibraltar GX11 1AA in 2001. It is now based in Mauritius but in Gibraltar  it is Europe’s premier introducing Broker)

the PTSI mint mark in the lower right and left quadrants and the Pillars of Hercules

The Pillar $ Dollar 1768 (PTSI Mark Lower Right)
The Pillar $ Dollar 1746