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

“The Dollar symbol $ is derived from the Pillars of Hercules, one of the oldest symbols known to the human race. The Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Fifth, King of Spain, adopted them as supporters on either side of his escutcheon, and also placed them on the Spanish “pillar dollar.” 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 inthe 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.”  Source: