In the advent of the IFX EXPO Asia 2017, which is due to commence tomorrow in Hong Kong, senior institutional FX industry leader Natallia Hunik provides a preview of the days ahead
Once again, market has proven to be irrational. Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s hawkish comments and positive US data failed to inspire the dollar bull. USD/JPY ended last week below 113.
This Day In History: February 17, 2012, CFH’s FX prime brokerage deal with Morgan Stanley represents halcyon days which are now just nostalgia
How times change in the prime brokerage sector. Exactly five years ago, CFH Group was the darling of major interbank PB divisions. Today, it is a small part of a gaming empire
Despite the recent increase in capital requirements by offshore regulators, they still have zero credibility. To license offshore means to loose all credibility.
Care for a libation, Sir? Don’t mind if I do… Financial institutions cracking down on London’s corporate drinking culture
The once famous gregarious and alcohol-fueled lifestyle of London’s financial elite is under threat from the politically correct. We take an amusing and tongue in cheek look at how the cut glass decanters and wood paneled chambers are being replaced by rubber-cornered desks and muesli
An opinionated and very open discussion on what the FXCM ban means for the retail trading world.
“Other LPs could have asked FXCM retail price as a reference too but none did as it did not fit their efx trading infrastructures based on servicing multiple clients. They were all pricing blind against each other. EFFEX was not”
Fed chair Yellen is scheduled to deliver the first semi-annual monetary policy report under the new leadership of President Trump. Will she support or sink the dollar?
A moot point among pretty much everyone in the OTC FX industry is the current relationship between prime brokerages and banks. Ryan Nettles and Andrew Saks-McLeod delve deep into the current issues that face liquidity distribution in the FX industry
FastMatch: Leucadia’s sensible, profitable and institutional savior. The rest of FXCM is fire-sale material Op Ed
If it is to save itself from shareholder litigation and massive corporate embarrassment, Leucadia could pick up FXCM’s 32% share in FastMatch for pretty much nothing. Bearing in mind ICE tried to buy FastMatch just over a year ago for $200-$250 million, this would put Leucadia in a good position and remove any whiff of association with FXCM from the ECN’s copybook. A detailed analysis by FinanceFeeds
We analyze the entire situation that FXCM and its directors and shareholders now find themselves in, and why it looks like there is no way back from the brink as one of America’s largest and most highly respected electronic trading firms goes down the pan
Non-farm payroll came in much stronger than expected, but wage growth and unemployment rate disappointed. Where will USD/JPY be heading?
“Being a thought leader is really far more about being helpful, as you seek to address actual customer pain points in your field of specialized knowledge and expertise.” – Adinah Brown, Leverate
FX traders are self-directed and the social trading era is so yesterday – so why the noise about robo advisers?
“Robo” is the latest buzzword. The sensible will never embody it.
“FX trading by its very nature is always going to evolve”, notes Paul Orford.
“We need to completely shake up the binary options industry and position it where it really belongs, that being firmly in the gaming sector” – Barry Davies, Founder, Optiopus
Are you a binary options salesman “just doing a job”? You could be arrested and charged as an accomplice
As EUROPOL holds an international summit on how to enforce the law onto binary options firms, it is worth asking whether working as an employee in that particular industry sector is really worthwhile, or whether it constitutes being an accomplice to what is being considered by international regulators and police departments as fraudulent
GBP/USD rallied 360 pips after UK prime minister Theresa May’s speech. Will the reality of hard Brexit eventually bring the sterling down?
Massive loophole: If Israeli government bans all binary options activities, here is where they will go
Cutting and running is one thing. That is usually what orchestrators of scams do when the heat gets too high. However, outsourcing operations to a call center and sales firm that specializes in this industry, overseas, may allow them to carry on and circumvent any new laws.