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Is it possible to fully automate a retail FX brokerage? We take a close look, live from Cyprus

The operational, client acquisition, marketing, technology, risk management and trading infrastructure support costs are a major consideration for most brokerages these days. We look closely at the viability of operating a completely automated retail FX brokerage, weighing up the potential cost saving and efficiency against the loss of relationships from a direct and B2B perspective

Inside View, Retail FX, Week in Review

FinanceFeeds looks inside the FX ‘education’ scammers. Only now, after 10 years, are the authorities taking notice

Flashy yachts, helicopters, imagery of comfortable retirements and financial independence along with boasts of absurdly high returns proliferate the ‘education seminar’ sector. Thousands of novice traders have been stung, and educators have conflicts of interest including splitting losses with unregulated brokers and selling dummy trading software. This has gone unchecked for years, but is it about to end? We take a close look

Inside View, Institutional FX, Week in Review

MiFID II: Europe’s silent attack on automated FX trading and the unfair bank platform advantage over liquidity takers

If all exchanges, MTFs, OTFs, a-book and b-book brokerages have to adhere to MiFID II’s price and execution rulings including the publication of their entire client bases and real time trade data, why are the Tier 1 banks that are currently creating a liquidity credit crunch allowed to choose how and when they execute trades, and operate anonymous and un-transparent order flow methods?