As an investor, it is equally important keep away from those “solid” investments that might be inching towards the bottom of the ocean says Leverate’s Adinah Brown
James O’Neill, Director of ILQ Australia Pty Ltd, examines the differing regulatory requirements applying to contracts-for-difference across Australia, Cyprus, the UK and the US, makes a comparative study of OTC leveraged derivatives in selected jurisdictions, looking at rules relating to the handling of client money, fair market pricing and capital requirements.
Exclusive interview: Just how important is total access via all channels to trading signals, charts and analytics?
Autochartist CEO Ilan Azbel speaks in great detail to FinanceFeeds about what specific tools to engage traders and ensure longer lifetime value should be part and parcel of a trading platform, and how analytics, charting and actionable content should be integrated. Here is a very in-depth analysis
Sign of the times: All of Israel’s FinTech innovation geniuses have left the country and taken their brilliant ideas with them
What has happened to Israel’s geniuses who founded the very underpinnings of the electronic trading industry’s world-beating giants? They moved abroad and took their companies and ingenuity with them. Who replaced them? Gangsters and crime bosses that have run amok with brutal binary options scams. We take a very detailed look
Exclusive insight from China: LEANWORK CEO Darren Qian on how to bring the Chinese model of broker efficiency to a global audience
In China, there is no doubt that LEANWORK has prosperously evolved into the leading SaaS provider in forex industry. Established…
Australia is an FX industry benchmark: FinanceFeeds Sydney Cup hosts the absolute top level senior FX executives
From publicly listed electronic trading giants to the major interbank dealers, and from board level executives from the world’s prime of prime brokerages along with institutional technology leaders, the FinanceFeeds Sydney Cup brought together the very leaders which preside over the most important components of the global business. Here is a full insight into the gathering of the elite in one of the most important regions for this industry in the world
For those OTC instruments listed on MT5, the depth of market measure has to work differently by proactively allowing resting stop and limit orders to be placed. This enables users to take full advantage of price movements, rather than just seeing orders rejected in full, owing to insufficient market depth, says Andrew Wood of CMC Markets in Australia
Alpari’s onslaught against ‘last look’ execution, our opinion and its tremendous response: Exclusive insight from the non-bank industry
FinanceFeeds opinion on the litigation that has been instigated by Alpari US against major Tier 1 institutions for ‘last look’ practices has generated an enormous response. Here is a good example of why having an opinion on this and creating industry discussion on it is vital in order to progress our industry
We examine the reality of genuine FX prime of prime brokerage and what to look for when accessing true market liquidity
Paul Orford offers an ironic and provocative editorial on big data and marketing campaigns in the Forex industry.
The client will then learn that price execution does not exist only as “correct” or “incorrect”, but with many varying options and factors in between. As a consequence, even if an execution problem is found the client will look at this as an error rather than as malicious intent, says Peter Tatarnikov
“The unique position that we found ourselves in is that we are able to deliver top-tier liquidity both from FX perspective and also both from CFD perspective”, says Richard Elston.
“A discounted spread to the underlying price is irrelevant if you cannot get the trade done efficiently or a series of split fills mean that the derived price to fill an order completely ends up exceeding that of the headline price initially offered” – Richard Elston, Head of Institutional, CMC Markets
As a new FX brokerage, you have the option of either purchasing a trading platform, leasing one, or attaching your brokerage’s name to a white label FX platform provider. Regardless of which route you choose to follow, your success lies in big part on the features this trading platform offers and its ability to keep traders engaged, says Leverate’s Adinah Brown
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
We look at the difference between what MT4 provides and what a proprietary platform provides, and how your brokerage can elevate itself without a massive capital outlay to gain market individuality as well as look after a loyal, high quality client base
MT5 is the way forward! We look at how the retail FX industry and its customers will go multi-asset, live from Cyprus
Whereas MetaTrader 4 has been limited to a few asset classes, MetaTrader 5 is a natural progression to multi-asset trading for most brokerages. We discuss the readiness of the retail FX industry to emulate the genuine institutional world as MetaTrader 5’s rise to prominence takes hold. Join our discussion in Limassol, Cyprus
Introducing brokers are a critical component within the retail FX industry worldwide. We look at the flaws of the current model and why brokers should stop giving IBs the short shrift, as well as if the finely honed Chinese IB model could work in other regions of the world
Using social media to its full potential means actively engaging with customers to create a sense of ownership and enhance a stronger relationship. But how exactly do you do that? Leverate’s Adinah Brown gives several pictorial and explanatory examples