Let’s be blunt, nobody does regulations quite like the Europeans. With 1.4 million paragraphs of legal speak, MiFID II, the latest installment of the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, is unlikely to break with expectations, says Leverate’s Adinah Brown
2018 should be a year of quality and sustainability. Here is why it is important to avoid the seemingly cheap and easy jurisdictions and to go the full way and be part of the high quality establishment.
“If Nicc Lewis, CMO at Leverate has taught me anything, it is that a business’ marketing efforts have to be multifaceted, varied and comprise a combination of both online and offline projects in order to enhance the overall ROI” says Adinah Brown as she recalls
Podcast: BIG changes for retail traders. MiFID II, Chinese government crackdown and the right and proper way to run an FX business
Around the world in 30 minutes with FinanceFeeds CEO Andrew Saks-McLeod. Don’t want your client base being viewed publicly? Don’t want to get blocked from certain regions? We also look at why small firms that do not structure their operations properly have no future. Here is a very opinionated explanation on what faces retail FX globally, and how to get it right.
Leverate’s Adinah Brown explains the inside perspective on what brokers, IBs and affiliates will face when MiFID II is implemented in just over two weeks’ time
A very incisive insight into how the various ‘manias’ of the past have ended up, which demonstrate the current crypto-mania and its evident pitfalls. London-based analytics expert Brad Alexander explains in a very charismatic and candid manner indeed
Compared to baby boomers and Gen X-ers who spend about 46 and 31 hours weekly on TV, respectively, millennials only dedicate about 19 hours. When it comes to mobile use, millennials use their phones about 17 hours per week. Leverate’s Adinah Brown studies this, and investigates why content and marketing that uses modern methodology is essential for FX brokerages
Paul Orford looks at a very important and completely overlooked danger, that being Bitcoin’s monstrous usage of electricity. One scientific study shows that by 2020, Bitcoin mining will consume the entire world’s electricity, as Paul disseminates scientific and economic analyses. Here is a charismatic and very candid insight into not only the financial pitfalls, but the energy disaster that beckons.
You might have heard of the phrase “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” This holds true for a translated text. Translators are competent professionals, but they can only do so much if the source material is peppered with inaccuracies and grammatical mistakes, says Leverate’s Adinah Brown
Looking for ways to get ahead in the FX industry? We list down the reasons why SaaS is the best way to go
Following the assertion last week by the FCA that news and analytics will have to be paid for, Meir Velenski looks at how this is absolutely open to abuse, is not in the clients best interests, and is detrimental to good quality firms doing things properly, whilst helping the less scrupulous to rip their clients off
Not all contests instantly perform well on the social media platform, says Leverate’s Adinah Brown as she investigates how to use the largest social media platform for the purposes of retail brokerage contests
Social trading’s death throes: China’s interest is not in revival as Zulutrade’s fate is to play second fiddle to eToro
Why did Formax buy Zulutrade? Not to take the defunct social trading model to China, that’s for sure. Quite the contrary. Here is our analysis
What about those Key Performance Indicators that send terror into the hearts of all employees these days? Were company performance targets met? Were sales targets attained? Q4 is the perfect time for a bit of navel gazing and contemplation says Leverate’s Adinah Brown
“We discussed a number of issues ranging from helping farmers to develop agricultural products, we discussed how we could support small businesses in the US sell to China and how to enhance the flow of trade between China and the USA. In the meeting we both stayed away from debating the accusation of china-trade manipulations” – Jack Ma, Founder, Alibaba
“I am old enough to have caught the very end of the last revolution, having started in an era of manually writing out trade tickets and having paper based databases to work from. CRM’s were not commonplace, with your desk comprising a telephone, pen, A4 paper and a list of numbers to call” – Paul Orford
ICO. An overused three letter acronym that has taken the place of ‘blockchain’ and is equal in its buzzword status to ‘crypto’. We look at why it is just that – a buzzword with no substance – and how to navigate the empty cryptobabble.
Leverate’s Adinah Brown looks at the commercial development and application of Artificial Intelligence, citing that Google and IBM also seem to be focusing on a broad approach, indicating that developing AI is a massive task with no clear end in sight. Chief innovation officer at IBM Bernie Meyerson, in discussing the advances of Watson, described it as “just the first step on a very, very long road.”
Never mind the deadbeat, bearded Millennial non-doers. The generation that follows is an ideal retail FX target audience
The Millennials may have been a void in the financial markets world, but here is why FX brokerages should look toward a bright future as the generation that follows is staunchly capitalist, and is exactly the right demographic for FX trading