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Cryptocurrency Liquidity Provider a Critical Choice for Forex Brokers

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:54:06 +0000

Trading volume in Cryptocurrencies has exploded over the past few months and the need for the Cryptocurrency Liquidity Provider has never been greater. For Forex Brokers Cryptocurrencies offer many new opportunities but many challenges as well.     The cryptocurrency market is still in its infancy and is completely decentralized. Numerous exchanges have appeared over the past year but these are really Cryptocurrency Brokers themselves.  These exchanges are primarily focused on retail trading and are not an ideal solution for institutions or funds individually. Cryptocurrency Liquidity Providers have created solutions that aggregate liquidity from the more established ones like GDAX,

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How Playtech is Becoming the Dominant Player in Retail Forex

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:29:22 +0000

Over the past couple of years, one name that has been consistently in the news when it comes to forex broker acquisition has been Playtech. Playtech PLC is the brainchild of Teddy Sagi who originally got started in the online gaming business and is involved with some of the biggest names in gaming including Ladbrokes and Bet365. Playtech currently holds a market cap that is in excess of $900 Million. Playtech on a Shopping Spree Playtech has now set its sites on Forex Brokers and recently has been on a spree. The company started with an acquisition attempt at AVA

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SpotOption The Force Behind Israel’s Binary Options Industry

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:45:04 +0000

Israel is on the verge of outlawing binary options and the ability to offer binary options anywhere in the world.  The Israeli government has already passed legislation that prohibits its own citizens from trading binary options.  Governments and regulators from all over the world have been pressing Israel on such dramatic action. This is due to the massive amount of fraud committed by binary options brokers in Israel. How did this industry deteriorate so fast? Many of the offending “brands” were powered by one company SpotOption. SpotOption was right alongside the offending brokers SpotOption which is headquartered in Israel but

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Central Bank of Ireland Considers CFD and Forex Ban

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:04:42 +0000

The Central Bank of Ireland has just released its future plans for CFDs and Forex. Aside from making monetary policy, the Central Bank of Ireland is also the chief regulator for the country. The consultation paper which was released cited statistics that says 75% are of retail CFD traders Will lose money. The average loss for the retail trader is 6900 Euros. Central Bank of Ireland Cites Short Account Lifecycle There are currently 19 firms within Ireland that are authorized to offer the CFD trading. Within EU regulated countries there are over 500 firms that have access to the market

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Forex Broker Transparency Must Showcased

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:05:42 +0000

As more information comes out on FXCM and how the lack of a Forex Broker transparency brought down the largest broker in the US. What was thought to be a competitive advantage turned into a regulatory nightmare. The idea that many brokers market themselves that they are 100% STP when they do not need to stop. The risk management of a forex broker is a very complex subject. The problem is that it is too tempting to use this as a marketing bullet point. The public needs to understand that in these, OTC markets there is always someone assuming the

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Regulators Must Leverage Technology

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:09:57 +0000

One of the greatest failures by Forex regulators was the NFA’s complete miss on Forex broker PFG.  For years one individual was able to perpetuate a 200 million Dollar fraud by simply faxing in his bank statement.  Since PFG was a relatively large firm the NFA felt they should be given the benefit of the doubt when it came to reporting. A simple use of technology would’ve been able to prevent the ongoing fraud that happened at PFG.   Regulators Need to Verify Broker Data in Real Time Forex regulators need to implement Technology that can verify and validate a

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FXCM Downfall NFA Witch-hunt or Self Inflicted

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:20:09 +0000

  Many will continue to debate what caused FXCM downfall in the US. Was it a hostile regulator out for blood? Or, was it management that was too careless in how they ran things.   FXCM Downfall Started Prior to SNB Many feel that FXCM troubles happened at the now infamous SNB event two years ago. Some would argue that is was prior that FXCM had a reputation problem. In the days when FXCM was openly a market maker, they were often accused of bad trade execution practices. The accuracy of these claims is irrelevant but the perception that as

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FBI Now on the Hunt for Bad Binary Options Brokers

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:44:17 +0000

Recently the FBI along with other US regulatory and government agencies met in the Hague along with European counterparts to discuss the growing problem of Binary Options fraud. The FBI does not just view this problem as an American problem but a global one. The FBI is working closely with law enforcement and agencies around the world to investigate and tackle the problem of binary options fraud. The FBI has been coordinating with US regulators like the SEC and CFTC in its pursuit of fraudulent binary options brokers.   FBI Says All Binary Options Players are Being Watched In a recent interview

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