The melt-down of some offshore brokers has also raised the controversial issue of client segregation. Australia imposes tough restrictions on derivative brokers, but unlike other countries allows brokers to use client funds as collateral. On this issue, local and international brokers are at loggerheads.
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Forex trading is not new, but the electronic platforms and extreme leverage – sometimes as high as 555 to one – can make the Euro/US dollar pair as riveting as punting on a penny stock.
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated today its Q& A on practical questions regarding the implementation of the
UK online financial trading firm IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) has announced that after last night’s TV debate and the
IC Markets lays claim to being an Electronic Communication Network (ECN) that passes all trades into the broader interbank market, earning a small commission as a middleman. Other brokers act as market makers and directly take on client trades – earning the difference between the bid and offer prices on a currency pair.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it has completed its two-year review of banks involved in 6MDB-related transactions
Apart from buying and selling securities, a dealer also makes markets in securities, underwrites securities and provides investment services to investors. Most dealers also act as brokers, and are therefore known as broker-dealers. Broker-dealers range in size from small independent houses to subsidiaries of the largest banks.
Every broker is going to claim to be the best, but the trick here is finding out what real people say about them. Leave those short 95-word reviews alone and focus on blogs and forums dealing with real, experienced Forex investors who give their take on the broker you’re looking at. The people using the broker will speak truth to power.
The existence of leverage amps up the movements in clients' positions, making it more likely that a stop-loss (mandatory sell order) will be triggered, speeding up the inevitable loss. And with brokers trading against their clients, they may possess the ability to tilt the game in their favour.
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