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The Forex Magnates Awards Dilemma: If, How and Who. A 300 GBP Question


Our yearly London Summit is just one month away, and with it comes the annual awards debate. Since we receive massive feedback on the matter, we’ve decided to share our thoughts and opinions with you.
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FXCM Reports Record Retail Trading Volume in June 2013


Along with most of the industry FXCM too has been reporting record trading volume almost every month and June 2013 was no different with another retail forex volume record broken, FXCM reaching $396 billion mark.
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Gain Capital reports positive April 2013 results, institutional volume at all time high


Gain Capital continued the positive trend of retail and institutional forex brokers reporting peak volumes since the start of 2013. Client assets are nearing half a billion dollars while institutional volumes are at all time high.
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Hotspot FX posts 12% gain in volume in April 2013, gap between retail and institutional brokers narrows


Hotspot FX was back growing in April 2013 while leading retail forex brokerages were getting closer and even above some of the institutional broker volume levels showing that gap between retail and institutional broking is narrowing.
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Exclusive: OANDA Appoints Global Mobile Banking Head Citibank as New Head of Singapore


Management changes at OANDA continue with the appointment of Rajesh Yohannan as the new Managing Director & CEO, OANDA Asia Pacific, to be based in Singapore. Previously this position was manned by K Duker who then went ahead to become the global …
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Paxton Powers, VP Technology at Interbank FX, leaves the company to join former CIO


  Paxton Powers is moving to company called Domo (not forex related) to join former Interbank FX CIO Daren Thayne who is now Domo’s CTO.

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Alpari Russia withdraws from KROUFR


Alpari Russia has just officially announced that it withdrew its KROUFR membership, one of the Russian forex market’s Self Regulatory Organizations (SRO). This comes 10 years from the establishment of this organization. We were pessimistic back then about the prospects of such association as …
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Gerard Melia moves from IG Group to Think Investment Solutions


Gerard Melia was Institutional Sales & Relationship Manager at IG Group since 2011 and recently left to be appointed as Head of Client Services & Delivery at Think Investment Solutions. We wrote about the company a while ago: Think IS’ HQ allows brokers …
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Malcom Clark leaves Bloomberg to focus on new ventures


Malcolm was CEE Sales and Business Development and covered financial markets from the London office together with Mark Durrant. Malcom will now be focusing on: The Blades aerobatic display Team, comprising 4 ex-Red Arrow pilots, is the world’s first globally-accredited aerobatic airline …
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CFTC Puts an End to Forex Global Solutions (Barry Sendach, and Joshua Kershner) Fraud Making Them Pay $750,000


Forex Global Solutions managed by Barry Sendach and Joshua Kerschner for the past few years was marketing, and in my case harassing, to scores of people trying to force them into investing with them. Finally CFTC put an end to …
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Bitcoin Picks: DISH Starts Accepting Bitcoin, Illegal Firearms Sales Funded with Bitcoin

A number of developments happened during this week in the world of Bitcoins - US cable provider, DISH opened its doors to Bitcoin payments, while...

Bitcoin Trading : BTC/USD Technical Analysis – 22nd August 2014

Analysis provided by Ashton Fraser, learn more about his trading strategies at the Forex Lasers forum. As we discussed yesterday, Bitcoin has been going through...

What happened to Vertcoin? Loses nearly 90% in 3 months, falls to 39th in market cap

After literally going vertical to start the year, Vertcoin has fallen on hard times. It did offer some hope in May when it bounced back,...

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Stocks Ignoring Geo-Political Uncertainty and Testing New All Time Highs

With the events in Ukraine, Israel retaliating to terror attacks from Gaza and the concerning issue of the ISIS in Iraq and Northern Syria, one...

Hugh Taggart

One Year On; Text Sentiment Analytics Still A Niche Play

It’s been a year since I opined that text-based sentiment analysis was yet to take off in retail fx trading and that’s still the case....

Rob Booker

How To Never Worry About Your Trades Again

Traders feel nervous for lots of reasons. But the worst kind of worry is worrying that our trade is moving against us. We lay awake...

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FeeX Raises $6.5 Million to Lower Your Investment Fees

In the latest example of VC money pouring into the FinTech space, FeeX has secured $6.5M in funding from investors to expand their services of spotting hidden fees in retail financial products.
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Wells Fargo the Latest Company to Launch a Fintech Startups Accelerator

After feeling pressure from rapidly innovating startup companies, Wells Fargo joins Barclays, Lloyds and MasterCard to find out how new innovating companies can help major banks participate in innovation.
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