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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: Regulation, Hedge Funds, and iPhone Wallet’s

It’s Friday and another round of reviewing some of the important and more interesting stories this past week in the world of virtual currencies on...

Austria looks to EU for guidance on Bitcoin

Austria is one of several member states to have turned to the EU for clarification on the status of virtual currency for regulatory and taxation...

Online drug dealer discusses how Bitcoin shapes his business and the industry

Nearly 10 months after the high profile bust of online drug marketplace Silk Road, the underground industry has learned much and its participants have calibrated their...

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Is it Ethical to Make Trading Profits from Violence Around the World?

Yes, it’s fine. Right now, we’re facing renewed tensions in Palestine/Israel, and a new Cold War sits out there like a pending order in the...


Technological Innovation Eroding MT4's Monopoly?

MT4 is quite powerful; it includes many settings and indicators and can offer traders many weeks of indulging yourself with technical analysis - however, these...


How Bitcoin Prices Affect Exchange Volumes

Bitcoin trade volumes and prices are often, though not necessarily, correlated. Let’s first define volatility as the spread of traded prices during a certain time...

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IG Opens API to Public Development, Launches IG Labs

IG Group has been busy today as earlier they released the Full Year financial results to the public. Following the earlier news, they are also now launching IG Labs live today. IG Labs is a developer portal providing access to …
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Sneak Peak: Beta Version of the ONYX Multi-Broker Trading Platform Reviewed

A multi-broker account aggregating platform which is aiming to provide easy cross-broker account management, a “true pricing” mechanism and some ways to provide traders with interactive communication tools.
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