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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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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TeraExchange Enhances Bitcoin Offering – Launches New Platform and Price Index

US-regulated Swap Execution Facility, TeraExchange joins the Bitcoin bandwagon. The multi-asset regulated venue has launched a new price index and trading platform for the trading...

The latest portal by find drugs for Bitcoin is….Instagram?

Forget the dark alleys Silk Road, darknet and OpenBazaar. Ryot News reports that drugs can be effortlessly found for sale on Instagram, of all places....

Bitcoin Trading- BTC/USD Technical Analysis, Sept 15: BTC flat, can’t break $470

BTC/USD has traded tightly around the $470 on BTC-e mark for the past 72 hours, barely deviating by more than 1% for any significant period....

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Hugh Taggart

News Volume as a Filter For FX Carry Trades

There’s a growing realization in the ‘Big Data’ world, of which sentiment analytics is a small part, that you can’t expect to hire any data...

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Making the Most of Mobile

It makes sense for FX brokers to offer a consistent brand experience from desktops, tablets, and smartphones. However, you must resist the urge to simply...

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Natural Gas Locked In Tight Range

Natural Gas has been trading in a relatively tight range since July of this year. After experiencing a massive rally, followed by massive sell off.......

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ICE Changes Gold Contracts Specifications, Opts for Physical Delivery of Bullion

The specifications of mini gold futures and options instruments traded on ICE Futures U.S. will be changed starting today to make physical delivery of gold bullion much more convenient for investors.
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Moscow Exchange Launches Russian Government Eurobond Futures Trading

The move is accompanying increasingly uneasy trading conditions in the Russian bond market and new all time lows for the Russian ruble prompting fears among local traders about even higher interest rates.
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Japanese Binary Options Trading Continues to Recover, Volumes up 28% in August MoM

Second month of trading volume increases for binary options in Japan. During August 2014 the trading reached ¥68,828,888,822. The figure is a complete recovery to the May 2014 trading volume level.
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Special: Sneak Peek at Forex Magnates’ Interview with CySEC Chairwoman Kalogerou

Demetra Kalogerou, the leader of the retail FX industry’s most influential regulator, speaks exclusively with Forex Magnates about restoring Cyprus’ credibility, regulating Binary options and Social Trading.
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Alpari Russia Starts Offering a New Type of Spread Attached Binary Option

The new binary options type offered by Alpari Russia is called Spread High/Low. It is essentially adding a spread to the market price of the asset and providing higher returns at the cost of higher risks.
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