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Sneak Peak: Meet Normann, Your Cool Headed Trading Assistant

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What if your trading platform could know when you aren’t making rational decisions, and could then use that information to restrict trades from taking place that shouldn’t be made? Meet Normann.
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New Product Review: Strategy Store and its New Look at PAMMs

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At the end of last year, Forex Magnates connected with Dmitry Orlov, to learn more about his new venture, Strategy Store. With the product set to launch live soon, today we take a closer look, and review the platform.
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Saxo Bank Among First Retail Brokers Connecting to IEX

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Although going live only five months ago, IEX, has been able to quickly attract a trader following. Becoming the first European retail broker to connect to the exchange, Saxo Bank has announced direct routing today.
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New Zealand FMA Initiates New Guidelines, Broker Exodus Ahead?

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New Zealand’s Financial Market Authority (FMA), has announced the launch of Phase One in its initiation of new regulations in the country. Among changes is the requirement of increased net capital for foreign FSPs.
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MB Trading to Launch cTrader, First US Broker Offering the Platform

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US based MB Trading and Spotware systems have announced that the broker will begin to offer cTrader to its clients. With the release, MB Trading becomes the first US licensed broker to offer cTrader to its customers.
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GAIN Capital Acquires Galvan Research as it Aims to Boost CFD Offering

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GAIN Capital has announced that it is acquiring Galvan Research, a UK based CFD advisory services firm, for an undisclosed sum. The FCA licensed advisory firm provides clients recommendations trading reports.
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Shizuoka Bank Acquires 19.54% Stake in Monex Group for $235M, Forms Business Alliance

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In a deal valued at $235 million, Shizuoka Bank has acquired ORIX Corporation’s 19.54% stake in Monex Group. Following the purchase, Shizuoka becomes Monex’s largest shareholder, as well as newest business partner.
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FX Volumes Surge on RUB Volatility during March at the Moscow Exchange

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The Moscow Exchange (MOEX) has released its March trading volumes. During the month, overall turnover totaled $1.32 trillion (RUB46.2 trillion), 50% above the same period last year and 17.8% above February’s figures.
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Familiar Face as EBS Enters Mobile World with Launch of ‘Watch EBS’ FX App

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With technology from NetDania, EBS has announced the launch of Watch EBS, a new market data app that provides users with real-time spot FX pricing, charts, ability to create portfolios and news updates from FxWirePro.
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Exclusive: CurrentDesk Lands First Round of Outside Funding as it Eyes Client Growth

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CurrentDesk, a provider of broker risk management and client servicing software has completed its first funding round from outside investors. The deal was advised with support from investment bank Berkshire Capital.
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“Meet The Experts” Announces Its Newest Contributor And Bitcoin Specialist, Antony Lewis

Forex Magnates’ “Meet the Experts” platform is pleased to announce its newest contributing expert, Antony Lewis, head of Business Development at Bitcoin exchange itBit, specializing...

BTC/USD Technical Analysis – 20th April 2014

Bitcoin’s price action has been fairly predictable over the weekend, with the market not really showing much clarity upon first viewing, that is until we...

Coinomat Launch Digital Currency Withdrawal Service to Visa & Mastercard

Cryptocurrency exchange service Coinomat are now supporting crypto coin withdrawals, allowing customers to transfer them to their Visa or Mastercard debit cards. Launched back in November...

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Lloyds’ Global Head Of Spot Forex, Darren Coote Resigns

Darren Coote, the Global Head of Spot Foreign Exchange at Lloyds Banking Group Plc. has resigned from his position for personal reasons, leaving a notable...

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BCS Appoints Ex-BofA Merrill Lynch MD Max Hayden as Head of Business Development

The latest person to head BCS Financial Group's new business development efforts brings a nearly 30 year career holding senior roles in financial services including...

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Pete Sinisgalli Appointed New CEO at Eze Software Group, Succeeding Tom Gavin

Eze Software Group, a global provider of investment technology across all asset-classes, has announced the appointment of Pete Sinisgalli as its new CEO, succeeding Tom...

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IG Markets the Latest Broker to Launch Web TV After Dukascopy and Saxo TV

Former Bloomberg and BBC presenters Jeremy Naylor and Sara Walker, will be the faces behind IG’s newest marketing initiative as it challenges other well known players in the field of broker-run web TV.
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OANDA Launches Retail FX Tools Marketplace, Forex Magnates Reviews

OANDA opens a Marketplace featuring apps, training, and MT4 plugins developed by the broker and its partners to provide its clients with vetted tools and services. Forex Magnates reviewed the new offering.
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