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Kantox Partners with FX Industry Veterans to Form European Advisory Board, CEO Comments

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Among recent trends in the foreign exchange payment field, Forex Magnates has witnessed steady growth of new entrants coming to market with alternative transaction services. Aiming to disrupt the models of established financial services from banks and money transfer firms, …
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LMAX Exchanges Investigates Bitcoin Trading While FXOpen Goes ‘All In’

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Stating that they “believe digital currencies are here to stay”, LMAX Exchange COO, Scott Moffat provided an update on his firm’s interest in bitcoins and what it will take to get the product launched on their venue.
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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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LMAX Exchanges Investigates Bitcoin Trading While FXOpen Goes ‘All In’

Stating that they "believe digital currencies are here to stay", LMAX Exchange COO, Scott Moffat provided an update on his firm's interest in bitcoins and...

LTC/USD Technical Analysis – 23rd April 2014

Litecoin has been heading down since the 20th of this month, initiated by some strong bearish candlestick price action, but that might be about to...

LTC/BTC Technical Analysis – 23rd April 2014

Since the Litecoin vs Bitcoin’s highs reached in late March, we’ve seen a huge retrace, with price coming back down to as low as 0.0224....

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Executive Vice President Joseph Wald Leaves GTX, GAIN Capital’s Institutional Division

Brought in only over a year ago to to lead the institutional business of GAIN Capital and "achieve our goal of becoming a market leading...

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Kantox Partners with FX Industry Veterans to Form European Advisory Board, CEO Comments

Among recent trends in the foreign exchange payment field, Forex Magnates has witnessed steady growth of new entrants coming to market with alternative transaction services....

Michael Quirk, Ariel, Head of Global Software

Michael Quirk Joins Ariel As Head of Global Software Sales

Michael joins Ariel from X Open Hub where he was Manager of Institutional Sales for over a year. Prior to that, he spent four years...

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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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