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Bitcoin Arbitrage, Scalping Market Inefficiencies, and Currency Market Share Gradual Shift

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As the new digital currency quickly takes a small market-share of the foreign exchange market, its recent volatility and record prices are bringing the pricing differences to light and is reminiscent of Forex Scalping.
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Mauritian Exchange GBOT to Target Africa – Rebrands to BOURSE AFRICA

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Mauritian financial derivatives exchange rebrands as it opens up new market opportunities across the continent. GBOT, the multi-asset exchange promoted by FT will rebrand as BOURSE AFRICA LIMITED as it attempts to serve the wider market.
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Traiana’s Swap Data Repository Service Goes Live

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In ICAP’s Half Year results statement that was issued last November, the interdealer stated that it’s post trade monitoring unit Traiana was continuing to develop its non-FX business. Expanding its reach, Traiana has recently been growing its CFD swap services …
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Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Teams Up With FFastFill for Middle & Back Office Systems

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Hong Kong’s premier commodity exchange, HKMEX has signed up to FFasFill’s SEALS and Eclipse software to enhance its connectivity and processing of orders. HKMEX whose shareholders include ICBC is positioning itself as the proffered executing venue for trading Asian financial …
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GFT now offers CFDs and Spread Betting Binaries

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In another sign that binary option trading is one of the more interesting products out there GFT, one of world’s largest forex brokers, now announced that it will start offering CFDs and spread betting binaries. GFT is now the second major forex broker to start offering binary trading after Saxo Bank has introduced its Touch Options back in August. Just like Saxo Bank GFT here is using its own technology and not third party’s.
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IG Group publishes 2011 results – Net Revenue up 7%, Clients up 11%

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IG Group just reported its results for the 2011 fiscal year (for IG it ends on May 31st). Bottom line is that IG’s Net Revenue is up 7% to £320.4 million. Number of clients grew 11% year on year (13% if excluding Japan).
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Saxo Bank adds stock and commodity indices to ForexTrading.com offering

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Saxo Bank which only recently rebranded forextrading.com as its retail offering ($2,000 minimum as opposed to the usual $10,000 deposit minimum) is now adding more stock and commodity indices to the available offering. Saxo Bank just recently announced its exit …
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FSA Bans And Fines Self Employed Trader Barnett Michael Alexander £700,000 For Market Abuse

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by Adil Siddiqui, Independent Financial Services professional. The FSA has been closely monitoring Financial Markets and the transparent functioning post Lehman. This the first time an individual has been fined such a harsh amount in the derivatives trading in particular …
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IG Group interim statement for Q1 2011, revenue up 10%

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Revenues are up 10% in general but down in Japan, as expected due to leverage restrictions, Nadex is about to launch PFGBest as the first independent  member. IG Group Holdings plc (“IG” or the “Group”) issued the following Interim Management …
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Betfair's LMAX receives FSA nod to launch a CFDs exchange

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LMAX Limited today announced that it has received Financial Services Authority (FSA) authorisation and plans to launch and operate a multilateral trading facility (MTF) to trade contracts for difference. Immediately prior to FSA authorisation Goldman Sachs, pursuant to an agreement …
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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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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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