Forex Brokers News
IG hikes FTSE, Germany 30, EUR, GBP margins ahead of US presidential elections
Oct 20 2016 14:49:37 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Leading UK brokerage IG Group plans to increase margin requirements for certain forex and contracts for difference (CFDs) ahead of US elections due to expectations of high market volatility. The broker will introduce the new margins on 28 October and again on the Elections day, 4 November.
FxPro’s orders executed with positive slippage continue to dominate in Q3
Oct 20 2016 13:13:17 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Keeping in line with its commitment to transparency, major brokerage FxPro announced trades execution statistics for the third quarter of 2016 on Thursday. According to the data provided, orders executed with positive slippage for this period amounted to 36.23%.
OANDA launches faster forex trading engine with 1.3 milliseconds execution
Oct 17 2016 13:46:48 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Major global forex brokerage Oanda announced it is launching a proprietary “state-of-the-art” trading engine. The engine, called v20, provides 1.3 milliseconds execution speed. This is four times faster than the legacy trading engine and around 1/30th of the blink of an eye.
FxPro announces partial stop-out policy on cTrader forex platform
Oct 14 2016 12:22:37 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Forex brokerage FxPro will alter as of 17 October, 2016 its stop-out policy for the cTrader trading platform and will start closing trader positions that fall under the minimum margin requirement only partially, instead of completely, the broker said on Friday.
Forex Trading with XTrade: 5 tips for investing in foreign currency
Oct 12 2016 08:19:29 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Guest post by Daniel Quinn
Investing in Foreign Currency is an exciting and potentially profitable way to build your finance. Many new investors question whether online trading platforms are for them. They often feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to process financial information.
FXCM’s retail trading volume in September post 20% increase MoM
Oct 11 2016 14:01:17 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
US forex giant FXCM announced on Tuesday certain trading metrics regarding its retail and institutional businesses for September and for the third quarter of 2016.
IG enhances its MT4 platform with 18 bespoke apps
Oct 11 2016 12:28:15 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Leading UK brokerage IG announced on Monday that their MetaTrader 4 package now features lower spreads, better technology and more features and products to choose from. IG clients are now able to access new markets like oil, the China 300 and 24-hour indices, and to use spreads as low as 0.
Alpari launches web-based MetaTrader 5 platform
Oct 11 2016 10:02:54 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Alpari, the largest forex broker in Russia, announced it adds a web-based version of the MetaTrader 5 (MT5) platform to offering.
eToro UK’s loss narrows YoY, although it operated only several weeks in 2015
Oct 11 2016 08:57:06 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Forex brokerage eToro reported previous week that the net loss of its UK branch in 2015 shrunk slightly compared to a year earlier, coming in at nearly $717,000.
Forex.com trading volumes picked up in September
Oct 10 2016 14:39:52 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Leading US brokerage Gain Capital (a.k.a Forex.com) reported that both its retail and institutional trading volumes have increased in September 2016, compared to previous month. The broker’s OTC retail volume came in at $207.8 billion, up from $191.
easyMarkets’ clients unaffected by GBP flash crash, now able to use dealCancellation for several global indices
Oct 10 2016 13:42:00 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
easyMarkets reported that its clients got on with their business unaffected by the GBP’s flash crash that shook the markets on Friday.
XM applies for South African forex license with FSB
Oct 10 2016 10:36:17 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
Our team learned that award-winning FX and CFDs brokerage XM has applied for a license in South Africa. The company has submitted the documents required with the local regulator, the Financial Services Board (FSB), on August 29.
US forex deposits: Forex.com outperformed by Oanda, FXCM is still number one in August
Oct 07 2016 13:33:49 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers
We regularly keep tabs on client assets handled by US brokers reported by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the latest CFTC monthly report published on Thursday, FXCM continues to be the most popular choice among US traders.