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NFA orders US forex brokers to raise margin requirements for GBPUSD

Nov 07 2016 15:27:54 in Market

The US National Futures Association (NFA), the self-regulatory organization overseeing the activities of the US forex brokers, said it is raising the required minimum security deposit for transactions with the GBP from 2% to 5%. Read more

Client funds held at US forex brokers increase 2.8% m/m in September

Nov 11 2015 13:27:09 in Market

The total amount of retail forex obligations held at brokers active in the US was $568.3 million in September, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Read more

US broker MB Trading to stop providing forex trading services

Oct 14 2015 14:29:05 in Brokers

MB Trading, a California-based forex and futures broker, has announced that it will stop offering forex trading services to retail clients. The news comes a couple of months after MB Trading agreed to be acquired by TradeKing group. Read more

CFTC prohibits US forex brokers from accepting credit card deposits

Dec 02 2014 17:07:24 in Market

As of January 31, 2015, US forex brokers will no longer be able to accept credit card payments. Online money transfer systems like Paypal will be also prohibited as account funding method. Read more

5 Forex Brokers Accepting US Clients and Offering Hedging and High Leverage

Jul 16 2014 14:49:56 in Market

Like most of you know,  four years ago the Dodd–Frank Act limited the leverage offered by US forex brokers to 1:50, prohibited hedging and imposed the first-in-first-out (FIFO) rule. What's more, foreign forex brokers was prohibited from accepting US clients. Read more

US Forex Accounts Number Hit New Low in Q1 2014

Apr 29 2014 17:31:11 in Market

US retail Forex brokers have disclosed their client profitability and active account numbers for Q1 2014, Forex Magnates reports. During the first quarter, active forex accounts held with US brokers have fallen to 94 869, with 1718 less than in Q4 2013. Read more

Retail Assets at US Forex Brokers Finally Grow in Jan'2014

Mar 14 2014 19:07:52 in Brokers

After seeing a couple of months of declines in the amount of retail assets under custody of US Forex brokers registered as futures commission merchants (FCMs), we were happy to note that in January 2014 the fortunes in this respect finally brightened. Read more

Retail Funds of US Forex Brokers Fall at Lower Pace in Dec'2013

Feb 14 2014 18:47:19 in Brokers

US Forex brokers kept losing retail client assets in December 2013, but the decline was less  steep compared with previous months, the latest set of data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have shown. Read more

NFA Announces New Reporting Demands for US Forex Brokers

Feb 13 2014 08:05:13 in Market

At the end of 2013 we informed you about a proposal by the National Futures Association (NFA), the United States' self-regulatory body, that alters the Financial Reporting rules for Forex Dealer Members (FDMs). Read more

US Forex Brokers Lose $24m in Retail Client Funds in Nov'2013

Jan 14 2014 09:13:02 in Brokers

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the US regulator, has just published the data for the retail assets under custody of futures commission merchants (FCMs) for November 2013, with the figures painting a gloomy picture. Read more

NFA Proposes Extra Record-Keeping Requirements for PAMM Accounts

Dec 16 2013 07:11:07 in Market

The closer we are to the winter festivities, the more active US regulators get in terms of new rules for the Forex sector with the latest series of these coming from the National Futures Association (NFA). Read more

NFA to Collect More Information from US Forex Brokers

Dec 09 2013 09:07:48 in Market

National Futures Association (NFA), the US self-regulatory body responsible for the futures trading sector in the country, on December 5, 2013, submitted a proposal to amend Financial Requirement rules for its registered members. Read more

Alpari US Exit Weighs on FCM Retail Forex Funds in Sep 2013

Nov 13 2013 08:35:23 in Brokers

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has just reported the data concerning retail client assets held by US Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) in September, with funds severely hit by the exit from the retail market of Alpari US at the end of the month. Read more

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