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FXPro Reinvents the Wheel and Oanda Gets a Polish They always say there’s never a dull moment in FX. And it seems there is always something fresh to learn. Today, FXPro has announced the introduction of an MT4 Account with what it says is ‘market execution’ and lower ...
Icap Takes Nex Step

09:18 May 16th 2016 in News, Brokers

Icap Takes Nex Step

The waiting is over. Icap has announced the name by which it will be known once the sale of its hybrid voice broking business to Tullett Prebon is completed.  It has clearly taken a lot of thinking. Back in December, ...
Hotspot Introduces Connectivity Fees Hotspot is due to implement monthly connectivity fees for accessing its platform, effective July 1, 2016.  From this date, the monthly fee for a physical 1G connection will be $500 and for a 10G connection it will be $1,000. Connections to the Equinix data ...
AM Extends into Asia

17:01 May 11th 2016 in News, Brokers

AM Extends into Asia

Advanced Markets (AM) has its eye on Asia, launching a MetaTrader 4 Trade Server in Hong Kong’s HK3 Equinix data centre.  Due to its proximity to the server, AM says its clients in the region can now access low-latency trading ...
Exclusive: FXSpotStream Publishes Volume Data FXSpotStream, a wholly owned subsidiary of LiquidityMatch, has become the latest platform to raise transparency levels in foreign exchange by publishing its volume data. The firm says that it will start publishing monthly trading volumes on its website at www....
No Watford Gap in FX Spreads

12:04 May 11th 2016 in News, Brokers

No Watford Gap in FX Spreads

Watford FC, the English Premier League football team, has signed a deal with Divisa Capital to be the club’s new official FX partner. The club hasn’t said who its former partner was, but it is believed that Barclays, ...
FCM RJO Hires FX SVPs

16:33 May 4th 2016 in News, Brokers

FCM RJO Hires FX SVPs

RJ O’Brien (RJO), the oldest independent futures commission merchant (FCM), has made two hires to boost its exchange-traded FX business in Europe. The company says that Peter Jerrom and John Burt have joined its London-based affiliate, RJ O’Brien ...
BGC Nabs Sedergreen

06:56 May 4th 2016 in News, Brokers

BGC Nabs Sedergreen

BGC Partners has scored something of a coup with the hire of a new managing director for its Sydney office. Profit & Loss understands that Keith Sedergreen, managing director of Tullett Prebon in Sydney, has resigned from the firm to join ...
Volumes Recover…Slightly

02:30 May 2nd 2016 in News, Brokers

Volumes Recover…Slightly

The first batch of platforms to report April volume data have seen slight increases from March 2016, no doubt helped by volatility late in the month in the yen, however the picture on a year-on-year basis is more mixed. Bats’ HotspotFX ...
IG Heads to the Polls

14:39 April 27th 2016 in News, Brokers

IG Heads to the Polls

As Profit & Loss pointed out only yesterday, prices being quoted by bookmakers are likely to prove the best indicator of whether or not the UK will vote to leave or stay in the European Union. So it appears a little ...