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Saxo Resumes Default Margin Requirements Post-Election With the immediate market risk of the US elections having diminished, Saxo Bank has returned its margin requirements to normal levels, with the exception of GBP pairs. Saxo raised margin requirements ahead of the US election to try and ensure that its clients were appropriately leveraged going into what it expected could be a significant market event. It raised the requirements on most major FX pairs up to 2%-3%, with MXN and RUB going to 15% and 10%, respectively. Claus Nielsen, head of markets at Saxo, comments:
FXCM Sells Research Website for $40m FXCM has agreed to sell DailyFX, its news and research website to IG Group for $40 million. Subject to IG final approval and customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close by the end of October. Upon completion, IG will receive the entire DailyFX business including all international and domestic web domains, source code and content. The 34 employees currently working on DailyFX domains will also transfer to IG in the transaction. FXCM will continue to be an advertiser to US and Canadian residents on the DailyFX English version of the website.
Training the Next Generation of FX Traders in Mexico Profit & Loss talks to staff at Bull and Bear, a trader training centre located in Mexico City, about their plans to promote FX trading in Mexico.  “Our mission is to form the biggest active traders community in Mexico by offering ...
FXCM Hits Back at CFTC Charges FXCM has issued a statement expressing severe disappointment at the charges leveled against the firm by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), stating that they are “unprecedented and unwarranted”.  The CFTC claims relate to when the Swiss National Bank (SNB) ...
It has been regularly ventured in institutional FX circles that any retail trader looking to make money in FX is crazy – there is an information disadvantage that is not compensated for by the advanced technology available to these traders. Data ...
Phillip Capital Forced to Shelve Retail FX Plans Phillip Capital Inc (PCI) has been forced to shelve its nascent retail FX business after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prohibited any SEC registered broker-dealer from offering retail FX services to customers, effective July 31. Subsequently the firm, which is ...
Long and Wrong in the Bill and Ben Retail punters, especially Japanese, are frequently contrarian traders in USD/JPY (aka Bill & Ben). So it is perhaps not too surprising that clients of UK spread better and CFD provider IG appear to be taking positions against the prevailing market ...
FXCM Claims Superior Retail FX Pricing FXCM has released a study it conducted that claims that clients on its retail platforms are able to achieve better FX pricing than on either the futures or interbank markets. Using the CME, EBS BrokerTec and Thomson Reuters FX platforms ...
FXCM Partners with Trading Software Provider Online FX broker FXCM says it is partnering with PF Soft, a developer of multi-user professional trading software, to provide trade execution and market data to the latter’s Protrader multi-asset solution through Fix API.  PFsoft has integrated FXCM’s ...
FXCM in German Link-Up

11:52 January 6th 2016 in News, Retail FX

FXCM in German Link-Up

Online FX broker FXCM announces its new partnership with German broker FXFlat. The partnership gives FXFlat’s customers access to FXCM’s Trading Station and MetaTrader 4 platform, as well as the No Dealing Desk Forex and Enhanced CFD execution models. “...