e-Forex talks to Goran Drapac, CEO of AxiCorp Financial Services, a leading Australian provider of foreign exchange trading, payments and currency transfer services.
24option is threatening to dominate global markets as binary options grab the attention of traditional forex trading. In binary options, traders must predict whether the underlying price of an asset will be higher or lower in a predetermined time frame known as the expiration. With 24option, this may be as fast as 60 seconds or as many as 30 days.
With Jonathan Williams, COO and Vice Chairman of the Management Board
e-Forex talks with Stavros Hadjikyriacou, CEO of TradingForex.com, an STP broker that aims to offer the best possible trading conditions for all forex traders.
e-Forex talks with Manuela Mazzacco, CEO of AFX Capital.
Heather McLean explores in what ways the more powerful native features of mobile devices are being exploited to deliver improved mobile FX trading solutions
e-Forex talks with Moses Virella, Marketing Director at ThinkForex, about the firms range of online trading services and plans for business development.
Nicholas Pratt examines what benefits traders can get from dealing with brokers who take a hybrid approach to trade execution by offering both traditional Dealing Desk and and Non Dealing Desk facilities and he looks at what factors should determine whether a retail forex trader should transition to an ECN Broker and the issues that might influence their choice of platform provider.
e-Forex talks with Michael Konnaris, CEO of easy-forex, a leading online forex broker with headquarters in Cyprus and representative offices in many other parts of the world.
The demand for low latency trading has been a feature of the HFT equities markets for many years to the point where there is little room left to go in terms of seeking the quickest possible executions. Low latency has also become a feature of the institutional FX space and has been present for a number of years. More recently though there has been a growing demand for low latency execution from the retail FX trading space. Nicholas Pratt investigates why high frequency players are now increasingly interested in trading on retail FX platforms.
e-Forex talks with Jonathan Assia, CEO of eToro
As Social Investment Networks and associated social trading communities become increasingly popular with the Retail FX traders all around the world, Joe Morgan talks to some of leading providers to discover more about how the investment network model works and what new features and functionality are being offered to help traders more closely align their risk and investment objectives.
Electronic Communications Networks (ECN) have revolutionised the Institutional FX market and many commentators believe ECN-style trading platforms are likely to do the same in Retail FX. Heather McLean explores the options available to Retail FX traders who might be looking to switch from a traditional market-making broker to an ECN platform provider.
e-Forex talks with Ross Ditlove, CEO of MB Trading
MetaTrader 5 was launched late last year by MetaQuotes Software, following three years of painstaking development. It is a complex software for online trading and is designed to facilitate brokerage services to customers in Forex, CFD, Futures, as well as Equity markets. Now that this new platform has started to stir up a lot of attention in the world of online FX, Heather McLean examines some of its key features and explores ways that it differs from its much-lauded predecessor, MT4.
e-Forex invites Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i, a leading retail FX trading systems integrator, to talk about the company’s Gold-i Gate Bridge solution, which will help to dispel some of the most common misconceptions about MT4.
In January 2011, the mobile version of the MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal for iPhone was officially released. The innovative nature of this release is obvious - this is the first mobile terminal release for the MetaTrader 5 platform. Now any MetaTrader 5 user can trade on the go. Traders can view the history of trades and quotes, access the trade server and conduct trade operations from anywhere in the world.
e-Forex speaks with Stavros Lambouris, CEO of AFX Capital Markets
e-Forex talks to Robin Osmond, CEO of LMAX, the first Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) for Retail Contracts for Difference (CFD) and FX trading
In forex trading, the electronic execution engine used by Non Dealing Desk (NDD) brokers provides traders with direct access to streaming prices from multiple liquidity providers. Unlike in the past, when trades were managed by the broker’s deal desk, trades now go directly to the broker’s NDD execution engine, which instantaneously places an identical trade with the price provider. Heather McLean takes a look at why NDD is the electronic forex trader’s golden fleece.
e-Forex talks with Mariusz Potaczala, CEO of Dom Maklerski TMS Brokers S.A. (TMS) one of the first financial advisory and brokerage institutions in Poland to specialise in currency and money market operations.
Retail Foreign Exchange Trading has been on the rise for the past five years and remained fully operational during the financial crisis, outperforming most other asset classes. As a result of this, the Forex Educational market has developed and is now set to take centre stage in the next growth phase. One of the fundamental reasons for the increase in popularity of FX training is that it is available to a wider scope of trader, from the beginner to the seasoned professional, and can be undertaken in a variety of methods and flexible times, something that has enhanced its popularity among both retail and professional institutional FX traders.
e-Forex talks to Ramzi Chamat, CEO of Tadawul FX Ltd, a leading Swiss forex broker who recently relocated their headquarters to Cyprus.
Shaken confidence in global markets and various banks in particular has led to a lack of liquidity - at times even in the major currencies. For example, there were times in late September when spreads widened considerably in the interbank market even for the largest currency pairs such as EURUSD, reflecting a low appetite for risk and general nervousness in the market.
Stephane Leroy, Head of global Sales & Marketing at QuantHouse discusses how various types of trading technology are facilitating the evolution away from discretionary trading.
The growth of electronically traded FX options by retail traders, both over the counter and on-exchange, is already taking off as more sophisticated retail investors look for new trading and hedging opportunities. In response, brokers and banks are rapidly developing e-FX trading platforms that support and educate investors about the different products and trading styles available, and FX options is being pitched as the fastest growing new revenue stream in FX.
In recent years the trading world has seen some great changes. Many of those changes have come in the form of technological advances making it not only easier for traders to execute trades, but also providing tools to compute seemingly complex formulas and techniques into very definable and tradable methods. These advances in technology have made it possible for traders to begin to tap into the power of the world’s largest market, foreign currency exchange, like they have never been able to in the past. My focus in this article is to describe how using a non-linear approach to trading the markets will improve your profitability and allow you to trade with a relaxed attitude and great confidence.
With Dr Richard Olsen, Chairman and CEO of Olsen, Thomas Parry, Director of Algorithmic trading at Plimsoll Capital, Jonathan Webb, Portfolio manager at C-View
Godfried De Vidts looks at the advantages that the FX market offers retail investors.
Heather McLean interviews a selection of online FX brokers to see how e-trading technology is impacting on their relationships with clients.
We talk with Vladan Jovanovic about how his technology and trading firm arbitrages the latency and matching algorithms of futures exchanges.
5 major online FX trading providers discuss the issues.
Rick Sears examines the potential impact of bringing the two largest pools of buyers and sellers into one unified trading environment.
Ahmed Nasirwarraich, discusses how currency traders can now reap the benefits of wireless technology by using their cell phones, palm pilots or personal digital assistants (PDA's).
Effective training, particularly in the technology involved, is key for anyone trading FX online. Andy Shearman talks about some of the methods involved.
The retail FX trader can now benefit from many of the tools and techniques previously only available to the professional market. Tim Finch tells us more.
Daniel Harvey traces how recent technological advances now permit the application of powerful and computationally intensive numerical methods to foreign exchange data.