CFD Traders Shifting to Bitcoins

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12th September 2017 London: The global CFD trading community has been exploring opportunities across asset classes as volatility in the major currencies dries up. Strong movements in Crypto currencies has meant that traders are now shifting their portfolios across to the virtual currency world. Today the FCA cautioned investors of unregulated ICOs. The move is welcomed by the forum as regulatory oversight in any investment or capital raising is mandatory for investor protection purposes

Negative balance Protection in Action for Germans

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10th August 2017 Frankfurt: BaFin's new rulings go live, under the guidelines firm's must offer negative balance protection to German residents.

FCA proposes key changes to CFD market

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1st March 2017 London: The countdown begins with less then a week to go before the FCA's most controversial consultation paper for the CfD market comes to a close. Market participants have been activiely seeking ways to counter the obstructive proposalas that are deemed the 'doomsday' of margin trading in the United Kingdom.

FCA proposes key changes to CFD market

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London: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK's financial watchdog plans to overhaul the market with measures that could revolutionise the entire industry. Details were outlined in a Consultation Paper where the regulator says it will be clamping down on the amount of leverage providers can offer traders. The move comes as no surprise as regulators across the developed world had implement changes to the global derivatives market on the back of the G20 meeting in 2009.

BaFin joins CfD scrutiny

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Frankfurt: Germany plans to limit the marketing and promotion of CfDs to retail clients. The German financial regulator, BaFin issued a note stating that CfD providers will not be allowed ot market their products unless they meet the requiremetns set by the watchdog. BaFin stated that CfDs will need to have negative balance protections to safeguard the interests of investors.