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And While I’m Still Here…

22 January 2015
Yes I know, but I couldn’t let it pass. The statement from Commissioner Sharon Bowen of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proves to me that the lunatics are ready to take over the asylum

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FX Crisis Forcing Banking Surveillance Re-Think

22 January 2015
Banks are being forced into a major reassessment of how they monitor and survey human communications following the recent regulatory investigations into FX market manipulation

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US Regulators Eyeing Retail FX Market

22 January 2015
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) should expand its regulation of retail FX products in the light of the financial difficulties caused by last week’s Swiss franc movements, says Commissioner Sharon Bowen

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What Does the CHF Story Mean for the FX Industry? – Profit & Loss Webinar

19 January 2015
The chaos caused by the Swiss central bank’s decision to pull its three-year old EUR/CHF floor will take some time to unravel. What are the longer-term implications of this unprecedented event on the wider FX industry?

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Trading Platforms Receive Volume Boost Amid CHF Volatility

19 January 2015
Amid the chaos that engulfed the markets following last week’s surprise decision by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to abandon its EUR/CHF floor at 1.2000, it seems that institutional trading platforms performed well despite the volatility

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Fallout Continues After Swiss Rout

19 January 2015
The fallout from events on Thursday when the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly removed the Swiss franc’s peg to the euro has continued over the weekend with some estimating industry losses exceed $2 billion from the sharp move higher in the CHF

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Retail Struggle Reignites Agency Versus Principal Debate

16 January 2015
The struggle of retail FX brokerages to handle Thursday’s CHF moves has reignited the debate regarding whether a principal or agency execution model is the most effective for these firms from a risk perspective.

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FXCM Gets $300 Million Bailout from Leucadia

16 January 2015
FXCM has been reprieved from its $225 million shortfall caused by heavy losses during Thursday’s CHF moves by Leucadia National Corporation, which has agreed to provide $300 million in cash to FXCM and its subsidiaries.

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Fallout Continues Following SNB Action

16 January 2015
A number of FX brokers are struggling following yesterday’s (15 January) extreme movement in the Swiss franc.

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Alpari (UK) Enters Insolvency

16 January 2015
The fallout from the Swiss National Bank’s unexpected dropping of the euro peg and the subsequent unprecedented market move has claimed a high profile scalp

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