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Plantation, Fla-based TradeStation Group has acquired IBFX Holdings, the parent of the Interbank FX group of companies, including Interbank FX and IBFX Australia, for $17 million. Salt Lake City, UT-based IBFX Holdings is a provider of foreign exchange trading services to 27,000 ...
The outsourced platform is customisable and allows brokers to diversify their product range and offer retail clients FX options trading with no margin calls. The options trading platform was developed in partnership with FX Bridge Technologies Corp., which has worked ...
FXCM Trading Station Web provides easy access to the forex market, combining uncomplicated trader functionality with an advanced graphical user interface, the company says.   The platform was built using an Abobe Flex open source application framework. With no downloads necessary, ...
The Trade Leaders Investment Program, launched in 2010, allows investors to follow and automatically execute the trades of top-performing traders tracked on Currensee’s platform. About a dozen of the best performing traders, or trade leaders, are picked from the thousands ...

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Market of the Month

By Derek Halpenny, European Head of Global Currency Research, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd On 30 November the Japanese government confirmed that it had conducted intervention through the Bank of Japan, selling a total of JPY 9,091.6 billion for foreign currency – probably ...

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HFT: Just One of the Gang

In the June issue of Profit & Loss, we asked the question: Is high frequency trading still a pariah? The question was pertinent, coming as it did, one year after the Flash Crash in US equity markets, but chose to focus ...

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10 Questions to Tackle on HFT

1: Will HFT operating in emerging markets be a good thing for the industry and those markets?2: Is “Hot Potato” trading now the dominant theme in FX markets?3: Is retail FX an issue of greater concern than HFT?4: Should the BIS ...

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Technology Choices for HFT Firms

High frequency trading volumes in the foreign exchange market have grown consistently over the past few years, primarily due to the electronification of the market and technological advances, which have driven down transaction costs. Electronic trading now accounts for 50% of ...
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the proliferation of high frequency trading activity has resulted in a dramatic rise in volume in the financial markets. Data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) shows that most of the recent ...
Eleven financial industry associations in Europe joined forces at the end of October to urge UK chancellor George Osborne to reject any attempt to impose a European Union financial transaction tax. Signatories to a letter sent to the chancellor include ...