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Big U.S. exchanges to sue SEC over ‘overreaching’ fee experiment

“The exchanges argue rebates are needed to compensate brokers for providing liquidity and that the SEC has not shown that they harm the market” reports businessinsider.com. NEW YORK (Reuters) – The three largest U.S. stock exchange operators said they will sue the Securities and Exchange Commission for overstepping its authority by ordering a pilot program to test banning lucrative payments exchanges make to brokers for resting stock orders. Source: businessinsider.com

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SFC Issues Further Notices to Brokers for Client Misconduct

“The three brokers in question are Changjiang Securities Brokerage (HK) Limited, Haitong International Securities Company Limited and Kingston Securities Limited” writes Celeste Skinner for financemagnates.com. The SFC highlights that the restriction notices will not impact the broker’s operations nor their other clients which aren’t suspected of market misconduct.At the beginning of this year, the SFC issued a similar restriction notice to three other brokers – Fulbright Securities Limited, Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited and Gong Ping Securities Limited, as Finance Magnates reported.All three brokers are regulated and licensed under…

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Devexperts Hints at the AI Future with a New Version of its Chatbot

“For brokers, this chatbot represents a new engagement channel, which is aimed at boosting their clientele base and their affiliate business” writes Victor Golovtchenko for financemagnates.com. Devexperts is providing the service for white labeling and brokers can customize the product to cater to their own preferences.One of the leading software developers in the industry, Devexperts launched today a new product catering to some specific broker needs.Moreover, it is also delivering a glimpse of the future of support and provides a new way for brokers to cut some costs. Source: financemagnates.com

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JFD Brokers Launches Commission Free Stock Trading

“In addition to introducing zero-commission trading on stocks, JFD Brokers also announced today that it has added new instruments to its portfolio” writes Celeste Skinner for financemagnates.com. With the latest announcement, JFD Brokers joins a small group of brokers who offer commission-free trading.Following the acquisition of German-based ACON bank, JFD Brokers, a multi-asset broker, announced this Thursday that it has introduced commission-free stock trading conditions for its clients.Cutting all commissions for stock trading is just the first step in our long-term vision to become a preferred financial service provider,” said…

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Retail Side of the FX Industry Keeps Avoiding FX Global Code

“While retail clients are not covered by the code, retail brokers are” writes Victor Golovtchenko for financemagnates.com. Once we get to the prime of the prime of prime section of the retail FX industry things are becoming different.Adhering to the FX Global Code of Conduct is ultimately beneficial for all market participants. Source: financemagnates.com

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What if the retail FX brokerage industry was to experience a complete revolution? Now is the time

“Rather, it was founded upon a genuine wish to revolutionize customer experience for the retail FX industry” reports financefeeds.com. The “Valhalla Experience” – a respite for the battle weary The company has therefore introduced what it terms as “The Valhalla Experience” for its retail customers, IBs and portfolio managers.It represents ‘Gimme the money’ and is in your face, which is what has caused pure hell in the retail FX sector.This is far better than the classic retail FX model where clients/traders/and even IBs feel intimidated, give a small amount of…

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Kabu Sees Lowest Monthly Revenues in Over Three Years

“For the five months prior to January, the firm averaged 619.6 million yen ($5.61 million) in brokerage fee-based revenue” writes David Kimberley for financemagnates.com. In terms of commission fees, the broker managed to rake in 461 million yen ($4.17 million) last month.For example, revenue derived from equities trading declined to 209 million yen ($1.89 million).The firm reported total revenue from its market making activities as 595 million yen ($5.38 million) in January. Source: financemagnates.com

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Interactive Brokers Pays $100K to Settle Supervision Case

“He and his partners diverted $4 million from the hedge fund and took $3.9 million in fees to which they were not entitled, the order states” writes Aziz Abdel-qader for financemagnates.com. He previously pleaded guilty to three different incidents of securities fraud in 1994, 1997 and 2002, and served five years in prison for the 1994 conviction.As deduced from review of the settlement order, it appears that, during the relevant time, Interactive Brokers carried several accounts managed and controlled by Peter Zuck, who has a history of financial crime convictions. Source:…

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Here’s Where Brokers Go Wrong in Tackling ESMA Restrictions

“In this article, I decided to focus on how EU licensed Forex brokers have been handling the rules concerning maximum leverage” writes Konstantin Rabin for financemagnates.com. Some of them simply asked us to confirm and sign, giving us almost immediate access to professional trading.The target audience for the events is either professional traders or those who are looking to become pros.Helping traders achieve higher levels of education and become actual pro traders is a better option.To find out, I got in touch with the support and sales teams of the…

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Plus500 Sees Record Revenues in 2018, But Forecasts Weaker 2019

“Not only did Plus500 have a record first half of 2018, as Finance Magnates reported, the broker also managed to close the year out on solid footing” writes Celeste Skinner for financemagnates.com. After having a record first half of the year, Plus500, an online contracts for difference (CFD) and forex brokerage, has announced its preliminary unaudited results for 2018.As can be expected, the broker managed to report a strong uptick in its key metrics, including revenues. Source: financemagnates.com

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