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Introducing the FX Global Code of Conduct

The Forex industry has long been plagued with complaints of improprieties on behalf of brokers, despite the heightened regulation and increasing number of watchdogs whose goal is to supervise brokers and to make sure that they act within accepted legal and ethical guidelines.  To protect Forex traders and to keep brokers on the straight and narrow, the FX Global Code of Conduct was launched in May 2016 as a precursor to the document that was released earlier this month by the Bank of International Settlements.

The code is designed to create a fair, liquid, open and transparent market where traders are protected and supported by a solid industry infrastructure.  The Global Code was developed by a partnership between central banks and Market Participants from 16 jurisdictions worldwide.  Among the guiding principles are:

  • Market Participants are expected to behave in an ethical and professional manner to promote the fairness and integrity of the FXM Market.
  • Market Participants are expected to promote responsible engagement in the FX Market and to have an effective governance framework to provide for comprehensive oversite of their activity.
  • Market Participants will comply with laws and regulations applicable to them in the jurisdiction in which they do business.

As it stands, the Global Code is meant to include Market Participants which are outlined as all persons or organizations engaged in the Forex market including, but not limited to organizations such as financial institutions, central banks, asset managers including sovereign wealth funds and hedge funds, non-bank liquidity providers, brokers, trading platforms, money changes and money services.  The Global Code confirms that all Market Participants will act in an ethical way and to be aware of potential conflicts that will need to be resolved with professionalism and care.

The initiative is a good one – there is certainly room for additional oversight and a commitment to moral activity within the Forex industry.  However, we question whether the initiative will be successful on the global level as there may always be brokers who are likely to engage in unscrupulous behavior in an effort to dupe innocent traders out of their money.  For this reason, we suggest that in addition to engaging a code of conduct for Market Participants, it is also critical for traders to know their rights and to understand that such a Global Code exists, so that they insist upon choosing a broker or other financial service provider that will maintain the highest standards of ethical and professional integrity.  Only with proper education on the traders’ side and honorable intentions on the side of Market Participants, will we be able to make strides against Forex fraud.

FXTM Sponsors Rookie IndyCar Driver Ed Jones

Indy500Leading global Forex broker FXTM has announced its sponsorship of Rookie IndyCar driver Ed Jones, a partnership which comes right after the company partnered with Sahara Force India, an F1 team.  FXTM’s partnership with these leading brands gives the company a prominent role in two-thirds of the most iconic motorsport events of the season.

FXTM’s motorsports partnerships serve a dual purpose; they testify to the company’s continued success in becoming a recognized global brokerage, and they attest to the qualities that FXTM wants to be known for in the financial world.  Specifically, said Martin Lamming, FXTM’s Global Head of Marketing, success in motorsports requires “dedication, innovation and a commitment to learning.”  It is exactly these three attributes that Lamming believes have lead to FXTM’s recent success as well.

Added Lamming: “Ed is a phenomenal young driver.  He has displayed a dedication to his sport that has seen him successfully climb the ranks of lower series to earn a place on the grid of the iconic Indy 500. As an ambitious brand driven by a commitment to excellence in trading, learning and innovation, FXTM are proud to be sponsoring him for the landmark race of his career so far.”

We look forward to hearing about Jones’s continued success and, of course, about FXTM’s continued achievements as well.

FXTM Gears Up to Reveal New Partnership with Sahara Force India

Global award-winning broker FXTM is the official forex partner of the Sahara Force India Formula One™ Team.

This prestigious partnership heralds a fantastic 2017 for both teams, who each rose to new heights in 2016. Sahara Force India captured the attention of Formula One™ fans and international media when they stormed into fourth place in the Constructors Championships, beating top names McLaren and Williams. New partners FXTM had an equally successful 2016, adding a number of prestigious awards – including Top Customer Service Provider – to their trophy case.FXTM

“The parallels between Sahara Force India and FXTM are striking,” says Olga Rybalkina, CEO of ForexTime Limited. “They too are a young, dynamic team who have taken on established, big name competitors and come out on top. Just like us, they owe their success to innovation, speed, and their dedication to training.”

It is a focus on training and speed that has enabled FXTM to dominate the global forex market. Launched in 2011, the broker’s pioneering approach to client education sets it apart from other industry leaders. Its Market Analysis team provide twice daily commentaries on market movements, and work alongside a dedicated Education department to deliver seminars, workshops, lectures, and events to traders across the globe. This, coupled with lightning fast execution speeds and pioneering products — including a newly launched Gold Bullion service — has further established FXTM as an industry leader.

“Education, training, and excellence drive our brand,” says Rybalkina, “And it is important to us that our partners embody those values. For this reason, we are incredibly proud to be supporting Sahara Force India, and look forward to an exciting year of racing.”

With the first test in Barcelona in less than a week, the 2017 season certainly promises excitement. Sahara Force India is fielding a new driver pairing, the promising young Esteban Ocon will join team stalwart Sergio Pérez. With new aerodynamic rules and tyre widths also coming into force this year, they will be tackling some of the biggest changes to the sport in recent history. Experts predict the changes will herald faster lap times and more overtaking; heightening the parallels between Formula One™ and forex trading.FXTM

“The current turmoil in the currency markets creates exciting opportunities for traders,” says Rybalkina, “Which is why FXTM is committed to providing our clients with the training resources and advanced trading tools they need to perform at their best. It is this dedication to training, innovation, and speed that sets us apart from our competitors and enabled us to challenge the bigger brokers. It is an approach we share with Sahara Force India, and we believe that our new partnership will help propel both teams to the top of the leader board in 2017.”

 

Disclaimer: The content in this article comprises personal opinions and ideas and should not be construed as containing personal and/or other investment advice and/or an offer of and/or solicitation for any transactions in financial instruments and/or a guarantee and/or prediction of future performance. FXTM, its affiliates, agents, directors, officers or employees do not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available and assume no liability as to any loss arising from any investment based on the same.

Risk Warning: There is a high level of risk involved with trading leveraged products such as forex and CFDs. You should not risk more than you can afford to lose, it is possible that you may lose more than your initial investment. You should not trade unless you fully understand the true extent of your exposure to the risk of loss. When trading, you must always take into consideration your level of experience. If the risks involved seem unclear to you, please seek independent financial advice.

NOTES TO EDITORS

The FXTM brand provides international brokerage services and gives access to the global currency markets, offering trading in forex, precious metals, Share CFDs, ETF CFDs and CFDs on Commodity Futures. Trading is available via the MT4 and MT5 platforms with spreads starting from just 1.3 on Standard trading accounts and from 0.1 on ECN trading accounts. Bespoke trading support and services are provided based on each client’s needs and ambitions – from novices, to experienced traders and institutional investors. ForexTime Limited is regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), with license number 185/12, licensed by the SA FSB with FSP number 46614, and registered with the UK FCA under reference number 600475. FT Global Limited is regulated by the International Financial Services Commission (IFSC) with license numbers IFSC/60/345/TS and IFSC/60/345/APM.

 

Kawase Appoints New CEO

Kawase, a Forex broker that is based and regulated in Cyprus, is happy to announce the appointment of a new CEO, Alex Katsaros. With a BA in accounting and an MBA in finance, Mr. Katsaros bring with him both proper educational training and on-the-job experience that will should help him propel Kawase forward as a leading Forex brokerage.

Prior to joining Kawase Mr. Katsaros was the Head of Product Development for cTrader, the trading platform that is currently used by Kawase and many other Forex brokerages. Mr. Katsaros began his career as a professional trader and maintains numerous licenses and professional certifications including a CySEC advanced license and CISI’s Investment Management certificate.

About his recent appointment, Mr. Katsoras said: “I am very honoured and excited to expand our services and introduce Kawase’s ethos, transparency and great service to more clients around the globe. My vision is for Kawase to be the leading cTrader broker by leveraging our deep understanding of the platform. Our efforts will be focused around our core values: fairness, transparency, innovative technology and high quality support.”

The appointment coincided with the company’s recent rebranding and redesign efforts which have created a sharper, more intuitive website. The company’s efforts to provide top-notch technical solutions with an easy-to-follow website and top notch customer support make it a brand that is worth trying. To learn more about Kawase and its offerings, read our full Kawase review.

Deloitte Places Exness.com among Industry’s Best

In an independent evaluation released today, Deloitte, the largest network of professional services worldwide, has valued Exness.com among some of the leading companies in the Forex industry.

Exness, a leading Forex and ECN broker headquartered in St. Petersburg has come a long way since its inception in 2008 and has been the recipient of several awards over the years. It prides itself on offering a comfortable trading environment with more than 120 currency pairs, 80 currency options, instant withdrawal and a host of other features.

Deloitte’s report verified Exness’s trading volumes, client withdrawals and agents’ commissions for the period 1 April to 30 June 2015 and concluded that during the second quarter of this year the firm’s trading volumes totaled over US$660 billion, an increase of US$111 billion over Q1 2015. Its June trading volumes reached $232 billion, surpassing the previous record of $217.63 billion set in May and client withdrawals, which represent profits taken by traders, came in at $63.2 million over the last quarter, an increase of 26% on Q1.

These numbers place Exness alongside some of the best companies in the Forex industry.

OctaFx Announces a New Supercharged Contest

OctaFX, a Forex broker out of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, has always been the top of the line when it came to bonuses and promotions. Their latest promo does not disappoint. The OctaFX Supercharged contest was developed by the same team that brought you the celebrated King of the Road contest and is as electrifying as all their past promotions. Like the others, the current contest is not just a way to make money but is a test of your skills at Forex trading.

OctaFX, with clients in over 100 countries around the world, is well known in the industry for offering live ECN accounts as well as micro accounts. Their low spreads, real-time market execution and true ECN offset are among the top features at OctaFX.

The OctaFX Supercharged real contest began on November 17th, 2014 and will run until May 13th, 2016. It is one of longest running contests in the business and there is no doubt that it offers the absolute best prizes in the industry. The latest contest includes three luxury automobiles, the Tesla Model S, the Smart Fortwo and the Renault Twizy as the top three prizes. Those who don’t come in at the top can still try for one of the other prizes which contain a host of Apple products such as the Apple iMac, iPads and iPhones.

For traders who have little patience for long contests, OctaFx also offers a monthly prize of an Apple iPhone 6. These shorter contests begin every four weeks and like the lengthier OctaFX Supercharged real contest they work on the point system. Each profitable trade awards you with contest points. The maximum contest score of 200 points consists of two parts: a maximum 100 Pip points and a maximum of 100 Gain points and each part is calculated differently.

Once you have registered to open a real account with OctaFx (demo accounts don’t count) and have deposited a minimum of $150, you can start trading and accumulating points towards the contest. Contestants can open as many accounts as they wish but only new accounts will enable you to participate in the contest.

So go ahead. Open an account and start trading. The Apple iPhone 6 is a great device so go for it. And just maybe, 2016 will find you driving around in a brand new snazzy automobile.