Netherlands, Disclosure of CFDs and Other Cash-Settled Equity Derivatives

January 30, 2012Andy No Comments »

As from January 2012 Dutch listed companies are obliged to notify the market for substantial shareholdings including cash-settled financial instruments which have a similar economic effect to holdings of shares.

China, China looks to Strengthen Short Selling Activity

January 21, 2012Andy No Comments »

China is planning the setup of a Centralised Securities Lending Exchange to boost short-selling, a move that would add liquidity to its capital markets and help develop the country’s nascent hedge fund industry.

UK, IG Group Benefits from Market Volatility

December 15, 2011Andy No Comments »

IG Group Holdings plc has issued a trading update relating to the six months ended 30 November 2011. It appears that market volatility keeps working in IG Markets’ favour.

Australia, CMC Markets Fully Segregates All Client Funds to Provide Customers with Additional Security

November 9, 2011Andy No Comments »

In the aftermath of MF Global’s crisis last month, CMC Markets has formally announced that it has decided to completely split client investments and adopt a fully segregated client money model, including client margins to completely eliminate client risk in Australia and New Zealand.

Singapore, Worried Singapore investors rally at MF Global office

November 3, 2011Andy No Comments »

Private investors in Singapore concerned about their investments rallied outside MF Global’s local offices in the country but ended up distressed and empty-handed on Wednesday after they were informed that their dealing positions were closed and their funds were presently frozen.

USA, MF Global Files for Bankruptcy After Bad Bets on European Debt

November 1, 2011Andy No Comments »

MF Global filed for bankruptcy on Monday morning in New York after revealing $6.3bn of eurozone debt exposure…

Australia, Technical glitch takes ASX offline for hours

October 30, 2011Andy No Comments »

Australian Stock Exchange operator ASX Group stopped market trading last week due to technical problems, leaving brokers and CFD traders furious during a period of extreme market turbulence.

USA, MF Global Acquires Multi-Asset Retail Trading Platform

October 23, 2011Andy No Comments »

MF Global Holdings Ltd., a broker-dealer based in New York that provides stock market trading and hedging solutions has just announced that it has acquired Chicago-based Strategy Runner Trading Ltd

UK, IG Markets now on iPad

October 19, 2011admin No Comments »

IG Markets has developed a new trading application specifically for the iPad which is now available for download from the App Store.

Australia, Sonray director fronts Court

September 28, 2011Andy No Comments »

Russell Johnson, a co-founder of collapsed brokerage company Sonray Capital Markets appeared in a Melbourne court on 24 charges including theft, conspiracy and dishonesty over his role in the downfall of Sonray.

Australia, Record month for IG Markets: IG Group Reaps 26% 1Q Revenue Rise In Volatile Markets

September 12, 2011Andy No Comments »

IG Markets, one of the leading global providers of CFD trading has witnessed its busiest month ever as far as transaction numbers and revenue go according to a press release from the company.

Australia, ASIC looking at Misleading and Deceptive Advertising

September 1, 2011Andy No Comments »

After seeking more disclosure from CFD companies, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission is now looking to curtail cases of abuse involving misleading and deceptive advertising by financial services companie

Ireland, Seán Quinn’s Incredible Half a Million Punt on Anglo-Irish Bank’s Stock

August 26, 2011Andy 1 Comment »

It is thought that Sean Quinn bought over half a billion worth of shares in Anglo-Irish Bank on a single day, on two separate occasions.

Australia, Beware of Frontline Financial Planning: ASIC

August 18, 2011admin No Comments »

It has been reported that Frontline Financial Planning, a company that is presently under investigation by ASIC is running an unauthorised operation offering Australians the ability to buy and sell CFDs and trade foreign exchange

Australia, Slow Down in CFD Activity

August 17, 2011Andy No Comments »

The number of investors dealing in CFDs in Australia has slowed down given the persisting high levels of market volatility and increased awareness of the risks involved.