CMC Markets Integrates Pattern Recognition Charting Application

August 11, 2010Andy No Comments »

The CMC Markets trading platform now includes a new pattern recognition upgrade – available via the CFD Marketmaker Desktop platform.

Australia, Gain Capital’s Forex Division Expands Product Offering to include Equity Index CFDs

August 9, 2010Andy No Comments »

Gain Capital’s forex trading division has just announced the launch of share index CFDs to its forex offering in Australia and the launch of a new Australian website for its clients.

EU, CESR publishes consultation paper on Standardization and Exchange Trading of OTC Derivatives

August 4, 2010Andy No Comments »

On July 19, the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) published a consultation paper (CESR/10-610) on the standardization and exchange trading of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

Ireland, Irish Regulator Reviewing Disclosure Restrictions of CFD Holdings

August 2, 2010Andy No Comments »

CFD holders which were at the center of the Quinn/Anglo Irish controversies, should face additional restrictions, corporate enforcement watchdog Paul Appleby has stated…

Sovereign crisis boosts IG Group profits

July 21, 2010Andy No Comments »

IG Group, Britain’s biggest spread betting and CFD firm have reported a marked improvement n sales through companies IG Index and IG Markets brands after volatile markets during the European sovereign

Australia, CFD providers ‘need to do more’: ASIC

July 13, 2010Andy No Comments »

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has warned that that the derivative product contracts for difference (CFD) will face tougher regulations unless they voluntarily introduce firmer measures to protect retail investors.

Australia, Broker Sonray Capital Markets goes into Administration

June 23, 2010Andy No Comments »

Broker Sonray Capital Markets has collapsed in Australia, resulting in the seizure and freezing of about 3000 client accounts who have their money tied up in a pooled account.

ASIC to scrutinise Speculative Share Trading

June 10, 2010Andy No Comments »

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) says it will be closely monitoring certain trading tools when it takes over the supervision of financial markets later this year.

LCH.Clearnet & Chi-X set to clear European Equity CFDs

March 29, 2010Andy No Comments »

LCH.Clearnet Limited (LCH.Clearnet), working with Chi-X Europe Ltd, will launch a unique contract-for-difference (CFD) clearing service.

IG Markets now includes BATS MTF

March 4, 2010Andy No Comments »

IG Markets, the CFD trading division of IG Group has announced that as from today clients will have access to the best prices from Europe’s top three Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs), now including BATS.

IG Markets Multi-Venue Technology

November 16, 2009Andy No Comments »

IG Markets have just upgraded their direct market access offering to include the ability for traders to benefit from access to UK and European equities via Chi-X and Turquoise, Europe’s leading two MTFs.

ASIC pushing for Greater Transparency from OTC Providers

August 13, 2009Andy No Comments »

ASIC has issued its first warning targeted to the multi-billion-dollar OTC (over-the-counter) market by issuing a paper seeking more disclosure from the industry and warning investors to ask more questions.

LSE Drops Plan to Offer CFD, Stock Trading on Same Platform

April 2, 2009Andy No Comments »

London Stock Exchange Group Plc said it ‘put on hold indefinitely’ plans to offer trading of contracts for difference and stocks on the same electronic platform.

FSA brings forward CFD Rule

March 4, 2009Andy No Comments »

The City watchdog has brought forward plans to make investors disclose positions based on derivatives in a bid to prevent the instruments being used to silently build holdings in a company.

UK: New customers to trade CFDs commission free with City Index

February 24, 2009Andy No Comments »

City Index, one of the leading providers of retail CFDs and spread betting, is offering new customers 0% commission on all CFD trades From 16th February customers who open an account with City Index will be able to trade CFDs commission free for four weeks.