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Binary Options - Banc De Binary

Slippery Sales People on Binary Options

At the start of December I decided it would be a good idea to look into trading binary options.
I did some research and found the company Banc De Binary to be the number 1 in the world for trading binary options.
So I signed up and out the minimal deposit of $250,
The next day I received a call form one of the employees Jonathan Reed (My account manager.) He showed me around the platform via skype and put me in some small trades that made about $100 in an hour.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015/Author: CFD Guru/Number of views (1685)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GFT / Gain Capital

Increased Forex Margin for pegged FX

Gain Capital / GFT
In light of the recent decision by the Swiss National Bank to remove the peg in EUR/CHF on January 15, 2015, there have been increased market concerns about the soundness of other pegged currencies.
To help prepare our clients and mitigate exposure to potential market volatility, we will be increasing the minimum margin requirements to the currencies below after the market close at 17:00 ET on Friday, 6 February 2015.
This change will impact all new and existing positions across all instruments including Spot forex, CFDs, Spread bets and Options.  
Monday, February 2, 2015/Author: CFD Guru/Number of views (1725)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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ASIC

ASIC enforcement report - July to December 2014


ASIC today released its latest six-monthly enforcement report, detailing outcomes achieved between 1 July 2014 and 31 December 2014.

ASIC achieved 348 enforcement outcomes. This included criminal as well as civil and administrative (e.g. banning or disqualification) actions, and negotiated outcomes, including enforceable undertakings.

Sunday, February 1, 2015/Author: CFD Guru/Number of views (1485)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
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Gain Capital Buys City Index

About time someone did something with City Index

GAIN Capital announced that we have agreed to acquire City Index Ltd.  
Sunday, November 2, 2014/Author: CFD Guru/Number of views (1093)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IG Markets

Calculating Margins - Gotta Luv this one!


 IG Share margins

From the IG site - Margin requirements for CFD positions with non-guaranteed stops are capped at the amount of margin for no stop (ie if the stop is wide then the calculations used may give a higher margin requirement than the calculation for no stop. If this happens then we limit the margin to the amount required for the same position with no stop).

 

 

No stop

Number of shares x share price x margin percentage

E.g. 1000 Vodafone shares at a price of £1.94:

1000 x 1.94 x 5% = £97 margin

Stop

(Margin for equivalent trade with no stop x slippage factor) + value per point* x stop distance

E.g. 1000 Vodafone shares at price of £1.94, with a non-guaranteed stop 3 points away:

(£97 x 30% + (£10 x 3) = £59.10 margin

* Note: 100 UK shares = £1 per point, 100 US shares = $1 per point, 100 Euro shares = €1 per point etc

 

Guaranteed stop

Value per point x stop distance:

E.g. 1000 Vodafone shares at a price of 194, with a guaranteed stop 11 points away:

£10 x 11 = £110 margin

Monday, September 8, 2014/Author: CFD Guru/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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