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Lessons learned from broker bankruptcies around the world

Recently we have seen a huge wave of bankruptcy sweep through the financial markets. It is no more secret that a lot of financial institutions out there were overly exposed to the global financial meltdown and subsequently further exposed their clients to extreme risk. The market comprises of big players and small players alike, but it is interesting to note that as small market players get bigger in the business, they tend to move closer to the major players in the market – big investments banks, hedge funds, mutual funds. Basically, the big players constitute around 75% of the currency market capitalization.

A thorough forex broker comparison

At FxRebateGurus our job is to help our clients pick the best forex broker, and minimize trading costs wherever possible, that’s why we are the FX Rebate Gurus. To do that we are constantly increasing the roster of brokers we work with. Currently our forex broker comparison table is possibly the best comparison table available anywhere; however we want to provide even more value for clients.

We have recently embarked on a mission, to open accounts with every single one of the forex brokers we offer and document all pros and cons we encounter, using several criteria:

US Forex brokers, trading volumes for April 2012

The total Amount of client deposits at Forex Brokers and FCMsfutures commission merchants)has increased in April by $11.4 million, a 1.47% increase. However the adjusted net capital has decreased by 52.6 million a 5.97% decrease.

FxPRO receives a full FSA license

FxPRO_Logo_BlogToday we have great news about FxPro, one of Europe's largest retail FX firms. A few days ago FxPRO announced that they have expanded their UK operations, including the upgrading of their UK FSA license.

Previously, FxPro UK was licensed only as an introducing broker to its parent company, based in Cyprus. As part of this introducing service FxPro UK still had conducted full identification and anti-money laundering checks, however the clients traded with the Cyprus parent company, FxPro Financial Services Ltd.

ACFX added to FxRebateGurus' rebate offers

ACFX building, CyprusAtlasCapital Financial Services Ltd(ACFX) has been added to our rebate offers. We can now offer a rebate of 0.75 pips per round turn lot(100k), fractional lots receive a rebate as well. To participate in the rebate offer and read more about ACFX click here.

More about ACFX

New brokers added and improved rebate offer

new_brokers_added_Feb21The last few weeks here at FxRebateGurus have been very exciting. We have added several new brokers and have increased one of our existing rebate offers.

Over the last week we have added the following new forex brokers:

Alpari UK - 0.25 pips rebate

Alpari UK offers great trading spreads, and several trading platforms. Alpari was founded in 1998, and has since expanded to having offices in over 20 countries.

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