Retail

Training traders

What role does emotion play in the decision-making process of traders, and can they be trained to better manage their emotions? Saxo Bank believes they can, and is developing a process to support that training. Robert Mackenzie Smith reports

Technology key for Saxo at 20

Saxo Bank celebrated its 20th birthday last month by flying its staff out to Egypt for a celebration in front of the Pyramids, hosted by co-founders Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen. Robert Mackenzie Smith meets them in Copenhagen

Spotlight on: Drew Niv, FXCM

FXCM’s co-founder and chief executive talks to Robert Mackenzie Smith about the challenges facing the foreign exchange market in 2012, as well as the company’s new initiatives, including the FastMatch platform and the 50% stake it has acquired in Lucid…

In the public interest?

British Virgin Islands-based foreign exchange brokerage InterForex received a permanent injunction from the CFTC last month for soliciting business from US clients as an unregistered dealer. But the injunction was not in the public interest of preventing…

The rise and rise of retail FX

Questions were raised in July when the Bank of England’s FX joint standing committee revealed a jaw-dropping 23% increase in UK turnover between October 2010 and April 2011. Among a number of drivers contributing to the increase, the most notable is the…

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