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Plus500 registers strong revenue growth in Q1 2016

Plus500 Q1 2016 revenue beat

Forex and CFD regulated broker Plus5000 just released its operational and financial numbers for the first quarter of 2016. According to the report published by the broker for the first three months of 2016, revenues are up for quarter as well as for the financial year. The numbers confirm the good momentum for the broker after the failed acquisition by ... Read More »

Asset Classes Presentation – Binary Options Trading

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If you want to trade binary options, you must first understand the basic principles of financial markets trading. As we explained it in our previous article, “trading is an investment activity that involves the buying and selling of financial assets.” These financial assets can be of different types. Within financial markets, we call these different types “asset classes”. There exist ... Read More »

Goldman Sachs forecasts Euro-Dollar parity in 2017

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Goldman Sachs, the most respected and feared investment bank on the planet, just released a surprising forecast on the Forex market. The Forex strategists of the investment bank just made a downward revision to their EURUSD estimates to 1.14, 1.11 and 1.08 with 3, 6 and 12 months respectively (from 1.23, 1.20 and 1.15 before). But the surprise comes from ... Read More »

What is bitcoin ? The basics of the digital currency

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Following the multiplication of binary option brokers providing contract on bitcoin, we figured it could be interesting to present you the basics of this new digital currency. The bitcoin popularity is growing among retail traders who find in this digital currency an alternative to traditional financial markets. Marc Andreessen, for example, from the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, wrote in ... Read More »

New Scams – the emergence of fraudulent broker website clones

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A lot of scams and fraudulent activities have undermined the binary option trading business reputation over the last months. As a retail trader you must be extremely cautious about the choice of your online broker if you want to avoid scam binary options brokers. A lot of the binary option brokers offering their trading services in the UK are only ... Read More »

Is forex trading gonna become exchange-based ?

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In a comprehensive article, the Financial Times just reported that the ACI Financial Markets Association is currently lobbying for a shift of the forex market to regulated, exchange-based trading. The ACI Fiancial Markets Association is an organisation that protects international forex traders and tries to implement new measures to improve investors ‘security and market transparency. Marshall Bailey is suggesting that ... Read More »

Differences between forex and binary options

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What is the difference between forex trading (also called Foreign Exchange) and binary options on forex? You can find this question on countless internet forums at the moment. This question makes no sense. If you don’t understand why, you should not try to make money with binary options. These two investments are extremely different, they do not share the same ... Read More »

Is binary option trading easy compared to forex?

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If you are new to financial markets, it is a legitimate question to ask yourself. Is binary options trading easy compared to forex? Is it more risky? From a theoretical point of view: we would say yes! Binary options are a lot easier to understand than forex trading instruments (CFD, Swaps, Forward Rate Agreements, Dual Currency Notes…). All these financial instrument valuations ... Read More »

FXCM reports record retail forex trading numbers – Binary brokers

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FXCM, one of the leading forex and CFD broker across Europe, just released a set of optimistic key metrics concerning the retail forex business for September 2014. The online broker reported a record month for its retail and institutional foreign exchange business coming on the back of strong volatility in global financial markets that saw the EURUSD exchange rate fall ... Read More »