Tag: leverage

January 28, 2020 BY Mariela Naydenova

Liquid introduces Bitcoin Perpetuals with 100x leverage

Liquid, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, is introducing Bitcoin perpetuals with 100:1 leverage ratio. The exchange is the latest one that is adding the Bitcoin product to its platform. The difference between futures and perpetual contracts is that unlike futures, perpetuals do not have an expiry date. As stated by Liquid, a perpetual contract also does…

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October 09, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

Singapore's MAS cuts FX leverage to 20:1

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced on Tuesday that it has made the following new retail regulations: Retail investors will now have access to 20:1 leverage (previous leverage was 50:1). As stated in the announcement, exemption from the new measures are only specified holders of a licence who maintain a base capital of…

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December 12, 2017 BY Mariela Naydenova

Is leveraged trading driving bitcoin prices?

Investors are now wondering what is going on with Bitcoin's price craziness, as the price chart already looks like the infamous "hockey stick", and experts are grasping to find the reasons why the digital currency is now hitting the $17,000 level every day. The answer may be leverage. The Japanese exchange, bitFlyer, said that their…

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December 20, 2016 BY admin

Exness extends offering for unlimited leverage trading accounts

Regulated forex broker Exness today announced developments which will substantially improve client trading and allow more freedom and flexibility to apply their trading strategies without hindrances and limitations. Exness currently offers unlimited leverage to clients on Cent, Mini and Classic accounts, from Monday 00:00 GMT to Thursday 23:59 GMT. As of Sunday, December 25th for…

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December 07, 2016 BY admin

OANDA provides supportive statement on FCA's stricter CFD directives

San Francisco-headquartered OANDA, the popular globally regulated multi-asset broker, today made note of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) consultation paper published yesterday, December 6, 2016, and states that it supports any changes that improve the long-term trading experience for clients. Yesterday, The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued directives proposing stricter rules for firms selling…

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November 30, 2016 BY admin

Admiral Markets reduces leverage ahead of Italian constitutional referendum

Here we go again with European geopolitical risk...roughly 6 months after the surprising "Brexit" vote, Italians are ready to make their voices heard regarding their politics. As such, brokerages are beginning to adjust trading conditions for the event. EU and FCA regulated broker Admiral Markets announced margin requirement updates as market uncertainty is increasing around…

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November 04, 2016 BY admin

RoboForex issues election volatility warning but leaves leverage in place

With the U.S. Presidential Election only 5 days away now, many brokers have been reporting reduction in leverage and increase in margin requirements to guard against any dry up of liquidity or sudden price shocks should markets get a little crazy. CySEC/IFSC regulated RoboForex has taken a different approach. Today the FX broker only 'warned'…

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November 02, 2016 BY Mike Fox

Blackwell Global hikes margin requirements by 2x, 3x for Presidential Election

It was just announced today that UK-FCA regulated FX brokerage Blackwell Global in light of the 58th quadrennial United States presidential election being held on Tuesday, 8 November, 2016, Blackwell Global will increase the margins on selected instruments from Sunday, 6 November 2016, 9:00pm (GMT). The firm's Cyprus regulated office had announced the same margin adjustments…

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