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Will Darwinex become a market maker?

19 April 2018

ESMA’s intervention puts Darwinex in the situation of applying for a market maker license. What does this mean for the members of the Independent Trader Movement?

ESMA – Product Intervention

27 March 2018

It’s official! ESMA has intervened and set the new regulatory playing field for traders and providers of Contracts for Differences (CFDs) and FX. In this post we first outline the new regulation, and then review the consequences for: Darwinex DARWIN Investors DARWIN Providers (aka traders) Investable Not (yet) investable Brokers & Broker-dealers ESMA rules ESMA […]

Commercial Expert Advisors: everything that glitters is not gold [EAS-I]

7 February 2018

This post on commercial expert advisors (also referred to in short, as EAs) is the first of an EA Series we’re embarking upon. Today we shed light on some of the main advantages and disadvantages of the same to traders. The intention here is not to tag commercial expert advisors as either good or bad, but […]

Our letter to ESMA

2 February 2018

We’ve drafted a letter on behalf of the anonymous retail trader. We look forward to your amending as you see fit, and submitting to ESMA. If anyone feels like translating to languages other than English and Spanish, feel free to share in our Twitter account.  *You may e-mail your own take to: CFECFDBO@esma.europa.eu Dear ESMA, […]

Negative Balance Protection

25 January 2018

This post explains why negative balance protection is a regulatory faux pas that damages precisely the customers it ought to protect The European Securities and Markets Authority recently updated on its ongoing review of CFDs and other speculative products. ESMA weighs several measures for CFDs: Leverage limits on the opening of a position between 30:1 […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Have A DARWIN

16 January 2018

In this post, we are going to explain the 3 main advantages of becoming a DARWIN provider. But before you start reading it, let me ask you 3 simple questions: Are you a trader? Are you even a talented trader? Do you dream of living off your trading talent but have no assets under management […]