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Introducing Long Tail investing

24 February 2015

The most re-assuring lesson Darwinex founders have learnt is that traditional investment firms will never “steal” our concept. Reading would have saved us anxiety: smart innovators actively encourage start-ups to disclose everything… if it’s really an innovation people think you’re nuts! “Institutional” asset managers seem to agree: when they hear about DARWINs listing independent traders, two objections invariably come up: Retail […]

Inside Forex – MT4 and Interbank Liquidity

10 February 2015

A bit of background 10 years ago independent traders could not trade Interbank Liquidity. Just as ALCOA doesn’t sell aluminum by the gram, Goldman Sachs doesn’t make markets in micro-lots! But then, some smart Russian engineers realised: sure, GS won’t do it, but how about we: Observe the price at which GS and say, UBS, trade EURUSD […]

Inside Forex – Darwinex DMA explained

28 January 2015

As a trader, you can choose to place your bets with: A broker – who trades with you, against an independent 3rd party (“the market”). This is what Darwinex does and always will do. In brokerage jargon, brokers operate an A-Book A dealer – who trades against you and thus plays the role of “the market” A broker-dealer, […]

The CHF blood bath, explained

17 January 2015

48 hours into the CHF debacle, it’s always healthy to carry out some post-mortem analysis to learn the lessons of why it happened, and what we could have been done to weather it better. Since we’ve done it, why not share it? The macro-story: Black-Wednesday, redux What happened is crystal-clear with the benefit of hindsight (as […]

DARWIN instead of PAMM? – the trader view

27 December 2014

You already manage friends & family money via PAMM or MAMM schemes, and legitimately ask: DARWIN instead of PAMM? Granted – if you’ve traded for long enough, listing a DARWIN is hardly inventing the “managing investor capital / healthy leverage” wheel. Here’s our take: listing a DARWIN is fully compatible with managing capital elsewhere, because your listed DARWIN […]

Pick the right broker in 7 steps

22 December 2014

When it comes to brokers, independent traders are spoiled for choice. Whilst having more options is good in theory, the process for selecting the right broker can be challenging and can have expensive consequences if you pick the wrong one.  In this post,  we’ve come up with a 7 bullet magic list to shield inexperienced traders from an […]

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