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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 […]

MetaTrader 5 (MT5), Welcome to Darwinex!

8 March 2018

It’s official – MetaTrader 5 has arrived at Darwinex! 🙂 In this post, we explain this release, and the main differences between MT4 and MT5. Importantly, we describe what ‘can & cannot be done’ at Darwinex with each of these platforms, at the present time. Since Darwinex started trading as a broker, (almost 4 years […]

MetaTrader EAs: The “Set & Forget” Myth [EAS-II]

19 February 2018

This is the second post in the MetaTrader Expert Advisor [EAS] series we’ve begun recently. In case you missed it, here’s a link to the first post: Commercial Expert Advisors: everything that glitters is not gold. If you’re wondering what “set & forget” means, it’s a common catch phrase used widely by many commercial MetaTrader […]

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, […]

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