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Foreign currency exchanges (forex) run non-stop across the globe through over-the-counter markets. The global nature of this boundary-less market allows seamless access, e.g., an Australian trader can trade in euros and Japanese yen (EURJPY) through a US-based broker despite geographical boundaries.
Speculative trading in the retail forex market continues to grow. As a result, there can be intermediaries (like banks or brokers) who engage in financial irregularities, scams, exorbitant charges, hidden fees, high-risk exposure offered through high-leverage levels, or other bad practices. Internet and mobile app-based trading allows smooth trading, but also have dangers such as unrecognized firms running sites that may close unexpectedly and abscond with investors’ money. As a result, regulations are necessary and set by competent authorities to ensure such practices are avoided. Regulations are aimed at protecting individual investors and ensuring fair operations to safeguard clients’ interests.
The most important criteria when selecting a forex broker are the regulatory approval status of the broker and which authority governs the broker.
How US Authorities Regulate Forex Brokerage Accounts
The National Futures Association (NFA) is the “premier independent provider of efficient and innovative regulatory programs that safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets” (including forex). The scope of NFA activities is as follows:
- After due diligence, provide necessary licenses to eligible forex brokers to conduct forex trading business.
- Enforce required adherence to necessary capital requirements.
- Combat fraud.
- Enforce detailed record keeping and reporting requirements regarding all transactions and related business activities.
A detailed regulatory guide is available on the official NFA website.
Key Provisions of US Regulations:
- “Customer” is defined as “individuals with assets of less than $10 million and most small businesses,” underscoring that these regulations are meant to protect the small investor. High-net-worth individuals may not be necessarily covered under standard regulated forex brokerage accounts.
- Limits available leverage to 50:1 (or deposit requirement of only 2% on notional value of forex transaction) on the major currencies, ensuring ignorant or uneducated investors do not overstep and take unprecedented risks. Major currencies are defined as the British pound, the Swiss franc, the Canadian dollar, the Japanese yen, the euro, the Australian dollar, the New Zealand dollar, the Swedish krona, the Norwegian krone, and the Danish krone.
- Limits leverage of 20:1 (or 5% of notional transaction value) on minor currencies.
- For short forex options, the notional transaction value amount plus the option premium received should be maintained as security deposit.
- For long forex options, the entire option premium is required as security.
- First-in-First-out (FIFO) rule prevents holding simultaneous positions in the same forex asset, i.e.. any existing trade position (buy/sell) in a particular currency pair will be squared off for opposite position (sell /buy) in the same currency pair. This also implies no possibility of hedging while trading forex.
- Money owed by the forex broker to the customers should be held only at one or more qualifying institutions in the US or in money center countries.
How US Regulations Differ
Care should be taken to verify each ownership, status, and location of each forex trading firm, website, or app before signing-up for a trading account. There are many websites claiming low brokerage charges and high leverage (allowing more trading exposure with less capital), some as high as 1000:1. However, almost all such sites are hosted and operated from outside the US and may not be necessarily approved by the concerned authority in the host country. Even those authorized locally may not necessarily have regulations that apply to US residents. Regulations may slightly vary from country to country in terms of offered leverage, required deposits, reporting requirements, and investor protections.
Here is an indicative list of forex brokerage regulators for a few select countries:
- Australia – Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
- Cyprus – Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC)
- Russia – Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS)
- South Africa – Financial Services Board (FSB)
- Switzerland – Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC)
- UK – Financial Services Authority (FSA)
Verifying a broker’s regulatory status
The NFA provides an online verification system called Background Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC), where the status of US-based forex brokerage firms can be verified using their NFA ID, firm name, individual name, or pool name. Care should be taken to use the correct name/ID in the correct form, as many forex broker firms are known by different names (e.g., a website name may be different from the legal corporate name).
The Bottom Line:
Financial regulations require a fine balancing act, with constant room for changes as markets develop. Too little regulation may lead to ineffective investor protection. While too much regulation can result in lost global competitiveness and reduced economic activity.
By Shobhit Seth | January 15, 2015 |
” Ai o singura sansa sa faci o buna prima impresie ! Nu o pierde”
” Intotdeauna negociaza pe rezultate si nu pe previziuni!”
( AM FACUT>>>ESTE PE ROL>>> si nu O SA FAC incepand cu TINE!)
Pregateste prima intalnirea si fa-o intr-un loc public unde esti FOARTE CUNOSCUT!
Niciodata nu consuma alcool sau cafea!
NUMAI CEAI NEGRU EARL GREY!
“Primul lucru este sa evaluezi investitorul ca si om si caracteristici investitionale”
Clienti se impart in trei categorii in functie de volum: mici, mari si grupul magic a celor care fluctueaza intre primele si care o fac de amorul artei.
Cand se desfasoara negocierea cu clientul sa ai in vedere ca trebuie sa :
– intelegi clientul – il asculti 3 minute
– il bucuri de procesul competitiv al pietei – ii vorbesti 3 minute
– faci clientul sa devina din “Visator” intr-un “Ganditor”, chiar daca este partizanul sloganului: “daca vrei sa faci mult trebuie sa investesti mult!” – NU UITA CA ESTI FRATE CU EL ATAT TIMP CAT CASTIGA CU TINE! – discuti 5 minute
– faci sa inteleaga ca “Ambii trebuie sa cistige” motiv pentru care “minimum de investitie” este justificat – 2 minute
– pastreazezi intotdeauna confidentialitatea strategiei lui si a sumelor investite, castigate sau pierdute
– sa propui sa avanseze in volumul de tranzactionare numai odata cu experienta pozitiva acumulata “crescand” clientul – 2 minute
-il faci sa inteleaga detaliile strategiei investitionale si sa se increada in abilitatile tale – 3 minute
– te implici in tranzactiile pentru care iei decizii in favoarea clientului – sume modice daca nu fac parte din strategia momentului.
– nu uiti sa semnezi ” hartia pe care prezinti strategia” si sa-si ia notite. Inchide “pitch-ul” ca apoi la firma sa semneze contractele si mandatele.
– recapitulezi strategia decisa de client – 2 minute
– tii legatura constant cu clientul tau! 24/7.
Niciodata nu lua “cash” la prima intalnire ” ca este nerabdator” …!
Nota : Prima intalnire nu trebuie sa fie mai lunga de 20 de minute! Poti stabilii o intalnire urmatoare foarte apropiata numai pentru confirmarea sumelor decise pentru investitie – “Show me the money!”
Un bun trader si consultant trebuie sa aiba:
– intotdeauna o imagine impecabila
– intotdeauna rabdare si intelegere pentru client
– intotdeauna explicatii scurte si clare
– incredere in calitatile lui profesionale
– recomandari din piata
Nota : Niciodata nu raspunzi la telefon in fata unui client la prima intalnire – este o lipsa de profesionalism, interes si respect!
– Inchide “deal-ul” la a adoua intalnire dupa ce ai “vazut banii”! Nu tergiversa – piata nu asteapta dupa client!
– Intotdeauna la inchiderea “deal-ului” da pe langa cartea de vizita de firma ofera si “numarul privat”
“We pump up your money!”
by Florin Suciu
Don’t leave an interview like that …
In this case please review your resume…
and your presence …
With your Resume ( CV) you don’t get the love you deserve?
That’s a shame. Of you…!
This “first impression image” of your past and future life can’t have more than two-page document, which must represents you in the best light possible for a better career opportunities.
That’s why this document ( CV’s) deserves better.
Here are some resume relationship tips for you and your resume.
1.) Make it clear at the beginning.
The top half of page 1
is going to make or break if a recruiter reads the rest of your resume.
In 10 seconds,
your resume needs to clearly show the recruiter that
Keep information at the top of your resume short, concise, and relevant.
Important is what the recruiter need, want and look for !!
2.) Focus on your accomplishments.
Rather than providing vague, wordy job descriptions,
focus more on your accomplishments
and the potential impact on the recruiter business.
Show not only what you did,
but the result of your actions
and the positive impact it left on the last company.
3.) It’s not all about you.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your resume is, to talk about what you want or how great you are.
Typically, you do this in an “Objective” statement.
Unfortunately, recruiters really don’t care about that.
You need to show them
how you will fill the needs of the potential employer
and the job description itself.
Take some time to look at your resume
and think about how to work together
with this all important two-page document.
It will pay dividends if you do so.
Love your resume and it will love you back.
When you want a job … go to school first!
You need “to look that you have”
a new approach of the market field you want work for!
A new certificate of achievements will look great for the new recruiter
if that is in his line of work and future company developments statements!
Good luck and Call me if you need more tips!
DEZVOLTATE DE CATRE FLORIN SUCIU
When you wanna, need or must sell your company, Don’t pray …. Ask for help!
The big dozen mistake you can make when you sell your company are:
1- maintain your expectation beyond fair market value
2- allow emotions to drive your decisions
3- go on negotiation as ” Lone ranger ” style
4- take of your eye of the finish line – the final sale
5- go to market uncommitted – I invested my life and my blood …
6- use a business broker – has no history with the business, just objective
7- wait to long to sell – you can’t raid a dead horse …
8- treat confidentiality lightly – your awareness is maybe only your secrets
9- sell to a competitor – at the first sign start negotiating with them
10- ignore the importance of a CPA prepared financed papers
11- don’t clean up your room – nobody gives a sh… On your mess . Clean it up!
12- keep the wrong people on the bus – too much history lead to insubordinate
Call Jack and of course he will have no mercy for your buyer!
Welcome to STAS, LLC official site!
STRATEGIC TRANSACTIONS ADVISORY SYSTEMS team
Starting from now you can be sure that there is somebody who knows,
cares and does all what you need (if you are honest with us and your actions are legal ones!).
We are looking to find the right way for your need to move from dreams to projects!
You are in the middle of finding the right question to work for the right answer?
All we want is just a little Love and We will bring the future to you!