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New US Share CFDs Available for Trading with DF Markets

Author: Phil Evans / In News

DF Markets are to inform you that they have expanded their range of markets by adding several new US share CFDs of companies from the mining, IT and pharmaceutical sectors. These are now available for trading on all versions of DFTrader platform (desktop, web, mobile): Kite Pharma Inc (KITE) Lannett Company Inc (LCI) Imperva Inc (IMPV) ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD) Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc (SQM) ABM Industries Inc (ABM) Cameco Corporation (CCJ) Arconic Inc (ARNC) The new share CFDs are offered at 10% margin and also as Cash CFDs at 100% margin. In their Range of Markets you can find a comprehensive list and individual margin levels of all share CFDs available for trading. See how DF Markets compare to other CFD brokers.

Italy Referendum Margin Changes from ETX

Author: Phil Evans / In News

Due to heightened volatility expected around Italy’s December 4th referendum, financial spread betting and CFDs broker ETX Capital are making a number changes to margin requirements. Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform has taken on added significance in the wake of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election victory. Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, may resign if he loses the vote, creating political instability which some argue could ultimately lead to Italy leaving the Eurozone. Meanwhile a No vote would significantly hamper efforts to shore up Italy’s creaking banking sector. European stocks, bonds and the Euro may gap and are expected to endure higher volatility both before and after the referendum as a result. Due to the increased likelihood of volatility they will be making changes to tier 1 margins which will take effect from 12pm (GMT) Friday, December 2nd. These will apply to all open positions. Please ensure you […]

Termination of acceptance of clients from Belgium

Author: Phil Evans / In News

Following our latest announcement about Belgium’s market regulator, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) banning forex and CFD trading, forex and CFD brokers announced that they are terminating acceptance of clients from Belgium. On 8 August 2016, the FSMA (Belgium’s Markets Regulator) issued a public notification advising that effective 18 August 2016, the commercialization of leveraged Contracts for Differences will not be permitted in Belgium. As a result of this, Safecap advised all its existing clients from Belgium that they will terminate the offering of investment services to them, effective 18 August 2016. A grace period, as permitted by the FSMA’s notification, has been allowed for existing clients in order to conclude their investment strategies by 17 October, 2016. See the list of CFD brokers here.

CoreSpreads Launch Differential Markets

Author: Phil Evans / In News

Core Spreads have recently added some Weighted Differential (Future) markets to their Core Trader 2 platform. What is a Differential Market? A Differential market is simply a way of trading the relative performance of one market versus another, i.e. The German 30 v UK 100. A Weighted Differential is a ‘pure’ differential; results are dependent on perceived divergence between economies, and they’re expressed in % terms, not in market direction which a ‘Points Differential’ relies upon. We offer the following Differential & Weighted Differential markets; •    Germany 30 / Euro Stoxx 50 •    Germany 30 / France 40 •    Germany 30 / UK 100 •    UK 100 / Euro Stoxx 50 •    Wall St 30 / Germany 30 •    Wall St 30 / UK 100 We believe that they are one of the only brokers in the industry to offer these markets. Click here to see the full list of […]

Belgium Bans Forex and CFD Trading

Author: Phil Evans / In News

Belgium’s market regulator, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), has announced a decree prohibiting retail online trading of forex and CFDs, starting from August 18, 2016. In compliance with the above, regulated brokers will no longer be accepting clients from Belgium. Learn more about CFD trading here or compare CFD brokers.