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AAAFx

AB Forex Company

AccentForex (Butenix Capital Ltd)

Ace Koeki Co., Ltd.
ACFX (AtlasCapital FX; formerly Atlas eForex)
ACM (Advanced Currency Markets SA)
ACM Gold
actior – German
ActivTrades PLC
ADM Derivatives, Inc.
Admiral Markets
Adrenalin Forex – Russian
Advanced Financial Markets (AFM)
Advanced Futures (Global Futures Exchange & Trading Co., Inc.)
Advanced Markets LLC
Advantage Traders Group
AFT-FX (AFT Co., Ltd.)
AFX Capital (AFX Capital Markets Limited)
AgenBolsa – Spanish
Ajax Financial Inc.
Akforex
Akmos Trade
AL Trade (al trade)
Alfa-Bank (Alfa-FX) – Russian
Alipes Forex Trading Services
Alpari FS
Alpari (NZ) Limited
Alpari (UK) Limited
Alpari (US), LLC
Alpha Capital Markets Ltd
AM Financials
AMIFOX Ltd. Brokerhouse
Apex FX Trading
ARA Markets Ltd
Arab Financial Brokers (AFB)
Arab Forex Online
ARK World Market Corp – Russian
Askobid (O.C.M. Online Capital Markets)
AssistForex – Turkish
ATC Brokers (Avail Trading Corp.)
ATG Marketplex (Aaron Trading LLC)
Atlantic FX
Ava FX (Ava Capital Markets Ltd.)
Avivafx (TRANSIVA Investment Company)
AVS Carter (AVS Carter Asset Management Ltd.)
AxiTrader (AxiCorp Financial Services)
Azurite Markets Ltd
B
Bacera International
Barclays Stockbrokers Limited (BARX)
Baron Forex (BFX)
Beam FX (Beam Financial Group LLC)
Bearman Forex (BFX) (Plan Success Limited)
Berkeley (Bahamas) Limited
bforex Ltd.
Black Stone Trading & Investment
BlackHorse FX (BHFX)
BPForex – Hungarian
Broco Inc. (BroCompany)
Brokbusinessbank (JSC Brokbiznesbank) – Russian
BrokerCreditService Cyprus Limited (BCS) – Russian
brokerjet
BulBrokers
BulldogFX Corp.
C
C.I.M. Banque
Cambiste – French
Cannon Trading Co.
Cantor FX (Cantor Fitzgerald Europe; formerly BGC FX)
Capital Group LIFE (Forex Market Gates) – Russian
Capital Standard Corporation – Russian
Caya Capital Markets NZ Limited (Caya)
CFD-Market
Cfx Intermediazioni SpA – Italian
Charter FX (CFX)
CitiFX Pro (Citibank N.A.)
City Credit Capital (UK) Ltd (CCC)
City Index Asia Pte Ltd Co
CKFX
CMC Markets
CME Group
CMS Forex (Capital Market Services)
Cobra Trading, Inc.
Colosseum Financial Markets – Czech
CompassFX
Corsa Capital Investments, Corp.
Cortal Consors – German
Currency Trading USA
D
DAB Bank (Die Direkt Anlage Bank) – German
Day Trade Austria
dbFX
DCM Forex
Dealing City Inc.
Dealing24 (formerly PRO-FOREX)
Delta Stock AD
DfxTrade (DFX Financial Ltd.)
DirectFX
Dif Broker
Divisa Capital LP (DCFX)
DLC ForexTrade – Russian
Dorman FX (Dorman Trading, LLC)
dt|FX (Daniels Trading)
Dukascopy Swiss Forex Bank
E
Easy Forex
ECI Invest (EKI Invest) – Russian
ECN Market
ECN Trade Capital Market Ltd
ECNbroker
ECNpro
EFX Financial (EFXTrades)
ElanFX – German
Enfinium International
England Foreign Exchange Inc. (EFX)
Equilor Investment Ltd. (Equilor Trader)
eToro
EuroForex – Italian
Everybody FX (EMCOM Securities Co.) – Japanese
EXNESS
Exto Capital
F
FalcoFX (Info Plus Trading Systems Ltd) –
FastBrokers (Fast Trading Services LLC) –
FXSalt Ltd
Fibo Group, Ltd. (FIBO Group)
Finam Limited
Fineco – Italian –
Finexo Global Investments LTD (Finexo) –
FinForce (FX-Invest Group Inc.) –
FinFx Trading Oy –
finlot –
Finmarket –
FinOdds –
Finotec Trading UK Ltd –
flatex AG – German –
Foremost Forex, LLC –
Forex Capital, Inc. –
Forex Club Financial Company, Inc. (FxClub) –
Forex Day Trading –
Forex EuroClub – Russian –
Forex Financial Services (Forex FS)
Forex For You
Forex Global Market (FXGM) –
Forex Ltd –
FOREX MMCIS Group (MMCIS Inc.) –
Forex Trading First –
Forex Trading Scout –
Forex Turkey – Turkish –
FOREX Ukraine –
Forex WebTrader –
Forex.com (GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.) –
forex47 – Italian –
FxPulp –
Forex-Arabia –
Forex-AZ
Forex-Broker (Univell Ltd; formerly TrendFX) –
ForexChile – Spanish –
ForexCT (Forex Capital Trading)
ForexElite Ltd. –
Forexite Ltd. – Russian
ForexLine (ForeksLayn) – Russian
ForexMeta (Lotus Brokerage Services) –
Forex-Metal –
ForexOptimum
ForexPark – Turkish –
ForexTime NZ Limited (FXTM) –
Forex-Trend (Skopalino Trading Limited) –
FOREXYARD –
ForInvest Group
FreshForex – Russian –
Friedberg Direct –
FrontStocks Ltd –
FX | Clearing (FX Clearing) –
Fx Dialogue (UK) Limited –
Fx Direkt Bank AG – German –
FX Financial Group LLC
FX Grant –
FX Solutions Australia
FX Solutions, LLC (FX Sol) –
FXBEST
FxBroker –
FXcast (Surplus Finance S.A.) –
FXCBS (FOREX Central Brokerage Services, Fienex Group) –
FXCC (FX Central Clearing Ltd) –
FXCENTRAL INC –
FXCH (Foreign Exchange Clearing House) –
FXCM (Forex Capital Markets, LLC) –
FxCompany Ltd –
FXD24 (FX direct S.A.) –
FXDD (FX Direct Dealer) –
FXFlat –
FXM Broker Group S.A. (FXM Financial Group) –
FXTSwiss
FxPro –
FXPIG (Premier Interchange Gateway LP) –
FxPrice LLC (FXInter LTD) – French
G
GainScope –
Gaitame – Japanese –
Gallant Capital Markets (GCMFX)
Gbtrade International Limited –
GCI Trading (GCI Financial)
Gedamo Investment (Gedamo Corporation) –
Genforex SA –
GET Financial (Global Electronic Trading Pty Ltd.)
GFC (Global Financial Contracts) – Spanish –
GFT (Global Futures & Forex, Ltd.) –
Global Clearing Group Ltd (2 Pips Forex) –
Global Forex LLC –
Global Futures Exchange & Trading Company, Inc. –
Global Trading, Ltd. (Global Trade Stations)
GloCap Markets –
GO4X (TMS Brokers Brokerage House) – Polish –
Goldberg Forex Group –
Golder Markets Ltd –
GOMarkets
Got Money FX
GTL Forex (formerly Global Tradewaves LTD)
H
Halifax Online (HalifaxOnline)
Hanseatic Brokerhouse Securities Ltd. (HanseTrader) – German –
Hantec Markets
Hantec Markets –
Hedefonline – Turkish –
HFX –
High Street Networking
HMS Markets Luxembourg (HMS LUX S.A.) –
HotForex (HF Markets Ltd.) –
Hudson Global Capital Ltd –
Hupro FX (Hupro International Inc.) –
HY Markets –
I
i SECURITIES Co, Ltd –
IamFX Inc. –
IBC Group (Investments and Brokerage Capital Ltd) – Russian –
Iberia Forex – Spanish –
ICM Brokers
Ideal World Forex (IWF) –
IFC Markets
iForex
IFX Markets (City Index Limited) –
IG Markets –
IGLR Investment Co. – Turkish –
IGTFX Ltd –
IHFOREX –
IjenFX – Indonesian –
IKO Forex Limited (IKOFX) –
IKON Brokers –
Ikon Global Markets (Ikon GM) –
In-Arabia Solutions Limited –
IncoNeon –
InovaTrade –
InstaForex (InstaForex Group)
IntegralBank (AKB ‘Integral Bank’) – Russian –
IntegrityFX –
Intel FX (FNZ Capital Limited) –
Interactive Brokers LLC (IBKR) –
Interbank FX LLC –
Intercore Financial (Inter Financial GmbH) –
InterForex Inc.
Internaxx Bank S.A. –
Investment House International (IHI)
InvestorsEurope –
InvestTechFX –
IP-Forex Inc.
IronFX (IronFX Financial Services Limited) –
IS Trading – German –
ISI Group (International Service Invest Group) –
iTrade Capital Markets LLC (ICM)
IWBank
K
Kabu – Japanese –
Keytrade Pro
Kharkov Dealing Center (IFC Forex) – Russian –
KIEV Dealing Center (Kiev Forex) – Russian –
KVB Kunlun
L
Larson & Holz IT Ltd.
Lembex Financial Group (Group Lmbx) – Hebrew –
Lightspeed Trading, LLC –
Lionstone Investment Services Ltd –
Loyal Forex Financial Ltd
Loyal Group Limited (LGL) –
Lucror FX (Lucror Capital Markets LP)
M
MadaFX (Mada Financial) –
Manduca Trading LLC –
Mandus Invest SA (Mandus-Forex) –
Marketiva
Markets.com –
MB Trading (MBTFS) –
MBC FX
MercaForex (Silver Holdings International Ltd.) –
Mezan Trade Ltd –
MF Global FXA Securities Ltd. (FXA Securities) –
MF Global Markets (MF Global UK Limited) –
MFFX (MF Financial Ltd.; formerly Master/Money Forex) –
MIG Bank (MIG Fx) –
Millennium Penata Futures (PT Millennium Penata Futures) –
Mirus FX –
Monex International Investments –
Monex Investindo Futures (PT Monex Investindo Futures) –
MRC Markets (formerly MoneyRain)
Murphy & Williams Financial Group Ltd –
MVP Financial, LLC
N
NatWest Stockbrokers –
Nefteprombank (ZAO Nefteprombank) – Russian –
New Era Financial Group –
NobleTrading (Lightspeed Trading LLC) –
Nord FX (Nord Group Investments Inc) –
NordMarkets (Nord Global AB) –
North-West Financial Broker
Norvik Bank – Latvian –
NTB-FX – Russian –
NTWO Capital Market (N2CM)
O
OANDA Corporation (FXTrade) –
OKT FX (Okuto FX) – Japanese –
One Financial Markets (CB Financial Services Ltd) –
Open E Cry, LLC (OEC) –
Osiris FX Ltd
P
Patria Forex – Czech –
Pepperstone Financial Party Ltd (CDM Pacific)
Persepolis Capital Management (PCM Brokers) –
PFGBEST –
Phi Capital Management LLC –
Phillip Futures Pte Ltd –
Pipfixed –
PIPTRADE (Henyep Capital Markets (UK) Limited) –
Plus500 –
Premier Investments (FXPremier) –
Prime Finance B.V. Group Inc. (PrimeDesk) – Russian –
Pro Finance Group Inc. (PFGFX)
ProfiForex Corp. –
ProFinanceService, Inc. –
Providencial FX (Banco Providencial, S.A.) –
PSS FOREX (Private Scandinavian Sparkasse and Credit Corp, SA)
Q
QTrade GmbH – German –
Quant Securities Pty Ltd
Questrade Inc. (Questrade)
R
RBC Forex Corp. – Russian –
Real Stream Trading (Finocorp Ltd)
Real Trade (SIA IBS) –
Real Trade Group
Real-Forex (Finocorp Ltd.)
Renesource Capital –
Rest FX Consulting Ltd (restFX) – Turkish –
RetailFX –
RFXT (Royal Forex Trading S.A.L.) –
Rietumu Trading – Russian –
Rinkost Financial Company – Russian
RJO Futures (R.J. O’Brien) –
Robbins Trading Company –
Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC (RCG) –
RoyalCM (Royal Capital Markets)
Royal-Forex –
RTFX Ltd (formerly Realtime Forex SA) –
Russian Dealing Center (RDC) – Russian –
S
Saxo Bank –
Securities Inc. 121 (121FX) – Japanese –
Sembank (Commercial Bank Sembank) – Russian –
ServisInform (Service Info.) – Russian –
SetForex – Turkish –
Skyline Brokers –
Smart Live Markets Ltd (Smart Live Financial Services Ltd) –
Smart Trade FX –
Solidity Brokers –
SparenFX (Sparen Data Services) –
SpeedTrader (Stock USA Execution Services, Inc.) –
Spot Trader (57 Danvers Lane, LLC) –
STRATO Markets –
Sucden Financial Limited –
Sun Hung Kai Financial (SHKF) –
Sunbird Trading Ltd –
SVSFX (SVS Securities PLC) –
Swiss Clearing & Trade Management (SCTM)
Swiss e Trade AG –
Swiss International Financial Brokerage (K.S.C) –
swissDirekt AG –
Swistrade
SystemForex (SystemGates) – Russian
T
T & K Futures (T & K Forex Inc.) –
Tadawul FX –
Teletrade –
TemplerFX
Tetrabourse Group – Russian –
TFIFX (TFI Markets Limited) –
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS, marketindex; formerly ABN AMRO)
ThinkForex
thinkorswim –
TMS Brokers (Dom Maklerski TMS Brokers S.A.) –
Top Star Development Co., Limited (TSD) –
Trade Club (TC) –
Trade Land FX –
Tradenext Global Markets Ltd
Traders-Trust (TTCM) –
TradeStation Forex, Inc. (TradeStation Securities, Inc.) –
Trading Point –
Trading212
Trading212 –
trading-house.net AG – German –
Transworld Futures –
Trendoks Limited –
Tycoon International Trading Ltd – Russian
U
UFXBank –
UFXCM Group Inc. –
UIC (United International Company) –
UnicomTrade Ltd –
Uni-FX (Unifex Financial Group LLP) –
Union Forex
Union Pacific Limited (UPL) –
United Markets Information Syndicate (UMIS) – Russian –
United World Capital (UWC) –
UnitedForex (UFX Trading)
V
Vantage FX
Varengold Bank FX –
vCap FX LLC –
Vector Securities –
Vinson Financials LLC –
vPE Bank – German –
VTB 24 (JSC) (Bank VTB 24) – Russian
W
Westbury Capital Inc.
WH SelfInvest Ltd –
Windsor Brokers, Ltd. –
World Forex Corp. – Russian
WSD Financial (NZ) Ltd –
X
XFOREX
X-Trade Brokers DM S.A. (XTB)
Y
YouTradeFX (International Youtrade Investments MA Ltd)
Z
Zecco Forex, Inc. (Zecco Holdings, Inc.)
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By Paddy Osborn, Academic Dean, London Academy of Trading

Whether you’re negotiating a business deal, playing a sport or trading financial markets, it’s vital that you have a plan. Top golfers will have a strategy to get around the course in the fewest number of shots possible, and without this plan, their score will undoubtedly be worse. It’s the same with trading. You can’t just open a trading account and trade off hunches and hopes. You need to create a structured and robust plan of attack. This will not only improve your profitability, but will also significantly reduce your stress levels during the decision-making process.

In my opinion, there are four stages to any trading strategy.

S – Set-up

T – Trigger

E – Execution

M – Management

Good trading performance STEMs from a structured trading process, so you should have one or more specific rules for each stage of this process.

Before executing any trades, you need to decide on your criteria for making your trading decisions. Should you base your trades off fundamental analysis, or maybe political news or macroeconomic data? If so, then you need to understand these subjects and how markets react to specific news events.

Alternatively, of course, there’s technical analysis, whereby you base your decisions off charts and previous price action, but again, you need a set of specific rules to enable you to trade with a consistent strategy. Many traders combine both fundamental and technical analysis to initiate their positions, which, I believe, has merit.

Set-up

What needs to happen for you to say “Ah, this looks interesting! Here’s a potential trade.”? It may be a news event, a major macro data announcement (such as interest rates, employment data or inflation), or a chart level breakout. The key ingredient throughout is to fix specific and measurable rules (not rough guidelines that can be over-ridden on a whim with an emotional decision). For me, I may take a view on the potential direction of an asset (i.e. whether to be long or short) through fundamental analysis, but the actual execution of the trade is always technical, based off a very specific set of rules.

To take a simple example, let’s assume an asset has been trending higher, but has stopped at a certain price, let’s say 150. The chart is telling us that, although buyers are in long-term control, sellers are dominant at 150, willing to sell each time the price touches this level. However, the uptrend may still be in place, since each time the price pulls back from the 150 level, the selling is weaker and the price makes a higher short-term low. This clearly suggests that upward pressure remains, and there’s potential to profit from the uptrend if the price breaks higher.

Trigger

Once you’ve found a potential new trade set-up, the next step is to decide when to pull the trigger on the trade. However, there are two steps to this process… finger on trigger, then pull the trigger to execute.

Paddy Osborn

Paddy Osborn

Continuing the example above, the trigger would be to buy if the price breaks above the resistance level at 150. This would indicate that the sellers at 150 have been exhausted, and the buyers have re-established control of the uptrend.  Also, it is often the case that after pause in a trend such as this, the pent-up buying returns and the price surges higher. So the trigger for this trade is a breakout above 150.

Execution

We have a finger on the trigger, but now we need to decide when to squeeze it. What if the price touches 150.10 for 10 seconds only? Has our resistance level broken sufficiently to execute the trade? I’d say not, so you need to set rules to define exactly how far the price needs to break above 150 – or for how long it needs to stay above 150 – for you to execute the trade. You’re basically looking for sufficient evidence that the uptrend is continuing. Of course, the higher the price goes (or the longer it stays above 150), the more confident you can be that the breakout is valid, but the higher price you will need to pay. There’s no perfect solution to this decision, and it depends on many things, such as the amount of other supporting evidence that you have, your levels of aggression, and so on. The critical point here is to fix a set of specific rules and stick to those rules every time.

Management

Good trade management can save a bad trade, while poor trade management can turn an excellent trade entry into a loser. I could talk for days about in-trade management, since there are many different methods you can use, but the essential ingredient for every trade is a stop loss. This is an order to exit your position for a loss if the market doesn’t perform as expected. By setting a stop loss, you can fix your maximum risk on a trade, which is essential to preserving your capital and managing your overall risk limits. Some traders set their stop loss and target levels and let the trade run to its conclusion, while others manage their trades more actively, trailing stop losses, taking interim profits, or even adding to winning positions. No matter how you decide to manage each trade, it must be the same every time, following a structured and robust process.

Review

The final step in the process is to review every trade to see if you can learn anything, particularly from your losing trades. Are you sticking to your trading rules? Could you have done better? Should you have done the trade in the first place? Only by doing these reviews will you discover any patterns of errors in your trading, and hence be able to put them right. In this way, it’s possible to monitor the success of your strategy. If your trades are random and emotional, with lots of manual intervention, then there’s no fixed process for you to review. You also need to be honest with yourself, and face up to your bad decisions in order to learn from them.

In this way, using a structured and robust trading strategy, you’ll be able to develop your trading skills – and your profits – without the stress of a more random approach.

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Economic recovery likely to prove a ‘stuttering’ affair

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By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood

Equity markets continued their upward trend last week, with global equities gaining 1.2% in local currency terms. Beneath the surface, however, the recovery has been a choppy affair of late. China and the technology sector, the big outperformers year-to-date, retreated last week whereas the UK and Europe, the laggards so far this year, led the gains.

As for US equities, they have re-tested, but so far failed to break above, their post-Covid high in early June and their end-2019 level. The recent choppiness of markets is not that surprising given they are being buffeted by a whole series of conflicting forces.

Developments regarding Covid-19 as ever remain absolutely critical and it is a mixture of bad and good news at the moment. There have been reports of encouraging early trial results for a new treatment and potential vaccine but infection rates continue to climb in the US. Reopening has now been halted or reversed in states accounting for 80% of the population.

We are a long way away from a complete lockdown being re-imposed and these moves are not expected to throw the economy back into reverse. But they do emphasise that the economic recovery, not only in the US but also elsewhere, is likely to prove a ‘stuttering’ affair.

Indeed, the May GDP numbers in the UK undid some of the optimism which had been building recently. Rather than bouncing 5% m/m in May as had been expected, GDP rose a more meagre 1.8% and remains a massive 24.5% below its pre-Covid level in February.

Even in China, where the recovery is now well underway, there is room for some caution. GDP rose a larger than expected 11.5% q/q in the second quarter and regained all of its decline the previous quarter. However, the bounce back is being led by manufacturing and public sector investment, and the recovery in retail sales is proving much more hesitant.

China is not just a focus of attention at the moment because its economy is leading the global upturn but because of the increasing tensions with Hong Kong, the US and UK. UK telecoms companies have now been banned from using Huawei’s 5G equipment in the future and the US is talking of imposing restrictions on Tik Tok, the Chinese social media platform. While this escalation is not as yet a major problem, it is a potential source of market volatility and another, albeit as yet relatively small, unwelcome drag on the global economy.

Government support will be critical over coming months and longer if the global recovery is to be sustained. This week will be crucial in this respect for Europe and the US. The EU, at the time of writing, is still engaged in a marathon four-day summit, trying to reach an agreement on an economic recovery fund.  As is almost always the case, a messy compromise will probably end up being hammered out.

An agreement will be positive but the difficulty in reaching it does highlight the underlying tensions in the EU which have far from gone away with the departure of the UK. Meanwhile in the US, the Democrats and Republicans will this week be engaged in their own battle over extending the government support schemes which would otherwise come to an end this month.

Most of these tensions and uncertainties are not going away any time soon. Markets face a choppy period over the summer and autumn with equities remaining at risk of a correction.

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By Terry Ewin, Vice President EMEA, IPC

In recent weeks, the phrase ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’ has received a large amount of usage. Management consultancies, industry associations and organisations, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have all used it in order to discuss how the current crisis, caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, presents an opportunity for new and worthwhile change.

The saying is also commonly used to indicate that the destruction and damage that is caused by a crisis gives organisations the chance to rebuild, and to do things that would not have previously been possible. This has the potential to impact financial trading firms, where projects that this time last year would not have made much sense now appearing to be as clear as day. In Europe, banks and brokers alike are beginning to think about what life will look like post-pandemic, and how their technology strategies may need changing.

We can think of three distinct phases when it comes to a crisis. Firstly, there is the emergency phase. This is followed by the transition period before we come to the post-crisis period.

Starting with the emergency phases, this is when firms are in critical crisis management mode. Plans are activated to ensure business continuity, and banks and brokers work to ensure critical functions can still take place so as to continue servicing their clients. With regards to the current crisis period, both large and small European banks and brokers were able to handle this phase relatively well, partly due to the fact that communications technology has reached the point where productive Work From Home (WFH) strategies are in place. For example, cloud-connectivity, in addition to the use of soft turrets for trading, has enabled traders from across the continent to keep working throughout lockdown. From our work with clients, we know that they were able to make a relatively smooth transition to WFH operations.

In relation to the current coronavirus crisis, we are in the second phase – the transition period. This is the stage when financial companies begin figuring out how best to manage the worst effects of the ongoing crisis, whilst planning longer-term changes for a post-crisis world. One thing to note with this phase, is that no one knows how long it will last. There is still so much we don’t know about this virus. As such, this has an impact on when it will be safe for businesses to operate in a similar way to how they were run in a pre-pandemic world. But with restrictions across Europe starting to be eased, there is an expectation that companies will start to slowly work their way towards more on-site trading. For example, banks are starting to look at hybrid operations, whereby traders come in a couple of times a week, and WFH for the rest of the week. This will result in fewer people in the office building, which makes it easier to practise social distancing. It also means that there is a continued reliance on the technology that enables people to WFH effectively.

Finally, we have the post-crisis period. In terms of the current crisis, this stage is very unlikely to occur until a vaccine has been developed and distributed to the masses. Although COVID-19 has caused mass economic disruption, many analysts are predicting a strong rebound once the medical pieces of the puzzles are put into place. It may not be entirely V-shaped, but the resiliency displayed by the financial markets thus far suggests that it will be healthy.

Currently, many European trading firms are taking what could be described as a two-pronged approach.

The first part of this consists of planning for the possibility of an extension to phase two. Medical experts have suggested that there could be some seasonality to the virus, with the threat of a second wave of COVID-19 cases in the Autumn meaning that the risk of new restrictions remains. If this comes to fruition, there would be a need for organisations to fine-tune their current WFH strategies and measures, and for them to take greater advantage of the cloud so as to power communications apps.

The second component consists of firms starting to think about the long-term needs of their trading systems. Simply put, they are preparing themselves for the third phase.

It is in this last sense, that the idea of never letting ‘a good crisis go to waste’ resonates most clearly.

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Tangerine Bank Ranks Highest in Overall Credit Card Customer Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year With 73% of credit card customers...

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The benefits of automated pension plans

While many people will prefer to speak to fellow human beings when discussing their investments, automation is already part of...

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Pandemic risks eclipse treasury priorities as businesses diversify investments to mitigate impact

The Covid-19 pandemic has shunted aside existing challenges to sit atop treasurers’ priority lists, according to “The resilient treasury: Optimising...

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Boost for consumers as banks recognise room for improvement on service and delivery

42% of banks are looking to improve service provision and boost customer satisfaction in the year ahead Less than half...

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Trading Strategies

By Paddy Osborn, Academic Dean, London Academy of Trading Whether you’re negotiating a business deal, playing a sport or trading...

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