Article from Barrons on FX Trading

Here’s an article from Barron’s on currency trading.

It makes for some sober reading.  In particular they look at the operations of Gain Capital and how they’ve been making money. I have experience of trading FX using Gain Capital through Tradestation.  It was not a pretty experience and gives me a good idea of how they’re able to make such good revenues! It’s no surprise to hear that Tradestation have stopped using Gain Capital. I wonder how many people like me they lost due to the poor performance of their FX trading product?

I look forward to your comments and thoughts about the business.

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5 Comments on “Article from Barrons on FX Trading”

  1. Ant Auger Says:

    Interesting reading. it strikes me one of the ways retail customers can compete is to form a brokerage that does not spike retail customers or offer high leverage or take the other side of trades and any of the other so call complaints.



    • FXTraderPaul Says:

      Hi Ant, thanks for your feedback. If you find a retail brokerage that does all of those things and still offer tight spreads and execution then you’ll be on to something.
      As it is most retail brokers are just white-label operations of existing major retail platforms.



  2. JS Says:

    I am in the process of thorougly evaulauting LMAX, so far so good. I guess this is more of an exchange and not a traditional broker. They do offer smaller accounts for retail clients and now also provide the MT4 trading platform.



    • FXTraderPaul Says:

      I think if I was an active intra-day trader then LMAX would be a good exchange to work through for FX Trading. Ill be interested to hear more about how they operate through MT4.



  3. JS Says:

    *thoroughly *evaluating



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