Forex Magnates is proud to present its Q4 Quarterly Industry Report (QIR), to summarize the most interesting details and analyze the hottest trends that the FX industry has seen over the last quarter and throughout 2013.
The fourth quarter of 2013 concludes a very busy year for the FX industry: on the one front, volatility has resulted in massive trading volume peaks, which clearly countered 2012’s slump – among Japanese brokers in particular, but not only – and on the other front, the industry has seen an influx of some very interesting M&A deals, with Western brokers leading the trend.
Being that it’s the end of the year and the beginning of a new one, we figured that it was high time to contemplate some of the basic materials that comprise the global Forex industry, and this is what has guided our editors and researchers in choosing the article topics presented in this issue.
How best to remunerate a sales team and what the major changes are between the “old” and “new” remuneration models; what does one really need today in order to start a brokerage business; how to increase volumes in the social/ auto-trading business and what the new ways are that one can find to trade new asset classes – these are just some of the subjects we have researched in this issue.
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In addition, we have taken a close look at the busy M&A period the FX industry has experienced in the last 12 months; shed light on the Uzbek and Kazakhstan markets in search of the opportunities one can find in them; tried to analyze whether Malta was on its way to take Cyprus’ status as a Forex industry hub and have contemplated the meaning of the Shanghai Free Trading Zone to the global FX industry. In addition to these, we are presenting, as always, our uniquely gathered data about broker volumes, MT4 usage and accounts, as well as reviewing the most important trends in the retail and institutional trading arenas.
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The entire Forex Magnates’ team raises a toast and wishes a happy and a healthy new year to all of those who help make FX the most liquid asset class in the world.