Since the new ESMA requirements came into effect, brokers are obligated to reveal the profitability of their clients. Before the first such report was released, nobody knew what to expect from others, and the first publications of profitability statistics received a mixed reception.
In August, Finance Magnates examined the profitability of traders based on the most recent publications from brokers. Within the industry, the report was widely regarded as being the first to touch on this issue.
The most obvious question to ask when looking at the results of our study would be related to the cause of such a state of things. Why do some brokers have more profitable accounts and others don’t. Last but not least it should be asked if ESMA requirements are based on correct assumptions.
Four studies to answer the questions
For this reason, Finance Magnates Intelligence conducted deeper research, based on four studies. Each of them was an attempt to better understand which characteristics and features of brokers may influence the final profitability of traders. Results we received are quite interesting and may surprise many of the industry participants. What were the results?
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In one of the studies relation between maximum allowed leverage and profitability was examined. As can be seen on the chart relationship is non-linear. Of course the profitability of retail traders depends on many more factors. Our study covered a few of them, uncovering interesting results in each. In the end, what will matter for brokers is how this new situation can be converted into a profitable one.
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