In our latest daily digest of news from across the retail forex space, most of the updates today come out of Japan. GMO CLICK Securities has revamped its mobile site, while both FXCM Japan and Money Partners warn on impending U.S. employment data and possible price execution changes that may result. Finally, Alpari provides a payments update ahead of a bank holiday in the U.S.
GMO CLICK Securities
First up is powerhouse Japanese broker, GMO CLICK Securities, which has announced changes to its mobile website in a bid to make it “easy to use” and “easy to understand”.
- descriptions of items can be seen at a glance in a comprehensible and easy-to-read design;
- the menu has been reconfigured to quickly get to where you’re going; and
- the menu and screen display have been adapted to meet the operational requirements of mobile devices.
Additionally, the site has moved to the following new url. Customers are therefore encouraged to change their bookmark settings accordingly.
The company’s monthly volumes were reported earlier today, which saw the Japanese brokerage’s total volumes reach ¥1.239 trillion in August 2015, an increase of 2.43% compared with July 2015.
With the impending announcement of the U.S. employment statistics for the month of August 2015, a number of brokers have been updating their customers.
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As such, the broker’s spread may be increased, and transaction costs may vary from their normal rates for those customers with Premium, Standard and MT4 accounts. Specifically, as liquidity may not guarantee a tight risk profile for the broker, best bid offer rates could differ from those that are displayed.
Finally, the broker warns of potential login difficulties at the time of the announcement. If customers should experience any difficulties, they are advised to contact Customer Support.
US employment statistics are also on the agenda for Money Partners, which has followed the lead of FXCM Japan to notify its customers about the important implications of this data and the potential for volatility following the announcement.
As a precaution, the broker has posited the possibility that limits may be imposed and that margin and interest requirements may be adjusted.
The company therefore requests that traders take this information into account when planning any payments.