FX Pro announced its plans to exit the US market (nothing official but this was leaked to several Forex forums) and gave all its US clients a notice letting them know that they should start terminating their positions. I suppose FX Pro, which is not a NFA registered FCM, decided not to enrage the US regulator any longer and decided to close its gates.
This makes sense because it reminds me of what happened with the online gambling industry – some sites kept receiving US gamblers, despite the legislation. A number of executives were arrested when they stepped onto US soil. Some online sites have recently settled with US regulators which resulted in hefty fees – they are probably preparing for a comeback. I guess some Forex brokers choose not to risk future comebacks by pulling out early.
Over the past year, multiple forex brokers have announced their exit from the US forex market leaving their US traders searching for a new broker. FX Pro became the latest broker to announce their intention to exit the US market.
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As a leader in the retail foreign exchange market, FXCM believes in continually expanding operations in important locations throughout the world to better service our traders. To demonstrate this, FXCM has expanded operations over the past year with new offices opened in Sydney, Paris and Dubai. FXCM’s dedication to expanding locations throughout the world will continue.
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