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Financial conduct authority of the UK has banned binary options for private investors

The FCA’s rules are permanent and are in force as of 2 April 2019. In July 2018, the **FCA enforced a temporary ban on trading binary options for the retail segment. As was expected, this restriction will now remain permanent in force.** This decision, adopted by the regulator, did not come as a big surprise to market participants. The FCA’s rules, in general, are the same as the Europe...

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German regulator is planning to implement ban on binary options

**German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has restated that sale, distribution and marketing of binary options to retail customers will remain prohibited in the country.** BaFin, in response to the expiry of ESMA's (European Securities and Markets Authority) temporary measure, has announced its own prohibition measures. German regulator stated that permanent ban would be in forc...

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Australian securities and investments commission proposes CFD restrictions and binary options ban

**The aforesaid regulator has recently issued a consultation paper which sets out planned measures with regards to restrictions on over-the-counter (OTC) binary options and contracts-for-differences (CFDs).** The binary options enable traders to bet on the price of an asset or a particular currency or commodity over a short time-frame. This option allows traders to actually buy or sell the und...

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Restrictions, imposed by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs and binary options to retail clients, will stay permanent

By European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) [decision]({._blank} as of 31 July 2019, continuous temporary restrictions, imposed on the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts for differences to retail clients, affecting the market from 22 May 2018, will apply as perman...

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CySEC proposes three levels of leverage for retail clients

...ment proposing to establish leverage levels on a risk-based factor. In other words, **different clients with different experience will be assigned to different classes and able to use different leverage depending on their tier**. In the meantime, binary options offerings to retail clients are confirmed by the CySEC to be entirely prohibited. RISK-BASED APPROACH Proposed by CySEC approach ...

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FCA is planning to restrict crypto derivatives

...olatility in the crypto markets, (iv) an overall deficiency of information and understanding by retail investors. Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy & Competition at the FCA, mentioned: *"As with our work on the wider CFD and binary options markets, we will act when we see poor products being sold to retail consumers. These are complex contracts built on top of complex asse...

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New Legal Framework for Forex and CFD Brokers in Bahamas

...e (CFD) assets except for crypto-currencies which the watchdog will establish on a case-by-case basis and brokers will need to ensure a retail client account’s net equity does not fall below 50 percent. New regulation stipulates that trading in binary options will be prohibited for retail clients. Also, the SC will put limits on retail incentives, where enticements and bonuses will be prohibi...

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Forex Markets Related Regulations After Pandemic

...nced supervision and guidance in the form of Guidelines, Circulars within the existing regulatory framework. In August last year, the Australian Securities and Investment s Commission (ASIC) revealed its consultation paper which introduced to ban binary options and place leverage restrictions on CFDs and regarding this paper ASIC has large response. ASIC has not implemented any changes yet, but...

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CFTC Warns More Than 20 Forex Brands

**The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) updated its latest caution list or the Registration Deficient List-the ‘RED List,’.** **In this list CFTC warns the public against unauthorized Forex and binary options companies that are illegally conducting Forex business activities and targeting the US residents.** Total number of listed companies is 146 but now the CFTC added 22 new nam...

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