Mick recommends ‘Varianse – FCA regulated broker’

Varianse UK provides retail and institutional traders deep interbank liquidity, razor-sharp pricing, and best-in-class technology for strategy building, order routing, and low latency execution. THEY SPECIALISE IN PROVIDING E-TRADING TECHNOLOGY, LOW LATENCY SYSTEMS & MARKET DATA. The principal firm is authorized and Regulated in the UK by the FCA. Segregated Client funds held in Barclays Bank, London Pure STP broker model Direct connectivity to Tier 1 banks, Non-Bank and High-Frequency Liquidity Advanced technology: Our Trading Servers are located in the London…

New ESMA measures for retail traders

In March 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced having agreed on a range of measures intended to harmonize EU-wide regulation and to provide better protection to retail clients trading leveraged products, like CFDs. The new measures will take effect from 30 July 2018. ESMA’s new rules will only affect Retail Clients. If you are classified as a Professional Client then these rules will not apply to you. Professional traders (or Professional clients) meet two of the three following criteria: have carried…

Mick recommends ‘LMAX UK – FCA regulated broker’

LMAX Global offers brokers and professional traders the ability to trade on the LMAX Exchange central limit order book, offering tighter spreads on streaming firm liquidity from top tier banks and proprietary trading firms. LMAX Global clients have access to LMAX Exchange liquidity globally and are able to trade over 100 instruments: FX, metals, equity indices and spot commodities. LMAX Global is a trading name of LMAX Broker Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm…

Mick recommends ‘UltraFX VPS’

UltraFX offers collocated virtual and dedicated servers with ultra-low latency connectivity, serving proprietary trading firms, investment banks, hedge funds and individual algorithmic traders to access various trading venues and networks from Equinix LD4 (UK) and Equinix NY4 (US) data center. Collocated to the major liquidity providers, exchanges, and interbank dealing servers, UltraFX clients can achieve the lowest possible distance latency. Click here >>> ULTRA FX VPS servers…

Trading via FIX API protocol

FIX (Financial Information Exchange) API (application programming interface)  is an electronic communications protocol for financial information exchange. In our case, we use it to allow communication between a client, trader, investment fund, or broker and a liquidity provider. FIX API is a universal standard. It’s used by numerous banks, prime brokers, and hedge funds. The origins of FIX API date back to the early 1990s, when several volunteer programmers were seeking opportunities for communication support when trading stocks. In 1998, this team of…

Mick recommends ‘CrescoFX – FCA / UK regulated broker’

CrescoFX was founded in 2011 by engineer-turned-entrepreneur Derek Mayne. As a boutique FX broker, CrescoFX was designed to serve professional traders seeking a reliable and competitive client-centred alternative to traditional liquidity providers. The company grew initially through word-of-mouth and referrals through existing clients and now has operations in several international locations. CrescoFX is managed by a team of experts who joined the company from some of the top European trading houses. In 2016 CrescoFX applied to the MFSA for a…

VPS from CNS

SUPER-LOW latency is crucial for every algorithmic trading. One of the best and the most reliable VPS providers is CNS. They have more than 40 brokers and financial services directly ‘ON NET’ connected, i.e. latency lower then 1ms. To register your CNS VPS please click on banner below:…