Recent content by brettus

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    Beware of Intertraders spreads around rollover

    I had a dodgy fill around rollover time, where Intertrader filled my order 10 ticks below any price seen on any other broker. The lowest I could find was 1.32351. As you can see the price went 23.5 ticks wide and filled my stop loss order. Typical broker practice is to not fill orders around...
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    Prospreads vs Interactive Brokers

    Its the Currenex platform?
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    MT4 and IG Index price discrepancies

    Thanks. How does the commission structure work? Do I have to trade 50mio notional first before you lower my comms?
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    My ZuluTrade Adventure

    Howard?
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    How do you not speculate?

    Same as putting money in the bank. The investor isn't speculating on the stock price going up or down. Obviously the investor would be better off if the stock went up. The investor just wants the 10% dividend each year. Same as Cyprus depositors. They aren't banking on the fluctuations of their...
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    How do you not speculate?

    I think speculation is pretty straight forward. Like New Trader, it is the intent. I don't think the investors in Cyprus were speculating. Many had no idea of the risks involved and they were just depositing money in the bank as anyone does. I'm not speculating depositing money in the bank if I...
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    Currency Swap P/L

    Yea. So if the spot was to drop 1%. The futures should drop less because of the interest embedded would be reduced. So buy the futures and sell the spot.
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    Best Thread Capital Spreads

    When did this Simon guy leave? I actually quite like Capitalspreads.
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    MT4 and IG Index price discrepancies

    I know what you're saying, but these guys don't have better spreads they just have better liquidity. So the likes of Currenex is actually very good. It's not as good as you think. My friend owns a hedge fund and hes plugged EBS into his platform. Currenex spreads is as about as good as it gets...
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    MT4 and IG Index price discrepancies

    If Activtrades is priced how I think it is, and Jason knows this that it isnt good enough is actually a pain in the **** for the client and for Jason himself. How can someone in their right mind shove $25k in an account and you still dont give thrm your best pricing that you receive personally...
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    MT4 and IG Index price discrepancies

    Jason, is EURUSD a fixed spread of 0.9? How many banks do you use to price this? 1? Active Trader - Trade with an Edge - Elite Pricing and Elite Platform
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    Currency Swap P/L

    It can fluctuate, but really not much. A pip is a lot for it to move without any sort of news or hint of a rate cut. The spread moved in about 7 pips i think since the rate cut.
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    Currency Swap P/L

    But if you buy the apple futures, then you're buying it 10$ lower than the spot, so its the same thing as buying the cash and receiving the dividend of 10$. If you short AUDUSD spot then you are selling it higher than the futures, so you will be paying the 1 pip charge. AUDUSD Sept 0.9926 spot...
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    Currency Swap P/L

    No, If you think of it like a stock thats paying a dividend in June. the price of apple say is 460$. But the future price is 450$ for July Apple because they are paying a 10$ dividend in June. Its the same with AUDUSD. What did you say GBPUSD is on the future? Spot 1.5351 June 1.5348 Sept...
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    Currency Swap P/L

    I think the forward will be adjusted for any future interest rate cuts. The forward price is lower because its adjusted for all the pips you make overnight holding a spot AUDUSD position. Say for example the forward price is 3 months out and you make 1 pip on the carry. Then the forward price...