Hirose Financial UK - chat

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We have had quite a few people asking about creating auto strategies. In brief the answer is yes, the platform provides for building, testing and trading strategies in real time. There is even a new Visual Strategy manager that allows you to create an algo without any programming skills.
I have had a good look around the platform. Credit where credit is due- -it seems user friendly enough. The Visual Strategy manager is quite interesting but a bit limiting.
 
Nov 29, 2011
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I have had a good look around the platform. Credit where credit is due- -it seems user friendly enough. The Visual Strategy manager is quite interesting but a bit limiting.
Hi Pear - thanks for that - RE Visual Strategy - it is constantly being upgraded but for those new to trading or even if you want to test a strategy before commiting funds its a quick way to see what would happen. You then have the ability to properly program a strategy (with all the bells and whistles).
 
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FYI Pear you can also download EAs / Strategies straight onto your platform to test or run in a live environment. The list of strategies is growing. For example if you wanted a basic EMA crossover strategy it is there. Just click on it to download into the platform.
 
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we have had a lot of enquiries asking how we are able to offer such tight spreads. What we do is get liquidity providers (banks and other institutions) to provide their prices to us. We then take the best bid and the best offer and pass it on to our clients (and at the same time add a small spread).

We do not take positions ( client trades are STP) which means we can concentrate on offering a quality service. That is why any trading strategy that clients have is good for our platform, especially scalping strategies.
 
Oct 18, 2008
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So from the FSA regulation aspect can you confirm that Clients are segregated and if so are they
protected from insolvency of Hirose. I am not indicating you are dodgy in any way but am interested to know how secure funds are!
 
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Hi Shaun12uk,

yes client funds are segregated. This means that the client funds are deposited into a bank account and they are ringfenced from the Bank's normal activities - so both Hirose Financial and the bank will not use those funds in the normal course of their business. We bank with Barclays and make a periodic check on them to ensure such funds are safe. You are geneally safe up to £50,000 of your deposit (for which you would be compensated if were to become insolvent). Hope this helps.
 
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On a different note I can say that looking at your spreads they seem about the best available except for one major USD/CAD which is about 7.5 pips as compared to others with a typical spread of 2-3.
I dont understand why such a difference on that one major when all your others are so keenly priced.
 
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Hi Shaun12uk,

thanks for the spread vote! We will certainly have a look at USD/CAD and see what can be done. How are you finding the platform in other respects? Are you using the mobile app at all?
 
Oct 18, 2008
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Hi Shaun12uk,

thanks for the spread vote! We will certainly have a look at USD/CAD and see what can be done. How are you finding the platform in other respects? Are you using the mobile app at all?
I have accessed it and seems good apart from a few connection issues! Probably the area I am in I think.
 
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might need to have a look
I would have a serious look at his outfit in respect of the spread they offer, FSA regulated and Clients funds secure to 50k!
Not on commission honest - but decided to check them out myself after discovering this thread.
Only just opened account so will be using them soon as I sort out my security issues at work as their security keeps booting me out of their platform but works at home fine.
 
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Shaun12uk

If you email us at: info@hiroseuk.com we can send you settings for the proxy server that may help with your connection issues. This will work on the download (but not the browser based) platform.
Thanks I am awaiting our IT people coming in next week.
A question for you about your Clients how do your orders work do they go into real market or stay within your internal market also do you hedge against Clients orders.