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Binary Options scammer arrested by London police

Binary Options scammer arrested by London police

The City of London, as a leading hub for financial services, is attractive to boiler rooms and other fraudulent operations, who purport to be operating proper services from such prime locations in order to lure the unsuspected and trick them into parting with their money, which they then take and run! As part of operation Broadway, which was an 18 month long ...

The worst start of the year ever in the history of Wall Street

The worst start of the year ever in the history of Wall Street

The past week was the worst first week of the year in the history of Wall Street, with Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S&P all recording losses at the close of trading on Friday. This was the week with the greatest losses since 31st August 2015, with Dow Jones losing 6,2% in the week, Nasdaq 7,3% and S&P 6%, while only two out of the 30 stocks that make up the ...

Chinese officials try to maintain stability

Chinese officials try to maintain stability

The turbulent start of the year for markets which was largely attributed to the landslide in the Chinese stock markets is making headlines, causing headaches and makes all financial news coming from China particularly relevant and important. Closely monitoring developments is imperative for all traders, be they engaged in forex, binary options or other forms ...

Marketing trends for 2016 for forex and binary options brokers

Marketing trends for 2016 for forex and binary options brokers

It is an undeniable fact that the foreign exchange industry is fiercely competitive and that the binary options industry is also closely following suit. Thus, acquiring, converting and most of all retaining customers is challenging, difficult, and costly and forces all brokers in the two industries to keep re-evaluating and re-designing their marketing ...

A tense beginning for markets in 2016, what could it mean?

A tense beginning for markets in 2016, what could it mean?

Many argue that markets are entering uncharted waters since they are called to tread in the volatile environment that looks very much like an active minefield, due to the changes in the monetary policy in the USA coupled with the slowdown in the Chinese economy. The question that begs answering and to which a response cannot be practically given yet following ...

Markets under a domino of pressures at the start of a difficult 2016

Markets under a domino of pressures at the start of a difficult 2016

It is true that 2016 did not star of positively for the financial markets as uncertainty and volatility are dominant amidst geopolitical instability in the Middle East and concerns over the course of China. Oil is the commodity which best illustrates the dangers and instability that currently reign in the markets. The prices of oil globally are moving ...

TechFinancials better targets the Asia Pacific

TechFinancials better targets the Asia Pacific

The importance and appeal of Asia and the Asia Pacific area as the most promising market for further expansion of binary options trading is once again brought to the fore through an announced of the formation of a Joint Venture between software developer TechFinancials and Optionfortune Trade Limited, a company registered in Hong Kong, with the aim of running a ...

Greek Financial Crisis Is an Opportunity

Greek Financial Crisis Is an Opportunity

Yesterday morning my friend Nancy ventured a guess and wrote in her relevant post on binaryoptionswire that the situation in Greece will not end in disaster and that things will normalize eventually. At first I thought that her view was too optimistic but as the hours passed I have come to realize that she is most probable right. I don’t think that in the end ...

Brace for it, but remain calm: some initial thoughts on the Greek debacle

Brace for it, but remain calm: some initial thoughts on the Greek debacle

Last week saw the birth of a new term, “Greektique” from the combination of the words Greece and fatique, signifying how the markets were tired and fed up with watching the Greek saga unfold. However, the ensuing developments were so unprecedented that none can stop following what is happening, nor dismiss the effect that officially entering previously ...

The first ever BinaryOptionsWire Overall Customer Satisfaction Award

The first ever BinaryOptionsWire Overall Customer Satisfaction Award

BinaryOptionsWire is pleased to announce the first winner of its newly-launched award for Overall Customer Satisfaction, which has been created in order to reward those brokers that offer the best overall level of service to binary options traders. The participation of all our readers and visitors has been crucial and valuable in this process and we want to ...

New signals service launched by Binary Options Pty Ltd

New signals service launched by Binary Options Pty Ltd

Australia-based Binary Options Pty Ltd, the company behind premier binary options trading website and online trading information service, Binaryoptions.net.au, as well as Binaryoption.com.au, Binaryoptions.org.au and Digitaloptions.com.au, has just announced the launching of a new and innovative binary options signal service, called ...

Survey results confirm brokers are right to go … East

Survey results confirm brokers are right to go … East

As reported by CNN and other sources, a North American financial conglomerate, namely State Street Corp has published the findings of a survey it conducted which show clearly that Chinese retail investors trade far more frequently than any nation on earth, since according to their answers a whopping 81% of retail investors in China trade at least once a month. ...

Law to clamp down on offshore tax sheltering approved by Russian government

Law to clamp down on offshore tax sheltering approved by Russian government

Despite its recent postponement of approving the new legal framework for the financial services industry, the Russian government has nevertheless proceeded with the approval of a new tax law to clamp down on Russian companies and individuals using offshore tax shelters, a legal arrangement that will no doubt affect both Russian investors as well as Russian ...

Berlin’s EiG Forum makes us rethink the binary options conundrum

Berlin’s EiG Forum makes us rethink the binary options conundrum

A major event for the gaming industry is taking place in Berlin from 21st to 23rd October 2014, in the shape of the Excellence in iGaming (EiG) Conference. For some this news should have nothing to do with us here at binaryoptionswire.com and our readers who are into online retail investing…or maybe it does? Well, if are into binary options trading then you ...

Ukrainian Broker MMCIS tries to save the day

Ukrainian Broker MMCIS tries to save the day

Ukraine-based broker, MMCIS, is no stranger to trouble, as it has already been blacklisted in the past by Russia’s CRFIN, while in recent days it was accused by many clients of not allowing them to make withdrawals amongst other complaints and it was also warned against by the Maltese financial authority for being unauthorized. Having found itself in the eye ...

Nadex Releases advanced Trading Platform Nadex Pro

Nadex Releases advanced Trading Platform Nadex Pro

Chicago headquartered NADEX, the North American Derivatives Exchange, which is a US-regulated exchange offering traders the opportunity to trade binary options and spreads on a wide range of the most heavily traded forex, commodities and stock indices markets has announced the launching of a powerful new trading platform under the name Nadex Pro. Nadex is the ...

Risks in sight in view of the Scottish independence referendum

Risks in sight in view of the Scottish independence referendum

Currency pairs that involve the British Sterling Pound, especially the ones with the USD and the EUR, are very popular amongst forex and binary options online traders, while investors also often invest in the stocks of companies with strong Scottish interests or presence, especially of those companies which feature on the FTSE-100 index. Traders should thus be ...

CySEC Chairwoman the victim of SMS hacker

CySEC Chairwoman the victim of SMS hacker

Our recent reports on the activities of the local regulator in Cyprus, CySEC, which has under its command the regulation of the forex and binary options industries in the jurisdiction of Cyprus have been favourable as the Commission was overcoming the bad press it had previously received and was stepping up its pace with the aim of better regulating the ...

The ECB tries to boost the Eurozone but accepts criticisms

The ECB tries to boost the Eurozone but accepts criticisms

The European Central Bank (ECB) decided this week to buy asset-backed securities ABS as well as covered bonds from banks, in an attempt to strengthen the feeble economic recovery in the Eurozone area and to avert the possibility of deflation. These measures were announced by ECB Chairman Mario Draghi along with a further reduction of the ECB’s basic ...

Financial Partners Expo in Barcelona

Financial Partners Expo in Barcelona

iGB Affiliates and ConcersionPros are jointly organizing the next must-attend event for participants in the online investment industries in the shape of the Financial Partners Expo which will take place at the Barcelona International Convention Centre between the 23rd and 26th October 2014. The expo and conference are aimed not for traders but rather the ...

Gloomy investment prospects and risks posed by low interest rates

Gloomy investment prospects and risks posed by low interest rates

So the Autumn has come, schools re-open and the holidays are over for most of us and although the markets never really sleep and online retail investments are the venture to be undertaken at any time, it is natural for the end of the summer season to be signaling a period of new beginnings and a renewed interest in investment both for new and existing traders. ...

Are the markets turning their backs on the Euro?

Are the markets turning their backs on the Euro?

As many of our readers trade forex or binary options currency pairs and since the Euro is one of the most popular currencies being traded, below is an overview of the current situation and prospects for the trading of the European currency. The inability of the European economy to achieve the long awaited recovery is leading expert analysts to conclude that ...

Cyprus Investment Environment - The latest developments

Cyprus Investment Environment - The latest developments

More than a year ago, when writing about the repercussions of the Cyprus’ bailout on the forex and binary options industry that was established on the island we had predicted that the then emerging crisis would actually benefit the two industries as it would help them become more robust, flashing out the less fit and able participants and only allowing those ...

World Cup 2014 impact on forex and binary options investing opportunities

World Cup 2014 impact on forex and binary options investing opportunities

Last week has been particularly busy for the financial markets due to the heavy issuance of government bonds, which included 9 billion euros of a new 10-year bond from Spain as well as bonds from France, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Even our little Cyprus has announced plans to sell a bond soon, over a year short of the initial predictions; a piece of news that ...

Parent company of trading247 binary options broker renounces CIF license

Parent company of trading247 binary options broker renounces CIF license

In typical CySEC manner, i.e. not very clearly and usually with considerable delay, the Cypriot regulator issued an announcement on 11 April 2014 in order to inform the public that since 18 February 2014, the Cyprus Investment Firm «Magline Investments Ltd», which is the parent company of and provides investment services (in the form of binary options ...

Update on the Neo & Bee saga

Update on the Neo & Bee saga

My previous piece on this topic was rather sentimental and emotional fuelled by the unexpected nature of the developments and the disappointment they cause. Today, I return to the story to shed some more lights into issues, with less emotion and more facts. As the dust begins to settle we have been able to gather additional information on the ongoing disaster ...

CySEC - Another CIF bites the dust?

CySEC - Another CIF bites the dust?

While as we recently reported new entities are being granted the license and status of a Cyprus Investment Firm (CIF) by the Cypriot regulator CySEC, the turnover in the industry continues unabated as new entrants are also coupled by exits. One firm that appears to be on its way out is Infina Investments (Cyprus) Limited, with license number 99/09, whose ...

New CIF licence by CySEC to Nextrade Worldwide Ltd

New CIF licence by CySEC to Nextrade Worldwide Ltd

Contrary to those arguing that Cyprus as a jurisdiction for forex and binary options brokers and especially CySEC as the regulator of these activities on the island have begun to lose their appeal and attractiveness to investment firms, it seems that the applications from interested entities wishing to obtain the Cyprus Investment Firm license and therefore ...

Cyprus division of Dragon Capital fined by CySEC

Cyprus division of Dragon Capital fined by CySEC

According to an announcement issued on 26 March 2014, the Cypriot regulator CySEC at a board meeting on 13.1.2014 decided to impose an administrative fine of €12,000 to the company Dragon Capital (Cyprus) Ltd. This company is a retail multi asset brokerage with operations in Cyprus, while its head office is located in Kiev, Ukraine. Indeed, Dragon Capital ...

CySEC warns against frontierforex.com and optionsmarter.com

CySEC warns against frontierforex.com and optionsmarter.com

Ever since binary options became a recognized financial product a lot has been said about the regulatory framework and the regulating authorities. Indeed, many have argued that regulation is of little significance to traders interested in binary options and that those wishing to trade in forex instead place much more significance to whether a broker is ...

Effect of the Ukraine crisis on the forex and binary options industry

Effect of the Ukraine crisis on the forex and binary options industry

It is only natural when any crisis unfolds that the economies and financial transactions in the countries directly involved will be affected. However, in this day and age where most “battles”, especially in undeclared wars, are not played out in the battlefield with conventional armaments but through “paper,” diplomacy and sanctions, then cases such as ...

Another fine by CySeC to the company DC Digital Processing 2 Ltd

Another fine by CySeC to the company DC Digital Processing 2 Ltd

On 7 March 2014 the Cypriot regulator CySEC issued an announcement in order to inform investors that during a Commission board meeting on 13 January 2014 it had decided to impose an administrative fine of an amount of €5.000 to the company DC Digital Processing 2 Ltd for breaching article 4(1) of the relevant 2007 Cyprus’ law. More specifically, according ...

BinaryOptionsWire.com breaches top 175,000 websites

BinaryOptionsWire.com breaches top 175,000 websites

It has been little more than one year since we launched BinaryOptionsWire as a reliable and objective source of information and analysis for the online binary options and forex sector, and remarkably what we have actually already achieved along this fascinating journey has most certainly exceeded our expectations. According to the Alexa Traffic Ranking system, ...

CySEC suspends another CIF license, that of Infina Investments

CySEC suspends another CIF license, that of Infina Investments

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) appears to be well on its course on cracking down on the CIFs under its jurisdiction which fail to comply with all the relevant laws and regulations. The latest “victim” of this campaign, or in other words the latest “culprit”, which has been caught not being in full compliance is the Cyprus ...

Why a President attends a broker’s silver anniversary

Why a President attends a broker’s silver anniversary

A broker’s silver anniversary being celebrated having as guest of honour and main speaker a country President, is definitely not just another corporate event that could go unnoticed. And when both the country and the broker are significant players in the industry, then this event merits an article on its own. The state leader in this case is Mr Nicos ...

Latest Regulatory Warnings Against Binary Options and Forex Brokers

Latest Regulatory Warnings Against Binary Options and Forex Brokers

It is noteworthy that in the past few weeks we have seen an upsurge of warnings being issued against several forex and binary options brokers from various regulators across the globe. This is not an inexplicable phenomenon, but it is still interesting to observe. The fact is that regulators worldwide are stepping in more effectively and strictly especially ...

Stardor is refused CIF license

Stardor is refused CIF license

The new year sets off with bad news for yet another binary options broker, since Stardor Limited, the firm behind Shortoption.com has failed to receive its authorisation by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). CySEC, as we have repeatedly discussed lately, has stepped up its game and seems to have embarked on a strict campaign to clear out ...

Top five catalytic factors for the world economy in 2014

Top five catalytic factors for the world economy in 2014

Here at binaryoptionswire.com we have stressed on more than one occasion how important it is for each and every one of you binary options or forex traders to base your trading decisions primarily on pure facts and a clear view of the market conditions. In order to help you prepare for your trades during the new year 2014, we provide below the top five ...

Expectations regarding World Economy: A Global Analysis

Expectations regarding World Economy: A Global Analysis

I bet you that the terms “shut down”, “restart” and “escape” remind you all of your desktop or laptop computer, they are options on your menu or the button you press when you want to avoid something…so what on earth is going on lately and why have these words entered the news headlines regarding the world economy? Let us see what is going on ...

Is sterling the currency of choice, now?

Is sterling the currency of choice, now?

In light of the recent events all over the globe having a direct effect on the currency exchange markets, let us have a closer look at the current “star” currency, the Great British Pound Sterling… What made us focus our attention on the British pound was the fact that during the past few days this particularly currency has soared. This rise culminated ...

Bitcoin Digital Currency Taking Off, Gaining Popularity

Bitcoin Digital Currency Taking Off, Gaining Popularity

It seems the bitcoin revolution is set to continue as it finds its way onto the currency markets. Initially it was a purely web-based phenomenon but now with the increases in value this virtual, decentralised currency has undergone traders are sitting up and taking note, realising that speculating on future bitcoin values may be the way to go. Specifically it ...

Binary Options Are Exploding in Japan

Binary Options Are Exploding in Japan

Everyone knows that the binary options industry is already booming. But it is booming louder in some places rather than others. Japan is currently the fastest growing binary options market on the planet. With such interest in trading binary options in the country a number of major binary brokers have moved to launch Japanese version of their binary options ...

Malta Joins the Race to Regulate Binary Options Brokers

Malta Joins the Race to Regulate Binary Options Brokers

In a recent development that has caused the entire binary options industry to sit up and pay attention Malta has announced that it is due to be setting up a Maltese Financial Services Authority that will be tasked with the regulation of binary options brokers, as well as other trading instruments. The decision is due to end Cyprus’s hegemony over the ...

Cyprus Bailout Hits FX and Binary Brokers Hard

Cyprus Bailout Hits FX and Binary Brokers Hard

With the dust finally settling after Cyprus’s botched bailout negotiations with the Troika, the myriad FX and binary options brokers located on the island are now taking stock of the damage that has been done to their businesses and reviewing what their options are going forward. Cyprus was suddenly in the global spotlight in March of this year when it was ...

Italy Moves to Block Selected Binary Options URLs

Italy Moves to Block Selected Binary Options URLs

In the most intriguing piece of new the binary options industry has had to contend with in a while, the Judge of Rome has obliged Italian Internet service providers to block the URLs belonging to a number of binary options brokerages. The initial request originated from Consob, Italy’s financial regulatory body and was pushed through by Rome’s Public ...

Chinese Trade Deficit Grows as do Suspicions on Chinese Data

Chinese Trade Deficit Grows as do Suspicions on Chinese Data

Early this morning China’s Trade Balance report was released. It showed that Chinese exports rose less than forecast for the first time in four months. This has raised questions as to the accuracy of the data in previous reports with the Chinese government accusing certain companies of filing false customs reports in order to boost their numbers. Exports ...

Positive British Manufacturing Fails to Stir the Markets.

Positive British Manufacturing Fails to Stir the Markets.

British Manufacturing Production figures announced this morning by the Office for National Statistics point to an expansion in the sector for the month of March. The numbers came in slightly higher than expected, showing a 0.8% increase over the forecasted figure of 0.4%. This is a significant improvement over January’s revised f 1.9% drop in manufacturing ...

German Industrial Production Positive

German Industrial Production Positive

German industrial production is showing some tentative signs of recovery, the month over month figure for February was reported today at +0.5%, an improvement over January’s  -0.6%, which was revised down by Germany’s ministry of finance today from the 0.0% figure traders were greeted with on their economic calendars this morning. The year on year figures ...

Asian Stocks Rise -157,000 new U.S. Jobs

Asian Stocks Rise -157,000 new U.S. Jobs

Asian stocks surged to an 18 month peak, metals increased in value and Treasuries fell hot on the heels of economic reports from the U.S. The won consolidated former losses and China further aided rumours of a worldwide recovery. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index also gained 0.8 percent this morning. Japan’s Topix gained a further 1.2 percent due to Panasonic ...