For any independent futures trader, choosing the right platform from which to navigate the market is among the first and most fundamental considerations. Not all platforms are created equal, and the sheer number of options available today can be overwhelming. What is clear, however—whether you are a beginner or a seasoned trader—is that the right platform can mean the difference between success and failure.
Selecting a platform that fits your requirements can be tricky, with an endless stream of features, tools, and technologies offered at a variety of price points—some of which are more cost-effective than others...
MiFID II – A Game Changing Piece of Legislature or Simply Another Restrictive Directive? We Ask the Question!
Celebrated by some, maligned by others, when MiFID II finally came into force on Jan 3rd, 2018 it represented a seismic change for the industry. From investment banks to insurance firms, you’d be hard pushed to find anyone, however disparately connected, who has not been deeply affected by its implementation—with certain factions making their displeasure heard. However, is the road to hell really paved with good intentions? Or is ESMA merely trying to change market structures without demonizing those involved? Here, we look at the good, the bad, and the ugly as we try to balance the books on MiFID II and what it means for the future of the markets.