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2 FX Brokers Suffer "Significant Losses" After SNB Surprise, "In Breach Of Regulatory

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Maybe the direction of this thread should be the leverage and margin that was used in FX trading. This could help beginner traders understand that these moves than come unexpected, could have a devastating affects where losses extend beyond their account size and risk capital.

Traditionally, FX was always an asset class that allowed smaller players to come in and trade with very little and today these kind of moves wiped out a lot of retail traders while carrying deficits. The purpose of this is NOT to delegitimize FX trading as an asset class, rather discuss what happens when you over leverage.

This could have happened in crude oil, or gold or other an index where a moves can extend beyond what traders think is normal. Black Swan events..are not so Black Swan.

Matt

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