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

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I got this email from Oanda:



Dear TrendIsYourFriend:

Early on January 15, 2015, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) sent global financial markets into turmoil with a surprise move to eliminate its three-year-old cap on the franc (CHF).

In the wake of this unprecedented market event, OANDA demonstrated its ongoing commitment to doing right by its clients. Despite suffering losses and vanishing liquidity in the institutional hedging market, OANDA remained true to its 14-year legacy of transparency, integrity and fairness to our clients. OANDA did not re-quote or amend any CHF cross client trades. We even took the further step of forgiving all negative client balances that were caused when clients could not close out their positions fast enough (where permitted by regulations).

As a very well capitalized broker, we are proud to report that it is business as usual at OANDA: client trading, deposits and withdrawals are processing normally.

OANDA is proud of its strong reputation for fairness and integrity. We thank our customers for their continued loyalty and welcome new traders who want to experience outstanding service and execution.
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WoW !! ....oustanding performance by Oanda. Not many brokers would have done the same.

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Got in FXCM heavy premarket $1.55 out at $ 4.03 post market . I don't even care even if it goes back to $12 was my best equity trade ever...!!!!

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I wont rack this one up as trading skill it was more like luck ....

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Got in FXCM heavy premarket $1.55 out at $ 4.03 post market . I don't even care even if it goes back to $12 was my best equity trade ever...!!!!

Quantismo

I wont rack this one up as trading skill it was more like luck ....

Nicely done. I was telling myself I should do the same this morning, but I just wasn't focused enough to get it done before they halted it.

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Got in FXCM heavy premarket $1.55 out at $ 4.03 post market . I don't even care even if it goes back to $12 was my best equity trade ever...!!!!

Quantismo

I wont rack this one up as trading skill it was more like luck ....

The skill is pulling the trigger when you should, which you did. Good job!

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The skill is pulling the trigger when you should, which you did. Good job!

Was it skill or just a gamble?

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Was it skill or just a gamble?

Its only a gamble if he lost money, so therefore its skill


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I cleaned out my main Interactive Brokers account yesterday AM Shanghai time just in case there was a run on the brokers...but alas IB look ok so far, a loss suffered none the less.

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I cleaned out my main Interactive Brokers account yesterday AM Shanghai time just in case there was a run on the brokers...but alas IB look ok so far, a loss suffered none the less.

With a net gain of 450 mio per year upward this is no biggie:

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It might have put out some more high risk high leverage companies more - which we will know very soon.

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I got this email from Oanda:



Dear TrendIsYourFriend:

Early on January 15, 2015, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) sent global financial markets into turmoil with a surprise move to eliminate its three-year-old cap on the franc (CHF).

In the wake of this unprecedented market event, OANDA demonstrated its ongoing commitment to doing right by its clients. Despite suffering losses and vanishing liquidity in the institutional hedging market, OANDA remained true to its 14-year legacy of transparency, integrity and fairness to our clients. OANDA did not re-quote or amend any CHF cross client trades. We even took the further step of forgiving all negative client balances that were caused when clients could not close out their positions fast enough (where permitted by regulations).

How exactly does this work? Clients suffered losses because they couldn't unwind short CHF positions due to illiquidity or being caught off guard, and Oanda is going to make them whole? Did Oanda have a net long CHF position that they never hedged that allows them to do this?

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