Boston, March 31, 2016 – Retail trading and retail investing have traditionally been separate worlds, but they’ve been merging. Large retail FX firms began to broaden their product lineup with CFDs a few years back, and following index CFD trading’s popularity, a lot of retail FX firms are playing catch-up while the pioneering firms are widening their CFD offering and venturing into stock broking, auto-copy trading, and futures and options trading. The leading FX/CFD brokers are now transforming into financial services firms offering more services and growing across geographies.
This report looks at key developments in the FX and CFD active trading world, and how eight leading firms are responding to these competitive landscape changes. The research is drawn from abundant public filings from the eight firms featured: CMC Markets, FXCM, Gain Capital, GMO Click Securities, IG Group, Plus500, Saxo Bank, and SBI Securities. It also mentions DMM.com Securities, eToro,the Financial Futures Association of Japan, Leucadia National, Oanda, and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority.
This 39-page Impact Report contains 15 figures and eight tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Wealth Management service can download this report.