qualifies as a global audience!
It drives me crazy that people sign these agreements without understanding what they are agreeing to! If you did understand- there’s no way you would sign!
BY SIGNING – YOU HAVE AGREED TO ALLOW THEM TO RIP YOU OFF USING MULTIPLE METHODS TO DO IT AND HAVE ALSO AGREED THAT YOU WONT TAKE ACTION AGAINST THEM FOR DOING IT.
FOREX.COM is GAIN CAPITAL
The following are just some of what you are agreeing to-First- they make sure you know they are working against you and that you cannot trust them. They detail how they will move the market against you and then have you agree with them doing this to you.
copied from the secondary risk statementon feb 20,2014 http://www.forex.com/pdf/secondary.pdf
I have read, and understand the Risk Disclosure
- You are ONLY trading against your broker.
- Your broker can choose to not cover their own exposure- causing the market to swing against you because they will profit more that way.
- They control the prices you see+ they are the only other person trading with you therefore- they create the appearance of a market swing- to take your money away from you.
- They are allowed to manipulate you by providing bad reccommendations.
They are not obligated to use prices that match what you might find on another site -keeping in mind- everyone makes there own prices and there is no actual market- your still just trading against your broker. Not other customers- meaning “high volume” and “volatility” don’t exist. They create the appearance of that environment at will.
Customer’s Account will be under the control of FOREX.com FOREX.com may change Margin requirements at any time, without prior notice to Customer, and may call for additional Margin (“Margin Call”) at (x) any time Customer’s Margin Balance falls below FOREX.com ’s Minimum Margin Requirement as applied to that Account;and (y) any timeFOREX.com, in its sole discretion, believes that it is prudent to do so.FOREX.com may at any time liquidate Customer’s Account in accordance with Paragraph 9.FOREX.com may withdraw funds from the Customer’s account without notice: (x) to ensure that Posted Margin equals or exceeds Required Margin; and (y) to satisfy any payment obligation to FOREX.com, including commissions,fees and charges in respect of Customer’s Account.
- They control your account
- They can change your margin requirement for no reason at all and
- They don’t have to tell you before they change it. Furthermore
- They can liquidate your account if it doesnt meet the new limit
- and do it without prior notice
You want to know how these companies take peoples money? You sign an agreement that says they can! Who in there right mind would agree to have them get to move your margin limit without warning or notification? Then get to liquidate your account based on the new requirement- without ever notifying you! And they get to do this at their sole discretion- that means they are not required to have any form of valid reason. They can do it just because they feel like it. They have the freedom to decide what the margin will be at their sole discretion as well- there are no standards they have to follow. They can double your margin requirement, or triple it- well… they will move it exactly enough to make sure you dont have enough in your account to cover it- at the same time swinging the market against your outstanding orders- thereby not only taking all your money- but making it so you then owe them money for the losses that happened when they liquidated.
I dont have time to keep writing this all out- just read each paragraph carefully-The words that alert you to foul play are as follows
“at it’s sole discretion” = “just cuz they feel like it” no reason required!
“without prior notice” = They can do it without warning you
“without notice”= they don’t have to tell you they did something- like change the agreement- and continuing to trade = agreeing to the changes they made- but how are you supposed to know changes were made? exactly!
Ever opened a contract with an auto limit in place and it showed up close with one pair but far away for another- and wondered why- its all part of the game. People are visual. FXCM knows – if it looks the same people will think its the same and confidently place an order. Before you place a big order- place one for a single tiny contract to verify how far away 12 pips really is. The closer 12 pips appears to the position- the more money you will make.
proof: I opened positions in 8 pairs and this shows where the limit showed up in the same screen view for all 8.
click on chart picture twice to see full size in a new screen
copied from the investopedia website which is partnered with FXCM!
resource link: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/foreign-exchange.asp
I checked today to see if there has been any progress in how well the public is being informed about the true nature of “forex” trading. Namely that it is now simulated (fake) trading for all accounts holding less than 10 million dollars.
Instead of progress- they are hiding it down deeper- However some of the previous misleading definitions are still posted on Investopedia.
What is noticeably missing is mention of on vs off exchange currency. They have started top vanish the old meaning of foreign exchange from the foreign exchange its self. All while not telling the public anything!
People FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRADING is no longer real. Its an ONLINE GAMING PLATFORM, Your not trading against other people- your trading against a computer program. A program the broker is able to manipulate as needed to make sure you loose your money. Read the fine print on your trading agreement- you agreed to them doing it!
Definition of ‘Forex – FX’
The market in which currencies are traded. The forex market is the largest, most liquid market in the world with an average traded value that exceeds $1.9 trillion per day and includes all of the currencies in the world.
Investopedia explains ‘Forex – FX’
There is no central marketplace for currency exchange; trade is conducted over the counter. The forex market is open 24 hours a day, five days a week and currencies are traded worldwide among the major financial centers of London, New York, Tokyo, Zürich, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris and Sydney.
The forex is the largest market in the world in terms of the total cash value traded, and any person, firm or country may participate in this market.
Definition of ‘Forex Market’
The market in which participants are able to buy, sell, exchange and speculate on currencies. The forex markets is made up of banks, commercial companies, central banks, investment management firms, hedge funds, and retail forex brokers and investors. The currency market is considered to be the largest financial market in the world, processing trillions of dollars worth of transactions each day.
Investopedia explains ‘Forex Market’
The foreign exchange markets isn’t dominated by a single market exchange, but involves a global network of computers and brokers from around the world. Central banks use their massive buying and selling capabilities to alter exchange rates through their open market activities and in many cases will do so not with profit in mind, but rather for any number of policy reasons. Forex brokers act as market makers as well, and may post bid and ask prices for a currency pair that differs from the most competitive bid in the market.
Definition of ‘Foreign Exchange Market’
The market in which participants are able to buy, sell, exchange and speculate on currencies. Foreign exchange markets are made up of banks, commercial companies, central banks, investment management firms, hedge funds, and retail forex brokers and investors. The forex market is considered to be the largest financial market in the world.
Investopedia explains ‘Foreign Exchange Market’
Because the currency markets are large and liquid, they are believed to be the most efficient financial markets. It is important to realize that the foreign exchange market is not a single exchange, but is constructed of a global network of computers that connects participants from all parts of the world.
___________________________________________________________________This is all such BULL! Participants are connected to brokers gaming platforms. End of story. WHY DOESNT IT TELL THE TRUTH???? ITS A SIMULATED MARKET ENVIRONMENT!!!
copied from cftc website
June 5, 2013
CFTC Files Complaint against U.S. Bank, N.A. Alleging Unlawful Use of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc.’s Customer Segregated Funds and Violation of Customer Segregation Laws
Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa against U.S. Bank National Association (U.S. Bank) for unlawfully using and holding Peregrine Financial Group, Inc.’s (Peregrine) customer segregated funds. U.S. Bank is the fifth largest bank in the country and maintains branch offices in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where Peregrine and its owner, Russell R. Wasendorf Sr. (Wasendorf), were located.
The Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations prohibit depository institutions, like U.S. Bank, from using or holding funds that belong to customers of a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) as though they belong to anyone other than the customers, and also prohibit the extension of credit based on such funds to anyone other than the customers.
The Complaint alleges that U.S. Bank was a depository institution serving Peregrine, a registered FCM, and Wasendorf since 1992. From approximately September 2008 to July 2012, U.S. Bank unlawfully accepted Peregrine’s customers’ funds as security on loans it made to Wasendorf, his wife, and his construction company, Wasendorf Construction, L.L.C., to build an office complex for Peregrine in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Complaint further alleges that from approximately June 2008 to July 2012, U.S. Bank improperly held Peregrine’s customers’ funds in an account U.S. Bank treated as Peregrine’s commercial checking account and knowingly facilitated Wasendorf’s transfers of millions of dollars of customers’ funds out of this account to pay for Wasendorf’s private jet, his restaurant, and his divorce settlement, among other things. U.S. Bank knew that these transfers were not for the benefit of Peregrine’s customers, according to the Complaint.
David Meister, the CFTC’s Director of Enforcement, said: “The Commodity Exchange Act and Commission rules protecting customer funds impose obligations on banks that hold those funds. As should be apparent from today’s action, we will seek to hold a bank to account if it falls short on complying with customer fund protection obligations. Wasendorf stole vast sums of customer money, but his crimes do not excuse U.S. Bank from its own independent responsibilities.”
According to the Complaint, Wasendorf defrauded more than 24,000 Peregrine clients and misappropriated more than $215 million over two decades using a customer segregated account at U.S. Bank. In connection with that fraud, Wasendorf misrepresented to the National Futures Association and to Peregrine’s auditor that Peregrine’s customer segregated account at U.S. Bank contained $200 million or more, when in fact the average balance since May 2005 was only $15.7 million. On July 10, 2012, the CFTC instituted a civil action against Wasendorf and Peregrine, CFTC v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. and Russell Wasendorf Sr., 1:12-cv-05383 (N.D. IL July 10 2012) (see CFTC Press Release 6300-12, July 10, 2012). Wasendorf was also criminally charged by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, pled guilty, and on January 23, 2013 was sentenced to 50 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $215 million in restitution. United States v. Russell Wasendorf, Sr., 12-cr-2021-LRR.
In this litigation, the CFTC seeks an injunction against U.S. Bank for further violations of the CEA and CFTC Regulations, restitution, disgorgement, and civil monetary penalties, among other appropriate relief.
The following CFTC Division of Enforcement staff members are responsible for this case: Robert Howell, Joy McCormack, Susan Gradman, Scott Williamson, Rosemary Hollinger, and Richard Wagner.
Last Updated: June 5, 2013
FXCM “TEST” account –
I decided to try micro scalping- figuring if its only going to swing a take of $125 or less- (knowing most people wont take a small gain like that) I decided to try it to see how fast I could build it up with little bits and pieces. Within a few minutes I scalped over $600 and there was an instant reaction-
The reaction-swinging me into serious negative numbers!
Key here is to ride it out.
RESULTS at the end of 1.5 hrs trading = $1,873