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082 – BIG Changes for Retail Traders in 2018

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Ep. 82:  BIG Changes for Retail Traders in 2018

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In this Episode:


  • The Crypto Trading Competition is finally complete and we sit down with the winner.  Listen and discover what his trading strategy is (SPOILER ALERT…..his method may shock you as it did us).
  • Not shockingly, we learn that Tom was not the winner of the Crypto Competition!
  • We chat with Andrew Saks-McLeod, CEO of FinanceFeeds, about big changes to the retail FX landscape for the New Year and how you can prepare yourself.  
  • Brandon is back and we set you up for some really cool things to come from the Blokes.

Trader interview – Andrew Saks-McLeod – Around the World in 30 Minutes


Andrew Saks-McLeod, CEO of FinanceFeeds, a veteran of over 25 years in the financial sector, with deep connections to some of the most influential people in the FX space, is back on the podcast dropping more bombs that you need to know to stay up to date.


This time Tom passes out while Andrew unleashes what you need to know about the upcoming MiFID 2 (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) rules for the New Year.


Come January 3rd the rules are changing across continental Europe and the UK.  This new legislative framework will strengthen investor protection and improve the functioning of financial markets making them more efficient, resilient and transparent.


MiFID 2 sets out:


  • Conduct of business and organisational requirements for investment firms.
  • Authorisation requirements for regulated markets.
  • Regulatory reporting to avoid market abuse.
  • Trade transparency obligation for shares. 
  • Rules on the admission of financial instruments to trading.


Andrew breaks down all of this and fills our brains with why these changes are a GOOD thing for retail traders, how it will impact the average person, and what you need to do to stay safe and take advantage of these increased protections.


Make sure to sign up for FinanceFeeds weekly newsletter so that you can stay clued up on what is happening across the FX space – Stay up to date with the latest breaking news in the FX space. – Looking for a career in the exciting financial space?  FinanceFeeds has you covered! Maybe you are a woman who wants to get into the FX space too….FinanceFeeds has a place for you too! if you think Andrew and the FinanceFeeds team are doing excellent work then why not buy them a Pint!


Cryptocurrency Trading Competition


You can check out the Final results here:


If you want to get involved in trading cryptocurrencies yourself, but missed out on the competition then click that link and sign up for your own demo or live account to get started right away!


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