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Dealing Desk or Non Dealing Desk? – The SNB Aftermath

Dealing Desk or Non Dealing Desk? – The SNB Aftermath

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Last week's Swiss National Bank shocker caught the markets off guard posting heavy casualties which was felt more with the retail forex trading industry. Traders and brokers alike got caught up in a black swan event which led to quite a few brokers going bust while some reputable brokerages seeking capital to continue to keep up with the operations. The event has also given rise to the age old debate of which of the two main models of trading execution is better, market makers (also referred to as dealing desk brokers) or agency model brokers (referred to as non dealing desk brokers). In the aftermath of the Swiss shocker, in a typical reactionary mode, market makers were hailed as the heroes as they (the brokerages) managed to come out unscathed. But does this one instance justify h...