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What is a Multilateral trading facility (MTF)?

What is a Multilateral trading facility (MTF)?

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Multilateral trading facility  or MTF is a regulatory term in Europe for non-exchange financial trading venue. A non-exchange financial trading venue is an alternative to the more traditional stock or futures exchange. For example, forex is often traded over-the-counter with no centralized trading exchange. However, orders can be executed and matched at an MTF venue. An MTF works in the same way as a stock or a futures exchange and brings together buyers and sellers. In the United States, it is also referred to as an Alternative Trading System. A multilateral trading facility or MTF can be used as a stand alone entity to the stock exchanges. An MTF isn't as complex as one might think and one of the simplest examples is that of LMAX Exchange, which is allows forex trader access to CFD
Evaluating A Forex Broker

Evaluating A Forex Broker

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For many people who may be considering forex trading for the first time, one of the benefits is that it's considered to be a simpler process than, say, delving into the stock market. The ease of entry into the forex market is sometimes cited as one of its most alluring features. To an extent, this means you can set up an account to trade forex with a relatively small sum, particularly compared to other markets. But it also refers to the relative ease of setting up a portfolio. The misconception, however, is that many interpret "ease of entry" to mean that they can simply go online and buy and sell currencies the way they might do when purchasing a commodity like gold or silver (or even Bitcoin). While some experienced forex traders would argue that trades can be executed in a more hassl...
Integrating the MACD with Your Strategy

Integrating the MACD with Your Strategy

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After discovering the multiple benefits of employing moving averages in an effort to better time the market and identify key support and resistance pockets, the next logical progression of indicators is to focus on the moving average convergence divergence, more commonly referred to as the MACD. The big idea behind this indicator is understanding the best time to establish Call or Put positions depending on the signal produced by the MACD.  This is a very valuable indicator for short-term investors in particular, especially if used to define both entry and exit points for a trading strategy. The Different Components The MACD indicator is comprised of two main components: the moving average convergence divergence line and the signal line.  Additionally, on some platforms, there will be
Getting an edge with Forex Tools – Order Book

Getting an edge with Forex Tools – Order Book

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Order books, which are largely prevalent among exchange based trading instruments is one of the ways some traders tend to trade. An order book is nothing but a record of the buy and sell transactions, similar to what an accountant would maintain at a regular office. Trading with the order book has been around for many years as far as exchange traded assets such as stocks or ETF's are concerned. When it comes to the currency markets, given the fact that they are unregulated and traded over-the-counter, it can be difficult to get hold of the order book. However, there are some forex brokers that do offer these tools. While the forex order book can be viewed at in the same way, traders should first understand its limitations. Of the many brokers, Oanda is one such broker that offers tra...
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...