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Where is the commission in Forex Trading?

There are several broker who takes the order to an exchange and attempts to execute it as per the customer's instructions. But still is there any commission?
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Where to register the company for your Forex Brokerage?

Where to register the company for your Forex Brokerage?


Thinking about starting your own Forex Brokerage? The first logical question is "Where is the best location to incorporate and license your broker?".
However before we proceed on to answer this question, there are other related questions a person who has a serious interest in opening his FX Brokerage needs to answers.
Q1) Which regions are your going to concentrate on for retail clients?
Q2)When do you plan on launching your company & product?
Q3)How much money do you plan on establishing your brokerage?
Q4)Which business model are you going to have ? (STP,Market Maker,DD,Mixed)
Q5)Which bank will open you a corporate bank account?(depends on license & country of incorporation)
Q6)How're you going to collect the payments from your clients?
For the purposes of answering the question, we will divide certain geos(regions) in Tiers based on the level of reporting, capital requirement & tight regulated environment each jurisdiction has.
1) Tier 1 :
To safeguard investors from fraudulent and ponzi schemes, many countries have established private or state owned organizations to monitor and regulate the Forex Market and are actively supported by the governments. Example of countries in this Tier are JAPAN(FSA JAPAN) & USA(NFA & CFTC).
There are profound reporting requirements, broker required to provide high quality in services and prove the availability of $20 Million USD of free liquid capital not including clients money. There is also a compulsion to have local offices and a significant membership fee as well.
2) Tier 2:
Regulations like FCA UK & ASIC Australia fall under this category. These jurisdictions require lower initial capital and are committed to reporting. Obtaining a license from these authorities may take anything between 6 months to a year depending on how fast the required documents are submitted.
Applying for a license from these regulatory authorities typically requires one to have a minimum of $100,000 USD of non client funds. The cost for this is approximately $35,000 to $50,000(depending on what license you take) for example if you plan to have a Dealing Desk which doesn't forward the liquidity flow to a third party then you need to show a high availability of disposable liquid funds available approximately $1 Million USD where as for STP(Straight Through Processing) models where you forward all the liquidity flow it's about $100,000 USD.
3)Tier 3:
Offshore with certain level of protection for investors like Cyprus(CySEC),, Malta(MSA), New Zealand (FSP) are the Tier 3 jurisdictions.
These regulators require the availability of a local office, simpler reporting & very low taxes. Specially Cyprus which offers good access to EU and is also ESMA compliant. The cost for CySEC range from 125,000 Euro to 750,000 Euro depending which model you're going for STP or Dealing Desk and the process time remains on par with the Tier 2 regulators.
4)Tier 4:
BVI, Marshall Islands, Belize & Seychelles are the Tier 4 jurisdiction and have a official regulation and license the broker needs to obtain if providing FX Instruments. Obtaining a license and getting a license usually takes 3-4 months and cost around $20,000 to $30,000 USD with a $500,000 USD in capital requirement(Belize). Also with these licenses it's easier to open and maintain a bank account.
5)Tier 5:
There are certain offshore jurisdictions Like St. Vincent & Grenadines or Bermuda where there getting a Forex license is not compulsory. Setting up a company needs only a little capital and the money saved can then be used on operations or marketing.
It's a bit difficult to obtain an account in a credible bank for Tier 5. Most startups go around this issue by listing their company for more than one service for example Consultancy, Marketing,FX, Travel etc or through EMIs which can provide an online IBAN. (B2B accounts mostly).
Many big brokers around the world start with small licenses and obtain their bigger licenses much later such examples include big names like Alpari, Admiral, Primus etc.
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Acknowledging the elephant in the room (your thoughts)

TLDR; Until we get fully regulated exchange style trading, retail fx will always be the "wild west" and believe me the sharks will eat you alive no mercy.
So I've been thinking about this for a while now and it kind of worries me. I'm a successful live trader but the "very long term" worries me. What if this and that. I don't want to quit my job and then find out one day that I can't live off of this anymore... I trade with Darwinex at the moment and they are fucking amazing but even then I'm still worried that my relationship even with them might not last very long if I keep winning consistently.
As I'm sure you are all already aware, currency trading is performed over the counter. Meaning there is no exchange where all parties can trade with equal terms. And that creates an inherent conflict of interest. This means that it's not in your broker's best interest for you to win consistently. With stock trading, on the other hand, you are trading on a centralised and fully regulated exchange and your broker will pretty much NEVER work against you because the more you trade, the more commission you pay.
In the world of fx, prices are different everywhere! In the world of centralised exchanges, everybody gets the same price! This is a reality we all have to face.
With fx, sure you have spread and commission but there's always a counter party. And that'll either be:
  1. Another trader (if there's enough people on the other side)
  2. You broker (direct loss)
  3. A liquidity provider (the bank pays the broker who pays you)
So even if your broker has best model possible, which is working with an LP (NDD/DMA/STP/ECN), the LP might decide one day "hey ban that trader or we stop doing business with you".
So my questions are:
A. Let's be brutally honest with ourselves. Is RETAIL Forex trading really viable in the long term?
B. Do you agree with me that we need something like an international exchange facility that is fully regulated?
C. Do you think this is going to happen anytime soon?
The only company that I've come across to implement something even remotely similar to this idea (I'm not promoting them just saying) is LMAX Exchange with their multilateral trading facility model which proves fair trading conditions for ALL traders regardless of account size or lot sizes. They really offer full transparency.
But that's just the first step. It's not quite the right solution, in my opinion. Has anybody come across anything better out there?
I've read a few articles about the "FX Global Code" and rebuilding trust and bla bla bla but nothing for us poor retail traders.
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Question: What is '1broker'? Which one of these? MM vs STP vs ECN (ECN/DMA)

Here is an useful link explaining the terms:
https://www.100forexbrokers.com/ecn-vs-dma-vs-stp-vs-mm
ECN - Electronic Communication Network
DMA - Direct Market Access
STP - Straight Through Processing
MM - Market Maker
Also, another good link to familiarize with the terms and the situations: http://www.abundancetradinggroup.com/what-is-the-difference-between-market-makers-vs-ecn-vs-stp-brokers/
The answer to this question, will solve the answer to this question: https://www.reddit.com/1Brokecomments/7z2vyy/where_is_the_money_coming_from/
An ECN broker could also offer positive swaps on forex, and also cfd index adjustments, which are dividents on cfd's, just like dividents on stocks:
https://www.dukascopy.com/swiss/english/cfd/cfd-dividend-adjustment/
Hopefully the broker is an ECN model.
Please answer here. A response from 1broker team would be most welcome.
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Forex Question

Hey guys, I'm a regular at Forex but I was looking into futures because of worries with the unregulated nature of currency trading (even though I trade with an FCA regulated broker that doesn't offer ridiculous leverage and has a sound DMA/STP business model that is supposed to be free of any conflicts of interest).
Anyway... If I understand what I read correctly, let's say I trade the Euro FX:
-The value per pip is 12.50 USD
-The contract size is 125,000 EUR
-The margin required per contract is approx. 3,000 USD
-The leverage would then be approx. 1:40 (2.5% margin)
-The minimum trade size for futures is 1 (INTEGER) contract. Meaning you can't trade 0.05 of a contract for instance.
Is my understanding correct?
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