FastBrokers and FXDD case

PipStar

Sergeant
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No sir PipsStar, I get straigtht thru to Banks directly, but I can't speak for you.
AI
Unless you have an account with a bank itself you can never be sure who is the counterparty to the trade. Your broker might show a list
of bank liquidity providers on their website that are no more than window dressing. I was referring to STP's and ECN's who are more
often than not a nice way to repackage a market maker into something they are not.
 

Pharaoh

Colonel
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Unless you have an account with a bank itself you can never be sure who is the counterparty to the trade. Your broker might show a list
of bank liquidity providers on their website that are no more than window dressing. I was referring to STP's and ECN's who are more
often than not a nice way to repackage a market maker into something they are not.
This is why it is important to contact that list of LPs to see if they really process trades for the broker on an STP/ECN basis or not. If the LPs all say they've never heard of the broker, that's what we call a very bad sign.

If the NFA wants that $3.3 million secured, that looks like sure sign that traders can expect some refunds. The remaining question is whether the other penalties will be big enough to make FXDD go totally offshore or not.
 

hyper

Corporal
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You will get straight-thru pricing to .......uhh.......a market maker.
That is often the case, as banks are market makers. STP brokers who only have one bank as their sole liquidity provider are not much different to a market maker broker.
 

hyper

Corporal
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They are making good money with the Managed Accounts I run there, so NO reason to run or get stopped doing business.
So do you accept getting a little short-changed on some percentage of trades, as long as you are making profit overall?
 

mrf1962

Private
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FXDD credited the restitution amount to an account that I had that has been inactive for almost 3 years. I found out because I get the daily account statements. Suddenly, I got one from the inactive account.

I hope I can submit the redemption form to get the balance.
 
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