Last phrase from the link provided by togr is: 'Next steps
MiFIR gives ESMA the power to introduce temporary intervention measures on a three monthly basis. Before the end of the three months, ESMA will review the product intervention measures and consider the need to extend them for a further three months.'
In my opinion, at the end of October these measures will be extended for another three months, then after full 6 month will be made as permanent measures 'for the financial protection' of the European citizens.
Anybody think ESMA will change their mind? I'm not trading or analysing charts anymore and I'm bored silly and suffering withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, I spent several years dedicating my time and energy to technical analysis and learning to trade. This is so UNFAIR!!!
emotionaltrader posted: Anybody think ESMA will change their mind? I'm not trading or analysing charts anymore and I'm bored silly and suffering withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, I spent several years dedicating my time and energy to technical analysis and learning to trade. This is so UNFAIR!!!
PLEASE ESMA RESTORE THE OLD LEVERAGES!!!
If you want desperately to use only european brokers, then Forex maybe is not for you anymore. But some European brokers are already starting to offer to their customers the option to register outside Europe. I already received such an offer from XM, which until now was located only in Cyprus, now they have also 'XM Global' which is outside ESMA long arms reach.
togr posted: So ESMA started to mess up the trading in Europe earlier than expected. Got this email today. It is 29th MAY and the email says it will be applied since 28th May :) Dear Client,
We would like to inform you about a new leverage limitation for EU clients which came into effect starting 28th of May, 2018. The leverage for all the clients from the European Union has been reduced to 1:50.
Please note that this restriction applies to both current clients and newly registered customers. We recommend to consider updated conditions when opening new trades.
All changes are made in accordance with the requirement of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Thank you.
Best Regards, ForexMart Team
As im sure someone else has told you the leverage is 1:30 for FX and various from 1:2 on Cryptos up to 1:12.5 on indices, BUT you can elect to become a pro client, by doing this you get 1:200 leverage again, but you are unable to go to the regulator and make a complaint.
Some people just don't get it. You need £500,000 to trade at higher rates of leverage, to be considered a professional trader. I haven't got £500,000, I haven't got £500. This is why the system is unfair, because only those with thousands of £'s to spare are going to make money.
It's a rich mans game now and people like myself have no chance of making a living from it. Could make more putting your money in an ISA!!!