Read carefully, maybe stronger than ESMA.
I’ve contacted my broker and they don’t believe that Asic adds a Compensation Fund Scheme.
I’m afraid they send me with the authentics and famous Vanuatu Regulations.
You can read here the full report written by Asic.
I believe that Australia is aligning with Asia.
Australia: leverage up 20.
Japan: leverage up 25.
South Korea: leverage up 10.
Hong Kong: leverage up 20.
Singapore: leverage up 20.
A surprise for me. I believed they were going to align with Europe.
Off shore traders from Europe 11%.
Off shore traders from Asia 62% (21% China, 41% rest of Asia)
So i suppose that new traders with Australian brokers after ESMA and FCA new regulations didn’t come from Europe. They came mainly from Asia, running away from Europe. An exodus.
Up 20 forex: they don’t consider minors and majors pairs like europe. Same leverage for every pairs.
Up 15 Equity indices: Same leverage every indices. Minors and Majors.
Up 10 Commodities: Except gold.
Up 20 Gold: they apply same leverage than currencies.
Up 2 Cryptos
Up 5 Shares.
And that the Lord helps you.
regulation is a big deal when choosing a broker , but right now regulation brokers review not good as like before.
Now Singapore cuts leverage too. From 50 to 20.
So basically it’s really show that it some sort of income for them and that’s for sure, that’s why they try to do something with Asian people out there, simply the reason is here and there is no other way for that matter and for that. See my point ?
Finally, there will be a Compensation Fund Scheme in Australia.
is that compensation for Australian residents only excluding foreign customers and is it only for BOs and CFDs? What about spot forex?..
Lowering leverage in Australia and elsewhere:
Of course it’s all bollo*ks from the regulators as a good broker would provide a choice of leverages from 1:2 and up and there is plenty of education on risk management on sites…
An uneducated novice trader will have poor results and it doesn’t matter how high is their leverage. Contrary, for a good trader it could be “making a living” situation. The regs r playing a Robin Hood here. Or do they? It looks that the main purpose of all this activity to lower the max leverage is to force retail traders to deposit more funds (and hope they lose it all sooner than later).
The Ceo of Pepperstone talk about the Asic and it new regulations.
I hope the leading Australian brokers could fight off this clueless ASIC regulators who are like a monkey want to copy the ESMA rules. These regs are not for traders. The hope is very slim thou…