If you were wondering how bad was last year for Japanese brokers as the volatility in the FX markets collapsed, the annual report of Compagnie Financiere Tradition (CFT) sheds some light on the issue. The company has reported that its retail forex subsidiary Gaitame.com had a difficult year in 2017. The report shows revenues in the first quarter of the year declining by 23.1 percent in constant currencies to $29 million (CHF 27.5 million).
One of the brokerages in the industry that is strongly committed to social trading, Ayondo, has announced that it is preparing to list its shares on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The Germany-based firm has submitted the paperwork for the process with trading expected to begin on the 26th of March. The announcement is a conclusion of the company’s listing effort that started in 2016.
Since the beginning of the year, brokers have had to comply with additional requirements for reporting obligations. MiFIR reporting has started with some mild hiccups in some jurisdictions, but those were quickly rectified as the rollout of MiFID II has been deemed rather smooth at this point, almost three months into the year. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has sent out a letter to brokers that have been deemed to be trailing on their reporting obligations.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".