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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

  • March 12, 2019
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  • Forex Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced having agreed on a range of measures intended to harmonise EU-wide regulation and to provide better protection to retail clients trading leveraged products, like CFDs.

New measures are as follows:

  Leverage limits on new positions

  Introduction of maintenance margin: stop out as soon as the client does not meet maintenance margin requirement

  Prohibition on benefits used to incentivise trading

  Standardised warning statement of the risks involved across promotional material

  Prohibition on the marketing, distribution or sale of binary options regardless of type