Alright you American autists, here's a gains post from the UK across the pond - listen up because it's pretty incredible, managed to screw over our broker to turn ~£8k into £98k / $128k USD by reading the small print, true u/fuzzyblankeet style.submitted by mppecapital to wallstreetbets [link] [comments]
Unfortunately, we don't have options trading, commission free robinhood which crashes, or any other US based degeneracy, but instead we British chaps can trade "CFDs" ie. 'contracts-for-difference', which are essentially naked long / short positions with a 10-20% margin (5-10x leveraged), a 'holding cost' and you could theoretically lose more than your initial margin - sounds like true wallstreetbets autism, right? Well grab a lite beer (or whatever you lite alcoholic chaps drink over there) and strap in for this stuff:
So, CMC Markets, a UK based CFD brokerage, wanted to create a West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil 'Spot' product, despite WTI contracts trading in specific monthly expirations which can thus have severe contango effects (as all of you $USO call holders who got screwed know) - this was just a product called "Crude Oil West Texas - Cash", and was pegged to the nearest front-month, but had no expiry date, only a specific holding cost -> already a degenerate idea from their part.
So in early April, just before when the WTI May-20 expiry contract 'rolled' at **negative** $-37, the "WTI Cash" was trading at $15 at the time, but the *next* month June-20 expiry was still $30+ we (I am co-running an account with an ex-Goldman colleague of mine) simultaneously entered into a long position on the "WTI - Cash" product, and went short on the "WTI Jun-20 expiry", a pure convergence play. Sure enough, the June-20 tanked the following week, and we made over £35k, realised profits. But meanwhile the May-20 also tanked, and we were down £28k. But rather than realise this loss, we figured we could just hold it until Oil prices recover, and profit on both legs of the trade.
However, CMC Markets suddenly realised they are going to lose a lot of money with negative oil prices (Interactive Brokers lost $104m, also retards), so they screwed everyone holding the "WTI - Cash" product trading at $8 at the time, and pegged it to the December 2020 expiry trading at $30, with a 'discount factor' to catch up between the two.
Now fellow autists, read the above email and try to figure out what the pure arbitrage is. CMC markets will charge us a 0.61% **per day** holding cost (calculated as the 10x levered value of whatever original margin you put up, so in our case £8k*10x=£80k*0.61% = £500 per day, £1.5k on weekends for extra fun) on our open positions, but also "increase" the position value by 0.61% per day vs. the **previous day's** WTI - Cash value. Got it yet? No? Still retarded? Here's where maths really helps you make tendies:-> If your 'cost' is fixed at 0.61% of your original levered position, but your 'gains' are 0.61% of the previous day's position, then your gains will be ever increasing, whereas your costs are fixed.
So we added some extra £££ (as much as we could justifiably put into a degenerate 10x levered CFD account) and tried to see if it works. Long story short, it does. At this point in July we were making **over £1k per day on a £8k initial position*\* regardless where the WTI Dec-20 fwd moved.
Unfortunately, eventually CMC markets realised what utter retards they were, and closed down the arbitrage loophole, applying the holding costs to the previous day's value. But not before we turned £8k into £98k, less holding costs.
Long story short, puts on $CMCX they're total retards, and given what a startup robinhood / other brokerages are, never assume that only they are the ones taking your tendies away, sometimes you can turn the tables on them!
Q: Once NEX is rolled out, what will be the easiest way for US residents to buy some stake? I'm aware it's going to be issued as a security so I'm thinking the NEX token will only be tradable on NEX itself because most non decentralized exchanges will not list security's or tokens that don't pass the Howet Test. Is this correct?(u/Cozmo525)(C)You are correct, for US persons you will need to wait other licensed exchanges list NEX or we acquire the proper licenses to allow US people to trade securities. Whatever happens first =)
Showing 1 to 10 of 15 search results for rolling spot forex exchange. The Financial Conduct Authority fines FXCM UK £4 million for making ‘unfair profits’ and not being open with the FCA Press Releases Published: 26/02/2014 Last modified: 26/02/2014. FXCM UK placed ‘over the counter’ foreign exchange transactions known as rolling spot forex contracts on behalf of retail clients, which ... This has now been extended to rolling spot transactions, which according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are to be deemed swaps in the retail market due to the speculative nature of such products. Such a move could create a significant change in FX trading environments, as FX spot is expected to be exempt from US clearing and exchange trading rules, but rolling spot could be ... rolling spot forex contract. either of the following: (a) a future, other than a future traded or expressed to be as traded on a recognised investment exchange, where the property which is to be sold under the contract is foreign exchange or sterling; or (b) a contract for differences where the profit is to be secured or loss avoided by reference to fluctuations in foreign exchange; and; in ... Rolling spot forex is a growing business. The key problem is whether it could be classified as a financial instrument or could be classified as gambling contract. Each legal system has different approach. Nevertheless the legal position of rolling spot forex is unclear. This submission is divided in three parts. First part gives the explanation ... Yes, rolling spot forex transactions are reportable under EMIR. “Rolling Spot Forex Contract” is defined in the FCA Handbook to mean a future or contract-for-difference in forex / foreign exchange, entered into for speculative purposes. Both futures contracts and contracts-for-difference are covered by the definition of “derivative” under Article 2(5) of EMIR. Unlike Futures with standard maturities, the xRolling® FX product is a "perpetual" Future with daily roll-over of positions at closing, which facilitates that the closing price of the xRolling® FX is the same as that of the Spot. The underlying will not be delivered but all the settlements will be made in euros. In this way, MEFF provides its Members and Customers with a very versatile ... As a result, rolling spot forex contracts are a type of derivative contract (I.e. either a forward or a financial contract for difference) relating to currencies and are considered a financial ... Rolling Spot Forex may serve two main objectives, namely speculation and hedging. Speculation You may use Rolling Spot Forex CFD to speculate on price movement in an underlying asset, for example in EUR/GBP currency pair. If you believe the EUR price will strengthen in the future against GBP - your objective is to buy EUR/GBP at a lower price and then to sell EUR/GBP contract at a higher price ... The CFTC’s latest position on spot forex trading may not come as a surprise to many registered firms within the U.S. As has been the case for most of the 2000s, forex regulations in the U.S ... Background. On the 17 October 2016, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA” or “Authority”) issued a consultation document on the proposed policy for online business distributing or intending to distribute Contracts for Differences (CFDs) and/or Rolling Spot Forex Contracts under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MIFID) Regime.
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