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ECB follows in Japan’s footsteps

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rates for banks implementing a long-term lending program. That was all the changes the ECB made at the latest meeting. It might seem not a big deal, but it is obvious that Mario Draghi has opted for the way his Japanese counterparts have been sticking too. Such a strategy will allow the European regulator to thoroughly evaluate the euro area’s prospects, the euro’s exchange rate, and steps to be taken. mario-picdragi

So, what exactly have Draghi done to encourage the economy of the bloc? Let’s see. The ECB brought down the main refinancing rate a little, to 0.15% from 0.25% previously. That suggests the regulator is not ready yet to rush into a hasty decision leaving room to maneuver. In the meantime, the deposit rate was reduced to minus 0.10% from 0%. It was the first time the ECB made up its mind to take the interest rate negative.

As for the 400 billion targeted lending program for banks, it implies that the ECB intends to improve the European lending market at any cost. However, despite the facelift the monetary policy got, the central bank realizes that deflation remains number one enemy for Europe’s economy. Extremely low inflation, sluggish corporate lending, and a strong euro – all that creates the conditions for the deflation to set in. Thus, the ECB Board of Directors headed by Mario Draghi should go beyond the introduction of countermeasures and policy correction at risk of this economic disaster. They should act drastically and immediately. Basically, the measures introduced on Friday ushered in the new stage, but they might not help to achieve the desirable outcome. But the ECB will be able to stall for time using them for sure.

An important point to remember is that some recognized analysts and financiers find fault for the latest steps the European regulator made. For instance, many conservative-minded experts are of the opinion that the negative deposit rate and soft lending will make money for the business sector even easier to get. Since the low-interest loans become more affordable, that might result in deflation. Europe is treading now the path of Japan lagging behind it by one or two steps. Eventually, Japan is going through the deflation now.

We have to admit that despite the deflation, the Japanese economy is still expanding. Apart from playing with the benchmark rates, Prime Minister of the Land of the Rising Sun Shinzo Abe has used other methods for unification and adaptation of the monetary policy to the economic needs. Some of the measures like the yen devaluation are considered to be seismic. However, “Abenomics” is taken on board now as not only politicians, but also ordinary people have come to realize the reasonableness of such a policy. The plan worked out and the industrial output together with export almost got back to the pre-crisis levels scored before the Fukushima disaster.

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Anyway, the first steps are taken and it is better to watch for the consequences they might cause. As for the non-euro area states, especially the developing ones, they have got sort of a green light. The thing is that Mario Draghi gave a hint that Europe is ready to grant them low-interest loans with easy loan guarantees. That is a great chance for large business, including the Russian one, to seek for the funds needed for development. Besides, the ECB reported separately on the revision of the euro area’s GDP growth outlook for 2014-2016.

The central bank cut its forecast for this year to 1% from 1.2%. Meanwhile, it raised its projection for 2015 to 1.7% from 1.5% and kept in place the one for 2016 (1.8%). That means that the ECB is determined to win the war against the deflation by the end of this year or at least by the beginning of 2015. So, the regulator wants to sacrifice a whole year to get out of the deflation pit. Thus, a negative interest rate is likely to be introduced this year, maybe at the upcoming ECB meeting.

InstaForex now cooperates with Autochartist

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

InstaForex is pleased to announce its cooperation with Autochartist, an award-winning provider of graphical models analysis.

The Autochartist services allow every InstaForex client to trade more efficiently on financial markets as the system’s software helps to analyze more than 500 trading instruments in online mode with the purpose of identifying the best trading opportunities for a trader.

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All customers of InstaForex can download the Autochartist service free of charge. The program can be used either as a web application or a plug-in.

Reliability and efficiency of the Autochartist service was acknowledged by the Best Technical Analysis provider 2013 award from UKForexAwards.

We believe that our cooperation with Autochartist company will help our clients to make more profitable deals on financial markets and achieve still more success in their trading.

InstaForex is the best retail broker in Eastern Europe

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Nowadays, InstaForex is a powerful participant of the international forex market. The company went down in history of the forex business and occupied the leading position rendering its brokerage services. In the brokerage community, awards for expertise and reliability are considered to be a criterion of popularity and established reputation. More than once, InstaForex has been recognized by influential financial journals and has been fairly distinguished by prestigious international awards in Singapore, Guangzhou, Abu Dhabi, and other financial hubs. Indeed, awards embrace literally the whole geographical scale of the company’s activities.

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InstaForex has gathered the vast collection of various titles. The company has won in such categories as the Best Broker in Asia, the Best Global Retail Broker, the Best Broker in CIS, and others. This year, one more award has been added to its rich collection. So, InstaForex has been awarded in the category the Best Forex Broker, Eastern Europe 2014 by IAIR, the popular business journal in Italy. Importantly, InstaForex was given the award of the best Broker in Eastern Europe in 2012.
IAIR journal held the high-profile ceremony of award giving for 2014 in Hong Kong. Over 30 companies were awarded for their achievements at this international event. Each of the companies made their own contribution to the forex business development.

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IAIR Awards is one of the respected awards in the worldwide rating focusing on the global economy and sustainable development of its sectors. The Italian business journal IAIR honors annually the most advanced financial companies around the world. The main gauge to pick winners is the robust business development and introduction of innovative services. The editorial staff applies its own long-lasting system to determine the best high-fliers in their business. The editorial board carries out their own surveys on performance and high reliability of companies. Besides, the journal readers have the right to vote. The journal annually polls tens of thousands people from different corners of the globe.

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InstaForex frequently gains various awards and trophies which prove that the company has been evolving in line with modern needs. Traditional victories in contests are a sign of stability, high expertise, and premium quality of its services. The assessment of the company performance is made on the basis of independent and unbiased criteria.
InstaForex is honored to win an IAIR Award once again. The company is keen to develop all its activities and to become the benchmark among other brokerage companies.
You can find out more about the event in Hong Kong in this video:



We wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Dear Customers, Partners, and Friends,

InstaForex team would like to express heartfelt congratulation on Christmas and New Year. We wish you a very happy and joyful year ahead with great achievements, personal and career successes, new journeys and pleasant acquaintances, and the most important things – health, happiness and love.

Looking back on the year of 2013, we can say it was not that simple for business people. The difficult economic situation along with significant market volatility and other external economic factors to some extent affected big investors, households around the world, and all of us. However, we hope that you have gone unscathed through the past year and have become stronger, wiser and more experienced. For everyone, the year of 2013 was different but all of us planned our future and worked. We worked hard so that the next year would be more successful and would be the time of new beginnings and remarkable accomplishments. You should meet the New Year having these positive thoughts.

Summing up the results of 2013, Installable would like to take the opportunity to look back on the past year’s achievements most of which were possible thanks to you, our clients and partners! In early 2013, InstaForex extended its wide range of bonuses, adding 45% Bonus. The beginning of the summer was marked with unparalleled 250% Bonus for new customers.

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The company went on with its technical development as well. It launched several trading servers in the regions mostly overloaded by trading activity. Now InstaForex numbers 11 trading serves and over 30 data centers all over the world. This fact contributes to the company’s competitive advantage in terms of the speed of orders execution and real-time quotes provision.

A popular service of options trading was also extended enabling InstaForex clients to trade both intraday and expiry options.

As well as all the preceding years, the year of 2013 was the year of international recognition for InstaForex brining more titles, prizes and awards. Thus, the company’s awards received in 2013 include Best ECN Broker title by UK Forex Awards, Best Global Retail FX Broker certificate by European CEO, Best Broker Northern Asia by World Finance Awards, and Best Broker in Asia by The China International Online Trading Expo. InstaForex held four conferences in 2013 in different cities worldwide. It also participated in ten events devoted to financial markets, particularly, to the forex market.   In 2013, Janko Tipsarević, the Serbian tennis player included in the top ten of ATP rankings, became the face of the broker.  Also, 2013 was the year when InstaForex became the sponsor of HKm Zvolen, a leading Slovak ice hockey team, and an official partner of the Anglo-Russian Marussia F1 Team. And finally, a customer of InstaForex won the Best Trading, Luxury Driving campaign that raffled Porsche Cayenne. We remind you that InstaForex will hold Lotus Evora prize draw! Once again, we wish you and your families merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! All the best in the new year to come!

Be with InstaForex in 2014!

ShowFx World 2013 in Yekaterinburg

Friday, November 29th, 2013

On November 16, 2013, another ShowFx World conference took place in Yekaterinburg, one of the largest Russian cities and the center of the Ural Federal District. Yekaterinburg was chosen as a scene of the event due to the fact that it is not just an industrial capital of the country, but also an important financial center of the Eurasian region.  Besides, the city has enormous economic and financial potential.

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This time, Atrium Palace Hotel welcomed the conference guests. Year after year, ShowFx World attracts even more guests drawing attention of new participants from all over the world. But one thing remains constant – the major partner of this event is one of the world’s leading brokers, InstaForex. All the participants had the unique opportunity to be involved in the workshops held by InstaForex analysts such as:

1.Victor Pershikov: Trading on Forex Using Fibonacci Retracements

2.Gennadiy Babak: Cutting-edge Technologies for Forex and Stock Market. Golden Foundry of Traders – Software for Proprietary Companies

3.Sergey Belyaev: Basics of Trading Using Candlestick Analysis

4.Artur Uryupin: Fundamentals of Forecasting. Determination of Potential Reversal Zones on Price Charts

5.Timur Nigmatullin: Prospects for EUR/RUB and USD/RUB by late 2013 Based on Fundamental Analysis of Russian Economy

As usual, every participant of the event had a chance to make use of the offers from InstaForex, the key sponsor of ShowFx World, by visiting InstaForex booth. InstaForex raffled three certificates $500 each as well as Apple and Samsung gadgets.

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The award ceremony of the fourth annual beauty contest Miss Insta Asia was also held within the conference. The ladies from different countries were competing for the beauty queen crown and title of Miss Insta Asia 2013. Internet users picked six most beautiful and stunning ladies through online voting. The solemn award ceremony was such a highlight of the ShowFx World conference. This year’s beauty queen, Svetlana Vilchinskaya, was awarded with a $20,000 certificate. Dian Kemala from Indonesia, the winner in the Forex Lady nomination, and Svetlana Yegorova, the winner in the Miss Posh nomination, were acknowledged with a $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

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The conference in Yekaterinburg was a great occasion for meeting with colleagues, getting to know the latest trends in the world of trading, attending workshops on up-to-the-minute issues, and asking professionals the questions you are interested in. The fact that the conference was going on in the form of informal conversation is no less important.
InstaForex team would like to thank all the ShowFx World organizers as well as all the participants and guests of the event. Hope to see you soon!

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