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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!

InstaForex keeps abreast of the major events in the world of trading!

What does future interest rate bring us?

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
A few days ago, the European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.25% from 0.5% that came as a surprise for the majority of analysts and experts, since the conditions for such a decision were too marginal. European-Central-BankFor example, it is moderate inflation, steady industrial production in the Old World, and other indirect signals, which, as a rule, determine future interest rates in the region. However, Mario Draghi and policy makers have agreed to take proactive decisions and not to wait for the mixed Q4 2013 (traditionally a high-growth period) and Q1 2014 (traditionally a low-growth period) indicators released.
What does so unexpected action of the ECB say us? First of all, it is a signal to banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions, which, let’s say, were not hit in the head with a shovel, but at least were given a cuff. It is a signal, in which Mario Draghi put his key idea of the recent years – not to keep money under the pillow of the regulator (the ECB), but invest funds in the real sectors of the economy via the issuance of corporate loans not forgetting the retail segment.
In fact, the European financial institutions have been instructed to invest and len
d money efficiently, which is normal. So far, it is just an order and cuff, not a hit with a shovel and an ultimatum. However, if the European banks will continue to be amorphous under the ECB’s 0.25% hot-water bag, the regulator is understood to cut the key rate to even negative readings in 2014.
The ECB will simply penalize banks for being passive and keeping money
on the regulator’s accounts, not openly of course. Thus, Europe would see an extremely unusual situation when the bank of banks does not simply refuses from its customers (banks), but chases them away. If a negative interest rate is adopted, the euro will decline. This fall won’t be rapid but safe. Every day, the euro will lose 1-2 or even a few basis points, till the time the eurozone economy starts to grow. Only in this case, money taken out of the ECB’s pillow will begin to appreciate. Then the regulator is likely to bring positive rates back. However, we look far out into the future, as obviously it will not happen in the first or the second quarter of 2014. The present situation is that no European bank or fund wants to give anything to anyone.
Mario-Draghi-008Almost all markets show a negative trend. Companies are restructuring and cutting costs. This all leads to the tightening of corporate underwriting, to an increase in the borrowing costs, and to constantly rising funds accumulated on bank accounts as well as
on the regulator’s ones. Thats why, Mario Draghi actions are understood: he wants to inspire the euro area economy. He has already begun to shake the ECB’s tree, but the fruits are falling down reluctantly, so he has taken quite a logical decision ­ to limit watering ­ to lower the key rate. However, it doesn’t guarantee that now money will be poured into the real economy sector. Perhaps, Mario Draghi will have to stop watering the ECB tree at all. We’ll see.
Meanwhile, the euro is advancing, and the European economy is worsening, while the U.S. economy, having spurred the greenback, is demonstrating stable development. As we know, money always goes to a better place. Maybe the ECB is the bank of banks, but its basic role is to develop and strengthen the European economy; it shouldn’t watch passively how the U.S. increases its export. Apparently, the EU struggle against the trade deficit is a hidden reason for the rate cut in Europe.

InstaForex – a sponsor of motor festival BimmerFest’13

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

From October 12 till 13, a regular festival BimmerFest 2013 took place at the foot of fabulous temple Prambanan located in Central Java, Indonesia. This event gathered BMW fans from across the country and featured InstaForex and its regional Indonesia’s office in Surakarta as sponsors of BimmerFest 2013. Over 500 cars took part in the festival. 26 of them painted with InstaForex corporate look drove up Prambanan temple from Surakarta.

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BimmerFest 2013 was held under the motto: “Legend goes on” which does not only suit the remarkable Bavarian car brand and majestic temple, but it also conveys InstaForex approach to running and developing its business. To become a legend on their particular markets, both BMW and InstaForex had to be in step with the time. Besides, they had to suggest something advanced, extraordinary, and unrivalled. Once, it was InstaForex who offered its clients to trade on live MT5 accounts, implemented inventive and absolutely groundbreaking PAMM system, and ForexCopy system that has become a true hot seller among Forex services.

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However, apart from the unique business approach, InstaForex also means a life-style. Some time ago, our campaign Trading on top gained the unprecedented popularity when two of InstaForex staffers had set the world record for the topmost trading. This campaign prompted lots of journeys around the world. Let us remind you of a pilgrimage carried out by a company’s partner to the Mayan temple Tikal  in the legendary Mutul kingdom’s capital. Financial backing of BimmerFest 2013 is another step forward for InstaForex.

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InstaForex is the legend that gets real!

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Dmitri Gurkin – successful PAMM trader

Monday, October 7th, 2013

gurkin_dIFX: Hello, Dmitri. How did you start up your trading career? What difficulties did you have to face at the beginning?
DG:
Hello. My first trading experience dates back to 2005. I guess, like many other traders, I learnt about Forex via advertising. I was allured by the fact that Forex allows running into money without effort from home, according to the advertisement. So I began studies on my own. Luckily by that time a great amount of economic literature was available. As for the challenges at the very beginning, I can barely recall them. There were only some kinds of technical troubles as post-Soviet dealing centers just entered the market those days and were using scam methods. Over the years I blacklisted some of them, but other proved to be good to work with even now. The majority of the dishonest brokers ceased to exist due to their dishonest policy.

IFX: How much time did it take you to develop your personal trading system? Could you specify the major steps for creation of stable approach to trading?
DG:
The basic principles emerged in 2007. However, I improve my trading system every year to adjust it to the Forex market changes. I would not go into particulars as it will take a lot of time. Moreover, successful traders with wide experience know about these nuances. And newbies should interact more with the professionals to gain experience and knowledge.
As for the major steps I had to go through during the development of a stable trading system, I can figure out the following:
1. Fundamental and technical analysis study.
2. Development of market forecasting methods which are the basis of a trading system.
3. Development and testing of an individual trading system on demo account for a year.
4. Trading on live account, system’s correction according to the activity on a real account.
I repeat that the system changes in real time. Hence, the basis is permanent. However, risk management strategy is to be revised annually. In any case, all the adjustments and corrections are a good practice as they help me to be among top traders for 6 years already.

IFX: What kind of financial analysis do you stick to: technical or fundamental? What is your primary target as a trader, what is important for financial asset analysis and what is not?
DG:
I work with fundamental analysis solely. The medium-terms projections are all based on it. Only correct fundamental analysis can determine the future trend of a currency instrument. For the 6 years of my trading experience I was 100% accurate in my projections for the majors.

Taking my experience into account, I can say that technical analysis works for 50% of the cases. The market changes every year and yesterday’s patterns cannot give you the desired accuracy. The charts of the currency pair’s movements sometimes go regardless of any analysis. As the result, trading turns to a game, but not work.  Money is not a toy though, which is why books on technical analysis are dusting on the bookshelves. However, even bad experience is vital, so I do not regret having it.

IFX: Dmitri, you are managing an international investment project. What is investment for you and how serious a trader should be to become a successful managing trader?
DG:
I manage a rewarding D-Profit international investment project, the success of which reflects the level of responsibility and gravity of my approach to the investors. In this connection investment represents financial opportunities for me as for an investor. Six years is a long period for Forex market provided that every new trading day and closed deal is a test for reliability of responsibilities in front of our investors.

IFX: Dmitri, you are a partner with InstaForex. What are the principle factors in cooperation with this company from the point of successful partnership?
DG:
I knew about InstaForex since the moment the company was founded. First of all, it was actively developing meeting the needs of its customers. I also liked the wide selection of trading instruments. Well, nothing was perfect at the beginning from the technical perspective, but as a result of great Customer Support Service work, all the problems were tackled easily. Eventually, everything was fixed and now InstaForex is the most powerful and effective trading platform on the Forex market. I would like to thank Partner Department in particular. The specialists demonstrate professional approach and try to solve all the problems in no time.

IFX: You did a go at the PAMM system by InstaForex. Why did you choose it? What are the advantages of the PAMM system in contrast to the trust management?
DG:
The PAMM system by InstaForex is an automated modern tool of financial assets management which helps to derive maximum comfort from cooperation in the trader-broker-investor chain. The investments are accepted and returned automatically, so is the profit. In trust management a trader works with tens of trading accounts, whereas the PAMM system implies accumulation of all the investments on one account. The PAMM investment is beneficial for investors as well. They still control their assets having an opportunity to cancel their investment without a trader’s approval. All these features together with perfectly adjusted technical opportunities make the PAMM system so attractive. Thus, I have decided to open the PAMM account #1 in the D-profit project. As of today, more than 500 investors are in this project, the total amount of investments exceeds $400,000. The project exists for 2 years already. Great opportunities provided by the PAMM system are due in no small part to the project success.

IFX: Dmitri, some traders believe that it is better to trade your own funds without attracting investments. What do you think about it?
DG:
Investments attraction is an international practice. The funds are flooded into construction, explorations, and management with the purpose to derive profit. Of course, it is better to earn $100,000 in a half of a year managing $1 million rather than possessing just $1,000. I started up with small capital of some hundreds, but now I operate big sums of money. However, trading somebody else’s money is a great responsibility. Hardly every trader can take it. Sometimes it is easier and more comfortable to trade your own money.

IFX: What is necessary to make an investment project successful? What traits of a managing trader are most important? What do you value in investors?
DG:
I think stability is the main factor for any profitable investment project. And by this I mean both trading risks and stable profits. Talking about the main traits of a managing trader, I can define two directions. The first one is determined by the level of professional competence: knowledge of a trading platform, risk management, accurate analysis, etc. The second one focuses on personal qualities. No doubt, responsibility is the major characteristic of a managing trader, then comes self-possession, ability to control your emotions and view the situation objectively. As for investors, first of all I value their loyalty and patience as Forex carries high risks for profit-making. It often happens that opened deals are not profitable from the beginning. Sometimes a trader has floating expenses for months until the trades meet the targets and can be closed in the black.

IFX: What are the prospects of joining your PAMM system project? On what does the potential profitability of client’s investments depend?
DG:
Investing funds into our D-profit project, an investor can get the following:
1. Stable profit exceeding the interest on bank deposits in case of long-term investment.
2. Low investment risks (not more than 30%) to which we are stick to for a couple of years.
3. Possibility of personal contact with the manager, consultations on investments.
4. The funds are transferred to the accounts of the largest and most reliable broker, we also use segregated accounts.
The investor’s profit depends directly on our trading performance. It should be noted that InstaForex contributes to investor’s earnings ensuring 6% of annual interest on invested funds. The rest of the profit is generated by the D-profit project. On average, an investor can get more than 20% of a profit. However, this statement is true for long-term investments as Forex is not stable and can be affected by economic crises and other events. That is why the profit is floating. For example, an investor’s profit totaled 25% for the first year, but dropped to 15% for the second. As the result, the income soared to 40% in two years. Once again, we base on the long-term investments which guarantee, above all, stable profit of our project in the future.

IFX: Can you say that when a trader switches from trading his own funds to investments, he professionally evolves? Or maybe it is just another way of trading when money is a trading instrument?
DG:
Well it is not a professional evolution but rather a trader’s personal revolution. As I said earlier, investment management is a great responsibility to other people. A trader can work for more than a year but cannot decide on managing other traders’ funds. Indeed, losing your own money cannot be compared to the responsibility taken for the hundreds of traders. On the whole, investments attraction is a wonderful trading option which can bring good money.

IFX: Do you believe that it is possible to get stable long-term profit on the market? Does trading worth diving into it?
DG:
As for me, trading is an inevitable part of my life. Thanks to my success, I have achieved a lot of targets. Is it worth trading? Of course yes!
Trading feeds my family and me. But I always try to find spare time for my relatives and friends and some time for rest. If a trader has tested a profitable system with low risks on practice, he can be successful in the long term. Meanwhile, in this case he does not need to spend 24 hours in front of the computer. On the top of that, automating the process of trading, you can devote several hours a day it. Now there are loads of technical opportunities to make it real.

IFX: Can you describe a successful trader?
DG:
Well, success is a relative notion in trading. For someone hitting a $1,000 jackpot in one deal is the success, while others prefer popularity in professional community to anything else. The thirds value years of working. Undoubtedly, all these are the component for success. For me personally, a successful trader is a professional who regards trading as serious and responsible work with sufficient for him trading result. It is a person who respects himself and others, who can analyze his faults, and develop his trading system.

IFX: Will you continue partnering InstaForex? What benefits do you see in cooperation with InstaForex from the trader’s and investor’s points of view?
DG:
I think that we will work close together with InstaForex for a long time. If everything is perfect, why to change it? Besides, we plan to improve our collaboration in future.
Reliability and confidence are the benefits of working with InstaForex. By this I mean reliability in trading platforms, safety of funds on the company’s accounts, confidence in company’s employees. With such an effective company I am sure about my funds and funds of my investors. The money will not just vanish, the earned profit will always be eliminated. For the large investors the safety of funds is one of the most important conditions to invest money. As far as I am concerned, InstaForex was the first to introduce segregated account service which was a helping hand for the investors with the deposits above $100,000. To my mind, there is no better guarantee for the funds’ safety. If an investor does not want to trade by himself, he can invest his assets to the PAMM account of the D-project or the accounts of other managing traders, partners of InstaForex.
In conclusion, I would like to wish InstaForex to be successful and prosperous.