IS Prime Launches New Index and Commodity Liquidity Offering, with Spreads Starting from Zero

Posted by Robert Buxton on Sep 23, 2021 12:58:49 PM

23 September 2021 IS Prime has launched a new liquidity solution in indices and commodities, with variable spreads in the major indices and US and UK crude starting from zero during liquid market hours. This will give clients of the ISAM Capital Markets Group even more competitive spreads.

IS Risk Analytics' View From the Desk - August 2021

Posted by Fred Gewirtz on Sep 3, 2021 2:42:40 PM

August started out with a bang on the 6th and 9th following the non-farm payroll report and a subsequent drop in gold. After this burst in volatility, August slowed down substantially. Volatility in equities has continued to trend down as the major market indices continue to mint new all-time highs.

SNB intervention in CHF – could history repeat itself?

Posted by Jonathan Brewer on Aug 18, 2021 3:31:17 PM

There are few participants in the FX market who need to be reminded about the events of January 2015, however there is a possibility that history could be about to repeat itself, which seems to be a risk that is rather less in the front of mind of today’s operators.

IS Risk Analytics' View From the Desk - July 2021

Posted by Fred Gewirtz on Aug 6, 2021 3:17:07 PM

July volumes rebounded slightly from depressed June figures, but profits again disappointed as a result of retail traders generally making money in July’s favorable market conditions. Gold and indices were with primary driver of revenues while profits from major currency pairs, especially EURUSD, were fairly poor.

IS Prime Creates Variable Spread Indices & Oil

Posted by Robert Buxton on Jul 13, 2021 4:26:10 PM

13 July 2021 – IS Prime has created a new spread index swap offering, allowing clients of the ISAM Capital Markets Group to trade indices and oil with variable spreads. 

Exclusive: IS Prime’s Raj Sitlani on MT5 white labels, managing COVID, and more

Posted by Robert Buxton on Jul 9, 2021 4:46:30 PM

FNG Exclusive Interview… As the trading volumes (and number of new clients, products being offered…) at Retail FX and CFD brokers has grown by leaps and bounds during the COVID era, so too has the business activity of many of the leading service and product providers to the brokers.

IS Risk Analytics' View From the Desk - June 2021

Posted by Fred Gewirtz on Jul 8, 2021 1:13:37 PM

June was a rocky month for most brokers as an overall lack of volatility in markets depressed both volumes and profits. Most of the month’s revenues were concentrated around the US FOMC meeting mid-month. Gold was the main driver of profitability as brokers were positioned correctly while the price fell from over $1,900 to finish the month at $1,770

IS Risk Analytics' View From the Desk - May 2021

Posted by Fred Gewirtz on Jun 8, 2021 12:57:29 PM

May was a below average, but respectable, month in terms of profitability as a handful of strong days drove overall figures for the month. The rallies in gold and EURUSD were the primary sources of revenue for most brokers. Volumes also ended up subpar as a result of low volatility range bound markets in the latter part of the month.

IS Prime Wins 2021 Global Forex Award for Best Prime Trading Broker

Posted by Robert Buxton on Jun 4, 2021 2:38:04 PM

4 June 2021 – IS Prime, part of ISAM Capital Markets Group, has won the Best Prime Trading Broker Award at the Global Forex Awards 2021 – B2B in recognition of its market leading capabilities in providing Prime of Prime solutions to institutional clients.

IS Risk Analytics' View From the Desk - April 2021

Posted by Fred Gewirtz on May 7, 2021 2:09:29 PM

April was a disappointing profitability month for the vast majority of brokers. The month began with markets retracing the USD moves from late March that had driven most of that month’s profitability. Market conditions became more favorable as the month moved along, but it was still a below average months in terms of PL per million. Overall, volumes were down from recent months, in part due to depressed volatility in the days surrounding the Easter holiday.