Over the past 12 months, investors at Dubai based online Forex trading company MMA Forex have been attempting to get their investments back. According to Al Bawaba, a Middle-East based news agency, in October 2012, customers of the Forex company were notified that their dividend payments would be stopped for two months, which was extended to ten. Then, when attempts were made to withdraw investments, they could not and, at the time of writing this article, MMA Forex customers were still awaiting their money.

Things aren’t looking great for MMA Forex investors, as the company has been placed on a number of warning lists across Europe and it looks less and less likely that they will be paid. Authorities in Sweden, Ireland and Switzerland are warning their citizens to avoid doing business with MMA Capital Markets Limited, MMA Forex, MMA FX and MMABank GT, according to a recent article in Gulf News.

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Ladbrokes

Placing financial bets may sound like a boring way to wager a bob or two, especially when compared to realtime live sports betting. Can the falling value of Apple shares excite you as much as a 92nd minute equaliser in the FA Cup final? Oh yes! At Ladbrokes Financials, you can actually sit and watch with anticipation as your bets unfold. This is all the more fun if you’re placing two minute bets.

When placing bets at Ladbrokes Financials, you can choose from various bet periods, including; two minutes, five minutes, 20 minutes, 1 hour and 24 hours. It’s the ‘two minute wonders’ that are the really exciting bets though. If you place bet at Ladbrokes Financials and you really want the thrills and excitement of instant betting (and winning), you need to place these ultra short bets.

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BetOnMarkets - Bet On Markets

Trading markets across the world have become somewhat calm and tranquil waters ahead of US Federal Reserve chief, Ben Bernanke’s congressional meeting on Capitol Hill later today. There were slight increases for the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq during this morning’s trading sessions but, as a rule, investors at many online trading and betting sites like BetOnMarkets have seen relatively flat markets throughout Wednesday morning.

As investors and speculators across the world eagerly await the news from Washington, most markets have seen little to no movement. Whether Forex markets, indices, commodities markets or stocks and shares, the markets have all been on a ‘go slow’ today.

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Financial betting is a great way to enjoy a flutter on more unusual markets but, just because you are placing bets on financial markets that have millions of pounds worth of value, this doesn’t mean that you need millions in the bank to bet at Ladbrokes Financials. In fact, you can start financial betting career from just £1.

Not only can you start placing bets on the fortunes of the world’s financial markets with just a quid but you can also add funds to your Ladbrokes Financials account using a number of popular methods that include; Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Western Union, NETeller, PayPal, Ukash, MoneyBookers and ClickandBuy. You won’t need to remortgage the house to fund your account either, as you can deposit as little as £5 to get you started.

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BetOnMarkets - Bet On Markets

Spread betting at sites such as BetOnMarkets is becoming more and more popular for investors who are looking to profit from the various world trading markets. However, like most other forms of investment, spread betting and betting in general is taxable in many countries and jurisdictions but thanks to a law change in 2001, spread betting in the UK is tax free.

For generations, gamblers in the UK had to pay a levy on either their stakes or their winnings but on the 6th October 2001 the then government abolished all taxes on betting. This led to an increase in all forms of gambling, especially financial betting, which instantly become more favourable to traders than traditional investment methods that carried tax levies.

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Online trading can be a tricky thing to get right, more so for new traders. One of the biggest problems that online traders face is knowing when to close a position. Closing a position requires decisive and confident decision making skills. The last thing you want to creep into your mind is superstition or gut feelings. You can retain profits effectively without missing out on future gains and reduce losses by simply knowing the best time to close your positions.

Whether you’re trading Forex, commodities, indices or stocks and shares, closing at the right time is vital for your quest to maximise your profits. Many traders, especially new kids on the block, tend to hang on to profitable positions for too long, getting worked up in the excitement of the markets going their way but before they know it, the market has swung, their greed has gotten the better of them and the profits have vanished.

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Ladbrokes

The financial markets can seem complicated to the average guy on the street with varying rules and various ways to bet but, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be loaded to bet on financial markets. You can place bets from £1 at Ladbrokes Financials, which is a much smaller bankroll requirement than you would need to trade Forex or commodities.

For anybody in the UK who is looking for a flutter but who is also looking for something a bit different to try their lucky betting on, the markets at Ladbrokes Financials are perfect. You can bet on many different markets including; Forex and currency markets, indices markets, commodities markets and more, and best of all, you can bet on all of these markets from a quid!

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BetOnMarkets - Bet On Markets

The trading week has just drawn to a close and it was a great ending for anybody with US dollars bets on their books. Bettors at BetOnMarkets saw the US dollar thrive on Friday as news of strong consumer sentiment, coupled with other key factors, propelled the greenback up the charts.

The dollar was pretty much up right across the board as the US released details of its strongest consumer sentiment figures for just under six years, something that anybody who was betting on the dollar at BetOnMarkets today became well aware of. However, it wasn’t just this news that favoured the dollar during Friday’s trading sessions. With these encouraging figures being brandished about, there is now every possibility that, as a knock on effect, we will see the US Federal Reserve starting to curb its quantitative easing program, something that many investors and traders believe will happen.

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Online spread betting is very often touted as a quick and easy way to make money but this isn’t exactly the case. Admittedly, you can make very quick money by placing the right bets but likewise you can also lose your money just as quickly, if not quicker, if you fail to follow some basic rules. Limiting your losses when spread betting isn’t rocket science and it can easily be achieved by using simple, yet effective stop loss functions.

Primarily, you will come across three kinds of stop losses; standard stops, guaranteed stops and trailing stops. Each of these spread betting facilities offers its own pros and cons, as we will explain.

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BetOnMarkets - Bet On Markets

In most instances of trading and investment, volatile markets should be approached with caution. This is because, as a rule of thumb, with traditional trading and investment, you can only really make profits when markets are on the up. However, spread betting at companies like BetOnMarkets allows you to profit from both rising and falling markets. This makes volatile spread betting markets much more appealing than volatile stock markets or currency pairs, for example.

One of the most profitable ways for an experienced spread better to make money in a hurry is by short selling volatile markets. Instead of betting that a market will strengthen and improve in value, short-selling or ‘betting the shorty’ as it’s also known requires you to bet that a market will fall in price.

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