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Media PR: Which Forex Brokers Have Bullish and Bearish Development Trends?

News of forex broker rating. As a trader, you are not likely to open a real account in a broker company, whose number of traders drops every day, are you? How to figure out strongly progressing brokers and brokers experiencing irreversible bearish trend? Experts of Masterforex-V Academy suppose that this is rather easy: it is enough to apply one of twenty criteria – media PR, in order to see whose number of clients is rising and who will start losing them in the nearest future.

PR in Internet news media is the most significant criterion defining the future of any forex broker company. In order to attract new traders brokers have to constantly increase their presence in WWW, which is where their clients work:
■ the more frequently Internet media mentions about innovations, advantages, contests, or bonuses of a dealing center, the higher is traders’ and investors’ trust to it on subconscious level, and the higher its chances are to attract new clients - traders to such company;
■ if the media is silent about this DC – how will forex traders notice it, even if it has numerous advantages over its competitors?

If this marketing axiom is clear, one can with mathematical precision define the trend of any forex broker company – whether its popularity with forex traders is rising or falling.

Whose brand awareness and popularity with forex traders is rising?

"In order to raise brand awareness you have to expand its presence where you can find clients,"explained a well-known Canadian expert and jury member of Masterforex-V Academy forex broker rating Evgeny Olkhovski in his interview to "Market Leader", "first of all, via the Internet – banners, forums, blogs, social networks, forex video, forex radio, etc."

In this list news certainly is the strongest and the most expensive means of raising DC’s popularity, for, unlike company’s banner and press releases, it is not perceived as ads by the majority of traders (media speaks about trader contests, DC’s bonuses, decline of broker spreads, analytics of currency pairs, oil, gold, or gas futures, about forex brokers sponsoring sport events, etc.)

It is evident that such form of hidden advertising via news media is very strong. Brand awareness and its popularity in news issues is the trend of DC’s further development, as well as its popularity with traders. Having such strong competition in the sphere of broker services, nobody, even beginners, wants to deal with unknown DCs. "The more frequently forex broker company is mentioned in media, the more popular it is," continues Evgeny Olkhovski. "If a DC or a broker is not very popular, there always is a likelihood that at a certain point it will exist no more, and traders that have opened accounts in it will find it almost impossible to return their money.

Whereas a company that is well-known, frequently appears in news issues, whose analysts are experts in the burning issues of forex market and stock exchange, on the contrary, subconsciously attracts clients, shows trustworthiness and concern about its reputation."

Leaders and outsiders according to frequency of being mentioned in Internet media

The table below shows a list of broker companies with their frequency of being mentioned in Yandex media during March 2012 and December 2011.




Experts’ comments: as shown in the table of Masterforex-V Academy forex broker rating, the following DCs are most popular in WWW: Forex club – 651, Alpari – 346, ForexTrend – 240, FOREX MMCIS group – 208, and Nord Fx – 139.

It is easy to notice that all these brokers (except Alpari) are expanding their presence in Internet media, including Forex club, by holding one of the strongest advertising campaigns and trying to get away from their closest competitors.

Five leaders are followed by ten brokers and DCs that also care about their popularity in the Internet and are also enough mentioned in electronic editions. These include MIG BANK, Saxo Bank, FX Clearing, FIBO Group, Manors Group Broker, FXOpen, TeleTrade, Admiral Markets, FreshForex, and Grand Capital. All of them, except TeleTrade and Admiral Markets, also show rising bullish trends of popularity in Yandex news media.

Outsiders among forex brokers, which have been mentioned in Yandex news less than 10 times during last month, include such companies as: BMFN, Ikon Group, FxPro Group Ltd, FOREX.com, OANDA, FXDD, FXCM, UWC (United World Capital), EXNESS, and AvaFX. This is a very alarming signal for their clients - traders, which shows that, following the example of Internet media, these broker companies will lose attention of Russian speaking Internet traders.

Who are the leaders of rising popularity in Internet media for last 3 months?

The study of Masterforex-V Academy forex broker rating experts enables defining the rates of PR of leading broker companies in Internet media. The table below shows the rate of growth of forex brokers being cited in media:



As shown in the table of Masterforex-V Academy forex broker rating, the biggest growth of being mentioned in electronic editions, which has exceeded 100% for last three months, concerns the following brokers and DCs: Forex club – +182%, Nord Fx – +173%, FOREX MMCIS group – +125%, and Forex4you – +112%.

According to Evgeny Olkhovski, such results speak for themselves: every broker cares about its promotion by means of hidden advertising and wants the number of new clients to keep rising. All of them have a reputation of respectful broker companies and make much effort to keep the positive trend of their business.

100% rise of popularity has been shown by the following brokers and DCs: FX Clearing, Manors Group Broker, RoboForex, and FXOpen. Neither of these companies was mentioned in news issues in December 2011, but they have now started active promotion, which proves their serious attitude to business.

Growth of Internet popularity also concerns Saxo Bank, MIG BANK, Grand Capital, Alfa Forex (Alfa Bank), FIBO Group, FreshForex, LiteForex, and FXDD. Such DCs as GFT and AvaFx have shown absolutely the same rates of popularity growth, with no alterations to either side. After several months it is getting clear that Forex club company is showing steady rise of popularity.

Which brokers show dangerous signs of bearish trend?



"As shown in the next table of Masterforex-V Academy forex broker rating, last three months have revealed broker companies that show a clear bearish trend, which is dangerous to their business," continues the expert.

Having calculated the number of references to the brands of broker companies, we have concluded that some DCs have started giving ground rapidly, which may further result in losing their positions at Forex market. Such results mean that these companies do not give enough attention to marketing promotion and popularity. This may eventually bring sorrowful consequences. This is an alarming signal to a trader that has decided to open an account in such company.

Thus, the list of companies that have lost their popularity in electronic media for last three months includes:FXCM и UWC (United World Capital) – minus 99%, Dukascopy Bank SA – minus 108%, BMFN – minus 244%, and FxPro Group Ltd. – minus 357%.

FOREX.com, Ikon Group, and OANDA became the leaders of drop of popularity in Internet media. FOREX.com reference has dropped by more than 2 times; the popularity of Ikon Group has dropped by more than 7 times (especially after non-payment of profit to Masterforex-V Academy trader, for more details see article "Scandal: why hasn’t Ikon Group paid the profit to its trader?"); DC OANDA reference in Russian electronic news issues has dropped by more than 8 times since last December. DC EXNESS has occupied the last position – its popularity has dropped to minus 2600%!

There is enough to think over, as Masterforex-V Academy forex broker rating experts say.

"Market Leader" office of Uzbekistan news and Masterforex-V Trading Academy hold a questionnaire at Forex forum for traders and investors: will you open a real trading account in a broker company, whose AD and PR gets worse in Internet media every month:
■ no, I will not open an account in such company;
■ yes.


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Crude Oil: Nigeria Threatens To Stop Production



Nigeria’s biggest labor union of oil-and-gas workers promises to stop the production of natural gas and oil if the local authorities don’t resume the subsidizing of the industry. On Monday the labor union started a nationwide strike, because the cancelation of the subsidies had resulted in higher (+100%) gasoline prices, thus making the transportation of oil much costlier.
Publication date: 12 January 06:56 PM

Gold Will Reach $1650


The risk of an armed conflict with Iran escalated after the killing of an Iranian nuclear expert. Iran blamed Israel. Japan confirmed its gradual reduction of crude oil export from Iran, thus supporting the embargo imposed on Iran. China refused to do the same. In the meantime, Iran’s national currency keeps depreciating.


Publication date: 12 January 06:31 AM

Gold And Silver: Market Outlook



Today Germany will hold a 5-yer bond auction to the amount of 4B euro. Spanish and Italian bond auctions are scheduled for tomorrow. The countries are planning to attract 17B euro from today’s bond sales. The eurozone GDP report is scheduled for today. Yesterday’s data on France’s manufacturing production came out much better than expected (+1.1% in Dec).


Publication date: 11 January 05:07 AM

Natural factors put pressure on coffee market

Stock exchange news, coffee. This year coffee producers will have higher spirits due to rains in Brazil. According to predictions of Conab, production volume will vary between 49 mln. and 52.3 mln. bags, in comparison to 43.5 mln. bags last year.

Publication date: 11 January 04:58 AM

Crude Oil Prices Rally On Iran Threats



Is Iran keeps threatening to block Hormuz Strait, crude oil prices are rallying worldwide. It should be noted that Iran is one of the largest exporter of crude oil in the world. That is why any issues with exports of oil from that country push oil prices up. However, some experts say that the threats to block Hormuz Strait are nothing but bluffing.
Publication date: 10 January 10:53 AM

EU Will Decide Iran Oil Issue On Jan 23rd



EU finance ministers have brought forward their meeting  (to Jan 23rd) in order to solve the Iran oil issue a week before the EU summit scheduled for Jan 30th.
Publication date: 10 January 10:38 AM

Gold And Silver: Gold Is Ready To Rally

The situation around Iran remains tough. Yesterday a US citizen of Iranian descent was sentenced to death for spying. Today Timothy Geithner is on his visit to China. He is expected to ask China to back the sanctions against Iran. According to Dennis Ross, President Obama’s former Mideast advisor, the USA is ready to attack Iran in order to cease its nuclear program. Goldman Sachs has increased its oil price forecast for 2012.

Publication date: 10 January 10:10 AM

Nokia Is About To Release Lumia 900



Nokia is planning to release Lumia 900, its new product powered by Windows Phone, during CES 2012. Another new product that is going to be released is called Lumia Ace. It is developed jointly with AT&T and Microsoft.
Publication date: 09 January 09:21 AM

Gold and Silver: Market Outlook



The tense situation around Iran escalated over the weekend after Iran and the USA made their statements. Iran reported about its intension to start uranium enrichment in an underground facility, which is capable of producing 3.5 and 20% uranium. In his turn, the head of Pentagon underlined that the USA will do its best to prevent Iran form blocking Hormuz Strait.
Publication date: 09 January 07:14 AM

Oil price: how much will a barrel cost in 2012?

Stock exchange news, oil. Translated from Greek, oil means “to flash, to ignite”. Current oil use is so wide that it has become the major fuel worldwide. It is this time of goods that is carefully watched by financial experts, investors, and businessmen.

Oil export currently gives major profit in Russia. Analytics of Masterforex-V Academy sum up annual results. The dynamics of oil price in 2011 and predictions for 2012 are provided further.

For investors: major performance indicators of 2011

Events at oil market during the last week of December 2011. Five last days of December have not been quiet for the USA and Iran. The price of February contracts on futures of WTI oil has risen by 0.2% to 99.85 dollars per bushel. In December maximal price of such contracts has amounted to 100.16 dollars per bushel. Before the last leap the value of papers has risen by 0.29%. Speaking about Brent grade, the cost of futures contracts is also rising; it has risen by 0.03%, having reached the point of 108.04 dollars per bushel.

What was the reason of such change?

Publication date: 07 January 11:22 AM