The perfect storm on the financial market: an opportunity to open a brokerage in Asia?
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine revealed a global crisis of confidence and strained relations between countries. The US is talking to any opposition only to imply sanctions: "If you do not do as we say, we will impose sanctions against you, if you do as we say, we will lift the sanctions imposed on you earlier".
This rhetoric cannot help but anger world powers like China or Turkey, who see themselves as entitled to pursue their own policies. Markets react sensitively to each statement; country and sector indices, stocks, and currency are turbulent. While some are rising, others are falling. How does it affect the brokerage business?
Market turbulence and crises always attract investors. Some venture in to preserve their capital, others want to earn more money. In the last month, UpTrader saw an increase in the number of requests from companies in Asia which focus on trading gold and currency pairs. Gold is rising as a safe haven for investors during the storm. Others are looking at the energy sector, as Brent rose to $129.47 a barrel as a reaction to sanctions against Russia. Stock markets are falling. The currency market is far from being calm.
In addition, cryptocurrency and digital currencies are booming. Russia decided to make cryptocurrency legal in January 2022. Taiwan, on the other hand, introduced a ban on cryptocurrency payments, as China did a year earlier. But China's digital yuan is being successfully tested. Experts believe that it can successfully compete with the dollar in international payments in commercial exchange. After all, the dollar is losing the vote of confidence from many countries due to overusing sanctions.
All these developments are encouraging investors to open accounts with brokerage companies. An important trend that we noticed over the last couple of years is that small local companies are earning more trust and interest from customers while the giants are losing ground. As we can see, this is due to the fact that local companies are much more client oriented and aiming to meet the needs of their small target audience. They are also very flexible and quick to adjust to changes in trends, which big brokers do with a big delay.
It is common in Asia for former big Forex broker IBs to start their own brokerage companies. They have a reputation and loyal clients. To open a company, all they need is a MetaTrader server (recently, it seems, everyone only buys MT5) and Forex CRM. Separating from their former bosses allows them much more flexibility to serve clients and not depend on the policies of another company. All Asian clients who came to UpTrader in the past few weeks are asking for MT5 and Forex CRM.
Finally, working with Asian clients has always been simple and straightforward for us. This is another feature that makes working with Asia quite promising. And the time to enter the market is perfect, because it looks like the beginning of a new era.
On September 26-27, the World Trade Center (Halls 6, 7, 8) in Dubai will host the 6th International Forex Expo, and the UpTrader team will be there! We eagerly await the opportunity to meet with colleagues and partners, discuss the latest innovations and trends in the industry, and explore new collaboration opportunities.
The exhibition provides a unique platform for leading traders, investors, financial institutions, and brokers from around the world. Don't miss the chance to learn about the key aspects shaping the Forex industry and establish connections with market experts and leaders.
If you plan to attend the exhibition and want to meet with us, please send an email to [email protected], so we can coordinate our meeting.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
We continue to introduce you to the features of the highly anticipated Sales Team Interface in Forex CRM - Click2Call. This tool will be invaluable for brokers who value the privacy of their clients' data. If there are concerns about misuse of clients' personal information or in any other situations, the Click2Call function allows the client's number to be concealed during a call.
How to activate Click2Call?
- In the administrative interface, go to the "Click2Call" section.
- Choose your telephone provider, for example, Voiso.
- Some providers, such as Voiso, require the use of an API token. Obtain this token from your provider and input it in the corresponding field.
- Next, navigate to "Staff management" where you can select managers you'd like to endow with this feature.
- Assign each manager a unique Extension number and grant them the rights to make calls using Click2Call.
- After entering the extension number, a "Call" column will appear in the client's card.To make a call, simply click on the phone icon, select the desired provider, and click "Submit".
Now, communicating with your clients has become even safer and more efficient!
To get more details about Sales Interface, email us at: [email protected].
Your UpTrader Team
Staying updated with the latest developments is crucial for maintaining efficiency and making informed decisions. In an effort to make this easier for you, we've consolidated all the recent updates into this single digest. Here's a breakdown of the latest features, enhancements, and changes we've made:
Streamlining Account Replenishment Requests
Say goodbye to manual monitoring! We've enhanced our payment systems in UpTrader CRM, enabling automatic tagging of unsuccessful replenishment requests as 'failed'. A future update will also include notifications to specific managers.
Optimizing Cryptocurrency Payments
With an increased focus on cryptocurrency, we now support decimal values for maximum and minimum cryptocurrency funding amounts. For consistent cryptocurrency transactions, consider UpTrader’s efficient, automated crypto gateway.
Discover UpTrader's crypto gateway
Wallet Update: Enhanced 'Pending Funds' Display
Our Wallet now provides better visibility by displaying 'Pending Funds' that are awaiting approval.
Find out more
Improved User Export with Client Wallet Balance
To aid reporting, we've introduced a dedicated Wallet Balance column. Users can now easily monitor and manage their balances right from the User Export report.
Enhancements in Affiliate Commission Calculation
Our partnership program now boasts added flexibility. Set minimum durations for trading positions to be eligible for affiliate commission plans based on trading volume.
Read the full update
For all questions, please contact us at [email protected].
Your UpTrader Team