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ESMA issues statement on preparatory work relating to CFDs and binary options

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a statement earlier this month, providing an update on its work relating to the provision of contracts for differences (CFDs), including rolling spot forex and binary options to retail clients.

Regulatory intervention: what next for the CFD industry?

An article discussing the concerns raised over the risks posed to retail investors from the provision of speculative products such as CFDs. It has been widely publicised, that the regulators are considering intervention, including possible measures such as leverage limits, guaranteed limits on client losses or restrictions on the marketing and distribution of these products.