The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has alerted investors about the risks of trading foreign currencies, The Wall Street Journal reports. The warning comes after commissioner Luis Aguilar supported SEC’s move to keep current rules in place governing brokerages’ retail foreign-exchange businesses.
The SEC recently approved new rules that allow brokers to offer retail forex trading to investors until the agency can consider whether to implement more robust rules prescribed by the Dodd-Frank Act, adds Reuters. Retail investors account for about 8% of currency-trading markets globally.
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