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by Seth Parker on May 19th, 2020

Brazil remains a tidbit for Forex brokers, with or without a license

Brazil, perhaps the largest market in Latin America, has been and remains a tidbit for representatives of the OTC trading industry. Recently, cases have become more frequent when the local regulator detects the illegal presence of Forex brokers in the country, which, in turn, serves as an additional indicator of activity.

But, in Brazil (with a population of 210 million people), only companies that have received regulatory approval can offer foreign exchange and derivatives trading services. Although the law does not equate currencies with securities, the issue and distribution of other derivative contracts, regardless of underlying assets, should be controlled by CVM.

Just recently, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) issued an order demanding the Australian major Forex broker Pepperstone Group to cease operations in the country. The regulator claims that the online broker operates without proper permission.

In particular, the regulator said that the Pepperstone Group together with Paladin FX attracted customers in Brazil to trade foreign currency on the Forex market through pepperstone.com/por (Portuguese language version) and social networks. However, according to the regulator, Pepperstone has no right to work in the country, and therefore it ordered to immediately suspend the activities of the Forex broker and impose a fine of one thousand reais per day on him.

Pepperstone: we do not claim a license in Brazil

In an interview with the editors, a representative of the Pepperstone Group said that Pepperstone is not licensed in Brazil and does not claim to be. Despite the fact that they provide language support to the Portuguese, wherever they are, they do not do business in Brazil and do not promote the products in this country.

Cypriot Legionnaires

Another popular brand registered in Cyprus, the binary options trading provider IQ Option, has also recently been convicted of illegally attracting Brazilian citizens to its platform on the Internet. The CVM regulator issued a corresponding warning at the end of April. Earlier, IronFX and TeleTrade brands were subject to similar sanctions – all of them also come from Cypriot jurisdiction.


By Seth Parker

Seth is a professional trader with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in the technical analysis. His main focus is on the pure Price Action. In his trading, Seth used the trends, supports and resistances and technical formations. Always, the most important thing in his strategy is the money management. Seth reached a proficiency in trading and for the past three years is doing that for a living enjoying the sun and lovely beaches of the Spanish coast.

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