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My Forex Funds Accounts Frozen – Learn More

My Forex Funds – What Happened

My Forex Funds is a large (possibly largest) forex funding company. Like the futures world which I focus on, there are companies in the forex world who fund traders as well.

Unfortunately one bad apple, My Forex Funds, decided to do things a little cavalier and not play by the rules. It caught up with them and in September 2023 they had their assets frozen, which effectively freezes all their traders as well.

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Learn more in summary about My Forex Funds and what happened after the video. They did several things wrong by their traders.

First, I made a video summarizing what happened, and also with some information on why the futures industry is far safer than forex.

My Forex Funds – What Happened

In very short summary, My Forex Funds did a few things completely wrong.

They didn’t actually place traders trades.

A big part and assumption of being funded by a prop firm is that you are trading their capital. Pretty much all companies do do this, but My Forex Funds decided that they would be more profitable by NOT passing along traders trades to the market. If a trader did make any profits, they would just pay them out from all the fees they had collected. Effectively, they were a ponzie scheme.

Traders Had To Use Their Proprietary Software

This was a problem for a few reasons. First, it also meant that My Forex Funds was able to control the data feed. This allowed them to give trades a worse fill on both buys and sells.

Say you wanted to buy something, anything for $5 in a fast moving market. My Forex Funds might give you the buy, but at $5.20, a slight worse price. Then you decide you want to sell that thing for $7 later. You place your order, but it sells for $6.80. Instead of making $2.00 in profit, you made $1.60. That’s a big difference of already 20% less just because My Forex Funds controlled the data feed.

Charging Traders Fictional Commissions

Since trades weren’t actually happening in the market, there was no actual commissions being paid by My Forex Funds to a brokerage. But alas, My Forex Funds did charge their traders commissions on each (fictional) trade. Another revenue stream for My Forex Funds.

There’s More As Well

The above were the main 3 points in my opinion on how they really screwed traders. I also have read additional items such as allowing traders to trade unregulated products such as CFD’s, and failing traders for non legitimate reasons so they’d have to rebuy or reset their accounts, in turn paying more fees to My Forex Funds.

Futures Trading Is Safer Than Forex Trading

I’ve been deep in the futures trading world for many years. Addressing the 3 main points above below, I’ll start by saying futures are safer, regulated, and basically everything My Forex Funds did wouldn’t happen in futures.

CME Group – A Regulatory Body In Futures

First of all, unliked forex, there is an actual regulatory body, the CME Group, who overseas the futures industry. Forex doesn’t haven an equivalent. All trades for the various sub-futures markets (NYMEX, CBOT, COMEX, CME, etc) pass through the CME Group exchange.

Data Fees and Software Aren’t Proprietary

Unlike what My Forex Funds did where they made everyone use their software, that just isn’t a thing in the futures world. There are several third party software providers, the 2 biggest being NinjaTrader and Tradovate. No futures prop firm owns or controls this software.

Along with that, the data feed for futures comes from independant companies, namely CQG and Rithmic. Companies in the funded futures world have zero control over this data, and can not give you worse fills on buys and sells.

Trades Go To The Market

The companies in the funded futures space work directly with brokers and when you are funded, you are actually trading in the live, real market. In order to operate in the funded futures space, the funded futures companies have to work extensively to get permitted to operate in the space.


There’s a lot of risk in forex trading as it stands, so adding in some bad actors in the industry doesn’t help. I highly recommend you explore the futures world as the risks are far less.

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