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28
OCT
2013

Kuwait bourse to launch derivatives trading next year

Oct 28 (Reuters) – Kuwait’s stock exchange plans to launch derivatives trading in the first half of 2014 using its new Nasdaq-backed trading system, a senior stock exchange official told Reuters. Kuwait’s bourse, one of the oldest in the Gulf region, launched...
16
OCT
2013
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‘We want coaching,’ say high-fliers

I offer coaching services to a very limited number of clients. I have seen more demand for this service often from firms wanting traders hand held in their early stages of trading or help with ‘off form’ traders. Acceptance of coaching in the professional trading area...
04
OCT
2013

Investing would suffer without derivatives

A ‘finance-fiction’ study – What would be the consequences of banning derivatives from the asset management industry? In a finance-fiction study called “The Unintended Consequences of Banning Derivatives in Asset Management”, Alessandro Beber, Finance professor at Cass...
29
SEP
2013
currencies

Nasdaq OMX offers small lot size FX futures contracts

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is trying to draw individual investors into currency futures with a series of new offerings. They have designed six contracts that pair the U.S. dollar with the Australian dollar, British pound, Canadian dollar, euro, Japanese yen and Swiss franc. The...
28
SEP
2013
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Putting the Big Picture in One Picture

Relative Rotation Graphs (RRGs for short) are a visualisation tool to display the relative position of securities in a universe, against a benchmark and against each other. They were developed actually quite a while ago in 2004. But it wasn’t until January 2011, when they...
25
SEP
2013

I may have been luckier than I thought

As some of you know I made a bit of money using the Squeeze Technique I showed in my latest Trevor Neil’s Friday Technical Analysis surgery getting on board long of Euro after the shock Fed announcement. Not only was I lucky to be preparing for the surgery at that moment,...
23
SEP
2013

Banks await news from Fed on their future in commodity trading

The Federal Reserve has yet to issue guidance on banks’ physical-commodity trading, despite a deadline Saturday. The deadline stems from an order last year when the Fed gave Goldman Sachs a year to exit the space to comply with commercial-banking regulations. The Senate...
18
SEP
2013

Selecting Prop Traders

I am working in Prague with a firm to select new prop traders. They are running a boot camp. The candidates have had two days of induction to the firm and the assets they trade and how they operate. Today I taught them some trading techniques. In the two days which follow they...
05
SEP
2013
FX

Currency Trade Reaches $5.3 Trillion a Day as Yen Turnover Jumps

By Neal Armstrong and John Detrixhe Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) — Foreign-exchange trading surged to an average $5.3 trillion a day in April 2013, boosted by greater yen volumes, the Bank for International Settlements said. Trading increased 33 percent since the same period in...
17
AUG
2013
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Candlestick work

This research piece indicates the Candlestick charting does have predictive power and therefore charts can predict. “Using two sets of data, including daily prices (open, close, high and low) of all S&P 500 stocks between 1992 and 1996, we perform a statistical test of...