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01
JUN
2018
Got it wrong

Brutal ESMA Rules for Retail Brokers Come into Effect in August

  The European financial regulator, ESMA, announced that the measures against binary options and CFDs brokers will take effect in August. It had already been announced that Binary options will be prohibited from the 2nd of July. This is undeniably good news for the industry....
21
MAY
2018

Learn about Bonds from the True Experts

PIMCO’s New Digital Education Platform for Advisers   I teach finance to professionals but I am no super-expert in Bonds. I trade them but do not sell them. I can’t say I understand them deeply. I was delighted to see this excellent free course for financial experts...
29
MAR
2018

Big Bad Moment in Retail Brokerage

On March 27th, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its long-awaited verdict on the conduct of brokers in the industry. It fulfilled all the fears in the retail brokerage industry and will be fatal for some and force others to merge.  Sadly the excesses of a...
15
AUG
2017

Why Does the Mathematical Probability So Often Turn Out NOT To Be the Real Life Probability?

I am preparing a presentation for traders on trading options. They work in a large international energy corporate. These are traders working in treasury but not option specialists. This, you would expect, would be an intermediate-level course on options and options maths. I have...
30
JUL
2017
Accredited by LSE Group Academy

Institutional Trader Programme

Last year, the London Stock Exchange Group Academy approached me to develop a two-week course designed for people who want to experience the institutional world of investment and to start their first leg of their career in the City. We put together the Institutional Trader...
02
JUN
2017
Global Code Launch

Why is the FX Global Code Important To Me?

I was a guest at the launch of the FX Global Code on 25 May 2017, the GFMA Global FX Division, in conjunction with the Investment Association, the ACI and a number of other trade bodies, hosted an evening panel session with some of the key figures behind the development of the...
11
APR
2017
ACI UK

ACI The Financial Market Association Model Code

,   The new Model Code of Conduct in the Foreign Exchange Markets will be released in May. There was an important pre-release webinar last week. I recently had the opportunity to listen to a webinar hosted by FX Week & ACI The Financial Markets Association (‘ACI FMA’)on the...
22
MAR
2017
Dollar Index DXY Daily

Dear Wilma: DXY

Dear Wilma, We are at odds again. I am getting ready to buy DXY. I do agree that we have a potential H&S pattern here. We are testing the psychologically and strong congestion support on DXY at 100. The count from the neckline break could be 96.00. The monthly MACD is also...
05
SEP
2016
eLearning with BETA Group

Q&A How Much Will it Cost Me to Becoming a Professionally Qualified Technical Analyst?

There are two aspects to this question. One cost is time and the other is money. Let us assume we are going the IFTA Certified Financial Technician route and are looking to have CFTe after our name.  Time: It takes years, decades, more than one lifetime to become a proficient...
31
AUG
2016
ACI UK

Important information regarding the ACI exams

All FX, Money Market and Treasury students, please note that the ACI suite of qualifications will only be available for examination until 31 October 2016 at Prometric testing centres. After this date, the exams will be delivered via a new online platform provided by ACI Education...