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09
SEP
2014
7Hedge

Can regionally tailored FX liquidity improve fill rates?

In the acronym-ridden world of finance, the letters ECN hold a rare potency. To the uninitiated an ‘electronic communication network’ is a means to allow participants of both persuasions – market makers and takers – to deal with one another away from the traditional...
01
AUG
2014
IFTA

How to become a Certified Financial Technician

The CFTe designation is issued by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), and is highly recognized worldwide. The CFTe designation proves that you are applying technical analysis on an theoretically sound basis, and that you are able to analyse markets and draw...
02
JUL
2014

Technical Analysis Works

I recently saw a post on LinkedIn which started with an unsupported statement that technical analysis does not work, mentioned a made-up word which was the alternative. The author suggested trading  is like playing chess or tennis against Goldman Sachs, you have to predict your...
27
JUN
2014

We are pleased to announce our association with Peter Skerritt & Associates

Peter’s career in the financial markets spans three decades and three continents, and he has worked as a derivatives trader, financial engineer, author, and consultant. With experience in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Africa, he has both traded and...
12
JUN
2014

Nairobi open workshop and in-house course

In association with ACI Kenya and Thomson Reuters, we are pleased to be running a workshop focusing on the timing needs of Treasury traders and analysis. As it is a workshop and because we are able to hold it in the Thomson Reuters office, each attendee will have their own live...
06
MAY
2014
RRG Consulting

Relative Rotation Graphs featured in SAMT Journal

SAMT published arguably the best journal of in IFTA technical analysis society. The Swiss really make things well. In the latest issue we have an article introducing RRG and how to use these powerful graphs. Read it free at http://samtjournal.uberflip.com/i/306300 and jump to p22...
25
APR
2014
ACI UK

ACI UK Calls For FCA to Investigate ‘Irregular’ Trading Activity

Profit and Loss Squawkbox 20 April 2014 ACI UK – the UK arm of ACI – The Financial Markets Association has asked the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to investigate the possibility that key economic data is being leaked ahead of the official market-wide release times.  ...
24
APR
2014

Will 100% of Economists be Wrong?

This doesn’t happen very often.  Marketwatch reports that Jim Bianco points out in a recent market comment that the 67 economists taking part in a regular Bloomberg survey have a unanimous forecast regarding treasury bond yields: they will be higher 6 months from now. This...
23
APR
2014

The 2014 Technical Analysis Awards

  The grandest evening of the year for professional technical analysts takes place at the Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, London on 24th April. The 6th annual Technical Analysis Awards will be the biggest ever. I really look forward to presenting the awards again this year. We...
10
MAR
2014

I know where I’m headed: Asia and Africa

While we languish in a tepid recovery. While we are told in the UK we are leading Europe’s growth recover, it does not feel like it. As I talk to traders, desk heads and HR people there is a clear tone to their warmth towards learning and paying for technical analysis...