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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...
01
JUN
2017
Brain full of computers

Those involved in the current love affair with Quants should remember anomalies are bound to die

A new study* making waves in quantitative finance tested 447 anomalies identified by academics and found more than eight out of 10 vanish when rigorous tests are app lied. Among those failing to reach statistical significance: one anomaly recently set out by the godfathers of...
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...
07
OCT
2016

Arnold Palmer’s Legacy

Arnold Palmer passed away on September a the age of 87. He broadened golf’s appeal, taking it from an elite minority sport to a truly popular global sport. He embraced the new media of TV and all the marketing opportunities that flowed from it: clubs, clothes...
31
AUG
2016
World Indices RRG

Emerging Markets, Hong Kong and the FTSE Take the Lead – S&P Loses its Shine

In this Relative Rotation Graph showing selected global indices against the DJ World Index, we can see how relative outperformance has now become dominated by Emerging Markets.  The Leading Quadrant of our RRG chart is dominated by Emerging Markets. We have included the MSCI EM...
15
AUG
2016

Because Analysts Cannot Understand the Market Does Not Mean it is Not a Market

Financial Times 15/8/16 - The bizarre nature of market signals has barely started. The words of Bachman Turner Overdrive spring to mind: ‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet’. This is an Alice in Wonderland market where nothing is how it seems. Indeed we are falling foul...
14
AUG
2016
Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway Style Drift Taking Its Toll

I use the market’s love affair with Warren Buffett to illustration our need for someone like that to exist in my Behavioural Finance talks. Our fawning is so extreme that it is almost heresy to question the ‘data’. But the data, plain before our eyes, does not...
14
JUL
2016
Accredited by LSE Group Academy

Technical Analysts for the London Stock Exchange Academy

We are thrilled to be made the Accredited Training Provider for the London Stock Exchange Group Academy. We have run courses for them in the past but now have their accreditation and can add it to our signature.  We are preparing open courses and eLearning courses for them and...
30
JUN
2016

The UK Equity Market has recovered …. or has it?

(Alex Spiroglou www.tradertd.com/TDS) makes a very interesting point Most of the people are following the FTSE-100 as a bellwether for what the UK equity market is doing. It has staged an impressive comeback rally thus far. Great …Should we pop the bubbly ? The FTSE-100 is...
15
JUN
2016
Prague Prop Traders

I’m a Good Trader But How Do I Get Into Fund Management?

After 40 years in the business, I often get asked by traders how to get into fund management. They sometimes work for firms and are making big bucks for their firm and feel it would be so much better if a share of their trading profits went directly into their pockets. The amount...