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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...
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...
14
JUN
2016
eLearning with BETA Group

The Complete Course in Technical Analysis

In 2015 Trevor Neil commenced his 24-part Comprehensive Course in Technical Analysis. This course, delivered in monthly one-hour session is hosted by Thomson Reuters. The one-hour sessions take place at 2pm Singapore time, 10.00am London time and noon New York time and each is...
24
MAR
2016
Goldman Sachs

Goldman the Largest Bank by Commodities Revenue

Goldman Sachs retained its spot as the largest bank by commodities revenue in 2015. It was a bad year for most other investment firms. Goldman  made the most money from raw materials among the top 12 investment banks for a second consecutive year, says Coalition. Coalition, based...
23
MAR
2016
Source Bloomberg

Knife Catching for Professionals – Calling the Oil Price Low

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced the oil price may have made a bottom. The oil price is a graveyard of experts who have called the low. Catching a falling knife is clearly a very dangerous occupation.   The following bodies have been found so far: Andy...
29
FEB
2016
Warren Buffett

Berkshire Holdings Will Be All Right In The Long Run

In Berkshire Hathaway’s latest update published Saturday, Warren Buffett reiterated support for his massive holdings in IBM, Wells Fargo & Co. and Coca-Cola Co. He says, , they “possess excellent businesses and are run by managers who are both talented and...
29
FEB
2016
Currencies Race To The Bottom

Currency Wars, The Race to the Bottom – The Story So Far

The best remembered frenzy of competitive devaluations in history came during the Great Depression, as countries were in an unseemly hurry to abandon the gold standard. Until its collapse in 1971, the Bretton Woods system prevented a repeat of such tit-for-tat strategies by...
08
FEB
2016

Spread in Strategists Year-End S&P500 Guesses Wider Than Ever Before

Just over a month into the year and there have been more cuts for year end targets by strategists and analysts this early in the year than ever before. Strategists and analysts are famous for their herding – but not right now. The gap between the highest and lowest...
16
JAN
2016
Warren Buffett

2016 the Year Warren Buffett Revealed as the Emperor with No Clothes.

We, the investing public, like to think there are gurus who can lead us safely and surely to profits. We need them and create them. In Behavioural Finance there has been much study of crowds and their need for leaders. The crowd will sometimes justify their choice blindly and be...
26
NOV
2015

The Collective Noun for Technical Analysts

There is no collective noun for a group of technical analysts. Let us decide what to call ourselves before anyone else decides something unflattering like: A Confusion of Technical Analysts. Our language has some wonderful collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We...