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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...
23
OCT
2015

Europe’s Electricity Production by Country and Fuel Type

The share of electricity generated by different energy sources has changed significantly in Europe over the last two decades. The major story here is the decline in consumption of fossil fuels. More specifically, the combined share of petroleum products and solid fuels (meaning...
12
OCT
2015
Economists forecasts

Economists Never Learn

Shouldn’t the role of economists be limited to explaining data and to stay away from forecasting? Forecasting is something they are terrible at. They seem to consistently crowd as a group at the wrong answer. Usually when people are consistently bad at something they stop...
28
SEP
2015

Courses now approved by CFA Insitute

We are pleased to announce our Introduction and Advanced Technical Analysis, Short Term Trading Techniques and Portfolio Construction Techniques courses operated by The Technical Analyst at CE Approved Activity. You will receive 12 hours credit for each of these two-day courses....
13
MAY
2015

Empowering professional investors to do more of what they’re good at, and less of what they’re not.

The buy-side is notoriously bad at reflecting critically on its own processes and performance. I find them to be very susceptible to biases such as over confidence. Last night at an MTA UK talk at Cass Business School Clare Levy, the Founder and CEO of the software house...
20
APR
2015

Can of Coke spill bought down Bloomberg’s global terminal network?

    Bloomberg’s terminals, heavily relied upon by traders, went down for about two and half hours early Friday causing headaches – and delayed offerings. Rumours circulating around Bloomberg’s own newsroom apparently point to a very low-tech cause for the two and a half...
02
APR
2015

Warren Buffett’s Real Value to Investors? – His Experience

Warren Buffett’s new yearly letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders has not been given the attention it deserves. I wonder if this is because economic journalists feel like they simply can’t publish yet another story about how exactly wise Warren Buffett is. I feel this is...
27
JAN
2015

HFT a Spent Force

As markets have grown more accustomed to high-frequency strategies, the profit opportunity for such firms has by some accounts shrunk. Once HFT was seen as a dangerous and destructive force which threatened the future of fair markets. This worry was particularly evident in the...
26
JAN
2015

Trader from collapsed hedge fund forms new fund and loses 98.8% in 9 months shock

Owen Li, a trader at the collapsed Raj Rajaratnam’s Galleon Group fund said said Tuesday that he had lost all but $200,000 of his new fund, Canarsie Capital’s capital—down from the roughly $100 million it ran as of late March 2014 - a -98.8% performance in  nine...
11
DEC
2014
Barclays

NY banking regulator probing Barclays, Deutsche Bank’s FX algorithm

Dec 11 (Reuters) – The New York banking regulator is investigating if Deutsche Bank  DBKGn.DE and Barclays Plc  BARC.L used algorithms on their trading platforms to manipulate foreign exchange rates, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Benjamin...