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07
DEC
2013

Everyone likes Warren Buffett – computers can now trade like him

Everyone likes Warren Buffett. Value investing, buy and hold, Cherry Coke, the whole schtick is so wholesome and appealing and throwbacky. Saying “Warren Buffett’s investment process is really just over-weighting a couple of statistical factors and levering them 1.6...
22
NOV
2013
Terminal Down

89 percent of the $11.51 billion of gains in 63 managed-futures funds went to fees, commissions and expenses

In the $337 billion managed-futures market, return-robbing fees like those are common. According to data filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and compiled by Bloomberg, 89 percent of the $11.51 billion of gains in 63 managed-futures funds went to fees,...
22
NOV
2013
Intelligent Trader

Bob Farrell’s 10 Investing Rules

I don’t usually recommend people’s investment rules as they are often just a list of snappy platitudes – buy low, sell high – and of no value. These though come from one of the founders of the Market Technicians Association. The commentary is very good and...
30
OCT
2013

What’s Wrong With Economics?

The question of whether mainstream (neoclassical) economics as a discipline is fit for purpose is well-trodden ground, particularly on the internet. However, popular debates often focus on either policies or on specific theories, instead of economist’s approach as a whole....
28
OCT
2013

Kuwait bourse to launch derivatives trading next year

Oct 28 (Reuters) – Kuwait’s stock exchange plans to launch derivatives trading in the first half of 2014 using its new Nasdaq-backed trading system, a senior stock exchange official told Reuters. Kuwait’s bourse, one of the oldest in the Gulf region, launched...
16
OCT
2013
Happy invesotor

‘We want coaching,’ say high-fliers

I offer coaching services to a very limited number of clients. I have seen more demand for this service often from firms wanting traders hand held in their early stages of trading or help with ‘off form’ traders. Acceptance of coaching in the professional trading area...
29
SEP
2013
currencies

Nasdaq OMX offers small lot size FX futures contracts

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is trying to draw individual investors into currency futures with a series of new offerings. They have designed six contracts that pair the U.S. dollar with the Australian dollar, British pound, Canadian dollar, euro, Japanese yen and Swiss franc. The...
28
SEP
2013
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Putting the Big Picture in One Picture

Relative Rotation Graphs (RRGs for short) are a visualisation tool to display the relative position of securities in a universe, against a benchmark and against each other. They were developed actually quite a while ago in 2004. But it wasn’t until January 2011, when they...
25
SEP
2013

I may have been luckier than I thought

As some of you know I made a bit of money using the Squeeze Technique I showed in my latest Trevor Neil’s Friday Technical Analysis surgery getting on board long of Euro after the shock Fed announcement. Not only was I lucky to be preparing for the surgery at that moment,...
05
SEP
2013
FX

Currency Trade Reaches $5.3 Trillion a Day as Yen Turnover Jumps

By Neal Armstrong and John Detrixhe Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) — Foreign-exchange trading surged to an average $5.3 trillion a day in April 2013, boosted by greater yen volumes, the Bank for International Settlements said. Trading increased 33 percent since the same period in...