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04
OCT
2013

Investing would suffer without derivatives

A ‘finance-fiction’ study – What would be the consequences of banning derivatives from the asset management industry? In a finance-fiction study called “The Unintended Consequences of Banning Derivatives in Asset Management”, Alessandro Beber, Finance professor at Cass...
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
http://www.tradersonline-mag.com/01_ezine/01_traders/en/2013/09/index.html#1

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,...
18
SEP
2013

Selecting Prop Traders

I am working in Prague with a firm to select new prop traders. They are running a boot camp. The candidates have had two days of induction to the firm and the assets they trade and how they operate. Today I taught them some trading techniques. In the two days which follow they...