No Career for a Mathematician

Basic requirements no longer basic When I first started in the market one of my first jobs when I arrived in the trading room in...

Euro becoming impossible to trade?

Simply a by-product of dollar activity? Does the euro have a life of its own any more or is it simply driven by the fact...

Dollar and U.S. economy drifting apart

Globalization leads Greenback away from domestic influences In the past when FX traders were seen as little more than gamblers with their employer bank’s money,...

Could it be that it was all so Simple?

Friday’s data confounds the “old way” The non-farm payroll data that was released on Friday illustrated perfectly how the market is changing and evolving and...

Second Quarter living up to its name

The “money making” quarter continues In banks trading rooms, the four quarters of the year are known as: Q1 - The Preparation Quarter, Q2 -...

Generalize or Specialize?

One Currency? One Asset Class? When I was trading full time, I found it easier (or maybe less difficult) to make money concentrating on one...

Options (vanilla) expiries for today 14.00 GMT

Here's the larger option expiries today for the 14.00 GMT cut 30 April Remember these are vanilla options and in play right up until expiry...

Trailing stops counter sharp turnarounds

Run them, but protect your profits It has become a feature of the market recently that currencies not only seem to run out of steam...

Seize every opportunity

Why waste a chance? I hear a lot of traders who say they never trade or hold a position over certain economic releases and some...

April reports – How to get Ready and not be on the Sideline?

During the week we will see a lot of quarterly earnings reports. A lot of major players will reveal their data already on Wednesday....

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