Monday, February 2, 2015
by LMAX Exchange
LMAX Exchange CEO, David Mercer, comments that the recent public perception of High Frequency Trading as being the poorest incarnation of Big Finance could be the result of particular journalistic approach and the reality is that HFT is here to stay. David states, the markets require liquidity and the best liquidity providers are the best high frequency market makers, who incidentally are situated in banks and proprietary trading firms with no differentiator. It could be public perception can be changed with a combination of greater education and more responsible journalism.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
by Research & Analytics
Overall, we’re seeing a little currency strength working back into the market, with the US Dollar rally stalling on slightly softer Monday US data and an early Tuesday RBA rate hold. However, this isn’t likely to alter the Buck’s trajectory too much, especially with Friday’s US employment report hanging in the balance.
Chart Talk - Technical Overview of the Major Markets
Technical & Fundamental highlights
- ECB, NFPs
- election uncertainty
- Honda comments
- Swiss GDP
- RBA surprises
- Canada GDP
- Kiwi at risk
- Softer US data
- Strong buyers
- US OIL
Tuesday’s performance v. US dollar (8:05GMT)
- Banks Lagging in Europe’s Bull Market, J. Mackintosh, Financial Times (March 2, 2015)
- Japan Inc. Steps Up Acquisitions Abroad, Nikkei Asian Review (March 3, 2015)
Friday, February 27, 2015
by Andy Harrison
USDJPY 118.864 | EURUSD 1.13611 | EURJPY 135.036 | AUDUSD 0.78859 | NZDUSD 0.75413 | USDCAD 1.24386 | EURCHF 1.07754 | USDCHF 0.94849 | GBPUSD 1.55282 | EURGBP 0.73159 |
Interbank Ranges as of 6am London time
USD/JPY 119.425 | 119.11
EUR/USD 1.1215 | 1.1193
EUR/JPY 133.78 | 133.52
AUD/USD 0.7816 | 0.7778
NZD/USD 0.7551 | 0.7514
USD/CAD 1.2524 | 1.2487
EUR/CHF 1.06905 | 1.06465
USD/CHF 0.9538 | 0.9493
GBP/USD 1.5446 | 1.5405[...]
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
by Nick Zeeb
I’ll be giving a talk called “Programming Bitcoin in Java” at Riga Dev Day on the 22nd of January.
The talk will cover:
What is Bitcoin?
How does it work?
How to use the bitcoinj open-source library
The future of blockchain technology
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