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New EU rules electrify fixed income trading volumes: survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Volumes of electronic trading in fixed income have jumped since European Union rules introduced a year ago made it more cumbersome to execute over-the-counter (OTC) business, in a bid to make deals more transparent, a report said.
Total average daily volumes of EU government bonds traded electronically in the first three quarters of last year rose by 36 percent to $57 billion, the report by Greenwich Associates based on a surv…
2019-01-17 15:02:56+00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 2.0093, Positive Sentiment: 0.1932, Negative Sentiment 0.1159

technical analysis of stocks and commodities

Technical Analysis Of Stocks And Commodities Using Basic Indicators
Last weekend I was asked by numerous traders who practice technical analysis of stocks and commodities, what indicator I preferred to use the most.
The answer was the Exponential Moving Average or (EMA) for short. I demonstrated yesterday how to use the EMA to measure pullbacks away from the main trend.
The method is rather simple but works remarkably well for finding stocks a…
2019-01-07 01:47:16+00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.9561, Positive Sentiment: 0.1796, Negative Sentiment 0.3992

Difference between Big Data & The Internet of Things

Faisal is based in Canada with a background in Finance/Economics & Computers. He has been actively trading FOREX for the past 11 years. Faisal is also an active Stocks trader with a passion for everything Crypto. His enthusiasm & interest in learning new technologies has turned him into an avid Crypto/Blockchain & Fintech enthusiast. Currently working for a Mobile platform called Tradelike as the Senior Technical Analyst. His interest for writing…
2019-01-14 00:00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.8519, Positive Sentiment: 0.1543, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

3 ETFs to Play the China-Driven Basic Materials Sector Breakout

Basic materials stocks bore the full brunt of a “risk off” market environment in the fourth quarter of 2018 as investors dumped names caught in the crossfire of a tit-for-tat tariffs trade war between the United States and China and those with exposure to slumping oil prices. Over the period, the Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index (^DJUSBMT) fell nearly 15%, plunging the sector into correction territory.
As news of planned January trade talks …
2019-01-23 14:25:45.540000+00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.7738, Positive Sentiment: 0.0954, Negative Sentiment 0.1717

Hedge fund veteran joins Dynamic Beta Investments as COO

Hedge fund advisory firm Dynamic Beta investments (DBi), a specialist in the liquid alternatives market, has expanded its management team with the appointment of former AQR Global Head of Execution Douglas Cilento as Chief Operating Officer.
Cilento (pictured) joins DBi with an extensive 18-year track record. At AQR, he managed the Trading team responsible for execution and strategy implementation across global markets in all liquid asset classe…
2019-01-23 00:00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.6725, Positive Sentiment: 0.3890, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Top hedge fund industry trends for 2019

By Donald A Steinbrugge, CFA – CEO, Agecroft Partners – The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Informed by our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organisations, the following is Agecroft’s 10th annual list of top trends that we anticipate for the year ahead.
Hedge fund industry reaches maturity
The good news fo…
2019-01-08 00:00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.6354, Positive Sentiment: 0.2726, Negative Sentiment 0.1265


IBM, historically know for its computers, is in the artificial intelligence business. And the algorithmic trading business too.
As noted in DataTrek’s recent Daily Disruption Feature, there’s the AIEQ ETF, which uses IBM Watson powered artificial intelligence to manage a portfolio of US stocks. DataTrek co-founder Nicolas Colas told Traders Magazine that while there are several US listed ETFs that use some form of algorithmic analysis to manage capital, this one “goes a bit further down the road to being a …
2019-01-23 15:53:08+00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.4381, Positive Sentiment: 0.1403, Negative Sentiment 0.1754

How to Trade IBM Following Better-Than-Expected Earnings

The daily and weekly charts for International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) were setup for a positive reaction to earnings. Tuesday’s close of $122.52 put the stock above my quarterly pivot at $122.46 with the weekly chart positive since Jan. 11. Charts favored a positive reaction to earnings. The price gap higher to the open of $131.37 was a gain of 7.2%, indicating upside potential to the 200-day and 200-week simple moving averages at $137.54 a…
2019-01-23 11:46:34-05:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.2430, Positive Sentiment: 0.3255, Negative Sentiment 0.1184

Unusual Buying in Stocks Is Picking Up

Almost four weeks ago, it seemed the world was ending. You couldn’t open a website or walk past a headline without seeing the words “bear market” everywhere. People were goading me, saying things like, “Are you still bullish?” and “I am guessing you’re just as bullish as ever.” My usual response was that, while it was hard to be bullish when everyone is decidedly not, I had to go with my data. And the data said to be bullish – this will pass.
2019-01-22 13:59:00.866000+00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.0971, Positive Sentiment: 0.2372, Negative Sentiment 0.1927

9 Black Swan Events that changed the Financial World

All of us traders wish we had a magic ball in which we could see the future moves of the financial markets. Alas, that is not the case and we have to stick to our golden rules of due diligence, diversification, hedging, rebalancing and continuous monitoring. More often than not most of the financial market moves are dictated by the greed & fear of the investors. The inherent risks of investing in the financial markets can never be brought down to…
2019-01-18 00:00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 1.0272, Positive Sentiment: 0.1127, Negative Sentiment 0.5633

Ford Motor Stock ‘Too Cheap to Ignore’ Heading Into Earnings

Ford Motor Company (F) reports earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and according to Macrotrends, the stock has a P/E ratio of just 6.22 with a dividend yield of 6.99%. This makes the stock “too cheap to ignore.”
At the end of 2018, Ford stock closed at $7.65. This level was input into my proprietary analytics, and new monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual levels were started for the beginning of 2019. On the first day of t…
2019-01-23 14:33:10.659000+00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 0.9693, Positive Sentiment: 0.1385, Negative Sentiment 0.2769

Pod Chats: Tom Basso on Self-Awareness

Tom Basso is the former president and founder of Trendstat Capital Management.
The retired hedge fund manager, also known affectionately by his nickname “Mr Serenity”, boasts over 40 years of trading experience and was elected to the board of the National Futures Association in 1998.
As well as publishing his book Panic-Proof Investing, he now offers trading advice to traders old and new through his website.
In episode 700 of Trend Following R…
2019-01-09 11:40:26+00:00 Read the full story.
Interest Score: 0.6474, Positive Sentiment: 0.1880, Negative Sentiment 0.2402

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