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Why Inflation matters to active traders

Inflation is something most active traders don’t consider much any longer. It was a huge factor for active traders in the 1970s with consumer prices spiraling upward combined with a depressed, lackluster equity market. However, with the trillions of dollars of government economic aid swirling about combined with the improving economic picture, many analysts expect.. Read more

Egypt and the Stock Market

The stock market hates uncertainty of any type. It does not matter what causes the political or economic ambiguity—simply the fact that it exists creates nervousness in the world’s financial markets. The recent uprising in Egypt is a prime example of the type of political doubt that can throw stocks into turmoil. Although the protestors.. Read more

India’s Central Bank Proposed Online Trading Platform

Technology has resulted in many changes in the worldwide financial markets. The rise of second and third tier economies as aggressive competitors on the world’s stage is perhaps most striking. Nowhere is this more apparent than the rise of financial markets in India. This once traditional nation is building a financial infrastructure that will likely.. Read more

Gold: What’s Next For 2011?

“Gold is under irreversible upward pressure” said Nick Barisheff, CEO and president of the Bullion Management Group, during his early January, 2011 speech to the Empire Club in Montreal, Canada. This sentiment echoes many gold bugs who believe gold is the ultimate investment during all conditions and economic climates. These brash statements throw up red.. Read more

Managing Microbursts

Man, those trades should have been filled, what happened!? “You know, the market data feeds just do not look right, why?” Statements such as these are becoming more and more common among algorithmic system traders. The primary causes of orders not getting filled when they should have is obviously that the market is no longer.. Read more

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