ALGORITHMIC TRADING:

From The Human Touch To The Software Way

Algorithmic trading is a field in quantitative finance where computer sciences is at least as important as mathematics, if not more and where cutting edge technology is the decisive factor.....

HFT AND DARK POOLS:

Positive or Negative?

Before the 1990s, the way by which stocks were traded in the US was fairly simple: a market participant  made a decision to buy or sell and relayed  this information to a broker, who then routed the order to an exchange....

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THE INSTRUMENTS OF CHOICE:

Rules To Stick To 

ETF’s trade slightly differently than mutual funds and equities. Investors in mutual funds buy and sell fund shares directly with the mutual fund. Conversely, most ETF investors do not trade directly with the ETF...

MURKY WATERS AND POPULARITY:

Dark pool trading has become more common place in today’s global capital markets, providing a degree of  questionable competition and an alternative to traditional exchanges......

PRICE DISCOVERY:

So important but hindered by technology

The economic role  of an exchange is to handle transactions with superior execution  speed at reasonable cost, find the both sides of a trade,  produce the price.....

EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS:

The instruments of choice

An exchange traded fund (ETF) is a pooled investment product with assets that can be acquired or distributed throughout the day on a listed exchange at true market prices.....

TECHNICAL ANLALYSIS:

The Essentials

Technical analysis relative to the capital markets  is for all intent and purpose a structured type of  detailed assessment by way of trading charts, engaged for forecasting the direction of market  prices, through the consideration of past market data.....

HIGH FREQUENCY AND APPLICABLE STRATEGIES:

The days when traders sat fixed intently to their various trading screens in a state of  emotionless self imposed artificial autism, manually executing buy / sell orders, based on market information.....

OPTION CONTRACTS:

The Essentials

A stock option is a contract between two parties in which the stock option buyer (holder) purchases the right (but not the obligation) to buy/sell 100 shares of an underlying stock....

IT CAN GET RISKY:

No matter what investment you ultimately decide to disburse your capital upon, the matter of risk must warrant due consideration, because  when and where there are two or more parties to a investment......

BUBBLES ALWAYS POP:

A long term trend of low Fed Fund and ECB rates, has led the American and European equity exchanges to scale new historical tops.  The cheap cash fuelled long term bull market cycle hit its 8th consecutive year.....

FUTURES CONTRACTS:

The Essentials

A standard futures contract is a bona fide contractual obligation between two parties, to transfer  an underlying asset  class,  at a specified date in the future.....

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS:

The Essentials

Fundamental analysis addresses corporate operational factors beyond the trading session lows and highs of a stock and concentrates on the core and sector activities of the company whose stock it is....

RISK DISCLAIMER

The risk of loss in trading capital market positions can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition. In considering whether to trade or to authorize someone else to trade for you, you should be aware of the following:

If you run a capital market position you may sustain a total loss. If you run a capital market position or engage in off-exchange foreign currency trading you may sustain a total loss. If the market moves against your position, you may be called upon by your trader to deposit a substantial amount of additional margin funds, on short notice, in order to maintain your position. If you do not provide the requested funds within the prescribed time, your position may be liquidated at a loss, and you will be liable for any resulting deficit in your account. ​​

​​​The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in capital markets trading can work against you as well as for you. The use of leverage can lead to large losses as well as gains. ​

This brief statement cannot disclose all the risks and other significant aspects of the capital market trading.

​You should also be aware that this capital markets trading advisor may engage in trading foreign futures or options contracts. Transactions on markets located outside the united states, including markets formally linked to a united states market may be subject to regulations which offer different or diminished protection. Further, united states regulatory authorities may be unable to compel the enforcement of the rules of regulatory authorities or markets in non-united states jurisdictions where your transactions may be effected. Before you trade you should inquire about any rules relevant to your particular contemplated transactions and ask the firm with which you intend to trade for details about the types of redress available in both your local and other relevant jurisdictions.