With a 40-year plus career spanning all segments of the financial industry, Bill Brodsky, Chicago Board Options Exchange executive chairman, talks about the events that shaped the modern trading landscape, his role in them, and what’s next for the industry.
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June Editor's Note from Ginger Szala.
In my April column, I argued that 108.00 may be a realistic target for the USD/JPY. Since then, the pair has rallied to break above the 100.00 yen level for the first time since April 2009. So what’s next for this aggressive pair?
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Although droughts are seasonal events, their effects are longer-term. With tight supplies, will this year be the bumper crop we need?
The grain markets are affected by several factors. Knowing what matters is key.
Analyzing interrelationships within the energy sector to find new opportunities.
As important as forecasting prices is, setting stops can keep you trading. Baysian statistics can help.
Gaps can provide critical signals regarding price direction bias. Here’s what you need to look for.
Take your options trading beyond vanilla calls and puts to better manage risk with these five basic strategies.
Technology & Trading
The simplest questions are sometimes the hardest to answer. Is your trading system reliable? It’s not as straightforward as you think.
When diversification was thought dead during the 2008-2009 market meltdown, managed futures proved their mettle, and institutional investors took notice.
Scott Shellady is a second-generation trader who has worked in all aspects of the futures business on two continents for 25 years.
Book review of "Mastering the Stock Market: High Probability Market Timing & Stock Selection Tools" by John L. Person.
Book review of "The Speed Traders: An Insiders Look at the New High-Frequency Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World" by Edger Perez.