High frequency trading is not evil, it is not a conspiracy and it really is not new; it is the natural evolution of the professional trading community making markets, providing liquidity and hopefully—but not always—earning a profit.
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Traders have been taking losses for centuries but the rogue trader, capable of taking down centuries-old institutions in a matter of weeks, is a relatively new phenomenon...
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.
September Editor's Note from Dan Collins.
Day trading provides the rewards of a daily dose of adrenalin along with the hopes of gaining a quick 20 pips. Sometimes, however, a longer duration perspective reveals opportunities that go beyond the intraday noise.
Lee Stern technically started his career in sports prior to trading as he took a job with the Chicago Cubs after leaving the army in 1947. That job did not last long...
How do you take advantage of an expected explosive move higher and protect your down side?
There are two things currency analysts agree on: Currencies have never gone through such a period of low volatility and the dollar must lead the sector out of the current malaise.
Although tempting, Commitments of Traders data are better left aside as a directional indicator for the swap-driven Eurodollar futures market.
Complex technical indicators and fundamental analysis are challenging for the best traders, and unwieldy tools at best for the rest of us.
The trading world is inundated with strategies and techniques. Here’s one way traders can get a handle on information overload.
Options volume lacks the attention provided to other market metrics. The Option Deviation Index (ODI) is a purely statistical method of taking better measure of the options market.
Sugarcane, a bamboo like reed, has long been treasured for its sugary core. Locals have their own uses, but traders should seek out this sweet commodity for its speculative potential.
Anyone can use technical indicators, but when it comes to trading the forex markets paying attention to the fundamentals can give you the upper hand.