Tag Archives: foreign exchange

Stability of Currency Markets to HFT

Last week @gappy3000 shared the Bank of International Settlements’ autumn 2011 assessment of the impact of high-frequency trading on foreign exchange (currency) markets. For the lazy, here’s a summary of the executive summary: HFT in FX operates on high volume but … Continue reading

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Price of Petrol

 18 Month Average Retail Gas Price   Cost breakdown The Atlantic’s guess of the causes of the coming near-term oil price increases. Link: US Department of Energy’s summer fuel price outlook

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[A] strong case can be made for the [random walk hypothesis]… This market view is supported by the fact that the vast majority of mutual funds fail to beat the broader market year after year, and history shows us that … Continue reading

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The [foreign exchange] market is by far the largest and most liquid market in the world, with daily FX turnover estimated at around $2 trillion. If this seems like a lot to you, it is because it is. Compare FX … Continue reading

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