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The Big SEC Crackdown On Insider Trading

The Big SEC Crackdown On Insider Trading

Written by on October 20, 2014 in Trading News with 0 Comments

The SEC hint at a secretive and formidable new technology to help them detect insider traders. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced last week that they will be harnessing new technology in their fight against insider trading. In the last fortnight of September, the SEC charged five individuals for three different cases of insider trading. […]

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Should You Trade Bitcoin On The Forex?

Should You Trade Bitcoin On The Forex?

Written by on October 15, 2014 in Bitcoin, Featured on app, Trading News with 0 Comments

Study the historical value of gold, and you might just decide that Bitcoin is worth a long-term investment. Have you been put off by Bitcoin’s extreme volatility this year? The cryptocurrency, valued at over $1000 per bitcoin at the start of this year, is now worth less than half of that amount, just 10 months […]

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General Interest

Neuroscientist, Author and Trader: an interview with Dr John Coates, speaker at The Trading Show 2015

Neuroscientist, Author and Trader: an interview with Dr John Coates, speaker at The Trading Show 2015

Written by on October 22, 2014 in Featured on app, General Interest with 0 Comments

How a trader’s mental and physical health impacts upon their performance. Dr John Coates is a neuroscientist with a prestigious history in trading. In the past, he ran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank, and has bought and sold derivatives for Goldman Sachs. At Cambridge University, he now focuses on the biology of risk taking […]

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Footballers Who Fell In Love With Trading

Footballers Who Fell In Love With Trading

Written by on October 17, 2014 in General Interest with 0 Comments

Two footballers who make money through savvy traders and financial investments. I’ll just take a moment to apologise to all of the Americans who didn’t realise I was talking about ‘soccer’. Sorry – you’re probably not going to know who Leon Best is. (Or Paddy Kenny or Titus Bramble for that matter.) Here are two […]

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Big Data

Obama’s former CTO talks on Technology in Trading: an interview with Harper Reed, speaker at The Trading Show 2015

Obama’s former CTO talks on Technology in Trading: an interview with Harper Reed, speaker at The Trading Show 2015

Written by on October 17, 2014 in Big Data, Featured on app, General Interest with 0 Comments

Chicago’s ‘digital wizard’ offers his insight on big data, social media and trading.  Harper Reed is a tech-pioneer. Most famously, he worked as CTO on ‘Obama For America’, Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, and is currently helping to build Modest Inc, a project which could potentially define the future of commerce. His specialties are big […]

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Can Google Trends Be Used To Conquer The Stock Market?

Can Google Trends Be Used To Conquer The Stock Market?

Written by on September 19, 2014 in Big Data with 0 Comments

Is monitoring searches on Google the new way to reliably predict stock market activity? This is a topic that has been debated for a number of years now: in 2011, we made a white paper available that discussed the possibility of using search engine data to track fluctuations in the financial market. Since then, the […]

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High-Frequency Trading

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Trades in High Frequency Trading Environments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Trades in High Frequency Trading Environments

Written by on October 8, 2014 in HFT, Trading with 0 Comments

After a networking lunch where many new connections were made, John McPartland, Senior Policy Advisory at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, picked things back up at The Trading Show New York with his session on recommendations for equitable allocation of trades in high frequency trading environments. During his session, John proceeded to share his […]

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How High-Frequency Traders Manipulate Dark Pools

How High-Frequency Traders Manipulate Dark Pools

Written by on October 7, 2014 in HFT with 0 Comments

Shedding light on dark pools and the shadier uses of HFT This weekend, it was announced that the anonymous trading venues known as ‘dark pools’ are still taking equity away from stock exchanges. This is despite the growing scrutiny of regulators, who are suspicious that high-frequency traders are exploiting dark pools with predatory tactics that […]

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New Trading Strategies

Sentiment Analysis: Media vs Social Media

Sentiment Analysis: Media vs Social Media

Written by on October 14, 2014 in New Trading Strategies, Social Media Trading with 1 Comment

Social media can’t revolutionise the field of sentiment analysis for trading… yet. Relatively recently, I wrote an article on the revolutionary impact that Twitter could have on stock market trading. The post generated a lot of interest. It got plenty of views, and sparked a couple of very active debate on LinkedIn – along with the […]

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Infographic: The Growth of Mobile Trading

Infographic: The Growth of Mobile Trading

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Mobile Trading, New Trading Strategies with 0 Comments

How many traders now use mobile devices to play the stock market? Decades ago, traders dreamed of a mobile device that would let them keep track of their investments on the go, and allow them to buy and sell shares, any time or place. Now that this technology is readily available to us, how many […]

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Bitcoin

Should You Trade Bitcoin On The Forex?

Should You Trade Bitcoin On The Forex?

Written by on October 15, 2014 in Bitcoin, Featured on app, Trading News with 0 Comments

Study the historical value of gold, and you might just decide that Bitcoin is worth a long-term investment. Have you been put off by Bitcoin’s extreme volatility this year? The cryptocurrency, valued at over $1000 per bitcoin at the start of this year, is now worth less than half of that amount, just 10 months […]

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The Bitcoin Stock Exchange Is Becoming a Reality

The Bitcoin Stock Exchange Is Becoming a Reality

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Bitcoin, Featured on app with 4 Comments

A Bitcoin pioneer looks to change the trading world with a revolutionary stock exchange. (Learn more about the challenges Bitcoin is facing with our handy infographic.) On Monday, CEO of Overstock.com Patrick Byrne announced plans to reinvent the stock market using Bitcoin technology. His dream is to create a democratised trading environment, where anyone can issue financial […]

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Cyber Security

Lloyds and US Governor team up as Cyber Insurers

Lloyds and US Governor team up as Cyber Insurers

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Cyber Security, Trading News with 0 Comments

Lloyds and Tom Ridge combine to offer a new cyber security insurance policy. Financial companies are not serious enough about their cyber security, and the service offered by cyber insurers are not comprehensive enough. That was the message given by American Governor Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security Chief to the President of the United States, […]

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Infographic: The Cyber Security of Global Exchanges

Infographic: The Cyber Security of Global Exchanges

Written by on September 23, 2014 in Cyber Security with 1 Comment

Are exchanges concentrating enough on cyber security? Cyber security is becoming an increasingly high priority for exchanges world-wide. Cyber crime is a concern for all financial institutions with an online presence. In 2013, worries about hacking replaced the euro zone crisis as the top risk for Britain’s banks. Since then, cyber crime has become only […]

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Clearing + Settlement

How CCPs Can Better Protect Themselves And Their Clients

How CCPs Can Better Protect Themselves And Their Clients

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Clearing with 0 Comments

Central Counterparties are critical of recommendations made by the financial services firm JP Morgan This month, financial services firm JP Morgan released a white paper, recommending that all CCPs and clearing members commit to an ‘additional recapitalisation fund.’ This will be held in escrow by an intermediary party (i.e. a central bank or a government […]

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Exchanges

Exploring Dodd-Frank and Extraterritoriality

Exploring Dodd-Frank and Extraterritoriality

Written by on October 8, 2014 in exchanges, Trading with 0 Comments

The closing session of this year’s The Trading Show New York was a panel titled: “Exploring Dodd-Frank and extraterritoriality: What will be the impact on global markets?” The expert speakers who participated in this panel included: Michael H. Koegler, Managing Director, Javelin Capital Markets, LLC Christian Martin, Chief Executive Officer, TeraExchange Krishan Singh, Head of ICE […]

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Counting cards, TED talks, and analyzing home runs; an interview with Dr. Ed Meyer

Counting cards, TED talks, and analyzing home runs; an interview with Dr. Ed Meyer

  Last week Terrapinn introduced a new speaker, Dr. Ed Meyer, who will be participating at the Trading Show New York 2014. We were fortunate enough to ask Ed several questions revolving around his unique quant and sports background.   The interview Lots of sports bettors have found themselves in the poker rooms and at […]

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Quant

Download eBook: The Evolution of the Chief Data Officer

Download eBook: The Evolution of the Chief Data Officer

Written by on September 9, 2014 in Big Data, Quant with 0 Comments

Big data is the next big frontier for almost every industry – and the financial sector is certainly no exception. Banks and financial institutions around the world are placing an enormous emphasis on harnessing the power of data. Download the full report to learn more. As the sheer volume of business data continues to increase […]

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Download Whitepaper: Datawatch – Using Visual Data Discovery to Meet Big Data Challenges in Capital Markets

Download Whitepaper: Datawatch – Using Visual Data Discovery to Meet Big Data Challenges in Capital Markets

Written by on August 29, 2014 in Big Data, Quant, Reports, Technology, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Big data initiatives have become pervasive across almost every sector, especially financial services. Datawatch Corporation, founded in 1985, has long recognized the need for the financial services industry to tap into and leverage the power of data. In their latest whitepaper, Datawatch describes how visualization – the “4th dimension of big data” – is being […]

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Neuroscientist, Author and Trader: an interview with Dr John Coates, speaker at The Trading Show 2015

How a trader’s mental and physical health impacts upon their performance. Dr John Coates is a neuroscientist with a prestigious history in trading. In the past, he ran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank, and has bought and sold derivatives for Goldman Sachs. At Cambridge University, he now focuses on the biology of risk taking […]

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The Big SEC Crackdown On Insider Trading

The SEC hint at a secretive and formidable new technology to help them detect insider traders. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced last week that they will be harnessing new technology in their fight against insider trading. In the last fortnight of September, the SEC charged five individuals for three different cases of insider trading. […]

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Footballers Who Fell In Love With Trading

Two footballers who make money through savvy traders and financial investments. I’ll just take a moment to apologise to all of the Americans who didn’t realise I was talking about ‘soccer’. Sorry – you’re probably not going to know who Leon Best is. (Or Paddy Kenny or Titus Bramble for that matter.) Here are two […]

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