William (Bill) Isaac is chairman of LECG Global Financial Services and served as chairman of the FDIC during the savings bank and savings & loan crises of the 1980s. Here, we interview him about current and future regulatory issues.
Multi-criteria analysis can improve investment results, but to be effective, you need to know the conditions where it thrives. Here is an examination of multi-criteria analysis vs. single-criterion selection.
Standardized fundamental indicators can be very useful in trading. An index that tracks manufacturing expectations can reliably forecast the stock market and even some commodities — if you know where to look.
The technical analyst seeks tools that are independent of any particular market or time frame. You don’t need to modify your indicators to work with other markets. You just need to make them robust. Here’s how.
The May 6 flash crash has created a firestorm of criticism against so-called high-frequency traders and direct access algorithms, but the real debate for brokers and exchanges is balancing the need for speed and safety.
Almost two years after the economic meltdown of 2008, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates near zero and experts expect no change until early 2011. Economic recovery has been slow, but the markets may not wait for the Fed to move rates.
When John Becker and RJ Mehnert worked together at Houston-based energy wholesaler Entergy Power Marketing Corporation, they mainly hedged the firm’s cash positions, but both dreamed of running their own trading advisory and planned for it.