After years of dealing with low interest rates, new regulations and rebuilding client confidence, futures commission merchants are ready to break out and start doing what they do best: Executing trades and hopefully making money.
With most developed nations opting to debase their currencies, New Zealand is going the other way and preparing to raise interest rates and keep inflation low. As a result, the New Zealand dollar stands out as one of the lone buying opportunities.
When U.S. financial markets finished their temper tantrum over the Federal Reserve acknowledging that QE3 would have to end, the prospects of more rational market fundamentals emerged. But as we enter 2014, markets appear stuck on taper.
Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse was the mantra of the old rock and roll crowd. AlphaMetrix, a pool operator that seemed to follow that rule, was brought down by regulators after not paying traders or investors.