Industry Trends

Building trading algorithms can be a complex, expensive and draining endeavor, but new platforms are making it available to ordinary traders.
Too much, too soon. The 36% increase in crude oil prices since August is likely to stimulate a strong production response, with a typical lag, sufficient to keep oil inventories elevated above the five-year average for all of 2018, despite the extension of OPEC’s production cut to the end of the year. It may even undermine OPEC compliance and negatively impact oil demand.

These spreadsheets include the LLP Pricing models referenced in the May 2009 Trading Techniques story by Paul Cretien.

The stock market rotation is in full swing by the looks of it. In the immediate aftermath of Friday’s strong U.S. jobs report, U.S. index futures dropped sharply as the data increased speculation that the Fed may increase interest rates earlier than was previously priced in.
When you use patented tools to build your trading strategies, do you really own them? What is the extent of your intellectual risk? We’ll begin this discussion with a primer on trading patents.
The threat posed by cyber war to our increasingly complicated, technologically dependent and vulnerable financial institutions, markets, banks and indeed deposits becomes more clear by the day.
In the world of high frequency electronic trading, rogue trading episodes don’t need to be initiated by an out-of-control trader or even on purpose.
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it to the test.
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.