The CTA Conundrum

Amidst a period of poor performance by CTAs, speakers at Forex Network Chicago discussed how these firms should be adapting to a period of sustained low volatility. The panellists all agreed that a large part of the reason why CTA returns have been so low since the financial crisis — with the exception of 2014 […]
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Relive Forex Network Chicago and Profit & Loss Scandinavia

The photobooks for Profit & Loss‘ two most recent events have been added to the events section of the P&L website so head over to relive the panel and networking sessions from both. For Forex Network Chicago click here and for the Scandinavian event click here.
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Data: The New Cornerstone of FX Trading

Data is increasingly becoming the cornerstone of FX market participants’ business models, but what does this mean more broadly for the industry? This will be one of the key questions addressed on the panel session, “Learning to Thrive in Data Driven Markets” at the Profit & Loss Scandinavia conference taking place on October 10th in […]
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What is the Truth About FX Market Liquidity?

Ask three different people in the FX market what liquidity conditions are like today and you might get three very different answers. For example, one person might argue that there is less liquidity in the market today as regulations have seriously hampered both the ability and willingness of many banks to hold significant risk. On […]
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Is the Future of Finance Digital?

Back in 2013, when Profit & Loss first started writing about this new digital currency that was creating a buzz called “bitcoin”, most mainstream financial services firms wanted nothing to do with it. Yes, a few banks and other large firms were starting to put out some research papers about bitcoin, but this was generally […]
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City Against MND Cricket Tournament Set for Tuesday

Fresh from the England cricket team’s world cup victory fans of the game can get their fix on Tuesday (July 23) as the 3rd Annual City against MND Cricket Day takes place at the Honorary Artillery Club in the City of London. It’s a six-a-side event and a great day, gates open from 10am with […]
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Cryptocurrencies: Finding the Right Audience

Since the price of crypto assets spiked dramatically in 2017, many have been predicting that a wave of institutional money is going to come into the cryptocurrency market, bringing with it a flood of change.  However, speakers at Profit & Loss’ Forex Network London event argued that the “institutionalisation” of the crypto markets will play […]
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The Democratisation of Data: What Comes Next?

As data in the FX market becomes increasingly democratised, panellists at Profit & Loss Forex Network London debated what this means for the industry. Although the sources of data in the FX market have remained fairly static, Andrew Ralich, CEO of oneZero, said that he’s seeing a broad democratisation of the tools and systems necessary […]
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Has FX Become Divorced From Geopolitics?

Despite the geopolitical situation worldwide becoming more volatile, FX markets have stayed relatively idle, leaving speakers at the Profit & Loss Forex Network London event to wonder what has caused this disparity. In recent months, news of geopolitical volatility – from Brexit woes to an intensifying trade war between China and the United States – […]
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How Will Technology Continue to Shape FX Trading in LatAm?

As technology continues to shape financial markets, what are the implications for how FX products are traded in Latin America? The electronification of markets in continuing apace, yet many FX products outside of the spot market have proven stubbornly resistance to this trend. What are the barriers to automating NDFs, swaps and options, and are […]
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