And Another Thing…

Those of you who trade with US stockbrokers may have noticed that over the past week trading via the major brokerages (with the exception of Fidelity) has become “free” as these firms eradicated brokerage from their business models. The impact on these firms’ share prices, ironically, was they were clobbered as a result of them […]
Read More »

And Finally…

I’ll keep this short as it’s a public holiday in my domicile, so I will just ask the question, how worried should the FX industry be about ESMA’s pondering over including spot FX in its Market Abuse Regulation? Obviously the question has been raised with the European regulator thanks to the ongoing headlines around the […]
Read More »

And Another Thing…

It’s been quite a week for me thanks to my digital life being turned upside down (I have never had to deal with so many help desks at one time) and the passing of the founder of my favourite restaurants in London, Dick Barfoot of Sweetings. So with a “vale” to Dick and a gesture […]
Read More »

And Finally…

I am wondering how long it will take for the global authorities to work out that their regulatory regime has made conditions in financial markets worse – someone told me once there is nothing more dangerous that ill-thought our regulation and I think we might be seeing that play out in markets. We have been […]
Read More »

And Another Thing…

I am struggling to find someone who was not surprised by the BIS data on Monday, I think most of us who study the FX committee semi-annual data closely expected somewhere around the $6 trillion mark, but obviously it blew through that by another 10%. This very much reflects the growth in emerging markets to […]
Read More »

And Another Thing…

For quite some time now people have been talking to me about their concerns regarding how their services are used by their clients and last year I asked this question at a P&L conference if I remember rightly – what happens if a client abuses liquidity with one of your algos? It’s a hard one […]
Read More »

A Sense of Perspective

In a 1999 edition of Profit & Loss, David Clark, now chairman of the European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA), reflected on 30 years in the foreign exchange industry. Now he talks about what has – and hasn’t – changed in the industry since then and makes some bold predictions for the future. Profit & […]
Read More »

And Finally…

The very fact that more and more people from the platform/connectivity world are talking to me about FX swaps tells me that, as I have suggested many times before, change could be coming to this segment of our industry. Ideas and initiatives are all fine, however, but will they translate into definitive market structure change? […]
Read More »

And Another Thing…

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning that trading on unpublished polls ahead of a UK general election or, who knows, another Brexit Referendum, could constitute a breach of its market abuse rules – although given the pollsters’ recent performance around the world one has to question why anyone would bother except as […]
Read More »

And Finally…

Forex Network Chicago takes place later this month, from September 23-25, you can register here, and in our efforts to keep the events fresh we have introduced two “Ask the Experts” sessions where audience members – and P&L readers – can ask questions of a panel of specialists in their field. This year’s conference has […]
Read More »
1 2 3 4 5 12 13 14 15 16