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It’s not just the Crypto Winter anymore…

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Things in Cryptocurrencies are as chilly right now as the winter gets up here in Canada. But here's the thing... the carnage that started in the digital coins has now spread over to other...
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3 Markets – 3 Stories

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It's rare that you see interesting moves emerging from all three segments of the financial markets namely - Equities, Forex & Cryptocurrencies. This past week provided just that opportunity. To sum it up for...
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Using Google Search Trends to Predict Initial Jobless Claims

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For several years now, my focus has been on using alternative data of many kinds to predict macroeconomic statistics. When ran the Futures Group for the PDT Group at Morgan Stanley in the 1990’s...
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China Unleashes its new Arsenal in the Trade War

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If anyone was underestimating China's ability to hit back & take this Trade War to the next level, the announcement overnight must have come as a rude surprise. When I wrote an earlier piece...
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Tariff war & Changing dynamics of Free trade

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As drawn down and repetitive have the recent headlines become about tariff impositions, trade agreements and currency manipulations they nonetheless cause uncertainty & unwarranted market reactions - which is not good for the general...
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Tired of Losing to the Big Guys? Maybe You Should Write a Bot

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My Plan to Enter the World of Algotrading According to Business Wire, algorithmic trading (algotrading) is responsible for around 60–73% of all U.S. equity trading. These are largely owned by high-frequency trading firms that rely on data...
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Advertising, Travel & the Blockchain

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Adverts… the bane of our lives when trying to watch our favorite show or movie on TV. Intrusive, distracting and rapidly declining in value for advertising companies due to our aversion to them. The...
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The Perfect Crypto Trading Strategy

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Bold? You get to decide, not financial advice. If you've been in the trading game for a while, you may have heard of "pivot points" and "VWAP." The former sounds like the title for an...
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Injection For the Market – FAANG Continues to Ride That Perma-bull Energy

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FAANG stocks pull the market higher on news of an FDA emergency greenlight on a COVID plasma treatment. After a week of jobless numbers cracking up once more, the market and the pandemic sent...
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India Stack – Digitization of an Economy

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China is perhaps the most glaring example of digital transformation that we have seen in the past decade or so in the context of Fintech environment, but another transformation that is taking place right now...
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The U.S. China Trade War May Cause Multipolarity Instead of Deglobalisation

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The U.S.- China trade, technology, and possible currency war suggest a continued escalation beyond rhetoric, with negative implications for trade in an already slowing global economy. Following the bout of tit-for-tat tariffs, talks of...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 07/06/2018

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And time's up as everybody heads into the weekend with the summer season kicking in full gear. Usually this is the slowest time of the year for the financial markets but seems like we...
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Who Designs the Stock Trading Software for Hedge Funds?

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The activity of a hedge fund is based on a free choice of investment strategy and necessary instruments. Foundations can take a variety of management approaches that are ultimately profitable. The difference between these...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 10th – 16th)

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After September’s torrid first full week, crypto markets managed to put a halt on any further slide during the last seven days. With total market capitalization only just managing to return back above $200...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 07/13/2018

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Realized over the past few weeks that people like more visuals than reading a lot of boring text about the financial markets so decided to change the format of the weekly blog to more...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/29/2018

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It's that time of the week when I look at the all my notes of the past week & try to make sense of it all and more importantly make sense of it for...
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Ponzi Financing, Negative Interest Rates and Bitcoin

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In previous series of our Ponzi analysis, we have established a simple model – the old school Ponzi model. In this model, we have made several intuitive conclusions: Ponzi is essentially a process of...
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Three Reasons to Run Your Crypto-Business from Estonia

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Just to be clear: to run a compliant crypto-business may be difficult. The law and regulations (in the countries where some kind of rules are applicable) are still evolving, and they are subject to...
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How Finance Sector Can Benefit by Machine Learning Development and AI

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Making the right decisions and grabbing opportunities in the fast moving world of finance can make a difference to your bottom line. This is where artificial intelligence and machine learning make a tangential difference....
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FOMC’s interest rate hike fuels the Greenback rally even further

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Most of the market segments had anticipated a rate at hike at today's concluded FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting. However, the pundits were also of the unanimous view that it would be a...