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June 12, 2019

The Roots of Currency Futures

Back in the 1970s, trading was definitely simpler. Trading at the CME for instance was rooted in food products. The world would soon become more ...
June 7, 2019

Margin in the 21st Century

Margining has historically been one of the traditional sources of income for the capital markets.  When brokers purchase an asset, they sell it for a ...
May 22, 2019

The History of Coffee

Most accounts pin the origin of the coffee plant back to Ethiopia, though there is no certain proof of this. The earliest proof of coffee being consumed by ...
May 15, 2019

The Disposition Effect

Trading is a tricky game. On one hand, you want to profit as much as you can on your trades. On the other hand, you want to limit the amount that you lose ...
May 8, 2019

The Volcker Rule

The subprime mortgage crisis and related recession of 2007-2008 had a profound influence on America and the world. On top of the initial devastating ...
April 30, 2019

Carbon Credits

For those who want to save the planet, the market can help via carbon credits. Profits from these are like a breath of fresh air. Carbon credit trading was ...
April 8, 2019

The Cobra Effect

What happens when King Cobras face the King of Britain? Unintended consequences. The details are spotty, but the story of the Cobra Effect lives on. ...
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