U.S.-China trade deal is REAL: are markets rewarding the effort?
Worth the Wait: 2017 Year of the IPOs
Under the motto “America first”, Donald Trump promised to impose stiff tariffs on goods imported from those nations deemed to threaten the US trading economy. China was one of the biggest targets, with a 45% tariff bullet to be fired at being repeatedly suggested during the whole “Make America great again” campaign. Never completely dismissed […]
High-Frequency Trading Slowdown
Approaching the end of Q1, 2017 is set to be comeback time for initial public offerings (IPOs) worldwide. IPOs tend to cycle through “hot” and “cold” periods: when the economy is doing better, the market temperature rises, capital expenditure needs to increase and so firms tend to go public. 2016 turned out to be a […]
FinTech Market Debugging
Stock markets are not anymore large venues filled with people shouting and rushing to scalp Blue Star shares. Computers stole the show back in the 90’s, as algorithms did in the 2000’s. Algorithmic trading (AT) and high-frequency trading (HFT) have come to set the rules of the trading world, and have essentially isolated human intervention […]
Long before the Nobel Prize Committee acknowledged his insights into economics and trade, Paul Krugman made a hasty forecast about Information Technology: “As the rate of technological change in computing slows, the number of jobs for IT specialists will decelerate, then actually turn down; ten years from now, the phrase information economy will sound silly.” […]