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21:30 February 21st 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Finally...

A one year anniversary slipped by recently, one that was perhaps overlooked in everyone’s rush to re-analyse the events of January 15, 2015 (the analysis is easy people – the SNB still should have bid 1.15 and 1.10 in a few yards after pulling ...
And Another Thing...

06:52 February 18th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Another Thing...

There is a lot of talk at the moment about the need for someone – it’s never specified who – to step up to host a utility like service for one or more of the various needs of the foreign exchange ...
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04:41 February 14th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Finally...

A few institutions find themselves with an interesting dilemma in the current market environment, for years it has been about market share and everything in the model was predicated to that end, but the last 12-18 months has seen an ...
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05:01 February 11th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Another Thing...

Earlier this week Profit & Loss reported on the circulation of a first draft of sections of the impending global code of conduct. The report triggered a lot of enquiries as well as comments to your correspondent, but one question seemed ...
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01:05 February 8th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Finally...

I have been an interested observer of the increasingly passionate debate around who is leading whom at the moment – the markets or the central banks? I have long been an advocate of the theory that you can’t buck the ...

06:01 February 4th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Another Thing...

Today’s column is a little grumpy and getting on its high horse. I was surprised by some of the feedback to Monday’s column, especially those who accused me of operating an “exchange agenda”. Firstly it was no such ...
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03:55 February 1st 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Finally...

There is obviously some serious upheaval in FX circles at the moment – the macro-economic outlook remains uncertain (at best) and this is highlighting faults in the market structure, which in turn is subject to review by the world’s authorities, ...
And Another Thing...

02:38 January 28th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Another Thing...

For those have belief in the legal system of democratic countries like the UK there must have been an expectation that as the aforementioned system heard and adjudicated on the various cases brought by authorities and bankers, we would have ...
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03:18 January 25th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Finally...

In a list of statements you never expected to see in this column, “Confucius once said” is probably pretty high up the table…but, anyway, Confucius once said, “Study the past if you would divine the future”. Why am I ...
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05:11 January 21st 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

And Another Thing...

Disruption is a favourite word for those in technology circles and as always seems to be the case with the emergence of buzzwords, very quickly it is being claimed by people who are doing very little different to what went ...