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A company like Xavier McAllister Capital would rely on staff to trade its assets, but increasingly, automated trading robots are a focus on trading activities of the company. One of the principles and partners of the firm has been able to leverage a software development background into providing software solutions that can potentially reduce its dependence on human traders. That being said, human resources still...
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Brent Crude oil is currently trading at 30.66 per barrel. What impact has this got on Scottish independence? Jim Sillars, former Deputy Leader of the Scottish National Party, said during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum that “BP, in an independent Scotland, will need to learn the meaning of nationalisation, in part or in whole, as it has in other countries who have not been as...
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In January of 2020, Citibank made a bold statement – that they were going to hire 2,500 coders to give them a competitive edge.  At Xavier McAllister, hearing this news had our ears buzzing. It’s now official – Robots will rule the financial world, well – software that is. Traditionally, Hedge funds and investment banks have looked at the young faced intern who could think...
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Almost every day there are economic announcements for different countries. Typically, these take the form of important economic data like GDP or inflation and the ever volatile Non Farm Payrolls on the first friday of the month affecting USD pairs. It is important that we know when these take place and how important the announcement is likely to be. The more important the announcement, the...
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The price of crude oil affects everyone, and it is big news when oil prices rise. We live in a global world where the price of oil becomes a global issue. It’s an issue felt around the world because of the significant impact it bears on almost every aspect of our daily lives. The products from refined crude oil play different roles in our daily...
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When we attend investment and brokers workshops, one question that seems to spring forth is what’s our secret grail? Well, we don’t have one. By following clearly laid out strategies, we seem to be right most of the time. These are strategies have been time tested and we always seemingly pull through: 1.Plan: Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning...
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Technology has really changed the outlook on how stock and shares are traded. Who remembers always remember the shouting match from the movie Trading Places? “Sell, Sell, Sell you idiot”, shouted Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy) before he had a heart attack. The trading pit has long gone and trading on computer exchanges is now the norm. But HFT’s (High frequency trading) is increasingly become the...
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