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Jared Dillian
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Was it Worth It?

In this piece from 10th Man, author Jared Dillian discusses how the ETF revolution is less about ETFs and more about indexing; about how people have come to view stocks less as stocks and more as blobs of stocks.

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Would you feel better if the Chicago Stock Exchange were purchased by U.S. firm or consortium rather than a foreign one?




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Algos in the FX Mix: Using Algorithms to Better Execute & Manage Foreign Exchange orders

One asset class that has started seeing a lot of algorithmic activity is foreign currency exchange, or FX.  In the past FX traders had to deal with a sales person at a large bank to exchange currencies but now many currencies trade electronically. Learn more about how you can use algorithms to better execute and manage FX orders. For more information, visit www.bloombergtradebook.com.

Q&A

Q: What events can move the price of a currency?

A: Much like a company’s stock can react positively or negatively to events involving the company, so too can the exchange rate of a country’s currency react to events involving the country, such as economic prospects, political winds, war, weather catastrophes, or even worldwide developments.

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