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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

Traders Poll

Do you expect SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to push for regulation in the cryptocurrency issuance and trading markets?

Yes

74%

No

5%

The CFTC will push for regulation

21%

Using Algos for Futures

Advances in technology enable traders in the futures market to leverage algos to implement new investment strategies more efficiently than just a few years ago. Watch now and see how algos can help you efficiently implement investment strategies and give you an edge. For more information, visit www.bloombergtradebook.com

Q&A

Q: Algos canít really tell the future, can they?

A: No, but they can give a trader an edge because algos can find and analyze macro-economic data faster and earlier than human eyes can. Using that knowledge, a trader may be able to determine which way the stock market will swing after the release of certain economic news, and then can construct a futures contract to grab some profit from that knowledge.

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