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Anne Plested
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Bottlenecks Ahead

Anne Plested, head of Fidessa's EU Regulation Change programme, has written a short blog arguing that although we should be thankful that ESMA have taken a pragmatic approach to moving things along, more bottlenecks could appear in the future.

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Using Algos for Futures

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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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