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What Next for Traders Saying Goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger?

In this exclusive to Traders Magazine, Lesli Fairchild discusses how the DEC 15 shutdown of AOL Messenger will affect traders and what alternatives are out there.

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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

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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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