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Greece & The Euro

For the better part of a decade now, the world has been hearing stories about financial woes in Greece in addition toGreece_1 growing tension between the Greeks and other European countries taking part in the Euro system. For those who aren’t particularly attached to the Euro or major European industries for purposes of investment, it’s been easy to gloss over these stories; from afar, it’s simple to shrug off the news and assume everything will work out.

But who would have really thought that this far into the apparent success of the single currency system in Europe, Greece might actually be on its way out? According to some off the latest reports regarding current debt management negotiations and Greek impact on the Euro and European stocks, a departure from the Euro has become a real possibility for Athens.

Following the latest breakdown in debt negotiations between the International Monetary Fund and Greek officials this past week, Reuters made note of “another setback in Greek debt talks took their toll on European markets.” The article goes on to mention that “Greek assets bore the brunt of the pain,” and yet as negotiations with the potentially defaulting nation continue to go poorly, there’s a growing sense among some that the Euro as a whole will continue to be held down. Continue reading

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Europe finally has agreed on the terms of MiFID II, extending its regulatory reach into fixed income, FX, OTC trading and blogcommodity speculation. Here are seven details you need to know as implementation begins.

We still have technical meetings to go through to finalize details, so the complete text is unlikely to be available until won or close to January 27, but here is what we understand so far:

1.  HFT will be restricted through greater testing of algorithms, but there will be no 500 m/s rule.

  • Final organizational requirements for investment firms engaged in algorithmic trading have been passed to ESMA Technical Guidelines for greater analysis concerning the risks potentially raised by technology-advanced trading practices.  Continue reading

As expected the front page of all the financial news papers covers the story of S&P negative on India . I was just trying to figure out the implications of S&P outlook downgrade to India, The agency retained the rating at BBB-, but said it was changing its outlook from stable to negative. let’s try to figure out the impact :-

  • Well the rating is BBB- S&P just gone to pessimist and revised its outlook for India country rating negative.
  •  BBB- is the last rung in the ratings grade of S&P ,downgrade from here meaning India will be having speculative grade rating. Continue reading

People talk a lot about prop traders but many of them know and many don’t know about them. Last night I was reading an article in The Guardian an interview by Quant trader recalled my short experience that I lived as a Prop Trader.

We play with the money that’s the shortest version what a prop trader do.There are two kinds of traders in the financial institutions.
1)  Market-makers use their client’s money to make money for those clients, taking a commission.
2) Then there are prop traders like me beg you pardon I was. We use cash given to us by the bank to make money for the firm. Continue reading

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