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Peso Will Remain Attractive Despite Trump

The following is a translation of the article Peso seguirá atractivo pese a Trump which appears in El Fincerio. The Aztec currency is in the top 10 of the most exchanged in the world and is extremely attractive to the traders, despite the volatility. Donald Trump may lead to slowing global trade or foreign direct investment […]
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Short Memories, Long Horizons

The following was written by James Sinclair, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, MarketFactory. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen, nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” – Wilkins Micawber in Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield The 2016 Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Triennial survey showed […]
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MarketFactory CEO to Discuss Technology Game Changers in FX at P&L Latin America

We are pleased to announce that our CEO, Darren Jer, will speak at the Profit and Loss Latin America Summit taking place February 9, 2017. Darren will share his insights about FX trading technologies on the panel “Technology Game Changers in FX.” The panelists will discuss the business-critical nature of technology for FX trading with […]
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Flash Events Highlight the Need for Robust FX Trading Infrastructure

    The Bank for International Settlements’ Markets Committee recently published the Sterling ‘Flash Event’ Report, presenting analysis of the October 7, 2016 sterling flash event. It draws on detailed analysis conducted by the Bank of England as well as intelligence gathered by the members of the BIS Markets Committee. >>Download the full “Sterling ‘Flash […]
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Banks are still vital for FX

In the February 19, 2016 FX Week article, ” Banks are still vital for FX”,  James Sinclair, MarketFactory CEO and Founder shared his insights around the role Banks continue to play in FX. Read the full article. 
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Prime Brokerage On Trial

FX FOCUS April 2015 By Eva Szalay Execution speeds are measured in milliseconds, but credit allocation still happens via fax, and post-trade risk management proved to be only partially adequate in the wake of January’s Swiss franc move. Eva Szalay probes the FX market’s appetite for more pre-trade measures When Jan Nowak had a nice […]
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Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice before paying

Sir, Lisa Pollack worries that each new means of payment is more abstract, so we may spend more (“Contactless card junkies tap their way to addiction”, Notebook, February 18). Contactless payment does indeed give us even less pause for thought than a card swipe. May I suggest the method my mother taught me to ensure […]
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Never Have I Ever

While sitting in the Chicago airport (stranded) after the Profit and Loss Chicago Forex Network event in September, I realized something.  Never have I ever been to a conference like that before. Never.  Really. I’m from the equities world and have been to my fair share of conferences.  I’ve worked for the buy side, sell […]
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Building community and connected-ness in FX

We’re ecstatic to be working with Steve Toland. Steve was our colleague at EBS where he was Global Head of Sales wrestling huge market structure issues.  In 2011 Steve became an entrepreneur; with the LMAX team, Steve built LMAX into an institutional FX market center, cultivating community amongst dozens of banks and nurturing billions in […]
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FX Week: Regulators Missing the Elephant in the Room

MarketFactory’s James Sinclair was mentioned in an August 29, 2014 article on FX Week.  
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