Low Rate Environment Creating Boring FX Market

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 27, 2014 8:03 pm BST
The largest central banks have conducted experimental monetary policy in the wake of the financial crisis and the slower than expected rebound in economic growth. In part, the ultra-low interest rate environment conducted by central banks to try to stimulate growth, but it is creating a boring forex market. Various forex volatility gauges have hit […]

Draghi’s On-Again, Off-Again Hyperbole on QE

by Christopher Lemieuxon April 29, 2014 11:11 am BST
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s on-again, off-again hyperbole about whether or not to participate in quantitative easing is growing tiresome, and it will likely lead to a continued confidence breakdown on central bank policy. To QE, or not to QE seems to be the question many market participants are asking themselves. Draghi consistently […]

Forget HFTs, You Should be Worried About the Fed

by Christopher Lemieuxon April 9, 2014 9:50 pm BST
In recent weeks, there has been an outcry about high frequency trading and Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys.” Traders and market makers were irate that these highly intelligent programmers found a way to buy and sell assets in microseconds, and then sell it back to them for a tenth-of-a-penny premium. Many market participants wallowed that […]

Are HFTs The Markets Marionette?

by Christopher Lemieuxon March 31, 2014 5:50 am BST
With the abundance of probes into various market manipulations, it is common ground to believe the market is rigged; and high frequency traders (HFTs) has been under scrutiny that their ability to trade millions of shares in the blink of an eye as unfair and should be illegal. According to author Michael Lewis, who is […]