Alternative Links: FXCM Banned

FXCM has been banned from operating in the U.S. after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission found the retail currency broker had an undisclosed interest in the market maker that consistently “won” the largest share of FXCM’s trading volume – and thus was taking positions opposite its retail customers.

FXCM banned by CFTC after taking positions against clients – (MarketWatch)


They know they need some assets in their portfolios that are truly uncorrelated with interest rates and the stock market, so they don’t lose their nest eggs just when they’re ready to crack them open.

2017 Will Be a Breakout Year for Alternative Investing – (Huffington Post)


If we believe that our identity is at risk in a repeated-play competitive game, we behave very differently than if it’s not.

The Evolution of Competition – (Salient Partners)


The benefits of managed futures is that managers can offer a wide variety of strategies, because futures exist for nearly all financial instruments, including stocks.

Alternative Investment Allocations Should Increase In 2017 Across The Board Due To Market Uncertainty – (Seeking Alpha)


It’s like deja vu all over again. Despite the ugliest of ugly data, WTI is spiking…

Crude Algos Go Wild Again Despite 2nd Biggest Inventory Build In History, Production At New Cycle Highs – (ZeroHedge)


Is the Golden Age of quant/systematic. Investors get algorithms and computerized systems now. Dealing with tech in everyday life now has made investors more accepting/understanding of systematic strategies.

The Pulse of the Managed Futures Global Macro World – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)


With near-record short positions, we wonder if the squeeze is just beginning

Bond Yields are Plunging – Short Squeeze Begins – (ZeroHedge)


Thomas Hargrove is building software to identify trends in unsolved murders using data nobody’s bothered with before.

Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm – (Bloomberg)


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