Finance

Fed Hike Affects Metal Prices

The Federal Reserve lifted on Wednesday its fed funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1% to 1.25%. It marked the fourth interest-rate hike since the financial crisis. The Fed increased interest rates despite declining inflation, setting up a plan for balance sheet reduction. 

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The Dark Side of High Frequency Trading

According to the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) established by Fama in 1965, it is possible to make profits by trading on the market but it is impossible to make abnormal profits consistently without falsifying the hypothesis. As a matter of principle, no trading strategy should be able to gain more profits than a naïve buy-and-hold strategy, at least in the long term.

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Wind of Change in IBD Research

Under constant pressure to slash costs and boost returns, investment banks are set to replace humans with artificial intelligence. Wall Street firms are facing a slump in stock trading commissions having to cut down on their own research teams, under pressure from falling profitability. 

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Analysing the Disparity of the Transfer Market

The transfer market is one of the most exciting aspects of the football season, as the changes made to a team can make or break the future performance of the club. Football is largely dictated by the financial markets that operate beneath it. You only have to look at Arsenal FC to realise that football is less about winning titles and more about the revenues behind it. 

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