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The interlacing between humans and AI

Leverate’s Adinah Brown looks at the commercial development and application of Artificial Intelligence, citing that Google and IBM also seem to be focusing on a broad approach, indicating that developing AI is a massive task with no clear end in sight. Chief innovation officer at IBM Bernie Meyerson, in discussing the advances of Watson, described it as “just the first step on a very, very long road.”  

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Fire your CEO!

Within any organization, more often than not an employee’s promotion prospects are often based on the performance of their current position says Paul Orford as he analyzes what constitutes mismanagement, how leadership is critical, and refers to the icon of corporate faux pas, David Brent

Opinion, Week in Review

MiFID & the FCA – Down on the good, ignoring the bad. Op Ed

An FCA official attempting to explain to the public that he did not know bogus educators aggressively selling false trading solutions existed would be rather like attempting to believe that he missed his Underground train to work that morning because he couldn’t see the 500 meter long red and white metal objects that appear in the station every 30 seconds.

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How to trade off the performance of Facebook

What was once the main aspect for a technology company, in Facebook’s case it is almost an afterthought. However, it’s the access to users that drives advertising revenue, data and many other elements and was a key reason for the acquisition of WhatsApp, says Leverate’s Adinah Brown

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1970s relic John McDonnell’s aspirations of damaging London’s institutional FX sector will be dashed as City speaks out

Finally, the City of London Corporation has stepped in to attempt to stem Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s absurd crusade against London’s financial sector. His political urge to bring the world’s financial epicenter to its knees, strip major business leaders of their knighthoods, apply the Tobin Tax and bring in capital controls are the bete noire of any sensible leader.

Inside View, Opinion, Retail FX

The engagement economy

Leverate’s Adinah Brown goes into statistical detail about customer engagement in the retail FX industry including a comprehensive analysis from Ray Coppinger, Head of Marketing at Marketo and Jay Shutter CEO of independent research firm, Illuminas Austin

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How to generate leads on Linkedin

Leverate’s Adinah Brown looks at networking via LinkedIn, asks you to think about the last networking event you attended. “You could go and stand on a corner with your business cards in your pocket and not hand out even one, or you could put yourself out there and create relationships” she explains

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Are we going to see a Global Currency Reset?

The case for something like a global currency reset is interesting, and harks back to the darkest financial days of recent times. In 2008, as the world economy was teetering on the edge of the abyss, thoughts were moving towards how this situation could have occurred and how to prevent this occurrence in the future.

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Would you connect your MetaTrader environment to a Saudi exchange?

Saudi Arabia is not the usual destination for brokers to connect their MetaTrader platforms, however with new accreditation and low entry barriers, an emerging exchange in the Gulf could follow the steps made by DGCX for FX firms wishing to diversify the products offered on MetaTrader without the massive clearing and membership costs of established venues

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How to profit like Soros

Leverate’s Adinah Brown examines Soros’ trading methodologies over a long period of time, including his famous positions against the Baht in 1997, highlighting this type of position and showing how he can influence the market with currency pegging

Opinion

How do interest rates affect stock prices?

The central bank will raise rates for various reasons, but by making the value of borrowing money more expensive, money itself becomes more expensive. A small upward change in the rate can make a formerly profitable loan unprofitable, which can have significant impacts on the economic activity, says Leverte’s Adinah Brown