Compared to baby boomers and Gen X-ers who spend about 46 and 31 hours weekly on TV, respectively, millennials only dedicate about 19 hours. When it comes to mobile use, millennials use their phones about 17 hours per week. Leverate’s Adinah Brown studies this, and investigates why content and marketing that uses modern methodology is essential for FX brokerages
Paul Orford looks at a very important and completely overlooked danger, that being Bitcoin’s monstrous usage of electricity. One scientific study shows that by 2020, Bitcoin mining will consume the entire world’s electricity, as Paul disseminates scientific and economic analyses. Here is a charismatic and very candid insight into not only the financial pitfalls, but the energy disaster that beckons.
You might have heard of the phrase “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” This holds true for a translated text. Translators are competent professionals, but they can only do so much if the source material is peppered with inaccuracies and grammatical mistakes, says Leverate’s Adinah Brown
Looking for ways to get ahead in the FX industry? We list down the reasons why SaaS is the best way to go
Following the assertion last week by the FCA that news and analytics will have to be paid for, Meir Velenski looks at how this is absolutely open to abuse, is not in the clients best interests, and is detrimental to good quality firms doing things properly, whilst helping the less scrupulous to rip their clients off
Not all contests instantly perform well on the social media platform, says Leverate’s Adinah Brown as she investigates how to use the largest social media platform for the purposes of retail brokerage contests
Social trading’s death throes: China’s interest is not in revival as Zulutrade’s fate is to play second fiddle to eToro
Why did Formax buy Zulutrade? Not to take the defunct social trading model to China, that’s for sure. Quite the contrary. Here is our analysis
What about those Key Performance Indicators that send terror into the hearts of all employees these days? Were company performance targets met? Were sales targets attained? Q4 is the perfect time for a bit of navel gazing and contemplation says Leverate’s Adinah Brown
“We discussed a number of issues ranging from helping farmers to develop agricultural products, we discussed how we could support small businesses in the US sell to China and how to enhance the flow of trade between China and the USA. In the meeting we both stayed away from debating the accusation of china-trade manipulations” – Jack Ma, Founder, Alibaba
“I am old enough to have caught the very end of the last revolution, having started in an era of manually writing out trade tickets and having paper based databases to work from. CRM’s were not commonplace, with your desk comprising a telephone, pen, A4 paper and a list of numbers to call” – Paul Orford
ICO. An overused three letter acronym that has taken the place of ‘blockchain’ and is equal in its buzzword status to ‘crypto’. We look at why it is just that – a buzzword with no substance – and how to navigate the empty cryptobabble.
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.”
Never mind the deadbeat, bearded Millennial non-doers. The generation that follows is an ideal retail FX target audience
The Millennials may have been a void in the financial markets world, but here is why FX brokerages should look toward a bright future as the generation that follows is staunchly capitalist, and is exactly the right demographic for FX trading
Under no circumstances will FX clearing be moved to Europe, despite Eurex’s plan – unveiled today – to give banks part of its revenues, and even make board appointments in what is very much a conflict of interest. We delve deep into why this will never happen and London can hold its head high
Retail brokers, regulators and the authors of MiFID II: Why not embrace facial recognition for compliance? – Op Ed
He who invents and successfully implements it will gain historic acclaim as he who put a stop to cyber threats in the retail FX industry, as the regulators are very unlikely to do so despite the obvious need. Here is a full investigation and our suggestions
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
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.
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
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.