How many Fixed Income trading venues are there?  A simple question came up recently in a conversation – how many new Fixed Income t...
Thursday, 6 November 2014
This is a topic that I have covered a few times already: FIIDL - FIX Interface Definition Language (part two) and FIIDL - FIX Interface Definition Language (part one)
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Since the late 1990s I've worked with Excel. Typically I've coded up huge VBA code modules, win32 api calls, DDE, RTD, WinForms, interoperability with VB6 and C#, database access, webservice access and integration with financial toolkits such as Reuters, Bloomberg, Factset, S+ and R. I’ve also pushed the user interface and VBA IDE using undocumented functionality and the VBE extensibility library. A very simple observation is that the pace of change within Excel VBA has been pretty slow since 2000. Let’s analyse that assertion…
Monday, 3 November 2014
ETFs are generally seen as being a low risk way to invest in an asset class. This is often stated to be because the assets within the ETF are valued by the market and the ETF manager
[I recommend reading an article on this topic in the Economist of 25th October 2014]