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  1. PFOF and Bernie Madoff - 2021 May 13

    Recently I found out that Bernie Madoff was one of the pioneers of the practice known as Payment For Order Flow.


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  2. The Eddie Murphy trading rule - 2021 May 13

    Ever wondered why the insider trading rules in the commodities markets are referred to as the "Eddie Murphy rule"?


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  3. GameStop short squeeze part 2 - 2021 March 09

    The attention of the mob and mainstream media has moved on somewhat but the short squeeze with GameStop is certainly not over yet. I'm still paying close attention to this.


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  4. What are the markets smoking? - 2021 February 24

    A conversation between some smokers I overheard at a cafe the other day got me thinking about some things. The trade in cigarettes is actually a very interesting window into a number of international trade concepts.


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  5. The calm before the commodities end of month rollover storm - 2021 February 24

    A rather big event is brewing in commodities prices now that we are getting close to the end of the month. Due to recent events this will have a rather large impact on a few things, especially silver prices.


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  6. TIL a precise definition of eurodollars - 2021 January 31

    TIL I realized that I had a misconception about the meaning of the word "eurodollars"


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  7. The pandemic of mindless contactless payments - 2021 January 31

    Against the backdrop of the Covid pandemic we have another pandemic; the pandemic of people who are mindlessly making contactless payments.


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  8. A quick introduction to the mechanism of stock short selling - 2021 January 30

    The last few days have seen another historic short selling squeeze in the markets, this time with the GameStop (NYSE:GME) stock. If you are interested in knowing why the price has moved the way it has it's important to understand how short selling works.


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  9. Financial spam emails ratio - 2020 December 30

    Is the ratio of financial spam emails to regular spam in the inbox a good indicator of mania in the markets?


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