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  1. 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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  2. The state of C++ education in 2021 - 2021 March 10

    The state of c++ education in 2021 is still disturbingly substandard in many places.


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  3. Legacy networking protocols - 2021 February 26

    There used to be a number of networking protocols created by vendors, many of these aren't used at all anymore.


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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. 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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  7. 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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  8. What are "no code" solutions? - 2021 January 09

    Yet another rebranding maneuver has come up in the automation/RPA space lately. Some vendors and consultants have started calling power user software with GUI's "no code" solutions.


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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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