5 reasons traders use algos

In the trading world – or at least the world of OpenMarkets – algos are used by investors via the platform’s open APIs. They are programs which can be classed as Artificial ...
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Nothing artificial about the AI trend

If you don’t remember it from comics or TV, you may have noticed the recent deluge of headlines featuring artificial intelligence (AI) – the good, the bad, the downright ...
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How APIs are revolutionising the broking industry

Fintech. Innovation. Words that are often used in the same sentence, often by yours truly. Each time I delve into a new part of the fintech landscape, I can’t help but marvel ...
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How blockchain is going to transform CHESS

It was nearly two years ago when I first wrote about blockchain. I was particularly interested in plans announced by ASX around that time to adopt blockchain technology to ...
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Through the looking glass: Five noteworthy trends in 2017

2017 – a year that will evoke the memory of Donald Trump and his twitter mania (and of course the twitter temp who pulled the plug on his account), nuclear threat from North ...
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Can robots provide financial advice?

Robots have long featured in sci-fi and cartoons; a quick Google search informed me human interest in bots can be traced back to ancient China, where a text describes a ...
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Competition rules- the 'new' NSX

  The ‘new’ NSX’ (National Stock Exchange) wasn’t on my radar and therefore remained an unknown quantity until I watched OpenMarkets’ very own Gen Wood interview Ann Bowering, ...
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Putting the ethics into investment

Ethics and investment have not always been natural bed partners. Money has been, and continues to be, made from companies engaged in businesses some perceive as unethical. ...
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Don’t launder your good name

Australia’s largest listed company, the (now slightly less) venerable CommBank, can be credited with many things; not least bringing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and ...
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The top five ETFs and a few to watch

Australians’ love affair with ETFs is far from over. August marked another record, with total market cap breaking the $30 billion barrier. According to ASX data, flows into ...
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Making a market in exchange traded products

Investing in equities is nice and straightforward. Company A issues shares. Investor B buys shares from Investor C. Investor B sells shares to Investor A. Investors can only ...
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MINIs – the pint size portfolio powerhouse

I recently wrote a piece on warrants from the position of knowing very little (or next to nothing) about warrants. The things I know about MINIs relate more to the British car ...
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