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Tracey Franks

Tracey Franks is one of OpenMarkets' regular blog contributors and content writers, who has worked in financial services for over 20 years in businesses spanning stockbroking, funds management, research and consulting, as well as financial planning. When not writing about finance-related topics, Tracey is working on her first novel.
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Recent Posts

What is...?

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,...

Trading & Investing Fintech Innovation

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...

Trading & Investing What is...? Investment

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...

Industry Talk

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),...

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...

Industry Talk Investment

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...

Industry Talk Ethics Social Investing Investment

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...

Industry Talk

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...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk

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...

Trading & Investing

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...

Industry Talk

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...

Industry Talk

Blockchain 101: How it works & how it can benefit everyday life

Since my first blog about Blockchain in February last year the world of fintech has continued to innovate and develop. Melbourne is about to become a...