Embracing transparency in the FX arena
Technological advancements are improving the FX industry to assist with the accountability around execution costs at a time when more people are embracing the industry
Is the gig economy headed towards a day of reckoning?
Following a disastrous IPO in March this year, prompted in part by investor concerns about its employment practices, Deliveroo must now ask whether the inherent flaws in its business model are navigable
NFTs: A new market for digital brushstrokes
The problem of art in the digital realm is one of authenticity. With digital assets eminently reproducible, non-fungible tokens use blockchain technology to certify originals and may just bring about a revolution in the world of digital art and collectibles
Big Oil faces big transition
After the most tumultuous year that Big Oil has endured in decades, the industry is rapidly trying to reshape itself for a new era in energy as the world accelerates the transition away from fossil fuels
Lira depreciation leaves Turkish banks vulnerable
Currency volatility, rising inflation and geopolitical tensions are some of the clouds gathering over the Turkish economy. Evren Lucas asks if the country can weather the storm
Vaccine hoarding inhibits global recovery
Wealthier countries are buying their way to a fully vaccinated population while others fall behind. Developing countries desperately need support if we are to bring an end to the global pandemic for everyone
A surge in trading caused by pandemic induced volatility
Advances in technology have meant a greater number of people now have the opportunity to trade like experts. The advent of a global pandemic has acted as the catalyst for prospective traders
The future of currency: centralised or decentralised?
There is hardly anyone left who overlooked the bitcoin bull market, with BTC pushing to new all-time highs this year. Blockchain, it seems, is here to stay. The way legacy institutions and governments react will determine the future of finance. OctaFX wonders if peaceful coexistence might be an option?
Charting FX success with both education and support
The FX market, just like any other, is all about people. Launched last year, Exinity Group follows a well-established tradition of examining the diverse needs of a widening client base and providing best-in-class customer care
Algorithmic trading sees growth in the FX market
With the advent of algorithmic trading, companies like FXSpotStream have remained focused on continuing to provide value to their clients
Catering for a new generation of traders and investors
The average age of investors and traders is dropping around the world – as the internet and new tools make it easier to play the financial markets with success – but it is still possible to ensure newcomers feel welcome and keep older clients happy as well
We have lift-off: A space race worthy for the 21st century
Billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are scheduled to rocket into space in the coming days. But why is there a renewed interest and reinvestment in space travel and exploration?
Central Bank digital currency to spell the end for crypto?
Do the central banks have a digital master plan in place that will see them derail bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies before they have truly been established as a viable, decentralised alternative to fiat?
Bank of England on crypto: legitimate concerns or not?
Few could have predicted just how monumental the invention of Bitcoin would be when it first launched over a decade ago
Currencies remain hostage to the global vaccination race
The widespread shock to the markets caused by the COVID-19 outbreak early last year was tackled with government spending and low interest rates. XM.com says the immunisation race is now on and two frontrunners have emerged, fuelling optimism for a faster recovery in the financial markets
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