Interesting Trading and Market Links from January


I follow a large number of trading/markets related blogs and websites. When I find stuff I think is worth sharing, but that don’t warrant my own blog post in response I share them on the Essentials of Trading Facebook page last month. They also go out to my Twitter followers. These are the ones I posted last month for readers who didn’t see them on the other channels.

Interesting break-down of high frequency activity between markets.
http://i.cmpnet.com/financetech/art/_a/10_2009/CHart-35-2.jpg

Looks like we’ll be getting single-stock VIX. I’ll be curious to see how much attention it gets.
CBOE to Apply VIX Methodology to Individual Equity Options

This is the question the answer to which has potentially major implications to the real estate and mortgage markets.
Can Banks Foreclose on Mortgages They Do Not Own?

Hmmm…Do you think the guys at Barclay’s FX are going to take some heat for this call? If their 95% confidence interval was legit, then the actual +113k reading is such a low probability event you could call it a black swan.
Number Of The Day: 580,000 (Hint: Tomorrow’s NFP Whisper Bogey)

Good trading plan discussion from Mark Wolfinger, a contributor to my new FAQ book.
Making a Trade Plan and Journal

Excellent article talking about how dubious we should be about folks who make one great forecast.
That guy who called the big one? Don’t listen to him.

For all the Oanda forex traders (or would-be traders) who wish they could have Metatrader (MT4) for their accounts, you’re wish has come true.
Oanda attains Metatrader 4!

I may have to add a few more blogs to my RSS reader collection.
The 20 Most influential blogs

The NFA has the potential to give a boost to the credibility of the retail forex market with this probe – or destroy it.
NFA to investigate all forex brokers for unfair trading practices

Here’s another bit of research I’m going to be perusing. It outlines the link between IQ and stock market participation. Look for a future blog post on it.
http://www.afajof.org/afa/forthcoming/7875p.pdf

A very interesting article on the interconnectedness of the Fed with the academic economics community.
Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession

Perhaps evidence of a genetic element to good trading?
Here’s How Actress Michelle Williams Won The World Cup Of Futures Trading Award At Age 17

Want to see which forex broker has the best spread?
FXIntel: Live forex broker comparison intelligence and social trading

A look at February stock market performance patterns.
February Weakness?


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