Latest articles from William Essex

In case of emergency...

August 2, 2004

The extent of automation in FX trading systems has meant that a major market shock would lead to a slow-down in trade rather than meltdown. But it has also increased market volatility. William Essex weighs up the pros and cons.

Reuters and CME’s marriage

July 2, 2004

Reuters’ hook-up with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has been welcomed by the market. More importantly, it marks the start of another evolution in FX trading, as William Essex reports.

The need for speed

May 3, 2004

In the fast-moving world of FX trading, speed is of the essence. Delivering the right data to clients at the right time can make the difference between turning a profit and making a loss. William Essex looks at the issues surrounding data latency.

When will the dollar change direction?

March 3, 2004

Opinions on the future fate of the dollar differ in the extreme. Will the bulls or the bears win out? William Essex reports on factors weighing against the currency and those that could boost it.

The magnetism of money-market funds

February 3, 2004

Treasurers’ use of money-market funds has grown in the US and, more recently but to a lesser extent, in Europe. William Essex looks at the latest innovations that are attracting treasurers to these products.

Emerging markets offer exotic exchange

January 5, 2004

William Essex examines the latest currencies presenting attractive opportunities to FX traders in the Eastern European, South American and Asian currency markets.

An asset class in its own right

November 4, 2003

FX stands up as an asset class because it is liquid and transparent, and it has trends, volatility and big user numbers. William Essex looks at the likelihood of this enduring.

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