‘Short End’ and ‘Long End’ of the Yield Curve

These are some of the informal terms used. Usually Yield Curve is formed with two sets of Maturities. They are - 1. Short Term Rates...

Ticker Symbol of Stocks, Options and Futures – The story behind them.

The Ticker Symbol is a common identifier used in financial marktes to identify all trading instruments. The ticker symbols are fromed using certain methods. Knowing...

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  4┬áDay Course This Course is for technology professional working in or planning to work in any Securities business domain. This course covers the list of...

FIX Protocol Training

As I promised, another one day FIX workshop will be conducted on Feb 15 '09. This is going to be one day course from...

Market Data – Ticks – Uptick – Downtick

I just wanted to clarify few basic terms that are used very often to indicate market movements. Plustick/Uptick Security is Trading at higher than the...

What is the difference between Non-deliverable Forward and Forward?

Its a bit confusing. Here are the key points: In simple Forward, underlying notional currencies are exchanged. Where as in Non-deliverable Forward (NDF), there...

Fixed Income Market Analysis

FIXED INCOME MARKET ANALYSIS 4 Full Days Comprehensive course on Fixed Income Markets. This course is designed for professionals working in Capital Markets Technology and related areas to...

2011 Risk Magazine Technology Rankings are out

As every year, for 2011, Risk magazine has released technolgoy rankings of derivatives and risk management products. Accordings to Risk magazine, it received 821...

Credit Default Swaps – The Big Picture

I recently posted my "Credit Default Swaps - The Big Picture" presentation for download. It was prepared to introduce Credit Default Swap instruments and...

My FIX Protocol Videos on YouTube, finally!

Finally, I could post my FIX Protocol introduction videos on YouTube. The video is in 4 parts each around 7-10 min long. I tried...

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