InsideAdvantage Spring 2015

The Advantage Futures quarterly magazine provides informative articles on top industry news and developments, as well as Advantage Futures updates, seminar recaps, and upcoming events. View the latest issues by clicking the related links below, and receive your own copy by signing up for Advantage News.

Dominoes falling

Is Pro Rata an Accident Waiting to Happen?

    Special Report by Ginger Szala The New Year surprise happened fast: the Swiss National Bank announced on January 15 that the Swiss Franc would no longer be capped by the Euro and it jumped 41% in minutes. This black swan event happened just before a U.S. holiday

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The Trading Floors Are Not Closing, Only the Futures Pits!

by Mike McLaughlin, President, Institutional Sales, Advantage Futures My interview for a position at Merrill Lynch on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange took place in a smokers’ break room. A hurried Merrill Lynch filling broker with a raspy voice and a mustache somewhat out of date for 1986 asked

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All Eyes on the Fed

All Eyes on the Fed by Joseph M. Guinan, Jr. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Advantage Futures The Fed’s seven year experiment with a zero interest rate policy, magnified by the added stimulus of multiple Quantitative Easing programs as well as Operation Twist, has market participants focused ever more intently on

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2015 Outlook

2015 Outlook by Andrew Busch Following the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has grown at an average annual rate of 2.3 percent.  This relatively lackluster growth compared to other recoveries has also been slow to increase not only employment, but also to generate inflation in a manner markets have come

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