Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Principle Behind Customer Segregated Funds

Customer segregated funds are basically accounts held in the the name of the customers at a bank rather than in the name of the broker.  Regulations have been put in place to prevent brokers from comingling their money with the … Continue reading

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Commodities Missed the Rally

The world is a happy place once again!  Retail sales were record-breaking for Black Friday and it looks like Europe’s problems are behind us.  Of course, the good news sent the equity market screaming higher.  Surely you can detect the … Continue reading

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The pound and gold: A record devaluation

SALES of gold coins in Greece have soared, according to the FT, as citizens empty their bank accounts in fear of default and devaluation. But on the basis of the last few years, Britons should have done the same. The … Continue reading

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The oil market: The IEA opens the taps

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) rarely intervenes in oil markets. The rich-country energy club keeps its vast reserves of oil to tackle emergencies caused by unforeseen supply disruptions. Yet on June 23rd the IEA surprised oil markets by saying that … Continue reading

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