Brian Bollen

Brian Bollen has written on international institutional finance, from corporate and M&A to the back-office functions of custody and settlement. He cut his teeth on a FT newsletter covering the international syndicated loan and capital markets and edited FT Mergers & Acquisitions International

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The detrended price oscillator is used to remove trend from price

The Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO) is used to remove trend from price. This is done in order to identify and isolate short-term cycles. The DPO indicator is not typically aligned with the most current prices.

Brian Bollen09:00, 25 June 2018
Sterling future hinges on Brexit negotiations

The sudden collapse in the value of the pound sterling against other major internationally traded currencies in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote of June 2016 attracted vast amounts of column inches at the time.

Brian Bollen07:54, 24 April 2018
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UK consumers push ahead with hunt for bargains

UK retail sales increased by 1.4% in March on a like-for-like basis from March 2017, when they had decreased 1% from the preceding year, according to the latest British Retail Consortium/KPMG report

Brian Bollen09:43, 10 April 2018
5 books to make investors more informed traders
5 best books on investing that make you more informed

Before you trade, read. There are plenty of gurus and must-read sources. Here are just a few important books to whet your appetite. Remember: knowledge is power – in markets too.

Brian Bollen06:47, 30 March 2018
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Sell sterling, buy Swiss francs, spot or forward

Sell sterling, buy Swiss francs, spot or forward. That might be one conclusion to draw after due consideration of the relative values of the two quite different currencies.

Brian Bollen17:03, 29 January 2018
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Carillion collapse thrusts pension provision to the fore

The collapse of outsourcing provider Carillion has put the question of pension provision firmly in the spotlight. Carillion's significant pension liabilities which will be absorbed into the UK's pension fund lifeboat (more properly known as the Pension Protection Fund).

Brian Bollen10:29, 19 January 2018
Appetite for blockbuster M&A deals still evident

The appetite for blockbuster mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has yet to have been derailed despite continuing political uncertainty and rising protectionism spreading globally.

Brian Bollen14:17, 15 January 2018
Which will be the first US$1trn company?

Which will be the first company to boast a market capitalisation of US$1trn? We put that question to a number of market observers to mark the start of 2018.

Brian Bollen12:38, 11 January 2018
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Bank closure plans continue remorseless decline

Plans recently announced by The Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank to close more branches is yet another milestone in a long-term trend. It continues the remorseless decline in bank branch numbers over nearly three decades.

Brian Bollen16:03, 31 December 2017
The year in Bitcoin: the phenomenon of 2017

This is a review of the year in Bitcoin, the best known of the so-called cryptocurrencies which came to the fore during 2017.

Brian Bollen14:48, 22 December 2017
How to identify risks and choose hedging strategies

A hedge is an investment product designed to offset the risk of adverse price movements in another asset. It usually means taking the opposite position to your main asset but in a related asset or security, often a derivative.

Brian Bollen15:33, 15 December 2017
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Forking the word of the moment in cryptocurrency

Forking is the word of the moment in the cryptocurrency world. At least six forks are currently expected to take place over the next few weeks, each potentially creating a new cryptocurrency.

Brian Bollen15:26, 14 December 2017
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The list of stock exchanges' most influential people worldwide

Jeffrey (Jeff) C Sprecher, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of InterContinental Exchange, is the most influential person in the world's financial markets structure,

Brian Bollen15:33, 11 December 2017
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Is RMB internationalisation running out of steam?

Is the internationalisation of the Chinese domestic currency, the Renminbi yuan, running out of steam? The question is prompted by the most recent report on the topic by SWIFT

Brian Bollen14:12, 11 December 2017
Economic preview: US Federal Reserve meeting Tuesday/Wednesday

The economic highlight of the coming week is surely the US Federal Reserve Bank's final meeting of 2017. The big question is whether the Fed will continue its gradual tightening

Brian Bollen15:00, 10 December 2017

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