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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
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
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
Empty banking hall
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
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
crypto mining
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
most influential
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
chinese money
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
A beginner's guide to the arcane world of securities lending

Securities lending is when an owner of a fixed income stock or other security lends it to someone else. The borrower must stump up collateral while they hold the borrowed security – this might be in cash but it might be another security or a mix of securities.

Brian Bollen12:53, 30 October 2017
Cryptocurrency: a new dotcom bubble
Cryptocurrency: a new dotcom bubble?

Cryptocurrencies may be new but the warnings about them are as old as the Lydian electrum trite from 600BC – thought to be the first minted coin in the world.

Brian Bollen15:43, 12 October 2017
profit warning
Profit warnings and how to profit from them

Profit warnings and how to profit from them are firmly in the news. On the one hand, the list of UK companies issuing profit warnings seems to grow almost daily.

Brian Bollen14:18, 2 October 2017
garden of eden of cashless society
No banknotes or coins: is a cashless economy likely?

A cashless society has been a staple of human thinking for millennia. The Garden of Eden was a cashless society. H G Wells portrayed a cashless society in The Time Machine.

Brian Bollen09:57, 14 September 2017
Bank of America Merrill Lynch global fund manager survey
It's not the US market, stupid

It's not the US market, stupid, is the eye-catching headline on the just-published September Bank of America Merrill Lynch global fund manager survey.

Brian Bollen12:18, 12 September 2017
money a history
From Lydia's money and electrum to blockchain

This is a history of money from the ancient kingdom of Lydia and its electrum coinage to bitcoin and blockchain. The history of money is rich and varied.

Brian Bollen08:45, 25 August 2017
Oil sale to Total drives AP Møller - Mærsk strategy on

Copenhagen-listed AP Møller - Mærsk A/S is pushing ahead with its plans to create an integrated transport & logistics company. It has agreed to sell Maersk Oil for US$7.45bn

Brian Bollen12:25, 21 August 2017

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