Bernanke Monetary Policy Report to the U.S. Congress – Our view on its impact to the U.S. Dollar

By | July 18th, 2012 02:07 PM EST | posted in Currencies, Press Releases, Spotlight, Weekly Market Outlook

Earlier today Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, gave his semiannual monetary policy report to the Congress before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, at the U.S. Senate. The essence of … Continue reading

How to plan for retirement amidst an uncertain investing environment

By | June 28th, 2012 04:06 PM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Asia, BRICS, CIO Letters, Conservative Strategy Insights, Currencies, Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, ETF Education, Europe, Global Commodities, Global Sectors, Latin America, Press Releases, Spotlight, U.S. Indices, U.S. Sectors

HOW TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT IN THE PRESENT INVESTING ENVIRONMENT If you are planning to retire within the next 5, 10, or even 15 years, global challenges facing today’s investing environment require that you take a more active role in … Continue reading

Foreign Currency Trading Opportunities this week – We are bullish on The Euro following the ECB’s rescue of Spanish banks

By | June 10th, 2012 02:06 AM EST | posted in Currencies, Europe, Growth Strategy Insights, Press Releases, Spotlight

Foreign currency trading opportunities with favorable risk/reward characteristics emerge when market catalysts create meaningful shifts in investor sentiment.   This week,  a major shift in sentiment will likely create substantial foreign currency trading opportunities on the Euro. Foreign currency trading … Continue reading

Statistical arbitrage on currencies

By | March 22nd, 2012 08:03 AM EST | posted in Currencies, Growth Strategy Insights, Press Releases, Spotlight

CORRELATIONS ARE FALLING Average correlation amongst the major currencies has trended downward over the last five months,  reflecting, perhaps, the withdrawal of investments from the dollar as risk appetite has increased.  Interestingly, a similar overall weakening  of average correlation can … Continue reading

The 4 components to ISA’s algorithm powered research advantage

By | March 18th, 2012 01:03 AM EST | posted in Currencies, Spotlight

It is our belief that data is a commodity; therefore, processing power alone does not provide a sustainable competitive advantage toward consistent execution of investment strategies. In our algorithm design, we believe sustainable advantages derive only from the successful “assimilation” … Continue reading

Covered Interest Arbitrage Strategy and the Brazilian Real

By | March 2nd, 2012 03:03 AM EST | posted in BRICS, Currencies, Emerging Markets, Latin America, Press Releases, Spotlight

COMPELLING OPPORTUNITIES Covered Interest Arbitrage strategies present the risk averse investor with stable opportunities to earn near riskless returns on the interest rate discrepancy between two countries by using a forward/futures contract to hedge exchange rate risk. Such compelling opportunities emerge … Continue reading

How ISA delivers superior trade execution and comprehensive access to global markets

By | February 3rd, 2012 12:02 AM EST | posted in Currencies, Spotlight

ISA’s trade execution instructions are carried out through Interactive Brokers, a world class trading partner, which currently holds over $4 billion in equity capital and executes nearly 1,000,000 trades per day. Interactive Brokers provides electronic access to stocks, options, futures, … Continue reading

Brazil Strategy Overview

By | December 20th, 2011 02:12 PM EST | posted in BRICS, Currencies, Latin America

Agriculture plays a critical role in the Brazilian economy, as reflected by its contribution to national gross domestic product (GDP) and employment. Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of coffee, sugar, iron ore chicken, beef and orange juice, and the … Continue reading

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