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Timeline Of A Crisis

Batten down the hatches. Can you feel the storm coming? Did you hear the warning from the Cap’n? Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority couldn’t be clearer in his speech last week:

‘our job is to be watchful to the build-up of risks and vulnerabilities in the system… The secondary market liquidity of ETF shares is dependent on market makers and authorised participants… We know relatively little… about the capacity and willingness of APs to execute their function .

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Anything To Declare?

There is something about walking past this sign at Customs Check in an airport which causes a knot in the stomach. Maybe there is an unexpected illegal cache of foreign car parts nestling between your bikini and the sun tan lotion hmm?

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Traders’ Market

A traders’ market is a bit like a Farmers’ Market, only with less of the artisanal and organic and more of the shouting and swearing. Less Sunday morning stroll through leafy Fulham,

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Driving Mr. Unreliable

Hot off the press for you this morning, here is a ten minute podcast between the FT and BlondeMoney on what is driving FX markets. Don’t worry, no subscription (to either FT or BM) required!

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