The rise of cyber crime threatens the links between traders and markets, and will only accelerate as investors boost their reliance on technology. What follows is a conversation about the markets, cyber security and the coming challenges that investors and traders face in the 21st century economy.
Estimize, the crowdsourced financial estimates platform, announced the launch its newest product, the Estimize Stock Screener, which offers users a real-time, comprehensive view of the market sentiment for more than 1,500 stocks, as well as the ability to filter for specific attributes.
The world of cyber security has grown as high visibility attacks captivate media attention whether they surround companies in the private sector (like Sony, Target and JP Morgan) or in the public sector where governments are on the verge of “virtual wars.”
Contemplating the growing threat of a cyber attack on Wall Street, brokers and exchanges, the first thing to look at is the main technology software and service providers. Most of those stocks can be found as holdings in the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) first court battle interpreting its new anti-manipulation authority under Dodd-Frank amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) is CFTC v. Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KFT) and Mondeléz Global LLC. The case alleges that Kraft manipulated the wheat futures and cash markets in 2011.
Options writing is viewed as one of the more risky trading strategies, but Max Ansbacher has found a way to survive and thrive in the options niche for more than 39 years — 19 of those as principal at Ansbacher Investment Management, where his strategy has produced a compound annual return of 11.52% since 1996 and is up 22.24% year-to-date through July.