Outside the NYSE on Wall Street: Traders and investors alike continue to eulogise the fictionalised biography of legendary Wall Street speculator Jesse Livermore in Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Last Friday, November 28th, was the 74th anniversary of the death of legendary Wall Street speculator Jesse Livermore. Once dubbed “the most fabulous (...)

Work it out for yourself – is it a maze or a hedge fund?

The Kiss approach – keep it simple, stupid – has merit in many fields, not least in that of investment, where complexity and seemingly sophisti(...)

Dublin’s docklands has been the centre of attention for many property investors recently

It’s back. With international investors ploughing into commercial property, it could be a good time to take a punt on Irish property. But how c(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

It’s easy for active investors to drown in a sea of misinformation. There’s no shortage of confident commentary telling investors and traders what to (...)

Bigger, ever faster, computers  with algorithm trading programmes have spawned a new breed of market participant,  the high-frequency traders, who it is estimated account for more than 70 per cent of the volume of shares traded on US exchanges daily. Photograph: Joe Corrigan/Getty

The rules of engagement in markets have changed and perhaps not for the better. Before the computer age, market participants could look each other in (...)