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Trader Digest: Billions Returns, Alexa Arrives on Wall Street & LSE History

This week’s Trader Digest heralds the welcome return of Sky Atlantic's Billions to our televisions, brings you the news that Amazon's Alexa is making its Wall Street debut, and notes an important day in London Stock Exchange history...

Reading List

Revealed: The UK's most sought-after companies to work for - marked by a sharp rise in financial services firms
"There has been a sharp rise in the number of banks and finance firms in the top 20 most sought-after companies to work for in the UK” during the selloff, compared with 8 percent for Generation X and 4 percent for Baby Boomers." City AM

As Trade War Heats Up, Biggest Currency Whales Make Their Move
“For the first time in a decade, the world’s central banks are looking beyond the dollar to build their currency reserves." Bloomberg

JPMorgan Brings Amazon’s Alexa to Wall Street Trading Floors
"“Alexa, ask JPMorgan what the price target for Apple is.” It’s a request that JPMorgan Chase & Co. institutional clients can now get quickly answered through Inc.’s ubiquitous voice-activated assistant." Bloomberg Technology

On This Day 1973: Stock Exchange admits women
"Women have been admitted to the London Stock Exchange for the first time in the institution's 200 year history. Ten newly elected lady members entered the Stock Exchange today on the first working day since their election took place." BBC News

Trader Interview: Timothy Sykes
"No one trade is going to make you rich, but any one trade can make you poor"

Pod Chats: Timothy Sykes on Penny Stocks

What to Watch

"Chuck Rhoades and Bobbly Axelrod renew their heated rivalry for the third season of the high stakes drama..." Sky Atlantic

20 Most Quotable Lines from Sky Atlantic's Brilliant Billions

For the Headphones

Witness: First Women on the London Stock Exchange
"London's Stock Exchange, one of the world's oldest, welcomed women as members for the first time in March 1973. It meant they could earn much more money, as partners in their firms. It also meant they were finally allowed to cross the famous trading floor." BBC World Service

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