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Trader Digest: Crypto Cheaters, Computers & Cocoa, Traders vs Mumps

This week’s Trader Digest sees an outbreak of mumps on a famous trading floor, the investor predicting big numbers for Bitcoin, and how computers are dominating the trading of cocoa in New York...

Reading List

Goldman Sachs is battling to contain an outbreak of mumps on the trading floor
"Goldman Sachs is battling to contain a rare but contagious flare-up of mumps after a few employees contracted the disease." Business Insider

NYSE Suspends Trading on Amazon, Google Over Data Glitch
“Shortly after noon EDT on Apr. 25, 2018, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced it would suspend trading on five symbols due to a price scale coding malfunction."Investopedia

Computerised trading drives up New York cocoa price
"Computers are dominating the trading of cocoa in New York, sparking a dramatic divergence in the longstanding price relationship with the London market." Financial Times

A Steve Cohen-backed trading firm is rolling out data for quant wannabees
"A quant-trading firm backed by hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is rolling out data for professional money managers to develop new trading ideas" CNBC

Crypto Arbitrage Trading - The Pursuit of Happiness
"Arbitrage exists as a result of market inefficiencies and would therefore not exist if all markets were perfectly efficient. How does one capitalize on this market phenomenon?" Bitcoinist

Why an Investor Is Predicting Bitcoin Could Hit $700,000
"The annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York is usually a place where Wall Street’s best hedge fund managers and investors present their top stock picks—from Amazon to Valeant Pharmaceuticals. And for the first time in the event’s 23-year history, one of those investors used the Sohn conference stage Monday to recommend a certain digital investment: Bitcoin."
Yahoo Finance

Winklevoss Twins Hire Nasdaq to Watch for Crypto Cheaters
"Their company, Gemini Trust Co., hired Nasdaq Inc. to conduct market surveillance for Bitcoin and Ether trading as well as the auction that helps price Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s Bitcoin futures, according to a statement Wednesday. It’s the first partnership between a well-known exchange like Nasdaq and a digital-asset market to help safeguard the nascent $433 billion cryptocurrency sector." Bloomberg Markets

What to Watch

"Season 3 continues as Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold drama set in the ego-driven world of New York high finance." Sky Atlantic

For the Headphones

The Key To Success With Ryan Moffett
"Ryan is the Lead Investment Manager at Blackpier Capital. He is the lead manager of the Blackpier Atlas Portfolio of Strategies spending the last 12 years specializing designing and trading robust systems and strategies." Two Blokes Trading

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