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Your weekly one-stop shop. From recapping the major themes in markets that week, to the latest career tips and insights from industry experts. Whether you are a trader, investor or an aspiring student looking to enter a career in financial markets, we've got you covered!
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Your weekly one-stop shop. From recapping the major themes in markets that week, to the latest career tips and insights from industry experts. Whether you are a trader, investor or an aspiring student looking to enter a career in financial markets, we've got you covered!
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    MM076: The UK is heading for a long & painful recession

    MM076: The UK is heading for a long & painful recession

    In this episode, I fly solo recapping some of the major stories in markets this week.
    I take a look at why the Pound fell after the Bank of England delivered its largest rate rise since 1995, what the world's largest asset manager has to do with the crypto exchange Coinbase, and the implications of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taipei this week.
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    • 29 min
    MM075: Do you need coding skills for trading?

    MM075: Do you need coding skills for trading?

    A slight change up in this week's episode, as I'm joined by Milandeep Bassi, who is the Fintech products lead and full stack DevOps engineer at Amplify.
    You might be wondering what the hell is that?! So in this episode, we talk about the following:

    What do you learn in computer scienceThe type of characteristics that make a successful programmerCreating and testing trading algosThe different roles and requirements within a quant trading teamMachine learning and A.I. in financeWhich coding languages are best to learn to get started
    Don't worry, I still cover the usual round-up of what's been going on in global markets this week, from the Fed hike and technical US recession to the latest earnings from the tech titans.
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    Connect with Milan https://www.linkedin.com/in/milanbassi/

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    • 51 min
    MM074: ECB bazooka & Tesla's lesson in financial engineering

    MM074: ECB bazooka & Tesla's lesson in financial engineering

    An incredibly busy week, from Russia resuming critical gas flows to Europe, to one of the biggest ever tech IPO's on the London market being put on hold due to the collapse of the Boris Johnson government, there's never a dull moment in markets!
    In this episode, we start with deconstructing what exactly happened at the European Central Bank meeting, where interest rates were hiked 50bps, marking the first move higher in 11 years and the biggest since the year 2000. What was said? what on earth is the TPI? what risks are there following the resignation of the Italian PM Mario Draghi? and will any of this even work?!
    We then pivot to US earnings season and zone in on the latest reports from Tesla and Netflix. Although Tesla shares have risen since the release of Q2 numbers what's actually going on under the bonnet and is Elon Musk covering up what otherwise are some troubling signs? and we explain why Netflix losing nearly 1mln subscribers in just three months is actually a good thing!
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    Connect with Piers https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierscurran/

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    MM073: Will the Fed hike 100bps & Is Elon Musk in trouble

    MM073: Will the Fed hike 100bps & Is Elon Musk in trouble

    It's been quite an incredible week in global markets. The Euro hit parity against the US Dollar for the first time in 20 years, the Italian government is about to implode, the Tory leadership contest rumbles on, and the big US banks kick off the latest earnings season. However, the show stopper was undoubtedly the latest US CPI reading which came in at a red hot 9.1%, the largest gain since the end of 1981.
    Piers and I discuss how the market reacted and more importantly how the US central bank may react. On the same day, the Bank of Canada delivered a surprise 100bps rate hike, not only the largest rate hike by them in 24 years but the first G7 country to make such an aggressive hike in this economic cycle. Has Canada now laid the groundwork for a similar-sized move from Jay Powell and the gang later this month?
    We then switch attention to the visible feud between Elon Musk and Twitter, the latter who filed a forceful complaint against Tesla boss on Tuesday, alleging he had treated his $44bn offer for the social media company as an “elaborate joke”.
    Who wins this battle? has there been historical precedence? Has Elon gone one step too far this time?!
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    • 48 min
    MM072: Boris Johnson resigns, what happens next?!

    MM072: Boris Johnson resigns, what happens next?!

    In this episode, I talk to the Head of Trading Piers Curran about the resignation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. We look at the process behind how the Conservative Party will now elect a new leader, the subsequent timeline, and importantly whether this shift has implications for financial markets.
    Who is Ben Wallace? Will Rishi win? does this even matter in the context of the economic crisis unfolding under the pressure of surging inflation? We give our point of view! 
    This leads us into looking at the EUR currency, which this week hit a fresh 20-year low and edges ever closer to parity against the US Dollar. What is creating this renewed downside pressure and why Europe's biggest economy, Germany, is heading into its worst energy crisis since the oil price shock of 1973.
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    • 45 min
    MM071: US stocks suffer sharpest first-half drop for more than 50 years

    MM071: US stocks suffer sharpest first-half drop for more than 50 years

    MM071: US stocks suffer sharpest first-half drop for more than 50 years
    Yesterday saw H1 2022 draw to a conclusion with the S&P 500 closing down 20.6% year-to-date making the worst first six months of any year since 1970.We discuss why stocks have had such a bad year and delve deeper into the diverging performances of the different equity sectors. For example, exploring why the energy sector is up over 30% whilst the Consumer Discretionary sector is down over 30%. We discuss how the bounce in stocks last week was nothing to do with fundamentals and was actually driven by quarter end rebalancing.
    We also discuss equity and debt capital markets and how the IPO space has collapsed in 2022 with funds raised in US IPOs at its lowest since 1999! Finally, we discuss private market capital raising and how the FinTech world is being forced to raise capital at much lower valuations than previous rounds and how this is impacting investor appetite and sentiment.
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    Take a Finance Accelerator simulation https://amplifyme.com/course/finance-accelerator
    Connect with Anthony https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonycheung10/
    Connect with Piers https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierscurran/


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    • 41 min

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