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Oil, futures and 'super contango.' What's it all mean?

Mar 5, 2015
When low prices and high supplies converge, you get a super-rare situation.
Posted In: crude oil, futures, commodites, traders
There are many factors involved in the fluctuation of oil prices.

Why oil prices move up and down so much

Feb 26, 2015
Predicting global supply and demand is enormously complicated
Posted In: oil prices, traders, data, oil markets
Tankers are berthed beside an oil terminal in Southampton, England.

Oil traders are hedging their bets

Jan 20, 2015
One strategy: Buying oil then storing it in tankers until prices go back up.
Posted In: oil prices, oil tankers, traders
Greenpeace

A rogue Greenpeace trader wreaks havoc

Jun 16, 2014
He made $5.2 million worth of bad bets.
Posted In: greenpeace, traders

'On the Floor' with a former investment banker

Jul 11, 2013
In her latest novel, author Aifric Campbell details the cutthroat and high-flying world of finance in the early '90s.
Posted In: traders

High-frequency trading: Bad for markets... and the soul?

May 21, 2012
Commentator Dave Lauer worked in high-frequency trading until he had a crisis of conscience.
Posted In: high-frequency trading, traders, trading

London Whale: Meet the JPMorgan trader

May 11, 2012
JPMorgan's losses are being attributed to a London trader named Bruno Iskill, also known as the London Whale.
Posted In: JPMorgan, traders, Bruno Iskill

Learn to be a day trader for just $40

Apr 11, 2012
A daily deal website offers a two-hour course to learn the mysteries of the markets.
Posted In: living social, traders

Explaining insider trading

Mar 8, 2012
Lawmakers are considering yet another bill to ban insider trading. But the term "insider trading" seems open to interpretation. Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch helps us understand what it is and why it's a big deal.
Posted In: insider trading, Wall Street, traders, whiteboard

A brief, ignoble history of the BlackBerry on Wall Street

Dec 13, 2011
The addictive little device has connected the financial industry, but also plagued it with high costs and compulsive behavior.
Posted In: Blackberry, misadventures in finance, impulsiveness, traders, cold turkey