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Written October 26, 2017 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

As someone who has been attending the FIA (Futures Industry Association) show since the mid ‘80’s, I can say, without hesitation, that the show has changed dramatically. The show used to be focused on brokers and traders of derivatives, but now the FIA has become a showcase for the technologies that drive, optimize and support […]

Written August 1, 2017 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

In an article on the ComparetheCloud.net website about the use of Cloud services in the legal world (found here), it becomes apparent that no part of the economy is immune to the advances in technology. Lawyers, much like any other group of professionals, are subject to the same scrutiny and need for price transparency which […]

Written July 27, 2017 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

As a former board member of the CME Group, there were few things which were painfully apparent; The IT budget becomes a ‘black hole’ for capital and resources if not managed properly.  And more important, advances in technology creates opportunity for efficiency and increased Operating Margins. Case in point would be the procurement of compute […]

Written June 15, 2017 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

FED day and Jack explains the nuances around the decision. More important is the continued flattening of the yield curve and the implications it has for a slowdown.  

Written June 12, 2017 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

Jack explains the two things which will drive trading this week. The central-bank-a-thon taking place in which we see every major central bank meeting to discuss policy, and the quadruple expiration which is driving volatility, especially in NASDAQ stocks.