Talking with Seven Forex Visionaries


Visionary, noun: a person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like (Oxford Dictionary)
Visionaries interest us. People who have a true and original vision of the current state of the their industry and a strong experience in it, reinforced by a sense of what could be the new possible paths of the market.
And if they’re wrong after all? They can be, of course, we haven’t talked about mediums. But still, their vision is exciting, instructive and inspiring. We talked with 7 of those creative minds and we now share with you their innovative thoughts. All together they build a map of the future of our market, currency trading.
Who does not want to know what the future could be like?
These readings can be very stimulating.

Profit&LossThis series of interviews has been partially published in Profit and Loss.

'Artificial Intelligence systems will sooner or later beat any human expert' - Gerd Häußler

Artificial Intelligence has been used in trading for two decades now. The machines haven’t replaced humans like in A.I.’s Spielberg movie yet, but A.I. or neural networks trading is a reality which keeps evolving. Gerd Häußler knows about it. He has been involved [...]

‘FX is slowly but surely entering the mainstream of American financial markets' - Felix Shipkevich

When the global credit crisis exploded in 2007, lax financial regulations were blamed. What have been done and what effects will the new regulation have on the market and its actors? Felix Shipkevich, New York-based attorney with an extensive corporate and financial background, shares his views with us. Strong defender of [...]

'It is still premature for China to become the first power' - Lan Yee Chan 

In this exclusive interview, we discuss with Chan the future of market making, the need for international regulation as well as Asian economics. “There has been talk about other potential unions such as the ‘Asian dollar.’ However, at this point, it remains in the talking stage”, she predicts.” [...]

'It is the inefficiency within markets which creates opportunity daily' - Mark Whistler

Mark Whistler is a full-time trader and author of several books on Swing Trading, Trading Psychology and Volatility who investigated a lot the sentiment and news technologies in the markets. He believes that markets and news are inefficient by nature and “the only real way information technologies will assist the masses, is to help [...]

'Traders who leverage social networks are much more efficient' - Asaf Yigal

How will Forex companies adapt to the social newtorks revolution? Asaf shares with us his ideas about regulation, advertising models, content websites evolution and brokers involvement in this internet revolution, but also their future in general: “in order to survive in this market, [...]

'The Internet itself will turn into one large exchange' - Richard Olsen

“The global economic system is dysfunctional because of the mismatch between the modern technology used in the real economy and the operational procedures of the financial system.” Richard Olsen is an economic researcher in high frequency finance. He has a long experience and strong knowledge of the forex market structure [...]

In trading 'Who moves first often loses' - Andrei Knight

An experienced chess player and a Japanese martial arts practitioner, Andrei Knight has learned from those worlds that “who moves first often loses”, a slogan that is certainly a lesson for him as a trader. Andrei is a professional trader, coach and fund manager which makes him a fine observer of the trading world, its technologies and actors. [...]

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