Author: Eamonn Sheridan

I just posted on the CFTC under the "education" tag: 4 reasons to be very wary of the CFTC currency positioning data

And another item has just occurred to me that may of interest if you are new to markets.

And yet, now I'm posting on Japanese government bond futures open for trade

Yes, it's a holiday in Japan, but note that an important centre from trading JGBs (Japanese Government Bonds) is the Singapore Exchange, and Singapore is open for business as normal today.  

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