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Working from Home in the Heat

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From conversations I have had, many of us have been enjoying working from home the last couple of months; not commuting into the city, more free time with family and pets and more flexibility in the workplace. With temperatures reaching up to 34oC this week, working from home has proven to be challenging, working from […]

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Green Shoots of Recovery

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Slowly but surely the UK economy is beginning the journey back to a ‘new normal’. The City is open although most City Slickers are now happy trading/broking from home and going into London for team meetings, employers are keen to get the team spirit back. On one side we see Bulge Bracket Investment Banks announcing […]

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Who will be hiring be over the second half of the year

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As the pandemic made its way across the globe it had no discrimination about who it infected. Although as we come out of lock down it is clear that people have not been effected the same. Some people have lost their jobs and suffered terribly financially whilst others have seen the staying at home period […]

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8 Traits of a Successful Commodities Trader

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Commodities Trading is no ordinary job – it’s a profession that calls for a unique skill set. Take an honest look at yourself: how many of these 8 skills do you have, and where do you struggle? Remember, self-awareness is the first step to correcting your weaknesses.   1. Self-awareness In fact, this is also […]

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Is the City opening up?

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Over the last four months, everyone has had to face up to the new reality that the pandemic has brought us too somewhere that seemed unimaginable before 2020. However with restrictions now being lifted, the next few months could provide a fascinating insight into what life will look like post COVID-19. Without the creation of […]

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Plans for the future

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Marlin Selection have recently conducted some research into companies within the financial services sector to gain a better understanding of how they have been responding to the current situation over the last 3 months and where they see themselves this year. From the conversations we have had with 46 companies, we have found that the […]

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Has Coronavirus Accelerated the “Peak Oil”?

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      An interesting read in the Financial Times explored the estimated premature ‘peak oil’ as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis. As it is well known, due to the current pandemic, oil prices have declined as much as 1/3 at the peak of the virus in April. This resulted in travel bans, […]

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Upside down and inside out

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Conflicting messages. US Fed announcement- Employment figures, increased demand from China from softs to crude lowering demand in the US, UK government allowing easy supply- EU tightening controls. Aviation, oil, oil products, soybeans, meat, sugar etc all increasing in the Far East while North America and South America contracts. Uncertainty = Volatility. The head of […]