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According to the Motley Fool, "get a new/better job" is #4 of the top 10 new years resolutions. If that's on your list and you're in the Boston area, check out these career opportunities at Currensee towers:

Inside Sales Representatives: Entry-level gig: make calls, give demos, study for and pass your series 3 and 34, earn commissions.

Inside Sales Manager: Manage a winning team to even greater heights.

Compliance Officer: Use your legal chops and experience with NFA and CFTC to help us take the high road to success.

Manager of Trade Leader Recruitment and Oversight: Manage the Trade Leader application and due diligence process

If that's not enough, we're also looking for some paid (yes, paid) interns in the Engineering group:

Software Development Intern

Development Operations Intern

What's more, we continue to accept applications for the ultimate Forex job, Trade Leader. If you're a professional Forex trader with rock-solid risk management discipline and a winning record, you may want to consider applying. But first, read about the due diligence process.

Our Two Cents – Week of 5/7/12

After watching I’ll Have Another race for the crown in the 138th Kentucky Derby last weekend, we’ll have another pass at our biggest headlines in the financial markets.

In the U.S., the economy added 115,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent from 8.2 percent. While the April figures registered less than initially forecast, economists said there wasn’t a reason to panic yet because the warmer winter months could have encouraged employers to start their spring hiring early. The private sector posted a gain of 119,000 jobs, according to ADP.

In the eurozone, France and Greece held their elections. French voters elected Francois Hollande, who is a champion of government stimulus programs, after he campaigned on the need for more growth-generating economic policies and less dependence on austerity. Greece’s election caused more uncertainty in the eurozone as voters leaned toward extremist parties, making it difficult to form another government that would support the country’s rescue package. As a result, the nation may hold another election in the next couple of months. Additionally, Spain announced its decision to help its banks by presenting measures to the banking industry. Officials said they would not rule out lending or introduce public money into the banking sector if necessary. For the eurozone’s jobs, high unemployment continued to rock nations as the 17 euro-using countries faced an unemployment rate of 10.9 percent.

For alternatives investments, hedge funds increased slightly in April, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index reporting a 0.12-percent gain. The UCITS hedge fund assets under management increased in Q1 from 113 million euros to 120 million euros, a jump of 6.2 percent.

 

 

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What better way to start the summer than coming to work in Boston’s North End for a hot startup? The greenway is a perfect place for lunch and “sight-seeing”, al fresco dining can be had all over the neighborhood, and you can do some really cool work as part of the Currensee team.

Our 30-person company started back in 2008 with a handful of dollars and some good ideas. Fast-forward to today and we’re growing our team of stellar employees. If you don’t know much about who we are, we’re a well-funded, high-energy startup that combines financial services and software development to provide a unique alternative investment service for our clients. Our mission has always been to create trust and transparency in the world of foreign exchange and our $30M in assets under management in just over a year and a half proves it.

Since then, we have steadily grown to a 30+ person company that operates in the heart of Boston’s beautiful North End. The people that currently keep us moving forward, known as the Currensee “Pips,” are truly the ones who make being here everyday an absolute pleasure. This group of innovative and hard working professionals comprised of engineers, sales people, product developers, marketers and many more have all contributed to building Currensee into what it is today.

The best part about our company is our ability to strike a perfect balance between corporate and casual. The professionalism within our spacious building is channeled into running and developing the business, while the general milieu of the environment remains relatively laid back. In one conference room, you’ll find all necessary technology for a fully functioning webinar or international conference call, while in another, you’ll see a couple of plush beanbag chairs available for anyone’s relaxation pleasure. And if you ever do find yourself hungry, (which is highly unlikely given the densely populated scene of Italian cuisine and bevy of food trucks right in our backyard) you will be pleased to find a fully stocked, in-house kitchen.

Though our positions are constantly changing, a few that we are currently looking to fill are: Channel Marketing Manager, PT Web Designer/Developer, VP of Engineering, Web Developer, and Integration Tester. So, if immersing yourself each day in an environment that is both challenging and fulfilling where you are always learning is something that intrigues you, please send your resume to hotjobs@currensee.com. Hope to meet you!

 

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Be sure to read the full risk disclosure before trading Forex. Please note that Forex trading involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you understand the risks involved before trading. Performance, strategies and charts shown are not necessarily predictive of any particular result. And, as always, past performance is no indication of future results. Investor returns may vary from Trade Leader returns based on slippage, fees, broker spreads, volatility or other market conditions.

Our Two Cents – Week of 3/19/12

There’s nothing better than warm spring weather in Boston. It’s even better when the financial markets are performing just as upbeat as South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

In the U.S., fiscal optimism resounded as economic confidence hit a four-year high, according to a recent Gallup poll. The good news stemmed mostly from last week’s U.S. jobless claims, which adjusted to about 351,000. Other indexes—and commentary—illustrated the nation’s strengthening economy. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index for February and the latest Consumer Confidence Index from the Conference Board both posted their highest readings in a year. U.S. Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner said the country’s economy continues to show signs of expansion.

In the eurozone, its current-account surplus surged in January to its highest level in almost five years. Greece’s Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said the country was more than halfway on the road to economy recovery, optimistic about achieving positive growth rates within less than two years. Officials also formally stamped Greece’s second bailout, hoping the 130-billion-euro package will provide the country with enough aid until 2014-15.

For hedge funds, investments saw healthy inflows as they advanced 2.10 percent in March, according to GlobeOp Financial Services. As inflows increased, the number of hedge funds last year swelled to the highest level since 2007. The number of new hedge funds totaled 1,113 in 2011, according to fund tracker Hedge Fund Research. Also, the RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 1.25 percent for the month of February, bringing its year-to-date return to 2.96 percent.

 

 

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Be sure to read the full risk disclosure before trading Forex. Please note that Forex trading involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you understand the risks involved before trading. Performance, strategies and charts shown are not necessarily predictive of any particular result. And, as always, past performance is no indication of future results. Investor returns may vary from Trade Leader returns based on slippage, fees, broker spreads, volatility or other market conditions.

Our Two Cents – Week of 3/12/12

We certainly felt spring-like temperatures in Massachusetts last week, and the weather is only going to improve this week. Let’s hope the currency markets faired just as well as Boston’s March warm-up.

In the U.S., the economy added 227,000 net jobs in February, the third consecutive month of gains more than 200,000. It’s another sign of the country’s strengthening economic recovery, which many Americans say they’re starting to see. According to a new Associated Press survey, there is more optimism about U.S. jobs and the economy. Findings show that the economy is moving faster than economists predicted, with anticipated unemployment rates dropping to 7.4 percent (down from the earlier estimated 7.8 percent) by the end of 2013.

For Europe, developments in the eurozone continue to receive much of the headlines. Finance ministers will sign off Greece’s second bailout package after the country swapped privately bonds, which slashed more than $100 billion euros from its debt. The swap enabled eurozone officials to OK the 130-billion-euro package to finance Athens until 2014. Finance ministers will next turn their attention to Spain because the country missed its 2011 budget deficit target.

In alternative investments, more hedge funds managers are tapping exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Financial officials say one of the reasons for this trend is because ETFs allow hedge funds to protect their trades or preserve anonymity while investing. For hedge funds, investments are off to their best start since 2000, up 4.07 percent on the year after bouncing back from a depressed performance in 2011. In February, hedge funds rose 1.31 percent, according to the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Index.

 

 

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Be sure to read the full risk disclosure before trading Forex. Please note that Forex trading involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you understand the risks involved before trading. Performance, strategies and charts shown are not necessarily predictive of any particular result. And, as always, past performance is no indication of future results. Investor returns may vary from Trade Leader returns based on slippage, fees, broker spreads, volatility or other market conditions.

Our Two Cents – Week of 3/5/12

As winter finally greeted Massachusetts last week, I was able to jet down to Florida this past weekend for some warmth, but that didn’t stop me from keeping up on the latest financial headlines.

In the U.S., some more good news about jobs as claims for jobless benefits dropped to a four-year low, reaching 351,000. While claims decreased, the economy increased, growing at a 3-percent annual rate in the October-December 2011 period—the fastest pace since spring 2010. Economists say factors such as busier factories, higher retail sales, more jobs and growth in home sales will continue to help fuel more economic growth. People’s perceptions of the economy keep increasing as 40 percent of Americans believe the U.S. economy is growing—up 27 percent from April 2011 and 3 percent in 2008.

In Europe, the eurozone crisis will not be a big deal for the markets within the next few months, according to an official from Barclays Capital. Larry Kantor, managing director and head of research, said the European Central Bank has helped enough to lessen the financial crisis. Greece awaited a verdict about its bailout after completing 38 mandatory measures for amendments to its economy. On March 1, the country’s parliament passed changes to its health sector, allowing longer opening hours for pharmacies and limitations on drug spending. For Europe’s overall economy, confidence rose for a second consecutive month in February. The European Commission’s economic sentiment indicator increased by a point in the eurozone to 94.4. The rise piggybacked on January’s hike, which was the first improvement in sentiment since March 2011.

In alternative investments, hedge funds are expected to rise 12 percent to a record $2.26 trillion this year, according to Deutsche Bank’s latest Alternative Investment Survey. Hedge funds finished January up 2.34 percent, according to the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, with nine of 10 strategies in positive territory.

 

 

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Be sure to read the full risk disclosure before trading Forex. Please note that Forex trading involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you understand the risks involved before trading. Performance, strategies and charts shown are not necessarily predictive of any particular result. And, as always, past performance is no indication of future results. Investor returns may vary from Trade Leader returns based on slippage, fees, broker spreads, volatility or other market conditions.

Our Two Cents – Week of 2/21/12

While many Americans enjoyed a restful holiday weekend, financial officials in Greece busily discussed and ultimately approved the nation’s new rescue plan.

Eurozone finance leaders agreed to the $172.1 billion rescue deal for Greece—a plan that would have the country’s private creditors take larger losses than previously agreed. The package could help Greece reduce its government debt from about 160 percent to about 120 percent by 2020. Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos called the agreement “historic,” giving his country a new economic lifeline.

Here in the U.S., economic confidence resounded. According to a new Pew Research Center poll, almost half of all Americans expect the economy to be better by 2013. Also, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll, as many as 34 percent of Americans say the economy is getting better—up from 28 percent who thought so a month ago. One of the factors for an improved economy is jobs. Jobless claims fell to a new low, now at 348,000, and retail sales grew by 0.4 percent. In the institutional arena, hedge funds, commodity trading advisors and private equity funds are expected to increase allocations in 2012, according to an AlphaMetrix survey.

While we were reading the world’s biggest financial headlines, Currensee itself received some ink. FINalternatives profiled the Trade Leaders Investment Program, speaking with our CEO Dave Lemont. The publication said Currensee is aiming to “revolutionize money-under-management CTA world.”

 

 

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Be sure to read the full risk disclosure before trading Forex. Please note that Forex trading involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you understand the risks involved before trading. Performance, strategies and charts shown are not necessarily predictive of any particular result. And, as always, past performance is no indication of future results. Investor returns may vary from Trade Leader returns based on slippage, fees, broker spreads, volatility or other market conditions.

­­Our Two Cents – Week of 1/30/12

As January flips to February this week, U.S. economic optimism continues prevailing, while Europe strides toward economic reform.

Focusing on the economy, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, outlining a path to constructing “an economy built to last.” On the heels of the president’s speech, The Wall Street Journal and NBC released a poll showing that Americans view the economy a bit brighter. According to results, 37 percent of respondents said the economy will get better in the next 12 months. One sign of economic restoration is consumer confidence. The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index climbed to 75 from 69.9 at the end of December—the highest level in almost a year. Experts said an improving jobs market and higher stock prices helped fuel the increase. Additionally, about two-thirds of economists who participated in the National Association for Business Economic survey believe the nation’s gross domestic product will bump to a rate of more than 2 percent. The week ended with the economy growing at an annual pace of nearly 3 percent in Q4 of 2011.

While the U.S. received economic assurance, Europe remained focus on its fiscal matters. At the Jan. 30 summit, European Union leaders agreed to a permanent rescue fund for the euro zone. Leaders will sign a treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), “a 500-billion-euro permanent bailout fund that is due to become operational in July, a year earlier than first planned.” Summit participants also discussed ways to create more job opportunities and financial growth. Aside from the treaty, Spain still faces recession as tourism is expected to remain low in the winter. Factors such as austerity measures and higher taxes also might bruise the country.

 

 

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Be sure to read the full risk disclosure before trading Forex. Please note that Forex trading involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you understand the risks involved before trading. Performance, strategies and charts shown are not necessarily predictive of any particular result. And, as always, past performance is no indication of future results. Investor returns may vary from Trade Leader returns based on slippage, fees, broker spreads, volatility or other market conditions.

Our Two Cents – Week of 1/23/12

There’s nothing better than kicking off the week on some high notes—especially coming off last night’s victory from the New England Patriots, sending them to the Super Bowl.

In the U.S., optimism remained the key theme last week. Jobless claims dropped 50,000 to 325,000—down from 402,000 last week—marking the lowest level since April 2008 and the biggest drop since September 2005. Experts said the sharp decrease illustrated signs of an upward-ticking economy. According to new survey results, 40 percent of wealthy Americans have optimistic thoughts about the U.S. economy in 2012, the highest level of optimism in six months. The findings came from the December 2011 Ipsos Mendelsohn Affluent Barometer, which examines lifestyles, spending patterns and media habits of wealthy Americans (those whose household income is $100,000 or more). While wealthy Americans signaled their optimism for 2012, the hedge fund industry also displayed early signs of a good year. In terms of inflows, more than half of investors planned to boost their hedge fund investments this year, according to a Barclays survey. In the Forex world, U.S. client profitability has increased on average 6.4 percent in Q4 of 2011.

Signs of economic confidence even transcended the Atlantic to Europe. Spain enjoyed a successful auction of benchmark 10-year bonds that investors gobbled up. In Italy, Prime Minister Mario Monti said Germany—in its own self-interest—must assist Italy and other embattled euro zone nations to help lower borrowing costs. Monti heralded Germany’s

“culture of stability” as “a precious German product [that] has been marvelously exported.” In Greece, officials and private creditors continued to devise solutions for its debt, nearing agreements to write down 50 percent of the face value of the country’s debt by exchanging existing bonds for newer ones with longer maturities and lower interest rates. Officials are expected to meet Jan. 23 to further discuss and resolve Greece’s debt.

 

 

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Be sure to read the full risk disclosure before trading Forex. Please note that Forex trading involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you understand the risks involved before trading. Performance, strategies and charts shown are not necessarily predictive of any particular result. And, as always, past performance is no indication of future results. Investor returns may vary from Trade Leader returns based on slippage, fees, broker spreads, volatility or other market conditions.

The world watched European leaders last week take the next step toward saving the euro, a move that sparked some optimism from bank officials. In the U.S., jobless claims fell to new lows, and confidence abounded from Wall Street women about alternative investments.

Applause sounded after leaders at the European Summit agreed to sign an intergovernmental treaty to enforce stricter fiscal standards in their future budgets. Efforts to get all 27 members of the European Union (EU) failed as Britain and Hungary opted out. Importantly, the 17 euro zone members agreed to the new treaty, a welcoming sign to the European Central Bank (ECB) that said the treaty would be the basis of good financial discipline moving forward. Before the summit, Standard and Poor’s warned of possible credit downgrades of 15 euro zone nations, preparing to place those nations—including the powerhouse of Germany—on credit watch negative. This action normally signals a downgrade within three months. According to S&P, the action was “prompted by [its] belief that systemic stresses in the eurozone have risen in recent weeks to the extent that they now put downward pressure on the credit standing of the eurozone as a whole.”

Also in Europe, Greece readied its next step for its bailout. Inspectors for the country’s international lenders and private credits are meeting and preparing for a new 130-billion euro bailout plan and bond swap to keep the country’s economy alive. The EU, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the ECB—known as the troika—are visiting Athens to start preparing the bailout plan agreed in October as well as assessing the impact of debt swap plan on banks. Earlier last week, Greece approved its 2012 austerity budget as it tried to cut its debt and pull itself out of recession. Responding to the measures, many Greek youths protested, hurling stones, bottles and firebombs at police. The country’s fiscal package included some very tough cuts that will unfortunately keep many Greeks feeling cash strapped. While Greece’s fiscal matters proceeded, Hungary sought a 10-to-15 million euro package from the IMF and EU to help stabilize its economy. The country asked for assistance after its forint currency hit record weakness because of market skepticism about the government’s unconventional policies.

In the U.S., new jobless claims fell to a nine-month low, showing signs that the job market may be improving. The Labor Department said weekly applications declined by 23,000 to 381,000. Some more good news came from women on Wall Street as they planned to seek alternative investments. Nearly 65 percent of the women surveyed said they expected to find attractive investment opportunities, according to a study by the professional services firm Rothstein Kass and the international women’s group 85 Broads. More than half of the women said they planned to start new funds too.

 

 

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Be sure to read the full risk disclosure before trading Forex. Please note that Forex trading involves significant risk of loss. It is not suitable for all investors and you should make sure you understand the risks involved before trading. Performance, strategies and charts shown are not necessarily predictive of any particular result. And, as always, past performance is no indication of future results. Investor returns may vary from Trade Leader returns based on slippage, fees, broker spreads, volatility or other market conditions.