IMF: Hi Yuan. Welcome to our SDR world.


After reading the article below, I decided to pen a few thoughts.

The inclusion of the Yuan into the IMF SDR basket is is a very important issue to me. Personally, I refer to the IMF SDR currency basket pairs a lot in my trading. I want to see how the inclusion of the Yuan in the IMF basket will change things for the other pairs in that basket.

I wonder what will change in terms of mathematical equilibrium and imbalance among those four currencies after adding the fifth currency yuan and its unique variables. Where does one source historical data? Will one ignore the Yuan until it has sufficient past data to work previous mathematical formulas and models with?

A trading buddy of mine agrees that the RMB (remninbi) will be on a par with the Sterling and the Yen. We expect 10-15% Yuan weighting in the basket.

Historical data for trading purposes should be sufficiently available after a couple of days into its inclusion. Enough data to apply non-linear regression techniques (think slope, intercept, forecast functions in Excel) and confidence type boundary levels.

We also should keep an eye on correlation between SDR and the USD, being the currency that represents the biggest weight in the basket.

For those who wonder what the difference is between the remninbi and the Yuan, read this article:

Do have a productive trading week ahead and remember, a trading loss is only a loss if you do not learn anything from your loosing trade.

Yours in the quest for success and significance,

Olufukeji “Ejimi”Adegbeye CWM


Price changes because value flows!

A very interesting article below for all those who monitor or trade the gold markets.

The article exemplifies how I trade. I believe all the the global financial markets (FX, Bonds, Equities, etc) are inter-related and I believe the major pendulum/pivot/anchor around which the global financial markets revolve is linked to interest rates and inflation, best observed in the behaviour of the bullion and US bond markets, and traders should bear this in mind at all times. I like this article because it shows very clearly just how strong the concept of value flow trading is.

What I am yet to do is to come up with exact mathematical models that input the variables in different markets to determine what the price of an asset should be per time based on its ever shifting value relative to those same variables. This will require significant mathematical ability and sadly, I lack that, at  least for now. And I have found a non-mathematical (and consequently, less accurate) way to determine  a fair price for value, and it delivers consistent profit. But I will pursue it much later, maybe as a thesis in subsequent academic pursuits.