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The Inflation Trader has been a recognized leader in developing the U.S. inflation derivatives market. He traded the first interbank U.S. CPI swaps in 2003 and, as a dealer, was a primary liquidity-provider in that market for two large banks. He represented about one-third of interbank swaps... More
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  • How To Exceed Expectations (Or At Least Keep Up) 5 comments
    Jan 12, 2012 8:41 AM

    My latest post was not picked up by Seeking Alpha today. I write about INFL, which is a way to trade inflation expectations. The blog is at if you want to read it.

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  • Ian Bezek
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    Thanks for noting this -- and a wag of the finger at SA for not publishing!
    12 Jan 2012, 06:25 PM Reply Like
  • The Inflation Trader
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    Author’s reply » I have decided I am unable to predict which ones they will not pick up. :-)
    12 Jan 2012, 06:49 PM Reply Like
  • Chung Yen Wong
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    Thanks IT. Was still thinking if SA still doesn't pick up i'll have to make a trip to your blog.
    Thanks for the link :) learn alot from your insight though i'm still young into investment, and living in the other part of the universe which ppl here don't really write about. Unfortunately sometimes i couldn't decipher what you mean exactly in a practical way. The comments here have definitely been helpful.
    Happy NY again :)
    12 Jan 2012, 07:53 PM Reply Like
  • The Inflation Trader
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    Author’s reply » Thanks cyenwong. I hope this article isn't too far over people's heads altogether. It was a long one already, and as I re-read it I thought "well, I'll lose some people here, and here, and here." But to expand on what I mean by 'modified duration,' for example, ... well, actually I suppose I could do that in a sentence or two. But all of those sentences add up.


    I try to make my writing understandable as possible, but we have to keep in mind that there's still science here - making it sound simple doesn't necessarily mean it IS simple, you know? Thanks for reading - I hope you keep learning, and please ask questions and I (or someone else) will try and add illumination where possible.
    12 Jan 2012, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • Ian Bezek
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    And now they have not only picked it up but put it on the front page. Very nice!
    13 Jan 2012, 12:20 PM Reply Like
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