Posts tagged 'FT Alphaville'

FT Alphaville – Xmas opening hours

AV will be taking a little break over the festive period — from midday on December 23rd until January 3rd.

OK, it’s an extended break. But it’s been a hectic year and the team need to recharge their batteries. Of course, if something untoward should happen in the Eurozone, like a bank blowing up or worse, a small country leaving the Euro, or a big one losing its AAA rating we will power up the site and start posting. Hopefully that won’t happen and we will all be able to have a relaxing Christmas break. Read more

Alphachat: Sal Arnuk on high frequency trading

It’s taken a while but our second podcast, a discussion with Sal Arnuk about high frequency trading, is now live.

(You can find our first podcast with Michael Pettis, on the Chinese economic model, here.) Read more

Well, this was unintended…

… though we don’t know if it’s also unsecured. Stolen from Tom Brammar’s Twitter feed, and submitted without further comment:

Commenting on FT Alphaville – a quick Q&A

Commenting on FT Alphaville is still fun, we promise. But the way it’s done has changed.

On Tuesday, August 30, the FT introduced a new policy that affects FT Alphaville commenters. Read more

Do you comment on FT Alphaville? Then please read this

We’re super sorry to spring this on you at the last minute.

But FT Alphaville is, with great reluctance, changing. Read more

Guest editing for the day

On Tuesday July 26, FT Alphaville will be taken over — again.

Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS, will be seizing the reins. Read more

Reminder: US Markets Live starts at 10am New York time

For the chronologically-challenged, that’s 3pm London time.

We’ve got our usual banter about all things markety, this week featuring thoughts on the end of QE2, Tim Geithner’s “mulling”, the debt ceiling, card fees, and — for a special treat — Hugo Chavez. Read more

FT Alphaville is hiring

We are looking for a natural writer, with an interest in and aptitude for all things financial — and, crucially — with the ability to be pleasant and have a sense of humour at unspeakably early hours of the morning. (We start at 7.30am).

Enthusiasm for online journalism and/or blogging is also essential. Thick skins help, too. Our commenters can be, erm, demanding. Read more

FT Alphaville’s Easter break

We’ll be running a slightly reduced schedule over the Easter break.

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Please give generously…

… just £5 a day keeps an FT Alphaviller in coffee and sandwiches at Pret a Manger:

Calling all US readers…

We’re looking to up our game, and need New York-based FT Alphaville readers for focus groups and testing. You’ll get coffee and cookies, plus some monetary incentive, at the FT offices in Midtown. We’ll get to see what you — the readers — really want.

For sale – one FT Alphaville editor

Yes, it’s true. As part of the FT’s charity seasonal appeal, a lunch with FT Alphaville editor Neil Hume — at legendary London restaurant Koffmann’s — is up for auction.


Visit this page for details and to bid.

Calling all readers…

We’re looking to up our game, and need FT Alphaville readers for focus groups and testing next Thursday. You’ll get tea and biscuits, plus a little monetary incentive, at the FT offices in London. We’ll get to see what you — the readers — really want.

Get the most out of FT Alphaville

Do you like FT Alphaville? Do you LOVE it? Do you want to have MORE?

The FT Alphaville team has a new Twitter feed — @ftalphaRead more

You’re invited to…

Update: Neil Hume will be at the venue from 5pm for any early birds out there.

More venue information this way

Macro Live 3: G20 preview edition

FT Alphaville’s new, dynamic feature, Macro Live, will be given another airing this Wednesday — ahead of the G20 meeting.

So join us at 3.30pm London time (10:30am in New York) on Wednesday for an hour or so of live, interactive economics chat centred around some of the issues that will be discussed in Seoul. Read more

Overheard in the Long Room

The members of FT Alphaville’s private forum, the Long Room, enjoy (and regularly engage in) spirited debate. Here’s a selection of what’s been said and posted just recently:

- There’s a history lesson on the limitations of monetary policyRead more

Markets Live summer hours

Markets Live is going on its summer holiday!

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FT Alphaville NY is hiring

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY 12th JULY

We are looking for natural writers, with an interest in and aptitude for all things financial – and, crucially, with the ability to be pleasant and have a sense of humour at unspeakably early hours of the morning. Read more

An FT Alphaville review of 2009

FT Alphaville Christmas poem

Enjoy! Read more

We’re yanking the Vampire Squid auction

Executive decision this.

Upon receipt of an “enveloping” bid from a fan of Tracy’s sculptural talents, the charity auction for the hand-crafted Vampire Squid is hereby cancelled. Read more

FT Alphaville Christmas charity auction

FT Alphaville vampire squid Christmas charity auction

Overheard in the Long Room

The members of FT Alphaville’s private forum, the Long Room, enjoy (and regularly engage in) spirited debate. Here’s a selection of what’s been said and posted just recently.

- On the mining table, a comprehensive guide to decoding the explorers. Read more

Glug, glug, glug…

Come help us celebrate our Webby Awards win — as well as FT Alphaville editor Paul Murphy’s imminent move to New York.

You're invited to FT Alphaville's Webby drinks... Read more

Overheard in the Long Room

FT Alphaville’s private forum, the Long Room, was buzzing on Thursday. Here’s a selection of what was being said and posted.

- David Rosenberg has come up with five ways to protect the portfolio in a deflationary backdrop. Read more

Ashes delays start of Markets Live

A later than usual start for FT Alphaville’s daily markets chat on Wednesday, so that the team – well Neil, actually – can watch the first few overs of the 2009 Ashes battle live from the Swalec stadium in Cardiff.

So play will start at 11.15am sharp, when Murphy and Hume will be discussing why the market hasn’t fallen further in the wake of Wall Street’s sharp sell-off overnight, the continued travails of Phorm and an interesting spat between Prudential and a leading City analyst. Read more

In memoriam – Sam Jones, an FT Alphaville competition

Our colleague Sam Jones is leaving us to take up the glamorous role of FT hedge fund correspondent.

We’re honouring him with a competition. Rules below. Read more

We need YOUR help to beat the beard!

Since posting this video, Branson’s blog has reached second place in Webby voting!

Beat the Beard! Click here to go to the Webby website and vote for FT Alphaville Read more