first_imgAbsa Capital, through working closely with its clients to solution an appropriate delivery vehicle, identified the need for an exchange traded option contract. To this end they worked closely with the JSE to ensure these contracts were listed and tradable. “The JSE realises that in order to be more competitive it needs to offer foreign exchange products that are viable alternatives to those traded in the OTC space,” Geers said. Both new contracts can be triggered anytime by the event. When it comes to fees, both products operate on a competitive sliding scale and will be capped at R39 900 per deal to entice bigger contracts. OTC instruments are not traded on a stock exchange and are typically contracts between an investment bank and a client. “As market participants seek to avoid bilateral counter-party risk and with more regulation being imposed, our new products offer a regulated alternative and compete directly with OTC contracts.” Product innovation On-market instruments require no foreign exchange clearance and are settled in rands. 15 June 2011 The two new options are based on the dollar/rand exchange rate and are “knock-out barrier options up-and-out and down-and-out”. They offer asset manager and hedge fund participants an exchange-traded product similar to what has previously only been available over-the-counter (OTC). “The products will allow investors to create more diversified trading strategies using exchange traded products without taking on any credit risk,” the JSE’s general manager of derivatives trading, Warren Geers, said in a statement this week. These options represent the first currency “can-do” contracts offered by the JSE. Can-do options are a type of product first created by the JSE in June 2006 to offer investors the flexibility of an OTC product with the credibility and transparency of the listed derivative. They offer infinite variety to the professional investor. In a bid to offer currency traders even greater choice and flexibility, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and Absa Capital have listed the first “exotic-style” currency options contracts. No foreign exchange clearance required Product innovation forms part of the JSE’s continued drive to grow the currency derivatives market by introducing new flexibility while ensuring that strict regulation is adhered to. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgalex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williams Infographic: Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Urbanization in Iceland from 1901 / Búseta á Íslandi frá 1901 from hjalli on Vimeo.Kim Rees, partner at Periscopic.com:….I would say that infographics are really a subset of data/info visualizations. An infographic is static by definition. They are graphics.A data/info visualization may be static, but most often these are interactive and allow the viewer to explore the data/information in different ways.Infographics and data visualizations may use the same data, multiple datasets, APIs, etc. However, an infographic is always static.Periscopic.com is a Portland based company that develops online visualizations such as the state of the salmon in the Pacific Ocean.What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with these statements? The terms “data visualization” and “infographics,” are often used interchangeably. It’s understandable as the meanings often overlap. Data is often associated with information. The words visualization and graphics have a relationship that are both different and the same.A discussion on Quora is providing some context about the terms and how they interrelate. That’s a discussion just starting, based mostly upon the rising popularity of the practices. The conversation on the Quora thread could use some more perspectives. But we expect that topics such as these will see more attention this year, especially as more of these visuals are created. This medium’s popularity will certainly grow considering its pop art nature and storytelling capability, and the cloud will continue to be an important part of its surge. Quora DiscussionBenjamin Wiederkehr of Datavisualization.ch:While I agree with Paul Marcum that Information Graphics often display non-quantifiable information, I would not make the distinction there. Maps for example are often part of data visualization, too.Here’s how I see the distinction:Information graphics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge often used to support information, strengthen it and present it within a sensitive context.They are specific, context-sensitive and often times hand-crafted.Data visualizations are visual displays of measured quantities by means of the combined use of a coordination system, points, lines, shapes, digits, letters quantified by visual attributes.They are general, context-free and often times created automatically.Both can be static, animated or interactive.So, I think the difference is more about the objective. Information graphics are used to tell a story or answer a question. Data visualizations are used to let the user find his own story or answer.Considering this, what would you call this video featured on datavisualization.ch?Hjalmar Gislason, founder and CEO of DataMarket.com: Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As the debate shows, there is no clear distinction. Yet we all seem to have some sort of – somewhat personal – feeling for what is an infographic and what is a data visualization.Here’s mine:A data visualization is a graphical representation of quantifiable data, usually by means of well-known chart, graph or map types. Although they can be created by hand, they can always be generated by applying automated methods on top of the data.An infographic is a graphical representation that combines one or more data visualizations with other non-data elements – such as graphics or text – to point out relationships, show a process or tell a story that cannot be automatically discerned from the data alone. An infographic requires the application of a creative process with some understanding of the underlying data and its context.Datamarket.com provides data and statistics about Iceland. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We are relying more on Quora for research and story ideas. So please let us know if you are on Quora and we’ll look out for your topics, comments and questions. You may find me on Quora as well as Klint Finley, who writes here and on our Enterprise and Hack channels.The discourse is demonstrative of how the science of data is mixing with the narrative of storytelling and interactive technologies. It’s also demonstrative of how new these terms are as evident in the Google Trends search results.Data visualization: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Urbanization in Iceland from 1901 / Búseta á Íslandi frá 1901 from hjalli on Vimeo.Kim Rees, partner at Periscopic.com:….I would say that infographics are really a subset of data/info visualizations. An infographic is static by definition. They are graphics.A data/info visualization may be static, but most often these are interactive and allow the viewer to explore the data/information in different ways.Infographics and data visualizations may use the same data, multiple datasets, APIs, etc. However, an infographic is always static.Periscopic.com is a Portland based company that develops online visualizations such as the state of the salmon in the Pacific Ocean.What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with these statements? As the debate shows, there is no clear distinction. Yet we all seem to have some sort of – somewhat personal – feeling for what is an infographic and what is a data visualization.Here’s mine:A data visualization is a graphical representation of quantifiable data, usually by means of well-known chart, graph or map types. Although they can be created by hand, they can always be generated by applying automated methods on top of the data.An infographic is a graphical representation that combines one or more data visualizations with other non-data elements – such as graphics or text – to point out relationships, show a process or tell a story that cannot be automatically discerned from the data alone. An infographic requires the application of a creative process with some understanding of the underlying data and its context.Datamarket.com provides data and statistics about Iceland. We are relying more on Quora for research and story ideas. So please let us know if you are on Quora and we’ll look out for your topics, comments and questions. You may find me on Quora as well as Klint Finley, who writes here and on our Enterprise and Hack channels.The discourse is demonstrative of how the science of data is mixing with the narrative of storytelling and interactive technologies. It’s also demonstrative of how new these terms are as evident in the Google Trends search results.Data visualization: Quora DiscussionBenjamin Wiederkehr of Datavisualization.ch:While I agree with Paul Marcum that Information Graphics often display non-quantifiable information, I would not make the distinction there. Maps for example are often part of data visualization, too.Here’s how I see the distinction:Information graphics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge often used to support information, strengthen it and present it within a sensitive context.They are specific, context-sensitive and often times hand-crafted.Data visualizations are visual displays of measured quantities by means of the combined use of a coordination system, points, lines, shapes, digits, letters quantified by visual attributes.They are general, context-free and often times created automatically.Both can be static, animated or interactive.So, I think the difference is more about the objective. Information graphics are used to tell a story or answer a question. Data visualizations are used to let the user find his own story or answer.Considering this, what would you call this video featured on datavisualization.ch?Hjalmar Gislason, founder and CEO of DataMarket.com: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,The terms “data visualization” and “infographics,” are often used interchangeably. It’s understandable as the meanings often overlap. Data is often associated with information. The words visualization and graphics have a relationship that are both different and the same.A discussion on Quora is providing some context about the terms and how they interrelate. That’s a discussion just starting, based mostly upon the rising popularity of the practices. The conversation on the Quora thread could use some more perspectives. But we expect that topics such as these will see more attention this year, especially as more of these visuals are created. This medium’s popularity will certainly grow considering its pop art nature and storytelling capability, and the cloud will continue to be an important part of its surge. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Infographic:last_img read more