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Asif Imtiaz worked as a prop trader for almost a decade, and later he managed trading operations for one of the largest automated foreign exchange strategy developers in Europe. Asif earned a degree in International Business, and he likes to keep an eye on Global macro developments for the fun of it. Currently, he works as a trading consultant to several brokers and writes about various tech and financial topics. You can reach him at contact@asifimtiaz.com.

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