Tandem Interactive Brokers and N26

The prestigious Barron’s newspaper, specializing in financial and economic information, published the online broker ranking for 2019 (Miller, 2019). The winner was Interactive Brokers (IB), a situation that has occurred in previous years. This assessment is endorsed by other organizations such as Broker Chooser (2020) that classifies IB as the best online broker, best broker for daily operations and best broker for futures.

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Master in Financial Advice and Asset Management

My motivation to specialize in finance is due to my interest in investment in the stock market. It is something that I have been doing for a few years and I want to expand in the personal and professional field. However, the knowledge acquired during my MBA is not enough to fully develop a career in financial advice, complementary to my professional development as a director and engineer.

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Cisium, Inc., Website Closing

It has been a very long journey for Cisium, Inc. website. It started in 2007 and this year finally I shut it down. I created the site using Joomla!, it overcome one major update in 2010. To use Joomla! as content management system has not been a pleasant job. In my experience Joomla! is slow and the administration is heavy. After many years using Joomla! in many websites, I don’t think it will use it anymore.

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MBA Graduate

Last February I submitted the last dissertation for my MBA at University of Bradford. Naturally it was the master thesis or Management Porject, a work that took me a solid year to accomplish. I'm specially proud of my last piece of work "VIX as Predictor Variable of Stock Market Returns", a culmination of my specialisation in finance.

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Elective MBA Modules

Since my last post, I passed four new modules in my MBA: International Business Strategy: my first executive MBA module taught by Dr. Eva Alfoldi. Eva conveyed high performance lectures and brought a stunning performance, definitely my best learning experience. Project Management: my first module evaluated 100% by a conventional exam. This module gave me the chance to acquire the formal education of project management, that was perfectly complemented by my professional experience.

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Half MBA Program

Already passed 1 year since I started my MBA at University of Bradford, UK. In other words, I ran half program. It is being an exciting journey, very demanding but with an extraordinary step forward in my formal education. I can feel how each passed module aggregates new management skills and changing my approach to management. Coming from engineering I was very reluctant of the value added of an MBA, however, module by module I've been changing my mind. Now I do not have any doubt that an MBA brings an inflexion point in management skills and competences.

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Cisium, Inc. Is Now Joomla! 3.4

We are glad to announce that CISIUM website has been upgrade to the latest web technology.For this new version we have used the latest Joomla! 3.4. The release introduces new features into the CMS such as improved front end module editing, decoupling of weblinks, composer integration, Google new reCaptcha and security improvements by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents.

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Bluehost, Subversion and TortoiseSVN

Subversion is a widely distributed open source version control. Almost all the information is susceptible to being controlled with versions, I will not now make a dissertation on this concept .... Subversion not only efficiently manages the version, but allows a quick and secure sharing of information between people located in different countries. I have decided to install Subversion on my commercial Bluehost server, I have it wasted: unlimited hard disk, and monumental bandwidth and I only host a few web pages.

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