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New Year New Trader Q1 Webinar Program – Money Management – 23rd January

January 13, 2020

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Hello Traders, I hope you’ve enjoyed this rather illuminating start to 2020 and the subsequent market moves we’ve experienced already? Everyone starts a new year with grand goals about it being their best year as a trader – however those plans often fall flat, for many internal and external reasons. A lot of the challenges […]

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Recordings of the Q2 Online Traders Forum – Trading Strategies – now available!

May 12, 2019

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A couple of weeks back we had a highly enjoyable and educational session for the Q2 Online Traders Forum. The theme was “Trading Strategies”.  The recordings and slides of those sessions are now available. We had three sessions: Kevin Barry talked through exactly how he trades the 5 Minute chart on Indices and FX with […]

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Reminiscences of 2008 (where did that 10 years go?)

July 27, 2018

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Hello trader, Well yesterday I was provided the alert below from my Facebook feed (this post isn’t about FB – but wasn’t that a beauty move last night?) FB was politely reminding me of a post from 10 years ago – 25th July 2008. It made me smile – because I knew exactly what trade […]

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What Type Of Trader Are You? Greed Based Trader (GBT) vs Fear Based Trader (FBT)

July 17, 2018

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Hey Traders, I did another piece on Core Finance last week and thought it was interesting enough to enlarge upon here.       Achieving consistent success in trading comes only once we learn to trade in line with our individual personality, character and beliefs. It is garnering this self-knowledge that becomes the real treasure […]

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Q3 Online Traders Forum – Saturday 7th July 2018

June 13, 2018

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  Traders, For several years now I’ve run the London and Dublin Traders Forum – a once-a-year all-day event for Traders to come together, learn and socialise with each other. This years London Traders Forum will be on Saturday 6th October 2018 in Central London. Put the date in your diary and keep your eyes […]

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An unexpected pleasure at the Tate Liverpool

April 4, 2018

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Hello Traders, Yeah I know I haven’t posted as much as I normally do – shock horror – I’ve been busy trading these glorious markets. However now and then I do get away from the desk and indulge in normal people’s behaviour. And so last Thursday I found myself in Liverpool for the day and […]

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My rambling review of 2017 (mostly my screw-ups)

January 12, 2018

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“Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again too few to mention…” so sang the late great Frank Sinatra. Whilst an undoubtedly great song I have always struggled with that line. You see I’ve never understood people who say “I have no regrets….” for when I look back at my life I have plenty of […]

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10th Nov 2017 – A follow-up to ‘McWilliams Ireland’ show. My thoughts on the rising cost of living in Ireland.

November 10, 2017

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Last night in Ireland on channel TV3 there was a TV show called ‘McWilliams Ireland’ driven by the Irish media personality, and occasional economist, David McWilliams (that was my Irish mate’s joke) which is a series looking at modern Ireland through the lens of an economist and the impact it has on everyday Irish folks. […]

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Confidence in execution: humility in the debrief. Syed article in the Times

November 9, 2017

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  Hello Traders, It’s been a funny old year hasn’t it? I just looked back on my diary for the year. Normally I do no travelling during the months of August and October – I give them over to summer break/harvesting for the former, and trading for the latter. However this year, for the first […]

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The Emperor writes: How should you be?

August 14, 2017

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(For those of you not aware, this is the magnificent Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline. The reason for the photo will become apparent later on in this piece.) Hello Traders….well that was an interesting start to August. Hopefully now everyone is flat and sunning themselves away from markets. Or crying into their beer. As […]

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