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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. […]

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26th June – Is Winter here? For markets that is. (Video)

June 26, 2017

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Hello traders, You may be scratching your head at my title of “Is winter here?” seeing as we’re only in June!  As always bear with me. If like me, you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you’ll know that for the last series or two one of the underlying themes has been “Winter is coming” […]

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UK Election Night

June 13, 2017

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Hey, sorry I forgot to post this quick video on the UK election night trades. Nothing really exciting. In fact the main action was later that day in the US indices which I missed from being up till 4am watching the election.

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25th May: There’s trouble at Mill….

May 26, 2017

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Hello trader, On a day when the S&P500 and the Nasdaq were pushing to all time highs you might think I am barmy to suggest that things are not as rosy as they may seem. Yet, in the words of the Monty Python sketch “There’s trouble at Mill…” and with that no-one expects the Spanish […]

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20/3 Keep an eye on USD

March 20, 2017

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Hello traders, I had a great week in London last week. I always enjoy connecting with other traders, clients and some of the institutions that I support.  It was also a lively week in the markets – which is a double edged sword. Anyway back to charts and the markets and I want to draw […]

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13/3: Sterling Coil and a busy week ahead

March 13, 2017

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Hello Traders, Back to charts, markets and trading. It’s going to be a busy and eventful week – lets have a look at the coil going on in Sterling. I don’t suppose its a surprise to see a coil happening in some Sterling products as everyone waits to see Theresa May pull the Article 50 […]

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Leaping into the void: Yves-Klein – the man who invented a colour

March 10, 2017

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Fellow Traders, Another Friday / weekend read. Every so often on this blog I have to ask you, the intrepid reader, to indulge me as I appear to wander ‘off the ranch’ that is trading and the markets and into uncharted territory. This is another request to indulge me. I was at the Tate Liverpool […]

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8th March: Post Budget Heads-Up: FTSE

March 8, 2017

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Traders, Just a quick note. Its been UK budget day and the FTSE chart is now showing a bullish flag forming on both 4 hour and Daily charts. Enjoy.

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