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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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3rd March 2017: The plight of George Best and the value of Success Structures

March 3, 2017

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Hello Traders, Something a little different for a Friday evening / weekend read. I was fortunate enough to be taken to see the movie Best – George Best: All By Himself earlier this week in Dublin. Those of you who know me will know that I am a north-west lad who grew up on the religion […]

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13th/1/2017 The affair between Peso, Trump and Loonie

January 13, 2017

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Happy New Year Traders, Well its fair to say that we’ve started 2017 in the same vein as we left 2016 – fake news, childish behaviour, global rumpus and market volatility…..and that’s just from the supposed adults. There are plenty of great tales to talk about at the moment but lets start with a simple, […]

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17/10/2016 – The relevance of USDMXN to US elections for a complete beginner

October 17, 2016

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Hey there, I wrote a piece a few weeks back on using the USDMXN rate as a proxy for the US elections. Someone asked for more insight so here’s a piece aimed at the beginner trader to give some further detail about why we’re watching it. So here’s a view of the US election via […]

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Part 1 – On building capacity as a trader

October 12, 2016

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Hello traders, You only have to google ‘Trading Psychology’ these days to find thousands of articles talking about the importance of Trading psychology to the make-up of a successful trader. For new traders reading this I always talk about viewing traders through the prism of the 4M’s of Trading: (understanding) Markets (your trading) Method Money (management) […]

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28th September – don’t trade on your birthday!

September 28, 2016

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Today is my birthday. I never trade on my birthday. And I suggest you do the same. What’s the point? You’re a trader and unless you’re working for an institution my suggestion is to take the day off. There’s nothing worse than waking up on your birthday in a good mood (which you should do […]

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19/09/2016 – Don’t panic, I am alive! (And a trading podcast for you)

September 19, 2016

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Hello traders, Apologies for my lack of posts the last couple of months – I have not been slacking – quite the opposite in fact. I have been basically working 6 days a week for the last 4 months to keep up with commitments. Normally I take most of August off and head back to […]

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