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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. […]

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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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