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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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25/07/2016 – A brief insight into Hedge Fund Recruitment

July 25, 2016

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Here’s some insight into the world of Hedge Fund recruitment courtesy of CNBC.   In the old days the Hedge funds would often just steal the best talent working at banks. However with Banks trading floors collapsing in size and they divesting themselves of proprietary trading operations it means the pool of talent has decreased significantly. […]

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4th July. Brexit: so what shall we do now?

July 4, 2016

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Ok, I promise this is my last Brexit piece. Promise. I have been intrigued over the last couple of weeks about the behaviour of the sullen, humiliated, defeated media. They have become convinced that the end of the world is neigh.  Furthermore the march of 40,000 pro-EU youngsters at the week-end was seen as some great […]

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1st July Post Brexit Views:Losers

July 2, 2016

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So in the previous posts I looked at what happened, followed by possible winners. If there are winners then there’s got to be losers. So lets take a look at some of them. Boris Johnson It’s all gone ‘a bit Pete Tong’ for old Boris hasn’t it? In what should be the crowning achievement of his […]

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30th June Post Brexit Views Part 2: Possible Winners

July 1, 2016

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Hello traders, I hope you’re enjoying watching history in action before our very eyes?  In my first piece I gave a little bit of background about what happened in the run up to the vote and during the overnight count. We’ve had a few days to watch and listen to whats happened. Lets take a […]

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28th June: Post Brexit Vote views Part 1

June 28, 2016

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Hello Traders, Well that’s been quite an eventful last two weeks in markets hasn’t it?  For those new to trading I’m sure it seemed quite terrifying. For those of us who’ve traded for a while you realise something like this happens every so often – it’s just part of the gig. So what actually happened? […]

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