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22nd & 23rd Nov 18 – On Managing Trader Performance and becoming a Money-Manager

November 2, 2018

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Fellow Traders, Over this last summer I re-read the trading classic Pitbull by Market Wizard Marty Schwartz. I originally read it about 12 years ago and so it was a pleasant re-read.  After all these years I was able to take some different messages from Marty’s journey. I can heartily recommend the book as a […]

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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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Protected: 25th July Q3 Online Traders Forum Follow-Up – USDCAD Hits Target

July 25, 2018

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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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Intra-day trading and on becoming a Money-Manager – Stage 3 & 4 of the VTP

July 10, 2018

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Fellow Traders, I will be starting this years Stage 3 & 4 of the VTP from next week. It’s based on utilising the acknowledged strengths of traders and veterans namely: Process, Discipline and Self-Awareness. I am offering it out to other traders to take one of the last couple of spaces. Stage 3 and 4 […]

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The Q3 Online Traders Forum – recordings available

July 9, 2018

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Hi Traders, We had an enjoyable session on Saturday at the Online Traders Forum. I spoke about a Simple Reversal Set-up and Quick Market Overview. Martin Walker talked about Price Action and Market Structure and how to use the to identify breakouts, fakeouts, reversals and trends. Ian McFadden talked about how he uses Fibs to […]

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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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Join the VTP and evolve into a Versatile Trader in 2018

November 23, 2017

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Hello traders, I hope life and the markets are treating you all well. I am setting my schedule for the VTP trading sessions for next year. As my diary gets compressed I am looking to deliver the various stages in 2 day blocks (apart from Stage 2 which is 3 Day) with follow-up online sessions. […]

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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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