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The London Traders Forum: Saturday 16th April

March 16, 2016

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Fellow Trader, Several years ago we used to run the London Traders Forum (LTF), now that I am back in the UK it’s time for the LTF to be re-born! So please put the following date in your diary for the Spring 2016 London Traders Forum, which will take place on Saturday, 16th April 2016. Get your […]

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4th March: Interesting Price Action post NFP

March 4, 2016

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NFP Day! Just wanted to bring your attention to this interesting piece of Price Action from this afternoons NFP release.  Now in the interests of honesty I did not trade these setups ( I admit that I wish I had though) however I rarely, if ever, trade NFP these days – as most times it’s usually just […]

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15/02/2016: Using Moving Averages for Dynamic S&R

February 15, 2016

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This post is aimed at the beginner trader (and those on the Veterans Trader Project). Many times newbie traders are sold a story (and a strategy) that Moving Averages are the only way to trade. They are sold dreams of fortunes to be made on trading a moving average cross-over strategy. If only it was […]

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An unlikely insight into aiding trader performance

February 3, 2016

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It would come as a surprise to many to read an article in the Guardian paper about how traders improve their performance. To be fair to them they are actually commenting on a new TV show ‘Billions’ which is about the work and lifestyle of some Wall-Street Money Managers. In particular they focus on the work […]

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Creating a Tactical Trading Plan in 2016 – The Veterans Trader Project

October 28, 2015

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Fellow traders, A while back I heard a former fund-manager and now fintech CEO talk about the three key elements seen in good traders. You can read an article on it here. She said that in all her years there were three elements that kept showing up time-and-again in all the successful traders she worked with. […]

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BBC article on the effect of Adrenaline and Cortisol on Traders Risk appetite

October 22, 2015

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I admit that I missed this piece by the BBC until very recently. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33363948 The gist of it being: Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests. I’ve always been fascinated by the impact of hormones on a traders behaviour […]

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28/8/2015: What can a newbie trader learn from the events of this week?

August 28, 2015

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Hello traders, So how have you fared this week?  Well I did say on my Sunday post that this would be an interesting week! I was struck by some of the comments on forums and Facebook pages by people about their experiences of being on the wrong side of markets or not understanding what was […]

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Longer -Term trading of FX, Indices & Commodities markets. – VTP Stage 2

July 31, 2015

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Fellow Traders Some of you may know that I’ve been developing a trading course to help Veterans re-train and give them a start in Financial markets. The longer-term plan will be to help young guys and girls who’ve been injured in recent conflicts by providing them with an opportunity to do something new and challenging. […]

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A chance to jump on-board a unique trading opportunity – The Veterans Trader Project

April 24, 2015

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Fellow Traders As an ex-military guy some of you may know that I’ve been developing a basic trading course to help Veterans re-train and give them a start in Financial markets. The longer-term plan will be to help young guys and girls who’ve been injured in recent conflicts by providing them with an opportunity to do something […]

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