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Process, Process, Process -And on building your Inner Coach

April 20, 2016

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  Sorry I’ve not posted for a while – it’s been a busy 4-6 weeks and I’ve had a lot on. To be fair I post quick pieces on the Veterans Trader Project FB page – if you want to join it then drop me a line and let me know. Anyway back to trading. I […]

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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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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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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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7/7/2015: Ten years on from the London bombings: Reflections on breaking rules and impulsive trades.

July 7, 2015

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Fellow trader, this post is part markets, part anecdote, part rant so please indulge me. Its ten years today since that fateful day in London. I am sure all of you readers will have your own memories of the event (please feel free to share your own experiences). I wasn’t going to write anything about […]

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Something for the weekend, Sir? Atul Gawande TED Talk

May 2, 2015

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I have for many years now talked about the good work of Atul Gawande a Harvard trained surgeon and health journalist.  His book The Checklist Manifesto:How To Get Things Right is a fascinating read and whilst aimed at healthcare is superbly relevant to trading and investing. Here’s a TED talk by Atul, where he talks […]

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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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Benefits of Blogging for Traders

November 19, 2014

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You’ll know that I’m always going on about how people should keep good records and that they should also write a blog about their experiences. Well now a very good friend and Trader has kindly written about the benefits he’s received from keeping a blog about his trading: Benefits of Blogging I’d heartily recommend everyone take […]

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Trader Mentoring Sessions

August 8, 2014

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Fellow Traders, I hope you’re all enjoying the summer sun (when it’s out) and profiting from these last few weeks of interesting market moves! These (relatively) quiet summer months offer an opportunity for traders to rest, re-charge and take stock before the market momentum returns from September onwards. It’s an ideal time to review your […]

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Book Review: The Winner Effect – The Science of Success and How to Use It

February 12, 2014

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    The Winner Effect Ian Robertson is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and has written this great book about how success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you smarter and more focused, confident and aggressive. Not surprisingly that sounds very interesting to traders. However there is an ugly downside to such […]

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