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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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Interesting FT Article: Banks 20 Years behind Aviation in Risk Management

August 6, 2012

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There was an interesting article by Caroline Binham in last Mondays FT about a recent research paper undertaken by Corven.  This advisory firm stated that the largest banks and insurers are at least two decades behind their peers in the aviation industry in terms of managing risk. As some of you will know my early […]

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An introduction to Atul Gawande and the The Checklist Manifesto

April 25, 2012

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Many of you will have heard me evangelise (or maybe drone on, depending upon your view-point) about the work of Atul Gawande for 18 months or so.  In particular his book the Checklist Manifesto is an excellent read and is immensely relevant to traders.  I think its a fascinating book and I suggest it to all my clients to […]

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A post on Maxwell Maltz and Psycho-Cybernetics

December 17, 2011

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Here’s a blog post written by Tom Willard about Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics and trading. For those who’ve never heard of Maxwell Maltz and psycho-cybernetics I would heartily recommend all traders take the time to read and digest the book. (You can pick up a copy of the book here should you wish to read more.) […]

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A challenge to the non-day traders amongst you. – Another fine post from Peter Brandts Blog

September 14, 2011

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This is another great blog post by Peter Brandt.  I would heartily recommend you read and take action accordingly. Enjoy   Get ready for a big surprise! If you are a successful day trader, this post does not apply to you. However, if you are unsuccessful as a day trader, then this post might be […]

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Explaining the actions of Congress and US Politicans.

August 8, 2011

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An interesting comment that was posted on an MSNBC article by one of the readers in response to another commentator.  I can take no credit for this article. If you know who was the original author then please let me know and I’ll happily credit the individuals The U.S. Congress sets a federal budget every […]

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