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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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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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20/01/2016 – Tough headwinds for the GBP

January 20, 2016

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Fellow traders, I was on TipTV this morning (Wednesday) talking about the pain being felt in Sterling. You can watch it here: http://www.tiptv.co.uk/finance/gbp-pain-tough-year-for-sterling-ahead/ I thought I’d write a post and add some charts about the situation. I talked about the monthly GBPUSD chart and how the monthly close of January 2002 was at 1.4105…and how […]

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The FT’s Martin Wolf on his views for 2016

January 20, 2016

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Here’s a link worth watching: The FT’s Martin Wolf gives his views on the world as part of his appearance at Kilkenomics. It’s well worth a watch – I tend to agree with a lot of his views. https://woodfordfunds.com/insight/martin-wolf-global-challenges/   It’s going to be an interesting year. Tin hats everybody!  

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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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A better way of making FX Payments

August 14, 2015

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Fellow Trader, It’s rare that I advertise any products and services however I thought I’d make you aware of a very good FX payments service that I have been using: Transferwise Watching the FX markets as I do, and also splitting my time between Dublin, Cheshire and London I am acutely aware of the price […]

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22/6: Trading Results Graph & a word on transaction costs

June 24, 2015

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This is a great post by George on the cost of business of being a Retail trader. I would recommend all traders to read and then take a look at their own cost of doing business. 22/6: Trading Results Graph & a word on transaction costs.

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Why do we manage our own funds? Delightfully explained by SouthPark

February 3, 2015

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After the other days piece: How did these chumps raise £5.5 miliion !?! I saw a friends link which I thought I’d share with you. After a tough trading day it might be easier to ask ourselves why do we bother with trading? Why do we bother to put in all the graft and all […]

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2/2/2015: Monthly Update Part 1: Indices & Commodities (Video)

February 2, 2015

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Hello traders! It’s the start of a new month and we now have completed monthly candles to look at. Personally I’m always pleased to see the back of January from a personal perspective however for traders its been quite a month hasn’t it? I am at present reading (and thoroughly enjoying) Jesse Livermore: Boy Plunger the […]

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31/01/2015 How do I go about building my Situational Awareness?

January 31, 2015

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Fellow traders, I’m often asked what are the best news-feeds to follow and who are the credible market blogs and articles to read. Lets face it since the dawn of the internet age it’s never been a difficult case of finding information on trading and markets. To be honest it’s quite the opposite; how do […]

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