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Pride comes before a fall….

September 19, 2017

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Hello traders, I wanted to draw your attention to this rather surreal interview on Bloomberg last week. Former celeb fund manager Hugh Hendry was on there talking about him closing down his Eclectica fund after 15 years. Having made a fortune, and a name for himself shorting banks during the GFC he’s found the going […]

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The London Traders Forum 23rd September 2017

July 8, 2017

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Fellow Trader, For the last few years we have run the London Traders Forum (LTF), on an annual basis. So please put the following date in your diary for the 2017 London Traders Forum, which will take place on Saturday, 23rd September 2017. Get your reduced early bird ticket here:  London Traders Forum Autumn 2017 Ticket For […]

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The Dublin Traders Forum – Saturday 22nd April

March 28, 2017

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Fellow Trader, If you were looking for an excuse to visit Dublin then here you have it! After the success of the Dublin Traders Forums in 2015 and 2016 it’s now time to plan for the first event of 2017. It’s time to put in your diary the all-day Dublin Traders Forum event, which will take place […]

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3rd March 2017: The plight of George Best and the value of Success Structures

March 3, 2017

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Hello Traders, Something a little different for a Friday evening / weekend read. I was fortunate enough to be taken to see the movie Best – George Best: All By Himself earlier this week in Dublin. Those of you who know me will know that I am a north-west lad who grew up on the religion […]

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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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