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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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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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