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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 Emperor writes: How should you be?

August 14, 2017

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  (For those of you not aware, this is the magnificent Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline. The reason for the photo will become apparent later on in this piece.) Hello Traders….well that was an interesting start to August. Hopefully now everyone is flat and sunning themselves away from markets. Or crying into their beer. […]

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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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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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Creating a Tactical Trading Plan in 2016 – The Veterans Trader Project

October 28, 2015

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Fellow traders, A while back I heard a former fund-manager and now fintech CEO talk about the three key elements seen in good traders. You can read an article on it here. She said that in all her years there were three elements that kept showing up time-and-again in all the successful traders she worked with. […]

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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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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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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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