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Anxiety, adrenaline and automation

July 10, 2017

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Originally posted on Emotional Finance:
I am delighted to introduce a guest blog by Kevin Rodgers, formerly global head of foreign exchange at Deutsche Bank, with an impressive career in trading. Kevin is also the author of a great new book which charts the major changes in investment banking ‘Why aren’t they shouting?’, not to…

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FX Trading Buddies

January 23, 2017

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Originally posted on Trick or Trade:
A couple of weeks I wrote about the benefits of working in a trading office alongside other traders.  Though I realise not everyone is able to get into this type of arrangement – whether it’s a case of being able to find an office venue, traders to move in…

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Toffs & Toughs

July 8, 2016

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Originally posted on Zohar Trading:
Before I start it has taken me 2 weeks to calm down after the UK voted to leave Europe. My writing style is a stream of consciousness written quickly to try and capture my essence and thrust at a particular moment in time. This piece is not totally financial but…

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28th April – Yen feeling a lot like it’s CHF 2010-2011

April 29, 2016

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Well that was an interesting 24 hours! Lets leave FOMC and Uk & US data for another day. Today just want to talk quickly about the Yen. I said in one of my start of year pieces that I felt this was going to be the year of the Yen and that it was likely […]

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April 2016

April 26, 2016

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Originally posted on Zohar Trading:
Do I Stay or Do I Go? Hi all, I’ve been a little lazy this month. The last two months have had roughly a 15% bounce but have not reached the S&P high set on 20 May last year of 2,134. At the moment we are just above the 2,090…

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1st March Monthly Candles Part 1 GBP & EUR (Video)

March 1, 2016

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Hello traders, I hope you enjoyed that rather volatile February trading month? There were some great opportunities to be had! I think March has the opportunity to be equally volatile – we had G20 last weekend (which always affects markets, even if it takes days and weeks to see) and we have NFP (in an […]

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February 2016. I’m Coming For You!

February 4, 2016

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Originally posted on Zohar Trading:
Brown Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis, Cub Playing on a car. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Hi all, hope you all had a good month and profited from the turbulence. Just a quick word to anyone who was on my old e-mail list. Before July of last year I…

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An unlikely insight into aiding trader performance

February 3, 2016

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It would come as a surprise to many to read an article in the Guardian paper about how traders improve their performance. To be fair to them they are actually commenting on a new TV show ‘Billions’ which is about the work and lifestyle of some Wall-Street Money Managers. In particular they focus on the work […]

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21/1 – MT4 programming needs?

January 26, 2016

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Originally posted on Trick or Trade:
This purpose of this post is to tell you about a trader friend of mine who has a lot of MT4 programming skills.  [To the “uninitiated” – MT4 is a very popular trading platform among retail traders and is offered by the majority of retail brokers].  Wayne is rather skilled with MT4,…

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11/1 – Fantastic books and YouTube videos on the financial markets

January 14, 2016

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Source: 11/1 – Fantastic books and YouTube videos on the financial markets   A good selection of books by George. I too found flash-boys a great education about the antics of HFT boys (and the banks as well). Michael Lewis is a very good writer. If you want to read some fiction that also covers […]

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