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Billion Dollar Day – 24 hours in the life of an FX Trader – 1986 BBC2 Documentary

October 27, 2015

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Here’s a little something to watch during a quiet, dull trading session. It was a BBC 2 documentary from 1986 about 24 hours in FX trading by following traders in the US, London & Hong-Kong. Clearly the technology and the styles have moved on – nevertheless it remains fascinating viewing for any FX trader. Its nice […]

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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 great piece on how to understand the predicament of Ireland and the economic system in general.

November 26, 2010

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I can claim no credit for this piece but it’s a great way for traders and non-finance types to understand the predicament of Ireland and the economic system in general.  This was attached to the comments on Robert Peston’s latest post on his BBC blog. The piece itself was shamelessly lifted from ZeroHedge. Enjoy. Mary is the […]

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