Category Archives: Financial Markets 101

A trading journey into Randomness

A conversation on testing, analytical thinking and randomness with a fellow trader over a cup of coffee on Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday afternoon I had a great time catching up with a fellow trader I had met on the VTP program in … Continue reading

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Nine months next to a hedge fund

Moving Day! For the past nine months, I was lucky enough to have my desk right next to a small hedge fund based in the City of London, including spectacular views! Here are some reflections on the experiences I had … Continue reading

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Stepping stones to successful forex trading

It seems the many countless hours I have spent in conversations with several trading buddies, with the discretionary trader here at the hedge fund, and sharing offices with several full-time retail traders over the years have turned me into a … Continue reading

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Burgers with multi-billion-dollar investment fund insider

Last week I had lunch with ‘SM’.  SM is a senior manager with a large investment fund that has several billion dollars of assets under management.  He was relaying some information from the fund’s quarterly board meeting, during which the … Continue reading

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Trading Strategy: Defining Trend

An update on how my strategy development has progressed over the last two weeks. Nearly all of it has focused on Crude Oil.

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Trading Journey Reflections (edited)

Updated on 18th June 2017: This blog post was originally published in early June 2017. This blog post took a look at my current state of FX and futures trading and listed a bunch of issues that I am presently … Continue reading

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