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01
JAN
2014
NYSE trader

I owe it all to Trading Places

Last last year I ran a technical analys course in Paris and a very good professional trader attending mentioned he had got into the business after seeing the film “Trading Places” nearly 30 years ago. It had so taken him aback by what he saw he felt he must get into...
28
DEC
2013
Paul Tudor-Jones

Paul Tudor Jones’ Christmas Decorations

Paul Tudor Jones’ Christmas decorations Each Christmas Paul Tudor Jones decorates his gorgeous Greenwich, Connecticut Belle Haven Estate with a spectacular holiday light show.  He makes it so the public can drive their cars over to his waterfront estate and view the festive...
16
DEC
2013

New trails for RRG on Bloomberg

You can open RRG on your Bloomberg with the region, period, peers and more by using a trail in the command line. For example: RRG <REGION> will open with the default for the region RRG <COUNTRY> will open with the default for the country RRG SEC will open run on the...
22
NOV
2013
Intelligent Trader

Bob Farrell’s 10 Investing Rules

I don’t usually recommend people’s investment rules as they are often just a list of snappy platitudes – buy low, sell high – and of no value. These though come from one of the founders of the Market Technicians Association. The commentary is very good and...
16
OCT
2013
Happy invesotor

‘We want coaching,’ say high-fliers

I offer coaching services to a very limited number of clients. I have seen more demand for this service often from firms wanting traders hand held in their early stages of trading or help with ‘off form’ traders. Acceptance of coaching in the professional trading area...
04
OCT
2013

Investing would suffer without derivatives

A ‘finance-fiction’ study – What would be the consequences of banning derivatives from the asset management industry? In a finance-fiction study called “The Unintended Consequences of Banning Derivatives in Asset Management”, Alessandro Beber, Finance professor at Cass...
18
SEP
2013

Selecting Prop Traders

I am working in Prague with a firm to select new prop traders. They are running a boot camp. The candidates have had two days of induction to the firm and the assets they trade and how they operate. Today I taught them some trading techniques. In the two days which follow they...
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