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15
FEB
2018

Past Performance is not an Indicator of Future Success

The phrase “past performance is not an indicator of future success” can be found in the fine print all fund literature. Yet, due to either force of habit or conviction, investors and advisors consider past performance and related metrics to be important factors in fund selection....
01
FEB
2018
Trevor Neil on IG TV

Defensive Cover for a Rampant Stock Market

In this interview on IG.TV I cover strategies to give yourself cover yourself if the market turns but not leave the best bull market ever. These five strategies give you variously themed protection to a fall, particularly a sudden fall in the market, without giving up on the...
02
JAN
2018

The Cost of Vanity

I was an admirer and fan of Crispin Odey, the charismatic head of Odey Asset Management. I have seen how his strong convictions and his money mouth is ways to have built his fund into a titan and to earn a profit of £143 million and performance fees of £58  just two years ago. I...
26
SEP
2017

Presentation at the Second Annual Technical Analysis Conference in Lagos

See Second Annual Technical Analysis Conference in Lagos It was a great pleasure to present at the Second Annual Technical Analysis Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. The conference brought together some of the established experts in the financial sector, who understand technical...
03
SEP
2017

Very sad news for technical analysis, Hank Purdon has passed away.

Very sadly for all of us, Dr. Henry O. “Hank” Pruden passed away on Saturday, August 26th at St. Francis Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Hank was a towering figure in the field of Technical Analysis for decades, publishing numerous research articles on the markets as...
30
JUL
2017
Accredited by LSE Group Academy

Institutional Trader Programme

Last year, the London Stock Exchange Group Academy approached me to develop a two-week course designed for people who want to experience the institutional world of investment and to start their first leg of their career in the City. We put together the Institutional Trader...
02
JUN
2017
Global Code Launch

Why is the FX Global Code Important To Me?

I was a guest at the launch of the FX Global Code on 25 May 2017, the GFMA Global FX Division, in conjunction with the Investment Association, the ACI and a number of other trade bodies, hosted an evening panel session with some of the key figures behind the development of the...
01
JUN
2017
Brain full of computers

Those involved in the current love affair with Quants should remember anomalies are bound to die

A new study* making waves in quantitative finance tested 447 anomalies identified by academics and found more than eight out of 10 vanish when rigorous tests are app lied. Among those failing to reach statistical significance: one anomaly recently set out by the godfathers of...
11
APR
2017
ACI UK

ACI The Financial Market Association Model Code

,   The new Model Code of Conduct in the Foreign Exchange Markets will be released in May. There was an important pre-release webinar last week. I recently had the opportunity to listen to a webinar hosted by FX Week & ACI The Financial Markets Association (‘ACI FMA’)on the...
07
OCT
2016

Arnold Palmer’s Legacy

Arnold Palmer passed away on September a the age of 87. He broadened golf’s appeal, taking it from an elite minority sport to a truly popular global sport. He embraced the new media of TV and all the marketing opportunities that flowed from it: clubs, clothes...