Welcome to 2021.

I hope you had an excellent Christmas and New Year celebrations. With lockdown biting in the UK, will horse racing and other sports continue to be played? It looks as if tennis will be continuing as normal with a series of tournaments preluding the Australian Open on 8th February 2021. If these tournaments are set […]

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Why I’ll never trust trading bots

Why I’ll never trust trading bots

A question arrives from a TN reader: ‘Aren’t you contradicting yourself when you’re dissing off the peg “forex systems” at the very same time you’re promoting the use of them?’ It’s a fair point and one that probably needs a bit of explanation. My outlook can be stated like this: -> System = closed-book, inflexible […]

How to escape the Trader’s ‘cycle-trap’

How to escape the Trader’s ‘cycle-trap’

Our lives are ruled by cycles. The annual cycle of the Earth circling around the Sun… The cycle of the Moon… The monthly cycle of your salary landing in your bank – hooray! And then watching it go whizzing out again as the cycle of direct debits and standing orders kick in – boo! The […]

The ‘Hound of Hounslow’ is back

The ‘Hound of Hounslow’ is back

Remember Nav Sarao… The otherwise unassuming 36 year old trader operating from his parent’s house in the London suburbs who was scooped up and arrested back in 2015? They blamed him for single-handedly causing the 2010 ‘flash crash’ in the US equities markets which wiped £570 billion from the value of US companies inside 5 […]

It’s Christmas………………( nearly)

2 weeks to go til Christmas Day. We have a bumper set of race meetings over the Christmas Period. I will be looking at the Boxing Day race meetings, at Wetherby, Wincanton, Kempton and Wolverhampton. The 27th December is highlighted by the Welsh Grand National meeting at Chepstow and a continuation of Kempton’s meeting. The […]

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How to create ‘flash crashes’ for fun and profit

How to create ‘flash crashes’ for fun and profit

You see them all the time these days in stocks and shares. It’s not unusual to see a market sell-off insanely only to bounce back moments later. They even have their own special name: flash crashes. It’s easy to blame the big players – investment banks and the like – for ganging up on us […]