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 […]

Empty-mind trading

Empty-mind trading

It’s easy to ‘marry’ an opinion. The trouble is it blinkers you to any other possibility but the one you foresee happening. With trading, you might analyse the markets yourself or you might invest in the outlook of a market commentator. And at a specific moment in time it might make perfect sense. The logic […]

Trading by mail?

Trading by mail?

Did you know Liverpool had one of the first futures exchanges in the world? You probably knew that import and export was a big part of the city’s success in the nineteenth century. And yes, sadly, the slave trade played a big part too. But I had no idea of the history of futures trading […]

Thanks to Andrew…

Thanks to Andrew for his eletter last week. I am now out of the 14 day enforced quarantine and back at home, with an assortment of thai craft beers chilling in the fridge, and the wife trying to turn me into a sumo wrestler by over-feeding me. Should I need an extra income, I could […]

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