trader's weekend

A trader’s weekend is a sacred part of the week, not just for winding down and relaxing but also for ensuring that the week ahead is a productive one. With this in mind, there are a few key activities that traders tend to go through at the weekend, to ensure that they are ready to take advantage of all opportunities over the coming week. So, let...

2018-06-08 James Harte Read more
Gold rush

Gold! Gold! In 1848 a young mill worker named James W Marshall stumbled across a piece of shiny looking metal in the ground of a lumber mill in California. This small and seemingly insignificant discovery would go on to see the area flooded with 300,000 in a crazy search for gold, later to be known as the California Gold Rush. Shortly after Ma...

2017-12-12 James Harte Read more
Jaratt Davis

Started From The Bottom... When starting out in trading, the first question that many people have is “is it really possible to make a lot of money doing this?”. In the sports world, there are hundreds of stories of famous athletes who rose from inconspicuous beginnings to achieve great success. The same is true of acting and many other professi...

2018-01-25 James Harte Read more
The Tale of John Taylor- Hedge Fund Titan Gone Bust Blog Banner_preview

From Humble Beginnings John Taylor is a name that some of you might not be familiar with. However, during his career in the financial markets, he presided over a fund, FX Concepts, which grew to be the biggest currency management firm at the time, with assets north of $14 billion. Taylor has had an illustrious career spanning five decades from...

2018-01-25 James Harte Read more
Orbex_Railway mania

The Direct Line To Success Railway Mani or The Great Railway Bubble was an economic boom and subsequent bust that occurred in the UK during the 18402. At the time, railroads in Britain were a new and disruptive technology that drew massive interest from speculators. Britain was well into the Industrial Revolution during the 1840s, and the ever-...

2018-01-25 James Harte Read more
Lionel Messi

Success Spills Over We often take a look at how the attributes responsible for success in other areas such as boxing or poker can help deliver the same success in Forex trading. In all endeavours, however, there are those key people who rise far above the rest; in football, Lionel Messi is definitely one such player. When thinking about what ma...

2017-10-22 James Harte Read more
GGhost in the forest

Trick or Treat You might have heard about the different types of traders there are: some plan carefully and will wait to only take a trade when their specific criteria line up perfectly, others prefer to simply jump into the market and react as price moves trading on gut instinct and intuition. One of the key drivers of these sorts of traders i...

2017-10-22 James Harte Read more
Game of thrones_screenshot

Game of Thrones is undoubtedly the most popular TV series of the last few years, and even people who haven’t yet watched the blockbuster series can be found dressed up as Jon Snow on a stag do’s and at Halloween parties.  While a TV series about dragons and supernatural armies might seem like a world away from forex trading, there are plenty of ...

2017-11-08 James Harte Read more
moon moves the markets

Moon-Gazing Humans have long been obsessed with the moon and the idea of understanding its effect on people’s lives and behaviour. For many people, this potential link is a mystical, supernatural one, but for others, it is purely scientific. The effect of the moon on tides has been well documented and given that humans are mostly made of water,...

2017-09-08 James Harte Read more
Lamborghini

If trading still conjures up images of high-flying professionals, barking buy and sell orders at each other across a crowded, open outcry trading floor, it's time to revisit those views. New evidence has cemented the notion that the typical trader is changing. Where once highly-qualified and experienced,  male stock brokers would exclusively oc...

2017-08-28 Linda Firth Read more