Sunday, 23rd July 2017

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Oliver Haill

Oliver Haill, BullBearings editor

Oliver Haill is consultant editor of BullBearings and a freelance business journalist. Oliver was head of research at a London Stock Market-listed financial publisher, where he worked for seven years. He has written for magazines including Investment Adviser, The Marketer, Growth Company Investor and Business XL, as well as websites including and

Adam Lemon

Adam Lemon, Senior Analyst

Adam is the Chief Instructor at and trades forex on his own account. He has worked in financial markets for over 12 years, including six years with Merrill Lynch. He is certified in fund management and investment management by the UK Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Alex Chehade

Alex Chehade, Senior Dealer

Alex Chehade is senior dealer at Tradenext, he has been a seasoned trader in financial markets for over a decade. He is a graduate of UCLA in Physics and completed his MSci in Physics from Kings College, Mr Chehade applies his advanced technical and problem solving skills when assessing the markets. Mr Chehade started his career at MET Traders as a market maker, he continued his career as a derivatives trader at Sigma Derivatives. Mr Chehade’s bright acumen, risk based approach and passion about the market lead him to ETX Capital where was a risk manager. In his current role, Mr Chehade, supervises a number of key projects from liquidity aggregation, dealing, risk management and trading. Mr Chehade is a regular contributor and analyst on the markets.

Alp Kocak

Alp Kocak, Senior analyst

Alp Kocak has been trading Forex for over 10 years, and has been a senior analyst at for over 2 years, where he provides the daily gold analysis. Alp prefers using Ichimoku Kinko Hyo and Japanese candlesticks in his analysis.

Andrew Hore

Andrew Hore, Financial journalist

Andrew Hore has been writing about small companies for 25 years, as an analyst for Durlacher and at the Investors Chronicle, where he became smaller companies editor. A former AIM journalist of the year, he is currently editor of AIM Journal and and has launched OMG, Opportunities 4 Material Gain, a small cap recommendations service with ADVFN.

Andrew Speakman

Andrew Speakman, Forex market analyst

Andrew Speakman is a market analyst at Hantec Markets, specialising in online forex trading.

Anka Metcalf

Anka Metcalf, Trading mentor

Anka C. Metcalf is the founder and CEO of, division of Synergistic Financial Solution LLC a private boutique Equity, FOREX and Futures Trading Education, Service (Personal Coaching, Mentoring, Active Investor Trading Signals) and Products (Equity & Forex Day Trading and Active Investing Custom Trading Plans, position size risk charts) firm.

Anna Coulling

Anna Coulling, Trader

Anna Coulling is a full time currency, commodities and equities trader, having traded and invested for over sixteen years in financial instruments ranging from futures and options, to spot FX and equities. Anna now provides an extensive array of information on the internet, all freely available and created with the objective of explaining how the markets really work, with simple examples and clear language. She writes articles on a wide variety of financial issues, and is a regular speaker at events around the world. Anna also has a strong following on Twitter, several dedicated Facebook pages, and you can also read her latest market forecasts and analysis on her personal site, She also runs regular live trading rooms where she trades real money in the forex and futures markets.

Brenda Kelly

Brenda Kelly, Market analyst

Brenda is head analyst at London Capital Group. With over 15 years of financial market experience behind her, including 2 years at IG Group and 4 at CMC, Brenda has broad analytical skillset. With a passion for forex and technical analysis, Brenda focuses on money markets, macro and . She is a regular financial commentator in the UK and Ireland, and regularly features on the BBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, Sky News, CNBC, and Ireland's RTE and TV3. Follow Brenda on Twitter @Brenda_Kelly

Charis Mountis

Charis Mountis, Head of Dealing

Charis Mountis is Head of Dealing at ForexTime (FXTM) offers a wide range of trading instruments, platforms and accounts, tailored to the individual needs of clients seeking to trade forex, metals, as well as CFDs covering shares, ETFs and commodity futures. Trading support and services are provided for each client needs and ambitions - from novices, to experienced traders and institutional investors.

Chelsea Reid

Chelsea Reid, Financial journalist

Chelsea Reid is editor of YourTradingEdge UK, a magazine for traders and active investors in spread betting, CFDs, stocks, options, futures, forex and commodities. To subscribe or read more go to:

Chris Chillingworth

Chris Chillingworth, Spreadbetting coach

Chris Chillingworth provides insight and knowledge about trading to intermediate and beginner traders via his website and social media, where he is @chrischilliuk. Fascinated with the impact human psychology has on trading, he believes it’s not the entry and exit rules that will make you profitable in this game, it’s the way you trade.

Christopher Beauchamp

Christopher Beauchamp, Market Analyst

He read War Studies at King's College London and then studied Law. Before joining the company in 2010, he worked in the not-for-profit sector and later joined a small financial and media group as a financial researcher, writing daily stock market reports and contributing to several other websites monitoring small-cap and PLUS-quoted stocks. At IG he covers a wide range of asset classes, providing comment for a variety of media outlets and also gives regular seminars for clients.

Dave Limburg

Dave Limburg, Fulltime trader

Dave Limburg is a fulltime trader and trading educator. His greatest trading achievement was winning the CMC Markets $100,000 trading competition – beating over 440 traders with a ROI of 442% over 8 weeks trading real money. Dave teaches others how to trade the markets at The Everyday Trader website.

David Thomas

David Thomas, Financial blogger

David Thomas is a hobby trader and financial blogger at The blog provides lively and informative content about the UK stock market without the use of financial jargon, helping inexperienced traders better understand the risks of spread betting and observe how a real trader uses technical and fundamental analysis. To receive a free spread betting guide visit

Davina Becker

Davina Becker, Options specialist

Davina Becker is a product specialist at with over 10 years of experience in the financial markets. ORE's online trading platform for trading over-the-counter forex options is optionsReasy - it is easy to use and adaptable for new traders to grow through modes or advanced traders to start trading complex strategies immediately.

Elizabeth Goldman

Elizabeth Goldman, Finance writer

Elizabeth Goldman is a freelance finance writer and part-time amateur Forex trader. She contributes to several top finance blogs and trading communities across the web.

Gary Norden

Gary Norden, Trader and mentor

Gary Norden is the author of "An End to the Bull – Cut Through the Noise to Develop a Sustainable Trading Career". His 25 year trading career started at the age of 18. Gary has managed derivative trading desks for some of the world’s largest investment banks as well as trading with his own capital. He has developed an international reputation as a trader, educator and writer. More information can be found at

Graham Spooner

Graham Spooner, Investment adviser

Graham, whose 35-year career has taken him via Chase Manhattan Bank and City of London Investment Management, now advises on a wide range of investments at retail stockbroker The Share Centre.

Ian Hallett

Ian Hallett, Investment blogger

Neonomic is all about helping you to become a better stock market investor. It's about providing you with tools, ideas, insights and analysis you need to make better investment decisions. The site aims to help you; inspire you to learn about investing, to complete your own analysis and to build confidence to make your own investment selections.

Ishaq Siddiqi

Ishaq Siddiqi, Senior market strategist

Covering financial markets for over four years with Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal, Ishaq kicked off his career as a financial journalist just before the 2008 market turmoil. He has since provided analysis and market strategy in the City, covering European equities and macroeconomic news. Ishaq frequently appears on CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg and is widely cited by mainstream financial news.


iTradePod, Boutique prop trading firm

Hear the pit, see our screens, trade the value: we're a boutique proprietary trading firm achieving financial independence for our clients. As well as offering 1-on-1 Personal Mentoring and Courses & Webinars, iTradePod offers Trading Room + emini Squawk where you can listen to the energetic sound of traders on the CME S&P 500 pit floor as the action unfolds while our head trader calls LIVE! trades. For more, go to

Jay Elliott-Purdy

Jay Elliott-Purdy, Forex branch manager

Jay Elliott-Purdy is UK Branch Manager at Easy-Forex, having joined in 2010. He has managed portfolios in South America and more recently in the City of London. He specialises in trader education and trains clients on technical and fundamental market dynamics from novice to advanced level. A regular conference speaker, his specialities include intraday demand and supply, behavioural finance and trading psychology.

John Kingham

John Kingham, Value investor

John is editor of UK Value Investor, the newsletter for investors focused on world-class businesses for income and growth. Tweet @ukvalueinvestor

Lukman Otunuga

Lukman Otunuga, Market analyst

Lukman Otunuga is an analyst at broker FXTM. He holds a degree in economics and received his MSc in finance in 2013, since when he has been working in the City of London.

Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw, Fixed-odds trader and mentor

Matt Shaw quit the rat race a decade ago to trade FX & Commodities Full-Time and has not looked back. He trades for himself and mentors others via

Michael Hewson

Michael Hewson, Senior market analyst

Michael is the senior market analyst at CMC Markets, based in London. He has over 20 years' worth of experience of trading the markets, and specialises in technical analysis. Respected for his candid and direct opinions on what is actually going on in markets, Michael is a regular face on both financial TV and mainstream TV, appearing on CNN, CNBC, BBC TV, Fox Business, Bloomberg and several outlets in Asia. Michael's weekly market update videos are a popular feature on the CMC Markets YouTube channel, and his daily 'FX market update' posted on the CMC Markets blog keeps readers informed on the latest developments in the markets. Follow Michael on Twitter@michaelhewson.

Michael van Dulken

Michael van Dulken, Head of research

Michael van Dulken is head of research at Accendo Markets. He has worked in the City for almost a decade, starting with US investment bank Jefferies in the healthcare equity research team and then covering Italian small & mid-caps before a 2007 move to Société Générale saw him join the highly respected hedge fund & cross asset research team. For the last two years, Michael has worked on Accendo's research offering developing its product for execution-only clients, focusing on the key areas of information provision and market observations, education and trade ideas. In November 2011 @Accendo_Mike was voted among CityAM's top five to follow on Twitter and he is regularly quoted in the press. For more about Accendo go to

Nick Raynor

Nick Raynor, Investment adviser

Nick Raynor is investment adviser at The Share Centre, one of the UK's leading retail stockbrokers, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. It provides a secure home for over 270,000 investors' accounts and is proud to be regularly recognised by industry awards.

Nicolas Shamtanis

Nicolas Shamtanis, Chief client relationships officer at easy

Nicolas Shamtanis is responsible for overseeing customer support and customer relationship departments at at easyMarkets, having formerly been dealing room manager. is an award-winning global broker with full market access, innovative trading platforms and a commitment to easy trading.

Nikolas Xenofontos

Nikolas Xenofontos, Risk Manager

Nikolas Xenofontos is risk manager at easyMarkets, an award-winning global broker with full market access, innovative trading platforms and a commitment to easy trading.

Paul Wallace

Paul Wallace, Forex trader and performance coach

Paul Wallace spent six years in the Royal Air Force controlling fighter jets before embarking upon a career in the City. He is one of the principal forex traders at Kaizen Wealth Management UK and runs, a performance support practice for traders. His trades, market commentary and educational pieces are posted on his blog Contact:

Piers Curran

Piers Curran, Head proprietary trader

Former city trader Piers Curran is an established expert in trading and investment and co-founder with Will de Lucy of Amplify Trading. With over ten years of successful trading experience they developed cutting edge systems, strategies and techniques to trade financial products in volatile markets. Piers is head trader and managing director at Amplify Trading, as well as being founder of the firm he also mentors trainee traders and is regularly on CNBC and BBC as a respected voice in financial markets.

Ronnie Chopra

Ronnie Chopra, Head of Strategy

Ronnie is Head of Strategy at Tradenext. He has over 14 years experience working with financial products and started his financial career at CMC Markets in 1999 and in 2001 he joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now BlackRock - the world's largest asset manager) and worked there for over four years as a RFP analyst. Since 2005, he has worked in a number of brokerage firms as a CFD and FX sales trader and market strategist. A seasoned commentator, Ronnie has appeared many times on global business channels (BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN and SKY) to discuss topics concerning the financial markets. His recent interview on Bloomberg highlighted reasons why the US dollar will strengthen and the Australian dollar will fall in 2013. He has written numerous business-related articles and regularly lectures, most recently at the London Investor Show 2013.

Thierry Laduguie

Thierry Laduguie, Trading strategist

Thierry Laduguie is trading strategist at, having launched his first advisory service for private traders in 2006. Better Trader provides daily forecast reports and trading signals on FTSE 100, S&P 500, EUR/USD and gold and tweets at @eyield.

Thierry Laduguie

Thierry Laduguie, Trading Strategist

Thierry Laduguie is trading strategist at, having launched his first advisory service for private traders in 2006. Better Trader provides daily forecast reports and trading signals on FTSE 100, S&P 500, EUR/USD and gold and tweets at @eyield.

Vince Stanzione

Vince Stanzione, Private trader and mentor

Spread betting veteran Vince Stanzione has been trading for over 26 years and has produced a course "Making Money from Financial Spread Trading" which is a 200 page workbook, two and a half hours of DVDs and a member's only website. He stresses that before you try financial spread betting it's well worth getting some good advice and training - and to find out more go to

Will de Lucy

Will de Lucy, Trader and mentor

Will De Lucy is a trader, mentor and co-founder of Amplify Trading, which uses proprietory systems, strategies and techniques to trade financial products. Will also features regularly on CNBC and BBC as a respected voice in financial markets and professional education, offering advice and opinion on investment and stock markets.

Zoe Fiddes

Zoe Fiddes, Head of Sales

Zoe is head of sales at leading technology company ORE develop easy solutions for FX, precious metal and WTI OIL options trading on MT4 and optionsReasy, an online trading platform for both new and advanced traders.

City News

Commodities: Increasing supply of oil weighs heavy on the market

Sun, 23rd Jul - * (ShareCast News) - An over supply of crude from Nigeria and Libya of approximately 1m barrels per day weighed heavily on the oil market on Friday with September contracts for both WTI crude and Brent crude down 2.28% and 2.29% respectively.

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