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 SmallBusiness.co.uk and FTadviser.co.uk.
Adam is the Chief Instructor at fxacademy.com 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 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 Chehadeâ€™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.
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 AimMicro.com and has launched OMG, Opportunities 4 Material Gain, a small cap recommendations service with ADVFN.
Anka C. Metcalf is the founder and CEO of TradeOutLoud.com, 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 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, www.annacoulling.com. She also runs regular live trading rooms where she trades real money in the forex and futures markets.
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 is Head of Dealing at ForexTime.com. 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.
Chris Chillingworth provides insight and knowledge about trading to intermediate and beginner traders via his website SpreadbetBeginner.co.uk 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.
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 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 is a hobby trader and financial blogger at TradingSimply.com. 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 TradingSimply.com.
Davina Becker is a product specialist at ORE.com 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 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 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 organicfinancialgroup.com.
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.
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.
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 itradepod.com.
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.
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 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 accendomarkets.com
Nicolas Shamtanis is responsible for overseeing customer support and customer relationship departments at at easyMarkets, having formerly been dealing room manager. EasyMarkets.com is an award-winning global broker with full market access, innovative trading platforms and a commitment to easy trading.
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 Tradingbeliefs.com, a performance support practice for traders. His trades, market commentary and educational pieces are posted on his blog www.FXTraderPaul.com Contact: email@example.com
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 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.
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 fintrader.net
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.
Thu, 1st Jan - * (ShareCast News) - Banks and miners led the FTSE to a lower close Friday, in a session awash with blue-chip news including disappointing annual results from Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered, among other stocks reporting.