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0835: The Footsie has begun the day slightly under the weather, as stocks track Wall Street lower and with an in-line reading on China's manufacturing sector having failed to provide much in the way of support so far. The 'official' Chinese manufacturing sector purchasing managers' index printed at 51.1 for September, as expected. To take note of, Goldman Sachs expects corn futures to drop to $3 a bushel over the coming three months. That is symptomatic of multiple commodities having recently moved towards multi-year lows. In that regards, analysts at Bernstein have been cited as saying that iron ore prices at $66 per tonne are a distinct possibility. Royal Mail is now the best performer on the top flight index, while Sainsbury is trading at the bottom of the pile on the heels of its latest trading update. FSTE 100 down 16 to 6,607. 9 minutes ago
Commodities continued to trade on their back-foot on Tuesday as a result of US dollar strength and in the run-up to Thursday's ECB policy meeting and Friday's all-important US non-farm payrolls report. 24 minutes ago
A weaker than expected reading on the Eurozone's core rate of inflation walloped the euro/dollar. 44 minutes ago
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So why have I been quite through all the news recently? Scottish vote, vote in Parliament for decision in aiding and abetting U.S. in their proxy war against Syria and Iraq. The fight between Isis, IS, or should I say Isil, is well underway.
It’s quite well beyond laughable it’s very laughable in itself.
I’m sure as people interested in trading many of you will have eagerly watched the BBC2 programme about traders, 'Traders: Millions by the Minute' (if not you can watch both episodes below). Regardless of what you thought about the show itself, it's useful to try and learn what you can from it - which is what I'm going to talk about here.
In the interests of full disclosure I admit that I had conversations with the BBC team about the show and I recognised and knew a good few of the people shown.
Investing in the stock market doesn’t have to be about making a killing or losing it all.
It doesn’t have to be a high-stress roller coaster and you certainly don’t have to sit up all night sweating because one of your investments has cut its dividend. Instead it’s possible to invest simply and sensibly, buying quality shares at attractive prices.
The first part of BBC2’s two part documentary “Traders: Millions by the Minute” on Monday 15th of September took a look at some of the professional traders in the FX trading community as well as a few of those looking to join their ranks.
Both episodes have now aired and are worth watching - we've posted both of them down the bottom of the article in case you missed them.
I’ve often presented that ‘socialisation’ is one of the four pillars of success for managing yourself as a Trader. Socialisation? What on earth is he on about now you may be asking yourself? Bear with me reader (or should that be 'beer with me'?) as I’m on to something here.
What is socialisation? In the words of the Fast Show's Ron Manager: “Is it word? It is now!”