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Alan Hill

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Alan is a highly experienced banker with an in depth knowledge of Corporate Banking, Treasury and Trade Finance. He has had a varied career in Global markets, Risk management, FX Trading and Sales & Interest Rate Management. He has managed sales teams mentoring his team in both markets and marketing.He has been published in a number of journals and has appeared daily on radio to discuss market movements and events. His first novel was recently published.

Better the devil you know?

Forming a flexible strategy As many readers will know already I favour trading strategies that are wide ranging and include as many factors as possible...

Oh, What a Night

The creation of a truly twenty-four-hour market! In the early nineties, the FX market was disjointed and split into three very distinct segments each with...

It’s all fundamental

But then I would say that! I am getting a feeling that the retail FX market is slowly turning towards my vision of using every...

No Career for a Mathematician

Basic requirements no longer basic When I first started in the market one of my first jobs when I arrived in the trading room in...

Euro becoming impossible to trade?

Simply a by-product of dollar activity? Does the euro have a life of its own any more or is it simply driven by the fact...

Dollar and U.S. economy drifting apart

Globalization leads Greenback away from domestic influences In the past when FX traders were seen as little more than gamblers with their employer bank’s money,...

Could it be that it was all so Simple?

Friday’s data confounds the “old way” The non-farm payroll data that was released on Friday illustrated perfectly how the market is changing and evolving and...

Don’t believe all you read

False news applies in the market too. It used to be so simple. Market news and analysis was provided by qualified economists and traders had...

Second Quarter living up to its name

The “money making” quarter continues In banks trading rooms, the four quarters of the year are known as: Q1 - The Preparation Quarter, Q2 -...

Generalize or Specialize?

One Currency? One Asset Class? When I was trading full time, I found it easier (or maybe less difficult) to make money concentrating on one...

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