Risk Management is a Practical Issue

It must be personal to your strategy What is the number one reason we lose money trading FX? No, it is not getting the market wrong...

Black Wednesday – My Market Experiences by Alan Hill p.6

The power of the Market Prevails Over the course of the first couple of days of the week, pressure was starting to build which wasn’t...

Can we still pay the Bonus? – Market Experiences by Alan Hill p.10

LTCM Collapse almost brings economy to its knees One of the most enduring and downright unbelievable quotes from my entire trading career was publicized following...

Castles Truly Built on Sand – Market Experiences by Alan Hill part 12

Dubai comes close to collapse The ludicrous situation by which virtually anybody could by a property was exacerbated by the sheer volume of new property...

Spread; The great fake.

Little more than a marketing ploy. OK, so you have seen a pattern on a chart that takes your eye, you do a little research,...

Not all Changes are for the Better – Market experiences by Alan Hill part.13

Regulation gone crazy. I recently read of a Trader at HSBC who has been prosecuted for the amount of money he made when executing an...

Hot under the collar – My market experiences by Alan Hill part 4

Time to perform! The Corporate salesman asking me the price had a client on the line with a reputation for trying to drive the market....

“Oh, Those Russians” – My market experiences by Alan Hill part 3

A fine time for a Coup. As I have already mentioned, when I joined my first bank dealing room, I had already been a banker...

“The Man who Broke the Bank” – My market experiences by Alan Hill...

Sterling too strong for its own good. Through the summer of 1992, there had been constant speculation that the pound could not survive the artificially...

Leeson and Barings; The man who broke the Bank – Market Experiences by Alan...

A lesson in Control It is hard to imagine in the highly regulated, controlled environment than banks, particularly in trading, exist in now that something...

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