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Trade101 Week Ending 12October

Trade101 Week Ending 12October

Oh My! Some Drop, Who Saw That Coming? Er, most of us, But Not That Big The  drop since 03 October-  6.66% when FTSE was 7510 and it all looked ok. Warnings abounded- “bond yields!” They screamed, FED rate hikes they exclaimed. Markets drop from highs-only the fund managers buy at the top. The classic ‘they are […]

Trade100! Week Ending 05 October

Trade100! Week Ending 05 October

Our Maiden Century(With thanks to Giphy.com) What does it mean? Statistically 100 events can have some meaning attached for analysis. I think we have about 5 losing trades, by the way. In due course a summary of these 100 trades will be made available. A lot to get through this week as the interminable FTSE […]

Trade 98 Week Ending 21September

Trade 98 Week Ending 21September

Friday Frenzy Laugh? The media tell us it’s all doom and gloom, the High street and retail are finished. Then we have  Bl***y Brexit, as I’m sure history will name it. Or perhaps the inglorious devolution. I have to factor it in to trading, but how? Nobody has done a Brexit before, except with violence,and […]

Trade 95 Week Ending 31 August

Trade 95 Week Ending 31 August

Some Graphics To Pore Over, and a Great Exit for Trade 94 As we ALL know- don’t we, volatility rises when the market falls. It can rise when the market rises but it is a measure of the cost of risk. For premium sellers it is a thing of beauty, for those already short premium, […]

Trade 94 Week Ending 24 August

Trade 94 Week Ending 24 August

The Week That Time forgot Actually the whole of August has been pretty lame, for FTSE, though August 15th served us well with a 1.5% drop. August is the month when movers and shakers are away. The office cat is actually managing your funds! I like the ‘up day/down day‘ measure and August has 50% […]

FTSE- What's Really Going On?

FTSE- What’s Really Going On?

FTSE Up 7.6% on The Year Actually if you look at the price on Dec 8th it was 7320. We finished on 7688,so there was a rise of 368 points. FTSE opened 2017 at 7142. So….. 5.2% of that 7.6% rise was accounted for in the tiny volumes in the last 3 weeks of the year. […]