Bachelor of Pure Economics, Trinity College Dublin 1986
Awarded Master of Arts 1991.
Started trading career with WestLB Düsseldorf in 1986 training in both spot and forward foreign exchange and finished as a spot trader with Deutsche Bank Sydney in 1999.
Set up own emerging hedge fund in 2000 and this experience eventually led to the establishment of FXWW, to help aspiring traders on the pathway to becoming a hedge fund. Have continued to trade on a personal account for the last 10 years, with medium-term contrarian the best description of my trading style. I rely heavily on market flows and technical analysis for my entry and exit levels.
Have also spent some time providing education courses and test questions for those undertaking AFSL courses.
Started as a market commentator and analyst with Thomson IFR in 2005 and have expanded on this path through Reuters FXHub and ForexLive over the last 5 years. My extensive network of contacts in both the interbank and hedge fund markets give me an excellent insight into what the bigger players are thinking and doing. I look at the market from a trader’s perspective, not that of a reporter or analyst.
AUD and NZD dragged lower as metals lose shine again; GBP makes gains on crosses
Fri, May 17 2013, 00:31 GMT
USD bulls not having it all their own way. CHF crosses rebound on profit-taking
Wed, May 15 2013, 22:37 GMT
USD/CHF accelerates again as investors exit stale safe-haven trades
Tue, May 14 2013, 23:09 GMT
AUD staying heavy ahead of budget night
Mon, May 13 2013, 22:12 GMT
Hedge funds still piling into USD longs; quiet consolidation likely in Asia
Sun, May 12 2013, 22:27 GMT
King Dollar reigns amid rumour-fest in stop-loss City!
Thu, May 9 2013, 23:15 GMT
EUR/NZD the big mover on the crosses; Australian jobs and Chinese CPI today
Wed, May 8 2013, 22:56 GMT
Chinese trade data will keep focus on AUD; NZD edges lower after RBNZ
Tue, May 7 2013, 23:34 GMT
Market focus will be on RBA where I expect a 25bps rate cut
Mon, May 6 2013, 22:56 GMT
Yen crosses turn bullish after NFP; Australian retail sales today ahead of RBA tomorrow
Sun, May 5 2013, 22:47 GMT
EUR market reacts viciously to Draghi comments: Japan and China closed again today
Thu, May 2 2013, 22:30 GMT
AUD and NZD lose out on the crosses; China PMI and BOJ minutes ahead of ECB later today
Wed, May 1 2013, 22:57 GMT
EUR stays whippy with stops targeted both sides of market, China and Europe closed for Labour Day
Tue, Apr 30 2013, 22:19 GMT
FX market in range trading mode ahead of central bank meetings
Mon, Apr 29 2013, 23:01 GMT
USD/JPY continues to slide as Yen shorts cover: More disappointing Chinese data
Sun, Apr 28 2013, 22:35 GMT
GBP sentiment improves after GDP data; EUR struggles amid more rate-cut talk
Thu, Apr 25 2013, 22:58 GMT
All eyes back on the big USD/JPY barrier: CHF continues to weaken
Wed, Apr 24 2013, 22:45 GMT
China PMI likely to increase volatility; USD/JPY fails at 100.00 again
Mon, Apr 22 2013, 22:44 GMT
G20 makes no reference to Japanese Yen policy: ECB waters down rate cut chatter
Sun, Apr 21 2013, 23:26 GMT
G20 FinMins meeting today; heavy turnover in FX market but little movement overall
Thu, Apr 18 2013, 22:25 GMT