I was a professional bond trader from 1983 till 1993, running, with other traders, what at the time was the largest bond book in the world. Then a hedge fund principal for 8 years and since 2001 I have been running my private family office, which is a fancy way of saying that I only trade my own money and report to no one. I bring 40 odd years of market experience to the party.
Trading and investing are mainly about avoiding pitfalls. That emotional trade, because you are “missing out”. And discipline. And trade structure. And somewhere along the line: sheer gut feeling, which comes from decades of experience.
A podcast interview I recorded in October 2020 on The Market Huddle, reviewing my career and explaining my overall philosophy, is available here: youtu.be/c2hAd8ZV3xo
Since 2015, on my private Twitter feed for my subscribers I have posted my market views, the logic behind my trades and levels, orders and stops, together with my thoughts and commentary on daily developments in the markets. Understanding what is happening and, more importantly, why it is happening, enables you to structure better trades and avoid many pitfalls. This is NOT a signal service. You will NOT get any trading signals. You will not be spoon-fed. It is a place where macro market views are formulated with meticulous reasoning and where I search for excellent risk/reward propositions. As such, I am mostly followed by hedge fund managers, CTAs, asset allocators, active traders and market professionals who want to have a sounding board for their own views and a seasoned professional in their corner. My main concern is with capital preservation and with spotting risk/reward opportunities that are currently mispriced by the market.
Quarterly I upload & update the entirety of the Twitter feed I offered my subscribers here. Please download it and examine it, to see if it would be of help to you to have such information.
For long-only investors I co-host 2 Gray Beards, where I give my views on asset prices each week.
Proceeds from these activities go towards running my animal shelter in New Providence, Bahamas.