Robert is a private trader with over 15 years experience trading the financial markets.

Twitter used to predict Stock Market
By Robert On Monday, May 16th, 2016

Can Twitter be used to Predict Moves in the Stock Market?

A ground breaking study by behavioral scientists has revealed that the mood of the public reflected on social media websites such as Twitter could be used to predict fluctuations in the notoriously unpredictable More...

Pound Dollar
By Robert On Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Pound at 30-Year Low Against the Dollar

British people who head for a recreational trip across the Atlantic might be in for an unpleasant surprise as the pound keeps tumbling against the USA dollar. Sterling is now trading at $1.42 which is down around More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Brexit Risks Dominate 2016 for Pound v Dollar Rate

Over the forthcoming days, Britain, led by Prime Minster David Cameron, will look to renegotiate its membership of the EU. There are many things up for discussion, most notably immigration and the overall cost of More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

All the best for 2016

Last month the International Monetary Fund released their World Economic Outlook. It expects the world to expand in 2016 by 3.6 percent up from this year’s estimated 3.1 percent growth. It is marginally slower More...

Lawrie Inman
By Robert On Friday, May 1st, 2015

Young City Trader who earns 1 million a year

The world’s top traders ages 30 or below are named today, with young guns picked up five of the coveted positions. They represent the changing face of the modern City.  None went to Oxbridge, some turn up More...

The US Army would have the fewest active duty troops since prior to WWII
By Robert On Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Downsizing the USA Military

With US sequestration cuts now taking effect and Barack Obama ordering US $85 billion in defence cuts, Colin Cieszynski assesses the impact on the stock market.  The latest budget cuts will shrink the USA army More...

The Stock Market
By Robert On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

The Stock Market

The stock market may seem a mystery to you. All this talk of Bulls and Bears, shorts and longs, not to mention the associated TLAs (three-letter acronyms!) such as IPOs could leave you cold. But that would be a More...

Trading vs Investing
By Robert On Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Trading and Investing

Share Prices If you have ever looked at the price charts of shares, then you will have noticed that they are changing price all the time. You can easily find charts online by going to Yahoo Finance or to one of More...

Stock Market Sectors
By Robert On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Market Sectors and Indices

Market Sectors For ease of reference, stock markets will group together particular types of shares. One way they do this is in market sectors, for instance having an energy sector for oil, gas and electricity generating More...

Investing in Stocks
By Robert On Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Do You Need Stocks?

With the discussion up to now, you may have seen no compelling reason why you should invest in stocks rather than simply putting your money somewhere safe, such as a high interest savings account. Certainly, with More...