Ian Williams

Ian Williams has been trading stocks, indices, forex and commodities on his own account for over 30 years. He set up a "trading training" company in 2004, and since then he has helped a large number of people to become successful traders. His hobbies are skiing and flyfishing, spending his winters in the Alps and summers in Scandinavia. He can be contacted via

Greece Tragedy
By Ian Williams On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

More Greek trouble ahead?

Well, things are getting to the critical stage now as regards the ongoing Greek tragedy. It’s clear that the country’s prime minister Tsipras has removed his finance minister Varoufakis from any and More...

Eurozone Problems
By Ian Williams On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Eurozone Implosion ahead?

So, Spanish banks can’t be in quite as bad a shape as the media would like us to believe – Sabadell Bank has just spent about $2bn buying the UK’s TSB Bank. Mind you, given the way banks can seem More...

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
By Ian Williams On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Defying the United States, European allies say they’ll join China-led bank

The more time goes by, the more it seems that the USA is losing its grip on its position as the world’s most important country as regards banking domination. It likes to be able to police all banks everywhere, More...

USA Economy
By Ian Williams On Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Headwinds for the USA Economy

It’s not Greece that’s in the headlines today – for a change! Mind you, there’s plenty going on behind the scenes in that respect, more of which later. Today however it’s the USA that More...

Yanis Varoufakis
By Ian Williams On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Greece Turns to Bank Rescue Fund for Lifeline

You may be beginning to wonder why I regularly write about Greece and its ongoing problems. The reason is simple – while the mainstream media seems to be distracted very easily from what may well prove to More...

Austria and Greece Problems
By Ian Williams On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Heta Senior Bonds Plunge as Austria Cuts Off Aid to Bad Bank

Well, it wasn’t Greece that was the most interesting/potentially dangerous country yesterday – it was Austria, where its so -called “bad bank”, Hypo Alpe Adria, effectively went bankrupt. More...

Germany's Bundestag
By Ian Williams On Friday, February 27th, 2015

German MPs approve Greek bailout extension

Today the focus is still on Greece – Germany’s Bundestag voted on the deal to extend and pretend regarding the Greek bailout. Of course the vote was a ‘Yes’ because Angela Merkel has already More...

Central Bankers
By Ian Williams On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Currency Wars and the Race to the Bottom

It’s a day for central bankers to say what they think – or perhaps say what the politicians want them to say…. The UK’s BoE governor is hinting at interest rate rises to come, and we eagerly More...

Greece Bailout
By Ian Williams On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

What next for Greece after talks stall?

Well, a perhaps unsurprising end to the Greek/EZ talks in Brussels last night, with Greece absolutely determined to stick to its “negotiating” position of not budging a millimetre as regards extending More...

Germany may compromise with Greece
By Ian Williams On Friday, February 13th, 2015

Greece bailout talks: Compromise possible, says Merkel

The Greek fiasco continues then – today, it’s being suggested that both Greece and Germany may “compromise”. “Technical discussions” are being held ahead of Monday’s crunch More...