Duncan’s financial training started on the old ‘open outcry’ floors of LIFFE, LME and the CME in Chicago. He managed the US Equity risk desk for a well-known broker-dealer, before becoming UK CEO of a Japanese CFD broker. He has also been actively involved in the building of systematic trading strategies and advises to CTA funds.
Favourite trading instruments
Stock indices: FTSE 100, DAX 30
Currency pairs: GBPUSD, EURUSD, USDJPY
Commodities: GOLD, OIL
Preferred market analysis
Purely technical, including moving averages and volatility indicators to name a few. I look at fundamentals only during major events.
I believe that consistency in the long term can only be maintained through systematic trading. I trade short (from minutes) to short/medium term (up to a week) and use technical indicators to be either long or short the market within a defined portfolio of assets. Position size is managed on a dynamic basis and is fully systematic.
“Give me a lever and a place to stand and I shall move the earth.”
This is Archimedes’ concept of leverage, using a lever and fulcrum, that applies equally well to today’s concept of financial leverage.