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It was November 2008 and I’d been trading full time for only a couple of months.

The credit crunch was in full force and every day presented new challenges and headaches.

Until Lehman Brothers collapsed I had been doing well. Trading on a simulator, I was happily bringing in a reasonable £300 a day.

Then, everything changed. As soon as we went live, the markets went into chaos. The FTSE 100 would drop massively in the space of a couple of minutes. Then, it would reverse almost as fast, for no other reason than traders being too scared to hold on to their shorts. Read more »


Well after four days of solid gains, stock markets finished in the red again yesterday as the price of crude oil collapsed, dropping 2.4%. I have to admit I didn’t see oil falling as much as it has done. I’ve always been somewhat of a perma-bull when it comes to energy and the dwindling global reserves of the black stuff.

Anyway, I only have one oil explorer in the portfolio so my other stocks will hopefully balance out the volatility. And I was pleased to see $PKG jump over 10% on Tuesday. Read more »


As you may know, I spend a lot of my time either in London, UK or Auckland, New Zealand. This year, I spent the holidays in a town called Matamata in New Zealand. There is not an awful lot to do in Matamata but it is the home of Hobbiton in the Lord of the Rings movie series.

Though I didn’t see any hobbits, the weather held up just well enough to take some nice photos.

A warm and happy New Year to all my readers and followers.

Matamata countryside New Zealand

Matamata

Matamata countryside New Zealand

Matamata

Matamata countryside New Zealand

Matamata farmhouse

Wairere falls Matamata countryside New Zealand

Wairere falls