I needed money. I had limited savings having spent an adventurous youth knocking around the outback of Australia. The traditional path to wealth in Australia is to buy a house. We did not have enough for a deposit on a house, let alone a loan.
Depending on the market, I trade shares, futures and options – at present I am trading only shares. This is because of lifestyle reasons.
When I was young I was always interested in numbers, number patterns and probability. I guess it was almost inevitable I would end up in some sort of trading role.
Forex CT head of sales Simon Bishop shares his trading strategy How did you get into trading? I just fell into it. After finishing a business degree at uni, I started off in the currency options back office at ANZ. I spent seven months there and decided I wanted to move up to the dealing…