This week's Trader Digest brings you the latest words of wisdom from trading greats Ray Dalio and Michael Bloomberg, the biggest & best trading monitors and how a chess master is Wall Street's latest go-to maestro...
The Key to Bridgewater's Success: A Real Idea Meritocracy
As he continues to promote his new book, Principles, Ray Dalio speaks to LinkedIn exec director Dan Roth about how his famed how idea meritocracy works at Bridgewater Associates. Read it here.
What Theresa May said in her Florence speech – and what she really meant
So Prime Minister Theresa May decided to drag her whole government and the entireity of the British press pack to Florence for a 30 minute speech on the next steps of Brexit. So what exactly was said? And more importantly, what did she mean? The Independent's Chief Political Commentator John Rentoul deciphers...
A Trader Monitor Setup – Why You Need a Huge Screen For Trading
Hugh Kimura over at Trading Heroes appeals to the techy trader who loves nothing more than chatting about the latest trading kit. Here he outlines his view on why size does matter when it comes to your chosen trading monitor. Read it here.
The Man Striking Fear Into the Hearts of Wall Street Titans. The Perfect Escape From Tedious Banking Jobs
"It’s not often you get to intimidate senior hedge fund managers and investment bankers. It’s rarer still for them to pay for the privilege", begins this great article from eFinancialCareers, on the subject of veteran chess master Lev Alburt and his work with the brightest minds in Wall Street.
What to Watch
Michael Bloomberg on North Korea crisis, U.S. economy and immigration
If the markets continue to confound you, then worry not - you're not alone. Even one of the masters himself is perplexed, admitting "I Cannot for the Life of Me Understand Why the Market Keeps Going Up". You can watch his in-depth interview on the economy and the current political landscape with CBS here.
For the Headphones
Convicted of insider trading—from suburban life to prison life w/ Michael Kimelman
Chat With Traders
The Chat With Traders podcast is a reliably entertaining listen for traders every week, but this week host Aaron Fifield takes it to a new level, by speaking to Michael Kimelman; a former prop trader and hedge fund manager who was convicted and jailed for insider trading. Listen to the fascinating episode here.