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Trader Digest: Rich List, Rogue Trader & Billions Finale

A new week brings a new wealth of trading-related reading material in our latest Trader Digest: your handy guide to what you should be reading, watching and listening to this week.

Reading List

"Who is the richest person in the UK?"
It's that time of the year when the Sunday Times puts a total downer on what most of us consider a good year's return, by listing the country's 1000 wealthiest people.

"How we compiled the 2017 Rich List"
Just as intriguing as the list itself comes the story behind exactly how The Times and its journalists compile its famous who's who of wealth.

"Rich List 2017: Six surprising ways to make money"
More rich list fun as the BBC highlight dig into the results to discover that finance is not the only route to prosperity, by uncovering the 6 most unusual ways in which to make your millions. Now hold our beer, as we're off to sell some eggs.

"What’s it like to lose £350m? A rogue trader confesses"
Contrasting with all the talk of rich lists and making chunks of money, the Guardian have an exclusive interview with the guy who managed to lose his company an eye-watering $456m, former Merrill Lynch currency trader Alexis Stenfors.

"Call Me: Traders Still Smiling and Dialing in the Electronic Age"
Despite living firmly in a digital age, Bloomberg reports that traders remain firmly fans of the old school phone call, with 88% believing that voice communication remains integral to their daily trading.

What to Watch

Sky Atlantic, Tuesday 9pm
It's the season two finale as Axe vs Chuck comes to a thrilling climax. Just how can they follow the epic twists and turns of episode 11? Tune in on Tuesday to find out. In the meantime, don't forget to check out our 20 Most Quotable Lines from the show here.

Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting
Unless you made a trip to the moon last week, you'll have noticed that the Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting set trader tongues wagging as the great Warren Buffett, alongside his right-hand man Charlie Munger, shared his eagerly-anticipated views on the markets, the economy, corporate governance, and more. It was live-streamed for only the second time in history, and you can catch the full 7-hour recording here.

For the Headphones

The incredible true story of the real life "Trading Places"
Bloomberg's 'Odd Lots' podcasts brings the fantastic real life tale that provided the inspiration behind the famous turtle trading film starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd.

Chat with Traders
Episode 123
In the latest instalment of his ever-popular podcast, Aaron Fifield talks to Cygnet Trading's Darren Reed all about grit, hustle, intent and environment.

Two Blokes Trading
Episode 49
In their latest episode Tom and Owen welcome Martin Luke, CEO of VOX Markets, to discuss the value of information and cutting through the noise. Listen here.

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