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Trader Digest: Shock UK Election, Overworked Londoners & Ray Dalio

TraderLife's Trader Digest brings together everything you should be reading, watching and listening to this week.

Reading List

"May to seek snap election for 8 June"
It's not often that we'll have straight news stories in this digest of stories to read, but this one is just too big to ignore: UK PM Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap UK Election on 8th June 2017. Follow live updates as they come in on the BBC here.

"What is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act?"
Following Theresa May’s shock announcement, the Guardian provide more info on the act that now means parliament can only be disolved if two-thirds vote in favour.

“Twice-Bitten Traders Take No Chances With French Election Risk”
Bloomberg outline how, after last year’s political shocks from the UK and the States, investors are taking no chances with the risk of a French version, with the highly unpredictable French elections just days away. Read it here

“Londoners work 100 hours more than the rest of the UK every year”
If you’re living and working in London, you might want to look away now. As this story from the IBTimes reveals how Londoners are working an average of 100 hours a year longer than those working in the rest of the UK…

"Cyber attacks 'hit one in five UK firms'"
The BBC are reporting that one in five UK firms were victims of a cyber attack last year, as new research sheds light on the increasing threat to businesses.

What to Watch

Mind over Marathon
BBC One, Thursday 20th April, 9pm

One in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem, yet despite being so widespread, people rarely talk openly or candidly about it. This two-part series follows ten people affected by different mental health issues as they train for this weekend’s London Marathon.

If you miss it on Thursday, you'll be able to see it on BBC iPlayer catch up here.

The Bottom Line with Henry Blodget
Over at Business Insider, Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget has a new weekly show devoted to economics, business and investing. And the first episode features an absolute doozy of a guest, hedge fund genius Ray Dalio. Watch it here.

For the Headphones

"What hand traders can learn from system traders, w/ Adam Grimes"
Chat with Traders Podcast, Episode 115
Trading author Adam Grimes joins host Aaron Fifield to explore some of the things discretionary traders can adapt from quantitative traders and what things can quants take from those who rely on discretion. Listen here

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