This week's Trader Digest sees analysis on Amazon's peculiar stock performance, the rising stars of Wall Street, and an ambitious effort to rival Warren Buffett in... eating
I Ate Like Warren Buffett for a Week — and It Was Miserable
You may know a lot about Warren Buffett the investor - one of the world's greatest at that. We've even featured him as one of our Trader Legends (read it here) for you to get the full lowdown on an epic trading and investing career. But what do you know about his diet? Well, he eats likes a teenager, and an unhealthy one at that. Business Insider tried to follow his diet of McDonalds, Cherry Coke and Ice Cream to see how it would make them feel. Spoiler alert: not great.
The Diary of a Trainee Trader: Part 1
Dreaming of a trading career? You might want to check this out, as in a new series exclusive to TraderLife, 19-year-old recently-qualified trader Akif Din offers some behind-the-scenes insight on the life of a trainee trader…
Meet the Rising Stars on Wall Street Shaking up Investing, Trading and Dealmaking
On a similar theme to the trainee traders, Business Insider have put together a list of Wall Street's rising stars ages 35 and under, from companies including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, New York Stock Exchange, BlackRock, and Bridgewater. See who made the list here.
Why Wall Street Is Suddenly Scared of Amazon
Despite a bull market, shares of Amazon are only up 1.5% over the last three months, compared to the Dow's 6.7% gain. During the last five sessions alone Amazon's stock has shed 2.5%. So what gives? The analysts at The Street have a few theories...
Competition: Win a Copy of Principles by Ray Dalio!
If you'll forgive us the shameless plug for our competition, it's just we're very excited to have 3 copies of the increasingly-difficult-to-get-your-hands on bestseller from Ray Dalio, Principles. Make sure to enter below and we'll draw the winners at the end of the month!
Why a New Federal Reserve Chair Won't Rattle Markets
In February next year, Fed Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s four years at the central bank will come to an end. Before then, President Donald Trump will nominate a replacement in a decision hotly anticipated and heavily scrutinised by traders. So how will it affect the markets? Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland suggests maybe not as much as you think...
What to Watch
Trader Workout: Dumbbell Circuit
We’ve had the no kit needed challenge, the office plank challenge and even poolside tabata, and now TraderLife’s personal trainer Callum Osborne is back with another Trader Workout to keep you traders in shape, no matter how little time you have away from your trading desk.
For the Headphones
Detective Work Leading to Viable Trading Strategies, and the Rise of AI
Chat With Traders
This week Aaron Fifield interviews Dr Thomas Starke, a Physics PhD who once designed microchips, worked as an engineer for Rolls Royce and lectured at University of Oxford, before applying his know-how of modelling to financial markets. They discuss quant trading, strategy development and robustness, and his infatuation with disruptive technologies; artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Listen here.