July 2013 | www.spreadbetmagazine.com
I am pleased to say that the magazine continues to grow its readership numbers and there is an ever increasing recognition of the calibre of the product that we put out each month and that is completely free to all readers — a pretty unique proposition in the marketplace I am sure you will agree. Watch this space for some major news which I hope to unveil next month as a consequence of our collective efforts and that should enhance even further your SBM experience...I hope you have all been making use of our new bulletin board
too which is pretty unique within the marketplace — allowing you to post your own sentiment view on a stock as well as view multiple board posts, and that shortly will also have stock research at the side of popular companies too. As ever, it’s completely free!So, what do we have in store for you this month? We ask are all trading systems a waste of money and the purveyors of these charlatans and failed traders? Simple answer, largely yes! As we say in the article, if you can trade, you don’t ask people to pay you £100 a month and spend all your time looking for new fodder, you just trade, which is far moresatisfying. We also take a look at the recent phenomena of digitalcurrencies, in particular Bitcoins, in asking what all the fuss is about and whether there is room for such a product in the marketplace.“Goldbugs” are well catered for once again with a piece on “Peak Gold” that is both informative and thought provoking. With the yellow metal continuing to decline in the last few weeks, yet physical demand for it remaining at record levels, it is an interesting dynamic that is presently at play that should, ultimately, result in a resumption of the long uptrend.Catch up also with how the Trading Academy winner John Walsh is doing trading and now closing his ﬁrst six months of being on his own. I’m sure many readers will relate to his emotions and experiences over this period. The ﬁrst few years of trading on your own are the hardest and, I can safely say that after nearly 20 years now of trading, that you never stop learning.And so, I sign off once more and hope you enjoy the content package we have put together for you this month. Next month it’s the dreaded big 40 for me and so the mag will be out a little later as I celebrate and take it a little easy now I’m no longer ofﬁcially classed as “young”!
Tom HouggardThierry LaduguieFilipe R CostaAndrew Sillitoe
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Welcome to this 18th edition of Spreadbet Magazine!A helluva lot of work has gone into this publication over the last year and a half by everyone involved — our contributors (for which I am proud to have such an esteemed line up), our design and copywriting staff and, of course, yours truly!