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Interesting Traders & Investors


Robbie Burns

The Naked Trader

Robbie Burns has been a journalist and writer since he graduated in journalism from Harlow College in 1981. After starting life as a reporter and editor for various local newspapers, from 1988–1992 he was editor of ITV and Channel 4’s teletext services. He also wrote ITV’s daily teletext soap opera, ‘Park Avenue’, for five years.

He then went on to freelance for various newspapers, including the Independent and the Sun, and helped set up a financial news service for CNN. In 1997, he became editor of BSkyB’s teletext services and set up their shares and finance service.

He left full-time work in 2001 to trade as well as run a café in London, which he later sold – doubling his money on the initial purchase. While at BSkyB, Robbie broadcast a diary of his share trades, which became hugely popular. 

He transferred the diary to his website, www.nakedtrader.co.uk, which became one of the most-read financial websites in the UK. Between 2002 and 2005 he wrote a column for the Sunday Times, ‘My DIY Pension’, featuring share buys and sells made for his pension fund which he runs himself in a SIPP. He managed to double the money in his pension fund from £40,000 to £80,000 in under three years, as chronicled in these articles. By mid-2014 he had turned it into £350,000. Robbie now writes a weekly column for ADVFN and runs seminars using live markets to show how he trades.

Robbie has made a tax-free gain of well over £2.5 million from trading shares since 2001, becoming one of the UK’s few ISA millionaires and achieving a profit every year, even during market downturns. His public trades alone – detailed on his website – have made more than £1.5m.

Robbie talks about how he decides what to buy or sell, his style, approach and what motivates him.

Robbie talks about why he documented his trade diary and how to start your trading life. 

Think like Mr Spock; Robbie talks about the behaviours needed to be successful in trading.


Ray Dalio

Bridgewater Associates

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.

Ray Dalio is the founder of the world's biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, which manages $160 billion.

Working to make sure Bridgewater survives him, Dalio moved in 2018 to turn Bridgewater into a partnership and give employees more of a stake in the firm.

Dalio grew up in a middle class Long Island neighborhood and started playing the markets at age 12, getting tips from golfers for whom he caddied.

In 1975, after earning an MBA from Harvard Business School, he launched Bridgewater from his two-bedroom New York City apartment.
Ray Dalio has given more than $760 million to philanthropic causes. His Dalio Foundation has supported microfinance and inner-city education.

How the Ecomonic Machine Works (in 30mins)

Source: Ray Dalio

The Story of Ray Dalio

Source: The Duomo Initiative

TEDTalk with Ray Dalio teaches us about his investing strategy and advice.

Learn from your mistakes!

Source: Evan Carmichael

Distilled over a number of interviews, Ray talks about the top rules he follows for success.

Source: Evan Carmichael


Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Edward Buffett was born on August 30, 1930, to his mother Leila and father Howard, a stockbroker-turned-Congressman. The second oldest, he had two sisters and displayed an amazing aptitude for both money and business at a very early age. Acquaintances recount his uncanny ability to calculate columns of numbers off the top of his head—a feat Warren still amazes business colleagues with today.

Known as the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time.

Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen.

The son of a U.S. congressman, he first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13.

He's promised to give away over 99% of his fortune. In 2019 he donated $3.6 billion, much of it to the foundation of friends Bill and Melinda Gates.

In 2010, he and Gates launched the Giving Pledge, asking billionaires to commit to donating half their wealth to charitable causes.

10 Rules That Made Warren Buffett a Billionaire

Warren Buffett is known to be one of the world's richest men but lives a very simple lifestyle. An article featured on yahoo! finance by Doug Whiteman, MoneyWise outlines the rules that have helped him find and maintain his wealth.

Source: Yahoo Finance

A look into the life of one of the world's most successful investor.

Source: TradingCoachUK


Stephen Kalayjian

Ticker Tocker

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the industry trading stocks, futures, and currencies, having begun his career at the American Stock Exchange in 1983.

In 1984, Steve moved on to a position at the New York Stock Exchange, where he remained until 1989. During the years of 1989 to 1991, Steve held positions in the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange and at the Chicago Board of Trade. From 1992 until 2004 Steve traded his own capital as well as that of various family offices and became a successful day trader, trading nearly two billion shares of US stocks. In 2005, Steve founded his own firm to research and develop software to help identify trends, reversals, patterns, and divergences in the market place for all asset classes and time frames. During that time Steve also wrote daily and monthly newsletters and hosted a daily market recap covering the U.S. equity, gold and crude oil markets.

Steve has appeared on Fox Business News, Voice of America, and Fresh Outlook, as well as being published in Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, MarketWatch, USA Today, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNNMoney, and Investor’s Business Daily.

Steve seeks to generate high alpha trading ideas throughout the day. He and his team employ technical analysis through utilizing the proprietary charting software he developed with his company in order to forecast the market. 

A day in the life of the legendary Day Trader, Stephen Kalayjian. Stephen is live on his platform every day from 9am to 4pm. 

Source: Patrick Wieland


Lex Van Dam
& Anton Kreil

Million Dollar Traders

Million Dollar Traders is a 2009 British reality television series devised by hedge fund manager Lex van Dam, which attempted to recreate the famous Turtle Traders experiment devised by Richard Dennis in the 1980s.

Million Dollar Traders follows a group of twelve wannabe traders dealing in shares during the events of the financial crisis of 2007-2009 which was then whittled down to the final eight. The contestants come from various backgrounds, including a fight promoter, a day trader, an IT/banking recruitment consultant, a working mother, a retired IT engineer and a student, among others. During the series van Dam gave the London-based contestants the sterling equivalent of $1 million of his own money to trade for 2 months. Former professional trader Anton Kreil, was appointed as the manager of the group.

As with the original experiment, those who lasted the course broadly confirmed the claim that novices could become professional-level traders, making small profits or at least lower losses trading in very turbulent markets during the filming than professionals, who lost four times greater amounts over the same period.

The three-part BBC series, narrated by Andrew Lincoln, was a part of the "City Season" programming on the BBC. It aired on BBC 2 in the UK at 9pm on Monday evenings between 12 and 27 January 2009.

Part 1
'Million Dollar Traders' - TV Series

Part 2
'Million Dollar Traders' - TV Series

Part 3
'Million Dollar Traders' - TV Series

Source: Lex van Dam Trading Academy

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