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My BackgroundGrowing up in suburban NW London, by the time I was taking my ‘A’ Levels, I had absolutely no idea what career I wanted to pursue. Through lack of any inspiration, I was signed up to City University (a Polytechnic in those days) to do a foundation course in accountancy. With all due respect to the number crunchers of the world, I’m sure it’s a wonderful career, but it just wasn’t for me. My parents noticed an ad’ in a paper: ‘Domestic & International Metal Traders require a trainee’. Apart from being in Kentish Town, it sounded exotic and that was my intro’ into the world of trading.
After a couple of years there I moved onto the London Metal Exchange (LME) and, at 20 years old, found myself transferred to New York for a very interesting couple of years! The LME was an amazing place to learn about futures, albeit with their arcane rolling three month settlement system. After only a few months on the LME floor, an opening became available broking metals to U.S...
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Eric Geddes

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Excellent and very interesting article. Good to hear "professional" views from someone who's been there and done it for real.
 

remme001

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I enjoyed the read. Considering you no longer day trade how long do you normally hold your positions now?
 

2be

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Thank you for sharing your story.
Interesting to read someone's experience trading AIM.