Talking with Traders

Now into a third season, featuring an in-depth insight into Online Trading in South Africa hosted by Financial Trader, Garth MacKenzie and proudly brought to you by IG, the world leader in online trading. For more info on IG, visit / You can also follow us on Facebook on
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S03E01: Joe Bassett: US based prop trader and hedge fund manager. “Forget demo accounts. Just get involved”

Joe Bassett funded his early trading account with money he earned stringing tennis rackets in the USA. An adventure lead him to South Africa where he then spent 15 years trading with AG Capital. He recently relocated back to the USA where he now runs a hedge fund. Joe says the USA is where all the action is. His advice to start out traders: “Toss paper trading in the trash. Just get involved and trade with real money to get proper experience”. Follow him on Twitter: @studtrader_ag

S02E09: Master of the small cap world. Talking with independent analyst Anthony Clark

Anthony Clark is the epitome of somebody who has pulled himself up by his own bootstraps. From very humble beginnings in Wales, he worked diligently to educate himself and get his foot into the stock broking world in London. He moved to South Africa in 1996 and has worked his way up to become the most highly regarded small-cap and mid-cap analyst in the country. He now operates as an independent analyst and investor from Cape Town. This is a fascinating discussion with a man who exudes passion and enthusiasm for his craft.

#Trading #TradingTips #StockAnalyst #StockBroker

S02E08: Talking with James Gubb about creating Stock Market art and his career as a successful investor

James Gubb gained fame in South Africa in 2017 for creating a “middle finger” image on the illiquid share price chart of Gupta-owned Oakbay Resources. Prior to that James had a long history of success managing several billion rands as a fund manager. He’s had an interesting career – part of it at Allan Gray. He now manages his own capital and enjoys the freedom and fruits of a successful career. I caught up with James in this podcast interview.

#Trading #TradingTips #StockMarketArt #Oakbay #JamesGubb

S02E07: From investment club founder to multi-billion Rand Asset Manager – Dr Adrian Saville

Dr Adrian Saville is the head of Cannon Asset Management. He’s built the business up from what was initially an investment club with 12 members to a multi-billion rand asset manager. He’s loved the stock market since he was 13 years old. A man of great stature – he oozes professionalism and consistency. We discuss his career in the market and some basic tried and tested principles that build wealth in the long term. “Time is your greatest asset” he says. Listening to this podcast will be time well spent.

#Trading #AssetManagement #TradingTips #CannonAssets

S02E06: Chatting about future investment themes with a true futuristic thinker – Bruce Main

Bruce Main heads up Ivy Asset Management. He’s a big thinker and gets uncontrollably excited when he talks about the future and the investment opportunities that future themes present. We discuss his career in the market, and he drops some potential investment gems into the conversation that are well worth considering for future investment growth.

#Trading #FuturisticThemes #InvestmentThemes #TradingTips

S02E05: Discussing innovation and a wave of new retail traders with the heads of IG Markets and EasyEquities

Travis Robson used to work for Charles Savage. Now the two men are at the helms of IG South Africa and EasyEquities respectively. Although their businesses overlap in certain competing spaces, they also complement each other in some ways. Both are blazing a trail in making the equity market more accessible to clients in the retail space. We discuss a wave of new clients that have been flocking to open accounts since COVID hit, and innovations that the two firms are working on for the future.

#Trading #Equities #IGtrading #EasyEquities

S02E04: Royal Air Force pilot turned trader. How Siam Kidd trades Forex

I was privileged to speak alongside Siam Kidd on stage at a trading symposium in Johannesburg in 2017. We’ve since kept in touch. Siam qualifies as a millennial, but he shows a mature approach to trading that’s lacking in many of his millennial peer group. I enjoyed catching up with him and listening to his story of his years in the market, and his thoughts on the future.

#Trading #Forex #RealisticTrader

S02E03: 15 years of professionalism at the head of 36ONE Asset Management. Talking markets with Cy Jacobs

36ONE Asset Management is the “Real Deal” in the hedge fund and unit trust fund space. Everything the firm does screams professionalism and the firm’s consistent outperformance in its funds speaks volumes. 36ONE – going the extra degree. That shines through in this interview with the firm’s joint founder Cy Jacobs.

#Trading #HedgeFunds #UnitTrusts #36ONE #TheDEGREEofDifference

S02E02: Hedge fund manager with a “Quant-amental” approach. A talk with JP Verster

JP Verster is the most eloquent market commentator I’ve ever encountered in the South African market space. A huge consumer of books and financial market information – he is a wealth of knowledge on more than just markets. He gained much airtime for being short in African Bank and riding the stock all the way to zero whilst at 36ONE Asset Management. JP now heads up Protea Capital management. He talks to me about his years in the market and his thoughts for the future.

#Trading #TradingShorts #ProteaCapitalManagement

S02E01: An introduction to Season 2 and a talk with Fraser Perring about short selling

Fraser Perring and Viceroy Research weren’t well known in South Africa until they gained credit for identifying the accounting scandal at Steinhoff in 2017. The firm are short sellers, meaning that they seek to take advantage of falling share prices. They made big money short selling Steinhoff and a little while later published a scathing report on the way Capitec accounts for bad debts, sending that company’s shares lower by 35% in early 2018. Most recently, Viceroy has been short in the shares of Wirecard, the German payment processing business that recently filed for bankruptcy and saw it’s CEO arrested on fraud charges. Fraser Perring’s approach to the market is vastly different from others interviewed in this series. In his own words, he says that what he does is “insane”. Indeed, but also very profitable.

#Trading #FraserPerring #ShortSelling #Steinhoff #Wirecard

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