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Why Do So Many Traders Fail?

Why Do So Many Traders Fail?

Thomas Walker August 12, 2016 0

The idea that 90% of people who take up trading fail and end up blowing their accounts is a commonly heard one in articles, videos and on trading forums. The exact number varies, with

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The Interest Rate: Will They, Won’t They?

The Interest Rate: Will They, Won’t They?

Thomas Walker August 3, 2016 0

Hardly any time seems to have passed since the last time the Bank of England was gearing up to reveal its new interest rate. That time, of course, the BOE defied expectations and kept

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Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Thomas Walker July 26, 2016 0

BT shareholders have had a bit of a rollercoaster ride recently thanks to the actions of national telecoms regulator Ofcom. The company’s share price has been in an erratic downward slide over recent weeks thanks

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What Brexit Showed us About People’s Understanding of Markets

What Brexit Showed us About People’s Understanding of Markets

Thomas Walker July 19, 2016 0

In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, a lot of remain supporters were very quick to point to the markets for evidence of what a calamity the outcome was going to be. Surely enough,

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Traders Await Interest Rate Announcement

Traders Await Interest Rate Announcement

Thomas Walker July 14, 2016 2

On Thursday 14 July the Bank of England will make its monthly interest rate decision. Normally a rate increase leads to the Pound gaining value against other currencies, as well as leading interest rates

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Britain has Voted for Freedom

Britain has Voted for Freedom

Thomas Walker June 24, 2016 0

Brexit is happening. We at The Backbencher see this as a triumph for freedom and democracy. The British people have demonstrated enormous intelligence and independent mindedness in disregarding the overwhelming narrative of fear and pessimism

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To Help Poor Children, Schools Need to Foster Individuality

To Help Poor Children, Schools Need to Foster Individuality

Thomas Walker June 23, 2016 0

Poor chidren are still being let down by England’s education system, according to a speech being given today by Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw. Pointing to a severe gap between the attainment of children on

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Shock as Government Comes Up With Sensible Idea

Shock as Government Comes Up With Sensible Idea

Thomas Walker June 17, 2016 1

The Government’s Energy Select Committee has proposed breaking up National Grid, the company tasked with operating the entire UK electricity and gas network. MP Angus Brendan MacNeil said the proposals to move to an American

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Grammar Schools: Not Ideal, But Certainly Better

Grammar Schools: Not Ideal, But Certainly Better

Thomas Walker June 14, 2016 1

The recent news that Northern Ireland will be retaining its selective education system came as a welcome relief to many parents across the six counties. Along with Kent, Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire and a handful of other

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Sadiq’s Failed Promise is Hardly Surpising

Sadiq’s Failed Promise is Hardly Surpising

Thomas Walker June 13, 2016 1

The sentence “I will freeze all TfL fares for four years” is pretty unambiguous. Unfortunately, we live in a world where politicians breaking promises is taken as a basic fact of life, and as

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