United Kingdom
Age 57
Trading strategy
My strategy is located at the intersection of Macro and Micro analysis and works on a top-down approach from fundamental evaluation to technical analysis. I will occasionally exploit a quick profit, however, I usually set my targets over the medium term. Stop losses are established at the outset and when one position is closed I do not look back with an "if only" attitude ...I look forward and deal with the world as it is, not as I would like it to be.
Biography
Stephen Pope is the Managing Partner of the Spotlight Group.
Divisions include: Capital, Education, Ideas and Indices.

He has worked in the world of finance since 1982 and has performed duties as a salesman, market making trader and analyst. Stephen brings this wealth of experience gained at American, British, French, and Japanese institutions to bear in his analytical work.

He has a broad base of client service having advised national agencies such as Central Banks, Government Ministries, and Sovereign Wealth Funds and from the private sector, Commercial and Investment Banks, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Publicly Listed Corporations.

Clients have been covered in all geographic regions and time zones embracing 36 nations.

Stephen gained his BA (HONS) Economics (II.I) from the University of Warwick in 1982 and an MBA from Henley Management College in 1995.

He gained professional examination awards from AIBD/ISMA in 1988.
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  • 2d
    Patto Patto
    A good summary............But what's happened to John Hardy's postings ? Has he left Saxo ? In his place there seems to be a tedious stream of system-generated...
    2d
    John G Acher John G Acher
    Have no fear. Mr Hardy will be back before long.
  • Article / Monday at 8:00 GMT

    UK may be racing towards a car loan crisis

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    UK may be racing towards a car loan crisis
    UK car sales are soaring despite flat or falling household incomes, with households borrowing heavily to buy assets that don't hold onto their value in the long term. There are clear risks in the car industry’s growing reliance on personal contract purchase (PCP) lending.
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    3d
    LucaF LucaF
    Thanks Stephen, this is worrying indeed, the more so since as you said, no Media seems to mention this danger.
    3d
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Hello there Lucas,
    There have been a few articles on the subject although they are few and far between.

    Car prices are quite high these days with certain...
    2d
    phil c phil c
    Thanks for a great article. I also feel there is trouble brewing. e.g. I've heard anecdotes of many people spending their PPI compensation lump sums on car...
  • Squawk / 20 July 2017 at 6:28 GMT
    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Update:
    The trade yesterday in Cotton (CTZ7) has worked as from the purchase at 67.88 (14:51 GMT July 19) the price has moved ahead and as of 06:25 GMT July 20 is at 68.38.

    This is the second target and so I will set a profit protection at 68.33 and let it be a trailing protection at five tics behind any new, higher price print.

    I will be out for the day in meetings and so am letting this protection be in effect in my absence.

    Yours sincerely,

    Steve
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    20 July
    SierraPt. SierraPt.
    Steve, thank you very much for the follow-up!
  • 19 July
    vanita vanita
    Thanks Steve for valuable comment.
    20 July
    aspen aspen
    why should this undermine Merkel ? Germans are looking to other important developments
    20 July
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Dear Aspen,

    I just pointed out that Chancellor Merkel has been accused of being too close to the motor manufacturers in the past.

    Given that and the fact that...
  • Article / 12 July 2017 at 13:00 GMT

    A toppy time for tech... and for Trump?

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    A toppy time for tech... and for Trump?
    Technology sector shares are valued very highly at the moment, and while some point to increased revenues and growing developing-world implementation, the reality is that the politically vulnerable US markets are a risky place.
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    13 July
    bhushan bhushan
    Hi Steve,Gold reached $1210(met your expection).Now whether it is buy or wait... Please give your views.Regards
    13 July
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Dear Bhushan,

    Thank you for your question.

    My trade for gold was stopped out as the stop loss was activated at 1217. There has been a small bounce, ...
    13 July
    bhushan bhushan
    Thanks Steve
  • 05 July
    SierraPt. SierraPt.
    Unfortunately your trade idea realized faster than posted here.
    05 July
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    I am so sorry that the idea posting missed the market swoop lower.

    I know the editorial team work as quickly as possible to post all ideas in...
  • 05 July
    vanita vanita
    Dear Steve,
    If I wants to open fresh trade I can open short Nasdaq100 and buy Dax or vice-versa.
    Which indices will give good return?
    Nasdaq or Dax if I...
    05 July
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Coming into summer one will see a general slowdown in volume. The mood in tech has been gloomy of late. My tech index is just +5.69% for...
    05 July
    vanita vanita
    Thanks Steve for valuable comment.😊
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