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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  • Squawk / 30 August 2017 at 14:26 GMT
    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Please note:
    This is the last “Market Comment” I will be providing for Saxo Bank Trading Floor as from September 2017 the site will only carry internal content.

    I must thank all my followers for their support since 2014; it has been a pleasure to write for you and have many interesting conversations.

    I wish you all and indeed everyone at Saxo Bank and Trading Floor all the very best for the future.

    I can be contacted at spope@spotlightideas.net if you are interested in receiving future commentary and analysis.
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    31 August
    rananb rananb
    So sad to see u go.Thank you for everything and best of luck!
    04 September
    bhushan bhushan
    will really miss your trade and other analysis.Really gained a lot from your views.regads and all the best
    07 September
    vanita vanita
    Dear Steve,
    I will really miss you....
    And miss your trades and analysis & your reply of our products.
    Take care.
    With Regards,
    Vanita.
  • Squawk / 30 August 2017 at 12:22 GMT
    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Please note:
    This is the last “Trade Comment” I will be providing for Saxo Bank Trading Floor as from September 2017 the site will only carry internal content.

    I must thank all my followers for their support since 2014; it has been a pleasure to present trade ideas to you and enjoy some lively debate. We all become passionate about markets and money.

    I wish you all and indeed everyone at Saxo Bank and Trading Floor all the very best for the future.

    I can be contacted at spope@spotlightideas.net if you are interested in receiving future commentary and analysis.
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    30 August
    ChristianK ChristianK
    Thank you Stephen. Your contributions will be missed
    30 August
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Thank you everyone for your very kind words. They all certainly mean a lot to me.

    Steve
    30 August
    GEORGIEV GEORGIEV
    Thank you Stephen and very sorry to hear about your leave.
  • 05 September
    ChristianK ChristianK
    Hi Stephen. The SL has been broken. Do you still view long term downside or has the view changed with the recent price increase? Thanks.
    05 September
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    For now the momentum is higher.
    Let it ride for few days and it can be reviewed.

    Further trade considerations can be discussed via spope@spotlightideas.net
  • Article / 23 August 2017 at 12:00 GMT

    Commodities face a Trump dump

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Commodities face a Trump dump
    A glaring lack of progress by the Trump administration towards US infrastructure renewal has undermined support for industrial and energy commodities, and a selloff could now be just around the corner.
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    23 August
    carlosdemarch carlosdemarch
    Dear John, generally speaking commodity prices are more driven by global markets than by what a single man does or doesn't. There are many more variables to...
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