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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  • 5h
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    It was a bad night for Ukip after Labour held off its challenge in Stoke but Labour could hardly crow after The Conservatives took Copeland in Cumbria....
    5h
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    Hi Nitoryu. Yes, whatever the rights and wrongs of the constitutional reform plan, Renzi came to be perceived as an establishment figure upon whom the EU were...
    5h
    Nitoryu Nitoryu
    I see your point, Martin
  • 6d
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    A well written executive summary.
    Puts the gyrations firmly in context.
    4d
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    I agree on much of this Mike, but Trump himself has to bear some of the blame for the coverage, waging war on the mass media, simply...
    2d
    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    Hi Martin: Trump deserves a lot of negative coverage for sure. Like many have said, he has no filter. At the same time, a lot...
  • 16 February
    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    Trump is giving his fans what they want but CNN, NY Times and Washington Post have a much bigger footprint to spin his message the way they...
    17 February
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    Yes. That press conference Thursday was extraordinary. They certainly do have an agenda but he seems desperate to be loved. Or at least to have the narrative...
    6d
    fxtime fxtime
    Odd also to see a newly appointed President heckled as he was leaving the press conference ! Bizarre times it seems. Next week he promises some announcements...
  • Trade view / 15 February 2017 at 15:58 GMT
    Short term
    /
    Sell

    Cotton downside beckons on US supply boost

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    High-priced cotton has led to a wave of sowing in the US and a potential 1 million acres of fresh supply coming on tap. With that in mind, the gains over the last 11 months might be difficult to sustain.
    Read the Trade View
    2d
    Philidor Philidor
    Hi Stephen. Are you still short here, or profit taken? You did write short-term.
    1d
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    I am still short...as the first target of 75.00 was not reached. If a trade does not pan out after a number of days...but still has...
  • 15 February
    Krunil48 Krunil48
    Well done on your Dow Trade. 20520 looked a long way off to me at the time thinking that perhaps the Trump effect had run its course....
    15 February
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Thank you...there were a few wobbly moments...but finally some traction was retained.
  • 09 February
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Hello
    09 February
    island2015 island2015
    hello nice to meet you
    09 February
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    I hope you enjoy my posts and that markets are working well for you?
  • 09 February
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Raytheon traded up and so I am long at 148.51.
    09 February
    vanita vanita
    Sir what about us cocoa commodity? Should it time for long.
    09 February
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Not yet..techs look poor.

    Could be weak until 1800
  • Article / 06 February 2017 at 13:30 GMT

    The French farce

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    The French farce
    French president François Hollande's stunningly low popularity ratings have made a three-ring circus of the upcoming French election.
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    07 February
    Krunil48 Krunil48
    *Davis. (French system proportional representation or first past the post. Re. Ukip just under 4 million votes/ 1 MP/ Le Pen).
    07 February
    Krunil48 Krunil48
    Thank you for the link. Opinion appears to be that even with the highest opinion rating Le Pen cannot win due to the nature of the French...
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