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 / Yesterday at 19:05 GMT
    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    So if it is to be Macron and Le Pen that contest the second round no doubt the established parties and the fringe left will throw their support behind Macron. This will be a policy of "Anyone but Le Pen".

    Now this may well give a short-term boost to French assets such as the CAC 40 (depending on the general equity risk on mood) and the French Government debt.

    Be ready to trade the ranges.

    I have said before that Emmanuel Macron is not the answer to what France needs. If he becomes President I am sure that over the next few years we will see his policies of something for everyone and more and more Europe will lead France to endure bloated budget deficits and limited labour market reform.

    Young members of Le Republicans should start building a base for 2022...because by then France is going to desperately need a pro market solution.
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  • Squawk / Yesterday at 18:17 GMT
    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    French election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen estimated to be through to second round.

    Left of Centre, Independent Macron estimated to have taken 23.7% of vote with Front National leader Le Pen on 21.7%; official results to follow later this evening.
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  • Squawk / Wednesday at 6:29 GMT
    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Looking for a short-term long on FTSE 100, DAX and US indices after the heavy declines yesterday.
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    4d
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    I would prefer the tech driven Nasdaq over the Dax...there are many distractions in Europe.

    I am only looking to buy the indices after yesterday's slippage...could easily ...
    4d
    vanita vanita
    Thanks Steve very much.
    2d
    vanita vanita
    Once again your great analysis on oil Steve.
    So you are my favourite person.
    I know in trading no one is God in market,but i really appreciate your hard...
  • 10h
    ashrafj1 ashrafj1
    Hi Stephen is that still valid
    9h
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Yes...good technical outlook for July CTN7
  • 12h
    alicia33 alicia33
    I want to shear a life changing story with everyone who cares to read this testimony. Blank atm cards are real and are effective all over the...
  • 5d
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    See what Saxo Bank CIO and chief economist Steen Jakobsen had to say on May's decision here: https://www.tradingfloor.com/posts/mays-snap-uk-election-could-be-good-for-gbp-investors-saxostrats-8607198
    5d
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    GBPUSD was just shy of 1.2750 at 1430 GMT, some 200+ pips higher since May made her snap-election call.
  • Squawk / Tuesday at 10:20 GMT
    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    UK Calls General Election for June 8.

    GBPUSD immediately fell to 1.2516 and then recovered to 1.2580.

    FTSE 100 off 91 points.
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    5d
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    GBPUSD in the immediate aftermath
  • Article / 12 April 2017 at 15:57 GMT

    Has Italy fallen out of love with the euro?

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Has Italy fallen out of love with the euro?
    The existential challenges to the euro from the European periphery are well known. But more troubling day by day is the realisation that a bigger risk is right at the heart of Europe, in the third largest economy, Italy, where living standards have fallen behind those of European peers and citizens are increasingly disgruntled with the common currency.
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    12 April
    vanita vanita
    Ok steve thanks
    12 April
    Blange Blange
    Nicely written Stephen and sad for my distressed country
    13 April
    massimorusso massimorusso
    I am agreed with your comment, in particual on the poorly of SMEs
  • 07 April
    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    The debt crisis is already underway.
    07 April
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Hi there Michael,

    Good article & it is a sign of the times that the first strike by a new President...relatively early in his term of office did...
    07 April
    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    Thanks Stephen
    I appreciate your comments and always like your analysis.
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