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Stelios was fascinated by computers from a very young age and went on to study Computer Science at Imperial College. Following a 5-year IT consulting career (having worked for Accenture among others), he felt unfulfilled and wanted to make a change. He completed an MBA and during that time – via a summer internship – he was exposed to the world of trading. He instantly knew that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his career. Stelios spent the next 10 busy years working for two major global banks in the City of London as an interest rates market-maker.
In 2012 Stelios decided to start a family with his wife and they both moved back home to Greece. For the past 4 years Stelios has been trading his family portfolio – mainly FX but also most other asset classes. His trading decisions are mostly driven by fundamentals and are very rarely short-term. He uses technicals for entry/exit points and is a loyal follower of basic technical analysis and Fibonacci.
Aside from trading and economics, Stelios spends most of his time with the 4 wonderful women in his life: his wife, his two baby daughters and his dog Milly. He is a devoted pool & snooker player and also loves to windsurf and play poker.
Entries by Stelios
A lot has been said about oil in the past days, and we have seen unprecedented price action. There has been some serious misunderstanding as to what this price action actually represented, so we will try to explain our take on it.
Last week’s Nonfarm Payrolls print – and the subsequent market reaction – made me think about US equities and how their behaviour has changed over the years following the 2008 global financial crisis. Let’s first take a step back and remember how things used to work prior to 2008, regarding the relationship between economic data […]