About the authors

Alpesh Patel is co-founder of asset manager, Praefinium Partners and www.alpeshpatel.com and has had over 200 columns on trading published by the Financial Times in his The Diary of an Internet Trader column. Alpesh is a former Visiting Fellow in Business at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University and a qualified barrister. He won the competition in the Financial Times to predict the value of the FTSE 100 over a 12 month period, coming within 0.5% of the final value. For Bloomberg TV he presented trading shows for three years. Alpesh has lectured on trading in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Guatemala, Spain, Dubai and San Francisco, and his trading books have been translated into German, French, Russian, Thai, Korean and Polish. Alpeshs trading blog is available at www.alpeshpatel.com/blog. Past clients of Alpeshs company for customer acquisition include Barclays, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Merrill Lynch, HSBC and all the major spread betting companies.

Paresh Kiri has vast experience as a floor trader on the worlds second largest derivatives exchange, LIFFE, and as a portfolio manager for 18 years. He is an FSA regulated Investment Manager. Starting his career on the LIFFE floor in 1993, Paresh was one of the first traders to embrace screen trading, through the LIFFE online trading platform APT - Automated Pit Trading. Making progress under the guidance of the legendary LIFFE trader David Kyte, he was one of the most consistent traders on the largest product on the floor - the Japanese Government Bond. After successfully completing the Investment Management Certificate in 1996 he was one of the founders of Kyte Securities. From trading financial futures and option products, Paresh had his first taste of trading shares. During the next three years he was instrumental in discovering bespoke strategies for trading equities globally. Paresh is now seeking ways of bringing the strategies he developed to the wider public audience by structuring managed accounts services, using online trading platforms. Paresh regularly coaches and holds private seminars on trading the markets.‚Äč


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