'A Day in the Life of a FX Spot Desk Trader'

Discussion in 'Forex' started by Wallace, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. haven't seen a similar thread here on ET and thought it may be of interest
    5,000,000 would be 50 lots / 40 6E contracts

    'GammaJammer, besides being a regular contributor to T2W, is a sixteen year industry
    veteran with wide ranging experience at a variety of tier 1 trading firms. He has worked
    as an interbank spot FX market maker, institutional currency trader, broker /dealer and
    even in his early days had a short stint as a LIFFE pit trader. He is currently head of
    Spot FX trading for a small institution in London.'

    On the way to the tube station I will have a quick scan through the news headlines on
    my phone, check my e-mails, check the spot market levels in Asia etc. By the time I
    get to the tube station my phone has downloaded all the early morning research pieces
    that I've been sent so I have something more stimulating than the free papers to read
    on the train. It's a pretty short hop down to Bank (usually around twenty minutes), but
    by the time I'm there I usually have a better idea of what has happened of note overnight.
    Over the years I've found I have improved immensely at 'skimming' the morning reading,
    and can fit a surprising amount into the time available."

    GammaJammer's articles:

    see also
    'A Day in the Life ... does GammaJammer's forex ecommerce engine fill my IB orders ?'
  2. Dataa


    Hey wallace you advised a new guy on ET that FXCM account is fine to have

    anyone who reads anything from you from this point on is a fool :cool:
  3. GammaJammer is 100% for real...
  4. GJ is definitely for real, anyone spending a few years on boards such as ET, T2W and Trader's Lab should be familiar with him and his contributions to discussions, particularly macroeconomics, FX and bonds/notes.
  5. I know, because I trade with him, if you must know... Whether you want to believe me or not is entirely up to you.
  6. another moron
    you and Dataa should start dating sprinter
  7. Surprise


  8. Again, feel free to believe whatever your heart desires... What I have told you is a fact, however.

    Why would my employer care whether I post here or not?
  9. Surprise