Posts tagged as: amsterdamtrader

Amsterdamtrader stops, and who is Jack?

35 comments / January 6, 2017

I’ve decided to stop with Amsterdamtrader. After exactly eight years and 405 posts, I’m calling it a day. It was a hell of a ride, but I’m getting out on the high. Reporting on the earnings of trading outfits, football tournaments, DeGiro and other returning events – it is time to move on. Better toRead more

HFT at school

38 comments / March 16, 2016

Less than twenty years ago, a trading jacket and a badge was all you need to trade at the option market. During the open outcry era, youngsters fresh from secondary school showed up in the pit. Some did remarkable well without a university degree. They started on the trading floor aged 18. For instance, there’s thisRead more

Amsterdamtrader turns seven years old

11 comments / January 6, 2016

Time flies when you’re having fun. Amsterdamtrader turns seven years old today! Not my habit to write about my website. Even skipped attention to the first six birthdays. Anyway, the first post ever appeared on this website on January 6th, 2009. About the same time as sites such as Zerohedge and Josh Brown’s Reformedbroker. The firstRead more

Free comments are back

33 comments / July 15, 2013

A few months ago, the possibility to comment freely and anonymously on posts was suddenly cut off. I received demand letters from certain lawyers for a certain trading firm, and decided to stay on the safe side. While checking my rights with my own lawyers. Not surprising, comments disappeared almost altogether when registering was required.Read more

First post

0 comments / January 6, 2009

My life as trader swings between moments of extreme turbulence, split second trading decisions and, well, boring hours. As playing patience isn’t satisfying in the long run I’ve decided to start this weblog. Maybe it will end up on the endless digital graveyard of weblogs. Right between deserted blogs about cats and dogs. On theRead more