My name is Simon and I spent almost all my professional life at dealing desk watching four screens with two eyes. And my professional life is almost half of my entire life, so I am not that young as it seems. I spoke with lot of investors, speculators and hedgers. Sometimes I just listened, sometimes I tried my best to help them or advice them. But there is never better experience as when you invest and lose your own money.
With four screens on your desk, you sometimes need to relax from currency graphs and then you switch to sport. Football, Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Horse Racing or whatever sport you will find to watch and make a break from financial markets. And when you are really into it you always try to guess winner of every match you see, then it is just little step to bet on outcomes. Similar like financial trading you just speculate and try to be profitable. Well not easy these days.
Markets and Sports. That is my life.