Brent Donnelly has been in and around trading for close to 3 decades and has held major trading roles at investment banks and hedge funds with a strong emphasis on the FX and Global Macro, where he has been involved in both market-making and proprietary roles.
Brent started trading in 1995 and has worked at several illustrious firms in the markets, including Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Royal bank of Canada, Lehman Brothers, Graham Capital, Nomura Bank and HSBC.
Since 2004 Brent has been writing a brilliant free daily newsletter on the markets called AM/FX – This newsletter is read widely by professional traders across the world inside Investment banks, Hedge Funds, Asset Management Firms, and Even Central banks. Brent has also authored two books: The Art of Currency Trading and his most recent book, Alpha Trader: The Mindset, Methodology and Mathematics of Professional Trading.
In this interview Brent tells us about AlphaTrader and talks extensively about trading, markets and what he believes it takes to be a successful trader.
This interview pulls back the curtain somewhat on what it’s like to be a professional trader, and some of the challenges pro-traders face as they seek to battle the markets within a high pressured trading room environment.