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  • 6 September 2018 10:13

Global trading experts support Australians to master the art of the markets

CMC Markets launches second podcast series The Artful Trader

6 September 2018: Leading global financial services provider, CMC Markets, has today launched the second season of its podcast, The Artful Trader, educating and inspiring listeners on the art of trading the financial markets.

With season 2 of the podcast, CMC Markets continues to bring a fresh perspective to the complex world of financial markets, introducing traders to some of the worlds’ most renowned trading personalities who share the highs and lows of their journeys and the secrets to their success. Series 2 uncovers insights from emerging markets, medical marijuana, geopolitical factors impacting commodities, the psychology behind risk management and bringing down Barings Bank.

Following on from the success of last year’s season, The Artful Trader 2018 series will feature six leading global trading experts, including:

Nick Leeson - internationally renowned Rogue Trader who caused the collapse of Barings Bank; he discusses his side of the story and the lessons he’s learned.

John Netto - cross-asset trader, author, creator of the Netto Number and expert in developing, executing and managing proprietary algorithmic and discretionary trading strategies.

Anas Alhajji - oil market expert, author and thought leader on energy and its effect on the trading market; Anas covers the factors influencing oil prices including geopolitical tensions and economic growth. Are we headed towards an energy crisis?

James Helliwell - director and chief investment strategist of the Lex van Dam Trading Academy, expert on medical marijuana and the transformation of his 5M cannabis investment into a 250M company evaluation.

Annie Duke – American ex-professional poker player, author and risk management consultant; Annie covers the cognitive science behind the decision-making process.

Jake Bernstein - internationally recognised futures analyst, trader educator and author with over 40 published books.

The first season of The Artful Trader saw an excess of 26,000 listens with audiences tuning in to hear Jack Schwager, Raoul Paul and Ray Barros delve into their experiences in trading and recount their journeys to mastering the art of the financial markets. The podcast had significant traction in the Australian market, with 72 per listened cent of listeners subscribing to the series and on average 79 per cent of each podcast being consumed (Apple Analytics). The series also attracted a global audience with approximately 20 per cent of listeners from New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Commenting on the launch of The Artful Trader Series 2, CMC Markets Chief Market Strategist and podcast host Michael McCarthy said:

“There’s a lot of information out there on the science of trading, but with the Artful Trader Series 1, we took a different approach by focusing on the ‘art’ of trading. This resonated well, with friends and former colleagues from around the globe getting in touch to say how much they loved this approach. This season, the podcasts go wider and traders can improve their approach to markets with stories and insights drawn from the crude oil industry, poker championships, emerging marijuana markets and a Singaporean jail cell.

“It’s a rare treat to host the series and speak with these great minds. Two of this series’ guests are actually qualified clinical psychologists, which brings a really interesting perspective.

“We’ll be extending The Artful Trader this year with a live, on stage chat with the Protean Trader, John Netto, who is an active trader, algorithm creator and author. He’s as passionate about and committed to the markets as anyone I’ve ever met, and a great guy.”

John Netto, author of The Global Macro Edge: Maximizing Return Per Unit-of-Risk, will be headlining season two of the Artful Trader hosting a discussion on successful investments and the next big thing to impact the Australian & global market. John will also be visiting Australia to promote his new book, The Global Macro Edge, speaking at an exclusive CMC Markets event in late September

People interested in attending The Artful Trader live event with John Netto on 28 September 2018 in Barangaroo can enter the draw to win free tickets here:

The second season The Artful Trader is available for download now on both iTunes and Android here:

CMC Markets is a leading global provider of online trading platforms, headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). As well as the UK and Australia, the Company also has offices in New Zealand, Canada and across Europe.

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About CMC Markets CMC Markets plc. (CMCX), was established in 1989 and through regulated offices and branches in 14 countries is now one of the world’s leading independent financial services providers. CMC Markets is set to become the second largest retail stockbroker in Australia*. Through our award-winning, online and mobile trading platforms, we enable clients to trade over 10,000 financial instruments including contracts for difference (CFDs), foreign currencies (FX), Digital 100s and Countdowns, electronically traded funds (ETFs), shares, mFunds (unlisted managed funds), options, listed managed investments, warrants and interest rate securities. Please see our website for more

*As reported by IRESS, in terms of total value of trades executed by both CMC Markets and ANZ Share Investing

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