and thank you to the OP for posting those interviews, which, I must admit, I had already watched at least twice already in the last few months: what Anton said to the Cass Business School students was really important because it was coming from someone who has MADE IT and had the track record to show that IT CAN BE DONE… Starting out as a trader during his university days in Manchester, in the days before broadband and when the broker had to be paid by cheque, Anton built up his finances little by little, really showing that all the time that university students have before/between lectures could be used for things like this (trading), and to really give themselves an edge when it comes to finding employment after they graduate… This, and many other things told by Anton in the Cass Business School interview, held me in total fascination with him as a human being but also with the world of finance as described by him with regard to his early years as a trader at Goldman Sachs. . . He comes across as thoroughly likeable person too, which is not 100% the case for his appearance in the Million Dollar Traders show…but the point about that show, of course, was not about being cuddly and nice to people, but to show that some people cannot make it as traders, not so much for their lack of understanding of the subject but for their lack of self-control (or, rather, for becoming emotionally involved with their trading).
Even if I never met Anton in my life, I would be happy that I have seen him on screen and listened to his contribution, because he has really shown me how in life, as much as in trading, certain human qualities are essential for good leadership.
I look forward to more of his contributions on BabyPips, whenever, and however… Funny how he appears on here as a “Newbie”!! If anyone should deserve an Honorary FX Man status, well, we should look no further!!
Thank you, Anton. Good luck with the Institute work AND with the trade from space!