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About John Burford

My road to being a Professional Trader. I didn’t start out life wanting to be trader.  Probably no-one does. At school, I was fascinated by how the world works – and gravitated towards studying the ‘hard sciences’ – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Having taken a

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No, it’s – Down, down and away!

No, it’s – Down, down and away!


I have been laying out my case for an imminent reversal in the stock averages in recent issues. Last week’s title was an ironic Up, Up and Away?. Seems my hot air balloon has run out of propane! And once again the timing was spot

Up, up and away?

Up, up and away?


It’s suddenly risk-on last week with the battered-down Nasdaq climbing 8% from its bear market low on 6 January. And this sudden change of heart has the MSM in a tizzy with flights of fancy projecting a new bull market. It always amazes me what

A coming recession – or a depression?

A coming recession – or a depression?


It seems markets have never been so divided as we kick off the new year. The bulls are looking at the Fed hiking rates up to the ‘termination point’ – currently around the 5% Fed Funds mark – from where they will retreat – and

My New Year’s Resolution?  To Make More Profits (and Cut Losses)!

My New Year’s Resolution? To Make More Profits (and Cut Losses)!


Just about every pundit has now said it in their year-end copy: What an incredible year was 2022! Who could have predicted it? blah, blah, blah. So I won’t insult you with a repeat. Only to say that I believe you ain’t seen nothin’ yet

2022 was full of surprises – will 2023 match it?

2022 was full of surprises – will 2023 match it?


What a year! It is customary for market commentators and fortune-tellers such as myself offer a summary of last year’s performance. And to offer ‘insights’ (aka guesses) into what to expect next year. But I like to be different! That way, we are kept on

The bull trap is closing.  Now for the carnage.

The bull trap is closing. Now for the carnage.


Since the mid-October lows in the indexes, stocks have rallied sharply on bullish expectations for 2023. These have been based partly on what the Fed may do to temper their rate hikes on the back of falling inflation. This new-found optimism from the depths of

The bond market has been neglected – but not for much longer

The bond market has been neglected – but not for much longer


The bond markets have been receiving a little more than their usual non-attention recently. Most traders/investors ignore them and the vast majority of MSM financial coverage is still directed at shares. After all, shares are sexier and bonds are frankly pretty boring. The usually totally

If we are not there yet, we are very close

If we are not there yet, we are very close


The strong bear market rally in stocks continues – but is on over-borrowed time. We may or may not be there yet, but are getting much closer. One of the signs of an end to a second wave bear market rally is that bullish sentiment

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?


I am sure I am not the only one who is wide-eyed at the strength of the stock market rallies over the previous six weeks or so. From the depths of the intense gloom surrounding markets in mid-October to the almost euphoric stance of the

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