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Brent X. Donnelly

Brent X. Donnelly

Contributor

 

Brent Donnelly is a senior risk-taker and FX market maker, and and has been trading foreign exchange since 1995. He is the author of The Art of Currency Trading (Wiley, 2019) and his latest book, Alpha Trader, is now available in bookstores worldwide.

Brent writes a well-known daily FX commentary called AM/FX and has experience as both a sell-side trader (HSBC, Citibank, Lehman Brothers) and as a portfolio manager at a major hedge fund in Connecticut. He trades tactical global macro. He has been quoted by The Economist, WSJ, Zerohedge, FT, CNBC and others.

Check out his substacks at https://50in50.substack.com/ and https://mtcbd.substack.com/.

Articles by Brent:

Before You Fly The Nest: Advice for kids heading to college

By Brent Donnelly | August 5, 2022 | 4 Comments

ET contributor Brent Donnelly went out and asked some people he respects what advice they would give kids heading off to college. Here’s what he found.

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How to Succeed as a Sell Side Trader

By Brent Donnelly | June 27, 2022 | 2 Comments

ET contributor Brent Donnelly has some advice that’s ostensibly for sell-side traders, but is actually for everyone in markets. And everyone who isn’t.

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The Most Important Trading Decision

By Brent Donnelly | May 10, 2022 | 1 Comment

Trading is hard. Your odds of success are heavily influenced by the seat you choose. Retail trader or bank trader or PM, here are metrics to evaluate that seat.

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Money Can Buy Happiness (in variable and diminishing quantities)

By Brent Donnelly | April 6, 2022 | 32 Comments

What does your money/happiness curve look like? Is it curved or linear? Does it flatline somewhere? If so, where?

There’s the game of trading and the metagame of life. To win the latter, you have to Know Thyself.

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Winner’s Tilt

By Brent Donnelly | March 31, 2022 | 9 Comments

The most damaging stories and narratives are not those that others tell us, but those that we tell ourselves.

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Quitters

By Brent Donnelly | February 17, 2022 | 3 Comments

in the spirit of the question we are always asking ourselves at Epsilon Theory – WHY AM I READING THIS NOW? – Brent asks a slightly different question about announcements of senior management departures. DOES WHAT I’M READING NOW MATTER?

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That Funny Feeling

By Brent Donnelly | January 10, 2022 | 35 Comments

The AI censors at YouTube banned a video by ET contributor Brent Donnelly for all the wrong reasons.

Meanwhile, the AI censors at Twitter won’t ban an impersonator for any reason.

Kinda gives you that funny feeling that we’re being played. Again.

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Unanchored

By Brent Donnelly | September 15, 2021 | 7 Comments

ET contributor Brent Donnelly starts up where he left off, with a new launch of AM/FX and a new riff on the classic ET note, “Snip!”.

In the immortal words of Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro!

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Notes from Camp Kotok 2021

By Brent Donnelly | August 27, 2021 | 4 Comments

ET contributor Brent Donnelly with an end-of-summer compilation of the top–of-mind topics at Camp Kotok!

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Day-One Advice for New Hedge Fund Portfolio Managers

By Brent Donnelly | June 25, 2021 | 5 Comments

Over the last 6 months, there’s been a mass influx of new hedge fund PMs, many from bank trading seats leaving for greener (?) pastures. I’ve been in both seats. I’ve had good years and disappointing years. So I present this advice with the utmost humility …

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