I’ve been in this business for more than 30 years.
From that moment in December 1983 when they floated the Australian dollar I knew this was the career I wanted, the vocation – or more correctly, this was my sport.
I was lucky enough to start as a junior in the Westpac Sydney dealing room less than 5 years later as an 18-year-old.
And since 1988 I’ve traded multiple markets, managed billions of dollars in Cash, Bond, and forex funds, was a currency strategist and head of a currency strategy at Westpac and the NAB. I was also Treasurer of Newcastle Permanent leading into and through the GFC – where I set the balance sheet up to profit from the carnage.
Over these decades, I’ve learnt heaps, traded lots, and written hundreds of thousands of words on trading, economics, and markets. Touching wood and not wishing to have an Icarus or hubristic moment, I’ve also been lucky enough to get it right more often than not – a lot more often.
So, recently I’m getting requests to restart this site, to help traders get a better understanding of what I do and how I do it. It seems I have a lot of loyal followers in that regard.
So I’m going to relaunch the site in the months ahead.
In the meantime, I want to offer interested traders access to the morning note I write for myself and a few hundred friends each weekday.
That note, let’s call it McKenna’s Market Musings, is the basis on which everything else I do in markets over the next 24 hours rests.
All you have to do is let me know via this sign-up link – you’ll then get the email directly from me each day.
When I relaunch I’ll let you know where I’m at and what I’m up to. And maybe you might find some of that interesting enough to sign up for that too.
Cheers and all the best