27th Feb '10


Occupation: Journalist, Market Professional

Interests: Stocks

About Me:

My name is Robbie Burns and I have been a successful trader for more than ten years. I've also written the book "The Naked Trader" which turned into a best seller. The first edition was published in 2005 and the follow up second edition in late 2007. I also wrote "DIY Pension" column for the Sunday Times for 3 years which chronicled how I doubled the money in my pension scheme.


My website, The Naked Trader, is simply a "diary" of my life, or what you would now call a "blog". It was created after I left my full-time job as a finance editor for BskyB to trade full-time. I had been writing an diary page for its teletext service since 1998 and decided as I was leaving to transfer that to the internet. I detail what I've bought, sold or shorted and briefly why. I use various spreadbetting companies and stockbrokers to carry out the trades. I ignore commission but also dividends and I reckon the two balance each other up. If you'd like to buy a copy of my latest book, The Naker Trader 2, please click here. If you'd like to attend one of my seminars, please click here.

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Robbie Burnsie's Latest Blogs

The UK market doesn't seem to care about our debt or the trouble we are in - the only thing that counts is following the US. Wow. Great results from Nestor Healthcare Group (LON:NSR). I can see why they've been rising. I'm up more than £5,000 now including the spreadbets. On those figures I'm not at all tempted to cash in yet. Indeed.. can you…

I'm glad I follow the markets and not try and forecast them - I did think they might go down! A very strong showing but the big question is, is it all too much and is 5550 the top for now? It would look pretty bullish if 5550 went. The markets are definitely strong right now. Are they right? Who knows, they are there to…

I have some doubts and would not be surprised to see a fall. I'm not a forecaster but lots of things look priced about right for now - it's a matter of where we will be in a year from now. Your guess is as good as mine and I can't guess it. I've bought some Axis-shield (ASD) - been eyeing these up for some…

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