Trader Digest: Stacey Cunningham, Real-Life Iron Man & Gareth Southgate's Lessons for the City

This week’s Trader Digest features a brilliant in-depth piece from the Guardian on the NYSE's new president, watches in awe as a former commodities trader builds a working jetpack, and finds out what the City can learn from England's successful World Cup campaign...

Reading List

'We need a call to action': Stacey Cunningham, the NYSE's first female president
"She is the first woman to lead the New York Stock Exchange in its 226 years. Faced with falling sales and government pressure, though, she finds the attention to her gender a distraction"
Guardian

Volatility Is Coming for Your Summer Break as Headwinds Stack Up
“Liquidity risk takes center stage amid August’s thin trading. Managers prepare to do work on vacation if shock materializes" Bloomberg

The pound will relive the record-breaking horrors of Brexit night if Britain leaves the EU without a deal
"The British pound could fall as much as 8% the day after a no deal Brexit is announced, analysts say." Business Insider

J.P. Morgan's old head of AI is up to something interesting at Cerberus
"J.P. Morgan's machine learning team has had a busy year. Following the exit of various of its senior members, J.P. Morgan's renowned Intelligent Solutions unit was disbanded and its remaining employees dispersed across the bank's operating units. " eFinancialCareers

Can You Make Money From Trading Gold?
"With an increasing number of technology startups diversifying and innovating in a number of different industries within the financial sector, this has in turn, has opened up many ways that retail consumers can make a little bit of cash on the side." Forbes

World Cup 2018: England manager Gareth Southgate shows how the City should look after its professionals
"Champions view pressure as a privilege, but the fact remains that high pressure moments can make or break careers. England manager Gareth Southgate transformed the fortunes of our national football team. Against the odds, he took the squad to the World Cup semi-final in Russia, but what lessons can City leaders learn from his approach?" CityAM

Cryptomining Companies Consider Broadening Scope
"As the price cryptocurrencies drop, some miners are searching for alternative uses for massive data centers they've built." Bloomberg

Wall Street says Netflix's stock plunge is a ‘compelling’ buying opportunity because the streaming giant ‘never misses twice’
"Bank of America Merrill Lynch believes Netflix will return to beating subscriber expectations because of the company's history.” CNBC

What to Watch

How the Real-Life Iron Man Richard Browning Created his own Jet Pack
"Former commodities trader turned real-life Iron Man Richard Browning flies in his £340,000 jet suit" Wired

For the Headphones

Codebreaker
"Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider." Marketplace

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