Michel Pireu Columnist

The Exchange Africa: Trader Summit, held in Sandton last Saturday, brought together a diverse group of traders and do-it-yourself investors to listen to a great line-up of speakers. Sian Kidd, who came to fame after reportedly making more than £400,000 in 30 minutes on Black Monday in 2015, kicked off proceedings by sharing his insights on trading. He was followed by PJ Sutherland of Sutherland Research, who shared some of the knowledge he’s acquired from years of quantitative research and trading mean reversion strategies. He has done extensive work in developing and deploying quantified trading systems that have achieved significant results. Freddie Herbst, a key member of the Brandseye team that achieved global recognition after successfully calling the outcome of both Brexit and the US election, explained the potential of sentiment analysis to create an edge in the markets. Etienne Nel, one of the founders of ZAR X, outlined his ambitions for the new exchange and the potential b...

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