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Simon Clarke:

Head Trader - Smack the Markets

Simon started his trading journey back in the mid 90’s as a private trader.  Initially trading options on a part time basis he progressed onto Tech stocks through the early 2000’s before turning his focus towards Forex, Commodities and the US Index market’s. Eventually he ceased his professional career to trade full time focusing on trading Forex and Index futures. He later joined forces with trading educator “Trade with Precision" and became a member of their trading team where he regularly shared his trading ideas and analysis with their members. 

During this time he also hosted webinars and spoke at seminars, sharing his analysis and trading ideas with some of the largest organisations in the financial world.  These included TradeStation Europe, CME, CMC Markets, ETX Capital, OANDA, Open E Cry, and RJO Futures. 
He also regularly speaks at trading seminars and carries out presentations for corporate brokers worldwide.

Over the past few years Simon has featured in a number of industry publications such as "Your Trading Edge Magazine" and “Traders Magazine” documenting his particular trading style and success. 

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Fergal O Shaughnessy

Trader - Smack the Markets

Fergal started his trading journey in 2011, initially trading Forex on a part time basis whilst perusing a career in the Police service. In his early days of learning this business he attended a number of trader seminars and courses which is where he first came across Simon who was speaking at a seminar he attended. Since then Fergal has worked closely with Simon learning the same trader methodology and perfecting his trading skills under Simon’s stewardship.


This helped Fergal to make the transition to full time private trader in 2015, enabling him to leave his day job to focus on the markets. Fergal trades Forex, commodities, US indices.

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