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Established in 2010 to provide education and insight on what is happening in the financial markets, The Armchair Trader is designed to meet the needs of private investors with little or no track record that wish to learn more about trading financial markets.

Our mission is to spread the message that growing wealth through the financial markets isn’t just something for the select few, but for the many. Access to the markets has never been easier and we feel it’s something that everyone should be able to navigate.

The Armchair Trader is here to help

The Armchair Trader was originally founded by Stuart Fieldhouse and Michael Morton to help new traders understand the high risk world of margined trading – with more than 85% of new traders experiencing losses, the site was designed to educate new traders on the risks associated with spread betting, CFD and Forex trading, and how those risks, and any subsequent losses, could be reduced or turned into profits.

The Armchair Trader has since evolved to cover longer term investment alternatives such as Stocks and Shares, ETFs and ISA’s with insight and analysis designed to stimulate ideas across a range of financial markets.

The Armchair Trader is completely free to use

The Armchair Trader is completely free to use for all visitors. We won’t charge a fee of any kind for our educational content – as our aim is to encourage as many people as possible to grow their wealth through the financial markets.  The website is paid for by our partners through clicks, views and advertorials. So if you download a guide, or open an account through a link on the site, we will receive a fee for providing the introduction. This fee will in no way be passed on to you from our partners.

Having built up years of experience within the finance industry, we are very careful about the advertisers and partners we feature on the site. We will only work with partners who are authorised and regulated – to provide a layer of security for our visitors.

Although this stance helps us to protect you, we can’t offer any guarantees that issues will not occur from time to time. Make sure you are aware of your consumer rights, should you feel that you are being unfairly treated by any of the brokers featured – and let us know too.  If we hear of consistent problems from any of our listed brokers, we’ll be sure to raise concerns directly with them and in certain cases, remove them from the site.

We’ll provide only the best options for our visitors

We hope you find the information on The Armchair Trader valuable as you work to grow your wealth and ensure financial security over the long term. We wish you every success.

Meet The Armchair Trader team

Graeme Coles-Andrew
Julie Durant - Vice President, North American Capital Markets

Julie Durant

Vice President, North American Capital Markets
John Foster

John Foster

Deputy Editor

Meet our regular contributors

Without our talented contributors we would not be able to bring you such regular insight and analysis.

Tony Cross

Tony Cross

Investment Writer, Monk Communications
Vanya Dragomanovic

Vanya Dragomanovich

Commodities Editor
James Norris

James Norris

Senior Writer
Hanxian Liang

Hanxian Liang

Global Equities Analyst
Chris Weston

Chris Weston

Head of Research, Pepperstone
Raine Lahtinen

Raine Lahtinen

US & Nordics Correspondent
James Coffey

James Coffey

Investment Writer
Daniela Hathorn

Daniela Hathorn

Market Analyst
Henrik Mikkelsen

Henrik Mikkelsen

Investment Strategist, Iridis AG
Philippa Aylmer

Philippa Aylmer

City of London Correspondent
Selin Bucak

Selin Bucak

Paris Correspondent
Robert Stephens

Robert Stephens

Senior Writer
Roger Breuer

Roger Breuer

Investment Analyst
Britt Tunick

Britt Erica Tunick

New York Correspondent
Emma Portier

Emma Portier

Brussels Correspondent
Olivier Desbarres

Olivier Desbarres

Economist, 4X Global Research

Thanks to our Site Partners

Our partners are established, regulated businesses and we are grateful for their support.

Aquis
CME Group
FP Markets
Pepperstone
TMX
WisdomTree
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