James Bhattacherjee

I’ve been working in financial markets for over a decade. My area of interest has always been currency, where I’ve done everything from cold calling salesman to being a senior dealer at the UK’s biggest broker. I am currently Manager of new Affiliates at a London-based specialist. Having worked in publishing in a previous life, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to combine my experience and writing skills with self-taught market insights; mixing rate predictions with the appropriate placing of a semicolon. Our Brexit debacle has also indulged my love of dark comedy. The Thick Of It meets Brass Eye is the looking glass reality we are now staring through.

April 1, 2019
Crossover to Heaven

Pound’s Political Purgatory

So where did she think the votes were going to come from? Well plausibly, The Grand Wizards (their words) of the ERG appeared willing to ignore their previous opposition to ‘Brexit Light’ and perform a complete U-Turn of support. One of them could take May’s seat, and can there be anything more honourable than falling […]
February 12, 2019

The Week That Was And The Week That Might Be

A “special place in hell” is where European Council President Donald Tusk believes the Brexiteers who had no plan for Brexit, but promoted it anyway, should rest. Tusk’s appetite for an confrontation is nicely summerised here, although it is yet to be seen whether his intentionally provocative and combative remarks will lead to an offer of […]
January 21, 2019
Success way. Tropical island in the form of dollar, 3D Illustration

Why I’m Not Living on My Own Island

This is why £2 a week on a footie accumulator is quite enough excitement for me. should I have been inclined to have a flutter on a sterling position last week, then a triple-digit defeat for May’s Brexit bill having negative implications for the pound would have seemed a wise wager. So what happens? May […]
January 15, 2019
Brexit, flags of the United Kingdom and the European Union on asphalt road with legs

Irrelevant Gold

Since the EU referendum on 23rd June 2016, endless scenarios have been debated on the implications of our divorce from the EU and what that means for the finances of individuals, both presently and in the future. As 29th March 2019 approaches (the scheduled departure date), the prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and the impact […]