Hello fellow monkeys,
Long time lurker, much rarer poster, but I would appreciate some direction.
Background: Met with an MD in FX Forward Trading the other week. I push, politely, about hiring and he proposes that I start sending him trade ideas. Sent him two last week and both made money.
I am basing my trades on my opinions regarding monetary policy, macro outlook, etc., and sticking to FX. However, I would like to incorporate more market-based indicators and would like to start proposing rates trades. I would have asked him this myself when we met, but the meeting was shorter than anticipated and I really don’t think I should be e-mailing him about this now as he is probably really fucking busy. Could any of you help? I have access to a Bloomberg terminal and have a data model built for all G7 yield curves and OIS. What else could be useful? I think there is some pretty good opportunities to propose some profitable stuff to him (like 2-5 times a week) and this could probably lead to employment, maybe even a spot on his desk (although who knows where the world will be in one month).
Note: Searched “rates”, “forwards”, “fx”, “[rates/fx/forward] trading” and have pretty much exhausted the engine and my desire to continue searching it until the weekend.
Appreciate any info/direction you can give!
Its not as if he is asking me for ideas to help him. By far. The way he put it is that it is tough to make a recommendation based on a 20 minute coffee chat, but this is a way that he could. I would assume that he has a certain expectation on what I would send and if I could exceed those expectations then all the better for me.