The $100,000 trading challenge with Samuel and Co Trading

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In January 2022, 4 up-and-coming traders will share a cash prize pot of $100,000 through Samuel & Co Trading’s free-to-enter trading challenge.

Who is Samuel Leach?

Samuel Leach is the founder and director of Samuel & Co Trading. At the age of 30, he is recognised as the 7th Top Fintech Disruptor in the UK and one of Yahoo Finance’s Top Traders To Follow in 2020 as well as being a popular YouTube and Instagram influencer.

He knows how hard it is to break into trading, having started his Forex and Equities trading in 2012 whilst juggling his studies at the same time as securing his first role in Finance at one of the UK’s leading private banks. One of his earliest successes was turning a small student grant into a £178,000 trading fund in just one year.

He also knows what is to be successful, and Samuel has gone on since to build up his company to be an industry disruptor in a number of ways. But he is also keen on giving back. Samuel has long been dedicated to training and developing Junior Traders and offering exciting opportunities to those who need them. But this competition is breaking new ground in opening up the Finance sector to new demographics and changing recruitment forever in the process. It comes at the perfect time for many who are re-thinking their work life balance to trading in FX and Equities.

COVID-19 and trading

It is an understatement to say that the world has changed dramatically since March 2020 and the global social and economic response to the greatest public health crisis since the Spanish Flu.

However, according to think tank Charles Schwab, interest in trading and the markets has expanded in the COVID-19 aftermath so significantly that a new social grouping, “Generation Investor”, has emerged.

Interest has been increasing for some time, fuelled in part by limited economic opportunity for younger generations, poverty of pension provision, and limited financial returns on alternative investment options. However, COVID has turbo charged this change, as it has with many other areas. According to the same survey, 15% of all retail investors started investing in 2020 alone.

These investors are becoming increasingly sophisticated also, with long term investment approaches increasing from 56% to 72%, as opposed to short term opportunism which has dropped from 44% to 28%.

Samuel and Co Trading is now looking to attract the leading traders that are currently operating in the present environment to enter their exciting trading competition.

Disruptor Competition

The cash pot of $100,000 will be shared between the 4 traders who deliver the highest rate of return (ROI) under the competition conditions. First place will secure $50,000, second $25,000, third $15,000 and fourth will receive $10,000.

Not only is this an amazing opportunity for emerging traders, but the structure is also novel in its approach in identifying talent as well as operating as a recruitment method without comparison in the Finance markets.

There is no hidden secret, there is no bias or unfair advantage. The competition is focused on putting talent against talent to identify the best trader in the present climate.

Samuel Leach commented “We know from our own business experience that entry competition to the Finance sector is incredibly difficult. Samuel and Co Trading are keen to identify and reward real trading talent. CVs don’t matter nor does race or any protected characteristic, geographical location or socio-economic background. We just want to see the best”.

Samuel Leach views the competition as a potential disruptor of traditional recruitment approaches, as it removes distracting considerations from the fundamental task at hand, ROI.  Whilst CVs have historically been used as the principle assessment, they are not a reliable predictor of future performance. Mini-competition however cuts to the chase in this highly practical sector, offering a clear measure of critical indicators.

In an era where equality of opportunity is a paramount concern, and where unlevel playing fields abound in the Finance sector, Samuel and Co Trading offers a faultless recruitment and talent-identifying opportunity for all.

Follow this link if you wanted to enter the challenge [Test Your Skills] for further details and good luck!

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