Like many people I hadn’t been brought up with a lot of exposure to trading and “the markets”. In fact I couldn’t tell an option from a future, or a contract from a premium.
i was trading FX and didn’t even realise it..
One summer I went travelling from London, UK to Toronto, Canada, and it was great to have my 1 GBP be worth so much, and realise that the $20 jeans only cost me 10 pounds. But when I went back the following xmas, and shopped, then came home I was shocked on my credit card statement.. they cost me 15 pounds..
My first exposure to FX movments.. and something which is all too real to any of us that go travelling.
to be continued..