Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meet The Trader Who Screamed "The Collapse Is Coming" And "Goldman Sachs Rules The World" On BBC

The rumors are flying about Alessio Rastani since his BBC interview yesterday morning.
Some people are shocked about what he said ("The collapse is coming... and Goldman Sachs rules the world"), while others think he was being refreshingly honest. And then there are those who think he's a complete phoney.
They've suggested that he's a member of The Yes Men, a prank group that enjoys doing interviews posing as business leaders or bankers. Both Rastani and the group have denied that he has any affiliation.
We'll let you decide, but by our estimation, he looks like a real trader. Here's his Youtube channel, where he promotes his Facebook fan page and his website, LeadingTrader.com.
He describes himself as an, "experienced stock market trader and mentor. Keynote speaker on share trading and spreadbetting. Husband and all round nice guy."
Importantly, we were not able to find out whether or not he's ever been backed by any professional firm, or any account of his past trading record.
UPDATE: The Telegraph  published an interview with Rastani where he admits that he's a casual trader and that The BBC contacted him because he's an "investment speaker." Public speaking is his true passion and he owns a business called Santoro Projects where he does just that.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bbc-trader-alessio-rastani-2011-9#ixzz1ZGM5WdKo

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