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Mark Austin

Co-Founder, Magnetic Trading

Mark’s background is in the investment-banking sector. He changed careers early, at the age of 30 and became a full-time trader – a lifestyle trader. He currently lives in Thailand where he enjoys the flexibility of trading and travels the globe teaching others how to do what he does. Mark’s speciality is the FTSE 100, where he has over fifteen years’ of real world experience. In the index trading world Mark is know simply as ”MR FTSE”. In my own words I had a very keen interest in the FTSE from quite a young age – 21 actually. I first started out trading shares and then progressed to trading the actual index. My background is in finance and I worked as an associate director of a major investment bank in the U.K. for just under 10 years before deciding to become a full-time trader. As my trading progressed over the years I was matching the income I was gaining from my full-time job at the bank. I was always planning to become a full-time trader but was given a little nudge during the credit crisis of 2008/2009. The stress from work was increasing and so were the long hours from traveling. So in 2009 at the age of 30 I decided to effectively retire from banking and move to Thailand, and trade full-time. All I needed was my skills, the right knowledge, and a laptop and I have been able to live my dream ever since.