About Victor Adair

I started writing The Trading Desk Notes a few years ago as a way to prepare for my weekly interviews with Michael Campbell on the “Moneytalks” radio show.

At first I simply sent Mike brief notes…then I decided to expand the notes, add charts, and post them to PolarFuturesGroup.com. After a year or two we were also sending the notes to several hundred subscribers.

When I retired from the brokerage business I decided to set up this personal website for the Trading Desk Notes…and to also write about The Trading Life and the Trading Principles that guide my trading. 

My plan is to write about trading my personal accounts…why I did what I did and what I learned from the experience. I hope this will help my readers with their own trading and investing.

A brief history:

I started trading penny mining stocks in 1970 when I was in university. I worked in the mining business for the next few years and also started a gold and silver bullion trading company.

In 1977 I became a commodity broker and later also a stock broker. I had a wonderful 44 year run in the commodity trading business as a broker, manager, analyst, trader and derivatives portfolio manager.

I started writing market analysis in the late 1970’s and became the global currency analyst for Conti in 1983. In 1985 that morphed into writing daily currency comments into the global Reuters Monitor system. I started doing media interviews in the early 1980’s and began speaking at financial conferences in the 1990’s. I did my first interview with Mike Campbell in 1984 and have been a regular part of the show (and occasional host) for the past 20 years.