Alpari Sponsors Seminars With “Black Swan” Author Nassim Taleb

The author of cult books for traders "Fooled by Randomness" and "The Black Swan" to visit Moscow and Kiev
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, The unexpected 'black swan' events that cause havoc across financial markets

Alpari has become the strategic partner for a trader-magnet event that is taking place in Moscow and Kiev. Nassim Taleb, a prominent author recognized for his work in the aftermath of the great financial crisis of 2008, has been invited to the pair of events in Eastern Europe.

full-time essayist and scholar focusing on practical and philosophical problems with chance, luck, and probability

The event comes at a steep price, with the entrance fee for a day with Nassim Taleb costing between $300 and $1200. While not every retail trader will be keen to pay such an amount, it might be prudent for those looking to make trading and risk-management a long-term career.

The prices vary depending on seating and access to a set of extras, one of which is a post-conference dinner with Nassim Taleb himself present at the table.

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Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb

Nassim Taleb is recognized not only for his work in finance and statistics, but also in philosophy and probabilities.

His books “Antifragile”, “The Black Swan”, “Fooled by Randomness”, and “The Bed of Procrustes” have been focused on a variety of subjects while providing insight into the thinking of a veteran options trader, which Nassim Taleb was before retiring. According to his personal bio he is now a “full-time essayist and scholar focusing on practical and philosophical problems with chance, luck, and probability.”

Alpari has taken a commendable approach towards partnering up with the organizers of the events in Moscow and Kiev as Nassim Taleb is known for his controversial views on trading. In his work, he has been advocating for the need for financial markets traders to have a source of steady income outside of their dealings in order to be “anti-fragile”.

The approach of trading in and out of the markets is actively discouraged by Taleb, with his focus being on black swan events that usually move markets in a volatile fashion.

Traders that have accounts with Alpari can take advantage of a 10 percent discount for the events, which include a whole day with the speaker on a variety of topics related to his works.

The seminars, titled “Black Swan: predicting and winning in a world of chaos”, will be held in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, on the 10th of October, and in the Russian capital, Moscow, on the 12th of the same month.

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