Interviewing Andre Minassian: Trader, Businessman and Entrepreneur. Andre, you are self-employed – what do you do? How and when did you first become interested in the markets? Which markets do you trade or invest in? Do you have a favourite, and why? How actively do you trade now? You consider medium term trading to be the best way to trading success – what constitutes the medium term for you?
Do you consider yourself a trader or an investor or both? What timeframes do you trade? How long a view do you normally take?
I am interested in indices, particularly USA markets; Dow Jones, S&P 500 as well as the FTSE 100 and the German DAX 30. I found indices less risky than equities and I was able to predict their movements much better. With an equity you could have some positive or negative news coming up with no advance notice whatsoever. I do actively trade at the moment although I’m also involved in other projects. I am more of a medium-term trader than a day trader. I see medium term trading as the best possible way of making money.