Many years before I began trading in equities and funds I was a currency trader. In fact, one of the main reasons that I stopped was because when I first started trading foreign exchange we had the French Franc, the German Deutschemark and the Italian lira amongst many other European currencies. After the Euro came in, the entire currency market dropped on its head and thousands in the City, including me, left the industry. Luckily for me, back then I was still in my early training days at the Royal Bank of Scotland and so it was relatively straight forward to realign my career path and move s...