So it’s that time of year again.
The question is, how do you convince your better half that the living room really will look better with a digital ticker stream going from wall to wall?
And how do you tell your relatives that you don’t want any more socks this Christmas – you’d much prefer the latest subscription to your favourite trading magazine?
22 Wall Street Gifts For Traders
Well, fear not. Here’s a handy guide of top Wall Street gifts, these are ideal presents for any would be trader.
Money: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins is a mammoth 688 page primer on investing, trading and managing your money.
I haven’t read it yet but this much talked about book is one of the best selling finance books of 2014. Available in hardback for $16.80.
Make sure to check out my list of best trading books too.
This Fossil Townsman watch combines functionality with minimalist style allowing for a distinctive effortless timepiece. Featuring a 48mm polished steel case, black dial with stick indices and two sub dials stationed at the 12 and 6.
A nice traders watch. Priced at $185
Magazine subscriptions can be great gifts. Your Trading Edge is a bimonthly publication that covers educational topics for traders of futures, options, forex, stocks and commodities. This price is for six issues over 12 months: $62.09.
Arnaud Marine Blue and Khaki Caviar Fabric Bag is a modern city duffel featuring top zip and a double slider closure, double leather handles, detachable adjustable shoulder strap, two exterior side zipper pockets, signature stud detail, interior zip pocket and signature flashlight and bottle-opener. It’s on sale at $472.5
This Classic Canterbury watch from Daniel Wellington comes in a range of different styles and wristbands, perfect for bankers.
Daniel Wellington provide high quality, well designed watches with a focus on symmetry and thin casings that bring the watch closer to the wrist.
This one’s called Canterbury and it’s available for $195 with free shipping.
They’re bright green, they say Wall Street on them and they cost less than 50 bucks. Need I say any more?
The Not So Big Apple Leather Tote is Taurillon leather for a Victorian inspired bag with a retro twist. Featuring double rolled handles, open top, collapsible side gussets with snaps, outer zip pocket, protective metal feet.
No girl on the street should be without one.
Priced at $898, it’s a steal.
This ultimate setup from Orbital Computers comes with 4 High Definition LED Monitors and stand.
An Intel Core i5 processor with 4690 CPU 4-cores & 4-threads @3.5 GHZ ensures that this computer has all the spec needed to trade the markets, perform lightning quick back-tests and do whatever you need.
It comes with 120GB Solid State Drive and 8GB 1600MHz RAM. 5-year extended warranty and free lifetime support is also included. $2,130.
Thomas Pink of Jermyn Street, London have been dressing city boys since 1984.
The luxury retailer provides some of the best cufflinks, shirts and ties in the square mile.
This one on the left is slightly more quirky, with a hummingbird pattern, and retails for £115.
This aerial view of Wall Street is available from Art.com and should look good in any trader’s office.
This is a fine art print produced on medium weight cover stock and coated with a silken finish. Available in a range of different sizes this one sells for $44.99.
I love this Goldman office lamp, it’s sleek but still has the old school library/stockbroker vibe.
I had a similar lamp to this (except not as nice) and I smashed it. There’s lots more cool looking desk lamps on this site. They should go well on any trader’s desk.
Every trader needs an office and with it, one must have a special chair.
It’s got a 360 degree swivel and polished aluminium frame.
Titanium is strong and lightweight, making it a great material for a wallet. This one (called Omega) is made from two pieces held together with four rubber o-rings. It’s capable of holding 10 cards and cash.
The thumb slot doubles as a bottle opener too.
Build your own at FIRETI.
Symbols and Stripes Silk Tie crafted in silk jacquard, features stars and peace signs atop a solid backdrop with ribbon stripes and V point.
Moschino product for the discerning investor. Made in Italy.
This Wall Street Tie is hand-crafted in pure silk and comes in at 57″ long.
It’s also covered in ticker symbols and prices. If you look closely you can see MSFT, GE, EBAY, AMZN, DELL and IBM.
What’s not to like?
The price is $49.
This classic bull and bear scene makes for a perfect and affordable gift for any Wall Street trader.
The sculptures are made using a bronze electro-plating process and the result is a fine sculpture with great detail and high quality for less than half the price of solid bronze.
Yours for $74.99.
Brown Contrast Trim Billfold Coin Wallet crafted in supple leather, is a modern take on the classic billfold. Featuring Tiera Linea painted trims, embossed with ‘Handcrafted in Spain for Paul Smith’, card slots, snap close coin pocket.
A great wallet to go with any bespoke suit. Price: $243.75
No city slicker can be without a good quality pair of shiny leather Oxfords, the shoe of choice for square mile and Wall Street traders.
These feature a sleek cap in smooth black leather polished to a high shine.
Signature box included. Made in Italy and priced at $550
The Wall Street bull and bear Bronze Electroplated Resin Bookends sculpture is a perfect desk gift accessory for your favourite personal stock broker or the members of your own financial firm.
Every trader needs bull and bear bookends right?
Available on Amazon for $49.20.
Inspired by the Manhattan night skyline, this Visconti Wall Street pen shimmers with elegance.
The four-faceted durable celluloid barrel is highly ergonomic and can be custom engraved with two initials. Made in Italy.
Priced at $485.
Why not give the gift of education this Christmas?
Udemy has a wide range of quality courses to appeal to everyone’s tastes and they are frequently putting on big discount deals for the holidays.
So there’s my top gifts for traders this Christmas. Don’t forget to forward this list to all those buying you a present this year!
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Joe Marwood is an independent trader and the founder of Decoding Markets. He worked as a professional futures trader and has a passion for investing and building mechanical trading strategies. If you are interested in more quantitative trading strategies, investing ideas and tutorials make sure to check out our program Marwood Research.
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