Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Luke Suddards

Luke Suddards

Research Strategist


Luke Suddards is a Research Strategist generating valuable insights for Pepperstone’s growing client base through his unique analysis, trade ideas and risk management strategies. Luke obtained a Bachelor of Commerce undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance, followed up with a Postgraduate degree in Finance - achieved with cum laude. His academic background, along with numerous internships across the finance sector, has provided him with a broad and robust understanding of financial markets. He has over 5-years experience in financial markets. 

Having written his own book on technical analysis and trade strategy development, Luke knows how to leverage the tools of technical analysis to maximize one’s trading success. His analysis style is best described as a combination of fundamental, technical and quantitative analysis. Having grown up in South Africa, an emerging market, Luke has unique experience and insight into the key macro and micro drivers behind the volatility typically seen in developing countries. This will be beneficial for clients wanting to trade more exotic FX pairs.

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