This is what you are up against…

A Bloomberg terminal is a fantastic piece of kit.

As well as providing split second information (there is even a feature that lets you track ships carrying commodities as they travel around the world) they also allow subscribers to connect with each other via instant messaging and chat rooms.

There are now 325,000 users who each pay USD24,000pa for the service with the expectation of gaining an edge.

Remember that next time you think that you can beat the market.