Clem Chambers

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Clement Hadrian Chambers is a British entrepreneur, author, journalist and blogger known for his involvement in ADVFN (LSE:AFN), formerly known as the Advanced Financial Network, and for his financial and trading books and his thriller novels.

Business career[edit]

Chambers entered the early software industry where he was a pioneer of computer games (CRL Group), massively multiplayer games, multimedia and the Internet.

In 1989 Chambers co-founded On-line PLC. The company was amongst the first to develop both massively multiplayer internet games and CD-ROM boxed products. In 1999 Chambers co-founded, and became director of, Akaei PLC, the games development and publishing subsidiary of On-line PLC.

He is also non-executive director of Avarae, a specialist investment company dedicated to investing in rare and high quality coins.

Media and writing[edit]

Clem was shortlisted in 2016 and 2017 as Columnist of the Year (Business Media) in the PPA Awards for his column in E&T Magazine, The Institution Of Engineering & Technology, and in June 2017 won silver in the Tabbie Awards for his Money and Markets column in the same publication.

Chambers is a frequent co-presenter on CNBC, CNBC Arabia and CNBC Europe. He has been a market commentator on BBC News, Newsnight, BBC One, CNN, Al Jazeera, Sky News, TF1, Working Lunch, China's Phoenix TV, Canada's Business News Network and numerous US radio stations.

He has appeared on ITV's News at Ten and Evening News discussing recent failures in the banking system and featured prominently in the Money Programme's Credit Crash Britain: HBOS — Breaking the Bank [1] and on the BBC's City Uncovered: When Markets Go Mad.

Clem Chambers has written investment columns for Wired Magazine, which described him as a 'Market Mavern'; The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express and The Daily Mail,<!--this ref doesn't mention Clem Chambers ref></ref--> and currently writes for Forbes,<!-- another no mention ref></ref--> Business Mirror, Inversionista, Index Trader, Gulf News and YTE.

He was The Alchemist stock tipster in The Business for over three years and has been published in titles including City A.M., Investors Chronicle, Traders Magazine, Stocks and Commodities, the Channel 4 website, SFO and Accountancy Age and has been quoted in many more publications including USA Today and most of the main UK national newspapers.

He also wrote a monthly spread betting column in gambling magazine Inside Edge for over a year.

Dial Up for Murder, his first book in The Hacker Chronicles series, was released in November 2014, with the second book in the series, Log On For Crime, being published soon after.

In November 2017 Clem published Trading Cryptocurrencies: A Beginner’s Guide - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin. His other financial books include the Amazon best-sellers 101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners, A Beginner's Guide to Value Investing, Be Rich and The Death of Wealth, all published by ADVFN Books.

He also writes for a number of stock market and share tipping blogs including: Diary of a Contrarian Investor, Building an Income Portfolio and more recently Jekyll & Hyde Share Tips.

The Armageddon Trade[edit]

The Armageddon Trade (2009) () is a financial thriller published by No Exit Press. <!-- -->


Jim, a cockney tea boy, possesses an uncanny ability to understand and interpret stock market trading, and becomes a phenomenon in the world of finance. An established and enigmatic trader, Max Davas, uses a powerful computer trading system that has made him very wealthy, but now this forecasting is telling him that the entire global financial system will collapse in a year. The book delves into the theme of whether the forecasts will come true, or if the new trading phenomenon is integral in changing the outcome.

The Twain Maxim[edit]

The Twain Maxim (2010) () is the second financial thriller by Chambers, published by No Exit Press. [2] The book's title pays homage to the classic Mark Twain quote: "A mine is a hole in the ground with a fool at the bottom and a crook at the top."

The launch of the book coincided with the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's death.


Kusanagi (2011) is the third 'Jim Evans' title by Clem Chambers. Like his other novels, it is published by No Exit Press.

Reviews of the book were favourable, calling it "compelling," "slick," "authentic" and "superb". Brian Ritterspark of Crime Time said of the book: "the ingredients are all in place for a colourful blockbuster thriller, freighted with the kind of authentic detail that is Chambers spécialité la maison — and Kusangi (although it is not a book with any notable nuance) is truly kinetic entertainment".

The First Horseman[edit]

The First Horseman (2013) () The fourth book in the 'Jim Evans' thriller series has a strong medical slant. The novel focuses on the themes of immortality and overpopulation, and what might happen if we had the ability to turn the human body clock back.

The Shrine[edit]

The Shrine (2016) A return to Japan for the fifth instalment of the Jim Evans series. The Kindle edition book is based on the legend of the Shrine Zenkoji and Jim Evans' attempts to discover its secrets.


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