I'm an attention seeker. That is the main reason I speak. That is the reason I agreed to go on the BBC. Trading is a like a hobby. It is not a business. I am a talker. I talk a lot. I love the whole idea of public speaking.
Was his little talk a hoax? When I reached Rastani in London to ask, he spouted some vague wisdom, mentioned his "trader friends," and insisted that trading is his obsession.
A man who doesn't own the house he lives in, but can sum up the financial crisis in just three minutes - a knack that escapes many financial commentators.
John Bird and John Fortune:
They thought that if they had a bigger mortgage they could get a bigger house. They thought if they had a bigger house, they would be happy. It's pathetic. I've got four houses and I'm not happy.
We've never heard of Rastani. Despite widespread speculation, he isn't a Yes Man.
They just want theirs. That is the culture they have created.
You get a billion people doing something, there's lots of ways to make money. Absolutely, trust me. We'll get lots of money for it.