Chat With Traders | Weekly interviews with profitable & successful stock market traders.



At a young age some people want nothing more than to be a trader, well this weeks guest is one of those people…

Brad Jelinek first started dabbling in stocks during his days in junior high, then from college he went straight into a Chicago prop firm. Thirteen years later, Brad is with the same firm and predominately trades futures.

So during our conversation, I of course asked Brad a bunch of questions around prop trading, and futures related topics, which he responded with many outstanding answers.

But the part I found to be really interesting, was listening to Brad talk about health ‘n wellbeing, and the emphasis he has on longevity in this business. So if you plan on sticking around, and really want to make something of your trading career, I suggest you pay extra close attention to this segment.

Q + A: Brad is on standby and keen to answer any questions you may have about trading. To ask him something, just scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment!

Direct download: ep2002620-20brad20jelinek.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT

This week I thought I’d change things up a little bit, and reverse the interview. So instead of firing questions at the guests like I normally do, I’m on the receiving end and giving the answers.

If you’ve had the chance to listen to EP 001, then you may recall I gave a brief overview right at the beginning, explaining where I was at with my trading. Well things have gradually progressed since then, so I thought this would be a good milestone to update anyone who is curious to know.

So to keep things interesting I brought on Zach Hurwtiz, who I’m sure you’ll remember from EP 011 of the podcast, and he’ll be the one asking questions. Zach’s a great friend of mine, and is continually guiding me along to becoming a better trader through regular coaching and mentoring, so I couldn’t think of anyone better for the job.

Plus, Zach also expands on many of my responses with additional insight, so all in all I hope you find this episode to be valuable in its own unique way.

And just before we get into it, if you have any questions or comments for either Zach or myself, just go to chatwithtraders.com/25, scroll to the bottom of the page and leave a comment. Both Zach and I will be monitoring this closely to respond and answer.

Alright team, enjoy and lets talk soon.

Direct download: ep2002520-20aaron20fifield.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

On the show this week, my guest is Ivan Hoff!

An equities trader of 10 years, who tackles the market with a swing trading approach to capture powerful, short-term gainers that may run anywhere between 3 - 10 days.

While swing trading is his bread and butter, Ivan also allocates a portion of his capital to position trading, when he has reason to believe a trend will continue for the longer term.

He's written several books including 'The 5 Secrets to Highly Profitable Swing Trading' and 'The Next Apple' which was a collaboration with Howard Lindzon (the co-founder and CEO of Stocktwits).

Plus, Ivan is regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, Traders Magazine and he's a familiar face amongst the Stocktwits community.

Now, continue listening to learn about Ivan's trading methodology, one of his high probability swing setups, the importance of following industry momentum, and a whole lot more...

Direct download: ep_024_-_ivan_hoff.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

I was fortunate enough to speak with David Bush, an extraordinary, seasoned trader with 20 years experience in financial markets.

David comes from a non-traditional background, and what I mean by this; he has no formal education in the field of finance. In fact, he is a music graduate and performed as a professional musician for many years.

But as you’re about to hear, David changed paths during his twenties to become a trader. After overcoming the initial challenges that all new market participants endure, David did well for himself as a discretionary trader for many years.

But with an urge to optimize his trading approach he gradually transitioned into a quantitative trader and went searching for new ways to exploit opportunities within the market. From there David has gone on to take out the number one spot of BattleFin’s ‘Sharpe Ratio Shootout’ (an international quantitative finance tournament), with over 3000 competitors.

During our interview David brings a really insightful take to topics such as the transition from discretionary to quantitative trading, how to eliminate a single point of failure by trading multiple systems, and how the Monte Carlo tool can teach you a lot about how robust your strategy really is.

Direct download: ep2002320-20david20bush.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

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