Wed, 30 March 2016
This week we have returning guest, Dan Shapiro, who was first on episode 32. And after receiving a lot of really great feedback from that interview, I knew I would have to have him back on, so here we are…
Dan works on an intraday timeframe and predominately trades high beta stocks. He’s been trading for 16 years, and during this time has experienced the extreme highs and lows that this business can throw at you. For a good part of his career, Dan was heavily involved in the prop world, but now trades independently from New York.
Over the next 60 minutes you’ll gain some insight to Dan’s methodology, thoughts on managing risk, an outsiders view on the current state of prop trading, and more…
This interview will leave you with plenty to think about, and may even help you to adjust your mindset – if that’s something which is holding you back.
Direct download: EP20066_20Blocking20excess20noise2C20establishing20your20process20and20getting20screen20time20w_20Dan20Shapiro.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT
Wed, 23 March 2016
For this episode, I interviewed a very special guest; Dr Brett Steenbarger (after many, many requests from listeners).
Brett is a very well known trading psychology coach, and has consulted to some of the biggest names in the industry. He’s also a respected author who has now published four books, some which have been recommended reading by previous guests on this podcast.
During our conversation, I asked Brett how to break bad trading habits and introduce new best practises, to explain why traders need to be adaptable in markets, plus how we should think about goal setting and measure progress. And of course, much more about how to enhance your performance as a trader.
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Category:trading -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT
Wed, 16 March 2016
064: Nick Radge – The casino edge, mean reversion strategies, and how to develop robust trading systems
For this episode I spoke with returning guest Nick Radge, who was originally on episode number 4.
But in case you missed it; Nick is a systematic trend follower and momentum trader, most active in Australian and US equity markets.
This time around, we discussed mean reversion strategies and why they may appeal to certain traders, the importance of trade frequency when developing a system, which then leads into the characteristics of a robust trading system.
One of my own ‘top takeaways’ from this conversation, was hearing about Nick’s emphasis on trying to break and stress test systems – rather than simply trying to develop the “best system”.
Like the last few guests, Nick has also offered to answer any trading questions you might have. So if there’s something you want to know more about, just leave your questions in the comments are at the bottom of this page.
Direct download: 6420EP20064_20The20casino20edge2C20mean20reversion20strategies2C20and20how20to20develop20robust20trading20systems20w_20Nick20Radge.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT
Wed, 9 March 2016
063: Nicola Duke – Strong determination, preserving mental capital, and professionally trading futures
Here we are, episode 63 and I have another brilliant (and very experienced) guest lined up for you this week.
Her name is Nicola Duke, or @NicTrades on Twitter. She’s a professional swing trader from the UK, actively tracking 36 futures and forex markets – who takes a technical and systematic approach to trading.
Some of the highlights from our conversation…
Hearing about how Nicola’s typical trading day used to start 1:30am, learning that her mentor never showed her a single setup, the concept of preserving ‘mental capital’, and insight to how she trades with a systematic approach.
You may also like to know, Nicola is open to answering any questions you might have, so if there’s something you’d like to ask leave a comment at the bottom of this page.
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Direct download: EP20063_20Strong20determination2C20preserving20mental20capital2C20and20professionally20trading20futures20w_20Nicola20Duke.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT
Wed, 2 March 2016
062: Tracy (@ChiGrl) – Pairing technicals & fundamentals, and the life of a hardcore crude oil trader
For this episode, I spoke with a trader who has spent many years in the financial hub of Chicago; Tracy – otherwise known as @ChiGrl on Twitter.
Tracy is a technical intraday trader, but also tracks fundamentals very closely. She solely focuses on the energy sector and has an obsession with crude oil...
During our interview, Tracy shares her story about how she up and left LA to chase her desire of becoming a trader. And how she wound up at a “hack-shop” brokerage, which is best described as a scene from the trading movie, Boiler Room.
We also discuss the bear market of oil, the impact falling prices have on a macro level, the skill sets that are have helped Tracy to survive and thrive as a trader, plus much more.
And last thing, Tracy has kindly offered to answer any questions that you may have – whether they’re about oil specifically, or just trading in general. Just scroll to the bottom of this page and write your questions in the comments area.
Direct download: EP20062_20Pairing20technicals202620fundamentals2C20and20the20life20of20a20hardcore20crude20oil20trader20w_20Tracy20aka2040ChiGrl.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT