Wed, 27 April 2016
Jeff is a day trader who specializes in the S&P futures, and predominately trades a mean-reversion strategy which is built upon data and statistical probabilities.
Across his 20+ year trading career, Jeff has also been heavily involved in the process of developing and deploying algorithmic strategies—but slightly less these days.
In this interview we talk about Jeff’s prop days, risks of being a one-man-business, automated trading, specializing, statistics, and more.
From this conversation, I think you’ll pick up on the underlying theme, which is all about building confidence in your strategy and then being able to size up when you have an edge.
Also, Jeff is answering your questions…
So if you have a trading question or would like more depth on any topic discussed, leave your question in the comments area at chatwithtraders.com/70 and Jeff will respond to you.
Direct download: 070_Specializing_automating_and_using_stats_for_high_probability_trade_setups_w__Jeff_Davis.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT
Wed, 20 April 2016
069: John Carter – How an aggressive trader thinks, uses options, and made $1.4M on a single Tesla trade
Welcome back for another installment of the Chat With Traders podcast. I’ve got an awesome guest lined up for you, John Carter, from Austin Texas.
In short; John is an options trader (and also futures, to a slightly lesser extent), he’s been trading for around about 25 years now. His typical holding time for any given trade is just a couple days, and he classifies himself as an aggressive trader – which I think you’ll pick up on pretty quickly.
In this interview, you’ll hear I ask John about the multiple boom ‘n bust cycles he endured over the space of about 8 years before gaining real consistency. I also ask, is a high risk tolerance essential for becoming a successful trader?
Then we get into some talk about options, and John has some really great advice for those who are still trying to find their feet. Additionally, we talk about indicators and technical analysis, and we go step-by-step through John’s million dollar TSLA trade.
So there’s a lot packed into this episode, I hope you enjoy it, but more than that, I hope you can take at least just one thing away from this and apply it to your own trading.
Direct download: 069_How_an_aggressive_trader_thinks_uses_options_and_made_1.4M_on_a_single_TSLA_trade__John_Carter.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT
Wed, 13 April 2016
068: Mikael Syding – From “schoolyard hippie” to European Hedge Fund Manager of the Decade (to AI enthusiast)
For this episode, we have our very first guest from Sweden—big shout out to Sweden!
I spoke with Mikael Syding; a value investor who spent 15 years in the hedge fund business, and in 2009, he was awarded European Hedge Fund Manger of the Decade before retiring shortly after.
During the interview, I ask Mikael to share his three greatest lessons for traders and investors, how he spotted growth opportunities, and I also ask him how his views on money have changed over the span of his career, plus a whole lot more…
All of this was great, but I have to say, my favorite part of this conversation was the last 10-15 minutes, where Mikael talks about artificial intelligence and technology becoming one with humans. It’s full on—prepare to have your mind blown!
Direct download: 068_From_schoolyard_hippie_to_European_Hedge_Fund_Manager_of_the_Decade_to_AI_enthusiast__Mikael_Syding.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT
Wed, 6 April 2016
We have a very special guest on the podcast right now; Jerry Parker.
For those who don’t know, Jerry is one of the original widely-recognized, Turtle Traders. The Turtles were a small (somewhat secretive) group of traders who were mentored and trained by Richard Dennis, a big time commodities trader, in the 80’s.
It’s an interesting story and you’ll hear more about this in just a moment.
Today, Jerry remains the founder of Chesapeake Capital, which is a commodity trading advisor, and he has well ‘n truly stuck to his roots as a die-hard trend follower.
We discuss all the above at length, plus I also had a few questions for Jerry around the subject of trading other people’s money–which is something you may not have considered before. And on the other side, some of the questions you should ask a CTA (or money manager) before investing.
It was a huge honor to speak with Jerry Parker, and I hope you enjoy the interview.
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Direct download: 067_The_Turtle_Traders_story_following_major_trends_and_managing_investors_money_w__Jerry_Parker.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT