Wed, 22 February 2017
Benjamin Small is an electrical engineering PhD. He’s worked in quantitative research roles since 2006, at UBS, Citadel, Credit Suisse and the stock exchange, IEX.
Today though, Ben is head of market structure at Gemini—the world’s first fully licensed and fully regulated Bitcoin exchange, which is based in New York.
During this chat, we get into; payment for order flow and high frequency trading, why there’s an incentive to normalize Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency ecosystem, potential outcomes for the future of Bitcoin, and becoming a cashless society.
Direct download: 113_20Normalising20Bitcoin2C20and20exploring20the20cryptocurrency20ecosystem20w_20Benjamin20Small.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT
Wed, 15 February 2017
Jorge Soltero began as a floor trader in Chicago, where he was an options market maker. A few years into his career, he landed a position at Hull Trading Company (the renowned firm of legendary trader, Blair Hull).
After Hull Trading was bought by Goldman Sachs in 1999, Jorge became more of an institutional trader—not only working at Goldman, but later, UBS and Merrill Lynch too, where he specialized in options and ETFs.
Listening to this episode you’re going to hear about; the culture of trading pits, exactly what it was like to be a trader at Hull Trading Co., the transition to electronic trading, what makes ETFs an attractive product, and more…
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Direct download: 112_20Reminiscences20of20a20trader20at20Hull20Trading20Co.E28094and20a20sell-side20career20w_20Jorge20Soltero.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT
Wed, 8 February 2017
Returning to Chat With Traders for a second time is David Bush—first on episode 23.
David began as a discretionary trader, more than 20-years ago, but over time he’s developed into a quant trader. And he’s exceptionally good at what he does; David’s been the first place winner of two (real money) trading competitions in recent years.
Last time David was on we spoke fairly extensively about his path as a trader and a high-level overview of his process. This time around we covered plenty of new ground—exploring David’s process in greater depth. Also, I particularly liked David’s comments towards the end about, “Intensity, not time.”
Direct download: 111_20Strategy20objectives2C20statistical20significance2C20and20market20behavior20w_20David20Bush.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT
Wed, 1 February 2017
On this episode, I’m joined by George—who goes by @RollyTrader on Twitter.
George is an Australian equities trader, with a momentum/swing trading type of approach. In the past, George has held a few finance-related positions, but since late-2009 he’s mostly traded independently.
During the interview, George and I got speaking about; lessons he learned early on, the effect that coaching and mentoring has had on his trading, specifics about the setups George trades, and also, his involvement with venture capital.
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Direct download: 110_20Learning20to20trade2C20momentum20setups2C20and20becoming20a20venture20capitalist20E2809320George2C2040RollyTrader.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT