Wed, 20 July 2016
This week, for the second time on Chat With Traders, my guest is Morad or better known as; Futures Trader 71.
As you could imagine, FT is a futures trader, he’s also very short-term and has been trading for about 16 years now. During this time, he was the founder of a successful prop firm and more recently, has started a brokerage; Stage 5 Trading.
First time around (on episode 37) we spoke extensively about FT’s path of becoming a trader, market profile and volume profile, and creating a legacy. This time we spoke about all new topics…
For example; how to learn a new skill, how to measure your progress besides PnL, how to remove attachment to the outcome, how FT uses a regressive risk management strategy, and plenty more too.
Direct download: 082_20How20to20become20the20trader20you20wish20you20were20w_20Futures20Trader2071.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT
Wed, 13 July 2016
081: Alan Farley – Breaking down breakouts and dynamics of price movement, with The Master Swing Trader
Our guest this week is Alan Farley, who took his first trades in the late-80’s.
Alan is an active swing trader, and most of his positions take place in the US equity market—although he occasionally trades index futures and currencies too.
In 2001, Alan released his first book, The Master Swing Trader, which may be the best-selling book on the subject). He’s also a regular contributor to The Street and Investopedia, having written hundreds of articles over the years.
Subjects you’ll hear about include; the unusual way in which Alan got a well-rounded education of financial markets. Some of the big lessons that shaped him into the trader he is now, in particular, the concept of convergence and divergence. Plus, we talk about the dynamics that generate price movement, and much more too.
Direct download: 081_20Breaking20down20breakouts20and20dynamics20of20price20movementE28094master20swing20trader2C20Alan20Farley.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT
Wed, 6 July 2016
Anthony Crudele started at a very young age on the CME floor, and he has one really interesting story about coming up as a trader…
It does involve some pretty drastic failures, burning through significant amounts of cash, and a whole lot of perseverance. But, he eventually broke through and went on to have years of making six and seven-figures, while heavily trading the E-Mini S&P 500 from it’s inception.
In our chat, you’ll hear about Anthony’s multiple blowouts and comebacks, his turning point as a trader, his approach to trading futures today, and a healthy reminder to protect your downside.
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Direct download: 080__One_traders_volatile_path_from_below_zero_to_hero_and_beyond_w__Anthony_Crudele.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT
Wed, 29 June 2016
079: Raoul Pal – The biggest financial experiment the world has ever seen, explained by a global macro investor
Raoul Pal has a history rooted in the hedge fund industry, and with him, he carries more than 25+ years of experience in financial markets.
For a number of years he worked at Goldman Sachs where he co-managed the hedge fund sales business in equities and equity derivatives. He later moved on to GLG, one of the largest hedge fund groups in the world, where he launched their global macro fund in London.
Today, Raoul no longer manages client money but continues to invest his own. He also writes a premium research newsletter, The Global Macro Investor, and is the co-founder of Real Vision TV.
In this episode we navigate through some uncharted waters which have not been explored previously on this podcast. So in addition to macro investing, technical analysis and hedge funds, we discuss theoretical economic models, business cycles, negative interest rates, and why the world is economically in a frightening position.
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Direct download: 079_20The20biggest20financial20experiment20the20world20has20ever20seenE28094global20macro20investor2C20Raoul20Pal.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT
Wed, 22 June 2016
As I’m sure you already well aware, Jack Schwager has been involved with financial markets for many years, he’s the author of the acclaimed Market Wizards series and others, and he’s also the co-founder of FundSeeder.
During our talk, we go behind the scenes of the Market Wizards and Jack shares his experiences from conducting interviews with trading royalty and some of his most memorable moments.
Of course, I ask Jack to flesh out some of the great knowledge he’s learned from this—discussing; self-confidence, sacrifices, what separates a profitable trader from a super trader, and the issue with seeking comfort.
You’ll also hear an update on FundSeeder, as well as something you might be very interested to know, what trading books does Jack recommend to others?
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Direct download: 078_20The20making20of20Market20Wizards2C20and20wisdom20from20elite20traders20w_20Jack20Schwager.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
Wed, 15 June 2016
You’re about to hear a really interesting conversation I had with Dennis Dick.
Dennis first started out meddling with penny stocks, before soon joining a well-established prop firm known as; Bright Trading—this was in the late 90’s. To this day Dennis remains with the same firm, still as an active short-term equities trader, but also as their Market Structure Analyst.
If his voice sounds familiar, that’s probably because he’s the co-host of Benzinga’s PreMarket Prep live morning show too.
Some of the key talking points that come up over the next 60 minutes, include; scalping, surviving as a short-term trader in a high frequency world, various order types, and the opportunities that can be found trading the open (this is actually where Dennis makes 50% of his money each day—within the first five minutes).
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Direct download: 07720How20to20be20a20profitable20short-term20trader20in20a20high20frequency20world20w20Dennis20Dick.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT
Wed, 8 June 2016
Our featured guest for this weeks interview is, Saul Knapp.
Saul originally started out as a runner on the floor of the LIFFE exchange (in London), when he was just 16 years old. Later moving on from there, he’s had various roles as a risk manager for proprietary trading firms, at times, monitoring positions for as many as 120+ traders. Today, Saul lives in Spain where he runs a small prop firm of his own.
In regard to how he trades, Saul is a spread trader who’s most active in the energy markets. So, spread trading is something we cover during our conversation, as well as his observations from being a risk manager and helping other traders improve.
If you have any questions, or if there’s anything which you’d like further explanation on, just write in the comments below to get a response from Saul.
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Direct download: 07620Insight20from20a20former-risk20manager20of201202B20prop20traders2C20and20spread20trading20w20Saul20Knapp.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT
Wed, 1 June 2016
075: Dan Aisen – The mechanics of a dark pool, and a quest to make markets “fair” (with the co-founder of IEX)
For this episode, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Dan Aisen—one of the co-founders of IEX, and one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Finance (2015).
Dan got his start at RBC where he developed their flagship execution algorithm, THOR. This was also where he met and worked under Brad Katsuyama—one of the other co-founders and CEO of IEX, who was heavily profiled in Flash Boys.
As many of you may already know, IEX is an Alternative Trading System (ATS), or more commonly referred to as a dark pool. However, they’re currently in the midst of filing for exchange status.
During our talk, I asked Dan more about the projects he worked on at RBC, how IEX went from nothing more than an idea to an operating trading venue, and why they’re on a quest to make markets “fair”.
We also discuss the “speed bumps” which have been implemented at IEX, the mechanics of dark pools, and general chat about the broader market structure.
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Direct download: EP20075_20The20mechanics20of20a20dark20pool2C20and20a20quest20to20make20markets20_fair_20w_20Dan20Aisen20from20IEX.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT
Wed, 25 May 2016
074: John Walsh – Pocketing $100k from a trading comp, and making simplicity a priority w/ the Black Cabbie Trader
My guest this week is John Walsh, aka The Black Cabbie Trader.
The backstory of John; in 2012 he entered a competition—the City Index Trading Academy. The idea was to take a group of people with very little market experience to see how well they would perform as active traders, over the span of 5 weeks. John came out on top and won the £100,000 prize money which was up for grabs.
He’s of course continued trading ever since, and has developed into quite the trend/position trader—focused on US equities, making simplicity an absolute top priority. He’s also a black cab driver in London, which you’ll hear more about shortly.
In this episode we chat about; the competition, John’s trading methodology, why you must ‘stay out of your own way’ (as John puts it), and plenty more.
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Direct download: 7420EP20074_20Pocketing2024100k20from20a20trading20comp2C20and20making20simplicity20a20priority20w_20John20Walsh20aka20Black20Cabbie20Trader.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT
Wed, 18 May 2016
For Charlie Bathgate, trading has been a part of his life since as far back as he can remember—his father was an options market maker, and not to mention his brothers and sister work major-roles in the industry too.
Today, Charlie is a partner and the CEO of two operations; Sang Lucci and Flammarion. Sang Lucci being a provider of trader education, and Flammarion being a hedge fund (which mostly consists of automated traders).
We had an awesome chat, speaking about; his observations from working with and evaluating traders, why humility is key, and what it means to “own your strategy”. Also Charlie shares big insight from his obsession with psychology and biohacking, and how innovative technology being used by the NBA can benefit traders.
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Direct download: 7320EP20073_20Observations20from20pro20traders2C20humility2C20psychology20and20bio-hacking20w_20Charlie20Bathgate.mp3
Category:trading -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT