Wed, 1 April 2015
With an involvement in trading since his early twenties, and a background in mathematics and computer programming, it was a natural progression that this weeks guest would adapt a completely algorithmic trading approach.
My friends, I would like you to meet Ilan Azbel.
Ilan joins us to discuss algorithmic trading, and share some insights on a side of trading that is unfamiliar territory to many, especially in the retail space.
While we spoke for close to an hour, in the scheme of things, we only just managed to scratch the surface. But all in all, I think you'll find this really interesting and enough to get you curious (and maybe even excited) about the possibilities of algorithmic trading.
Direct download: ep_014_-_ilan_azbel.mp3
-- posted at: 7:34pm EDT
Wed, 25 March 2015
Let me introduce you to, Lance Beggs - a price action trader that is a little different to most...
While he relies on technicals to a certain degree, his edge comes from the ability to adapt the mindset of other participants and gauge entries based on their fear. Lance refers to this as the metagame, which he breaks down in much greater detail during the interview.
Lance also goes into how he controls tight stops, and uses an aggressive risk management strategy to trade without fear. Plus, this segment includes some great tips on how to nail the re-entry, that many traders struggle with, mainly due to psychology reasons.
TAKE NOTE: Lance will be keeping a close eye on the comments - so go to chatwithtraders.com/lance and leave a question you would like him to answer!
Direct download: ep_013_-_lance_beggs.mp3
-- posted at: 7:14pm EDT
Wed, 18 March 2015
Just like the majority of those who make it, Adam will not hesitate to tell you, he was no overnight success. He went through the same struggles and faced the same challenges that many of us can relate to.
However, the one thing that set Adam apart was the fact he never gave up. And it was that determination and perseverance that landed him in the hot seat with a trading mentor, who was able to steer him in the right direction.
Jumping forward a few years Adam has forged his own method for success, and actively trades Crude Oil, Gold, and the S&P 500 futures.
During this interview you will hear about his journey on a much deeper level, and you’ll pick up many great pointers, especially around the topic of setting goals and how to actually achieving them.
Direct download: ep_012_-_adam_ryan.mp3
-- posted at: 7:28pm EDT
Wed, 11 March 2015
On the other hand, if you’re already somewhat familiar, then I can promise that you will learn a whole lot more and really benefit from this weeks guest – Zach Hurwitz…
An independent equities trader, trading coach, systems developer, consultant to emerging hedge funds and proprietary trading firms, and VWAP mastermind.
For Zach, VWAP forms the lifeline of his trading, and for good reason, this indicator is heavily relied on by many institutional and algorithmic traders.
Over the next two hours (yes, two hours!) Zach delivers a thought-provoking introduction to VWAP. And shares many insights around his trading philosophies, psychology pointers, and what it takes to code a trading system.
TAKE NOTE: Zach is offering a 30 minute one-on-one coaching session at no cost, exclusively to listeners of Chat With Traders. Listen to the full interview, for details on how to take him up on this generous offer.
Direct download: ep_011_-_zach_hurwitz.mp3
-- posted at: 7:38pm EDT
Wed, 4 March 2015
It was early 2012 when he first ventured into the jungle of penny stocks. After catching on to how these markets operated and understood the manipulation, he certainly mastered a few setups that paid him generously over and over again. Eventually he hit a few limitations, and now he's predominantly a short-seller of NASDAQ stocks, which makes for an interesting segment during this interview.
He is undoubtedly one guy you should pay close attention to, and his name is Tim Grittani, aka @KroyRunner89.
Looking back, Tim has now pinpointed the 5 key factors that have contributed to the majority of his success to date, and breakdowns each of them over the next 40+ minutes.
Plus, you'll also hear about the events that lead up to his gigantic single trade loss of $290,000 during October last year. This will give you a great appreciation of just how bad things can get when you go against your trading rules. Because as you'll hear when the ongoing problem surfaced, it got ugly - real quick!
Important: This is now one of your last chances to ENTER OUR MASSIVE GIVEAWAY at http://chatwithtraders.com/giveaway
Direct download: ep_010_-_tim_grittani.mp3
-- posted at: 5:31pm EDT
Wed, 25 February 2015
Folks, meet Peter Zhang.
A Major in Quantitative Finance who was once without a home, dirt poor and had the odds stacked against him. But with a point to prove and the hustlers ambition, he chased down a mentor who would carefully show him the ropes, and gradually transform him into a trader who could make smart decisions, and smart trades.
After spending his last dollar on a plane ticket to Las Vegas to attend a trading conference, he got in the ear of Anand ‘Lucci’ Sanghvi (EP 008), and convinced him that starting a hedge fund would be a wise idea.
Fast forward a few years, Peter now leads the hedge fund operations at Sang Lucci Capital Partners, including a completely automated high frequency trading fund. And has a mind-blowing understanding of market structure, as you are about to witness.
But before you do anything else, be sure to ENTER OUR MASSIVE GIVEAWAY at chatwithtraders.com/giveaway.
Direct download: 009_-_peter_zhang.mp3
-- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
Wed, 18 February 2015
Let me introduce you to a man who came through the doors of a prop firm in 2006, with absolutely no trading knowledge. Zilch! He mashed keys for a few years until the firm later shut shop during the GFC, then he was out on his own. Gathering $50,000 he rapidly compounded this to $2,400,000 in the two years that followed...
His name is Anand ‘Lucci’ Sanghvi, and that was just the warm up. Here he is to share his story in much more detail, and open up about some of the hard lessons he’s learnt along the way. Pay extra close attention when he talks about trading psychology – this is straight up gold!
And before you do anything else, make sure to enter our MASSIVE GIVEAWAY at: http://chatwithtraders.com/giveaway
Direct download: 008_-_anand_sanghvi.mp3
-- posted at: 5:24pm EDT
Wed, 4 February 2015
A couple years back, I had the opportunity of attending an intimate 3 day workshop he tutored. Over these few days, Tim was an open book of trading knowledge and it was clear he knows how to extract a serious profit from the market. With that in mind, I knew I had to have him on the show to share some of those insights with you.
In today's episode Tim consistently deliverers great pointers, especially for those who are technically inclined. He also goes into detail about the influence Gann's methods have on his own approach to trading. In particular Gann's '50% rule' which continues to hold weight in today's market - study and backtest this one, see for yourself.
Now there's a lot to takeaway from this interview, hence the length and the extensive list of lessons below. It may even be a good idea to play it through twice - enjoy!
Direct download: episode_6_mp3_export.mp3
-- posted at: 6:16pm EDT
Wed, 28 January 2015
With tight risk management being one of them, he shares some of his own rules that could potentially save you a lot of money. And it’s worth noting, these rules have prevented Steve from returning to the severe drawdowns he experienced first-hand when starting out.
But really that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We also go into the methods that Steve uses to actively trade in today’s market, and he how he found a system that works for him. So hit ‘play’ and enjoy some quality trading tips for the next 35 minutes.
Direct download: 005_-_steve_burns.mp3
-- posted at: 5:30pm EDT
Wed, 21 January 2015
Here we are, the fourth episode of Chat With Traders and I’m joined by a special guest who has ridden many waves of the financial markets. Placing his first trade in 1985, Nick Radge was immediately hooked on the idea that one could profit from identifying trends.
Nick is here today to share some of the crucial lessons that have kept him in the game for almost 30 years. What I like most about this interview is Nick shines light on many areas of trading that are not often spoken about. I’ve briefly listed just a few of these lessons below, but listen to the full interview and discover how you can use these to become a sharper trader.
Direct download: 004_-_nick_radge.mp3
-- posted at: 4:22pm EDT