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Mastering trading is not about mastering markets but mastering yourself. The AlphaMind Podcast focuses on the 'Trader Self'. We look at the person doing the trading, their interactions with the market, the impact the market has on them, and the skills, actions and activities needed to navigate their way through the complex and uncertain terrain of financial, commodity, energy and crypto markets.

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Mastering trading is not about mastering markets but mastering yourself. The AlphaMind Podcast focuses on the 'Trader Self'. We look at the person doing the trading, their interactions with the market, the impact the market has on them, and the skills, actions and activities needed to navigate their way through the complex and uncertain terrain of financial, commodity, energy and crypto markets.

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Episodes

#124 Mohammad Ali: The Macro and The Micro of Trading, and so much more.

2/14/2024
In this episode we dive deep into the world of trading with Mohammad Ali, a seasoned trader with a rich background in financial markets. As the former Head of Global FX Trading at TD Securities, Mohammad brings a wealth of experience to the table. In this captivating episode, he shares invaluable insights and knowledge that will challenge and inspire traders of all levels. Drawing from his extensive experience, Mohammad discusses the profound impact of macroeconomic events on trading decisions, coupled with his nuanced understanding of liquidity, sentiment, and market dynamics at the micro level. We explore a myriad of topics, from Mohammad's reflections on his trading journey to his candid perspectives on navigating the financial markets. He offers frank insights into his career trajectory, reflecting on how experience has shaped his approach and what he would do differently given the chance. Moreover, Mohammad's expertise extends beyond trading floors. He now curates a remarkable newsletter, collaborating with leading traders from investment banks to hedge funds. From his base in Canada, he extends this valuable resource to both institutional and retail traders alike, bridging the gap between professional insights and private trading communities. Tune in to this episode and uncover the secrets of successful trading with Mohammad Ali. You can subscribe for Mohammad's Purity Macro Newsletter at : https://puritymacro.substack.com/ You can follow Mohammad on Twitter at this link: https://twitter.com/macroali1 Linkedin at this link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohammad-h-ali-cfa-340751a AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:00:54:03

#123 Steven Goldstein: New Book - Mastering the Mental Game of Trading

1/31/2024
AlphaMind Podcast co-host Mark Randall engages in a dynamic interview with fellow co-host Steven Goldstein about his new book, "Mastering the Mental Game of Trading." This groundbreaking book has been making waves in the trading world, and Mark is on a mission to uncover the essence of its revolutionary concepts. Mark peppers Steven with insightful questions, extracting profound insights about the book's core concepts and its overarching purpose. Steven, in turn, takes listeners on an immersive journey through the pages of "Mastering the Mental Game of Trading," sharing invaluable thoughts and perspectives on the critical importance for traders to conquer the mental challenges inherent in the industry and the well-guarded secrets behind maintaining composure and making sound trading decisions in the face of adversity. Join us for an enriching dialogue that goes beyond the surface, as Steven and Mark unravel the layers of mastering the mental game of trading, offering a transformative listening experience for anyone seeking success in the dynamic and challenging realm of financial markets. To learn more about the book, visit https://www.masteringthementalgameoftrading.com Buy the book at these links: linktr.ee/MTMGOT AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:00:46:21

#122 Mark Randall: Setting your Trading Edge for 2024

1/10/2024
AlphaMind Podcast co-host Mark Randall reflects on insights gained from our podcast guests that he considers vital for traders as they look forward to 2024. With an illustrious career spanning over four decades in the financial markets, Mark initiated his journey as one of the pioneering traders on the LIFFE London Futures Exchange. Over time, he transitioned into pivotal roles, spearheading broking and sales divisions at major investment banks, lending him a wealth of experience and expertise in the field. Mark's reflections on our podcast discussions shed light on indispensable lessons for traders as they gear up for the challenges and opportunities of 2024. You can also hear this episode on our Youtube Channel at this link: https://bit.ly/3J54QWx You can follow Mark at: Twitter: https://bit.ly/3uqL9Ez LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3tLqU6I Follow AlphaMind at: Twitter: https://bit.ly/3J9SNHQ Newsletter: https://bit.ly/AM_Newsletter_SS YouTube: https://bit.ly/3J54QWx Instagram: https://bit.ly/AM101_Insta Book: Mastering the Mental Game of Trading by AlphaMind’s Steven Goldstein: https://bit.ly/MTMGOT_page Sponsors: Society of Technical Analysis: https://bit.ly/3KaCnil AlphaMind listeners can obtain a GBP100 Discount (Or local currency equivalent) the STA’s world beating Technical Analysis ‘Home Study Course’ and ‘Home Study Course with Diploma’. - Details https://bit.ly/STA_Discount AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:00:54:23

#121 Jason Shapiro: The Ultimate Contrarian Trader is Back

12/19/2023
In this compelling episode of the AlphaMind Podcast, we immerse ourselves in the captivating realm of 'contrarian trading' with the remarkable Jason Shapiro, renowned as 'the contrarian' in Jack Schwager's "Unknown Market Wizards." Shapiro's adeptness in mastering the art of contrarian trading challenges the very core of many mainstream trading ideologies. This episode marks Jason's third appearance on the AlphaMind podcast, each visit sparking some fascinating feedback and gratitude from our listeners. Once again, Jason generously shares insights into his distinctive trading philosophy, shedding light on the nuanced approach that sets him apart in the trading landscape. Listeners, whether novices or seasoned traders, will discover invaluable guidance from Shapiro: courageously embrace discomfort, glean wisdom from setbacks, and cultivate the bravery to adopt a contrarian stance when your analysis and process justify it. Join us as we delve into the mind of this extraordinary trader whose unconventional strategies continuously redefine the dynamics of the trading arena. You can find out more about Jason at the Crowded Market report at this link: https://www.crowdedmarketreport.com/about/ Crowded Market Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Crowded_Mkt_Rpt Crowded Market Report on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cmr-publishing/ AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:21:05

#120 Louisa Nicola: The Synergy of Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness, and Trading Mastery

11/29/2023
It is all to easy to think the answer to success in trading solely hinges on top-tier analysis and the application of sophisticated trading approaches and systems. However, overlooking the essential factor of nurturing and optimising the person doing the analysis and applying their trading decisions within the volatile and uncertain context of markets is a critical oversight. This week we tackled this topic with Louisa Nicola, a renowned neurophysiologist and human performance coach, who is a visionary in the realm of optimising high performance in trading, investing and business. During the interview, Louisa emphasised the symbiotic relationship between physical well-being and cognitive performance. She articulated how nutrition, good quality sleep, and physical exercise fuels not only the body but also the mind, enhancing decision-making abilities, and the vital mental resilience crucial for navigating the dynamic and uncertain landscape of trading. Louisa's insights should inspire and empower you to adopt a comprehensive approach to your own lives, acknowledging the profound impact of wellness on your success in your work as a trader and beyond. Louisa is the founder and head performance advisor of Neuro Athletics - a human performance coaching firm that boasts the highest performing athletes and executives in the world. Neuro Athletics brings science based solutions to elite performers who want to perform at their peak. You can find out more about Louisa, her business, her podcast and social media links at this link. AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:00:52:41

#119 JTrader: What It Takes to Succeed in Trading

11/8/2023
Welcome to the AlphaMind podcast, where we delve deep into the world of trading with the seasoned trader and trading educator Joseph Gasperoni, more widely known as Jtrader. Join us as we journey to San Marino in the heart of Italy, where Joseph runs a highly acclaimed trader training academy. In this episode, we discuss and explore the secrets to success in trading, unraveling the challenge to what it take to achieve success in the financial markets. JTrader, known for his wealth of experience as a trader has been a the guiding light to many aspiring traders who seek to learn and develop their trading skills. During our captivating conversation, we explore the mindset, discipline, and strategies that set successful traders apart from the crowd. From risk management to market analysis, Joseph shares his invaluable wisdom, providing listeners with a unique opportunity to tap into the mind of someone who has helped to many aspiring traders. You can learn more about JTrader and his JTrader Academy at this link: https://jtrader.co/ You can also find out about JTrader's USA tour next April and May at this link: https://cf2.jtrader.co/lp2 AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:00:56:33

#118 Adam Birkett – Global Trading Lead Cargill OT: The Power of Non-Attachment

10/19/2023
In this insightful episode, we sat down with Adam Birkett, the Global Trading Lead at Cargill Ocean Transportation division, which trades physical and derivative cargo, freight, and shipping products globally across all major markets, to delve into the profound concept of "The Power of Non-Attachment in Trading." Adam has spent nearly his entire career at Cargill Ocean Transportation. He has been a trader, led a major trading team, worked in Risk Management, and then transitioned to becoming the lead for the trading side of the business, overseeing over 80 traders across multiple centres worldwide. At the core of our conversation lies a fundamental principle: the ability of traders to distance themselves from ego-driven impulses and negative outcomes while making critical decisions amidst market turbulence. Adam eloquently describes how seasoned traders master the art of non-attachment, disentangling their identities from their trading activities, whilst also candidly acknowledging how challenging this is to do and sustain in real-time. Adam discusses how, by detaching from ego-based desires and fears of negative outcomes, traders can achieve greater mental clarity and emotional equilibrium. This enables them to navigate the unpredictable waters of the market with a calmer, more rational mindset. Adam emphasizes the importance of staying true to one's trading process and not succumbing to impulsive reactions to market fluctuations and unfavourable outcomes. In this enlightening chat, Adam illustrates his views with real-world examples from his extensive experience, speaks candidly about his own humbling episodes in his career, and shares some insights into the work they do at Cargill to aid better decision-making and performance across their highly successful business. AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:00:45:51

#117: Susquehanna's Todd Simkin: Great Traders Are Made, Not Born

10/1/2023
Susquehanna International Group (SIG) is renowned as one of the world’s leading global proprietary trading firms, highly esteemed for its entrepreneurial ethos and meticulous analytical decision-making processes. Founded with a mindset rooted in entrepreneurship, SIG engages in trading various listed financial products and asset classes across the globe on a daily basis. The company attracts top-tier talent, employing both quantitative and discretionary approaches to maintain its position at the forefront of the industry. They combine a profound understanding of specialized markets and traded products with a rigorous decision-making methodology grounded in probabilistic thinking, game theory, and a keen focus on signal detection and low-latency performance. This approach solidifies SIG's commitment to maintaining their eminent standing in the trading world. In this episode, we had the privilege of sitting down with Todd Simkin, currently the CEO of their Re-insurance business and a veteran at Susquehanna since 1997. Todd has played pivotal roles within the company, from being a trader to overseeing the day-to-day operations and even spearheading firm-wide education and trader development programmes. Todd is possibly one of the pre-eminent minds in the world of trading, possessing a deep understanding of what contributes to the making of great traders. We were honoured that he was willing to converse with us and share with our audience some of his reflections and insights into what goes into the creation of successful traders. AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:24:14

#116 Jonny Matthews: Ex Hedge Fund Trader - Lessons From a Lifetime at Trading's Top-Table

9/13/2023
In today's episode, we had the privilege of sitting down with Jonny Matthews, a true luminary in the finance industry boasting an impressive 28-year track record. Jonny's journey commenced during the legendary 'Liar's Poker' era at Salomon Brothers. Jonny later ascended to prominence as a Portfolio Manager, adeptly overseeing up to $500 million in assets at the renowned hedge fund Brevan Howard. Before his tenure at Brevan Howard, Jonny honed his craft at Citibank, where he mastered equity derivatives trading , ultimately ascending to the role of Managing Director and leading a substantial trading team. Remarkably, Jonny remains an active trader today, driven by his unwavering focus on macroeconomic trends and their profound influence on the markets. In addition to his illustrious career, Jonny shares his profound market wisdom through his widely acclaimed newsletter, presently known as "Macroscope," soon to be rebranded as "Super Macro." Join us as we embark on Jonny Matthews' extraordinary journey, gaining exclusive insights into the dynamic world of markets, trading, and the rollercoaster ride that is an integral part of a trader's life at the pinnacle of the financial world. You can follow Jonny on his twitter feed @supermacro AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:08:10

#115 Robert Van Eyden: Badass Trader - How to Trade Your Way To Riches

8/23/2023
This week we talk with Robert Van Eyden, author of Badass Trader: How to Trade Your Way to Riches Robert is a true veteran of the markets with over three decades of invaluable experience in the dynamic world of markets, predominantly in his home country, South Africa. Robert's remarkable journey has seen him excel as an analyst, trader, investor, lecturer, and wealth manager. Currently he serves as the CEO of IG Markets South Africa. The central premise of "Badass Trader" revolves around the tantalizing notion that as barriers to entry for traders have diminished, the doors have been opened to a realm of untapped potential and virtually boundless earning capabilities for people keen to develop their own trading practice. However, there is a twist, and that is that though it appears deceptively easy is, it is in truth, a hazardous journey fraught with challenges and dangers which very few are able to successfully navigate. That is why Robert says, ‘trading is the hardest way to make easy money’. Within the pages of "Badass Trader," Robert delves deep into the crux of the matter, dissecting the hurdles that obstruct the path to success. Drawing from his wealth of experience, he generously imparts the mindsets, mantras, and principles that can safeguard traders from the snares laid out by the unpredictable markets. Tune in now to hear Robert talk about his own painful experiences in markets and what he learned from them, that inspired him to write ‘Badass Trader’. Robert Social Media Links are Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-j-van-eyden-67635b19/ Twitter: @TheBadAssTrader AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:06:18

#114: Maria Iliffe-Wood: Creating an Empowering 'State of Mind' for Success and Happiness

8/1/2023
Life, markets and trading, often tries to wear you down, challenging your confidence, and shattering your self-belief. This week's guest on the AlphaMind Podcast takes us on a unique journey, deviating from our usual guests. Once you hear what she has to say, you'll hopefully recognise its relevance not only to your trading but also to much broader and deeper aspects of your work and life. Maria Iliffe-Wood is a seasoned Executive Coach and specialist in Leadership Development. She is the author of two books, one aimed at coaches, focusing on developing their coaching presence, a vital skill in coaching and other high-performance fields. However, it's her recently published second book, 'A Caged Mind,' that inspired us to invite Maria to the AlphaMind podcast. At AlphaMind, our primary focus is on individuals who take on the role of traders, and other challenging high performance roles, in the complex and uncertain worlds they inhabit, and how they can bring the best of themselves to their work and these challenges. They face constant tests from the outside world which seek to expose their weaknesses, undermine their processes and behaviours, and attempting to hinder them from achieving the sort of high-performance they are potentially capable of. This battle largely happens within them, and this is where the real battle for success happens. Maria's book delves into her own journey through life, grappling with her own challenges and life's trials. She shares her throughs and reflections on her travails, from the perspective of someone who has come through her difficult challenges, and emerged on the other side, a stronger, better and far happier person for it. Maria's story is all of our stories, and thus encourages introspection about one's own life journey and the obstacles faced. Her experiences can be applied to you and your own work, enabling you to embrace to reflect upon how you can embrace you own innate wisdom and bring it to every aspect of your professional life. The full title of Maria's book is: "A Caged Mind: How Spiritual Understanding Changed a Life". It can be purchased on Amazon at this link here. To find out more about Maria, and her work supporting and helping writers, visit her website at https://www.iliffe-wood.co.uk/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:04:32

#113 What The Market Needs From You, So It Can Win, and How You Can Fight Back

7/11/2023
In this captivating podcast episode, Co-host Steven Goldstein delves into the intriguing world of trading and markets, offering insightful thoughts and reflections. Drawing from his extensive experience spanning nearly four decades, Steven explores what the markets truly need from you as a trader in order for it to emerge victorious, at the expense of you the trader. Prepare to embark on a journey deep into the intricacies of the 'Inner Game' of trading. Steven's wealth of knowledge and expertise, acquired through his roles as a trader at the forefront of markets and as a performance coach working closely with traders from various market segments, enables him to provide a unique and enlightening perspective. Throughout the episode, listeners gain exclusive access to Steven's valuable insights, shaped by his unwavering proximity to the pulse of markets, and which also provides us with a glimpse of some of the topics and themes, covered in his new book, 'Mastering the Mental Game of Trading', which will be released in January 2024. Whether you're an experienced trader or someone fascinated by the intricate workings of financial markets, this episode promises to captivate your attention and offer a fresh understanding of the complex dynamics at play within traders, as they tackle the challenge of the markets. AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:00:40:12

#112 Applying Analysis in Trading: Insights from Former JP Morgan Trader Clive Ponsonby

6/14/2023
Clive Ponsonby graduated from Cambridge University as a Mathematician and then ventured into the dynamic and unpredictable world of Spot FX trading in the 1990s. This move was unconventional for someone with a highly academic background, transitioning to an environment dominated by fast-paced, streetwise, and quick-witted traders, many of whom hailed from non-academic backgrounds. Clive developed a deep passion for this wild world and quickly applied his own skills and abilities to excelling in this space. Over the next two decades, Clive thrived in FX trading, securing positions at some of the world's leading Investment Banks. His journey started at Bankers Trust, a renowned hub of trading talent in the 1980s and 1990s, followed by the Swiss Banking giant UBS, and finally culminating at JP Morgan, where he served as an Executive Director of FX trading until his departure from the banking world in 2018. In this interview, Clive candidly shares his experiences as a trader, delving into the challenges of applying various types of analysis in the trading process. He also explores the essential mindset, behaviours, and attitudes necessary for effective analysis in trading, while expressing his passion for the exhilarating trading floor atmosphere, particularly during significant events like the monthly Non-Farm Payrolls. Clive recounts some fascinating stories from across his career in major market-making roles, trading spot FX, forward FX, non-deliverable forwards, and rates products for various banks, including JP Morgan where he led a global team across three different time zones. Clive still trades on his own account, he also provides outstanding regular research as a currency fellow at ‘Hedder’, where he contributes exceptional research as a currency fellow at 'Hedder,' providing high-quality analysis of currency markets. Hedder provide world-beating institutional-quality research which is available both to retail investors and high-end market, assisting them in making well-informed trading decisions. You can find out more about Hedder and the research work he does there at this link. AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:08:01

#111 Reminiscences of a Day Trader with David Hale

5/23/2023
In the enticing world of trading, where money, glory, and glamour beckon, millions are drawn each year, hoping to strike it rich. Yet, only a fraction ever truly succeed, and even those who do often emerge battered, bruised, and occasionally traumatized. In this week's podcast, we have the privilege of speaking with someone who has traversed the unpredictable landscape of trading, enduring numerous ups and downs along the way. Meet David Hale, a seasoned proprietary trader with over two decades of experience. David's firsthand account is chronicled in his self-published book, 'Cash Rules: Reminiscences of a Prop Trader.' Unlike the glossy portrayal often associated with trading, David presents an unvarnished and honest perspective. During our conversation, David delves into the dizzying heights of triumph and the heart-wrenching lows of failure, recounting tales of immense gains and devastating losses. He fearlessly explores the depths of despair and the arduous journey to recovery. Additionally, David generously shares his insights and experiences on how one can truly make money in the world of prop trading. His refreshingly candid book sets the tone for our conversation, where authenticity takes center stage. David bravely acknowledges his own flaws and candidly discusses how they have often exacted a toll over the years. It's a rarity to encounter a trader willing to confront their weaknesses head-on. However, we all possess our own imperfections, and it is those who acknowledge and comprehend how these flaws impact their trading that tend to have a far greater chance of success. If you're captivated by David's story, I encourage you to explore his book, 'Cash Rules: Reminiscences of a Prop Trader.' Available in both paperback and Kindle formats, it offers an insightful and thought-provoking read. To get your copy, simply visit this Amazon website link. You can follow David on his Twitter Account at https://twitter.com/CREAMtrader AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:14:15

#110 Radical Responsibility in Trading with Mandi Rafsanjani

5/3/2023
In this episode, we dive deep into the concept of 'Radical Responsibility' with Mandi Rafsanjani, a performance coach who specializes in trading psychology. Mandi defines Radical Responsibility as an extreme form of accountability, where one takes full ownership of their actions and the outcomes, even in the face of external events beyond their control. Mandi first came across this concept while working with trading legend Linda Raschke, who demonstrated exceptional resilience and adaptability in dealing with setbacks - a common occurrence in the world of trading. Inspired by Linda's approach, discusses with us how practicing Radical Responsibility can help traders develop the emotional fitness required to navigate the highs and lows of the market. In this vibrant conversation, we explore the nuances of Radical Responsibility and its relevance to trading, and its connections to building self-awareness, developing a mindset for high performance trading, and reframing challenges as opportunities for learning and growth. Whether you're a trader or not, the concept of Radical Responsibility has something to offer in terms of taking ownership of your life and achieving your goals. So join us as we explore this powerful mindset and how it can revolutionise your approach to trading. And if you're interested in learning more about Mandi Rafsanjani and her Performance Coaching services, check out her website at these links: https://www.highperformancetrading.com.au/ https://www.tradingpsychology.com.au/ You can also follow or connect with Mandi on Twitter @MPX_Trader AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:09:53

#109 Ken Long: Fear & Greed in Trading

4/19/2023
This week’s AlphaMind podcast episode on fear and greed in trading features a true expert on the subject - Dr. Ken Long. Though retired from the US Army after 25 years’ service where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Ken is still actively teaching as an Associate Professor at US Army Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is currently supervising multiple master’s theses focused on applying AI to military decision making. Ken's trading journey began in the 1990s when he started investing in mutual funds. Since then, he's become an exceptional big-picture thinker and tactical trader. He has also applied his love of trading, teaching, and inspiring others, by delivering a series of workshops for the Van Tharp Institute. But that's not all, Ken has also completed a Ph.D in Organisational Development, and teaches at several universities including Colorado Tech University and City University, Seattle. Aside from being a teacher, student, and active trader, Ken is also a proud father of three, a husband, a martial artist, and youth football coach. But it's his insights on fear and greed in trading that share with you in this podcast. In our hour and a half interview, Ken shares his views, genius, and wisdom on the topic in a way that is sure to inspire and enlighten. You can find out more about Ken Long at his website Tortoise Capital Management You can follow him on Linkedin here AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:37:13

#108 Cory Mitchell: Trading, The Intuitive Game

3/28/2023
In this episode, we chat with Cory Mitchell, who has been a successful prop trader for some twenty years. Cory shares his reflections on the development of what it takes to deliver consistent and profitable trading results over a long period of time, and he offers some invaluable thoughts on trading and dealing with the challenges of making decisions in the moment and coping with those voices in our heads that can hold us back. Cory started trading with a local prop firm in Canada, after graduating college two decades ago. Helping to pave the way for others in the trading world, he's written extensively on the subject, been a regular contributor on Investopedia and has also coached traders. In this episode of the podcast, we discuss psychological aspects of trading and strategies that can be implemented to overcome such obstacles. His honest and powerful reflections on what it takes to sustain a successful career as a trader have resulted in an incredible interview with plenty of valuable information for all types of traders from any market. You can find out more about Cory and his training and mentoring business for traders Trade That Swing at https://tradethatswing.com/ You can follow Cory on Twitter at https://twitter.com/corymitc ________________________________________________________________________________________ AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA): The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis. AlphaMind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO AlphaMind Links Twitter: Steve Goldstein - Mark Randall To know more: https://linktr.ee/AlphaMind101 Our Newsletter: https://alphamind101.substack.com/ AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:20:11

#107 A US Navy Seal Commander, A Mindfulness Expert, and Self-Compassion

3/14/2023
The battle for success in trading, is not a battle fought in the market, on your trading screen, or in the dealing rooms of a major trading firm, it’s a battle which takes place in those few inches between your left ear, and the right one. In this episode we talk with Jon MacAskill, a former US Navy Seal commander, and Will Schneider, a well-known Mindfulness Guru from New York, who together host ‘Men Talking Mindfulness’, a brilliant podcast series which brings together superb guests to talk about Mindfulness, and Healthy Mental Functioning, from a male perspective. We explore with Jon and Will what Mindfulness means, how it so much more than a few 5 minutes sessions on an App, and how it empowers people to perform as a far higher level so that they can win that battle in the few inches between their ears. This episode goes in-depth on a subject which is still largely seen as a new-age holistic practice, rather than an activity, which, when time, energy, and deliberate practice are spent on, can empower people to achieve significantly stronger performance, on a sustainable basis, whilst reducing stress, and promoting better personal well-being. We also talk beyond mindfulness, on subject and themes connected to better mental well-being, and improved personal performance, and discuss the soft skills of high performance, which are ironically the hardest skills to master. You can find out more about Jon and Will, and their brilliant podcast at the following links: Jon Mackaskill Twitter Linkedin Website Instagram Will Schneider Twitter Linkedin Website Instagram Men Talking Mindfulness Website Podcast: AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:26:12

#106 Simon Mundie: Developing Psychological Flexibility

2/21/2023
The world of sports and high-performance offer so many great metaphors and analogies for trading, where the mind, and the noises in our head, can become the blocker to the potential people possess. In this episode we talk with Simon Mundie, a leading sports journalist, radio and tv broadcaster, author, and coach. Simon hosted a superb podcast featured on the BBC, which looks at the lessons people can learn from the world of sports and high performance. On the podcast, Simon has interviewed top athletes, tennis greats, Olympic champions, coaches, and outstanding performers from across the world of elite sports. Simon shares his thought about how elite performers deal with the pressure which enables them to excel in key moments. He tells us about how high performers manage to develop the psychological flexibility to master the uncomfortable feelings, which are part of our human nature, and which have the propensity to disrupt their flow. A key skill Simon talks about, is how people can channel their anxiety and fear, which is part of dealing with uncertainty of high performance, by accepting these feelings, welcoming them, and making space for them. This fascinating chat explores a whole range of issues, from developing presence, getting into flow states, dealing with ego, letting-go, and focusing on process rather than being owned by the outcome. You can find out more about Simon and his podcasts at https://www.simonmundie.com/ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ AlphaMind Links Twitter: Steve Goldstein - Mark Randall To know more: https://linktr.ee/AlphaMind101 Our Newsletter: https://alphamind101.substack.com/ AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA): The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis. AlphaMind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:07:41

#105 Jacob Holm: The Evolution of a Trader

2/7/2023
Jacob is a young trader from Denmark who is still going through the relative early stages of his trading career. As you will hear in this interview, Jacob has a wise head on young shoulders. Jacob discovered a passion for investing, then trading, in his mid-teens. He has since dived into trading with gusto learning the basics of trading, developing his trading skills, learning technical analysis, developing systematic trading capabilities, reading influential writers on trading, in particular the works of Mark Douglas. In addition, he worked on developing himself, learning and applying stoic attitudes, and gaining a sense of how markets work and how to best work with them, and the uncertainty that is part of their structure. This is a terrific interview which gets into the early stage development of a trader, with someone still going through these early stage experiences. However, it will be of interest to traders at all levels, as they reflect on their own journey, and perhaps considers some of the ways they could have done it differently, in ways which are still impacting how they work. Jacob, and his colleague at Statera Trading, also design and build automated trading EAs that performs various actions on the Metastock trading platform, that other traders can subscribe too. You can find out more about Jacob, and his business Statera Trading at these links: Website: stateratrading.com Instagram: Instagram YouTube: YouTube Facebook: Facebook ________________________________________________________________________________________ AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA): The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis. AlphaMind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO AlphaMind Links Twitter: Steve Goldstein - Mark Randall To know more: https://linktr.ee/AlphaMind101 Our Newsletter: https://alphamind101.substack.com/ AlphaMind: Powering Performance in Global Markets AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets. Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities. Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

Duration:01:03:56