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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.

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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United Kingdom

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

+447753446097


Episodes

#92 Peter Castle - The Zen Trader: How Ancient Wisdom Can Help You Master Your Mind and the Markets.

6/11/2022
Peter Castle started trading in 1995. Whilst going through the process of learning trading and listening to many of the great trainers and teachers of trading, he noticed how many of themes focused on lessons that had a spiritual component. He realised how trading the markets can push you to the edge of desperation, which then impacts you mentally and can lead you into downward spiral of negativity that manifests poor performance and eventually mental burn out. Peter started to incorporate...

Duration:01:14:09

#91 Oliver Kell - US Trading Champion 2020: The Journey to Trading Mastery

5/29/2022
OIiver Kell won the 2020 US stock trading champion with an astonishing return of 941%, almost double the return of the second-place competitor. However, there is a lot more to Oliver than just great trading, his success is born of a deep humility and a huge respect for risk and the market. And as you listen to him, you may be surprised to notice how his process and success is built upon a foundation of high-risk aversion allied to a deep passion for what he does. In this episode Oliver...

Duration:01:10:23

#90 Linda Raschke: Trading and ‘The Power of The Mind’

5/16/2022
Linda Raschke is one of those traders who is quoted often by other traders. That gives you a sense of the respect and regard with which she is held in the trading world. Linda started trading since the early 1980s, and after a tough introduction to the world of trading, went on to achieve great success and attained notoriety in the trading world after she was featured in one of the early Market Wizards books. Recently Linda wrote ‘Trading Sardines, Lessons in the Markets from a Lifelong...

Duration:01:31:59

#89 Garth Mackenzie - What Drives Trading Success?

4/23/2022
In this episode, we discuss with Garth Mackenzie, what he feels drives trading success, what drives his trading success, and what is it about his approach which has contributed to his success thus far. Garth has been trading for over 20 years, however Garth admits the journey was anything but smooth, and despite some early successes, he found that the market was as adept in taking away, as it was in giving. In the years since his early trading days, Garth has gone on to build a thriving...

Duration:01:04:05

#88 Winning by ‘Learning to Fail Well’

4/4/2022
The trader and author of the book ‘Phantom of the Pit’ Art Simpson’s said of trading, ‘The Best Loser is the Long-Term Winner’. Trading like poker, and many games entails losing and failing often, many of the greats of trading will tell how failure and being able to cope with failure, lie at the core to success. In this episode of the AlphaMind podcast, we discuss the 3 ‘Fs’ of Fear, Frustration and Failure, and how success requires learning ‘how to cope with failure, since failure is such...

Duration:01:02:01

#87 DeFi Panel of Experts: The Crypto Revolution Explored

3/19/2022
For anyone 30 or younger, the world of DeFi (Decentralised Finance) is their world. Some in their 30s are clued up, but to most, DeFi and the world of Cryptocurrencies is something of a mystery. To those over 40, DeFi is largely an alien and murky world, difficult to navigate let alone to even comprehend. In this episode of the AlphaMind podcast show hosts Mark Randell and Steven Goldstein, both far older than is healthy and a long way past the wrong side of 50, facilitate a panel of Defi...

Duration:01:19:32

#86 Sam North - What is it that Successful Traders do Differently to Succeed?

2/26/2022
Sam North both trades for himself and mentors’ other traders for eToro, the world’s largest social trading and multi-asset brokerage company, where he is their trading school lead. In this great chat with the AlphaMind Podcast, Sam went deep into what it takes to succeed as a new trader, shared his reflections on patterns common to those he sees who succeed, and opens up about mistakes he witnesses which cause so many to fail. Sam North LinkedIn: here Twitter: here AlphaMind Podcast...

Duration:01:01:02

#85 Sources of Trading Edge

2/20/2022
When it comes to trading, finding your trading edge and learning how to sharpen your trading edge, are what ultimately define whether you succeed or fail. We believe there are 3 main sources of edge for traders, and that these 3 edges support each other to make each edge more potent and powerful. Developing trading mastery however requires the combining of the edges into one singular sustainable practice that is unique to the trader and which powers their success in the complex, uncertain...

Duration:00:55:03

#84 Tom Canfield - Letting Go

2/5/2022
Contrary to common belief, it is not market knowledge, analytical skills, or some special system or secret indicator that are the key differentiators of success in financial markets. The true differentiator is the ability to ‘Let Go’, and the capability to sustain a ‘Letting Go’ mindset at all times. This week, Tom Canfield, a veteran US based Retail Trader, returns to the AlphaMind Podcast to discuss his ongoing journey of ‘Letting Go’ as a trader, and his battle to get there. Chapter...

Duration:01:00:58

#83 Mike Bellafiore - Striving for Excellence in Prop Trading

1/21/2022
Mike Bellafiore is co-founder of SMB Capital, one of the world's leading Proprietary Trading firms, based in New York City. Mike has authored two outstanding and highly popular trading books, One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading and the The Playbook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader. For many new and aspiring traders, the chance to work in a proprietary trading firm, is the holy grail of trading. It is trading’s equivalent of...

Duration:00:56:50

#82 Weaponizing the Trader's Mind - With Mark Randall

1/11/2022
Your Brain and your mind are your greatest asset as a trader, together they are most powerful weapon in your arsenal. But are you using them effectively, optimally, and to their fullest effect? Your capital, your systems, your processes are the warheads you deploy in the markets, but it’s your brain which is the system that deploys them, and your mind is tool that observes, senses and then makes the choices when to launch, manages the battle, and the allocation and timing of resource...

Duration:00:53:15

#81 BITESIZE Episode 1 | Emotions and Trading

12/14/2021
Welcome to the first Bitesize episode of the AlphaMind podcast, limited to 15 minutes, which is a chat between the hosts, Steven Goldstein and Mark Randall, about one of the biggest challenges all traders face, the emotional aspects to trading. This episode calls upon the help of a couple of excerpts taken from interviews with 2 of our most popular guests Merritt Black and Tom Canfield. You can learn more about this episode in the show notes on our blog page, where you can also find links...

Duration:00:14:59

#80 Richard Matthews - 5 Decades of Invaluable Market Experience and Lessons Learned

12/1/2021
Whilst the reality is that we all have to learn by our own experiences, we can fast-track that learning by hearing of the experiences of others and making adaptions to how we work quicker than would, by recognizing their experiences in ourselves. In this episode we chat with Richard Matthews, a near 50-year veteran of the markets, who has some great experiences to share. Richard started as a trainee broker in 1973. That is a lot of experience, lot of knowledge, a lot of wisdom, and we are...

Duration:01:07:25

#79 True Grit - Dr Doug Mackaman and Dr Paul Stolz on Grit and Adversity as the Bedrock of Success

11/16/2021
True Grit: Dr Doug Mackaman and Dr Paul Stolz on Grit and Adversity as the Bedrock of Success The ability to cope with setbacks, deal with adversity and have the grit to battle through the difficult times, is the very bedrock which trading success is built upon. In this episode we talk with two of the world’s leading experts on these themes. Dr Doug Mackaman is a distinguished professor of European History and Global Affairs, at the university of Wisconsin, has studied the history of...

Duration:01:00:05

#78 Blake Morrow - From US Marine to Retail & Prop Trader

10/26/2021
Blake Morrow has been a retail trader and a prop trader for over 2 decades. He also runs a Trading community, provides market commentary and detailed analysis for retail traders. He also co-founded Forex Analytix, which provides commentary and market analysis for retail traders working in the Foreign Exchange markets, as well in others market sectors including crypto and stocks. He also co-founded Traders Summit, which runs and hosts trading events and brings outstanding and informative...

Duration:00:59:19

#77 Brent Donnelly - Alpha Trader: The Mindset, Methodology and Mathematics of Professional Trading

10/5/2021
Brent Donnelly has been in and around trading for close to 3 decades and has held major trading roles at investment banks and hedge funds with a strong emphasis on the FX and Global Macro, where he has been involved in both market-making and proprietary roles. Brent started trading in 1995 and has worked at several illustrious firms in the markets, including Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Royal bank of Canada, Lehman Brothers, Graham Capital, Nomura Bank and HSBC. Since 2004 Brent has been...

Duration:01:22:16

#76 Dr Van Tharp - Avoiding a Victim Mentality in Trading

9/14/2021
Narrative for Website In this episode we spoke with legendary trading psychologist Dr Van K Tharp. Dr Tharp has been coaching traders for almost 4 decades and came to prominence when he was featured in Jack Schwager’s very first Market Wizard’s book back in 1989. As you can imagine, with someone with that level of experience and knowledge, this chat goes beneath the surface of trading and into the inner realms of human performance, touching on areas of 'who we are', 'how we are', and 'how...

Duration:01:03:35

#75 Goldstein & Randall - 3 Key Guiding Principles for Trading, Business and Life

8/18/2021
In this episode Steven and Mark focus on what they consider as three key guiding principles which are vital for success in business, in life, and of course in trading and financial markets. These key guiding principles provide a solid foundation for a robust trading practice but are equally as applicable in other areas of work and life. This episode provides a deep exploration into these principles and looks at these key aspects and how they apply to traders in their work in a big picture...

Duration:00:54:59

#74 Steve Ward & Simon Coterill - The Power of Trader Journaling.

7/26/2021
Journaling is one of the most useful activities a trader can engage in to help them become better traders, power their development, and help them refine their trading practice. However, it is also one of those activities that people think is a great idea but is something they think they’ll do another day, or they do a half-hearted effort. The exceptions are usually ‘exceptional people’. People who are willing to go that extra mile, put in the hard yards, take the time to learn about...

Duration:01:12:51

#73 Jonathan Baird - Award Winning Money Manage:‘I Have Seen the Enemy and He Is Us’.

7/13/2021
Successful trading and investment has never been an easy task, with only very few able to encounter and navigate the turbulent waters of financial markets and remain standing nearly 4 decades later. This week’s guest is one of those few. Jonathan Baird is a Money Manager and writer of the outstanding Global Investment Letter. In his long career (managing primarily international/global equity mutual funds) Jonathan managed three different #1 ranked funds, and has won a prestigious Lipper...

Duration:01:10:17