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Chat With Traders is your key to the minds of trading's elite performers. Start listening to learn how a diverse mix of traders went from zero to hero, how they successfully trade markets today, and get their best tips 'n pointers for profitable performance, plus much more. Note: You are responsible for your own trading decisions—this is not financial advice.

Chat With Traders is your key to the minds of trading's elite performers. Start listening to learn how a diverse mix of traders went from zero to hero, how they successfully trade markets today, and get their best tips 'n pointers for profitable performance, plus much more. Note: You are responsible for your own trading decisions—this is not financial advice.


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Chat With Traders is your key to the minds of trading's elite performers. Start listening to learn how a diverse mix of traders went from zero to hero, how they successfully trade markets today, and get their best tips 'n pointers for profitable performance, plus much more. Note: You are responsible for your own trading decisions—this is not financial advice.




226: Bryn Solomon – Crypto Domination: Playing For Keeps

After having been a derivatives trader and lead desks for several top proprietary trading firms (in Hong Kong and Chicago), Bryn Solomon pivoted toward less developed markets, leveraging his experience to become a truly dominate force in crypto… MGNR, the firm Bryn co-founded with a colleague, now consists of 12-team members, working remotely around the world. And as the team has grown, so have MGNR’s sources of alpha: quantitative trading/market making, DeFi/yield farming, and venture...


225: Kyle Schultz – The Art and Science of Algorithmic Futures Trading

Kyle Schultz is the managing director of Ravinia Investment Management, a registered CTA, operating since April 2019. With an objective to diversify by market, strategy and timeframe, Kyle has developed multiple algorithmic strategies—for various futures products—that can be categorised into momentum and mean reversion, long and short, intraday and swing. Through our conversation, Kyle expounds on the art and science of developing and managing automated trading systems, and his unique way of...


224: Best of Day Trading, Pt. 2

As an extension of the previous episode, I present to you the second installment for the ‘Best of Day Trading.’ This is a compilation of highlights from past interviews, all of which are applicable to active day trading—from technical intricacies and strategy insights, to trading tales and broader viewpoints. Show notes + full episodes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


223: Best of Day Trading, Pt. 1

I’ve gone back over the years and gathered a variety of my favourite clips that relate to day trading (in one way or another). Some include conversation about technical nuances and unique edges, some are interesting stories, others may help you to better read the market and develop the skills that day trading demands… Given the lengthy list of day traders I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing, there was zero chance I could pack everything into a single episode. So please enjoy this first...


222: Luke Cummings – Mergers & Acquisitions: The Ultimate Game of Poker

Returning to Chat With Traders podcast, Luke Cummings—CIO of Harvest Lane Asset Management—details his funds’ core strategy of trading mergers and acquisitions… Step-by-step, Luke explains his methods of assessing a takeover bid when it first hits the market, initiating a position, monitoring news flow, and ultimately, booking a profit/loss when the change of control takes place (or the deal falls through!) Show notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


221: Matthew Dibb – Crypto Fund Takes Flight on Thematic Trading

Matthew Dibb’s the Founder and CIO of Astronaut Capital, a cryptocurrency and digital asset fund—utilizing a thematic approach. Since attracting its first investors in 2019, the fund has gone on to report cumulative returns in excess of 1,200%. In a life prior to crypto, Matt was a traditional finance guy, having held roles as a futures and FX trader for banks/institutions, while also doing a stint in VC too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


220: Erik Swanson – Meet the Market Makers on the Other Side of Your Trade

Erik Swanson's the CEO of Simplex Trading... While unknown to many, the Chicago-based trading firm is one of the top market makers in U.S. equity options—providing liquidity in (almost) every listed options contract, and in recent times, transacting upwards of 2-million contracts daily. In our chat, Erik pulls back the curtain, giving a rare insight to how market makers operate; from quoting to hedging, and the complexities that take place in between. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


219: Edwin Dorsey – Critical Reporting—A Good Guy Flagging Bad Companies

Edwin Dorsey’s an individual investor, passionate about exposing bad companies… Since being one of the first to flag wrongdoing at (while a student at Stanford), Edwin has continued to gain credibility for his well-researched, off-the-beaten-path ideas. Edwin’s analysis and reports—as well as insights to general activity within the short world—are shared in his popular newsletter: The Bear Cave Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


218: Shaun Factor – The Ways of a Small Cap Whale

Shaun Factor’s an Australian small cap trader, with 20+ years in the game. He’s also a co-founder of 180 Markets, a firm that provides investors with direct access to capital raises. With a trading approach that’s heavily reliant on instinct and market experience, Shaun has come to be a substantially large trader of small cap companies. In this interview, he explains his ways, anticipating hot sectors, and how he moves in/out of stocks with size. Shaun also shares deep knowledge surrounding...


217: Jared Tendler – Practical Solutions to Strengthen Your Mental Game

Acclaimed mental game coach Jared Tendler returns to Chat With Traders, after his first appearance on Episode 86 (2016). Jared has worked intensively with world champion poker players, PGA golfers, Team Liquid (esports organistion), and of course, active traders—sharing expertise in how mental game impacts performance and tactics to overpower emotional weaknesses. Jared’s also the author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2. And while many traders have found these books highly relevant, Jared...


216: Jim Mellon – Becoming an Opportunistic, Billionaire Investor

Jim Mellon’s a British investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. It was 1979 when Jim got his start, in Hong Kong, as a trainee fund manager. When the fund was acquired eight years later, he received a windfall, becoming a millionaire in his late-twenties… And from that point forward, Jim has spread his bets far and wide, as an investor in emerging markets, commercial real estate, private and public companies—across many sectors; from financial services to mining to biotech and more. To...


215: William Beauchamp – Ex-Poker Player Assembles Team to Conquer Sports Markets

William Beauchamp’s the founder of Seamless Capital, an algorithmic firm trading in sports markets—most notably Hong Kong horse racing, but also football and tennis. However, Will didn’t anticipate things would turn out this way… He spent his teenage years hell-bent on becoming a professional poker player. It was only when George—Will’s buddy who’d recently left one of the major HFT firms—pitched the idea of trying to apply similar strategies on sports betting exchanges. In time, the two...


214: James King – The Principles that Drive Elite Performance

It was 2017 when I first spoke with James King [Ep 133], around the same time he’d left a London-based commodity trading firm, where he worked as Performance Director. Since then, he’s continued advising to proprietary traders and fund managers, specialist military units and professional sports teams, as well as organisations. While also presenting case studies on elite performance at several ivy league universities. More recently, James has put the final touches on his first book...


213: John Roberson – An Obsession with Edge, Powered by Automation

John Roberson's a well-experienced equities trader, who's been able to harness the power of technology and leverage the skills of his team to maximize his trading operation. Since starting out in 2007, John has been involved in various trading groups, and today he's with Kershner Trading Group (Texas). Although John originated as a discretionary click trader, over the years, he begun to automate more and more. To the point that he now runs a portfolio of 80+ automated models, which do...


212: Kristjan Kullamägi – Breakouts, Home Runs & Exponential Returns

Since entering the U.S. equity market in 2011, Swedish swing trader Kristjan Kullamägi has attained a rare level of trading success; having realized ten’s of millions in trading profits. Which is only more impressive, given he’s a self-funded, independent trader… During this episode, Kristjan breaks down the breakout strategy which has lead to his exponential returns over the past decade—and he shares valuable market knowledge he’s acquired along the way. Learn more about your ad choices....


211: Stan Gluzman – One Bias, One Objective: Make Money

Stan Gluzman’s an equities trader at proprietary trading firm Seven Points Capital, he also heads up a small group of traders at one of the firms’ satellite offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now two years since our first conversation, Stan returns, talking through how he’s continued progressing the levels toward becoming a distinguished trader and what he’s found most effective in the recent market environment… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


210: Ryan Hasson – Scalp, Scalp, Swing—Maximizing Market Opportunities

Ryan Hasson’s a senior trader at Kershner Trading Group/SMB Capital—having joined the firm’s New York office in 2016, after booking a one-way flight from Cape Town, SA. Ryan may be best described as an intraday equities trader, however he’ll also put on swing positions when there’s a larger story/catalyst/theme at play. I was keen to learn more about how Ryan works these multi-day trades, so we step through specifics. Additionally, I ask Ryan about his path to becoming a prop trader, early...


209: Neeraj Monga – Contrarian Stances on Fundamental Inflection Points

For more than a decade, Neeraj Monga was Head of Research at Veritas—a Canadian independent equity research firm—where he published numerous stock reports that garnered plenty of attention from investors, analysts and media… Although it’s not the case he’s most proud of, Neeraj is perhaps best-known for revealing the shady dealings of Kingfisher Airlines—founded and lead by the larger-than-life billionaire, Vijay Mallya. Neeraj’s damning report was ultimately the precursor to the airliners’...


208: Brannigan Barrett – Adopting Systems to Improve Decision Making and Trade Results

Having traded prop for a large part of his career, Brannigan Barrett has since branched out and backed himself by establishing Habitus Capital—a private, discretionary fund that trades select futures markets across multiple asset classes; commodities, currencies, indices, bonds. When Brannigan first appeared on Chat With Traders (114), we mostly covered his process orientated approach to becoming a bigger and better trader. So naturally, this episode is somewhat of a continuation, discussing...


207: Rishi Narang – Evolving Trends—How Quants Are Earning Alpha

Rishi Narang’s the founding principal of T2AM, a fund-of-funds investment manager with a sole focus of allocating to quantitative strategies. He’s also the author of Inside the Black Box, an advisor to DARPA’s Financial Markets Vulnerabilities Project, and previously appeared on Chat With Traders in 2016. Given Rishi’s close contact with many quantitative managers—and being well-versed in the space after 20+ years of seeking alpha—I figured it’d be interesting to catch up and discuss...