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Weekly interviews with profitable & successful.

Weekly interviews with profitable & successful.
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Weekly interviews with profitable & successful.

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English


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153: Xiao Qiao – Research analyst shares practical ways to do better research

12/7/2017
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Xiao Qiao is a research analyst for a Connecticut-based hedge fund, focused on trading commodity futures. He graduated with a PhD in Finance—and was a teaching assistant to renown economist Eugene Fama. Notably, Xiao has also worked directly with trading legend Blair Hull on two quantitative research projects, which concern market timing and return predictability. The main objective of this episode with Xiao, is to learn how a research analyst thinks about things directly related to...

Duration: 01:05:06


152: Kory Hoang – A beginners foray into (part-time) systematic trading

11/30/2017
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Kory Hoang is not a veteran trader—he’s not someone who has been doing this 10-20 years. He’s someone who has been doing this for only a few years, yet he’s begun to make decent gains on his trading capital. Kory is also not a full-time trader …well, at the time of recording this—a few weeks ago—he wasn’t! Kory was a private equity analyst for Pitchbook, who traded on the side. But he’s since informed me that he’s handed in his notice and taken the leap to focus on trading (plus a couple...

Duration: 01:04:31


151: Rick Lane – Perspective from a trading technologist—attacking unique problems

11/16/2017
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Rick Lane is the current CEO of Trading Technologies—a software provider that develop high-performance trading platforms which are used by; proprietary traders, hedge funds, CTAs, brokers and banks etc. The reason why I asked Rick to appear on this episode is because, as we know, not everyone is cut out to be a trader. And that’s fine! I’d like to highlight, there are many other roles in the world of trading where you can have a great impact by leveraging skills which you may have already...

Duration: 01:06:31


150: Aaron Brown, Pt. 2 – A lesson in risk taking—with the former risk manager of a $200B fund

11/8/2017
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Following on from Episode 149, here’s part two of the interview with Aaron Brown. To refresh your memory, Aaron is highly regarded as an authority on the subject of risk taking. For the past 30-years he’s worked as a dedicated risk manager, and for the past decade, Aaron was the risk manager for renown quant fund, AQR. Coming up on this episode, you’ll gain deeper insight to how you can better understand and manage risk for yourself—we go over: Questions traders should be asking...

Duration: 01:04:48


149: Aaron Brown, Pt. 1 – A lesson in risk taking—with the former risk manager of a $200B fund

11/1/2017
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Aaron Brown is highly regarded as an authority on the subject of risk management. Although he originally started out as a poker player and sports bettor (then a trader and portfolio manager), for the past 30-years Aaron’s been a dedicated risk manager. And for the past 10-years, he was the risk manager for quant fund, AQR. Aaron has also authored several books (ranging in topics from poker to finance and risk), contributes to Bloomberg View and writes a column for Wilmott Magazine. On...

Duration: 00:59:50


148: John Grady – The order book—what traders must know about supply and demand

10/25/2017
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John Grady is an independent futures trader from Florida, who primarily trades Treasury bonds. His trading is purely discretionary, based upon his read of order flow. Essentially, he’s a scalper. Throughout this episode we talk all things order flow; the basics, the value of an order book, some of John’s trading methods, order types and managing positions, how to build skill at reading order flow, as well as, the impact of HFT and what’s commonly known as spoofing.

Duration: 01:23:54


147: Dr Thomas Starke – Detective work leading to viable trading strategies, and the rise of AI

10/18/2017
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Dr Thomas Starke is a Physics PhD who once designed microchips, worked as an engineer for Rolls Royce and lectured at University of Oxford, before applying his know-how of modelling to financial markets… As a trader, Thomas has contracted to various funds and up until recently, he was a Quantitative Developer at a well-regarded Sydney prop trading firm. Thomas was great to chat with—not only did we talk about things related to quant trading, strategy development and robustness, but also...

Duration: 01:18:58


146: Ryan Moffett, Tyler Micalove & Wayne Klump – When trading becomes a team sport...

10/11/2017
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On this episode, I’m joined by three traders from a data-driven, options trading, performance based fund, Blackpier Capital… Ryan Moffett, the Lead Investment Manager—and a prior guest on Episode 83. Tyler Michalove, who plays a key role in trade execution. And Wayne Klump, who heads up research and strategy development. We discuss mentoring, the benefits of working in a team, the upside to trading options, the unique edges which can be gained from the multiple dimensions inherent to...

Duration: 01:24:00


145: Aaron Fifield – Six ways to emulate talented traders

10/4/2017
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Here’s the first episode in the history of Chat With Traders podcast, where I don’t have a guest with me. That’s because, this episode is the recording of a talk I gave at Noosapalooza 2017—a trading conference hosted by Nick Radge, here in Australia. Throughout the talk I pull upon many lessons and snippets of wisdom which have been learned through conversations here on this podcast. So, I’ve appropriately titled the talk; Six Ways to Emulate Talented Traders… -- Sponsored by Scoop...

Duration: 00:42:19


143: Michael Kimelman – Convicted of insider trading—from suburban life to prison life

9/20/2017
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You’re about to hear a first-hand account from someone who’s been on a wild ride through the U.S. justice system. My guest is Michael Kimelman; a former prop trader and hedge fund manager who was convicted (and served time) for insider trading… You’ll hear about the series of events leading up to his arrest, details about the trial, revelations of a rogue judge and the dim reality of life while incarcerated. If you get through this episode and you’re curious to know more, then you might...

Duration: 01:14:36


142: Bert Mouler – Using creative thought and automation to bypass human flaws

9/13/2017
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It was exactly 100-episodes ago when I first had Bert Mouler on the podcast. This week, I’m joined by him again for a second interview… Bert is an algorithmic trader with a serious focus on machine learning. His trading decisions are driven purely by data, and he goes to great lengths to remove human bias and flaws through the use of automation. So, coming up over the next 60-minutes or so, you'll hear about: While listening, I encourage you to keep an open mind and mull over Bert’s...

Duration: 01:09:07


141: Erik Townsend – Software millionaire fooled by ‘the dream’ and saved by global macro

9/6/2017
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Featuring on this episode is former software entrepreneur turned hedge fund manager, Erik Townsend. I’m sure some will already be quite familiar with Erik—in particular the macro investing crowd, as Erik also hosts the Macro Voices podcast. After selling his company in 1998, Erik made a few lifestyle and investing decisions which he soon began to question, but took ownership of his situation and the discovery of global macro set him sailing in a new direction… Major talking points we...

Duration: 01:33:45


140: Jimmy Soni – The life and times of genius problem solver, Claude Shannon

8/30/2017
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My guest on this episode is Jimmy Soni—who, with his co-author Rob Goodman, recently wrote the biography of Claude Shannon, titled; A Mind at Play. Shannon was born in 1916 and became one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century, before passing away in 2001. He was a mathematician, a scientist, an inventor and also, a stock market investor… Although he’s widely unknown by the general public, Shannon is responsible for Information Theory—a revolutionary method of measuring...

Duration: 01:15:55


139: Bobby Cho – Making way for the 'whales' of cryptocurrency markets

8/23/2017
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Bobby Cho is a cryptocurrency trader at Cumberland Mining—which is a company of DRW Trading. Ever since getting involved in financial markets, during 2008, he has gravitated towards mostly illiquid/difficult-to-trade products… So, in some ways, it was inevitable that Bobby would begin to explore Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This was around 2013, while Vice President at SecondMarket. In 2014, Bobby became Director at Bitcoin exchange, itBit, and then in 2016, joined Cumberland...

Duration: 00:40:05


138: Kevin Muir – In search of the next great trade—with The Macro Tourist

8/16/2017
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During the 90’s, Kevin Muir was a proprietary derivatives trader for RBC Dominion Securities. In 2000, Kevin branched out to begin trading independently, and since 2014, he’s been writing a daily blog, The Macro Tourist. Kevin’s unique in the sense that he fits the bill of two largely different trading types; an intraday trader and a global macro trader. He also doesn’t specialize in one particular thing, or certainly not to the extent that many traders do… Kevin can be quoted as saying,...

Duration: 01:23:41


137: Dr. William Ziemba – The horse bettor exploiting anomalies in financial markets

8/9/2017
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Dr. William Ziemba’s an academic, a practitioner, gambler, trader and an author. He’s worked with and consulted to many well-respected names in the field, such as; Edward Thorp, Blair Hull and the very successful horse bettor, Bill Benter. In the beginning, horse betting was William’s field of expertise (he even published a book titled, Beat The Racetrack!) And in many ways, for William, horse betting worked as a gateway to trading financial markets—which he’s been doing since 1983. Now...

Duration: 01:19:50


136: Mike Agne – Take care of the short term; take care of the long term

8/2/2017
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I first interviewed Mike at CWTNYC, in May 2017. The 100-listeners (give or take) who attended, will already be very familiar with Mike and there may be a few moments of déjà vu throughout this episode. But for everyone else… Mike came into trading around 20-years ago, beginning at Chicago prop firm, TransMarket Group, where he ultimately spent 12-years of his career. Over the course of his time there, Mike became one of their largest 30-year Treasury basis traders, both in terms of...

Duration: 01:17:37


135: Sheelah Kolhatkar – How mastermind trader, Steven Cohen, bent rules and made billions

7/26/2017
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Sheelah Kolhatkar is a writer at the The New Yorker, who was previously a journalist at Bloomberg Businessweek, and prior to that, a hedge fund analyst. She’s also the author of New York Times bestseller, Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street. Of course, the most wanted man being referred to, is the ultra-wealthy hedge fund legend, Steven Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors—someone who Sheelah has become very familiar...

Duration: 00:42:58


134: BTCVIX – Bitcoin—the magic internet money you can no longer ignore

7/19/2017
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On this episode, I have a returning guest—who first appeared on episode 53. His name is a mystery, but he goes by the handle: @BTCVIX Episode 53 was the first time I covered Bitcoin on this podcast, and that was at the very end of 2015. As you’re probably aware, the cryptocurrency markets have evolved a lot since then, so BTCVIX is here to fill us in on what’s been happening and, potentially, what lies ahead… We also cover how to acquire various cryptocurrencies, best practises for...

Duration: 01:17:39


132: Mark Gardner – Still adapting after 80,000+ hours of screen time

7/5/2017
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Mark Gardner began working in the field at 17-years old, straight out of high school. Initially he began with back office duties, before broking on the floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE). Then later he was picked up by a large Bank Bills trader to exclusively execute trades, and who he learned a great deal from. Around 2005, Mark started trading his own book. Over the 10-years that followed, Mark had only two losing months—and to date, he’s never encountered a losing year. Though...

Duration: 00:56:08

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