Trading Story: Trading Interviews, Tips & Inspiration For Newer Traders

Trading Story: Trading Interviews, Tips & Inspiration For Newer Traders Podcast

Trading Story aims to bring NEWER traders practical & inspiring trading interviews and tips. Plus, it chronicles the host's journey to becoming a a consistently profitable trader. New episodes released 2X per week. Trading Story provides: encouraging stories of real life struggles and triumphs in the market, tips for anyone looking to make a part-time or full-time income trading, practical strategies to use in your trading today, knowledge bombs to guide you to consistent returns, simple explanations for sometimes-complex trading concepts, and takeaways, worth every minute. For FREE.

116 - A New Real Estate Investing Project
Hope things have been going well for you guys. Hope you're progressing in your life and your side projects, especially if you're still tackling trading or real estate investing. Trading and investing is a great gig if you can make it work and I'm hoping you guys are doing well in these and every area you're working on. On my end, I just got back from a vacation to Disneyland with my family. It was the 2nd time my family has been there and a good time was had by all in Anaheim. We also visited Warner Brother...

115: Joe Fairless On Growing A Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Portfolio
Joe Fairless is a real estate investor. Joe invests in multi-family real estate with his partners now but he used to work in a NYC ad agency as their youngest VP. Joe hosts the world's longest running daily real estate podcast, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show. Joe Fairless, welcome to the Trading Story podcast.     Final Thoughts on Joe Fairless Interview We did it again - one more week of expecting something related to trading and you got to hear from another real estate investor. Not saying n...

114 - Rod Khleif on Losing $50 Million & Coming Back Stronger In Real Estate Investing
Rod Khleif is a 30+ year veteran real estate investor. He has owned over 2,000 single or multi-family units in his investing career. Rod is an an author, philanthropist and podcaster with over 1,000,000 downloads to his very popular podcast, The Lifetime Cashflow Podcast which can be found at RodKhleif.com.   ---- Resources Mentioned In Podcast Rod Khleif's Resources Free Book on Multi-Family Investing: Text "rod" to 41411. 29 Fatal Mistakes Many Apartment Buyers Make: RodKhleif.com/29-Mistakes RodKhleif.c...


113 – Five Lessons Learned When I Failed At Trading
Personal Update Focused on trading forex for 5 months: Apiary Fund & ProAct Traders Focused on trading futures for 2 months with another mentor. Paused all trading activities in November 2016. Two years focused on trading. I’m now focused on a new project: real estate investing. Lessons Learned Trading Mindset: Mini-business, chart patterns, persistence. Cutting Losses: Cutting the losses of a passion that hadn’t panned out. Letting Winners Run: Kept working on my marketing business that is growing. I am no...

112 - The Finalish Trading Story Podcast
Thanks for joining me. Big announcement: This is the Finalish episode of the Trading Story podcast. This is an ad lib episode with minimal notes. This is a looking back & looking ahead podcast....

111 - Trading Forex Poles with Scott Barkley
Scott Barkley is president and co-founder of ProAct Traders, a professional forex trading mentorship and home of the 1-year Fast Tracker program. He's been trading full-time for 14 years. He lives in the Austin, Texas area with his wife and he sometimes babysits his daughter's golden retriever. He is also my personal trading coach....


110 - 6 Mistakes Traders Make Picking an FX Broker with Justin Hertzberg
Justin Hertzberg is a currency trader and also President and CEO of Forest Park FX, a CFTC-registered introducing brokerage firm. On this episode, we're going to be discussing the mistakes people make when shopping for forex brokers. He lives in sunny Boca Raton, Florida with his wife and boy-girl twins....

109 - VWAP Trading with Zach Hurwitz
Zach Hurwitz is an independent equities trader, trading coach, consultant to emerging hedge funds & proprietary firms, VWAP specialist. Founder of TheVWAP.com....

108 - Trading FX with Joel Kruger
Joel Kruger is an FX trader and the founder JKonFX.com. He's been trading 10+ years and has come to specialize in global macro trading.  He has appeared on Bloomberg television and other financial networks. Joel's website received top honors by FXStreet for “Best Buy Side Analysis” and “Best Video” in 2014....


107 - Writing Trading Plans with Justine Pollard
Justine Pollard is a professional stock and CFD trader. She's been trading for over 25 years, is a trend follower, and specializes in trading plans. Her book, Smart Trading Plans, is published by Wiley. She blogs at smarttrading.com.au....

106 - The One Thing in Trading
Hope things are going well and progressing with you guys on the trading side. This week, I took 3 positions: all net losers. I had a deadline on another project so I didn’t spend as much time as I would like. Such is life. But one thing I did was grab another book that I recommend. It’s not a trading book, per se. It’s more of a business success book that has plenty of application for those of us learning to trade. I’m about half-way through the book now to be up front. It’s a short read – 224 pages, but e...

105 - Lazy Gap Trading with David Frost
David Frost is a full-time trader. He's a Wall Street veteran and has been trading for 20 years. When he's not trading, he's coaching his son's baseball team. He specializes in gap trading and publishes some of his results at lazygaptrader.com....


104 – Brandon’s Trading Results: Feb 2016
If you listened to last week’s episode – episode 102 – I bemoaned the fact that my trading results in February were less than to be desired. At the beginning of the month, I opened up my live trading account. To be open, it’s a small account ($500). But it’s enough to give me a taste for losing and gaining real dollars. It’s something my trading coach recommends, so that’s why I did it. In addition, the point is to gain consistent pips. If I can’t make gains in a small account, then what business do I have...

103 - Consistent Options Income with John Richardson
John Richardson is a full-time options trader. He's been trading since late 1980s. He's traded stocks, futures, forex, and options. He's the owner of consistentoptionsincome.com and he resides in sunny, San Diego, California....

102 - Tweaking Your Trading When Things Aren’t Working
What do you guys do when things aren’t working out for you? Whether that’s in a relationship you thought was supposed to be great, but it isn’t happening. Or maybe you tried a church or religion and it didn’t meet your expectations. Or perhaps a supposed dream job turned into a nightmare. And what about your trading? What do you do if you’re trading isn’t working as advertised. You bought into a system, but the system is generating negative returns. What do you do when that happens? Something like that ha...


101 - Regulating Emotions in Trading with Houston Truong
Houston Truong has been trading for about 10 years. He runs a trading blog http://thetradingedge.org, where he focuses on trading setups and trading psychology. He hails from Montreal, Canada, where he lives with his wife and two children....

100 – Finding a Trading Coach with Brandon Clay
I really appreciate Marko taking the time to interview me for the podcast. He was pro and I’m glad we had the chance to connect. As Marko mentioned, he’s a ‘face in the crowd’. And Marko may represent many of you guys out there interested in hiring a trading coach. Admittedly, this is one guy’s opinion. But hopefully it gives you another perspective as you’re thinking about going with a trading service or coach. As for the takeaway of the podcast – that would sound a little strange. Me pulling a quote from...

99 - Trading Psychology 2.0 with Brett Steenbarger
Brett Steenbarger has been involved in the financial markets since the 1970's. He is a futures trader and is a performance coach with various hedge funds and proprietary trading firms. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is the author of Trading Psychology 2.0....


98 - The Iceberg of Trading Success
Metaphors are very helpful things. Metaphors can really cement ideas into our heads. The best teachers are the teachers who can take an abstract, but real concept and give it some form with an accurate metaphor which aptly describes that idea. Some of the most well-known metaphors, also called ‘word pictures’, are: ‘beating a dead horse’, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, ‘elephant in the room’, ‘kicked the bucket’, or ‘800-lb gorilla’. None of these expressions literally mean what is said. These metapho...

96 - Day Trading for Dummies
Who among us hasn’t had that well-meaning soul try to steer us clear from day trading? I remember working at Dell in the early 2000’s. I had a fairly easy job at the time. It was an internal support job where we took calls from sales people and tried to answer questions that they didn’t know. At times it was the easiest job I ever had. These were the early days of the internet. And sometimes, for hours on end, I would have 1, maybe 2, three-minute calls per hour answering simple questions about some intern...


95 - Swing & Position Trading Stocks with Toni Turner
Toni Turner is president of Trendstar Trading Group and runs ToniTurner.com. She is the author of a best selling book, "A Beginner's Guide to Day Trading Online, 2nd Edition." as well as other books. She's been a guest on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox Business and has contributed to numerous financial publications including TheStreet.com and Weiss Incorporated. She speaks regularly on trading and investing topics throughout the country....

94 - Learning to Trade is a Bumpy Journey + Personal Update Jan 2016
A couple days ago, I had the privilege of speaking with another podcast listener. This guy, who will rename anonymous and who happens to be from Germany. I have a special affinity for Germany. I’ve only been to Germany one time, way back in 1990 just after the Berlin Wall fell. My family and I were visiting Austria and we were in Saltzberg. We had the chance to checkout Berchtesgaden, just over the Austrian border in Germany. That was where Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest was located. Being a history buff I was prett...

93 - Credit Spreads & World Travel with Mark Dannenberg
Mark Dannenberg was a senior executive at a Fortune 500 company. He has 26 years of experience in trading options. He's also an author and speaker and loves teaching newer traders about options at OptionsMoneyMaker.com. When he's not trading, he's hanging out with his family, and riding his motorcycle along the Pacific Coast Highway....


92 - Three Goods to Look for in Your Trading Coach
Three things or three ‘goods’ to look for in your trading coach. These are things that I look for in a trading coach and things that you may want to consider if you’re at the point of hiring a trading mentor. 1. Good trader2. Good teacher3. Good personBonus: Good Life (Are they living the life you want to live?)...

90 - What is Algorithmic Trading?
Algorithms are everywhere. Algorithms are running grocery stores like Walmart with air conditioning controlled from corporate in Bentonville, Arkansas. They’re help determine what you’re likely to buy next on Amazon.com and serve you relevant ads just before you buy that trading book. Perhaps the most ubiquitous algorithm is Google’s. Google’s algorithm, in theory and according to their engineers, attempts to provide the best search results for their users search query and even un-typed intent. So algorit...


88 – Writing Trading Rules by Failing
Sometimes on these shorter episodes, I get personal. I start that uncomfortable (at least for me) naval gazing and let you into the inner sanctum of a developing trader’s mind. Hopefully it’s not too personal, but my intent is for it to be real. And then at other times, we review a particular area of the market or an area of life as a newer trader – be it something about forex or goal setting or how to pick a trading market. This episode is more of a hybrid between the two: this episode is both personal wi...

87 – Robb Reinhold on FX Pyramiding & Drift Racing
Robb Reinhold is a full-time trader and a principal at Maverick Trading. He’s been trading stocks, options, forex, futures, etc. since 1997. He’s a published author of Maverick Trading: Proven Techniques to Create Generational Wealth and he also runs the training at Maverick Trading, a proprietary trading company that helps train new traders in the markets....


86 - Preview of the Trading Story Podcast in 2016
4 things to expect from the podcast in 2016: Weekly awesome trading interviews, helpful tips for newer traders, personal trading updates from Brandon, and useful email updates along the way....

85 - Michael Lamothe on Stock Trading with CANSLIM
Michael Lamothe is the founder and CEO of Chart Your Trade, a website dedicated to providing traders/investors with an array of robust tools, analysis, webinars, and forums to assist them in their trading journeys.  His vision for ChartYourTrade.com is to not only teach fellow traders his trading methodology, but to also inspire them to work toward achieving financial freedom....

84 - Six Reasons to Swing Trade Stocks in 2016
On Monday, we introduced our podcast’s first sponsor, K Capital Advisors. If you haven’t heard Kyle Fisher’s interview on Monday, you probably should. This episode is a follow-up to Kyle’s trading methodology. But even if you don’t hear Kyle’s interview, you should get some value out of this episode. Kyle’s approach to the stock market is swing trading. And it perfectly aligns with the target audience of the Trading Story podcast audience. Our audience is smart, they believe in the dream of trading, and h...


83 - Swing Trading Stocks with Kyle Fisher
Kyle Fisher has been trading for 10 years. He runs KCapitalAdvisors.com, a stock trading advisory firm where he provides small cap stock signals for swing traders. He focuses his practice on swing trading which is one of the reasons I wanted to chat with him today. He has earned his MBA from University of Massachusetts and is working on his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a full-time trader....

82 - Goal Setting for Traders...With a Twist
Here we are at the end of another year. Lots to be thankful for, much to look forward to. If 2015, wasn’t what you had wished for or even if it was, the end of the year is a good time to reflect. And it’s also a great time to think ahead. That’s why I wanted to dedicate an entire podcast episode to goal setting…with a twist. First off, it’s about goal setting. No surprise there, you’ll see a lot of podcasts about that. Second, it’s specifically about goal setting for traders. You’ll see fewer of those....


80 – Personal Reflections on Trading & the Podcast in 2015
So this podcast episode is sort of like that trip to Colorado for me. Except, it’s a more public reflection on my past year. These are my reflections about my year, especially as it relates to trading and this podcast. So maybe you’ll have a chance to learn from my experience. Some of this will be a repeat material from a few other podcasts, but some of it is very new. But I want to get you guys caught up on my personal trading from January until December in 2015....

79 – Étienne Crête & 6 Essential Attributes of Successful Traders
Étienne Crête is a forex trader and a fellow trading podcaster. He blogs and podcasts over at DesireToTrade.com where he interviews other traders and business owners about success. He has a great perspective on what it takes to become successful in trading and he’s still in college....

78 - Three Takeaways from the Book, "Wall Street's Just Not That Into You"
On the last episode of the podcast, I spoke with Roger Davis on his book, Wall Street’s Just Not That Into You.” I read most of the book in preparation for the interview, and it was a helpful perspective for us as traders. I thought the book was good enough to showcase some of Davis’ extended thoughts from the book for the benefit of the Trading Story podcast listeners. There are a couple of extended quotes from the book in this episode. But they are worthy excerpts. So without further ado, here are the t...


77 – Roger Davis on Why Wall Street’s Just Not That Into You
Roger Davis is a former Wall Street broker and he's now the CEO of Woodridge Wealth Management. He's also the author of "Wall Street’s Just Not That Into You", where he highlights an alternative approach to investment management. He now lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two children....

76 - How to Talk About Trading with Your Friends & Family
Maybe this year you want to be brave. Maybe you want to broach the trading topic with the uninitiated. Maybe you want to talk about your dream of becoming a successful stock trader, options trader, forex trader, or whatever. Or maybe not. As you probably already know, there are certainly costs associated with each new topic we bring up in our conversations. Regardless of what you decide to do, this episode is all about talking to your friends and family when trading comes up. Here are some tips that have h...

75 - The Forex Trading Coach Andrew Mitchem
Andrew Mitchem has been trading forex for 11 years. He's a podcaster, a YouTuber, and has a very cool domain theforextradingcoach.com. When he's not trading, he's practicing karate, flying a helicopter, or hanging with his wife and 5 kids in New Zealand....


74 - How to Find the Right Market To Trade
Trading can be confusing for a new comer. There’s so much to consider when you first start off. All the mechanics of buying and selling, trying to make a million bucks – or just a positive return, understanding what a P/E ratio is, and a host of other unnamed things. But one of the biggest areas of concerns is just getting started: trying to find the right market to trade. How do you know what market you should target, especially when you’re just starting off. Defining a Trading “Market” First off, we sh...

72 - Trading & Family: What About the Kids?
You’ve got this side project going on? You want to trade. And you know that trading takes time, especially at first as you’re trying to dig through a bunch of definitions you  haven’t heard before and you’re trying to understand things like ‘Shooting Stars’, and trendlines. You want to make this trading thing work but you don’t want to neglect your family. What do you do with your kids when you think you should be studying charts? What you do with that guilt when you’re stuck in the office and they’re ...


71 - Wealthsteading & Trading with John Pugliano
John Pugliano has been a trader and investor for over 30 years. He's the founder and money manager at Investable Wealth an investment advisory firm in the state of Utah. He's also a podcaster - been podcasting since July 4, 2014 - at the Wealthsteading Podcast....

70 - Personal Update: Pivoting to a New Forex Strategy
First off, I have to make an apology for this personal podcast. Last week, I gave you guys a review of my results from my trading strategy. And this one will be a little more of the same. We will get back to some practical aspect of trading and I won’t bore you with another self-indulgent monologue next week. Nevertheless, this is one of the core features of the Trading Story podcast: to keep you posted on my personal trading journey. And that’s what this is: part 2 of a personal update....

69 - Zero to Hero Trader Yvan Byeajee
Yvan Byeajee started trading in 2007. He's a full-time trader, has lived in France, Canada, and now is now on 6-month visit to the Island of Mauritius off the coast of Madagascar. He wrote a couple of books, including 'Zero to Hero: How I Went from Being a Losing Trader to a Consistently Profitable One". He also blogs at TradingComposure.com....


68 – Personal Trading Results from 2 Months of Demo Trading
It’s been a few weeks since I gave you guys a more detailed update of my personal trading. If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a couple of months, you know I’ve hired a personal trading coach / mentor in September 2015 – about 2 months ago from the recording of this podcast. It’s Mike Gould over at the Forex Winners Academy. In episode 58, I gave a rather tepid review of Mike Gould’s forex training program. The documentation was lighter than I expected and the time on screen and behind the compute...

67 - Daniel Garnier: 21 & Profitably Trading Forex
Daniel Garnier started trading in 2012. He's focused on the forex market and has been consistenly profitable about a year ago. He's 21 years old and is now broadcasting his Periscope on uploading trading videos on YouTube @DanielGarnier....

66 – The Slight Edge in Trading
When Dominic D, the options trader from episode 21, a fellow trader and one of my mastermind members turned me onto his favorite book, The Slight Edge, it took me about 5 times of him mentioning it before I took notice. But I did take notice and I finally bought the book. According to “Dom”, it’s his single favorite book ever, and he rereads it once a year. So I finally bought it. As I mentioned before, The Slight Edge is NOT a trading book. It’s a personal development book written by Jeff Olson. It’s one ...


65 - Tim Grittani on Learning to Trade Penny Stocks
Tim Grittani may be one of the most well-known mentees in the stock trading world. Tim is one of Tim Sykes penny stock trading students. And now the student is becoming the teacher. He is a full-time penny stock trader, turning $1,500 into $2.6 million in 3 short years. And he's beginning to teach others how to do the same....

64 - Seven Facts about Penny Stocks
This week’s Monday episode with Tim Sykes was all about penny stocks. And if you haven’t listened to that episode, you gotta checkout episode 63. Stop the tape. Download Tim Sykes episode and come back here  later. It’s that good. That said, it got me thinking about penny stocks. It’s an interesting group of stocks. Though I’m not a penny stock trader, I’ve got a certain affinity – and some apprehension – about penny stocks. And if you’re in the same boat, this is a good episode to hear. Here we go: 7 Fac...

63 - Timothy Sykes on Trading Penny Stocks
Timothy (Tim) Sykes maybe the most well-known guest we've had on the program. His name has become synonymous with 'penny stocks' and if you literally Google 'penny stocks', or 'trade penny stocks', his site will show up in the top results. He's been on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and has been the top trader out of 60,000 traders at Covester....


62 – Stock Trading vs. Stock Investing - What's the Difference?
On Monday, we aired the episode with Phil Davis from PhilStockWorld.com with lots of great info about stocks and trading. And it got me thinking about stocks a little more than usual. I got my start trading stocks back around 2000 and before that my introduction into the markets came from a stock options book back in the late 1990s. So I’ve got a special affinity for stocks though I don’t actively trade them. Historically, most people have become interested in trading because of stocks. With the growth of ...

61 - Phil Davis on Getting Rich Slowly by Trading Stocks
Phil Davis is a widely followed stock and options strategist. He's a serial entrepreneur, has been involved with several software companies including the precursor to eHarmony, a matchmaking service. He's been featured on SeekingAlpha, has a over 1 million Twitter followers, and runs the successful stock trading blog, PhilStockWorld.com....

60 - Losing is a Part of Trading
“Everybody loses, but take us back to your most painful losing trade.” Or so asks the host of a certain podcast out there interviewing successful traders. And these traders know losing. Because every trader loses. There should be a philosophy of losing, at least a philosophy of trading that incorporates losing as a fundamental aspect of that trading philosophy. Any trader who doesn’t incorporate those ‘losing thoughts’ into their trading, well, they will eventually wake up. And it may be a painful awakeni...


59 - Steve Burns on Risk Management
Steve Burns has been trading since 1995. He's the founder of NewTraderU.com, "the best online resource for new traders" and is the perfect fit for the Trading Story podcast where we aim to help newer traders. He's the author of at least 10 trading books, including New Trader 101....

58 - Trading Coach Tips – While You’re Learning
This week I wrapped up my initial training with my trading coach. Again, it’s Mike Gould at the Forex Winners Academy. The total trading time was about 10 hrs. Less than I initially expected, but I will be continuing the training via the 2-3 weekly webinars he offers to all his students. So the training isn’t completely done. Actually, I don’t expect it to really be done for another year or so. We’ll see how all this goes....

57 - Jason Graystone on Being Down But Never Out of Trading Forex
Jason Graystone is a UK-based business owner and a recently profitable forex trader. He came from humble beginnings, became a successful business owner, and then caught the trading bug. Investing in various trading systems, he was down an estimated £30,000, before clawing his way back into the black and has been consistently profitable for nearly a year. It was a great discussion with a nice guy....


56 - Five Lessons Learned in 6 Months of Podcasting about Trading
I wanted to go meta with you guys for a bit. I just crossed the 6-month mark on this podcasting venture. As you may be aware, I’ve been doing digital marketing for a bit, but have never delved into podcasting until mid-April 2015 – 6 months ago. Launched the Trading Story podcast and it’s been a fun journey with you guys so far. I’ve learned a ton and hopefully you guys have enjoyed it too and got a little educated about trading along the way. And it seems like a good time to step back and reflect on where...

55 - Barry Burns on Coaching New Traders
Dr. Barry Burns is trader, a business owner, a podcaster, and runs the very popular TopDogTrading.com. He’s the author of Trend Trading for Dummies. He runs a popular YouTube channel and a podcast also called Top Dog Trading. He holds a doctorate in hypnotherapy. It was a fascinating discussion with a great teacher and a nice guy....

54 - Three Essential Resources for Every New Forex Trader
On this week’s episode, there’s a little peek into my trading education. As I told you guys last week, I hired my trading coach. I’m aiming at the forex market. By the time this episode is released I will have been training with my trading coach for about 3 weeks. The entire course takes around 6 weeks or so – so I’m about half-way through now. One of the things my trading coach did – what every good teacher does – was assign me homework. That’s what I’ve been doing when I’m not learning from my coach eith...


53 - Josh Martinez on the London Breakout & Trading Forex
Joshua 'Josh' Martinez is a professional forex trader and educator. He's known as the FX Pathfinder at the Market Trader Institute. He's one of the most followed analysts on MarketTraders.com and can also be found at ForexTips.com. Their firm has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg Television, & FXStreet.com....

52 - Why I Hired a Trading Coach
So by the time this episode is released, I will be about a week-and-a-half into a new chapter in my trading story. Here goes… I Hired a Trading Coach Nothing too dramatic yet, just something that was a good next step on my personal trading journey. I’ve been talking it up for a few months now, ever since I launched the podcast back in April. So here we are, August 2015 – 4 months later – and I’ve taken the next steps in becoming a consistently profitable trader....

51 - Robert Grebe's Journey to Learn Forex Trading in 4 Years
Robert Grebe is full-time trader, a veteran business owner and CEO. His experience spans from broadcast journalism to running a successful video game company. Most recently, he's the founder of traderztv.com, a collection of forex trading educators....


50 - Joe Ross on 6 Decades in the Markets
Joe Ross has been trading for a long time. He put on his first trade when he was 14 - and he's 80 now. That was 66 years ago. Since then he's been an employee, a business owner, and a full-time trader since the early 1980's. He's authored 12 books and teaches traders in his periodic seminars. He runs Trading Educators and has lived all across the globe thanks to his trading prowess. If you've been around the futures markets for awhile, you may have heard of Joe. Today, everyone gets to hear Joe Ross's tradi...

49 - Billion-dollar Trader Sean Emory Shows His Cards
Sean Emory trades stocks, blogs at The Market Meter, and is responsible for managing over $1,000,000,000. That's billion with a 'B'. His posts have been picked up at Yahoo! Finance, Seeking Alpha, StockTwits, and more. This episode was fascinating because it was a peek into the world of a real-life institutional trader. Helpful to new and experienced traders....

48 - The Top 5 Trading 'Psychologists'
So on the last episode, I had a fascinating discussion with Dr. Gary Dayton. Dr. Gary is a trader with a real-life earned doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degree and a practicing psychologist specializing in trading psychology. And if you haven’t listened to it yet, I think it’s worth your time. But it got me thinking about trading psychology even more than before. The fact is, trading psychology is a hot topic in trading circles. Every trading coach, teacher, or mentor I’ve heard from deals with trading psyc...


47 - Trading Psychologist Dr. Gary Dayton on Mindfulness
Dr. Gary Dayton is a psychologist, a trader, and author of the book, Trade Mindfully: Achieve Your Optimum Trading Performance with Mindfulness and Cutting Edge Psychology.  In our discussion, Dr. Gary tells his trading story and reviews several aspects of trading psychology including the area of 'mindfulness' in trading. It was helpful discussion and valuable to both newer and experienced traders....

46 - Time Management Hacks for Future Traders
Hack #1: Manage your Schedule by Cutting Unnecessary ActivitiesHack #2: Manage Your Work Through the Pomodoro TechniqueHack #3: Manage Your Energy by Slaying Vampires A few weeks back, I had an email conversation with a newer trader about the podcast. He seems to be getting some value out of this podcasting effort and I’m so glad he reached out. One of the things this listener shared was a great idea for a podcast. He was interested in how these experienced traders managed their time. And that is a great ...

45 - Boris Schlossberg on Millionaire Traders
Boris Schlossberg is the managing director at BK Asset Management. He has over 20 years of trading experience. He's the author of several books, one of which was "Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People are Beating Wall Street"....


44 - The Sometimes Murky World of Proprietary Trading
In episode 43, I spoke with Jon Frohlich about proprietary trading at Maverick Trading. In Episode 29, I spoke with Mike Bellafiore about another proprietary trading firm, SMB Capital. So we’ve been covering this area a few different times. And I think it’s an important area for newer and aspiring traders....

43 - Jon Frohlich on Remote Prop Trading
In episode 43, I spoke with Jon Frohlich about proprietary trading at Maverick Trading. In Episode 29, I spoke with Mike Bellafiore about another proprietary trading firm, SMB Capital. So we’ve been covering this area a few different times. And I think it’s an important area for newer and aspiring traders....

42 - Three Performance Tips from a Once & Future Trader
So talking with Bruce Bower got me thinking about the title of his book: Peak Performance Trading & Investing. “Peak Performance” is sort-of a buzz phrase in personal development circles. It’s closely related to a couple of other terms in psychology that many trading psychologists have picked up on like “in the flow” or “in the zone”. Mark Douglas, a trader whose name has become synonymous with trading psychology entitled his book “Trading in the Zone”. And that book is probably the most famous of all trad...


41 - Bruce Bower on Peak Performance Trading
Bruce Bower is an emerging markets trader who has plied his trade in hedge funds in Moscow and London. Now he's trading his own account. And he's written about it on his blog, How of Trading and how to do it yourself with his book, Peak Performance Trading & Investing. We had a very useful discussion for newer traders, especially on trading psychology....

40 - What's Your Trading Story
Hello again – and welcome to this week’s more personal update on the Trading Story podcast. This week’s episode is going to be a little different from previous episodes. This will not be a tutorial about the market. This will not be a reflection on previous episodes – sort of like the flashback episodes you’d get on every 1980’s comedy we used to watch with the screens fading from present to past. Nope, not today. This week’s episode is an ask for the interested podcast listeners who are trading. A litt...

39 - Jeff Weber on Trading LEAPs Starting from the Korean DMZ
Jeff Weber started out his investing career learning an obscure stock trading strategy as a soldier in a run-down hotel 10 miles from the Korean DMZ. And for 30-years, he’s been trading that strategy with double-digit returns nearly every year since. It was great discussion from veteran investor....


38 - Four Tips for a Transition to Trading
So last week, I let you into an unfolding drama on my end that directly related to my trading. I told you guys I was quitting my full-time job to focus on my marketing clients and trading. What I realized later, I didn’t give a lot of details related to the transition. I haven’t stopped working at the job yet. But that’s coming soon....

37 - Former CEO Seth Freudberg on Trading Options for Income
In this episode, I speak with Seth Freudberg, a former CEO turned options income trader. Seth made a major career switch into trading just a few years ago and he offers some great advice for anyone looking to to the same. Lots to learn on this podcast about the trading process as well as trading options for income....

36 – Juggling Goals in 5 Easy Steps
In Episode 20, we explored the other needs of a trader. Number 3 on that list was goals. Recently, something happened on my end that will affect my personal trading. More on that later in the podcast. But it drove home the point that I needed to assess some things in my life. So I started to think about goals again. Not the whole ‘what am I supposed to do with my life’ question (though that’s pretty important). But more the ‘what I am I supposed to do right now’ question. I think that’s a helpful topic fo...


35 - Akil Stokes Trades FX & Coaches Track
I had the opportunity to speak with Akil Stokes. When Akil is not trading forex as the chief currency analyst at Trade Empowered he's coaching track at Millersville University. We talked sports, forex, and trading - a helpful conversation whether or not you want to trade FX....

34 – A Beginner’s Guide to Options Trading
Options trading one of those less popular forms of trading. Compared to stocks, forex, and even futures, options seem to be the ‘lesser-loved’ financial instruments  for most traders. But it does not mean there’s not money to be made there. By no means! I have some experience paper trading some stock options. I even went through an extensive options trading class, so I know something about it. For those of you who are interested in options, I thought it would be good to provide a brief overview....

33 - Tim Biggam on Being the Casino for Options
Tim Biggam has been trading in Chicago since 1985. He earned his stripes in the Crash of '87 when he had the cash to stay in and keep trading. And he continues to do it to this day. I learned a lot from this veteran trader and I think you guys will as well....


32 – Six Ways to Trade Stocks
In this episode, we focus on the most popular of the markets to trade: the stock market. We review some of the ways that traders tackle these markets - and things to consider if you use any of those methods....

31 - Trend Trader Jason Leavitt Plays Stocks
When most newer trader think about trading, they think about stock trading. That's why I'm excited to bring to you a conversation with Jason Leavitt. Jason is our first stock trader on the program and it was a good one. He's been trading for almost two decades through bear and bull markets and he has a great plug for trend trading....

30 - Four Benefits of Virtual Trading Rooms
Virtual trading rooms have become a staple for the trading education space over the past so many years. And there’s a lot to like about them. Here’s a brief introduction to trading rooms and how they may be beneficial to newer traders....


29 - Mike Bellafiore on $600K/Year Proprietary Trading
Mike Bellafiore is a New York City trader. Mike co-founded SMB Capital with a some trading buddies. SMB is a proprietary trading firm focused on helping newer traders become successful traders trading their system. In fact, some of his traders now make $600,000/year after trading three short years. If you're interested in learning more about proprietary trading or prop trading, this episode for you....

28 - Ten Reasons To Trade the Markets
Consistently profitable trading is hard. If anyone tells you differently, they probably haven’t done it very long (if at all) or they’re lying. And forget about taking advice from someone like that. In my own trading I’ve had streaks of winners and streaks of losers. The winners can lull you into thinking you’ve got this thing figured out just before the next trade wipes out all the wins (or more) of those winning trades. That gives me a lot of respect for anyone who can turn in 20+% returns every year. ...

27 - New Full-Time Forex Trader Hunt Holladay
Hunt Holladay is not a trading coach, a blogger, a StockTwit, or a YouTuber trying to promote his trading channel. He's just a trader. And a fairly new full-time trader to boot. He turned on his full-time account in January this year - about 6 months ago. At the time of this interview, Hunt had already booked 20% gains on the year, and was trending to have a year that most fund managers would kill to have. I think newer traders out there will get a lot of value from Hunt's story traveling the trading road t...


26 - Four Reasons to Demo Trade or Paper Trade
In this episode, I outline four reasons you should consider demo trading, also known as paper trading. Those reasons are practice, testing, learning a new platform, and building confidence. In addition, there’s also a couple of related things to consider as you’re demo trading....

25 - Sebastian Kuhnert on an Easy Fibonacci Strategy
In this episode, I chat with Sebastian Kuhnert. Sebastian is the co-founder and managing director at Tradimo Interactive, a free trading school based in Denmark. Sebastian interacts with hundreds of traders in the Tradimo community so it was great to get his perspective on strategy, trader mistakes, and trading psychology. Plus, he reveals an easy Fibonacci strategy that any new forex trader can use....

24 - Five Takeaways from the Podcast So Far
In this episode, I catch you guys up on my trading journey. I’m getting closer to putting on some real trades and wanted to let you know where I’m at. Plus, I give you guys some of my takeaways so far in the podcast that should be helpful to you guys as well, especially if you haven’t had the chance to listen to all the podcasts....


23 - Larry Gaines on Bermuda, Singapore & Trading Options
Larry Gaines has the coolest last name for a trader. In his 30+ year trading career, the markets have taken him from his  home state to places like Bermuda and Singapore, until he finally settled down again in Austin, Texas. Larry is also a good teacher. I think you guys are going to like his story and his options strategy that newer traders can use....

21 – Gen Y Finance Guy Dominic ‘D’ Sells Options
Dominic ‘D’ , or ‘Dom’ for short is a smart and dedicated, part-time trader. He has a finance background and even traded professionally for a time. But now he’s focused on trading just his personal account on the side. He’s grown his account from a modest sum and now has a net worth of over $200,000 – and he’s only in his 20’s. Dom’s story is encouraging to some of the younger traders among us – he even targets a younger audience at his very active and entertaining blog, GenYFinanceGuy.com. It was a fun an...


20 - Other Needs of a Trader
In this episode, we talk about things that all traders need. Things that I need, and things that you need as a solo-trader: time, energy, and goals. It’s a bit more personal, but hopefully helpful as you and I take on the markets....

19 - Jeff Kennedy's Step-by-Step Elliott Wave Trading
In this episode, I speak with Jeffrey Kennedy. Just because you're a good trader does not make you a good teacher. But Jeff Kennedy happens to be both. A natural teacher and a consistently profitable trader for over a decade, he walks us through the Elliott Wave for newer traders. He also provides some practical tips if you never use Elliott Wave. He is the co-author of Visual Guide to Elliott Wave Trading and has a host of industry designations you'll hear about in the introduction. I personally got some g...

18 - How to Shop for a Trading Service
Tips to finding a good trading coach, mentor, or trading service. Six simple steps for shopping for trading help. But before we get into that, something happened in Houston a few years ago......


17 - Jarratt Davis on Day Trading The Forex with News
I had a fascinating conversation with Jarratt Davis. Jarrett is a London-based forex trader. He's been trading for about a decade, for his personal account and clients at SMILe Global Management. He also teaches other forex traders. Jarratt specializes in news-based forex trading and he's making it available to forex traders interested in that style. He's a quoteable guy and succinctly guides us through some the pitfalls of the markets....