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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 everything from news and earnings, to mean reversion and momentum, to arbitrage and micro structure...
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.
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…
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 developments, and to conclude our talk, Ryan shares a few of his daily habits, routines, etc.
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’ demise (and later became the focal point of a Netflix doco!)
In this conversation with Neeraj, he recounts multiple stocks that he’s worked on and explains why he was often a taking contrarian stance, going against market sentiment. Plus, we get into some broader topics around deep-dive research too.
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 his growth and progression since…
This leads to Brannigan’s thoughts on ‘practically applying’ patience and how he’s systematized much of his decision making throughout the day. We also speak about the fund and its strategies, then end with macro themes that Brannigan’s monitoring.