104 episodes

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.

The AlphaMind Podcast Steven Goldstein & Mark Randall

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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.

    #104 Jonathan Baird: Macro Fundamentals and Trading

    #104 Jonathan Baird: Macro Fundamentals and Trading

    We're delighted to welcome back a friend of the show Jonathan Baird, an award-winning money manager and publisher of the Global Investment Letter, who speaks and writes about macro themes in markets based on this his many decades of experience in this area. 

    2022 was the year when having a handle on the macro-economic narrative was to prove hugely advantageous. Understanding the macro and building it into your read of the markets is vital for traders who wish to gain an edge in markets whilst seeking to insulate themselves from market shocks. 

    In this episode we talk about how to be more aware of these factors in markets, and how to combine and successfully fuse macro fundamental analysis, market valuation, technical analysis, and market sentiment into a coherent risk approach.

    Learn more about the Global Investment Letter at: https://www.globalinvestmentletter.com/
    Jonathan's Social media feeds:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanbaird88
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanBaird88
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    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: TradeStation International

    TradeStation International offers users access to the outstanding TradeStation Global platform, a multi-asset trading platform with access to international markets. Traders can leverage TradeSatation's superb professional-grade tools like RadarScreen®, The Matrix, and EasyLanguage® an intuitive coding language for traders.

    With TradeStation there are no hidden price spreads - just transparent, low commissions. Click here to find out more and open an account.

    TradeStation International Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom, acts as an Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd. The firm does not provide investment advice or trading recommendations. Investment and trading involve risks, including possible loss of principal.

    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor:  The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA):

    The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis.

    AlphaMind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO

    AlphaMind Links

    Twitter: Steve Goldstein - Mark Randall
    To know more: https://linktr.ee/AlphaMind101
    Our Newsletter: https://alphamind101.substack.com/


    Powering Performance in Global Markets


    AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets.


    Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities.

    Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #103 Mark & Steve: Working With Your Ego in Trading

    #103 Mark & Steve: Working With Your Ego in Trading

    Trading legend Marty Schwartz aka Pitbull said, "the most important change in my trading career occurred when I learned to divorce my ego from the trade."

    The ego gets a bad wrap in trading, and often seen as the enemy. But is this the right way to look at it? 
    The ego is very much part of us, part of who we are, part of our nature, our soul. How can it be the enemy? That makes us the enemy.  And yet, often it feels like it is, with its ability to act in ways which are malicious and malign.

    Learning to understand your ego, and how it works, may be a more productive way forward than trying to ignore it, or shut it down.

    In this episode, we explore the ego, its impact on you and your trading, and how better to understand it, and work with it, rather than to fight yourself, with all the mental and physical costs that entails. 
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    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: TradeStation International
    TradeStation International offers users access to the outstanding TradeStation Global platform, a multi-asset trading platform with access to international markets. Traders can leverage TradeSatation's superb professional-grade tools like RadarScreen®, The Matrix, and EasyLanguage® an intuitive coding language for traders.

    With TradeStation there are no hidden price spreads - just transparent, low commissions. Click here to find out more and open an account.

    TradeStation International Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom, acts as an Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd. The firm does not provide investment advice or trading recommendations. Investment and trading involve risks, including possible loss of principal.

    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor:  The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA):
    The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis.

    Alphamind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO

    AlphaMind Links
    Twitter: Steve Goldstein bit.ly/3J9SNHQ Mark Randall bit.ly/3uqL9Ez
    To know more: https://linktr.ee/AlphaMind101
    Our Newsletter: https://alphamind101.substack.com/
    Powering Performance in Global Markets


    AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets.


    Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities.

    Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

    • 54 min
    #102 Matt 'PAX' Kenah: A Futures Trader's Story - Part 2

    #102 Matt 'PAX' Kenah: A Futures Trader's Story - Part 2

    In this 2nd part of this outstanding chat with former Chicago pit trader Matt ‘Pax’ Kenah. Matt takes us to a deeper exploration of his story.

    We discuss Matt's personal battles, hiss loss caused by the collapse of MF global, the struggles with his self which followed this, and the rebuilding of his career.

    We look at the steps Matt took, and the foundation blocks he built to come back and build a trading career for a second time around. Matt talks about the support of his wife, his religious faith, his faith in God, and ultimately how his rebuilt his faith in his self.

    This is powerful conversation, where Matt talks openly and frankly about the challenges of trading, and the dark places trading takes people to. We discusses the mind games he, and others, play in order to survive the realities of trading, and how he takes care of himself.

    We also explore  the dangers of falling for the hype, and how this impacted him when he was 10% of the Nasdaq futures volume when ego took over, and the dangers this presents.

    Find out more about Matt and the PAX group at https://thepaxgroup.org/

    You can follow Matt on Twitter at https://twitter.com/paxtrader777
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    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: TradeStation International
    TradeStation International offers users access to the outstanding TradeStation Global platform, a multi-asset trading platform with access to international markets. Traders can leverage TradeSatation's superb professional-grade tools like RadarScreen®, The Matrix, and EasyLanguage® an intuitive coding language for traders.

    With TradeStation there are no hidden price spreads - just transparent, low commissions. Click here to find out more and open an account.

    TradeStation International Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom, acts as an Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd. The firm does not provide investment advice or trading recommendations. Investment and trading involve risks, including possible loss of principal.

    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor:  The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA):
    The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis.

    Alphamind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO

    AlphaMind Links
    Twitter: Steve Goldstein bit.ly/3J9SNHQ Mark Randall bit.ly/3uqL9Ez
    To know more: https://linktr.ee/AlphaMind101
    Our Newsletter: https://alphamind101.substack.com/
    Powering Performance in Global Markets


    AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets.


    Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities.

    Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

    • 47 min
    #101 Matt 'PAX' Kenah: A Futures Trader's Story - Part 1

    #101 Matt 'PAX' Kenah: A Futures Trader's Story - Part 1

    Matt “Pax” Kenah: The Life of a Futures Trader – Part 1
    Matt “Pax” Kenah is a passionate, straight shooting, former Chicago Floor Trader who still trades and now also mentor traders. In this fascinating interview ,he shares his story, his journey and experiences, his success and mistakes, his highs and lows.
    Matt opens up fully about the realities of trading, the emotional challenges, the steps he, and others, what he considers trading success to be, and what people need to do to get there.

    This is a fascinating interview that goes to places, few interviews go, providing a richness and depth, of insight on the realities of what it takes to succeed at trading, that you will rarely hear. 
    We have split Matt’s interview into 2 parts. In this part 1 Matt, tells his story, no holds barred. 
    You can find out more about Matt and the work he does to support and mentor traders at the PAX group at https://thepaxgroup.org/

    You can follow Matt on Twitter at https://twitter.com/paxtrader777
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    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: TradeStation International
     
    TradeStation International offers users access to the outstanding TradeStation Global platform, a multi-asset trading platform with access to international markets. Traders can leverage TradeSatation's superb professional-grade tools like RadarScreen®, The Matrix, and EasyLanguage® an intuitive coding language for traders.
    With TradeStation there are no hidden price spreads - just transparent, low commissions. Click here to find out more and open an account.
    TradeStation International Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom, acts as an Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd. The firm does not provide investment advice or trading recommendations. Investment and trading involve risks, including possible loss of principal.

    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor:  The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA):

    The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis. 
    Alphamind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO

    AlphaMind Links

    Twitter: Steve Goldstein bit.ly/3J9SNHQ Mark Randall bit.ly/3uqL9Ez
    AlphaMind Services : https://linktr.ee/AlphaMind101
    AlphaMind Newsletter: https://alphamind101.substack.com/
    Performance Coaching Inquiries: https://mailxto.com/alphamind
    Powering Performance in Global Markets


    AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets.


    Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities.

    Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

    • 44 min
    #100 Jeff Boccaccio: From IT Consultant to Trader and System Builder

    #100 Jeff Boccaccio: From IT Consultant to Trader and System Builder

    In this episode, we talk in-depth with Jeff Boccaccio about his journey from the non-trading world, to the world of trading his own money. Jeff was initially was an IT consultant.

    This a conversation which covers from a wide and varied range which will be hugely valuable and hopefully inspiring, to traders of all types.

    Jeff also shares valuable insights and advice about trading, the reality of how long it takes to learn and develop the skills to become a successful trade, and about the emotional challenges of trading and investing.

    In addition, Jeff talks about the importance of having an additional source of income, so that the need for wins, does not force traders to act in ways which work against success. Jeff, himself, supplements his income through his business with his partner, ‘R-Factory’, which builds systems, indicators and provides training and consulting for traders.

    Jeff has become involved with the Society of Technical Analysts (The STA), and is now on the board of the STA.

    You can find out about R-Factory and some of the courses and products Jeff talked about on https://rfactory.io/.

    Also Jeff mentioned the Society of Technical Analysts 50th Anniversary book, ‘Striking Gold’, this can be viewed and downloaded at this link

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    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: TradeStation Global
    TradeStation Global is a multi-asset trading platform with access to international markets. Trade Stocks, Forex, Futures and Micro e-Mini Futures from one account. Leverage professional-grade tools like RadarScreen®, The Matrix, and EasyLanguage® an intuitive coding language for traders.
    With TradeStation Global there are no hidden price spreads - just transparent, low commissions. Click here to find out more and open an account.
    TradeStation International Ltd, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom, acts as an Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd. The firm does not provide investment advice or trading recommendations. Investment and trading involve risks, including possible loss of principal. 


    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor:  The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA):
    The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis. 
    Alphamind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO

    AlphaMind Links
    Twitter: Steve Goldstein bit.ly/3J9SNHQ Mark Randall bit.ly/3uqL9Ez
    LinkedIn AlphaMind Group: bit.ly/3vwo6Hu The AlphaMind Project Ltd: bit.ly/3O
    Powering Performance in Global Markets


    AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets.


    Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities.

    Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    #99 Sven Fuhrmann: Energy/Power Trader and Hedge Fund Manager

    #99 Sven Fuhrmann: Energy/Power Trader and Hedge Fund Manager

    Sven Fuhrman: Hedge Fund Manager and Energy Trader
    The dramatic context of the past couple of years, and the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have awoken many traders and investors to the significance and importance of the Power and Energy Markets. 

    This corner of the international markets remains relatively obscure and poorly understood, despite them playing a far more tangible and significant role in all our lives, than virtually any other market.


    On this week’s AlphaMind podcast, we talk with a trader who has been at the centre of the Power and Energy markets for almost 2 decades, and who now runs one of the few Hedge Funds, which specialises exclusively on these areas.


    This podcast will provide you with some insight into these markets, and how differently they operate to other markets. Yet, at the same time, there are many lessons to be drawn which are applicable to trading in all markets, particularly regarding how to self-manage in the face of volatility, uncertainty and the heightened emotions that they bring. 


    Sven, himself, has spent many years working at leading firms within the energy trading industry, such as Vitol, and EDF, and is now Co-Owner of Auricor, a leading Hedge Fund, based in Zug in Switzerland. You can learn more about Auricor, and their work, at https://auricor-energyfund.com/
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    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor: TradeStation Global
    TradeStation Global is a multi-asset trading platform with access to international markets. Trade Stocks, Forex, Futures and Micro e-Mini Futures from one account. Leverage professional-grade tools like RadarScreen®, The Matrix, and EasyLanguage® an intuitive coding language for traders.
    With TradeStation Global there are no hidden price spreads - just transparent, low commissions. Click here to find out more and open an account.
    TradeStation International Ltd, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom, acts as an Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Ltd. The firm does not provide investment advice or trading recommendations. Investment and trading involve risks, including possible loss of principal. 


    AlphaMind Podcast Sponsor:  The Society of Technical Analysts (The STA):
    The Society of Technical Analysts provide world beating technical analysis education programmes and offer outstanding membership services with regular talks and meetings. Their Home Study Course is based on the Diploma Programme they deliver to students at the London School of Economics and has been created by many of the leading minds in the field of technical analysis. 
    Alphamind Podcast listeners can obtain a 10% discount on the Society of Technical Analysts world-beating Home Study Course at this link: bit.ly/3r3TawO

    AlphaMind Links
    Twitter: Steve Goldstein bit.ly/3J9SNHQ Mark Randall bit.ly/3uqL9Ez
    LinkedIn AlphaMind Group: bit.ly/3vwo6Hu The AlphaMind Project Ltd: bit.ly/3O


    Powering Performance in Global Markets


    AlphaMind brings powerful change, growth and development to people and businesses within global markets.


    Driven by a deep understanding of how markets work, and how people and businesses function within them, we partner with clients to create personal performance improvements that elevate returns across their trading activities.

    Go to the AlphaMind website to know more.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Q4ark ,

If the markets are driving you nuts, you must listen to these guys

Understanding and being completely aware of your emotional response to market moves both for and against your position, and how that response drives your actions is what you need to learn to stop the market driving you nuts. Only then will you be in the right place to make a steady profit. This is a brilliant set of interviews that will leave you repeatedly saying “that’s me, I do that” then giving you the priceless gems you need to progress as a trader. Thankyou Steve and Mark for this series, absolutely brilliant.

Dashriprick. ,

An absolute must listen to if you are a trader or work in the financial markets.

Steve and Mark share their knowledge built up over decades and interview world class guests from the financial markets. An absolute must listen to! The nuggets of information and tips from these guys and their guests could literally be life changing. The mental side of trading is not something that is talked about too much. Listening to these guys has been thought provoking, insightful and given me a real positive outlook.

CreativeNickname156 ,

Poor

re: #96
Tom’s knowledge is priceless, hosts absolutely terrible.
The podcast has been lead and fully delivered by Tom, hosts are absolutely rubbish, no moderation, vague, empty and absolutely improvised, very poor and trivial comments or answers when asked. Hosts absolutely not focusing on the quality of the podcast, there's no structure, Tom is giving a speech -essentially shorting his book over the full length of the podcast. I guess the role of the hosts is to announce the sponsors.
- Not a subscriber and will not come back.

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