To give a voice to the everyday trader’s process, struggles, victories, and learning moments while providing an insider’s perspective on the futures industry. Knowledgeable guests will be on periodically, but the focus will mainly be on what we are learning about the common trader battling to make it to his or her goal. Stay tuned as we transparently discuss all aspects of the effort toward "making it as a trader".
Trading derivatives is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Episode 17 - Trading Rules and Trading Instincts with Anthony Crudele
Anthony Crudele - host of the Futures Radio Show podcast, the Develop Your Edge series, and Trading Futures with Anthony Crudele, joins Ian Blanke to talk Trading "Rules" and Trading "Instincts."
Anthony dives in to how he views "rules" as they apply to trading strategies, entries, and exits, versus what he calls trading "instincts" which should become engrained in any aspiring traders mind.
Anthony discusses some of his trading "instincts" he has developed over the years, and the process of discovery to get them engrained in his mind.
Episode 16 - Developing a Trading Plan with FT71
On this episode Ian and FuturesTrader71 break down how to develop a trading plan. We cover:
What is a trading plan?
Why is it key to our success?
What does a proper trading plan consist of?
How do I got about starting my trading plan?
How do you measure whether your plan is working?
How often should you re-review your trading plan?
When and how can I scale my trading up according to plan?
When/under what criteria is my plan failing?
Should your broker work with you to see your plan succeeds? Who should you be accountable to?
Episode 15 - Scott Pulcini
Ian is joined by order flow trader Scott Pulcini. Scott discusses his experience leading up to trading 10% of the daily E-Mini S&P volume, his two big blow up days, and the role negative reinforcement can play. Scott also digs in to his use of Order Flow, and how ultimately order flow tools helped him get back in to trading.
Episode 14 - Jared Tendler
On this episode Ian is joined by acclaimed mental game coach Jared Tendler. Jared has worked extensively with PGA Golfers, poker players, e-sports gamers, and active traders.
In Jared's latest book, The Mental Game of Trading, he shares his expertise and provides a step by step guide for mastering trading psychology.
In the episode, Ian and Jared discuss the following topics:
Why map emotions in the first place?
Common emotional profiles (Fear, Greed, Anger, Tilt) that Jared sees, and some common traits for each.
Does trading go against human nature?
How improving your C-Game (worst days) can start to improve your B and A Game.
And much more!
Jared also has provided free worksheets, and a free Intuition eBook that listeners can obtain from his site:
Episode 13 - Alex Demosthenes
Ian is joined by long time market enthusiast Alex Demosthenes (@AlexDemosthenes) to discuss his love of trading, market making, and reading order flow.
Ian and Alex cover everything from his ventures in to markets before discovering Futures, including selling Beanie Babies, NFT's, and Crocs, to his dive in to the Futures markets using Order Flow analysis. Finally we talk about how Alex's passion for markets puts him in a unique position of understanding of the auction supply, and demand.
Episode 12 - A Chat with a Former Floor Trader - Earl Counter
Ian Blanke is joined by Edge Clear's Director of Brokerage Services, Max Timmins, as well as former floor trader, Earl Counter. We discuss our worst trades, Earl's foray on to the CME Floor, and his career trading in the pit. In addition, we move to transitioning from the pit to electronic markets, and Earl's advice for anyone trading today on the screens.
True to it’s name ‘Behind the Screens’ gives a genuine look into what it’s like to actually trade these markets as a retail trader. It’s a new podcast so there aren’t a lot of shows yet but I’m sure that will change in the future. The episodes they do have are all great though and have top notch guests. Quality over quantity. I recommend this to any trader or anyone interested in becoming one.
Great Podcast for All Traders!
After listening to the first 5 shows, this is the best podcast I’ve listened to for trading. FT71, and the 3 other guests they have interviewed, have given incredible trading advice for new traders, and they have given some great trading nuggets for experienced traders. Great Podcast!!!