Chat With Traders is your key to the minds of trading's elite performers. Start listening to learn how a diverse mix of traders went from zero to hero, how they successfully trade markets today, and get their best tips 'n pointers for profitable performance, plus much more. Note: You are responsible for your own trading decisions—this is not financial advice.
215: William Beauchamp – Ex-Poker Player Assembles Team to Conquer Sports Markets
William Beauchamp’s the founder of Seamless Capital, an algorithmic firm trading in sports markets—most notably Hong Kong horse racing, but also football and tennis.
However, Will didn’t anticipate things would turn out this way…
He spent his teenage years hell-bent on becoming a professional poker player. It was only when George—Will’s buddy who’d recently left one of the major HFT firms—pitched the idea of trying to apply similar strategies on sports betting exchanges.
In time, the two developed several winning strategies, although George would later return to financial markets, while Will persisted as a one-man-band. But it was a bet that’s paid off, as he’s since scaled the operation to a team of 15-people, with £50-million annual turnover, netting seven-figures of PnL.
214: James King – The Principles that Drive Elite Performance
It was 2017 when I first spoke with James King [Ep 133], around the same time he’d left a London-based commodity trading firm, where he worked as Performance Director.
Since then, he’s continued advising to proprietary traders and fund managers, specialist military units and professional sports teams, as well as organisations. While also presenting case studies on elite performance at several ivy league universities.
More recently, James has put the final touches on his first book Accelerating Excellence, in which he reveals four foundational principles that’ve been proven to drive elite performance (and serve as the focal point for our chat today…)
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.
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