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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.

Chat With Traders Aaron Fifield

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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.

    195: Ilan Israelstam – The inner workings of an ETF manager

    195: Ilan Israelstam – The inner workings of an ETF manager

    Ilan Israelstam’s a co-founder of Australian ETF manager BetaShares and a principal at VC firm Apex Capital Partners. Betashares first begun trading in 2010, and currently, it manages approximately $10-billion dollars in assets, across 61 funds—all of which trade on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
    The motive in asking Ilan to be on the podcast was to learn more about how ETF managers operate and to delve into some of the technical aspects of ETFs. In summary, the topics we cover: risks for ETF managers, how ETF managers make money, the necessity of designated market makers, how ‘short’ and ‘leveraged’ ETFs trade as intended, tips for investing in ETFs and researchable ideas for trading ETFs.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    194: Liam Vaughan – Bedroom trader amasses fortune, becomes prime suspect of Flash Crash

    194: Liam Vaughan – Bedroom trader amasses fortune, becomes prime suspect of Flash Crash

    Liam Vaughan is a finance author and senior reporter for Bloomberg.
    His latest book Flash Crash tells the story of Navinder Singh Sarao, a London trader, living at his parents house, who made ~$70M from his bedroom and was later accused by the U.S. government of playing a role in the 2010 Flash Crash.
    For anyone unaware, this was a deeply perplexing event in which the U.S. stock market, one afternoon, plunged approximately 9% and then almost completely rebounded, all in the space of just 30-minutes.
    While Liam speaks on many interesting moments from Nav’s life in this episode—from beginning as prop trader in 2003, through to when he was extradited to the U.S. in 2016—it’s only a sample of what’s covered in the book (an absolute must-read!)

    • 51 min
    193: Greg Newman – Dynamics and themes impacting the global oil market

    193: Greg Newman – Dynamics and themes impacting the global oil market

    Returning guest, Greg Newman, is a founding partner and the CEO of Onyx Commodities—a London-based proprietary trading firm, prominent in market making of oil derivatives.
    This episode focuses on recent events pertaining to the global oil market. More specifically, Greg talks through; key themes impacting prices, supply and demand dynamics, why Crude and Brent futures alone aren’t entirely a true reflection of the oil market, how lower prices affect producers and corporates, etc.
    Given the subject matter, this episode won’t be for everyone—it’s very specific to oil. But if the energy sector interests you, believe me, Greg’s an incredible wealth of knowledge.
    Episode recorded: 2nd April 2020.

    • 52 min
    192: Kevin Muir – ‘Whatever it takes’—how reserve banks react to economic pressure

    192: Kevin Muir – ‘Whatever it takes’—how reserve banks react to economic pressure

    As we’ve seen making headlines recently, reserve banks around the world have been adding liquidity to the market in an effort to stabilize economies. While some listeners will already understand how reserve banks conduct these operations, I figure there will be others who don’t completely grasp what takes place below the surface…
    To get clarity on the subject, I kindly asked Kevin Muir to appear on Chat With Traders for a second time and to explain the actions of reserve banks during this market downturn. Because, in my opinion, Kevin has a gift for analyzing and explaining complex subjects in a way which is easy to follow.
    Kevin was a derivatives trader for a Canadian bank during the 90’s, and has been an independent trader from 2000 onward. He also writes a brilliant financial newsletter, The MacroTourist, and co-hosts The Market Huddle podcast.

    • 39 min
    191: Nishant Porbanderwalla – Extreme volatility—trading markets during a global pandemic

    191: Nishant Porbanderwalla – Extreme volatility—trading markets during a global pandemic

    This is an episode to cover the extreme volatility in markets, following the recent outbreak of coronavirus…
    Joining me is Nishant Porbanderwalla, returning for a second time on Chat With Traders and here to discuss how he’s been navigating through the turmoil of a global pandemic. Nishant is a proprietary equities trader at Kershner Trading Group, with well over a decade of experience behind him.
    For the purpose of a timestamp, please note this conversation was recorded immediately after the U.S. close 18th March 2020.

    • 34 min
    190: Christian Castillo – My First Year Trading Full-Time...

    190: Christian Castillo – My First Year Trading Full-Time...

    In a recent episode, I mentioned that I'd be doing a few more interviews with less-experienced traders, who begun with $20,000 or more, have completed 12-months of full-time trading and are making a real effort to get better. Here's another one in the series...
    My guest is Christian Castillo, he resides in California and trades the foreign exchange market using methods of technical analysis. Although Christian is relatively fresh as a trader, he put up—what I would consider to be—a solid first year. He made money 9 of 12-months, and finished 2019 with a profit just shy of $20,000.
    We speak about Christian funding his account from driving Lyft, his experience going full-time (favorable and adverse moments), the premise of his trading strategy, the forex market in general, among other things too.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

JZ38 ,

Excellent ETF episode

Good relevant information!

tjd7701 ,

Awesome resource!

I am new to trading and found this podcast about a month again. I started on episode 1 and got hooked. I would strongly recommend this to anyone in the trading game. I have learned a ton from this podcast and can’t wait to hear more. Thank Aaron!

Dubem O. ,

Chat With Traders Rocks!

This podcast is an invaluable and incomparable tool for anyone in the trading business, newbe and veteran alike. Whether you follow the episodes in chronological order or pick and choose based on interesting titles, there is value in every single interview. Thank you, Aaron, for your massive contribution to the community! I owe my development as a trader to this podcast.

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