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Ready to level up your trading? Tune in to hear from professional traders — from quantitative to fundamental, day traders to trend followers — as they share practical advice, tips, and insights on investing in the stock market. Join Trade Risk’s Evan Medeiros every other Monday as he chats with guests to help you become a smarter trader.

Smarter Trading Evan Medeiros

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Ready to level up your trading? Tune in to hear from professional traders — from quantitative to fundamental, day traders to trend followers — as they share practical advice, tips, and insights on investing in the stock market. Join Trade Risk’s Evan Medeiros every other Monday as he chats with guests to help you become a smarter trader.

    Evan Medeiros — Season 2 Finale Highlights & Takeaways

    Evan Medeiros — Season 2 Finale Highlights & Takeaways

    In this solo episode, host Evan Medeiros reflects on his conversations from Season 2 guests and shares his favorite lessons and highlight clips.
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    This episode is sponsored by Investor’s Business Daily. IBD has helped investors navigate every market cycle with their time-tested methodology for over 35 years. Right now Smarter Trading podcast listeners can get their first 2 months of IBD Digital, a subscription service that gives you access to IBD’s proprietary market analysis and top trade ideas for only $20 by signing up at investors.com/evan. 
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    What you'll learn in this episode
    0:00 Introduction 3:27 Episode 9: Brian Shannon: Trends, multiple time-frames & managing risk 6:30 Episode 10: Nikki Dunn: Treating trading as a practice 8:46 Episode 11: Cesar Alvarez: Don’t keep tweaking your trading systems 11:55 Episode 12: Frank Zorrilla: Spend time finding out how stocks really move 16:30 Episode 13: Dr. Phil Pearlman: Take better care of your mind and body 19:25 Episode 14: Dr. Barry Burns: Let the market come to you 21:50 Episode 15: Eddy Elfenbein: Smart value investing 25:38 Episode 16: Kunal Desai: Momentum trader extraordinaire 29:38 Episode 17: Samantha LaDuc: Macro-to-micro trading analyst 32:20 Evan’s thoughts on Season 2 of Smarter Trading
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    • 37 min
    Brian Lund — Live episode sharing market analysis & answering your questions

    Brian Lund — Live episode sharing market analysis & answering your questions

    Hello everybody, our guest today is Brian Lund, a fintech executive, investor, and writer with over 35 years of trading experience.
    Brian is the publisher of The Lund Loop, a weekly newsletter in which he writes about the intersection between markets, trading, and life.
    In this special live episode of Smarter Trading, host Evan Medeiros and special guest Brian Lund, are on camera, sharing their screens, chatting about the current market environment, trade opportunities, and the psychology of market sell offs.
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    This episode is sponsored by Investor’s Business Daily. IBD has helped investors navigate every market cycle with their time-tested methodology for over 35 years. Right now Smarter Trading podcast listeners can get their first 2 months of IBD Digital, a subscription service that gives you access to IBD’s proprietary market analysis and top trade ideas for only $20 by signing up at investors.com/evan. 
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    What you'll learn in this episode
    0:00 Stream waiting0:39 Introduction3:40 Putting the current correction into context6:20 Diving into the technicals of the current market10:10 Measuring social sentiment15:00 Trading futures and balancing reward versus stress ratio18:50 Crypto trading, infrastructure risks, & risk management25:00 Pot stocks overview: charts, technicals, and industry34:30 Trading the defensive areas of the market36:50 Shorting the market and finding bearish bets44:50 Relief rally; what the Fed is doing; fundamental data49:40 Chart analysis: EEM, FXI, & PINS52:40 Distorted valuations and anchoring on prior price levels
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    • 56 min
    Patrick Walker — Live episode sharing market analysis & answering your questions

    Patrick Walker — Live episode sharing market analysis & answering your questions

    Patrick is the founder of Mission Winners. He has had the privilege of meeting and learning from legendary traders like: Martin Zweig, Bill O’ Neil, and Ed Seykota. He was an IBD Meetup co-leader and most importantly, he is a family man, happily married with 4 kids.
    In Patrick's own words, "My trading and approach to investing is “stolen.” It’s taken from the greats. I’ve tweaked and fine-tuned it over the years. Nevertheless, I owe much to all of them. I love to learn. Love to teach. Love to inspire. Love to help. That is why I’m here."
    In this special live episode of Smarter Trading, host Evan Medeiros and special guest Patrick Walker, are on camera, sharing their screens, chatting about the current market environment, trade opportunities, and answering your questions.
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    This episode is sponsored by Investor’s Business Daily. IBD has helped investors navigate every market cycle with their time-tested methodology for over 35 years. Right now Smarter Trading podcast listeners can get their first 2 months of IBD Digital, a subscription service that gives you access to IBD’s proprietary market analysis and top trade ideas for only $20 by signing up at investors.com/evan. 
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    What you'll learn in this episode
    0:00 Stream waiting1:10 Introduction5:05 Year to date 2022 market stats7:00 Patrick Walker's market analysis: S&P500 and Nasdaq 10017:50 Hedging a portfolio versus stop losses and raising cash20:50 Sector and industry analysis30:20 Q&A: Subpar stocks in strong sectors37:15 Q&A: Looking for weakness and shorting stocks42:47 Q&A: Trading chart patterns versus moving averages46:10 Q&A: Using EMAs crossovers for entries and exits48:15 Q&A: How many stocks should someone hold from the same sector50:47 Q&A: Swing versus trend trading53:20 Q&A: What kinds of returns can you make trading in a year?58:25 Where to find Patrick Walker
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    • 52 min
    Samantha LaDuc — Macro-to-micro analysis hunting for major market inflection points

    Samantha LaDuc — Macro-to-micro analysis hunting for major market inflection points

    Our guest today is Samantha Laduc. Samantha is the Founder of LaDucTrading.com and CIO at LaDuc Capital LLC. Samantha is known for timing major market inflection points in equities, commodities, bonds, currencies, cryptos and especially volatility. 
    In this episode we break down Samantha’s macro-to-micro framework and cover a wide range of topics. We start with some high-level macro discussions of why it’s important to pay attention to policy decisions and credit markets in order to inform stock market movement. 
    We then drill down into the importance of volatility and technical analysis in order to frame out trades, construct a portfolio, and anticipate market moves. 
    We also discuss the recent inflow of brand new traders entering financial markets and how Samantha is helping onboard more women into the space.
    Samantha wears so many hats, has a “go anywhere” approach and really enjoys what she does.
    Please enjoy this episode with Samantha Laduc.
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    This episode is sponsored by Investor’s Business Daily. IBD has helped investors navigate every market cycle with their time-tested methodology for over 35 years. Right now Smarter Trading podcast listeners can get their first 2 months of IBD Digital, a subscription service that gives you access to IBD’s proprietary market analysis and top trade ideas for only $20 by signing up at investors.com/evan. 
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    What you'll learn in this episode
    2:40 How Samantha starts her trading days4:05 Macro-to-micro framework and the importance of technicals 7:30 Credit markets, market technicals, policy decisions11:25 Constructing a portfolio and selecting trade opportunities13:30 Chase, swing, and trend and structuring trades18:10 How to identify durable trends based on themes and catalysts21:40 Individual stock earnings, playing post moves27:25 Volatility, Gamma, and trading parabolas30:30 Women in trading and finance37:00 Market breadth as risk indicators 39:30 Sector rotation and ratio charts43:15 Aggregating information from a variety of market signals45:20 Contrarian opinions & common trader beliefs
     
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    • 52 min
    Kunal Desai — Momentum based day trading strategies

    Kunal Desai — Momentum based day trading strategies

    Our guest today is Kunal Desai. Kunal is an American stock trader and CEO of Bulls on Wall Street, an online trading academy. He began trading in 1999 and has spent most of career perfecting momentum based day-trading strategies.
    In this episode we talk all about what it takes to day trade stocks. Kunal shares lessons he learned from his early days, the importance of finding mentors, and why being accountable is a winning trait for a trader.
    He then dives into his trading philosophy, stressing the importance of combining fundamental catalysts with technicals, and how he prefers to focus on the macro health of the market for his swing trading.
    During the last 20 minutes we switch gears and dive into cryptocurrency where Kunal shares tips and strategies for trading digital assets.
    Kunal brings a lot of energy and positivity to this episode and If you’re an active, tactical trader, this one’s for you.
    Please enjoy this episode with Kunal Desai.
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    This episode is sponsored by Investor’s Business Daily. IBD has helped investors navigate every market cycle with their time-tested methodology for over 35 years. Right now Smarter Trading podcast listeners can get their first 2 months of IBD Digital, a subscription service that gives you access to IBD’s proprietary market analysis and top trade ideas for only $20 by signing up at investors.com/evan. 
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    What you'll learn in this episode
    0:00 Introduction2:40 Being a humble trader and having fun trading5:15 Trading knowledge, putting in the screen time, & mentors10:00 Creating accountability with your trading13:20 Kunal’s trading approach: trends, catalysts, and macro plays 16:55 Swing trading philosophy using market internals20:45 Day trading strategies and philosophies23:10 The importance of trading with a catalyst31:40 controlling emotions and the self-talk as a day trader37:50 Looking at your PNL throughout the day 40:25 Looking for range in stocks and the dangers of small caps49:15 Trading cryptocurrency opportunities, risks, time-frames
     
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    Connect with Evan & Trade Risk
    Browse the entire Smarter Trading podcast catalog 
    Watch this episode in video on our YouTube channel
    Follow @evanmedeiros on Twitter
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Eddy Elfenbein — How to construct a high-quality stocks portfolio using fundamental analysis

    Eddy Elfenbein — How to construct a high-quality stocks portfolio using fundamental analysis

    Our guest today is Eddy Elfenbein. Eddy has been a leading writer in the financial community since starting the Crossing Wall Street website and CWS “Buy List” in 2005 and 2006, respectively. He often appears on CNBC and Bloomberg, where he shares his insights on the market and the economy. 
    In this episode we talk all about constructing a high quality stocks portfolio. This has nothing to do with technical analysis, Eddy walks us through how to find value by looking for companies with pricing power, consistency in earnings, strong operating margins, and clear competitive advantages.
    Eddy breaks down the process he uses to craft the CWS buy list every year and shares his thoughts on a few of the companies currently on his “Buy List”.
    If you’re someone looking to sharpen your fundamental analysis, this one's for you. 
    Please enjoy this episode with Eddy Elfenbein.
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    This episode is sponsored by Investor’s Business Daily. IBD has helped investors navigate every market cycle with their time-tested methodology for over 35 years. Right now Smarter Trading podcast listeners can get their first 2 months of IBD Digital, a subscription service that gives you access to IBD’s proprietary market analysis and top trade ideas for only $20 by signing up at investors.com/evan. 
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    What you'll learn in this episode
    2:35 Fundamental Analysis: Middleby Corporation - MIDD 5:20 Crossing Wall Street Buy List methodology9:15 How to think about selling stocks you own13:00 AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF - Ticker: CWS 16:00 Eddy’s background and how we came up in the industry 19:40 The process of constructing the ETF and building a portfolio27:25 the edge in looking at smaller cap companies32:20 Separating the numbers from the story, outlook, & intangible assets38:00 The world's simplest valuation model42:45 The role of the global macro environment on a stock picker44:35 Tips for do-it-yourself traders building their own portfolio50:35 Fundamental Analysis: Heico - HEICO 51:45 Fundamental Analysis: Miller - MLR 53:15 Resources for fundamental investors55:30 Diversification is overrated & stop paying so much att

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

algokey ,

Interesting strategies and good guests

I enjoy this podcast because the host is good and the guests discuss many different ways to approach the markets.

ssspector ,

great podcast w/o the hype...

evan is a great interviewer and also has a ton of quality resources on his website...very impressive!!

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Excellent resource for any trader

If you follow the Trade Risk, you know Evan is one of the best traders at putting out quality information. Now he gets to showcase the best in the business. This podcast is an absolute goldmine for all traders!

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