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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.
 
This is the Limit Up! Podcast - the place where we explore trading, trading psychology, trading life, and pretty much whatever else the wonderful world of markets has to offer. The Limit Up! Podcast is brought to you by Topstep and hosted by Jack Pelzer and Dan Hodgman. They’ll teach you how to trade, but more importantly, how to develop the habits that make traders good. Risk Disclosure: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/ Listen Notes
 
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Returning to Chat With Traders podcast, Luke Cummings—CIO of Harvest Lane Asset Management—details his funds’ core strategy of trading mergers and acquisitions… Step-by-step, Luke explains his methods of assessing a takeover bid when it first hits the market, initiating a position, monitoring news flow, and ultimately, booking a profit/loss when th…
 
Matthew Dibb’s the Founder and CIO of Astronaut Capital, a cryptocurrency and digital asset fund—utilizing a thematic approach. Since attracting its first investors in 2019, the fund has gone on to report cumulative returns in excess of 1,200%. In a life prior to crypto, Matt was a traditional finance guy, having held roles as a futures and FX trad…
 
Erik Swanson's the CEO of Simplex Trading... While unknown to many, the Chicago-based trading firm is one of the top market makers in U.S. equity options—providing liquidity in (almost) every listed options contract, and in recent times, transacting upwards of 2-million contracts daily. In our chat, Erik pulls back the curtain, giving a rare insigh…
 
Edwin Dorsey’s an individual investor, passionate about exposing bad companies… Since being one of the first to flag wrongdoing at Care.com (while a student at Stanford), Edwin has continued to gain credibility for his well-researched, off-the-beaten-path ideas. Edwin’s analysis and reports—as well as insights to general activity within the short w…
 
Who do you listen to when it comes to trading? Doing your homework and staying informed is an important aspect of long term trading success. As is having a place to bounce around ideas and hear different perspectives. However it’s also critical that you vet those sources. This week on Limit Up! Jack and Dan discuss the double-edge sword of easy acc…
 
How do you build long term success in day trading? That’s the topic Jack and Dan are tackling this week with practical suggestions for account management, capital allocation and overall risk and money management, helping you find term success to keep you in the game. As always they kick things off with a discussion of current markets including the …
 
Shaun Factor’s an Australian small cap trader, with 20+ years in the game. He’s also a co-founder of 180 Markets, a firm that provides investors with direct access to capital raises. With a trading approach that’s heavily reliant on instinct and market experience, Shaun has come to be a substantially large trader of small cap companies. In this int…
 
Today Jack and Dan are discussing corrections, inflation and you - yes, you, because this could be affecting all of us. They dive into the idea of market corrections, what they are, the historical context and what you should be looking for right now if you are trading in the futures market specifically. Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by Tops…
 
The VIX is up 25 percent. We're back to that 20 handles and that means there's some good day trading coming down the pipe. That being said, we know that's not always the case. So today, we're bringing you a recent segment of The Coach's Playbook with the incomparable Carol Jorissen, big time commodities trader back in the day. We talk about how to …
 
Are Reddit traders engaging in market manipulation? Today on Limit Up! Jack and Dan talk about why it’s so hard to nail down what is and isn’t manipulation, and how meme stock traders are pointing out interesting flaws in the current system. Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by Topstep about trading, trading psychology, trading life, and pretty…
 
Acclaimed mental game coach Jared Tendler returns to Chat With Traders, after his first appearance on Episode 86 (2016). Jared has worked intensively with world champion poker players, PGA golfers, Team Liquid (esports organistion), and of course, active traders—sharing expertise in how mental game impacts performance and tactics to overpower emoti…
 
When should you change the way you trade? Jack and Dan offer their takes on how to tell if your trading strategy isn’t working, and the first steps towards making meaningful changes. They also talk about the news in crude oil contracts and Microsoft’s recent $2 trillion dollar valuation. Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by Topstep about tradin…
 
Should you trade options or futures? Today’s Limit Up! is all about answering that timeless question. Jack and Dan weigh the pros and cons of the two and discuss why factors like your timeframe, funding and long term goals could inform your decision. Dan also shares why he thinks the S&P is due for a downward adjustment and why that’s not such a ba…
 
What can traders expect this summer to hold for them? Jack and Dan talk about the annual slowing down of the markets in the summer, how retail trading’s rise could affect it and why you should always avoid trading Friday afternoons. They also discuss the new inflation numbers coming out from the Fed and the newest developments in the world of meme …
 
Jim Mellon’s a British investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. It was 1979 when Jim got his start, in Hong Kong, as a trainee fund manager. When the fund was acquired eight years later, he received a windfall, becoming a millionaire in his late-twenties… And from that point forward, Jim has spread his bets far and wide, as an investor in emergin…
 
On this week's episode Jack and Dan discuss the different types of traders and trading styles they've seen in the markets, as seen in Topstep's recent "Which Trader are You?" quiz. They break down Gunslingers, Lifestyle traders, Zen traders and Grinders — and the pros and cons of each. They also take a minute to look at AMC’s recent rise and meme s…
 
How do prop shops judge traders? Jack and Dan talk about the metrics and strategies prop shops use to select traders and measure their risk and success. They also comment on the recent chaos in cryptocurrencies and the long-term challenges facing crypto traders. Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by Topstep about trading, trading psychology, tra…
 
On today’s special edition of Limit Up! Topstep staff and former traders John Doherty, Mick Ieronimo and John Hoagland talk to new Topstep contributor Carol Jorissen. Carol talks about coming up in the commodities pits, the in and outs of the grain markets and tips for other traders looking to start trading more commodities. Limit Up! is a podcast …
 
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…
 
Today’s Limit Up! is all about risk and reward. How do you maintain long-term profitability in a risky business? Jack and Dan dive into the importance of looking at your trades in the bigger picture, scaling up your trading strategy, and the two factors to look at when assessing your trading plan. They also take a moment to talk about rising commod…
 
Trading isn’t just about making money moves. Research is an essential part of the process. Jack and Dan talk about doing your due diligence before a trade, how research gives you an edge, and the importance of learning the quirks of specific markets. They also discuss the pros and cons of different news and research sources and why charts should be…
 
Pilots train to fly in simulators before they ever get into a plane. At Topstep, we believe that trading in simulators is a safer way to learn the ins and outs of trading than just throwing yourself into the live market. But how do you know if your strategy that works so well in a sim will carry over to the floor? This week on Limit Up! Podcast, Ja…
 
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…
 
We all want to be confident traders. But there is a huge difference between confidence and competence. In part two of our series with Mental Game Coach Jared Tendler, we’re talking about how confidence in and of itself should not be your goal. Jared walks us through the Dunning Kruger Effect (think American Idol contestants who have no idea how bad…
 
Emotions cannot be eliminated. Instead of trying to push away strong emotions, traders need to learn what the emotion is really trying to tell you. Jared Tendler is a Mental Game Coach and expert in performance psychology. He talked to Jack and Dan on this week’s edition of Limit Up! about his latest book, The Mental Game of Trading. Jared has succ…
 
For Jack, trading began with some trading tips from his grandfather. Dan grew up in a trading household. These experiences shaped their lives, however, even with that exposure trading can only be successful when you have the desire and the interest. On this week’s edition of Limit Up! Podcast, Jack and Dan are sharing their personal stories of how …
 
Most novice traders want to know the stats of more experienced traders. However, a better question to ask yourself is, “What are my personal strengths and weaknesses?” If you know the conditions under which you thrive as well as what makes you tick, you will be more successful. In the business world, this is called SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknes…
 
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 cl…
 
If you’re down on your luck, take a break from trading. If you’re on a hot streak, take a break from trading. There are countless stories of people getting in over their heads which is why knowing your out is one of the most important skills to develop. This week on the podcast Jack and Dan define “going on tilt.” Listen to learn the history of the…
 
The GameStop drama in January and February has given a lot of attention to social sites like the WallStreetBets Reddit page. But what are the pros and cons to making trades based off of information gleaned from social media? This week on Limit Up! Podcast, Jack and Dan talk about how WallStreetBets and Discord have changed the game. They offer advi…
 
You can’t trade for 23 hours a day. Eventually, you’re going to hit a breaking point. With so much money to be made in the stock market, it’s easy to want to push through and keep going. But you really need to take time off and pace yourself. This week on Limit Up! Podcast, Jack and Dan discuss the importance of taking time off for your general wel…
 
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 …
 
Everyone knows that timing is everything when it comes to trading. But timing goes beyond getting lucky on a big trade. Good traders have a plan and execution strategy for every type of trade they get into. On today’s edition of Limit Up! Podcast, Dan returns after a bout with Covid (he’s ok!) to talk to Jack about the strategy behind timing. They …
 
In this episode I will be unpacking Jim Bianco, the future of Covid-19, wallstreetbets and its impact on the future of investing and for the final segment, I will be talking about the British Pound, expectations for Monday and the week ahead. Stay tuned for another brilliant episode. Jim Bianco on the Pandemic Wallstreetbets and what this means for…
 
While most traders have some degree of impulsivity, when it comes down to it, trading is all about understanding patterns. Ego can drive traders to make rash decisions. If you employ a strategy in which patterns guide your trades, you will make better decisions and have a clearer view of what is happening in the market. This week’s episode of Limit…
 
To be a good trader, you need to have good instincts and well-established routines. That means taking the day off when you’re not 100% and sticking to the daily routine that keeps you healthy and alert. As part of our series on technical analysis, Jack, Dan, and John Doherty are sharing their personal trading habits to help you plan out the routine…
 
In this episode I will be unpacking Cathy Wood from ARK Investing, Innovation, AI and investing in the future and for the final segment I will be talking about Crude Oil, expectations for Monday and the week. Stay tuned for another brilliant episode. We talk about Investing in the future Cathy Wood Investing for exponential growth The End Of The Co…
 
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 a…
 
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