EP 060: 30 years on the NYSE; a lesson in history with Wall St’s Most Photographed Man, Peter Tuchman

Here we are at episode 60, and my guest is Peter Tuchman, aka the ‘Most Photographed Man on Wall Street’.

Peter is a broker on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and he’s worked there for the past 30 years. So as you could imagine, he’s seen massive shifts in the landscape of trading (especially on the floor), and has been in the thick of it for many significant market events.

During our interview, Peter shares some of his most memorable moments – reflecting on the crash of ’87, and what it was like to be there trading the Alibaba IPO. He also explains the role of a broker on the floor of the exchange today, and almost like a lesson in history; how this has changed over time. And of course, much much more.

EP 059: Being alert to market conditions, and trading within a prop firm w/ Dan Goldberg of @FutexLive

Note: This interview was recorded 3rd February 2015
 
This weeks guest is Daniel Goldberg, an active trader and partner at Futex – a proprietary trading firm located in London, UK.
 
Dan has been involved with financial markets since 1995 (straight out of college), and got his start as a book-runner on the exchange floor. He later became a pit trader, and was also there for the transition to electronic markets.
 
These days, Dan plays a major role in training new traders to the firm, and predominantly focusing on two markets; Bunds and Euro Stoxx.
 

EP 057: $500k of “beginner’s luck” and how to thrive as a part-time trader w/ Jesse aka @PsychoOnWallSt

This week, I have a really interesting guest on the podcast; his name is Jesse, but in the Twittersphere he goes by @PsychoOnWallSt. (a play on the cult film American Psycho)
 
A couple things you should know about Jesse is; he made $500,000 in 90 days trading marijuana penny stocks, and then lost it all just as quickly – one wild story…
 
He went from part-time to full-time trading, and for now, has returned to part-time trading with the results confirming this was a profitable move. He describes his approach as a hybrid between a day trader and a swing trader.
 

EP 058: EP 058: Planning and preparation; failing to plan is planning to fail w/ @PaulJSingh

This week I spoke with Paul Singh, a long-time trader who has been doing this since his college days. Over the years he’s traded stocks, options and futures, but now tends to focus purely on stocks.
 
In fact, Paul actually began trading during the ‘dot com boom’ and quickly racked up huge profits – he was living large in a penthouse, his neighbors were professional athletes, and all was good …until the bubble burst, and that’s when he returned to square one.
 
So, during this interview we discuss; the light-bulb moments and changes he made to his trading which helped him to achieve sustainability and consistency. 
 

EP 056: The makeup of successful traders & observations from a veteran broker w/ Matt Zimberg of @OptimusFutures

This weeks guest is Matt Zimberg – the founder of Optimus Futures, a boutique brokerage firm.
 
Matt has been deeply involved in the business of trading since his early 20’s, and while he’s no longer an active trader – he is extremely insightful on the subject. Keeping in mind, he has extensive conversations with many traders every day; from absolute beginners to those trading 7-figure accounts and upwards.
 
In particular some of the topics we covered during this interview, include; the make-up of a successful trader, why professional trading should be boring (you hear it all the time, but Matt does a really great job of explaining WHY), some tips and pointers for selecting the right broker, and much more.
 
 

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