Trading today is a different beast than it was in the 80s and 90s. Whereas it used to be all about who you knew, today there are many points of entry to the industry. Today we’re talking to Matt Murnighan, a front-end developer for TopstepTrader. Learn how Matt cut his teeth in prop trading and navigated a post-crash market before moving on to software engineering. It's a great lesson for all the newbie traders out there.
Matt, Jack, and Dan swap stories on each of their different paths that led them to trading for proprietary firms. Whether you went to business school, got a spot on the floor, or answered an ad on Craigslist, there are many routes to making trades. Check back next week for Part Two.
Matt Murnighan is a web developer for Topstep Trader and an assistant teacher at Northwestern’s Coding Bootcamp. Matt spent the first eight years of his career as a trader of props and derivatives.
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