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Bear Markets, Crypto and Humility with TopstepTrader Founder Michael Patak

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 25, 2019

Last month, we decided to bring on our Founder and Chief Vision Officer Michael Patak to talk about his origins as a trader, the founding of TopstepTrader and his experiences being deep in the pit. This is part 2 of Jeff’s interview with Michael. If you missed part 1, make sure to check it out here

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Topics: Limit Up!, Michael Patak, MARKet Reaction, Jack Pelzer, Jeff Carter, Leadership

Martin Essex of DailyFX Returns to Talk Brexit, Cryptos and Eurozone

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 18, 2019

In this episode, Jeff and Martin shift their focus across the Atlantic to Europe, where there’s no shortage of news impacting the markets. From Brexit, to the impact of cryptocurrencies and the evolving state of the Eurozone, Martin has a front row seat to some of the most important market shifting stories in the financial world.

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Topics: Limit Up!, Forex, Currency Pages, MARKet Reaction, Jeff Carter, Martin Essex

The Shifting Landscape in Macroeconomics with Martin Essex of DailyFX.com

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 11, 2019

A few weeks ago, our very own Mark Meadows went onto the DailyFX podcast and spoke with host Martin Essex. Now, we’re flipping things around and bringing Martin onto Limit Up! Martin is an analyst and editor over at DailyFX and has previously written for The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the BBC.

Jeff talks with Martin about all things Macroeconomics, the Euro and how it’s all coming back to rethinking capitalism. Their conversation was so good, we decided to split it into two parts. So enjoy part 1 of the show!

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Topics: Limit Up!, Forex, MARKet Reaction, Jeff Carter, Martin Essex

The Origins of All Star Charts with Founder J.C. Parets: Limit Up!

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 04, 2019

Today’s guest is certainly something special. If you’ve been in the trading industry for very long, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the name  J.C. Parets before. J.C. is the founder of All Star Charts, and one of the most widely followed technical analysts in the industry. Jeff and J.C. cover a wide variety of topics from baseball to chess to wine while breaking down some of the most spot on technical analysis of the markets you’ll ever hear.

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Topics: Limit Up!, MARKet Reaction, Jeff Carter, Leadership, All Star Charts, Technical Analysis

Trading with No Limits: TopstepTrader Founder Michael Patak

Posted by TopstepTrader on July 30, 2019

Today’s guest is a special one for Limit Up! As part of our birthday celebration this month, we thought it would be a great time to bring on our Founder and Chief Vision Officer Michael Patak. Michael takes us through his beginnings as a trader, his experiences deep in the pit, and how the move to the screens changed everything. Finally, hear how Michael started TopstepTrader with a community focus and how, at its heart, the company seeks to make the individual trader feel part of that community.

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Topics: Limit Up!, Michael Patak, MARKet Reaction, Jack Pelzer, Jeff Carter, Leadership

What an Army Major General Can Teach You About Leadership - Part 1

Posted by TopstepTrader on July 01, 2019

TopstepTrader has a very special guest for you this week. First up, though, Mark Meadows will take you through his MARKet Reaction for the week. Then, in the first of a two-part interview series, new Limit Up! Host Jeff Carter sits down with Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President and U.S. Army Major General Karl Horst. They discuss how he’s taking lessons from his military career and bringing them to the corporate world through establishing boundaries, constraints and maintaining discipline. Sound familiar traders? Lastly, they end by discussing the connection between Jazz and leadership as well as the first 3 of General Horst’s leadership principles.

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Topics: Limit Up!, MARKet Reaction, Jack Pelzer, Jeff Carter, Karl Horst, Leadership, Discipline

The Fed Has Some New Rates and We Have a New Host

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 24, 2019

What’s it like to watch an options exchange grow in value by several orders of magnitude? You’re about to find out as this episode of Limit Up! Introduces its new host: Jeff Carter. Jeff is an accomplished trader, investor, adviser and former board member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He’ll be joining Limit Up! As our new permanent host starting next week.

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Topics: Limit Up!, John Hoagland, MARKet Reaction, Dan Hodgman, Trader Therapy, Jack Pelzer, Jeff Carter

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