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The 7+ Habits of Highly Effective Traders with Jack, Dan, and John

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 20, 2020

This week on Limit Up! we’re getting back to the basics and taking a look at the habits and attributes of top traders. Jack, Dan, and John are on mic this week sharing some of their observations from their lives in front of the screens.

Listen in to find out why your P&L monitor is just a distraction, why the best traders are first to arrive and last to leave, and have an ultra-compulsive work ethic (we didn’t say all the traits are healthy). We’re also announcing the winners of the listener survey and sharing some of the feedback we’ve received.

If you’ve been wondering how you can improve your trading game, tune in and take notes.

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, trading strategy

The Future of Crypto Trading with Brock Connelly

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 14, 2020

Crypto has been around for quite a while but there are still many who don’t fully understand how it works or how it will change the industry further down the road. Tokenization has big implications and can potentially become a great equalizer. On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Brock Connelly of RoundBlock Capital is here to explain crypto futures.

Brock shares his advice for traders looking to get into the crypto space and talks about some of the common misconceptions people have about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Listen for Brock’s tips and learn more about his new venture RoundBlock Capital. Stay tuned for this week’s MARKet Reaction.

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, trading strategy, Jeff Carter, Crypto

From 31 Years on the Trading Floor to Academia with John Nyhoff

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 06, 2020

Trading is an adrenaline rush. But when that rush starts to feel like a drag, it might be time to look for your next steps. Our guest this week on Limit Up! spent 31 years on the floor before making the transition to academia and private consulting. John Nyhoff, whom Jeff used to trade with on the floor, stopped by to chat about what it’s like to make the leap.

John discusses the adjustment period he underwent just to get used to the amount of free time he’d acquired thanks to school breaks. John also talks to Jeff about his predictions for where the financial market is headed in 2020.

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, trading strategy, Jeff Carter

The Man Who Took on MF Global with James Koutoulas

Posted by TopstepTrader on December 17, 2019

James Koutoulas founded Typhon Capital Management in 2008. But it wasn’t until MF Global’s devastating bankruptcy that he found his true calling. On this week’s episode of Limit Up! James talks to Jeff about founding the customer advocacy group Commodity Customer Coalition and discusses the positive changes the organization has brought about. Tune in and get inspired!

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, trading strategy, Jeff Carter

Managing Risk and Finding Your Trading Niche with David Klusendorf

Posted by TopstepTrader on December 10, 2019

David Klusendorf, Chief Investment Officer of Typhon Capital, likens managing risk to a quote from the movie Good Will Hunting: “I can't play the piano. When I look at a piano, all I see are black and white keys. But Beethoven saw a symphony.” Likewise, with trading, you have to be able to look at the numbers and see the big picture.

On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Jeff talks to David about market volatility and risk. David shares his best tips for managing risk and makes the case for why you need to be curious enough to find your trading niche. He also offers up his advice for new traders and explains why trading is not magic: it’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work.

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, trading strategy, Jeff Carter, David Klusendorf

Managing Stress as a Trader through HIIT Workouts with Keith Morton

Posted by TopstepTrader on December 02, 2019

The life of a trader is one of extreme highs amidst a constant hum of anxiety. How do you manage the stress? Keith Morton ran marathons back when he was a trader in the 80s. It helped him blow off steam and keep work at work. Since then, he’s championed a more efficient approach to training with his Citywide Superslow gym. Tune in to learn why you should be doing HIIT workouts to manage stress and stay healthy.

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, Jeff Carter

The Untapped Potential for Structured Note Trading with Biju Kulathakal

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 26, 2019

In the past, structured note trading was something only available to high-powered firms or wealthy individuals. A new startup, Halo Investing, is turning that on its head and democratizing structured note trading so that everyone can get a piece of what has become a $3-trillion market. Our guest this week on Limit Up!, Biju Kulathakal, discusses the future of structured note trading and why traders should get in on it now.

Biju also talks about his time as a trader and how it helped guide him toward his current role as the CEO of a startup. Also, be sure to stay tuned for this week’s MARKet Reaction.

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, Jeff Carter

The Finances and Economics of Higher Ed with Jeff Brown

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 18, 2019

Just as the internet has revolutionized trading, it has also changed the landscape of higher education. People need degrees to get desirable jobs, but the cost of MBA programs is rapidly becoming out of reach for all but the lucky few. Jeff Brown, Dean of the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, stopped by to talk to Jeff about the state of higher education and what the future is shaping up to look like.

Dan and Jack also kick things off with a quick discussion about the new highs in the S&P 500, and why pretty much everyone owns a bunch of Apple and Microsoft (whether they know it or not).

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, Trading Psychology, Jeff Carter, jeff brown

How Mindset Can Help You Handle Failure With Gustavo Razzetti

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 11, 2019

In the high-stakes world of trading, it’s only a matter of time before you make a mistake. But high-achievers are notoriously bad at handling failure. Today’s guest, Gustavo Razzetti wants to change that. Gustavo stopped by to talk to Jeff about resetting your mindset so that you look at mistakes and failures as opportunities to grow.

Check out today’s episode as Gustavo offers up his best advice for dealing with failure and be sure to stay tuned for this week’s MARKet Reactions.

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, Jeff Carter

Former NASDAQ CEO Robert Greifeld talks Crypto, Liquidity, & Trading Advice

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 04, 2019

You know Nasdaq to be a multi-billion dollar, global exchange, but it wasn’t always that way. In 2003, Nasdaq made an out-of-the-box hire with Bob Greifeld. Bob oversaw the digital revolution in trading and steered the Nasdaq to become the behemoth it is today.

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, Futures, Nasdaq, Jeff Carter

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