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Chat With Traders - Aaron Fifield's Podcast

Discussion in 'Trading/Investing Resources' started by CanOz, May 5, 2016.

  1. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    This podcast is really gaining a following and there have been some great traders on the show to date. I'll ask Aaron to stop by now and again, if Joe has no issue and post the latest episode.

    The latest episode has Eric Hunsader of Nanex fame.

    The host, Aaron Fifield is a Brisbane lad too!:xyxthumbs

    Chat with Traders
     
  2. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    It is great to see that fake orders to manipulate price is being exposed, scrutinised, punished and discouraged. Thieves (the human hyaena) are never too far away from money. Either bid or ask with intent or go try their luck at the casino I reckon.
     
  3. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Minwa, can you have a listen to Tom Sosnoff on this podcast and give your impression....I think he's a snake oil salesman....but I'm no options trader. Much appreciated!
     
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    I had a listen to that podcast, and whilst I only partially agree with many of the views expressed, I can readily understand how an option trader might come to form those views.

    Like yourself, I would be interested in hearing minwa's thoughts.

    For anyone that might, perchance, be interested, here are mine:

    I did not see Tom as a snake oil salesman, but he did somehow fail to recognise that his criticisms of futures could equally be levelled at the components of which an option is typically comprised.

    As far as I can tell, available inefficiencies aren't being as fully exploited in options as they are in the futures markets, hence, the advantages they currently offer to the savvy trader.

    His very last statements, around the topic of trading against a held asset for the puposes of basis reduction, were the only ones in which I found myself in full agreement.
     
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    Thanks Canoz. Another weekly podcast I've found stimulating was 52Traders. Few of these including the Nick Radge interview got me thinking about new systems ideas or tweaks to existing trading plans. Others I skipped out of pretty quick.
     
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    Another great trader podcast is http://bettersystemtrader.com/ . Also run by Aussie guy . Has an interview with one of ASF's better contributors also http://bettersystemtrader.com/006-dr-howard-bandy/ . Ive listened to almost every interview . Particularly good if you are going down the systems road obviously
     
  7. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Totally agree and I'm tending more towards the quantitative podcasts more and more these days....I can listen to my saved ones over and over again and still get too many ideas!
     
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    Hey all,

    Aaron Fifield here. CanOz, thanks heaps for creating this thread””much appreciated! :)

    I'd like to join the conversation and share the most recent episode of the podcast... It's an interview I recorded with an independent futures trader from the UK; Adrian (@AdeyF69 on Twitter).

    Here's the direct link: chatwithtraders.com/ep-095-adrian-adeyf69

    Adrian is a former-professional sailor of almost decades, who approaches trading in an extremely process driven type of way. The man is a real workhorse!

    After I asked him about surviving storms at sea, 50-foot waves and encounters with pirates, we got into:

    - What Adrian does to get familiar with new markets
    - When stats can give you an edge and what to watch out for
    - How he reviews his performance and structures trading plans
    - Why it pays to be relentlessly process driven
    - etc.

    Hope you'll enjoy it. I'll be floating about too, so if you have any comments please don't be shy!

    Aaron


     
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    Hi Aaron,

    Great to see you pop your head in here.

    Just a quick note to say what a tremendous job you are doing with your podcast (that word is so 00's :D). Your interviews offer rare insights into a huge range of traders with every different background, market, trading style, and more importantly, invaluable lessons for newbies and seasoned traders alike.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  10. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Yeah, well done Aaron, love the last two especially! It's one podcast I look forward to every week for sure.
     
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    skc, thanks a million! Nice to hear :)

    Are there any particular episodes which have been highlights for you?

    - Aaron

     
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    Pleased to hear it! ;)


     
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    Just listened to my first podcast of yours Aaron (Adrian-Adeyf69, former pro-sailor now trader). It seems he puts more time into his pre-day prep and post day review than actually trading. What makes the podcast valuable for me was that Adrian's trading style is like my own, discretionary but structured (or process driven). I was very impressed by the thoroughness of his pre-day prep. I know I need to improve this aspect of my intraday efforts.

    You did a good job of getting Adrian to recall one of his turning points ("aha" moments) when he recalled what he realised when he excluded all his off-plan (random) trades and noticed that his on-plan trades were slightly profitable.

    If you can get these experienced traders to recall their most significant turning points and explain the steps they took to come to these moments, you'll have a valuable podcast.
     
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    Peter, thanks for taking the time to listen!

    I also thought the point Adrian bought up about tracking trades vs tracking errors was really solid.

    There's plenty more episodes on the site, so let me know if you're looking for anything specific.

    Best,
    Aaron


     
  15. CanOz

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    There are some guys here that would make some interesting podcasts that are not now trading prop but are consistently profitable traders in their own right....
     
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    I discovered your podcast quite late so I binge listened about 2/3 a day for several weeks during the trading day. What that means is that I simply couldn't keep track of all the names of the traders.... but quite a few snippets stuck with me:

    - The guy who traded for 6 decades recently going thru a year-long drawdown...
    - The guy who talk about the importance of looking after yourself... like going for a walk in the middle of the trading day
    - The 2 guys who bought ASX shares to participate in discounted rights issue during the GFC (I did the same thing to some extent)
    - The guy who discussed emotional capital... how you can trade really well for 3 months then lose your confidence with 2 weeks of poor trading
    - The guy who worked as a chef and learned trading on the side
    etc etc

    It's interesting to see how these people really open up in these interviews.
     
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    I can also think of a couple I would like to hear interviewed, hopefully one in particular puts his hand up;)
     
  18. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Its a bit like trading books, full of little gems here and there....each podcast has something really valuable. Perhaps a better analogy is the market wizards series...:xyxthumbs
     
  19. Wysiwyg

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    Thank you Mr. Aaron Fifield. It is the pdf's, "The One Thing" edition 1 & 2 that is most profound for me. Like all the butterflies set free.
     
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    If there's anyone in particular, please feel free to point them out to me. You can email me (aaron@chatwithtraders.com) if you don't want to do this on a public forum...

     
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