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Chat With Traders is your key to the minds of trading's elite performers. Start listening to learn how a diverse mix of traders went from zero to hero, how they successfully trade markets today, and get their best tips 'n pointers for profitable performance, plus much more. Note: You are responsible for your own trading decisions—this is not financial advice.

Chat With Traders is your key to the minds of trading's elite performers. Start listening to learn how a diverse mix of traders went from zero to hero, how they successfully trade markets today, and get their best tips 'n pointers for profitable performance, plus much more. Note: You are responsible for your own trading decisions—this is not financial advice.


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Chat With Traders is your key to the minds of trading's elite performers. Start listening to learn how a diverse mix of traders went from zero to hero, how they successfully trade markets today, and get their best tips 'n pointers for profitable performance, plus much more. Note: You are responsible for your own trading decisions—this is not financial advice.




248: David Sun - Systematic Options Trading - Minimize Risk, Optimize Edge

From Electrical Engineer to Hedge Fund Manager, David Sun, previously on TastyTrade as a Rising Star guest went on to start his first hedge fund in 2018, and then went on to add a second one in 2021. Learn about one of David's concepts applying a systematic approach to Options trading. It has to do with these 3 things; stop losses (which is not common in options trading), how he takes advantage of high implied volatility (IV) - but not in the way most options traders would think, and his...


247: Djamal Adib - Stop Loss Hunting and Dancing with the Smart Money in Forex Trading

It's about time we have a discussion on Forex Trading, but this is not your average Forex Trading discussion. Some Forex traders may be unaware of how stop loss hunting and market manipulation is done by the smart money. Like many Forex traders, ex-stockbroker Djamal Adib experienced early losses which compelled him to study the inner workings of Forex trading, and how stop loss orders are hunted by the smart money. Djamal spent four years pouring over thousands of charts patterns of...


246: Uri Klarman - Thought Provoking Opportunities in DeFi with Crypto Tech Wizard

Seeing the great potential and opportunities available in decentralized finance and the crypto currency universe, Uri Klarman left academia with a PHD in computer networks and later specialized in Blockchain research. He started a company that would help crypto traders avoid the front running flash traders which had plagued Wall Street for years. Uri shares his contagious excitement and passion combined with his in depth knowledge about the history, technology and benefits of decentralized...


245: Jason Shapiro - The Mind of a Tape Reading Contrarian Trader

Jason Shapiro has been a trader for 30 years and was interviewed in the Unknown Market Wizards book by Jack Schwager. From early on Jason was a rebel who avoided group think and sought out contrarian trading opportunities in overhyped, or deeply oversold stocks and commodities. Blessed by early trading successes, Jason retired to a beach in Thailand in the late 90’s and traded his account full time only to experience tragedy less than a year later. The painful lessons he learned drove him to...


244: Ian Cox – From Stocks to Options to Crypto - New Host Joins CWT

Ian Cox, new host from Seattle, Washington joins Tessa on Chat With Traders. Trading and investing since the mid-90s, Ian eventually worked his way towards success which afforded him early retirement, financial and time freedom. Of course it wasn't all smooth sailing as you'll learn in this interview. It never is. Passionate about the financial markets, Ian continues to expand his horizons by continuing to stay curious, learn and grow, even as a veteran trader. He currently still trades...


243: Moritz Seibert – Extreme Edge: Exploiting a Structural Inefficiency

This episode won’t be for everyone… It contains no chatter about how to read charts, how to pick the direction of stocks, or even, how to handle your trading psyche. However, for some, this episode will spin minds and bend preconceived notions about trading. It shines a spotlight on what happens should you uncover a structural inefficiency that can be exploited, as was the case with today’s guest Moritz Seibert. Many know of Moritz as a trend following guy and someone with vested interests...


242: Kris Sidial - Volatility Shocks: Positioning for Convex Payouts

Today, we’re talking volatility with Kris Sidial, Chief Investment Officer at The Ambrus Group. His funds’ primary objective is to make outsized returns in the event of a market crash, and it therefore serves as a portfolio hedge for investors with heavily weighted long exposure. Kris tells of his prop trading roots, before going on to explain the long vol trade and positioning to profit from tail risk events. He also speaks to the other side of the equation; generating absolute returns in...


241: Jimmy Jude – The Rough ‘n Tumble Life of a Merc Jerk

This episode consists of an extremely raw and unfiltered interview with veteran derivatives trader and self-proclaimed Merc Jerk, Jimmy Jude. As we rewind to the early 90’s, Jimmy relives the rough 'n tumble of CME’s Eurodollar options pit. Telling of power struggles, immense risk taking, and wisdoms gained from his peers. Jimmy also recounts some of the more notable—and chaotic—events he’s witnessed, such as; being front row to an $8-billion blow up in Nat Gas, when trading on the NYMEX...


240: John Carter – MORE Aggressive Trading, MORE Million-Dollar Wins

Returning guest and options veteran John Carter has become increasingly aggressive with his trading tactics, and as a result, has booked a multitude of large profits during the past few years. In this sequel to the popular Episode 69, John speaks on having surpassed the career milestone of 30-years trading—and how it’s groomed him to maximize recent market opportunities that’ve been present. More specifically, John recaps a mega options trade ahead of GOOGL earnings, then proceeds to...


239: Nicholas Bradburn – My First Year Trading Full-Time

For this fourth episode in the My First Year Trading Full-Time series, we speak to retail trader Nicholas Bradburn. A few years ago, Nick innocently stumbled onto the infamous subreddit Wall Street Bets, which lead to the discovery of options and roaring cannabis stocks. After some meddling and a few hiccups (i.e. running out of money), Nick begun to take trading more seriously once the pandemic hit, the stimulus check hit, and his livelihood became uncertain. Remarkably, Nick remains a...


238: Public Service Announcement

What does the future hold for Chat With Traders podcast? An evolution is on the horizon. Full details revealed in this episode—featuring Aaron Fifield and Tessa Dao. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


237: Mary Childs – Biggest ‘n Baddest, Billionaire Bond Trader: Bill Gross

Mary Childs—a financial journalist and co-host of NPR’s Planet Money—is author of The Bond King; a biography about industry titan, billionaire bond trader Bill Gross. Bill co-founded Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) in 1974, where he would become the worlds’ largest bond trader and revolutionise the market. Heading up the firms’ Total Return fund, Bill served as managing director/chief investment officer, until a shock departure in 2014. While Bill’s widely considered a market...


236: Lance Breitstein – The Ultimate Day Trader, Pt. 3

The promised and much-anticipated follow-up interview with Lance Breitstein… Lance was formerly a Senior Trader at proprietary firm Trillium. He earned the rank as ‘Top Trader’ in 2020 and 2021 with consecutive 8-figure years, also setting the firms’ all-time PnL record. While Lance appeared on the podcast only a few months back, the interview was recorded a few years back. However, this interview is very recent, it was recorded 13th June 2022—after Nasdaq declined 4% on the day, sparking...


235: Chris Cady – A Lifetime Student of Markets

Today, I bring you a man who’s truly seen it all: Chris Cady Having surpassed 40-years as an equity index trader, Chris has lived through every type of market environment imaginable and reinvented himself several times over. But is experience all it’s hyped up to be? Well, that’s the opening line for our chat… From there, Chris delves into some of the best/worst times throughout his career in futures markets—and shares a captivating story about the “radical” silver traders and infamous Hunt...


234: Domer – The Information Edge: Winning in Prediction Markets

While many are only hearing about prediction markets for the first time, for near a decade, anonymous trader Domer (@Domahhhh) has been at the frontier of profiting from outcomes of unknown future events. Political and economic matters are Domer’s specialty, although he doesn’t shy away from the rather abstract events either—for example; trading on the outcome of Britney Spear’s conservatorship and the Suez Canal obstruction! Now at a point where he’s netting PnL of several hundred thousand...


233: Kenny Sharkness – Blowout Loss Creates a Cold-Blooded Killer

This year I’ve brought you some truly phenomenal traders and it continues, right here… Kenny Sharkness (aka Shark) is one of the greatest success stories to come out of proprietary trading firm SMB Capital. In the span of a decade, he’s gone from being clueless about bids/offers to having realised eight-figure years. After reflecting on his first steps as an aspiring day trader, Kenny tells of a monumental loss that had a positively profound impact, and the ways in which he’s continually...


232: Nishant Porbanderwalla – Trade Recap: Manic Meme-Stock, Profound Profit

Nishant Porbanderwalla—a senior trader at proprietary firm Kershner Trading Group—is no stranger to the show. In his third appearance on Chat With Traders, Nish recaps how he booked an outsized six-figure profit trading meme-stock NASDAQ: DWAC (Digital World Acquisition Corp). The date was 22nd October 2021, the day DWAC traded from $50 up to a high of $175, on news of a merger that would launch Donald Trump’s planned social media platform Truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


231: James Chen – Obscure Edges, Outsized Alpha

James Chen is an equities trader and a partner at Sydney-based fund BlueLake Partners. Furthermore, he’s a heavy-hitter who operates on a different level to most… For well over a decade, James has been discovering edges and developing trades that the typical trader would consider as rather obscure. And for that reason, we’re fortunate to have James on the record—being able to learn about how his brain ticks. Our interview starts with James telling how he cut his teeth trading retail, then...


230: Oliver Chalk – ETH Mining Experiment; Gateway to Full-Scale BTC Basis Trading

It was early-2017, Oliver was nearing the end of his high school years, when he had discovered Ethereum—or more accurately, the self-described tech-head had strapped together 6x GPU's for the purpose of mining Ethereum. Although the mining rig was only a mild success, it did plant the seed for what would become Proxima Capital—the crypto-focused trading firm Oliver co-founded in 2019, that almost exclusively dedicates its resources and capital into market-neutral strategies. Learn more about...


229: Lance Breitstein – The Ultimate Day Trader, Pt. 2

Lance Breitstein was a Senior Trader at proprietary trading firm Trillium and Manager of the Chicago office. He has trained, mentored and refined dozens of top discretionary intraday traders, while arguably being Trillium’s best trader in the firm’s history. This episode was recorded in 2019, prior to Lance going on to set the firm’s all-time PNL record, with landslide wins as ‘Top Trader’ in both 2020 and 2021 after consecutive 8-figure years. At the beginning of 2022, Lance resigned from...