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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.


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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.




255: Vincent Bruzzese (aka Hari Seldon) - From Working in Hollywood to Burning the Gambler's Mindset

As a former poker player, heavy gambler, and professor of statistics, and after having had a successful professional career in the movie industry in Hollywood, Vincent Bruzzese (aka Hari Seldon of Real Day Trading group) took his poker skills and expertise on statistical predictive modeling of human behavior and ventured into the world of trading with a goal of finding an edge. But, after blowing up his accounts multiple times, he had to go back to the drawing board and hone his trading...


254: Christian Carreon - Kidney Disease, Poverty, and Jail Time to Going All In On the Markets

Growing up poor with kidney disease as an immigrant from Mexico, Christian Carreon’s trauma with health issues and family financial instability resulted in the drive and hunger for financial success and security through redemption in the markets. Despite suffering through physical and emotional pain from his condition, his spirit and determination remained strong. He dove deep into the markets and after trial and error, eventually honed down and refined his systematic approach to a “trading...


253: Patrick Boyle - Lessons from Financial History and False Expectations in the Markets

Patrick is a finance professor, author, quant hedge fund manager and a connoisseur of financial history. As a young investor in Utility stocks, Patrick’s hunger to learn and apply the lessons of financial history helped him to maintain composure during the frenzied bubble market in the late 90’s and avoid most of the losses his colleagues suffered during the blowup. His studiousness, and growing aptitude for finding opportunities, resulted in him making valuable connections with...


252: Yvan Byeajee - From Emotional Turbulence to Trading with Composure

Growing up poor with learning difficulties, Yvan Byejee’s early trading failures drove him to understand his own emotional turbulence and instability in the mind through deep inner work. With a heightened sense of mindfulness, he embraced uncertainty and became systematic in his trading to develop an edge. Yvan discovered trading in the late 90s and has been trading for a living since 2006. He struggled and failed his way to eventual consistency and market success over time. He’s the man...


251: Kasper Vandeloock - High School Dropout Turned Quant Trader, Entrepreneur (Pre & Post FTX Collapse)

The FTX collapse, arrest of Sam Bankman Fried, and the subsequent collapse of the crypto market opened new opportunities for Kasper Vandeloock, as some players were forced to exit the market. Note: There are 2 parts to this interview. Part 1 was recorded prior to the collapse of the crypto market due to the downfall of FTX. Part 2 (listen right after Part 1) is a follow-up interview with Kasper to get his perspective on the impact of the collapse of FTX and how it impacted his strategies....


250: Sunny Harris - Methodical Day Trader Thrives Through 4 Market Crashes and Still Going Strong

As a highly driven, methodical stock and futures day trader, Sunny Harris didn’t survive the four major market crashes, she thrived through them. A strong believer of technical analysis, back testing, and systematic trading, this vivacious Southern California trader and entrepreneur leveraged her background and skills as a mathematician and programmer to develop and refine her own trading system that she has come to rely on throughout her trading career. Listen to some enlightening and...


249: Jack Kellogg - Valet Driver Turns $20K into $11Mil over 6 years After Wipe Out

Starting out juggling multiple jobs as a valet driver, firefighter and entrepreneur, Jack Kellogg at 18 years of age about 6 years ago dreamed of financial freedom, became laser-focused on saving money and learned everything he could about the stock market before turning to penny stocks. Jack's intense drive for success pushed his mental and physical health to unhealthy levels as he managed hundreds of trades, and at times in illiquid, unregulated securities that often saw hundreds of...


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...