April 24, 2019

The Ego In Trading – Transitioning From Discretionary to Systematic Trading w/ Dale Miller

Summary In this episode, I welcome on recent Montreal Trader Meetup presenter Dale Miller.   Dale has had a long trading career with stints on various trading desks trading derivatives, OTC products, and exchange-traded products.  In this show, we discuss a plethora of topics and ideas including –  Trading on a proprietary energy trading floor  The fallout when Enron collapsed Knowing who is on the other side of the trade The differences between trading OTC vs. trading on an exchange The social aspect of trading Transitioning from trading on a proprietary floor to  The ego in discretionary trading Moving from discretionary trading to systematic The importance of waiting for signal completion […]
April 1, 2019

An Introduction To Quantitative Trading – Do Things That Don’t Scale with Simon Ouellette

Summary In this episode, I welcome on quantitative trader Simon Ouellette. Simon recently presented at October’s Montreal Traders Meetup and delivered a fantastic talk on the importance of having a proper methodology when it comes to researching and backtesting your trade ideas. In this show, we’ll be diving further into that idea and also hear Simon share his trading experiences and perspectives. The purpose of the Trading Perspectives Podcast is to feature and share the trading stories and perspectives of the Montreal Trading community. Resources Mentioned Quantopian – Quantopian is a crowd-sourced quantitative investment firm which promotes people from around the world to […]
March 21, 2019
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From Suicidal To The Stock Market – How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything ft. Terrence Li

Summary The purpose of the Trading Perspectives Podcast is to spotlight and share the trading stories and perspectives of the Montreal Trading community. This inaugural episode features Terrence Li who shared his trading journey at September’s Meetup.    Hear how he went From Suicidal To The Stock Market and How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything. I hope you enjoy our first episode and stay tuned for more episodes! Resources Mentioned Your Money or Your Life – a book recommendation by Terrence on how you may want to invest in your financial future and (more importantly) your long-term happiness. Trade […]
April 2, 2017

Episode 32 – Artificial Intelligence and Trading with Luc Begnoche

Summary In this episode we’re going to be talking about Artificial Intelligence and trading. Nowadays we read a lot of headlines around the exponential developments in AI and how many companies are rushing to bring AI related technologies to market. The promise is that AI can and will change the way we do everything – that is the way retailers sell, the way we make purchases, drive cars, practice medicine, grow crops, and so on but what will AI do to trading? To help us explore this topic I invited cofounder and CEO of startup AIDvisors Luc Begnoche to share […]
January 8, 2017

Episode 31 – Cultivating Peak Performance In Trading

This episode is a discourse into cultivating the habits and routines to achieve peak trading performance.   Based on my own research and experience on peak performance as well as the dozens of traders interviews i’ve done through the podcast, my meetup group, and with the traders i work with I will share the lifestyle and learning strategies, psychological states and traits, and motivational processes of top performing traders. As listeners of the Trading Edges podcast i wanted to give you all an opportunity to shortcut your trading success. What we are going to do is if you leave us a review on iTunes, […]
September 5, 2016

Episode 30 – What You Need To Do As An Options Trader with Kirk Du Plesses @optionalpha

Summary In this episode we talk options with Option Alpha’s Kirk Du Plesses. Having had my own ups and downs trading option, I think one of the most salient points Kirk drives home early in the show is that “it’s not about finding the fast track, it’s about finding the right track the fastest”. I think as traders many of us have this propensity for new shiny objects or shiny object syndrome. This keeps us in a never ending loop of chasing the next strategy, the next indicator, the next big stock, and so on and so forth. All of […]
August 8, 2016

Episode 29 – Exploring The World Of Smart Drugs With Mansal Denton

Summary In this week’s episode we are going to be exploring a rather esoteric topic in the domain of performance enhancement and that is the world of smart drugs. Now if you’ve seen the movie Limitless then you probably know what i’m talking about.   But if this is your first time hearing or learning about this topic then I think this will serve as a very good introduction and primer to smart drugs. The big takeaway I’d like you to walk with away from our conversation is that there are no quick fixes or biological shortcuts. In this episode […]
July 10, 2016

Episode 28 – Why We Need To Abandon The Average and Embrace Our Edges

“All of us want to be normal, yet none of us want to be average. “ Several months back I finished reading the End of Average by Harvard’s Todd Rose, which now sits at #7 of my Top Recommended Books list. Let me just say, if you are a student of studying talent, as I am, then this is a must-read. It has greatly influenced my thinking and his work could be the launchpad  to a massive change in how we understand education, personal development, hiring, and the evaluation of individual performance and of employees and personnel. Todd Rose and his […]
April 11, 2016

Episode 27 – Raising awareness around EMF pollution w/ Mercedes Oestermann @_BuddhistTrader

Summary We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled trading programming to explore a topic that’s a bit under the radar for most people and that’s around the topic of EMF exposure and pollution. For those of you who are not that familiar with the concept, EMF stands for ElectroMagnetic Fields and in and by itself they aren’t really a problem. The problem is that we as a society have rushed headfirst into the exponential creation and adoption of wireless technologies that emit these EMF’s. Think microwaves, cell phones, cell phone towers, ubiquitous, WIFI, smart watches, smart grids, etc. Everywhere […]
April 3, 2016

Episode 26 – The Essence Of Trading Psychology In One Skill w/ Yvan Byeajee @yvanbyeajee

Summary In this week’s show I chat with trader, blogger and author Yvan Byeajee. Yvan is the author of a number of popular trading titles including Zero to Hero and Paradigm Shift and he drops by to talk about his latest book The Essence Of Trading Psychology In One Skill. Along with his latest book, on this podcast you’ll learn about – Big Ideas – How Yvan trades Why the emphasis needs to always be skills over money How the practice of mindfulness shifted everything for Yvan How the power of awareness and the skill of wise discernment gives us […]