Interview with Eddy Elfenbein

March 11th, 2008

Crossing Wall Street Logo

I’ve taken a little break from the interviews, but I’m cranking it back up now. For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Eddy Elfenbein, a longer term investor and the blogger behind Crossing Wall Street.

Read on for more about how Eddy invests, how he averaged down to zilch, and how Spock from Star Trek would have been a great trader.

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Interview with Bennett McDowell, TradersCoach.com

December 19th, 2007

For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Bennett McDowell, a well known trading coach and founder of TradersCoach.com.

Bennett is a frequent speaker at the Traders’ Expos and often participates in their live trading challenges. He’s also written several books with two more coming out in 2008.

Read on for more about Bennett, the worst trade he’s ever taken, and the most common mistakes he sees traders making.

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Interview with Matt Davio, Misstrade

December 5th, 2007

For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Matt Davio, a.k.a. Misstrade from Trading for the Masses. Matt’s blog has some nice daily linkdumps which are always popular.

Read on for more about how Matt trades, the biggest losing position he ever had, and how much money you really should start out with to trade stocks.

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Interview with Adrienne Toghraie, Trading on Target

November 26th, 2007

For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Adrienne Toghraie, a well known trading coach and founder of Trading on Target.

I sat in on part of Adrienne’s session at the Traders’ Expo on ways that traders sabotage their own success. It was quite good and refreshing to see sessions on how traders can help themselves rather than highlighting another fancy indicator.

Read on for more about what Adrienne likes about coaching and what questions you should ask yourself at the end of each trading day.

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Interview with Teresa Lo, PowerSwings.com

October 23rd, 2007

For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Teresa Lo, a well known swing trader and founder of PowerSwings.com.

After all the hubbub a while back, I wanted to talk with Teresa directly and make my own determination of her. We had a lengthy conversation and I was impressed with her openness and honesty. We also had a philosophical discussion about R. 😉

Read on for more about how Teresa Lo trades, how she blew up her account in the early years, and the most common mistakes she sees traders making.

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Interview with Tim Morge, Market Veteran

August 13th, 2007

For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Timothy Morge. Some of you might recognize Tim from the Trader’s Expos where he is a frequent speaker.

Tim has a wealth of experience in various parts of the trading industry. He was Chief Trader at First National Bank of Chicago and then Head of Foreign Exchange for First Chicago. After that he formed his own company and started trading private money. He has two web sites, one called Median Line where he posts charts from some of his trades and Market Geometry a forum where he interacts with traders.

Read on for more about how Tim got started (he hand drew charts starting at age 15!), what’s at the heart of great traders’ success (it SHOULD come as no surprise if you read this blog), and how he equates trading with the work his father did as a welder.

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Interview with Dr. Bruce Hong, ER Physician

August 8th, 2007

For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Dr. Bruce Hong, an emergency room physician and avid trading psychology guru. I noticed Bruce from his insightful comments on Brett Steenbarger’s blog. Bruce writes on his own blog called TraderPsychology with the tag line: “How good people (traders) develop bad habits – and how to overcome them.”

Bruce has had an interesting trading background – he has ruined his account more than once. Perhaps what Dave Landry said about doctors in his interview was true. 😉

Read on to find more about Bruce, his approach to trading, why he thinks keeping a journal is so important, and some great book recommendations (one about zebras and ulcers).

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Interview with Toni Hansen

July 30th, 2007

For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Toni Hansen a trading coach and mentor.

Toni writes frequent market updates on her trading blog, where she is quick to admit mistakes, something I respect.

Read on for more about Toni Hansen, how she’s never read a trading book from start to finish, and how she uses her trading journal to backtest. Submit your questions in the comments and I’ll see if Toni can answer them.

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What Books Do Successful Traders Recommend?

July 9th, 2007

If you follow the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), you know that one of my favorite questions to ask is what three books they recommend traders read.  I admit there are selfish reasons behind this question – I want to read what they recommend!

I’ve been meaning to tally up this list for a long time.  I had an idea which books were coming up again and again in their recommendations, but I had no idea that there were 75 unique books recommended so far.  It seems like a consensus has formed at the top – Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom is the runaway winner and for good reason, in my opinion.  It was also interesting to me to see books recommended that were completely unrelated to trading (or so it seemed).

Here’s the current tally with links to the interviews where they were originally recommended.

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Interview with Gary from CalmTrading

June 11th, 2007

For the next interview in the StockTickr Interview Series (RSS feed), I spoke with Gary from CalmTrading. I discovered Gary’s site after Trader Mike linked to it a few weeks ago. Gary’s openness is what keeps me reading his site. He posts all his trades, good or bad and provides appropriate, honest commentary on his trading. His post on patience is a good example.

Read on for more about how Gary trades, more about his background, and what he recommends for new traders.

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