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Season 1

#72 Jason Shapiro – Through Trader Hell and Back, to Market Wizard

June 29, 2021

30 years of trading success brought Jason Shapiro to the attention of Jack Schwager, who was looking for new interview subjects for the latest instalment of his brilliant series of Market Wizards books ‘Unknown Market Wizard…

#71 Adam Sorab - Technical Analysis : Far more than merely a tool used for analysing market price action

June 15, 2021

Many people new to trading, and even many veterans, have a very limited view of Technical Analysis. They often see it as merely a tool used for analysing market price action, or may hold beliefs which may lead them to be sce…

#59 Chris Camillo - Market Wizard: Finding Treasure in the Markets

Dec. 2, 2020

Our guest this week is Chris Camillo, a unique and quite astonishing trader. Chris was recently featured in the Jack Schwager’s new book, ‘Unknown Market Wizards’. The title chapter for Chris’s interview was ‘Neither’, and i…

#58 Marsten Parker - Market Wizard: The Spirit of Experimentation

Nov. 18, 2020

Our guest today is Marsten Parker. Marsten is one of the featured traders in Jack Schwager’s Unknown Market Wizards, the 5th book in the iconic Market Wizards series. Marsten is the only truly systematic trader featured in U…

#57 Jack Schwager: Unknown Market Wizards

Nov. 2, 2020

This is the podcast interview we have been waiting to do all year. We have been huge fans of the Market Wizards series of books since the first one landed with a splash in 1989. That was a time when trading had first explode…

#56 Annie Duke: 'How To Decide' - That's Where The Money Is!

Oct. 20, 2020

There are a host of different factors which lead to great trading and investing performance, but at the end of the day, we live and die by the quality of the decisions, we make. It is ‘Where the Money Is!’. Our ability to ma…

#55 Dr Tara Swart; Talks about 'Brain Agility' and being 'The Wendy Rhodes of London'

Oct. 6, 2020

This week we are delighted to have Dr Tara Swart on the Podcast. Tara is a qualified psychiatrist and neuroscientist. who left the world of medicine to set-up her own Neuroscience based leadership coaching consultancy and be…

#54 Psychology, Mindset & Ego: AlphaMind interviewed by Tradeciety

Sept. 20, 2020

This weeks guest was 'us'. In this episode Ralf and Moritz of the Tradeciety interviewed AlphaMind Podcast hosts Steve and Mark about their work helping traders to become more effective by tackling the psychological, mental …

#53 Morgan Housel - The Psychology of Money

Sept. 8, 2020

'The Psychology of Money' is a new book written by former Motley Fool and Wall Street Journal finance columnist Morgan Housel. The book has been called " one of the best and most original finance books in years. " by the Wal…

#52 Beyond Technical Analysis with Robin Bieber

Aug. 25, 2020

Robin Bieber has been working in the Oil markets for the past 40 years. He has been a trader, broker and analysts, and is now considered one of the leading technical analysts in the trading industry. There are few better qua…

#51 Steve Ward - Bullet Proof Trader

Aug. 12, 2020

Every Trader would love to be bullet proof. To be bulletproof is to be able to survive the mental shots taken at us each and every day in the financial markets. When these shots hit us, they disrupt our thinking, corrupt our…

#50 John Locke: SMB Capital Options Trader on Developing a Mindset for Trading Success

July 28, 2020

Our guest this is week is John Locke, an option trader at SMB Capital. John has achieved great success as a trader since starting about 15 years ago having previously worked as a ‘Success Coach’. As well as working as a trad…

#49 The Risk Personality Episode with Geoff Trickey

July 14, 2020

Geoff Trickey is one of the world’s leading experts on Risk Personality. Geoff says that ‘personality writes your biography’ and believes that knowing and understanding your risk personality, can provide an enormous edge in …

#48 Flash Crash - Liam Vaughan on Navinder Sarao and the 2010 Flash Crash

July 7, 2020

A young man amasses $70,000,000 in trading profits, is accused of causing one of the biggest Stock Market Crashes ever, is the subject of a major US govt investigation and a multimillion-dollar manhunt , and all from his ups…

#47 Damian Hughes - The Winning Mindset

June 23, 2020

A winning mindset is at least as important to trading success as the strategies and tactics you deploy. But how much effort do put into developing a winning mindset? Having a robust system or method for finding value, an app…

#46 Brian Pezim - Swing Trading and Trading Psychology

June 9, 2020

Brian is a retail trader who placed his first trade in 1967. Brian still actively trades, is a mentor at the Bear Bull Traders community and is author of ‘How To Swing Trade: A Beginner’s Guide to Trading Tools, Money Manage…

#45 Dr Gary Klein - Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty

June 4, 2020

The very essence of the challenge of trading and investing is making great decisions, under time pressured situations, when faced with extreme uncertainty. The very essence of the challenge of trading and investing is making…

#44 Steven Goldstein's Golden Trading Guidelines

May 27, 2020

AlphaMind podcast host Steven Goldstein worked for almost 25 years as a professional trader at Investment Banks in both Market-Making and Proprietary Trading roles. In his battle to succeed, Steven was always looking to impr…

#43 Paul Gordon – Discusses Bitcoin for the Crypto-Curious

May 12, 2020

Bitcoin, and the world of cryptocurrency, divides opinion. At one end of the scale you’ll find the cynics and sceptics, at the other end those who are fascinated by all things crypto, and in between is everyone else, by vary…

#42 Dr Brian Keating - How Evidence Sometimes Loses Out to Emotion

April 29, 2020

This week’s guest is Dr Brian Keating, Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. In this podcast, we interview Dr Keating about some of the connections which bind trading, investing and s…

#41 Andrew Aziz - Founder of BearBullTraders: The Mind is in The Process

April 21, 2020

Andrew Aziz is a Retail Trader, Founder of the Bear Bull Community of Traders and is author of Amazon top-selling book, ‘How to Day Trade for a Living: Tools, Tactics, Money Management, Discipline and Trading Psychology’. An…

#40 Performance Based 'Mindfulness for Traders', with Mark Randall

April 15, 2020

Mark Randall is Co-Host of the AlphaMind Podcast, but this week he becomes the interview guest. Mark is one of the world’s leaders in the delivery of Performance-Based Mindfulness. He works primarily with corporates, includi…

#39 Leading traders reflect on trading through the Coronavirus Crisis

April 8, 2020

The last few weeks have seen traumatic times in the financial markets. Trading conditions in all markets have seen unparalleled volatility and liquidity levels in excess of the worst of 2008 and which few have ever experienc…

#38 Denise Shull - Performance Coach to Trading & Investment Professionals

March 31, 2020

Denise Shull is one of the world’s leading performance coaches. As well as being a former trader herself, Denise focuses on the positive contribution feelings and emotion makes in high-pressure decision-making situations. De…

#37 Jon Macaskill US Navy Seal Commander - The Power of Mindfulness & Meditation

March 24, 2020

Mindfulness and meditation can be enormously powerful when engaged in financial markets. These practices have the ability to weaponize the mind for optimal performance whilst creating a robust and resilient suit of armour ag…

#36 David Tait - Ex-Head of FX Trading at Goldman Sachs: Coping with Extreme Fear

March 16, 2020

In this second interview with David Tait, David talks about fear in trading and how best to cope and manage with the extreme fear which is part of terrain of trading. When it comes to fear, and fear in trading, there are few…

#35 David Tait - Ex-Head of FX Trading at Goldman Sachs: Life & Trading Can't Be Separated

March 3, 2020

David Tait had a fearlessness which made him one of the world’s top traders. This edge helped establish him as one of the leading figures in trading in the financial markets. David success led to him becoming Global Head of …

#34 Nick Leeson - Rogue Trader: In His Own Words

Feb. 24, 2020

25 years ago this week, Barings Bank, founded in 1763, was brought down by the calamitous and illegal trading activities of one of its futures traders, Nick Leeson. Working from their Singapore office, Lesson’s accumulated t…

#33 Anthony Crudele - Successful Trading whilst Managing Stress

Feb. 18, 2020

Anthony Crudele started as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in the late 1990s. He was one of the youngest members of the CME, originally trading the S&P e-mini futures. Anthony was surrounded by…

#32 Dr Daniel Crosby - Your Brain is Not Designed to Trade or Invest

Feb. 11, 2020

Don't let the title of this episode de-motivate you. The more you know about your brain and how it functions, the greater the likelihood you can make positive adjustments which can drive superior trading and investment perfo…

#31 Paul Wallace - From Air Force Fighter Controller to Trader

Feb. 4, 2020

In this week’s episode we are in conversation with Paul Wallace. Paul is a private UK based trader, who taught himself trading after getting attracted to internet stocks in the early 2000s. Prior to that Paul was a fighter c…

#30 David Keller CMT - From Music & Psychology to Investing, Technical Analysis & Behavioural Finance

Jan. 28, 2020

In this week’s episode we are in conversation with David Keller. This is an episode we can only describe as 'Rich': Rich in insight, rich in wisdom, rich in depth, and rich in meaningful dialogue and discussion. David is som…

#29 Simon Garcia - The Mental Battle ‘is the Battle’

Jan. 21, 2020

This podcast episode will fascinate all those who work in trading and investing roles. In this excellent interview with co-hosts Steve and Mark, their guest Simon Garcia bares his soul, describes his experience, and shares h…

#28 Jim Simons - The Man Who Solved The Markets – With Greg Zuckerman

Jan. 14, 2020

Jim Simons is the most successful trader of the last 3 decades by a country mile. Simons founded the Renaissance Technologies the secretive Hedge Fund which employs some of the world’s most brilliant mathematical geniuses. T…

#27 How to Be Better as Traders

Jan. 7, 2020

In the first AlphaMind podcast of 2020 co-hosts Steven Goldstein and Mark Randall share their Top Tips for how to be more effective, more productive, more successful as Traders and Investment Professionals in 2020. Mark and …

#26 Chris Cain - The Alpha Formula: High Powered Strategies to Beat The Market With Less Risk.

Dec. 10, 2019

Chris Cain spent a decade working as a Market Maker in Fixed Income products before moving on to work privately as a trader and producing some outstanding performance in a very short space of time. Chris is also co-author of…

#25 Beat Nussbaumer - 35 years as an Investment Bank FX Trader

Dec. 3, 2019

Beat Nussbaumer started trading FX in 1984 for UBS in Zurich. Over the next 35 years Beat worked for a who’s who of Investment Banks including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Commerzbank as a market-maker, proprietary tra…

#24 Nick Smith - The Crossover of Sports Betting & Financial Market Trading

Nov. 25, 2019

This interview is really in two parts. The first 15 minutes of the interview Nick tells about himself and his new venture, and talks about the comparison between trading and sports-betting. Nick sees sports-betting as still …

#23 The Trauma of Trading

Nov. 16, 2019

This episode was sparked by an overwhelming response to a tweet posted this week by podcast host Steven Goldstein on the AlphaMind twitter handle https://twitter.com/AlphaMind101. The Tweet: _________________________________…

#22 New York Yankees Performance Coach Dana Cavalea - Habits of a Champion

Nov. 9, 2019

Dana Cavalea was Strength, Conditioning and Performance Coach for the New York Yankees when they won the world series in 2009. Today he coaches leaders, executives, traders and investors in how to be in peak physical and men…

#21 Benis Kumar - Behavioural Finance and Trading Biases

Nov. 2, 2019

Benis is a partner and behavioural scientist with 'Final Mile', the world’s leading Behavioural Architecture Consultancy. Behavioural Architecture seeks to solve complex issues and problems where conventional approaches fall…

#20 Carol Harmer - Technical Trading & Technical Analysis

Oct. 26, 2019

This week’s guest is Carol Harmer. Carol started as a trader working for Midland Bank markets (which later became HSBC Markets), in the early 1980s on the LIFFE (London International Financial Futures Exchange) in London. S…

#19 James Brodie – Trading, Markets, Behavioural Finance, System & Algo Building

Oct. 19, 2019

James Brodie has been in and around trading for almost 3 decades. Starting in the early 90s, James worked on trading desks at leading investment banks, started his own hedge fund, built trading systems, taught people and edu…

#18 Greg Gossett - 24 Years as a Retail Trader

Oct. 12, 2019

In this episode of the AlphaMind podcast we interview veteran retail trader Greg Gossett. Greg is well into his third decade of retail trading, proving that it can be done, and can be done well. In this excellent interview G…

#17 JJ@vwaptrader1 - Interview Part 2: Getting to the Soul of the Retail Trader

Oct. 5, 2019

This is the second part of the interview Mark and Steve conducted with retail trader JJ aka vwaptrader1. In the first part of this interview JJ shared stories of his time as a Penny Stocks MarketMaker in a world immortalised…

#16 JJ vwaptrader1- Part 1: Wolf of Wall Street meets Retail Trading

Sept. 28, 2019

Former Penny Stocks Market-Maker, turned Retail Trader, Trader Educator and host of the superb ‘Confessions of a Market-Maker’ podcast JJ aka 'vwaptrader1' talks to Steven and Mark about his colourful career, his time as a s…

#15 Chris Tate - Top Aussie Trader bringing the best of your ‘Self’ to the Trading Game

Sept. 21, 2019

Mark and Steve talk with Australian Trader Chris Tate. Chris joined the markets in the 1980s forging a long and very successful career in the Financial Markets. Chris now works with some colleague in a business called ‘the T…

#14 Merritt Black discusses the harsh realities traders must embrace to help develop the consistency needed to succeed

Sept. 7, 2019

Merritt Black is Head of Proprietary Trading at US firm SMB futures. In this deep and very poignant interview, Merritt shares his reflections and thoughts on a wide array of themes and aspects about the realities of trading …

#13 Great Learnings from Master of the Markets: Musings on Our Recent Interviews

Aug. 31, 2019

In this podcast, we explore the purpose of the AlphaMind project, which aims to help people from across the Financial Markets both new and seasoned to develop and cultivate mindsets for success in their work as traders and i…

#12 Mandi Pour Rafsenjani: Developing Traders from the Inside Out & Women in Trading

Aug. 24, 2019

Mandi is a Trader and Coach from Australia; she works with new and experienced traders helping them develop the inner mindset skills to achieve success and to progress to higher levels of performance. In this interview Mandi…