Earlier this month I was invited to come speak at the Hellenic chapter of the CMT Association in Athens, Greece. We had a much bigger crowd that I expected. I’ve had the opportunity to speak at many of the chapters around the world, including all over Asia, North America and Europe. I felt this was one of the better Q&A Sessions we’ve ever had. We were able to get the audio so I wanted to share that with you today. Some of the audience questions were not as clear as we would like, so bear with us. Hope you enjoy!
Sean and I have known each other for over a decade but there are still things he’s interested in learning about my experiences. In this podcast, Sean asks me how playing baseball made me a better trader or investor. The key takeaways here are:
1) Hard Work and Mental Toughness
2) Preparation and knowing what you will do under any circumstance
3) Learning how to lose. If you fail 70% of the time on the diamond, you get inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Being able to take a loss and move on is part of the path to success.
I can’t believe we pulled it off! Two weeks ago, I co-hosted my very first financial conference and it was an amazing success. I think it exceeded all of our expectations, including the hosts and the guests. I’ve never been to a conference that promoted getting outside and exercising and then matching that excitement with consistently incredible speakers who each added value in their own unique way. Now that we’ve had a chance to digest everything that happened, I sat down with our Chief Options Strategist, Sean McLaughlin, to discuss the event and some of the things that stood out the most. I hope you enjoy this quick rundown of our 2 day Technical Analysis Conference in Breckenridge, CO that we proudly call “Chart Summit”.
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On this podcast episode, we’re flipping the script a bit. I was invited to come on the DailyFX Podcast hosted by Tyler Yell last week, and I wanted to share that audio with you here today. In this conversation, we discuss the recent Chart Summit in Breckenridge, CO, how and why I started Allstarcharts.com and what trends I’m currently seeing in the market. One thing we also talked about was the benefits of journaling and writing ideas down on paper. I really enjoyed this conversation so thank you Tyler Yell and DailyFX for inviting me on.
Howard Lindzon has always been there for me. He is the founder of Stocktwits, who originally built Allstarcharts.com back in 2010 and welcomed me into their network of bloggers. Many of these are still around today and doing better than ever! Howard has invested in some of my ventures over the years and I’ve invested in a few of his. He keeps me posted on developments in the private markets and I keep him up to speed on public markets. Last week was the Chart Summit in Breckenridge, CO. You can watch my presentation here. On the second day of this awesome event, I sat down and had a fireside chat with Howard. We discuss what he likes to call “Chart Art”, and we also talk about some of the biggest trends he’s seeing in Finance and Technology. Although this was a Technical Analysis conference, I think getting to pick the brain of a master VC about the tools we’re using, or will be using, adds value to both the Chart Summit and Podcast. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!
Jon Bloom is the Head of Institutional Sales for us here at All Star Charts. He brings over 20 years of experience as a sell side trader. We’re thrilled to have him as part of the team and I invited him on the podcast to share his thoughts on the way the business has changed since the 80s and 90s. The old model is broken and dying a slow and depressing death. We’re fortunate to be positioned to take advantage of these changes and I think we’ve done a good job of filling that void. Buy side clients are simply not getting the service they need because of the conflicts of interest on wall street, so they’ve been coming to us for help.
As the Chief Strategist, I’m winning all day because I get to speak with some of the biggest and most powerful Portfolio Managers on earth, every day. I should be paying them!
Jon Bloom does a good job of explaining why that old business is over and why he decided to join us at All Star Charts specifically last year. We’ve had a lot of different perspectives on the podcast, but this is the first time that we are really able to dive into the actual business. I really enjoyed this one so I hope you find as much value from it as I did.