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!
We’re back with another episode of The Money Game with Phil Pearlman. Today’s conversation is about the internet troll. Phil gives us insight into the science of what is taking place when a person actually has the time, and interest, to go out of their way to consume someone’s content, take the time to think about it and then go even further to publish angry and hurtful words about it. There are psychological issues there that we discuss from both the perspective of the troll and the content producer who gets harassed. This is a good topic and just one of many that we’ll try and cover here on The Money Game.
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.
John Roque is a Technical Analyst who I’ve looked up to since early in my career. From the bottom of my heart, it was guys like him who inspired me to analyze the behavior of markets and do it in a way that is unique to me. I’ve always enjoyed his comparisons between markets and sports. While on the sell side, John was consistently ranked among the top analysts before joining the buy side, including Soros Fund Management. In this conversation, we discuss everything from Ted Williams to Corn Futures. He gives us his thoughts on Gold, Crude Oil, Interest Rates and the combined market-caps of Financials & Technology sectors. This was a real honor for me to get to interview one of my favorite technicians on the Street. I hope you enjoy it!
Tyler Wood is a Managing Director at the CMT Association, the global credentialing body for the CMT designation. A Chartered Market Technician (CMT) has achieved the highest education within the discipline of Technical Analysis and is the preeminent designation for practitioners worldwide. I finished up the 3rd Level of the CMT back in 2008, just in time to help me navigate that historic period for the market. I’ve known Tyler for almost 10 years and can tell you first hand that he is regularly speaking with some of the best technicians in the world. I think he brings a unique perspective on the subject and thought he would be a good compliment to a lot of the other guests we’ve had on the podcast. In the episode we touch on the growth of Technical Analysis and the CMT since the late 60s, the role that women have always played in the field and in the organization, the international awareness we’re seeing about Technicals and how social media has changed the access that younger market participants have to market veterans. I really enjoyed this one!