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Desire To Trade Podcast | Forex Trading Tips & Interviews with Highly Successful Traders

This podcast is all about developing Forex trading skills for more freedom! My name is Etienne Crete (from Montreal, Canada). I'm a swing Forex trader and help aspiring Forex traders develop a trading method that works for them so they can produce income allowing them to live with more freedom. What you must know: I'm all for trading foreign exchange, but I think freedom is much more important than time spent in front of your computer. I blog at www.desiretotrade.com and host the Desire To Trade Podcast. I was fed up with the “fake” millionaire traders and the “get-rich-quick-trading guys”. That's why you can expect more free content from me than what other people charge for! If you truly want to succeed in Forex trading, I believe you need to keep working on yourself so you can improve your strengths, but also your weaknesses. Do not focus solely on what you're good at. I'll help you do that! The Desire To Trade Podcast has for goal to help you develop Forex trading skills for more freedom. I interview successful traders from around the world. My focus is on providing you with lessons from my personal trading experience and my conversations as I trade and travel around the globe.
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May 29, 2017

Gino Topini Trader Interview

In episode 94 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Gino Topini, a Forex, stocks & crypto-currency trader based in London, UK. This man is one of the smartest traders I've met.

Gino has what I'd call a master drive to speed up his success in trading and he does it the right way. While I met him at the China Forex Expo in Shenzhen, I understood that Gino has taken sort of the "smart way to successful trading", which is very uncommon to start with.

Starting to trade in 2007, he decided to go on his own in his trading Forex trading journey, and therefore spent more time studying and practicing his craft in the market on a daily basis.

Gino is also the co-ower of a business named Mj Web Studio LTD, which specializes in SEO, copywriting and web development. That is an excellent example of creating multiple streams of income and not putting all your eggs in one basket (one of Gino's advice).

Throughout this interview, we went together for the basic of trading that the trader so often tends to forget. Gino shares his personal ways of trading currencies, how he came up with winning trading strategies and some deep knowledge of crypto-currencies, mainly Bitcoins, as nowadays the market seem to offer a great opportunity for profit.

Here's a key takeaway:

"Trading is about loving what you are doing, interact with best traders and  trying new strategies."

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Share This! Top Quotes From This Interview

"Do not put all your eggs in one basket, diversify what you do and surely you won't have any trouble in the future." - Gino Topini

"Every trader is different from another, so everyone needs to find its own strategies to trade." - Gino Topini

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How to start trading (and take it seriously)
  • The easy way to diversify your trading
  • How Gino dealt with the fear of losing real money
  • How long-term & short-term trading methods vary
  • Why & how to create your own trading strategy
  • What the process of continually testing trading strategies look like
  • How you can get disciplined to just follow the plan
  • How to run a business & trade at the same time
  • Why Gino insists on having a business (not a 9-to-5 job!)
  • How Gino Topini trades crypto-currencies on eToro

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

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May 22, 2017

In episode 93 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Stacey Burke, a Forex trader who has learned about trading the hard way while blowing up some small accounts and making all the mistakes most losing traders make. 

Through that process, however, he has able to identify where the real problems were in his trading and how he could finally turn the corner to become one of the few profitable traders.

Coming from a sporting background in ice hockey and Ironman triathlon, hard work and a competitive nature are some of the attributes he believes are necessary to succeed in Forex trading.

Stacey gives credit to other great traders for his success. Brent Penfold's advice on being "the best loser", but he also implemented things in his daily routine to help him continually keep getting better at the process of trading. Like Mike Bellafiore says "how good can we get?"

Here's a key takeaway:

"Trading mastery is a journey, not a destination. Focus on constant progress, NOT perfection." (click to tweet!)

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Share This! Top Quotes From This Interview

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." - Sun Tzu

"Focus on being a good loser and having asymmetrical risk/reward opportunities." -Stacey Burke

"Keep it simple and learn how to lose." - Stacey Burke

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How Stacey went through 10 years of losing trades without stopping - and how he recovered
  • The Forex trading habits and rituals that Stacey go through on a daily basis
  • How to really learn from other traders - because you can't simply copy
  • Why expecting to lose trades is powerful
  • The importance of having a solid trading journal and how Stacey does his
  • Some of the best lessons from traders around the world
  • Why teaching and sharing makes you a more successful Forex trader
  • The more you trade the more you are likely to make mistakes
  • How Stacey uses paper notebooks - I do the same!
  • One thing Stacey wished he knew when he started to trade
  • How to create an asymmetrical edge in the market
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

  • Edgewonk: the trading journal Stacey and many traders use on a daily basis. Enter "dtt20" at checkout to get 10% off and a 3-month complete membership of the Desire To TRADE Academy.
  • Dr. Brett Steenbarger's blog: a great resource to grow in the field of trading psychology with daily content.
  • Peter Brandt: a trader Stacey gives a lot of credit to for sharing his experience and knowledge.

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May 15, 2017

In episode 92 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Kiana Danial a trader with a special emphasis on building her portfolio over time. She is helping people grow their wealth by investing.

Here it's not a matter of getting rich quickly. Instead, Kiana looks at the market from a long-term perspective and that's how she saw most of her success in trading. What's most interesting about Kiana's trading style, however, is that she is still very involved in the market. She usually knows what's going on and what it's best to look at.

Kiana confirms the idea that successful trading isn't a full-size-fits-all activity. You cannot expect to succeed by copying other people. As a matter of fact, those who see the most success in trading understand who they are.

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Share This! Top Quotes From This Interview

“Patience is a profitable virtue” - Kiana Danial

“Know yourself, know your financial situation, know your goals, and know your portfolio” - Kiana Danial

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How she started to trade from Japan and made her first $10,000 in one trade

  • How Kiana sees trading as part of her financial plan
  • How she realized day trading wasn’t for her

  • Why the odds are against you in day trading

  • How to find out your risk tolerance
  • Defining the type of portfolio you own

  • Whether to consider fundamentals vs. technicals in various markets

  • How to evaluate your trading portfolio & do market reviews

  • What happens when you add to your positions (i.e. scaling in)
  • Taking partial profits & what it does to your trading account.

  • Why you can't copy people and expect to succeed in trading

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

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May 8, 2017

In episode 91 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Mike Tedeschi, a day and swing trader running a portfolio as well as a trading chatroom. At the time of the interview, he has been trading for himself for over 6 years.

Mike looks at the investment world through a contrarian lens. By going against the herd, he positions himself to achieve the largest possible returns in the quickest time frame with the least amount of risk.

One of the topics we touch on is the need for a trading plan. Mike, like me, has also been developing a trading playbook that contains multiple trading strategies he uses on a daily basis based on how the market moves.

We also touched on the topic of trading alerts. As the main takeaway, you can make money in the market without being involved in the market at all times. There are times when the market isn't producing anything worth trading and that is where you need to be able to step away. There are absolutely no reasons to go in the market when there are no trades.

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Share This! Top Quotes From This Interview

"Prices are never too high to begin buying or too low to begin selling" -Jesse Livermore

"If you can't make money on the leaders, you can't make money in the market"

If you treat trading like a hobby it's going to pay like a hobby.

There are no reasons to go in the market when there are no trades.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How Mike started to trade from Japan
  • The types of mistakes traders make at the beginning
  • The 3 most important aspects of trading
  • How to overcome the fear of losing money
  • The analogy of flipping a coin in risk management
  • EXACTLY how Mike trades intraday and swing
  • How Mike uses a trading plan, playbook, and checklist
  • The types of behaviours that are costing most money to traders
  • Why Mike doesn't give that much importance to backtesting
  • Why you can't rely on news to trade at all times
  • Why you can't look at the market as an ATM
  • How to avoid trading all the time - how to use alerts like a pro!
  • How to increase your ratio of successful trades
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

  1. FINVIZ: a free financial visualization tool (i.e. mostly stock screener)

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May 1, 2017

In episode 90 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview David Bergstrom, a trader and a pro when it comes to creating strong systematic trading strategies and testing them.

David has been developing a software that helps traders test trading strategies in a matter of a few hours, so I was curious about the process he undertakes to truly validate an edge in the market.

Trading over 100 strategies at this point, David also has a solid process he goes through wen it comes to deciding what exactly to trade. That is a great lesson for any trader.

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"Test everything" - David Bergstrom

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • The jump from manual to automated trading
  • How David tests everything he trades
  • How to trade over 100 trading strategies on multiple markets
  • The lessons David got from Wall Street
  • The importance of having different types of trading strategies
  • The type of trading strategies that work well with algorithmic trading
  • How you do one thing is the way you do everything.
  • And much more!

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