Have you ever wanted to eavesdrop on a conversation between industry professionals? Well you can do just that on Friday 27th. Click here to register.

Rob from DTG is an industry professional with experience ranging from outrights & spread scalping/market making/arbitrage as a proprietary trader, and also a principal of a quant research firm focused on longer term strategy and risk model development. So he’s an interesting mix of short term discretionary and long term quantitative.

Peter has one foot in trading and one foot in the tools business, so spends time with a huge range of traders with different styles both professional and retail.

The two have known each other for years and regularly have calls where they:
– discuss the markets, what’s working well (and not so well) at the moment
– Traders they are working with – both the successful and not so successful
– The ‘shenanigans’ they are seeing at the retail end of the market…

These discussions last quite a while and recently Rob suggested that people might want to listen in and indeed participate in one of these chats. So on 27th July at 12pm Eastern time, we are going to do just that.

This will be a conversation between to traders with different styles on a number of topics, where YOU, the audience can join in.

It’s a conversation, so the agenda is a bit ‘loose’ but we aim to cover:

-Quantitative vs Discretionary Trading – is one better than the other? Is it a simple choice? Why are retail traders to attracted to systematic trading? What are the pitfalls of each?

– Why do so many retailers struggle to become profitable? Is it psychology or technique? Does the average retailer even have a reasonable expectation of what outcome is likely with their trades?

– Why so little focus on risk? How much edge can you get from the risk model itself over time? What about efficiency of capital? Is it always better to trade smaller?

– Realities of ongoing adaptation with single market short term strategies. How to know if your strategy is struggling or performing to expectation. Importance of ongoing research.

The goal of these talks is to dig a little deeper beyond the usual focus of strategy specifics into the often brushed over but critically important considerations which tend to be the difference between success and failure for most aspiring traders. Again, the idea is to tackle these important topics in loose conversational format, so be prepared to interact and ask some smart questions. Click here to register.