Opto Sessions: Stock market | Investing | Trading | Stocks & Shares | Finance | Business | Entrepreneurship | ETF

Opto Sessions: Stock market | Investing | Trading | Stocks & Shares | Finance | Business | Entrepreneurship | ETF

Stock Market Opportunities: Opto Sessions brings you in-depth interviews with the best minds in finance, from hedge fund managers to options traders, uncovering their secrets to success. Learn to trade or improve your investing with ideas, tips and techniques from the industry's greatest minds.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 52 min

On Friday 12th February I spoke to Jay Jacobs, the Head of Research & Strategy at Global X. Global X is an innovative provider of thematic ETFs – an industry segment that shot to prominence last year, netting record returns. Jay - frequently cited on platforms like CNBC, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal - leads Global X’s research efforts, identifying potential growth opportunities, and instigating the development of new,...

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Jesse Felder makes his second appearance on Opto Sessions, having made his debut with Ed back in October. Jesse began his professional career at Bear, Stearns & Co. and later co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Then in 2000, Jesse moved to Oregon, founding The Felder Report shortly after, and since his research has featured in major publications like The Wall Street Journal, B...

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This week we’ve got Dr Jeff Ross who is both a radiologist and the founder of a successful hedge fund Vailshire Capital Management which utilises an innovative “all-weather,” full-cycle portfolio management strategy for its clients. Achieving triple digit returns over the past year.

In this interview however we dive into something both Jeff & I have an interest in, Bitcoin. We go from the basics, why does Bitcoin have value, to ...

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Today I welcome back Trevor Neil, a trader for over 50 years having started out trading commodities with Merrill Lynch in the mid 1970’s. We first spoke in April last year, and Trevor has since appeared on the show to discuss his innovative, new trading product, the RRG UK Momentum+ - links to both of these interviews can be found below.

During today's episode, we discuss the market mania surrounding GameStop, the relationsh...

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Today I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Rob Koyfman, a former wall st veteran and founder and CEO of Koyfin. Koyfin is a financial data and analytics platform for researching stocks and understanding market trends.

It’s an exceptional tool which is particularly good for those who like digging into the fundamentals behind stocks or comparing the performance of different stocks sectors or themes over different time periods.

We dis...

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Steve Hanke is a professor of applied economics at The Johns Hopkins University and senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Over four decades Hanke has advised dozens of world leaders from President Ronald Reagan to Indonesia’s Suharto on currency reforms, privatization, and how to tame hyperinflation. An active trader of currencies and commodities, Hanke was the president of the world’s best performing mutual fund in 1995, a year in ...

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This is a special episode with Trevor Neil who gives us exclusive insight into a new tradable product CMC Markets has developed with his guidance - The RRG UK Momentum+

Trevor is an ex floor trader & hedge fund manager and director at RRG.

We talk about the product methodology, how it captures early stage +ve momentum in UK stocks and why you might be interested in a momentum strategy over an index play.

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Julius de Kempenaer is the creator of Relative Rotation Graphs™. RRGs, for short, enable investors to distill the relative strength of hundreds, and even thousands of securities, into a single picture. Be it individual stocks, sectors or even entire indexes, RRGs enable a comparison that would otherwise take days to reproduce, and be impossible to visualise.

I talk to Julius about how this investment tool, a secret weapon in the arm...

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Rob Arnott is the founder and chairman of Research Affiliates. As of September 2020, $145 billion in assets were managed worldwide using investment strategies developed by Arnott’s firm.

Having pioneered several unconventional portfolio strategies that are now widely applied, including the Fundamental Index™ investment approach, Rob has earned a reputation as one of the word’s most provocative practitioners, challenging conventional...

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Welcome to a special edition of the Opto Sessions podcast, Ed and I have identified our favourite episodes from what has been an unprecedented year for global stock markets. We’ve narrowed it down to our top 8, selecting 4 clips each from our favourite interviews this year. Featured guests include investing royalty, Jim Rogers, who alongside George Soros, co-founded the Quantum Fund; and Jack Schwager, the international best-sellin...

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December 24, 2020 1 min

Opto Sessions is off for our holiday break (Merry Christmas, by the way)

We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has listened to the show this year and that we’ll be back in the new year with more interviews from the world’s best traders.

Next week (31st December 2020) we’ll be releasing a slightly different episode: our highlights from the year. If you’re interested in hearing the best bits from our interviews in one p...

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Today I welcome Keith McCullogh, the founder of hedgeye risk management which is a no-excuses provider of real-time investment research and a premier online financial media company. Keith and his team of 80 analysts are hard at work tearing down the edifice of Old Wall Street, brick by brick.

We deconstruct the proprietary models which hedgeye uses to both assess the markets and recommend positions. This includes his quad based inve...

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Frank E. Holmes is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors. Under Frank’s direction, the company has exceeded all expectations in the highly-competitive ETF market, having launched the JETS ETF in 2015, a fund that shot to prominence this year – a darling of Robinhood traders -, and which now commands nearly $3bn AUM.

Frank made his name in Mining, receiving various awards from the Mining Journal, including Fund Ma...

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David Mazza is the managing Director and Head of Product at Direxion, a well-known provider of ETFs and Mutual funds. As head of product David leads the research and development of new products at Direxion in addition to the ongoing product management and strategy for the firm.

Direxion has recently been highlighted as an innovator in the realm of thematic ETFs and this is exactly what we’ll be discussing in detail in this episode....

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Michael A. Gayed is Portfolio Manager at Toroso Investments, a company with $5 billion AUM. Michael manages the ATAC Rotation fund, which has returned roughly 50% this year, an extremely impressive result amid unprecedented market volatility.

Michael is also the co-author of four award-winning research papers on market anomalies & investing, an active contributor to MarketWatch & Seeking Alpha, and has been interviewed on CN...

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Peter Tuchman has spent over 35 years on Wall Street, making him one of the most experienced brokers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Two white sprouts of hair coupled with a larger-than-life personality have earned him the moniker “The Einstein of Wall Street", and have seen him become a firm-favorite with the press. Peter is the most photographed man on the Street and has been depicted during some of the most pivo...

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Jack Schwager is back again, Author of the well renowned Market Wizards series. We’re here to celebrate the launch of his latest release - Unknown Market Wizards - by digging into a couple of the hugely successful traders Jack interviews in the book.

You’ll hear about the unicorn sniper who hunts down high conviction trades and the penny stock trader who now rides disruptive trends and is all about being early.

You can purchase Jack...

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This is a US election special where I have the pleasure of talking to JC Parets the founder of allstarcharts about price action and opportunities he’s seeing in the market today. 

As JC says ‘it’s not about being right, it’s about making money’ and we highlight the sectors and themes hitting all time highs in global stocks as well as touching on interesting action in gold and bitcoin.

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@allstarcharts
https://allstarcharts.com/

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This week I spoke to Morgan Housel. Morgan is a partner at the Collaborative Fund – a firm responsible for over $300 million - a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal, and, crucially for today’s interview, the award-winning author of ‘The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness’.

Morgan’s insight into how the human mind thinks about this well-trodden topic are truly unique, as...

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Today I welcome Jesse Felder, Founder of the Felder Report. Jesse began his professional career at Bear Stearns and later co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund in Santa Monica, California. Today he manages the Felder report from his home in Oregon.

Jesse runs a really fascinating blog @ the felderreport.com and I’ve dug into some of his more recent musings on the market including why it’s time to get greedy in the energy...

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