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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October 15, 2020 71 min

This week we welcome Peter Brandt on the show, a renowned trader and founder of the factor LLC which is a proprietary trading firm. He’s also a prominent author in the trading space with two highly thought of publications including Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader.

We talk through classical chart patterns, one of his specialties, why you should stop being obsessed with catching tops and bottoms and finish by analysing the lo...

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Welcome to another episode of Opto Sessions. I’m Ed Gotham and today we’ve got the pleasure of inviting 50pips back on the show for a deep dive on the markets and price action.

We talk about the US Election and how you should have a game plan regardless of the outcome. 50 also takes us through the major levels and flows in Gold, S&P500, and Nasdaq and we finish by discussing trained psychology with a focus on the importance of ...

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Today I’m talking to Chris Camillo, Founder of Dumb Money and an investor that’s turned $20k into over $30 million, and counting.

Having led and founded a series of successful tech and software companies, in 2018 Chris - and his two friends Dave Hanson and Jordan McLain - gave up the day-job to invest their own money, full-time. Not only have they already recorded extraordinary success, Chris and co. have pioneered a unique investme...

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I’m Ed Gotham, your host today and I have the pleasure of introducing Andrew Thrasher.

Andrew Thrasher is the portfolio manager for the Financial Enhancement Group an Indiana-based asset management firm. He’s also the founder of Thrasher Analytics, a research & analysis service for financial advisors and investment institutions.

We dig into the current market downturn and what to expect moving forward, we touch on the US electi...

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Our next guest needs no introduction...but I’m giving you one anyway.

Jack Schwager, Author of the hugely popular and widely acclaimed Market Wizards series. Jack is a recognised industry expert in futures and hedge funds and has more recently stepped into the world of entrepreneurship as a founder of Fund Seeder, a platform to find talented traders and connect them with sources of capital.

We dive into the market wizard series with...

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Today, I’m welcoming Kathryn McDonald to the Opto Sessions podcast, Co-Founder of Radiant ESG. Earlier this year Kathryn and Radiant CEO Heidi Ridley left renowned Quant House, Rosenberg Equities - The ‘Original Quant’ if you read Rosenberg’s website. The duo had decided to take the ESG integration synonymous with their former employer, one step further.

I speak to Kathryn about why, with global inflows into sustainable funds up 72%...

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Today I was hugely lucky to speak to Perth Tolle, founder of Life + Liberty Indexes. First of all, Perth spoke to us from Houston, Texas, an area recently hit by Hurricane Laura. Luckily, Houston avoided any severe impact, but unfortunately, the weather did play havoc with Perth’s internet connection, which does mean some of the interview’s audio isn’t quite as clear as usual. But, after a herculean effort from our editors, I r...

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Today I welcome Meb Faber, co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. Meb is the fund manager of all 11 ETFs at Cambria which includes the global momentum ETF and global value ETF among others.

We talk about market valuations, bubbles, and why you need a global asset allocation. Also, we discuss a couple of Cambria's funds, the shareholder yield fund, and the tail risk fund - both of which are ...

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Meet the one and only Gregory Zuckerman. Greg is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal where he talks about big financial trades, firms, and the titans of wall street.

Gregory has released 5 books which include The greatest trade ever: How hedge fund manager John Paulson bet against the markets and made $20 billion and also his latest popular release The man who solved the markets: How Jim Simons launched the quant revolution....

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Today I’m talking to Russ Mould, a prolific market pundit and Investment Research Director at AJ Bell, one of the UK’s largest investment platforms with £54.3 billion of invested assets. Russ’s extensive experience in capital markets began in 1991, managing funds at Scottish Equitable, before being entrusted with UBS’s Tech coverage as an Equity analyst, two year later. 12 years on Russ decided he needed a change, becoming a writer...

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Meet the lovely Michele Schneider. Mich is an ex commodity broker who is the co-founder of marketgauge.com where she serves as Director of Trading Research and Education. MarketGauge provides financial information and education to thousands of individuals, as well as large companies such as Barron’s, Fidelity, Thomson Reuters, and Bank of America.

Michele’s incredible career included over 13 years as one of the only female members o...

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Today I’m talking to Paul Markham, the lead manager on over $4 billion worth of assets, as one of Newton Investment Management’s most experienced global equity managers. Newton is one of eight investment firms under the Bank of New York Mellon umbrella, cumulatively the 7th largest asset manager in the world, with $2 trillion AUM.

We discuss the industries most affected by the pandemic, and which will have to fundamentally alter the...

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Jo Klement a mathematician and physicist turned investment strategist currently working at Liberium Capital in London where he’s focused on the equity strategy and building the ESG investment offering.

In the interview we uncover some insights from his recently released book - 7 mistakes every investor makes along with why spotify should start a hedge fund and his client from hell. All this and a lot lot more.

Joachim has had a very...

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Today, I’m talking to ETF aficionado Deborah Fuhr, Founder of ETFGI, the dominant player in global ETF research. Deborah took time out of her busy schedule – typically a prolific globetrotter but grounded at home by the Coronavirus - to give us an exclusive insight into an industry that now commands a colossal $6 trillion valuation, worth just $8bn as recently as 1997.

We discuss, how Deborah’s helped to pioneer and trail blaze on b...

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Get ready for a technical analysis masterclass with the one and only JC Parets, founder of allstarcharts.com where his motto is - 'it’s not about being right, it’s about making money.'

JC has appeared frequently on all of the big names - Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and of course Opto.

I get a chance to dig into JCs no nonsense approach to the markets which has built him a large following over the years as ...

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A pre-eminent chronicler of financial crime, in 2013 Liam Vaughan led a team of reporters in the uncovering of a conspiracy to manipulate the 5 trillion dollar-a-day foreign exchange market, and has since covered high-profile white-collar crime on behalf of Bloomberg. On the release of his latest book, ‘Flash Crash’ - the definitive account of one of the most mysterious events in recent history - I ask Liam:

Can we solely ascribe bl...

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In this episode I converse with an expert in macroeconomics, Fahad Kamal. Fahad is Chief market strategist at Kleinwort Hambros, part of the private banking and wealth management division at Societe Generale.

We discuss the latest stock market rally in depth. Find out why this isn't just a FOMO rally, why US equities are expensive but could still continue higher and why you should normally ignore geopolitical turmoil.

Fahad has b...

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Five years on from a now legendary short of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, a bet that brought a $90 billion company to its knees - and which has since been documented in the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Dirty Money - I’m catching up with Fahmi Quadir, the 29 year-old short-seller shaking up Wall Street. 2020 brings with it a new foe, Wirecard, a German payments company currently embroiled in a market manipulation probe, and one t...

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Newton IM is one of Bank of New York Mellon's eight investment firms, cumulatively the 7th largest asset manager in the world with $1.9 trillion assets under management. Today we were lucky to be joined by Newton's Global Strategist & Economist, Brendan Mulhern, a fulcrum of the institution's top-down macroeconomic thinking.

Where are we at in this market cycle? Why has stock market performance diverged so significan...

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Brian Shannon, founder of alpha trends, will help raise your trading game as we dive deep into the psychology driving price action in the markets. Why do technical indicators work? How you can use this knowledge to help you find great trading opportunities? Brian also reveals how he’s enhanced his trading using technical analysis on multiple timeframes.

Brian is a swing trader with over 30 years experience, including roles at some m...

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