Volume 1, v1.1



Volume 1 cd one




1.     Adrian Burridge   23 mins

File: BURRIDGE1.mp3

Private Futures TRADER:    UK

Born:   1948     Years in the Market:     6

Method of Trading:     Technical, System


It was obvious from early on that Adrian was different. With his incredible ability to observe and apply mathematical logic to the market, Adrian is a rare animal. He makes up his own systems. However, like many creative people, he has had to grapple with discipline in the market and he has devised a series of rules and practices that should be useful to any trader getting off first base in order to cope with the reality of dealing in markets.



2.      Valery Ann Moore   1h


Private futures TRADER & Spredbetter: UK

Born: early 1950's   Years in the Market:      6

Method of Trading:      Technical, System & Discretionary


Val trained at the same time as Adrian. She has the amazing and rare gift of being able to blend a system with her own discretionary approach, making her a successful private trader. She has put her finger right on the money (excuse the pun!) when it comes to men and trading - at least some men. Well worth a listen!




3.      Alex Benjamin   1 ½ hr

Files: ALEX1.mp3 & ALEX2.mp3

Born:  1954   Years in the Market:   28

Private/Floor/Institutional & Bank TRADER: BROKER: Alex Benjamin: UK, FRANCE

Method of Trading:      Various




Alex’s ambition to be a stockbroker began at the tender age of five. In the markets since the mid 70's, it is clear that this man has a great level of experience, ability and aptitude under his belt. Alex works in one of Europe's largest brokerages and is a key dealer. As the interview progresses you will experience the consummate professional at work while he breaks off the conversation to issue orders and strategies on markets to other traders who are executing them on his behalf - and in more than one language. Listening to Alex juggle this while conducting a fascinating interview on different aspects of trading makes one appreciate the level of skill that he brings to the table.



4.      Chris Antonio   2 ¼ hr

Files: ANTONIO1.mp3, ANTONIO2.mp3 & ANTONIO3.mp3


Born 1959           Years in the Market: 19

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Equities, Options, Futures



At college, Chris became interested in the markets and started on the Pacific Stock Exchange San Francisco floor. Chris always "looks for inefficiencies".  In his seven years on the PSE floor Chris went from order entry clerk to Market Maker, and he describes the mechanics of order processing and how orders were handled and routed on this floor, where voices once rang out in open outcry. The Pacific Stock Exchange has since closed its doors. Chris describes the PSE floor during the 1987 crash, and how he and others reacted. How "quiete" the floor became and how by Tuesday morning the stock exchanges in the worlds largest economy had effectively crashed to a halt and how, at last, "bids" began to appear again on the tape as the markets were jump-started back into action.



Learn how the mechanics of market making worked on the PSE. He described how the market worked then and how it works now. In 1996, Chris set up his own broker dealer, even though he mainly trades for himself. He describes how he combines techniques with the use of intuition to decide which technical tools to use. He relates some of the tricks and techniques used.


Chris describes how he tailors his trading and options strategies to different market conditions.  Chris is a "buddy trader". He trades with a small group of associate traders and prefers this to sitting alone and trading.


"Everything is always evolving and is oozing toward greater and greater efficiency. So a lot of the inefficiencies and ways we played in the market years ago simply don't exist anymore"


"I rely (now) mostly on chart formations and just price and volume primarily with an oscillator here or there ...  "


"Over time the tools become dull and they stop working very well ... Even back in my floor days I could see a lot of the old timers becoming grumpier and grumpier because their old edges were disappearing."


Extract from the internet:


It's the Final Bell for the Pacific Exchange


Pacific Stock Exchange‑Los Angeles

05/25/01‑ The once‑bustling trading floor, which began as the Los Angeles Oil Exchange, officially closed its Beaudry Avenue location west of downtown at 1:30 p.m.


A group of people counted down as the final moments came.

"The sentimental side of me is very sorry to see the floor go away," Dale Carlson, a spokesperson who has been at the exchange for 14 years, told a local newspaper.


"But there's little value in sentiment in this industry in this age. Most, if not all, stock‑trading floors are going to disappear."


In the early 20th century, there were more than two dozen U.S. stock exchanges. Today ‑‑ in an era when trading in cyberspace is making bricks‑and‑ mortar stock exchanges less and less relevant ‑‑ there are seven.







5.      Melissa Arden   49 mins

Files: ARDEN1.mp3

Floor /Institutional TRADER, BROKER, Exchange Rep:  AUSTRALIA

Born:      1964     Years in the Market:      19

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures, Stocks, Options



Melissa was born in Cheshire in Northern England but moved to Australia at a young age. At 20 years old she started work in Sydney for Bain and Company, a prominent Australian stockbroker. After joining the options team at Jardine Fleming and starting to trade successfully for her own personal account, she became an options market maker on the options floor of the Australian Stock Exchange. Melissa speaks clearly and wisely about the psychology and approach necessary to be successful in trading, and how to deter success from going to the head. She also speaks about the transformation to electronic markets in Australia, as well as options strategies and the workings of an options market maker, including her "get on with it" approach to life in general and the challenge of dealing in a male dominated environment.


On the options floor she was one of three "girls" amongst 150 men. She believes being a woman in the male dealing environment is an advantage. Melissa's pro positive approach to life serves as an inspiration to us all. Many pearls of wisdom are revealed throughout the length of this fascinating 48-minute interview. After doing options, she worked on the Sydney Futures Exchange for UBS. And now she actually works for the Aussie Stock Exchange itself. Interesting and informative listening.




6.   Mike Battle      1 ¾ hr

Files: BATTLE1.mp3, BATTLE2.mp3, BATTLE3.mp3

Floor/ Upstairs BROKER, Private /Pro /Floor TRADER UK

Born:   1965               Years in the Market:      22

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures, Stocks, Options




Mike Battle was dubbed by a fellow in the market as "Britains Best Trader". 


He made a calculated decision to get into the City and decided not to return to school to take his "A" levels. As a result he witnessed the end of the London Stock Exchange floor and, at a young age, was thrust in as a market maker with a book worth millions. Promotion came quickly for Mike as London moved from floor to electronic market in one of the biggest market changeovers in history. Mike tells the story of his career in the City as only a true- blood like Mike Battle can.


The second half of the interview deals with practical trading advice as well as clear insights into the techniques that put Mike into the 'supertrader' league including details of his multilayered money management strategy.



Hearing Battle speak about trading is truly to hear the mind of the consummate, driven professional at work. Low ego. On the job. No messing about. Battle does Battle in the market. Take no prisoners. Well done Mike.



7.      George White (name changed)   14 mins

Files: WHITE1.mp3

Private TRADER:  UK

Born:   1947            Years in the Market:      5

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures



White has kept "very much to simplicity". He trades a handful of stock index futures and gives a sobering view of the industry and of trading. George describes how "people are given the wrong impression or the wrong information right from the very very start".


George has clearly spent some time at the school of hard knocks and has a cautious, if not a pessimistic, view of trading - which is not uncommon in our time given the amount of mediocre, or worse, advice, training and software doing the rounds at ridiculous pricing.



8.      Peter Steidlmayer   1h 8mins



Born:   1930's    Years in the Market: 40+

Method of Trading: Technical - Something & somewhere new

Main Instruments:      Commodity Futures

"Opportunity is evolving to a different model"


With over forty years of floor trading behind him and, without doubt, one of the great influences on the way we think about markets today, Peter Steidlmayer scopes out the state he thinks markets are evolving towards and how to trade this.




9.      Tony Stein (name changed) 46 mins 

Files: UX1.mp3

Private TRADER:  UK

Born:    1952   

Years in the Market:      18

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures, Spreadbetting on Equities


Although he gets off to a slow start, Tony soon warms up to describe how he trades equities using spreadbetting and what he calls the classic "cut and handle" pattern.







10.      Gerald  Celaya 1 ¼ h

File: CELAYA1.mp3

Professional ANALYST, Institutional/Private TRADER: USA. UK

Born:      1964

Years in the Market:      18

Method of Trading:       Technical

Main Instruments:      Bonds, Forex, Futures and Stocks



What's it like to have thousands of technical traders in banks hang on your words every day? Ask Gerry! Then, after years of being on the line, you are assigned real millions and a proprietary trading group of your own by a major American bank. In other words:  "do it yourself now! ".


lastly, ending up with your own research house, writing for major banks and brokers and  just plain ol' trading for your own account. Gerry's seen it all, been there and done a good deal of it - from senior analyst at MMS (Money Market Services) to American Express Bank, and Chase, as well as meeting clients in countless banks on different continents. Celaya is every bit the well rounded professional while retaining his effervescent modesty and sense of humor.



11.      Claire Holden (name changed)   22 mins

Files: CLAIRE1.mp3

Private TRADER:  UK

Born: 1965   

Years in the Market:      5

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures


Having lost existing careers through back injury, Claire and her friend jointly decided to take up trading. They trade together intraday, mainly on the DAX but also on the S&P futures, via electronic platforms like PATS, spreadbetting companies and via the telephone.


Claire describes how they went from "the adrenalin rush" and "fear factor" of early trading to the development of something better.




12.      Erland Goar             34 mins

Files: ERLAND1.mp3

Private TRADER:  UK

Born: 1964           Years in the Market:  5

Mthod of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures




Erland Goar, from Edinburgh, worked for many years in the back offices of funds and investment houses in Edinburgh, Scotland. After attending a technical analysis course in London, he began his own trading career, which took him from wannabee trader to full time day trader and finally to part time end of day trader.


He describes how this works in his favor in spreadbetting with Deal4Free which is his favored way of trading.


Goar cut his teeth trading at home from August 2001 onwards, which took him through coping with the aftermath of September 11th 2001 in the financial markets. He describes how he adapted his trading from just "going in" to waiting for "setups" - in other words he has turned into the stalker and hunter ­ waiting for the markets to hit a certain price and "setup" before "going in".



Erland uses a host of free internet sites now for trading rather than paying for access. He describes how trading is now a profitable "hobby" and an "interesting pastime", which is enjoyable rather than being any longer a thrill.



He is a living example of someone who has modestly found his place in the trading world - perhaps something more of us should strive for.






13.      Keith D             20 mins

Files: KEITHD1.mp3

Private TRADER:  UK

Born:   1943             Years in the Market:      3

Method of Trading:      Speculative

Main Instruments:      UK Index & Stock Options       


Classic and somewhat sad story of failure in the markets, where individuals may speculate their own and then the money of others on the gamble to make money. Keith describes his fascinating trip through the London options markets in the late 1980's as he traded his money away and eventually stopped trading.


Listen to this story and take note.







14.      Mark Codd   21 mins

Files: MCODD1.mp3

Spec/Floor/Arcade TRADER:  UK

Born:   1975             Years in the Market:      10

Method of Trading:      Speculative

Main Instruments:      Futures


Witness to the end of floor trading on LIFFE and the rise of what are known as the "arcades". These are places around the world where (sometimes) hundreds of traders sit and trade the futures markets together, renting desks with all the toys - at premium rates.


Mark describes the days and atmosphere down on the late LIFFE floor as well as the potential profits and training offered at an "arcade", where potential traders are turned into active traders after six months of rigorous training, including time on a simulator.


Codd shows a world where private meets professional and fuses individuals into money-making machines.




15.      Sean Downey      4h

Files: SHAUN1.mp3, SHAUN2.mp3, SHAUN3.mp3, SHAUN4.mp3, SHAUN5.mp3, SHAUN6.mp3

Private TRADER: Commodity BROKER, Analyst, Money Management -  UK & AUSTRALIA

Born:   1964  Years in the Market:      15

Method of Trading:      Technical and Fundamental

Main Instruments:      Futures, Options, Equities



" You don't tell the chart: the chart tells you"



Sean talks over four fascinating hours.


The following sections are broken into six files that make up his four hours and give an indication as to what is on each file:





His first year in the markets was spent in the back office at Rudolf Wolff, perhaps the best known commodity firm in Britain at the time. From there he moves on to broking and trading coffee and sugar, as well as "prop trading" (proprietary trading). 


"One of the reasons I got put in the dealing room so early was because I could handle my drink … A lot of business was done down the pub …"


"Their idea was to lose money for tax reasons … (however) I couldn't  seem to lose; whatever I did"


"They didn't teach you anything. You sank or swam very quickly"


Sean describes what it took to survive in a dealing room. What helped to eradicate the divide between the "upper classes" and the "east end" and what it takes now to get into markets.


"Hedge funds definitely seem to remain the old school tie…"


Sean saw a story relating to the shortage of cotton due to floods on the Yangtze River in China. This caused him to get long of soyabeans before the Chinese even began to buy to fill their shortage. Hear the full and fascinating story of how Sean made over 20x his money in beans in 2003.


"There are lots of connections to do with different markets and its important to try and connect those markets together and be ahead of it ...."


Hear this amazing commodity trader at play.


"What should have gone up, didn't go up and it must go down. I know it sounds silly!  Major tops and bottoms are invariably made on those sorts of stories."


Sean describes a break on the cotton market. The why's, what to watch out for and what to do and what not to do.


Sean describes his options strategy. He holds seminars on options strategies and is a former options market maker ...


On options:


"I never ever sell naked on options - ever .... I trade those one week to two day (to expiry) options nearly every week but I use technical analysis ... I would thoroughly recommend it. There is nothing worse than trying to cover a short options position that's gone wrong."


Various interesting options strategies are described, including combining options and futures trades together to maximize income.


Mental agility and the importance thereof is described by Sean. For his mind, fast moving markets are a necessary target. Otherwise it's "boring".


"I actually purposely go to the markets that are the most volatile ... I tend to move to where the volatility is ..."


On money:


"I learned that money is not a passport to happiness necessarily...that there are much more important things ..."




"Nearly all the methodologies  I use are my own. I don't do technical anaysis from a book. Its all my own theories, my own custom studies, my own patterns ..."


Sean describes that he found someone in his own firm (head of the Short Sterling desk) who was so consistently wrong that Sean would consistently make money from taking the other side of that person's trades.


The Internet and the Commodity Trader


Sean uses some of the stranger more professional sites on the net to analyze possible acreage yields on soybeans.



"Certainly China is a huge example of where they will not tell you anything till they've covered themselves."


"The powers that be don't want you to know that information."





*       Long term future of the US$ and the rise of the Euro.

       "China is the driver of the world now."

*       Interesting theory on the 1987 stock market crash.

*       "Kodak is terminal .... Its difficult to see them turning round."

*     "I'm a big fan of fair value ..."





After his stint as a private detective, despatch riding and setting up a specialist travel agency, Downey ended up working at Reuters on the Globex project - one of the worlds first electronic order routing systems. He then worked in a specialist role on Schwartzatron (the Reuters options product), Reuters Technical Analyst as well as the new versions of Reuters Terminal and Excel programming. He talks about his time at Reuters and the company culture, and how "they were too slow in the late nineties".


Could Reuters be the Kodak of the datafeed world ?   After leaving Reuters he joined CQG (Commodity Quote Graphics Inc) in 1991. He describes himself in a "pseudo sales support" role, helping to promote Market Profile to the CQG customer base.


He describes how "A lot of the analysts are stuck with the old clichés and ... the real technical analysts tend to be ... in some of the smaller places where they are given the opportunity to be more specialist and really sit down and go through it ..."


The Role of the Computer


Downey describes how he couldn't possibly do his job and trade as many markets without the central role of the computer. He describes how the computer is comprehensively employed. How he trades (what is prioritized) and how he does not "finesse" his orders. Sean can have up to 100 separate and concurrent positions running at one time.







Time Frame and Risk



*       Linking time frame to your risk profile.  Fixing Volume & Risk.


*       Taking emotional attachment out of the trading decision.


*     How a day trade can become a "strategic trade". Dollar / Yen example of how an intraday signal developed into a weekly.


" You don't tell the chart: the chart tells you"



What do people "in the know", know early?


From recent electrical blackouts to the Budesbank, Sean highlights how "there's always a leak".  Often there are clues in the charts! 


The role of VOLUME.  Sean gives multiple examples. Several intriguing uses of volume information are highlighted.


How does Sean place orders and why he DOES NOT use electronic order routing!




"I will freely give away my methods"

He describes his personal analytical market methods, which lead to his trading.


His views on why "Fibonacci doesn't work anymore". Which markets still work.


Which indicators he uses.


Details on this file include the importance of long-term intraday data. Examples given.







"The roadmap....



Sean talks about giving away "secrets" and studies. Do they affect the market?


Sean describes his actual trading technique: How analysis is translated into actual trades.

Invaluable tips on placing better trades and the thinking and trade logic execution process involved.


*       Markets compared: FTSE/Sugar/DAX/EuroStox: Sector comparisons.

*       Intermarket relationships: some advanced views and examples.


*       Trade timing.  Reversal trader?




16.     Tom Seymour   (NAME CHANGED)   1h            

Files: TOMS1.mp3 & TOMS2.mp3

Private TRADER:  UK

Born:  1960           Years in the Market:    6

Method of Trading:      Speculative, Technical

Main Instruments:       Futures, Warrants



His mum says he has “the gambling disease”. Tom was a journalist at one of Britain’s leading newspapers, and decided to give this up in favour of trading markets. He describes the battle of emotion over reason and of learning the discipline.


“Very often, I held onto a trade when I knew perfectly well I should not.”


“Some of the more significant losses were turning points, because they demonstrated the truth of what I was reading.”


Tom started with low capital and no knowledge. Soon he had no capital and more knowledge, and after borrowing against his house to meet his losses, he turned his trading on its head.


“These days I look for those moments of market exhaustion at which the crowd will exit. I look for the moments where I used to be forced out. I think technical trading is an exercise in market psychology.”


Some of what he says is, shall we say, unconventional.


“Intraday, I don’t use a dollar stop.”


Tom describes his stop system. Some would find it difficult to trade, “money management wise”, in the way Tom describes in the interview. Make up your own mind: Is it lunacy or is there sense in this?


“I break rules in some ways. So I do believe it is possible to pick tops and bottoms, which is an arrogant belief. And I’ve never been very interested in trend following.”


“Learning to trade for me has been an exercise in learning to control risk.”




17.      Richard Diamond 23 mins

Files:   DD1.mp3, DD2.mp3 & DD3.mp3

Private Trader & Market Mentor: USA

Born: 1936   Years in Market:    44

Method of Trading:   Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures     


Richard was on the NYSE floor from 1960 - 1965, where his father owned a seat. Since then he has traded his own account "upstairs". Firstly from the offices of various brokers, such as Spear, Leads and Kellogg and latterly from Vero Beach, Florida.  Not a man for long vacations or travel, Diamond has effectively been in the market since 1965 on his own account.


One may describe Richard as perhaps the least self promoting but perhaps best loved "market mentor" around today. Taking short breaks from his trading, he has taught classes on and off since the mid eighties.



18. Tom Williams 1 ½ h


Born:      1929       Years in the Market:      40+

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Stocks & Futures



The man who brought Wyckoff into the computerized era and to the UK, was introduced to the markets as a nurse in California in the 1960's. In the late 1950's he owned a café in Brighton called 'Whisky Go Go' with the UK's largest Coca Cola consumption.


A legend in his time, Tom describes how stocks can be cornered by groups of people working together in a syndicate and how to read this and other volume and price information from charts.




19.      Ron Kobler              

File: KOBLER1.mp3, KOBLER2.mp3 & KOBLER3.mp3

Scientist and Private Trader: USA

Born:   1949   

Years in the Market:    6  (no longer trading)

Method of Trading:      Technical




TOST =  The Other Side of the Trade



Ron Kobler is essentially a scientist who decided to go figure out how markets actually work. After inventing unique ways to recycle plastics he decided to “recycle” market data in the late 1980's to see if he could theorise how the market process operates. The result was TOST, which was launched in October 1989 at the FIA show in Chicago. TOST was a satellite based broadcast system, which sent out supply and demand data calculated using formulas derived by Kobler to measure supply and demand.


In the time TOST operated, considerable progress was made in discerning the difference between figuring out how markets should behave, given buying and selling pressure, and the way they actually behaved. The difference is those taking positions on the other side of the trade. The TOST system was able to discern this and add a huge layer of understanding to stock market dynamics. In his interview Ron gives an insightful view into the way markets operate in real-time and one can begin to see how Ron's thinking fits in with that of Pete Stedlemayer, Tom Williams and other great market thinkers.



Fascinating insights in to what makes markets really




An original TOST demo of screengrabs from the week before the 1989 crash has been fully reproduced here in the \tostdemo\ directory. Unfortunately, we could not make it run in WinXP, so you may need an older version of Windows or a DOS boot to run the demo. However, the demo is made up of PCX files, which may be read into packages such as Paint Shop Pro. However, this is not the demo. Also, please ignore the phone number and address on the demo. They date back to the time it was published. It is preferable to run the demo using the demorun batch command as this runs the screen grabs in a similar fashion to the way the actual live TOST system used to run, using the F1 thru F9 keys.





File:  KOBLER3.mp3


Ron is back in the plastics recycling business now and his observations about China relate back to the price of raw materials and commodities worldwide and perhaps the future of our earth. These on the ground observations are well worth a listen, as they fit well with the predictions of a rise in the prices of raw materials predicted by others in these interviews.












Volume 1, v1.1



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20. Rob Allen   42mins

Files: ALLEN1.mp3

Private TRADER: UK

Born:      1964       Years in the Market:      5

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures



For many years Rob worked for British Telecom (BT). As an apprentice he had to work on the live LIFFE floor for BT. Talking to traders on the floor he decided "there and then" that he wanted to get into trading. Some years later he developed a simple system for trading via a spread better and eventually ended up on a futures trading course. Although he no longer trades with the methods taught on the course, it gave him the stimulus to get serious.


After struggling in the futures markets, Robert has now turned his attention to trading the forex markets. He uses simple strategies like pattern breakouts and has erstwhile advice for people who are thinking of leaving their jobs to trade. as well as the pro's and cons of different spreadbetting firms and what to do and what not to do when starting out with limited capital.



"You understand that systems come and go but you've got to get your mind right to make money."


"You have a bad day and you think "that's the mortgage I could have paid off ..."


"Don't tell your wife whether its been a good or a bad day .... From my experience ... your wife will know anyway ..."


"One day I know that I am going to make a lot of money at it ..."




21.      Julian Behrmann 1hr

Files: BEHR1.mp3 & BEHR2.mp3

Private TRADER: UK: Market Psychiatrist

Born:      1959      Years in the Market:      14

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures, Forex



Having built up Britains largest satellite hardware company and sold out aged 28 for a few million pounds, Julian was introduced to trading by his dad, a seasoned private trader.  Julian made his own path however. In his early thirties Julian returned to university to take a degree in psychology.


With exceptional insight into trading, Julian now trades as and when he feels comfortable and consults (at very reasonable rates) to traders and the public in general. Julian "draws" on his trading account profits when he needs money.






22.      Christopher Davis 1   h

Files: DAVIS1.mp3, DAVIS2.mp3

Advisory STOCKBROKER, FX BROKER, Fin Futures BROKER,  Private/Institutional TRADER: Money & Fund Manager:   UK, USA

Born:      1963      Years in the Market:      18

Method of Trading:      Fundamental with some technical backup

Main Instruments:      Stocks, Futures, Forex, Options, Bonds



With enough trading experience to fit into several lifetimes, Chris Davis is a consummate professional. For over 15 years a professional private client broker to the well healed and the pro alike, Christopher has a portfolio of clients though his solid performance most brokers only dream of. Chris is essentially a fundamental trader, but nevertheless uses technical analysis to time his trades. He describes in detail the detective work involved in digging out potential investment opportunities: absolutely fascinating listening.


Chris left broking a few months ago to start his own fund: Founder Asset Management in Baltimore, Maryland. In just four months of operations he has sixteen professional analysts working full time on potential opportunities and over $150 million under management.



23.      John Hill   1   h

Files: HILL1.mp3, HILL2.mp3

Public /Private & Systems TRADER: USA

Born:      1926      Years in the Market:      40+

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures



JOHN HILL Turned $1,000 into $80,000 in the early 1960's in three months

"If it can be done once it can be done again ..."


Mr Hill is widely recognized as the doyen of trading system analysts and traders, with his publication Futures Truth, which he says he founded out of anger with the nonsense around at the time. In between the lines, and his wry sense of humor, John Hill reveals numerous trading truths and points to the fundamental principles used in his trading systems.


"A wise fox if there ever was one" - is how one listener portrayed him.




24.      Colin Jaeger    1 hr

Files: JAGER1.mp3                 

Private TRADER: UK   Market MENTOR

Born:      1960      Years in the Market:      18

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures


Founder and proprietor of his own proprietary wave theory and prediction engine, Colin discusses his trading career and his wave theory without giving the theory away.


25.      Chris Kobewka   2hr 6mins

Files: KOB1.mp3, KOB2.mp3, KOB3.mp3

Private TRADER: Spreadbetter Extrodinaire: MARKET MENTOR 

Born:      1960      Years in the Market:

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures


Chris Kobewka was asked by one spreadbetter to stop trading on account of the extent of his incredible  profit performance. Listening to Chris speak is like hearing the mind and logic of a trading genius at play. This one is a natural. He throws normal risk reward logic on its head and explains why. Looks like Mr Kobewka has just begun his trading journey to extreme success.


"When I was thirteen I wanted to be a stockbroker. I had no idea what they did, except they made lots of money"

"It all goes back to when I made that 1000 pounds in an hour"                 



"Trading is just taking a contrarian position. Not like on the news"




26.      Paul Langham   1hr

Files: LANGHAM1.mp3 & LANGHAM2.mp3


Born:      1958      Years in the Market:      18

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Art, Futures, Options, FX




Paul Langham had an idea he wanted to be in the markets since the age of eleven. He has essentially been "punting" all his life. Langham feels trading is in his blood and views everything in terms of probability and risk.


Langham reveals his lifelong career in trading of different kinds: from ¨making a market on school rugby, hockey and cricket matches, to working on racetracks for bookies to art dealing to traded option strategies, which he describes & ultimately, to speadbetting, futures and FX trading.  Paul describes the similarities between markets and in a sense the way they are all the same:  about buying and selling, seeing, spotting and moving in on value, ultimately gaining an edge and moving on from there. From Christies to the CBOE, Langham has been there and trading along.


He describes the "gambling instinct", having worked on the edge of a racetrack. To Langham its all the same: Horses, Dogs, Fine Art, FTSE, Dow, Microsoft Stock. He describes the phenomenal success of internet sites like Now he trades FX and futures.



"Part of winning means that you are also prepared to lose"



27.      Martin Colt      1hr   (name changed)

Files: MART1.mp3

Private TRADER: UK

Born:      early 1930's    Years in the Market:  20+

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures, Options


As with many traders, a pattern of learning, progression and humbling takes place as this truly indomitable character progresses through the various stages of becoming a successful private trader.


Although now "retired" from trading he keeps a keen eye on the markets and is far sharper than many of us could dream of being at any age.



28.      Alexis Montenegro   1hr 6 mins

Files: MONT1.mp3, MONT2.mp3, MONT3.mp3


Born:      1953       Years in the Market:      6

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures & Stocks


"Trading is a beautiful endeavor..."   Alex explains how he makes it possible.


Born in Aden, (now South Yemen), Alex is half British and half Italian. He grew up in many places, as his father worked for the British Government and his mother was an Italian diplomat. In 1987 he moved to the United States and now lives In North Carolina.


Montenegro dropped out of university after two years and decided to become a pilot. Age 23 with just 300 hours of flight experience and all his new flight licenses, he was lucky enough to be offered a job flying a corporate Lear Jet all around the world for an Italian construction company. After this he became a distributor of hi-fi equipment.


After getting into day trading stocks and having "slammed myself into a wall", Alex bought Advanced GET (Gann Elliott Techniques) and has "never abandoned it". Tom Joseph shone "a light" on Montenegro's perspective. He now uses GET Realtime with the eSignal datafeed to trade (mainly) the e-Mini S&P. He has his own way - more like philosophy of using Elliott Wave, and gives us his practical view.



29.      Peter Neckels (name changed)   46 mins

Files: NECKELS1.mp3


Born:      1966        Years in the Market:   17

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures, warrants & options



Neckels describes how as a young man he made over a million dollars, lost it and almost did the same thing again using options, warrants and a great deal of bravado. What he did and what he doesn't recommend you do!




30.      Tom Joseph   48 mins

Files: TOMJOSPEH1.mp3

Private TRADER: Trading Software Developer (Adv. GET)   USA

Born:      1950's    Years in the Market:      27

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures


A legendary trader and innovator, Tom Joseph came up with GET (Gann Elliott Techniques), which not only generates Elliott Wave Counts but also contains numerous other methods and systems for predicting market movement.


Uniquely in the interview, Tom highlights many of the things that he still uses and how he trades today, after developing such a library of techniques. Tom describes what he feels is most important in trading, and what you need to do to get past what Tom calls the "freshman" stage of being a trader.



31.      Scott Tricou   2   h

Files: TRICOU1.mp3, TRICOU2.mp3, TRICOU3.mp3

Private TRADER: Discretionary BROKER

Born:      1953      Years in the Market:      32

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures, Options



Scot Tricou is a living breathing example of someone who wanted to be nothing else all his life except be a broker and a trader. He got interested in commodities age 15 and he describes his life and how by the age of 23 he had accumulated enough money to buy himself a new house. He also talks about how he develops systems and how he rates them, as well as his lifestyle as a trader and a broker.



Tricou sleeps with a tape recoder by his bed in case he should think of any new trading systems in the night. He has a number of computers continuously testing to come up with the next best system for a changing market.



32. Rick Versteeg   1hr 23mins

Files: VERSTEEG1.mp3 & VERSTEEG2.mp3

TRADER & FUND MANAGER: Trading Software Developer (Prognosis NL)   HOLLAND

Born:      1958    Years in the Market:      21

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures



The quiet, rugged, logical and professional passion with which Versteeg pursues his trade are clues to the personality and thinking required to become successful in modern markets. The man behind ELWAVE, an advanced Elliott Wave package developed by Versteeg when he found what was available was not sufficient for his analysis requirements, Versteeg describes everything from what it takes to make it as a trader to the differences between his and other ways of looking at Elliott Wave.



33.      Mohammed Wahid (name changed)   ½ hr

Files: WAHID1.mp3

Private TRADER: UK 

Born:      1979    Years in the Market:      2

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures


Although Mr Wahid has not experienced a great deal on the trading front, he has interesting insights into why many people start and don't necessarily carry on. He is also a student of Islamic studies and details what types of trading are acceptable under Islamic law.




34.      Willem van der Vorm   1hr

Files: WILLEM1.mp3 & WILLEM2.mp3

Priavate & Legendary FLOOR TRADER of the FTSE Pit

on LIFFE (London International Financial Futures Exchange)

Born:      1964       Years in the Market:      18

Method of Trading:      Technical

Main Instruments:      Futures



There was a period in the nineteen nineties that Willem was not merely a trader in the FTSE pit - he was the FTSE pit.


Known by other traders on LIFFE simply as "Willem", he was a legend in his own time down on the LIFFE floor. From the way he used to run the FTSE up and down to the methods he uses to trade now, van der Vorm provides a fascinating account of a man who has successfully adapted from legendary floor trader to screen trader. He describes the methods he uses and how he and his trading have changed over time. 


Hear him tell his own amazing story.



35.            David Burton   1hr

File:  BURTON1.mp3

Gann Teacher & Private Trader: Australia

Born:   1957    Years in the Market:    22

Method of Trading:      Technical



David is not an intraday trader. Why should he be when market moves can be predicted years in advance?


Born in New Zealand, David qualified as a fitter for the New Zealand Electricity Board before moving to Australia in 1978 to work on the mines. In 1983 he briefly became a futures broker and at the same time discovered the works of W.D.Gann, a market analyst from the first half of the twentieth century. Since his stint as a broker he has been privately trading his own account. Having spent years studying Gann and decoding its hidden meanings, Burton is able to predict future market movements.


Using Gann techniques, he was able to, for example predict the moves in Cotton in the mid 1990's, turning $500 into $300,000 using traded options. David is not someone who minces his words and answers to questions are often direct, succinct and to the point.


A number of his basic approaches are revealed, as well as clues to further research. For example, he has discovered a hidden code in Gann’s book, Tunnel Through the Air.