EP: 147 Renaissance of Discretionary Trading

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EP: 147 Renaissance of Discretionary Trading


Darren Reed

Co-Founder & Director at Cygnet Proprietary Trading

Record Date: 8/14/17


  1. Trading is becoming more human again
  2. Adapting to changing markets
  3. Hybrid approach to day trading
  4. Importance of Legacy & History

Rapid Fire:

  1. How has your trading evolved?
    • I’ve become a more hybrid trader. I rely on technology to make up for my weaknesses. Also, my time-frame has become longer.
  2. The moment trading just clicked for you?
    • I’m still waiting. I don’t ever want to think “I got this”, because the markets are always changing.
  3. 1 source you spend your time on?
    • I want to know bare minimum in terms of news, data, etc. Meditation is a big part of my life, sleep, exercise, etc. Studying my trading journal.
  4. Favorite Book About Trading:
    • Charley Di The Story of the Legendary Bond Trader.
  5. Favorite Movie About Trading:
    • Bulls and Bears.
  6. Best Advice Ever Received About Trading:
    • Let go. The market’s going to do what it’s going to do. It’s not worth to figure out why.
  7. Advice to Give to Others About Trading:
    • Find an old trader and buy him a beer. Be patient, it’s going to take you many many years to get to where you want to be.
  8. If you weren’t a trader you’d be what?
    • GM for a sports team.


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