Training Yourself to become a Full Time Futures Trader — Ben BLB

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Training Yourself to become a Full Time Futures Trader -- Ben BLB



Independent Trader at BLB Capital

Record Date:  9/18/18


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  1. Ben’s Battle Learning How to Trade Futures
  2. Creating his own Orderbook on his Charts
  3. Scalping Crude Oil
  4. Advanced Order Flow & Market Mapping
  5. Preparation & Trade Execution
  6. Growing Your Contract Size
  7. Trading Psychology, Trading Rules, Twitter for Traders

Rapid Fire:

Q. What Trader has influenced your life the most and why?
A. The person who taught him order flow, the person that taught him how to trade stocks, Anthony Crudele & Himself

Q. What was one of the hardest things you’ve had to overcome in trading?
A. Trying to outsmart the market

Q. How has your trading process evolved over the years?
A. More Methodical & Adapting

Q. What is one attribute that you believe every trader should have?
A. Confidence & that doesn’t mean cockiness

Q. Favorite Book About Trading?
A. Doesn’t have one.  Never read a book on Trading

Q. Favorite Movie or TV Show About Trading?
A. Wolf of Wall Street

Q. What’s the best advice you’ve received about Trading?
A. Be humble.  Let the process work for you.  Take it slow, there’s no rush. 

Q. If you can give a piece of advice to the younger you, what would it be?
A.  Learn the market from the inside out.

Q. Favorite thing to do when not trading?
A. Fishing and hang with his kids & family

Ben BLB’s Resources:

If you enjoy this interview with Ben & the topics discussed — be sure to listen to these other episodes with Jeff Davis & Merritt Black

Know Your Indicators — Jeff Davis

Context Is King — Merritt Black

Futures Radio is a weekly talk show hosted by 18-year futures veteran and CME member Anthony Crudele, an ex-pit trader and one of the first to trade the E-Mini S&P. Each week Anthony talks with traders, CEOs, and other proven market participants about relevant trading and investing information.

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2 Responses

  1. In the beginning my good buddy with 18 years Futures trading showed me some real good sites for information. He also said I will figure it out on my own. For the past year I have watched many different commodities from oil to Corn. There is a very large farm near by and every spring I watch what he is growing. I then check the market for what ever seems hot in the farm market. I believe research using the actual product your interested in leads to profit. Oil is consistent and farming alike

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