Floor Trader to Systematic Trader – Joe Wilkins

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Floor Trader to Systematic Trader – Joe Wilkins


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  1. Floor Trader to Systematic Trader
  2. Non-Random Statistically Relevant Factors
  3. Investing Based on Evidence
  4. Keeping things Simple & Disciplined
  5. Trading Relationships
  6. First Step in Developing an Algo


Joe Wilkins
Founder & CEO R Best LLC

Record Date:  10/8/19

Rapid Fire:

Q. What Trader has influenced your life the most and why?
A. Terry Cullerton

Q. What was one of the hardest things for you to overcome in Trading?
A. Dis-identifying myself as a trader after floor closed.

Q. How has your trading process evolved over the years?
A. From floor scalper to short term position to short term electronic to systematic automated

Q. What is one attribute that you believe every trader should have?
A. Discipline

Q. Favorite Book about Trading?
A. The Disciplined Trader by Mark Douglas

Q. If you had to pick a profession other than trading, what would it be?
A. Life Coaching

Q. What’s the best advice you’ve received about Trading?
A. Scratch or make money

Q. If you can give a piece of advice to the younger you, what would it be?
A. Be diligent and purposeful in everything you do. Act without adding meaning. Trading and results are just what they are. Nothing is personal.

Q. If you had to elevator pitch me your edge trading, what would you say?
A. R Best’s programs have a non-random statistical edge that exploit opportunity over time.

Q. Favorite thing to do when not working?
A. Besides being with family, I most like reading a good book with a better cigar.

Joe Wilkin’s Resources:

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