Limit Up! Podcast

Limit Up! Podcast
This is the Limit Up! Podcast - the place where we explore markets, strategies and trading psychology to take your trading to the next level. The Limit Up! Podcast is brought to you by TopstepTrader and hosted by Jack Pelzer and Dan Hodgman. Topstep is committed to empowering anyone, anywhere to earn the financial freedom to pursue their dreams. Risk Disclosure:

Learning to Trade from YouTube with Matt Miller
Jul 2 • 45 min
If you thought trading was like being in a pressure cooker, just wait until you hear about trading via livestream. Matt Miller is our guest today on Limit Up! and joined Jack and Dan to discuss how he learned everything he knows about trading from YouTube…
Using Process and Discipline to Make Better Trades with Casey Stubbs
Jun 25 • 43 min
A love of computers as a child and a dad who didn’t know how to use one to set up his stock trades spurred Casey Stubbs’ love of trading. After stints in the military and a failed venture in carpet cleaning, Casey decided to get into trading for real.…
Introduction to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) with William Rhind
Jun 18 • 43 min
William Rhind believes the quickest way to lose money is to not do your homework. Which is why he is joining us today on Limit Up! to educate traders on Exchange Traded Funds. People find these confusing and intimidating but William breaks them down to…
Support vs. Resistance in Trading with John Doherty
Jun 11 • 42 min
One of the keys to trading is knowing the lingo. Today on Limit Up! Podcast, Topstep’s own John Doherty joins Jack and Dan for a panel discussion on support and resistance. John explains the difference between the two and discusses how they impact your…
The Impact of Emotions and Feelings on Trading with Dr. Andrew Menaker
Jun 4 • 39 min
We tend to use the words “emotions” and “feelings” interchangeably. But according to psychologist Dr. Andrew Menaker, there’s a big distinction between the two and it can get in the way of your trading strategy. Listen to this week’s episode for some tips…
Why Now is the Time to Get into Retail Trading with Michael Patak
May 28 • 51 min
Are you curious about retail trades? There’s never been a better time to get started. Our guest this week is TopstepTrader founder and Chief Vision Officer, Michael Patak. Michael is here to discuss why retail trade is seeing a resurgence and strategies…
Automating Day Trades with Jeremy Tang and Zac White
May 21 • 57 min
Wouldn’t it be nice to get alerts when there are charting indicators? Most retail traders can’t afford the fancy tools enjoyed by traders at big firms. That’s why our guests today, Jeremy Tang and Zac White of SharkIndicators, got into development: to…
Bear Market Options Trading with Kirk du Plessis
May 14 • 58 min
We’ve been in a bear market for a few months now, but incredibly, the market has shown some signs of rallying. This is not necessarily a good thing when we factor in that unemployment could get up to 30%. We’re talking all that and more with Kirk du…
Why Trading is a Recession-proof Skill with Anka Metcalf
May 7 • 52 min
Thanks to COVID-19, we’re seeing the same kind of volatility that we saw back in 2008. Anka Metcalf is a veteran day trader and founder of Trade Out Loud. She discusses the correlations to 2008 and what we should look out for now. Anka offers tips on…
Become a Better Trader Through Neuroscience with Sean Kozak
Apr 30 • 59 min
You don’t need to be a doctor to integrate neuroscience into your trading routine. By completing cognitive exercises every day and learning to better understand and manage emotions, you’ll have the tools to become a better trader. Sean Kozak is the…
Trading Small and Taking Profits with Aaron Gose
Apr 23 • 55 min
With the trading environment changing by the minute, now is the time to think macro but trade micro. The smaller trades will get you bigger returns. This is the advice of our guest today, Aaron Gose, Co-Founder and COO at Wingtrades. Aaron joins us to…
How to Make It as a Self-Taught Trader with Jerremy Newsome
Apr 16 • 50 min
If you’re not yet a full-time trader, you might be wondering what strategy to use during such an unpredictable market. Jerremy Newsome is a trading educator at his company Real Life Trading. He was entirely self-taught and has an origin story that will…
Mindset and Trading Psychology with Rich Friesen
Apr 9 • 54 min
The current chaos is an opportunity for a paradigm shift. For traders, that includes working on mindset and training your brain to develop more healthy behaviors. Rich Friesen teaches about trading psychology though Mind Muscles for Traders. He joined us…
The Benefits of Swing Trading Amidst Market Volatility with Tim Racette
Apr 2 • 53 min
Swing trading is a specialized type of trade that lets you profit off price changes over an extended period of time. In the midst of extreme market fluctuation, this is a great tool to add to your strategy toolbelt. Tim Racette joins us to offer guidance…
Stop Day Trading and Start Investing with Peter Davies
Mar 26 • 60 min
With the markets fluctuating so much during the uncertainty of the past few weeks, we’re in territory that many newer traders haven’t seen. Peter Davies is the CEO of Jigsaw Trading and he’s here to remind us that the market will eventually rebound. To…
Managing Trades in a Bear Market with John Zumpano
Mar 19 • 49 min
In a bear market, not everyone is going to win. But the key thing is that the market will always bounce back. This week on Limit Up! we’re talking to veteran trader John Zumpano. John was there for both the 1987 and 2008 stock market crashes and is…
Developing a Performance Trading Mindset with George Papazov
Mar 12 • 56 min
Mindset is key when it comes to training. So how do you protect your mental capital? This week on Limit Up! Jack is talking to George Papazov of TRADEPRO Academy. George shares his strategies for keeping a performance mindset and discusses why education…
Handling Market Volatility with TopstepTrader’s Eddie Horn
Mar 5 • 42 min
With news of the coronavirus sweeping the markets, now is a prime example of market volatility. We’re bringing back one of TopstepTrader’s most experienced market broadcasters, Eddie Horn, to discuss his advice for handling market volatility whether…
Mastering Trading Psychology with Anne-Marie Baiynd
Feb 27 • 54 min
Humans are optimistic by nature, and when it comes to trading, a little too optimistic. This week on Limit Up! Jack and Dan are speaking with Anne-Marie Baiynd about the psychology of being a good trader. Trading is not intuitive and is a skill that needs…
The Daily Grind of Trading & When to Step Back with Matt Murnighan
Feb 20 • 43 min
Last week we talked about how to break into prop trading. But once you’re in…what do you do? This week we’re going to dive deep and talk about what it’s like to be a prop trader day in and day out. TopstepTrader’s own, Matt Murnighan, returns for Part Two…
How to Get into Prop Trading with Matt Murnighan
Feb 13 • 44 min
Have you been interested in getting into props trading or derivatives but don’t know where to start? On today’s episode of Limit Up! Jack and Dan are talking to Matt Murnighan, a Topstep Trader engineer who started out as a props trader. In an effort to…
How to Have a Successful Trading Career with Dan Hodgman Sr.
Feb 6 • 41 min
Limit Up’s own Dan Hodgman has talked before about growing up with a trader for a father. This week we’ll hear from the man himself! Dan Hodgman Sr. joins Jack and his son for a conversation about what trading looked like during different parts of his…
The Father of Financial Futures, Dr. Richard Sandor
Jan 30 • 46 min
Futures trading is relatively recent having only been pioneered in the 70s. Today on Limit Up! we’re speaking to Dr. Richard Sandor, the man who orchestrated the first futures contract and has since gone on to revolutionize trading several times over.…
Covering Financial Markets for the WSJ with Gregory Zuckerman
Jan 23 • 33 min
With so much misinformation circulating online, it’s more important than ever to have old school journalists and newspapers providing high-quality reporting. That’s why we’ve brought in Gregory Zuckerman of The Wall Street Journal to talk to Jeff about…
Lessons of Highly Effective Traders with Jack Pelzer, Dan Hodgman, and John Doherty
Jan 16 • 39 min
Have you wondered what it takes to be a top trader? This week, Jack, Dan, and John have a roundtable discussion on the habits and attributes they’ve seen in highly successful traders. The trio also announces the five winners of the listener survey!
The Future of Crypto Trading with Brock Connelly
Jan 9 • 61 min
Crypto is not new. Whether it’s blockchain or bitcoin, misconceptions abound in the digital currency space. To help us sort through the noise, our guest today, Brock Connelly, is here to talk crypto and offers advice on how you can get started trading in…
From 31 years on the Trading Floor to Academia with John Nyhoff
Jan 2 • 41 min
Trading is both fun and lucrative, but the emotional rollercoaster of this job can take a toll. Our guest this week on Limit Up! is John Nyhoff, Assistant Professor of Finance at Lewis University. After spending 31 years on the floor, John made the…
Best of 2019 - Opportunities in Futures, Handling Failure and Improving Your Trading Mindset
Dec 26, 2019 • 30 min
Today’s episode is part two in our Best Of Limit Up! series. Tune in for some of our most thought-provoking conversations from the last year of our podcast. Whether you missed these clips the first time around or you’re ready to sit down and take some…
A Year-End Trading Detox to Help You Focus & Maintain Perspective for 2020
Dec 19, 2019 • 29 min
As we approach a brand-new decade, it’s time to reflect on everything we’ve learned in the last year of Limit Up! Take a walk down memory lane with us this week as we revisit some of the best trading advice our guests have given on the podcast. Stay tuned…
The Man Who Took on MF Global with James Koutoulas of Typhon Capital Management
Dec 12, 2019 • 60 min
James Koutoulas founded Typhon Capital Management in 2008. But it wasn’t until MF Global’s devastating bankruptcy that he found his true calling. On this week’s episode of Limit Up! James talks to Jeff about founding the customer advocacy group Commodity…
Managing Risk and Finding Your Trading Niche with David Klusendorf
Dec 5, 2019 • 59 min
Risk is a big part of life… nothing is guaranteed. In trading, risk is a huge part of the game. So how do you manage risk and live to trade another day? On today’s episode of Limit Up! Jeff talks to David Klusendorf, Chief Investment Officer at Typhon…
Managing Stress as a Trader through HIIT Workouts with Keith Morton
Nov 28, 2019 • 33 min
The life of a trader is one of extreme highs amidst a constant hum of anxiety. How do you manage the stress? Keith Morton ran marathons back when he was a trader in the 80s. It helped him blow off steam and keep work at work. Since then, he’s championed a…
The Untapped Potential for Structured Note Trading with Biju Kulathakal
Nov 21, 2019 • 60 min
The skills learned as a trader are directly applicable to working at a startup. Biju Kulathakal knows all about this transition and stopped by Limit Up! to talk to Jeff about his new startup, Halo Investing. Biju discusses why structured note trading is a…
The Finances and Economics of Higher Ed with Jeff Brown
Nov 14, 2019 • 60 min
Everyone knows that to get certain jobs, particularly in trading, you need to have a degree. But degree programs have risen in cost dramatically and are inaccessible to many. On today’s episode of Limit Up! Jeff Brown, Dean of the Gies College of…
How Mindset Can Help You Handle Failure with Gustavo Razzetti
Nov 7, 2019 • 43 min
Mistakes are inevitable, so why are we still so afraid of making them? On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Jeff talks to Gustavo Razzetti of Liberationist about why the fear of failure is so paralyzing. Gustavo offers up his tips for resetting your…
Former NASDAQ CEO Robert Greifeld talks Crypto, Liquidity, & Trading Advice
Oct 31, 2019 • 49 min
Bob Greifeld was CEO of Nasdaq from 2003 to 2016 and led the exchange through winds of change. Bob was an out-of-the-box hire who profoundly changed the Nasdaq culture and oversaw the transition from paper-based trades to full computer-based trades. Bob…
Leveling the Futures Market Playing Field with Pete Mulmat
Oct 24, 2019 • 90 min
This special 100th episode of Limit Up! Is chock full of goodness. Ever wish you could trade on the futures market but didn’t have big enough contracts to make it work? Today’s guest on the Limit Up! Podcast, Pete Mulmat, talks about his new start up, The…
The Fed Waits and Disney Always Delivers with Mark, Jack and Dan
Oct 17, 2019 • 44 min
With Jeff Carter out this week, the TopstepTrader dream team of Jack Pelzer, Dan Hodgman, and Mark Meadows step in for a lively discussion on what’s happening in the market this week. Tune in to find out their thoughts on the upcoming Fed rate cuts, their…
Sorting Through the Noise with Gary S. Morrow
Oct 10, 2019 • 45 min
It can be a rough transition when you leave the floor to explore new career opportunities. Gary S. Morrow of the blog, This Week on Wall Street, stopped by the Limit Up! podcast to talk to Jeff about making the switch from floor to digital. Gary also…
Mental Health and the Hour of Champions with Steve Werner
Oct 3, 2019 • 59 min
Trading is a high-stress job with a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Steve Werner, former commodities trader and founder of Hour of Champions, experienced a dark night of the soul after he quit trading and his family business failed. On this week’s…
How Corruption Affects the Bottom Line with Dr. Nerissa Brown, PhD CFE
Sep 26, 2019 • 42 min
Political corruption isn’t just about politics, it can also have far-reaching implications for the economy. Nerissa Brown, PhD CFE joins us for an all new episode of Limit Up! to talk about how corruption at the district, state, and country levels can…
Keeping the Human Touch in a High-Tech World with Sean Brown
Sep 19, 2019 • 40 min
Just because most things happen online these days doesn’t mean you can’t use a human hand every now and again. Sean Brown of YCharts sits down with Jeff to discuss how this revolutionary tool is better helping people manage and research investments all…
Expanding Your Mind Beyond Trading with Alan Matthew
Sep 13, 2019 • 45 min
On this week’s episode of Limit Up! we’re talking to Alan Matthew, trader and CEO at Tribal Ventures. Alan knows how to have fun and live life to the fullest - necessary when you have a stressful job. Tune into this fun episode for an irreverent chat…
Dual Momentum Investing Amidst Market Volatility with Gary Antonacci
Sep 5, 2019 • 32 min
On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Jeff sat down with Gary Antonacci to discuss the strategy of trend following for investments. Gary’s book, “Dual Momentum Investing,” gives investors a blueprint for ignoring the extra noise in markets and making…
Good Behavior & Gearing Up for Fall Trading with Danny & Hoag
Aug 29, 2019 • 25 min
Danny & Hoag are back, Jeff has the week off and Jack takes you into Labor Day with some relaxing Trader Therapy. Join us for this week’s episode to close out the summer and enjoy during this holiday weekend.
Bear Markets, Crypto and Humility with TopstepTrader Founder Michael Patak
Aug 22, 2019 • 33 min
Our founder, Michael Patak, is back for the second part of his interview with host Jeff Carter. Listen in for a breakdown of crypto, forex and humility, with a healthy dose of war stories mixed in.
The Eurozone’s Evolving Economy with Martin Essex of
Aug 15, 2019 • 33 min
A few weeks ago, our very own Mark Meadows went onto the DailyFX podcast and spoke with host Martin Essex. Now, we’re flipping that around and bringing Martin onto Limit Up! Martin is an analyst and editor over at DailyFX and has previously written for…
The Shifting Landscape in Macroeconomics with Martin Essex of
Aug 8, 2019 • 27 min
A few weeks ago, our very own Mark Meadows went onto the DailyFX podcast and spoke with host Martin Essex. Now, we’re flipping that around and bringing Martin onto Limit Up! Martin is an analyst and editor over at DailyFX and has previously written for…
The Origins of All Star Charts with Founder J.C. Parets
Aug 1, 2019 • 47 min
This weeks episode is a big one. Jeff Carter is joined this week by the founder of All Star Chart, J.C. Parets, for an in-depth discussion of technical trading analysis. J.C. is one of the most widely followed analysts and his insights could change your…
Trading with No Limits with TopstepTrader Founder Michael Patak
Jul 26, 2019 • 40 min
This episode of Limit Up! is a special one. TopstepTrader Founder Michael Patak joins host Jeff Carter for an in-depth discussion of Michael’s trading ethos, what drew him to start TopstepTrader seven years ago and the company’s culture today. This is a…
The Psychology of Leadership, Risk Management and Emotional Intelligence With Dr. Mira Brancu
Jul 19, 2019 • 56 min
Dr. Mira Brancu, CEO & a clinical psychologist, joins us on this weeks Limit Up! Jeff and her talk psychology, risk management, and leadership development for making better decisions. Plus: it’s @TopstepTrader 7th Birthday and you’re invited to the party!…
Finding Opportunity After a Market Blow Up with Henry Yoshida
Jul 12, 2019 • 57 min
This week Jeff brings on Henry Yoshida, the co-founder, and CEO of Rocket Dollar, a fintech startup putting decision making power back in the hands of the investor. Then, Mark and Jack join us as always to bring a healthy dose of reality and humor to the…
What an Army Major General Can Teach You About Leadership - Part 2
Jul 5, 2019 • 30 min
This week we’re bringing you part 2 of our interview with Major General Karl Horst. Jeff sits down with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President and U.S. Army Major General to discuss his final leadership principles. Join us for the…
What an Army Major General Can Teach You About Leadership - Part 1
Jun 28, 2019 • 30 min
On this weeks Limit Up! Mark Meadows shares his MARKet Reaction and new host Jeff Carter sits down with retired Army Major General Karl Horst. This was an interview so great we had to split it up. They discuss leadership, jazz and failing when the stakes…
The Fed Has Some New Rates and We Have a New Host
Jun 21, 2019 • 25 min
This week is all about the Fed: the screens are green MARKet Reaction, the ripple effects from the Fed changes and Jacks back with his comfy couch in this weeks Trader Therapy. Oh yeah, we also have a new, unbelievable host starting next week. Who? Listen…
Buy the rumor, sell the news and the importance of regulating yourself
Jun 14, 2019 • 30 min
This week on Limit Up! MARKet Reactions covers gold, Danny and John cover stepping away from the markets and Jack channels his inner Cramer (not Cosmo, Jim) to bring you this week latest segment: Kooky Currency.
Jeopardy & Trading: The importance of sticking to your game plan
Jun 7, 2019 • 26 min
Limit Up! is back with another dose of market analysis, trading strategy and…Jeopardy? This week Danny Hodgman and John Hoagland discuss the latest Jeopardy uber-champion and how he kept winning by sticking to his game plan, something that rings true for…
Different Ways to Look at the Market: It’s all an auction process at the end of the day
May 31, 2019 • 33 min
Welcome back to the new Limit Up! Listen in to get this week’s MARKet Reaction with our very own Mark Meadows, hear Danny Hodgman and John Hoagland talk about Market Profile and stick around for Trader Therapy with Jack Pelzer.
Keeping Cool During Summer Trading with TopstepTrader’s Danny & Hoag
May 24, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome to the new Limit Up! This episode marks the beginning of a few show changes we’ll be rolling out over the coming weeks. We’ll be covering our new call-in line for listeners of the show to call in with questions for us, our latest MARKet reaction…
REWIND: Why Forex Presents the Best Trading Opportunities with John Kicklighter
May 17, 2019 • 49 min
John Kicklighter is a trader and the head analyst at DailyFX, which provides market commentary for traders, by traders. In this LimitUp! Rewind, John talks about lessons learned trading equities, options, futures and forex and why he believes forex…
REWIND: Blowing Up a Trading Account with Trading Psychologist Dr. Kenneth Reid
May 10, 2019 • 47 min
In this Limit Up Rewind, Dr. Kenneth Reid, trading psychologist, shares how his experience blowing up a trading account led him to investigate the psychology behind his trading and then to developing a deliberate trading practice that focuses on the…
REWIND: Cardinal Rules of Trading with Trader and Coach John Hoagland
May 3, 2019 • 23 min
In this Rewind episode, trader and trading coach John Hoagland talks about his cardinal rules of trading. Rules which he honed on the floor of the CME for more than a decade and that still serve him well in his electronic trading today.
REWIND: Building a 20 Year Constant Profit Streak with Larry Benedict
Apr 26, 2019 • 50 min
In this Limit Up Rewind, Larry Benedict, trader and founder of, shares the keys to building his trading fortune, some of which defy conventional wisdom.
REWIND: Strategizing for Your Intended Targets with Tony Saliba
Apr 19, 2019 • 57 min
In this REWIND episode of Limit Up, we’re taking a look back on Eddie’s chat with Tony Saliba when they discussed bouncing back from a big loss, becoming disciplined, and working up the corporate ladder.
REWIND: High-Risk Decisions with Annie Duke
Apr 12, 2019 • 69 min
In this Limit Up Rewind, Annie Duke, best-selling author and former professional poker player, dives into why decision making can be so tough and discusses the importance of probability when it comes to pulling the trigger.
REWIND: Two Blown Accounts, Third One’s a Charm with Lydia Finkley
Apr 5, 2019 • 47 min
In this Limit Up Rewind, Lydia Finkley talks about how she was introduced to trading, finding a strategy, and her tried and true tricks for traders just starting out.
REWIND: The Making of a Risk-Minded Trader with Mick Ieronimo
Mar 29, 2019 • 35 min
In this “Best of Limit Up!” rebroadcast, hear Mick Ieronimo, TopstepTrader’s risk manager, discuss his experience entering the trading world, the value of trading your own money, and how he became a risk-minded trader.
REWIND: Passion, Pitfalls, and Finding an Edge with Dr. Brett Steenbarger
Mar 22, 2019 • 58 min
This week on LimitUp!, we introduce a brand new segment, The MARKet Reaction with Mark Meadows. We also revisit Eddie’s conversation with author, trading coach, and psychologist Dr. Brett Steenbarger, where they talk about what it means to be passionate…
Outliers, Trading Hogs and Taking the Loss with Linda Raschke
Mar 15, 2019 • 41 min
On LimitUp! This week, Mark and John welcome back Linda Raschke to discuss her newest book, “Trading Sardines.” Plus, a chat on how Linda dealt with some of her ugliest trading losses, mentorship in the world of trading, and some of her personal mantras.
Setting Realistic Expectations and Maintaining Focus in Trading - Tim Racette
Mar 8, 2019 • 60 min
Tim Racette, a day trader of the E-mini futures markets and swing trader of stocks talks with Eddie Horn about setting realistic expectations, assessing risk and maintaining focus in trading.
Daniel Ameduri: From Bankruptcy to Millionaire
Mar 1, 2019 • 67 min
Eddie Horn brings self-made millionaire Daniel Ameduri onto the podcast this week. Daniel is the co-founder of the Future Money Trends newsletter and the Future Money Trends YouTube channel.
The Role of Emotions in Trading - Ben Lichtenstein
Feb 22, 2019 • 71 min
This week Eddie talks with Ben Lichtenstein, member of the TD Ameritrade Network of broadcasters and producers and host of Futures with Ben Lichtenstein, about why it’s essential to manage the emotional aspect of trading in order to become a successful…
A Trader’s Most Important Tool: The Trading Journal - Moritz Czubatinski
Feb 15, 2019 • 48 min
This week on Limit Up! Moritz, Co-Founder of the professional trading journal Edgewonk, discusses how a well-kept trading journal is one of the most important tools a trader can use to trade profitably.
Secrets to Defining Your Own Trading Strategy - Erich Senft
Feb 8, 2019 • 51 min
This week Eddie talks with Erich Senft, recognized futures trading expert and President of, about the keys to successful trading including why it’s so important to carve out a unique strategy that works for you.
A Big Picture Look at the 2019 Market Direction - David Moadel
Feb 1, 2019 • 55 min
In a wide-ranging episode this week, Eddie talks with David Moadel, Chief Analyst and Opportunity Researcher for Portfolio Wealth Global about 2019 market direction and everything from the likelihood of a near-term recession to retirement planning in the…
Maintaining Success as a Funded Trader - Mick Ieronimo
Jan 25, 2019 • 56 min
Mick Ieronimo, Risk Manager for TopstepTrader, joins Eddie Horn this week to talk about his work with Topstep’s funded traders. Mick dives into what it takes to get a Funded Account™, tips for successful trading, what trips up good traders and how to…
Insights on Trading Crude Oil - Tracy Shuchart
Jan 18, 2019 • 31 min
This week Tracy Shuchart joins Eddie Horn as they dive into all the latest crude oil trading news. Tracy is an independent trader specializing in the energy markets. You can find her on twitter @chigrl and as a contributing expert at…
Passing the TopstepTrader Trading Combine® - Nick Dolby
Jan 11, 2019 • 28 min
Eddie Horn chats with TopstepTrader veteran Nick Dolby about coming back from failure, the importance of discipline & risk management and some tips for passing the Trading Combine®.
Using Market Profile - Matt Davio
Jan 4, 2019 • 53 min
Eddie Horn dives deep into Market Profile with Matt Davio on LimitUp! this week. In the latest episode, Matt, founder of the Market Profile Trading Academy, answers the most pressing questions traders have when using Market Profile.
Best of Limit Up! - Part 2
Dec 28, 2018 • 35 min
We’re back this week with Part 2 of our Best-of-the-Best special episodes where Eddie Horn takes a look back at some of the most impactful conversations he’s had with the biggest names in the trading world.
Best of Limit Up! - Part 1
Dec 21, 2018 • 33 min
In this 2-part special episode Eddie takes a look back at some of the most impactful conversations he’s had so far with the biggest names in the trading world. Editing & Post-Production by
Understanding the Auction Market and the Value of Market Profile - Tom Alexander
Dec 14, 2018 • 43 min
Eddie Horn talks with Tom Alexander, expert in Auction Market Concepts, about how to use Market Profile as a tool for viewing the auctioning process and identifying market conditions and trade location. Editing & Post-Production by
Statistics, Managing Risk and Failure Recovery - Michael Lydick
Dec 7, 2018 • 58 min
Michael Lydick talks with Eddie about recovering from an account blowout early in his trading career, the biggest challenges traders face and common mistakes new traders make. Editing & Post-Production by
Crude Oil, Energies and the Future - Irina Slav
Nov 30, 2018 • 30 min
With the explosion in the price of Natural Gas and the collapse in the price of Crude Oil, now was a natural time to talk to Irina Slav, a writer for with more than a decade of experience in writing and research in energy prices. Irina talks…
Sizing Your Positions for Success - Brian Lund (Rebroadcast)
Nov 23, 2018 • 39 min
One thing was clear after our interview with 30-year options and futures trading veteran Brian Lund: he has a solid view of his trading strategy and the why behind it. Without those two things, it would be very hard to making a living and career out of…
Trading during Seasonal Volatility - Peter Davies
Nov 16, 2018 • 48 min
Peter Davies, founder of Jigsaw Trading, day trades the S&P 500 and helps traders by designing analytics and other trading tools. In this episode of Limit Up!, Eddie Horn and Peter talk about the worst thing to do when trading during heightened…
Accelerated Decision-making and the Golden Rule of Trading - Ray Burchett
Nov 9, 2018 • 42 min
Ray Burchett, Co-Founder of Accelerated Intelligence LLC and creator of the Intuitive Development Training, shares lessons learned over his 30 years of trading and a trader development experience with Eddie Horn. Ray defines his Golden Rule for trading,…
What it Takes to Get to the Big Stage - Trent Clark
Nov 2, 2018 • 62 min
Trent Clark, served over 10 years in professional baseball as Director for Human Performance Development with the Detroit Tigers, two-time American league champion Cleveland Indians and the World Champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. His development,…
How Losing $5K Turned Out to be a Great Trade - Bond Trader Saul Shaoul
Oct 26, 2018 • 57 min
Over 30+ years trading, Saul Shaoul has found himself in a number of trades and situations - some of which he’d like back. Saul digs into three of his scariest trades and the lessons they taught him. He also digs into practical lessons he teaches traders…
How a Technical Trader Looks at the Market - John Bougearel (Rebroadcast)
Oct 19, 2018 • 39 min
This interview with John Bougearel discusses his approach to technical analysis. John, a trader and chartered market technician, approaches markets as a discipline to study and definitely puts in the work to understand them. But John’s analysis isn’t…
Why We are Inconsistent Traders - Anne-Marie Baiynd (Rebroadcast)
Oct 12, 2018 • 58 min
Becoming consistently profitable takes time. In this episode, we talk with Anne-Marie Baiynd, a trader and technical analyst, about her journey toward becoming consistently profitable. In that journey, she realized that she was not consistent in any parts…
What Every Successful Trader has in Common - Jack Schwager (Rebroadcast)
Oct 5, 2018 • 49 min
There is no one better to connect the dots on what successful traders do than author and trader Jack Schwager. In this interview with Topstep’s Eddie Horn, Jack goes over what he’s learned from studying the performance and demeanor of the world’s best…
A Poker Champion on High-Risk Decisions - Annie Duke
Oct 1, 2018 • 89 min
Annie Duke may be best known for her World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions win, but she’s taken her experience making high-risk decisions and turned it into a passion that she’s studied for two decades. Her book, Thinking in Bets (a must read),…
Why Forex Presents the Best Trading Opportunities - John Kicklighter
Sep 21, 2018 • 49 min
John Kicklighter is a trader and the head analyst at DailyFX, which provides market commentary for traders, by traders. In this interview with Topstep’s Eddie Horn, John talks about lessons he’s learned trading equities, options, futures and forex and why…
The Difference Between a Good Trade and Good Trading - Steve Burns
Sep 14, 2018 • 30 min
Steve Burns fell in love with markets at first trade. But in between then and now, he’s put in a lot of work and effort both in his own trading and in educating new traders. His blog, New Trader U, attracts thousands of visits a month to read his trading…
Kick Trading Back in Gear — Rande Howell
Sep 7, 2018 • 40 min
Thankfully, the slow summer trading months are over. That means that trading is ramping up. But with that, traders need to reset their mindset and prepare for active markets and additional opportunities. In this interview, trading psychologist Rande…
Confidence to Succeed Trading - Linda Raschke, Part 2
Aug 31, 2018 • 44 min
This is the second part of a two-part interview with futures trader and ‘Market Wizard’ Linda Bradford Raschke. In this interview, Linda talks about her early trading, where she found the confidence to come back after blowing up a trading account, and why…
Trading Profits = Confidence + Hard Work - Linda Raschke, Part 1
Aug 23, 2018 • 53 min
Linda Raschke is as passionate about trading as any trader out there. And she out-works them all. In this interview, Mick Ieronimo takes the captain chair for the first time to talk to his mentor, Linda Raschke, about how she got started trading, lost…
Building to 6-Figure Trading Months - Tony Saliba
Aug 17, 2018 • 63 min
Tony Saliba started trading, quickly made 50% and then nearly lost everything. It was only when he was down to his last $15,000 that he found the discipline and strategies to profit in markets. From there, as he focused on risk, he was able to increase…
The Godfather of Trading Psychology - Brett Steenbarger
Aug 10, 2018 • 59 min
Dr. Brett Steenbarger has helped thousands of traders take their performance to the next level. He’s worked one-on-one with billionaire hedge fund managers and coached thousands of traders at various proprietary trading firms. In this interview with…
Building a 20 Year Constant Profit Streak - Larry Benedict
Aug 3, 2018 • 67 min
Larry Benedict is someone that by all measures probably should not have made it as a successful trader. Yet after repeatedly failing, Larry stuck with his passion of trading and, critically, learned from each setback. In this conversation, Larry talks…
The Education of a Trader — Dale Pinkert
Jul 27, 2018 • 41 min
Dale Pinkert has traded forex for more than 30 years, working with thousands of traders along the way as a coach. In this interview, Dale shares the three questions that you have to answer before you should enter any trade, and provides a warning to…
Dark Underbelly of Wall Street - Financial Bounty Hunter, Haim Bodek
Jul 20, 2018 • 60 min
In his past, Haim Bodek ran a trading firm that accounted for more than 0.5% of all U.S. options trading volume. But then his trading programs turned south - and he couldn’t identify why. That led him down a rabbit hole that led to the largest exchange…
What’s Going on With Crude Oil? - Tracy Shuchart
Jul 11, 2018 • 31 min
Crude Oil fell 5% on Wednesday. Lucky for us, we had oil trader Tracy Shuchart in yesterday to talk about everything that’s going on with the market - from production cuts and increases to political intervention and even why the market sells off on days…
Be the Best Trader You Can Be - 5 Proven Ways to Make Progress
Jul 6, 2018 • 30 min
The best traders in the world are trying to get better - each and every day. Whether you are having the best start to a year ever or struggling in a choppy environment, you can improve. In this interview, trader and risk manager Mick Ieronimo goes over…
Taking Trading from Passion to Profession - Michael Patak
Jun 29, 2018 • 27 min
Taking your trading from passion to profession is definitely not easy. It requires discipline, patience and a strategy - three things that TopstepTrader helps you hone in real-time markets. In this episode of Limit Up, host Eddie Horn talks with…
Two Blown Accounts, Third One’s a Charm - Lydia Finkley
Jun 22, 2018 • 46 min
Lydia Finkley has a unique - and all too common - story. She was introduced to trading by her mother, an unusual start to a professional forex trading career. But from there, Lydia went through all the normal growing pains of a professional trader. She…
Finding Your Trading Stride - Patrick Rooney
Jun 15, 2018 • 42 min
Trading is oftentimes a story of survival and reinvention. Every trader runs into periods where their strategy is not performing as expected. It’s what they do at those points that will either ensure they can continue their trading passion or bury their…
Setting Up for Successful Trading - Pauly Franco
Jun 1, 2018 • 47 min
Pauly Franco - known on Twitter as @spz_trader - actively trades forex, Gold and the German Bund. An educator as well as a trader, Pauly gives insights in this interview about how he set himself up for success, what goes into his daily routine and how he…
Secrets of the Best Traders - Jack Schwager
May 18, 2018 • 50 min
Jack Schwager is a renowned author that has studied futures markets and the world’s best traders. In this episode of Limit Up!, he shares those secrets with host Eddie Horn, providing insight across his four books. Jack also talks about his new project,…
The Making of a Risk-Minded Trader - Mick Ieronimo
May 8, 2018 • 35 min
Mick Ieronimo is the risk manager at TopstepTrader, helping to manage firm assets across more than 175 traders worldwide. But Mick didn’t start his trading career as a risk manager. He got his start trading his own account before tutoring as the trading…
Making Sense of Financial News - Max Rofagha
May 2, 2018 • 37 min
This is a special episode of Limit Up - where host Eddie Horn talks with Max Rofagha, the founder of Finimize, about personal finance and building a business - both key elements to successful trading. Finimize breaks down daily financial news into easily…
The Most Important Trade to Get Right - Yra Harris
Apr 25, 2018 • 52 min
The U.S. Dollar is shaping up to be the most important trade to get right for the rest of 2018. We brought back 40-year trading veteran Yra Harris to talk about how he’s looking at the market and what he’s waiting on to move markets. Since this…
Winning Trading Using Volume and Price - Anna Coulling
Apr 10, 2018 • 53 min
Anna Coulling utilizes the relationship between volume and price to analyze trends in forex markets. She’s spent more than 20 years trading and studying markets and has authored seven books on trading. In this interview with host Eddie Horn, Anna…
5 Trading Rules I Learned on the Floor - John Hoagland
Apr 3, 2018 • 23 min
30-year trading veteran John Hoagland joins host Eddie Horn in the TopstepTrader broadcast booth once again to go over five rules that were ingrained in him on the floor. John talks about ways that traders can learn and profit from trading, how they can…
What Trading Success Looks Like with a Full-Time Oil Trader (Rebroadcast)
Mar 27, 2018 • 39 min
What does it take to be a full-time trader? That’s the question we explore with Tracy Shuchart on this episode of Limit Up! Tracy provides insight of how she quit her job in pharmaceutical sales and moved to Chicago with no contacts to pursue trading full…
The Art of Technical Trading - John Bougearel
Mar 21, 2018 • 41 min
Today’s Limit Up talks with John Bougearel, a trader and chartered market technician. If one thing is clear from this interview, it’s that John knows his trading style and is a student of the market. John talks about the way that market technicians think…
Better Health for Better Performance - Dr. Hector Davila
Mar 13, 2018 • 53 min
In any high-stress situation where you have to perform at your best, your health is critical to consistency. In this episode of Limit Up, we dig into better health with Dr. Hector Davila, a licensed pharmacist, nutritionist and fitness guru. We talk with…
Turning $90K in Losses into a Trading Career - Michael Patak (Rebroadcast)
Mar 6, 2018 • 55 min
After blowing up three trading accounts for a total of $90,000, Michael Patak finally got serious about his trading. He went on to trade Dow Jones Industrial Average futures as a local on the CBOT floor before starting TopstepTrader. In this episode,…
Becoming Consistently Profitable - Anne-Marie Baiynd
Feb 27, 2018 • 58 min
Early in her trading career, Anne-Marie Baiynd asked herself a simple question: why am I inconsistent? The answer she came to was that everything about her was inconsistent - from how she analyzed the market to her eating and sleeping schedule. Why would…
The Proper Way to Size Positions - 30-Year Trading Veteran Brian Lund
Feb 20, 2018 • 39 min
One thing was clear after our interview with 30-year options and futures trading veteran Brian Lund: he has a clear view of his trading strategy and the why behind it. Without those two things, it would be very hard to making a living and career out of…
Rules to Profit - Trader and Coach John Hoagland
Feb 13, 2018 • 24 min
To trade well, you have to make good decisions. But we are irrational and impulsive. That’s why we need rules. In this episode, trader and trading coach John Hoagland talks about his Cardinal Rules of trading. These are rules that John used to trade on…
The Future of Trading - Trading Legend Blair Hull
Feb 6, 2018 • 48 min
Blair Hull has been ahead of the trading curve for more than 30 years. He was automating strategies and market making before it was popular. In fact, he thought that computers would replace floor traders in the 1980s - more than 20 years before it did.…
My Experience Blowing Up a Trading Account - Trading Psychologist Kenneth Reid
Jan 30, 2018 • 51 min
Dr. Kenneth Reid remembers the first day he made $5,000 trading. That was followed shortly later with a day he lost $30,000, sending him down a spiral that eventually led him to lose $130,000 in the markets. As he dug deeper into the psychology behind his…
Going from a Losing Trader to a Winning Trader - Anthony Crudele
Jan 24, 2018 • 41 min
This week, we talk with Anthony Crudele - a futures trader and the host of Futures Radio. Anthony got his start trading on the floor before being an early adopter of the electronic Emini S&P 500 contract. Anthony started by blowing up three trading…
Algos and the Rise of the Trading Machines - QuantConnect’s Jared Broad
Jan 16, 2018 • 35 min
Though it’s not always easy to believe, markets are not rigged by machines. There are benefits to electronic human trading and benefits to trading algorithms, which operate based on a set of rules. We talk with Jared Broad, CEO and founder of…
This is How You Increase Trading Performance - Raman Chadha
Jan 9, 2018 • 40 min
Raman Chadha is the founder of the Junto Institute, which helps entrepreneurs and high-performing leaders realize their potential. That potential doesn’t lie in your IQ - but instead in your emotions. In fact, studies show that more than 50% of…
5 Steps to Improve Your Trading in 2018
Jan 2, 2018 • 29 min
Improving your trading in 2018 starts today. But how? Mick Ieronimo, a long-time trader and TopstepTrader’s risk manager, outlines five concrete ways to be successful trading in 2018. It starts with how you define success, which Mick says is about making…
The Secrets to Price and Volume - Todd Horwitz
Dec 27, 2017 • 41 min
Todd Horwitz is a 38-year veteran trader who started on the floor and successfully made the transition to the screen. He had to learn to translate the euphoria, fear and madness of the crowd into electronic trading - analyzing price and volume. In this…
Mastering Trading Emotions and Improving Performance - Rande Howell
Dec 19, 2017 • 56 min
Why do high-performing traders work with trading psychologists? To become even better. If you’re not paying attention to your emotions, you will have a challenging time trading, says Trading Psychologist Rande Howell. In his 15-year history helping…
Inside the Life of a Full-Time Oil Trader - Tracy Shuchart
Dec 12, 2017 • 39 min
What does it take to be a full-time trader? That’s the question we explore with Tracy Shuchart on this episode of Limit Up! Tracy provides insight of how she quit her job in pharmaceutical sales and moved to Chicago with no contacts to pursue trading full…
BONUS EPISODE: Secrets to $47K in Funded Trader Profits
Dec 8, 2017 • 13 min
In this special bonus episode, we talk about TopstepTrader’s funded traders - who withdrew more than $47,000 in profits in November. Funded Trader Risk Manager Mick Ieronimo drops by the broadcast booth to talk about what every trader should know from our…
Mastering the Trader’s Mindset - Rich Friesen
Dec 5, 2017 • 49 min
Rich Friesen is the creator and developer of Mind Muscles, training traders to improve their performance through awareness. In this episode, Rich talks about how traders should view their performance, how they can take stock of their emotions, and why…
Identifying a Profitable Trading Strategy - Peter Davies
Nov 29, 2017 • 50 min
Peter Davies day trades the S&P 500 and is the founder of Jigsaw Trading. In this interview, he talks about how traders can think about and create a trading strategy that works with their personality and view of the market. And find out why Peter strongly…
Markets of Concern in 2018 - Futures Trader Yra Harris
Nov 21, 2017 • 57 min
Yra Harris is a veteran trader who started on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange before migrating to the screens. In this interview, he talks about some of his most challenging trades, why one of his best trades ever was where he lost a…
Lessons from $90k in Losses - Michael Patak
Nov 15, 2017 • 55 min
Michael Patak is a floor trader turned entrepreneur who created TopstepTrader, a place where traders can safely engage in financial markets. After blowing up three trading accounts for a total of $90,000, he finally got serious and learned to trade…