Episode 001: Peter To – Practical Trader Improvement Exercises, The HFT Boogeyman, and Prop War Stories

My first guest is ex-proprietary day trader Peter To, who now trades independently. I first found Peter through the Chat With Traders podcast and his amazing blog which can be found at ptotrading.blogspot.com.

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In this podcast we talk about:

  • A recent study which asserts that consistent day trading profits are near-impossible.
  • Trading with “the world’s worst prop firm” during Hurricane Sandy
  • Peter’s thoughts on high-frequency trading’s affect on the markets he trades
  • Why 1990s prop trading was the golden era of trading.
  • How traders can develop techniques outside of ‘vanilla’ technical trading strategies
  • Is shorting parabolic penny stocks a ‘crowded trade?’
  • Modelling market behavior to refine your trading edge
  • How Twitter has become a digital prop desk
  • Updates on two trades Peter has blogged about

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One Reply to “Episode 001: Peter To – Practical Trader Improvement Exercises, The HFT Boogeyman, and Prop War Stories”

  1. Jonathan

    Great episode! Learned some insightful points about fintwit, and the “crowded stocks” bit was amazing, since I’ve noticed people using that term to justify their not knowing what the stock was actually doing, or excusing their bad trades due to it being crowded.

    Looking forward for your next one.

    P.S. Get JM (@AllDayHolds)

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