Raschke, Linda

Linda began her professional trading career in 1981 making markets in options as a member of two exchanges. She has been a CTA, principle trader for several hedge funds, and a CPO (commodity pool operator). Her own hedge fund was ranked 17th out of 4500 for best 5 year performance by BarclaysHedge. Her early successes were recognized by Jack Schwager in his renowned Market Wizards series.

She cowrote the wildly popular “Street Smarts” book in the mid ‘90s. And in 2019, she released the widely acclaimed “Trading Sardines: Lessons in the Markets by a Lifelong Trader” in 2019, available only at LindaRaschke.net. She remains a professional trader and an eternal student of the markets.

Linda will share insights and tips from 3 decades of research and modeling.  She will discuss how she developed and uses a quantifiable approach for price structure as well as different questions to ask when modeling.  She will then take this a step further and discuss how to develop strategies to take advantage of certain price structures, the importance of recognizing state changes, and markers that can indicate arbitrage opportunities. This is meant to be practical with interesting conceptual angles of value to those who do not do backtesting and modeling work!

Trading process includes everything from initial homework and preparation, mental state,  execution and trade management and a host of other factors so important to developing consistency and minimizing unforced errors while trading. Linda will go through what her trading process is for both discretionary and systematic trading, helpful tips about avoiding common mistakes,  eliminating distractions and staying confident yet flexible. Any approach must be simple and streamlined and balanced! Traders fail not from lack of knowledge but from holes in their process!

Unfortunately the audio of this video is degraded for the first 16 minutes - we needed to make use of an open microphone backup..