Advice From a Trader with guest Larry Abrams



Are you interested in starting a career in trading?  Would it help to hear from someone who has done it successfully?

In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Larry Abrams about his journey from working on the trading floor to developing his own CTA business and Managed Futures product. Larry shares, from his own experiences, some great advice he has learned over the course of his trading career.

Join us in this episode as we discuss:

  • Larry’s story of becoming a trader 
  • Some tips that he has for those who want to trade
  • About developing a new product for the trade industry
  • Managed futures as an asset class 
  • Larry’s involvement with Open Heart Magic 
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear about Larry’s story that got him to where he is today and gain some amazing tips along the way!

Resources: Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | CTA Expo | Larry Abrams LinkedInAbsolute Return Capital Management


What Marketing Is All About with Brad Feldmar



Is it time for your branding and marketing to get a makeover?

In this episode, Nell speaks with Brad Feldmar, Executive Vice-President at T E A Marketing. They discuss how a full-service digital marketing agency can help your business get noticed. After all, isn’t having people find you what marketing is all about?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How marketing has evolved over the last 30 years
  • What digitizing your firm means and the different components involved
  • How email marketing has become a core marketing tool for most clients
  • What the path of least resistance is for marketing 
  • And more!

Listen now to discover what digital marketing and branding can do for you.

Resources: Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Brad Feldmar | T E A Marketing


How Volatility Has Changed in Managed Futures in Recent Years –– With Sol Waksman



A decade ago, managed futures were overwhelmingly a retail investment for high-net-worth individuals who were looking for high-powered returns and were willing to take the risk as time went on. 

Today, investors aren’t willing to take the same level of volatility that money managers used to see.

In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Sol Waksman, the founder and president of BarclayHedge about investors’ changing perspectives and what role volatility plays in their decision-making. Sol also shares his powerfully simple approach to investing.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The background and core function of BarclayHedge
  • How investors’ perspectives have changed in recent years
  • Sol’s simple approach to investing
  • How past volatility can be indicative of future volatility 
  • And more!

Tune in now for insight into how volatility in managed futures has changed over the last decade!

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Sol Waksman on LinkedIn | BarclayHedge


The Keys to Successful Trading –– With Todd “Bubba” Horowitz



Sticking to rules, being disciplined, and having patience are keys to making money in trading.

In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Todd “Bubba” Horowitz, founder & CEO of Bubba Training. Todd shares his expertise on trading strategies, the changes in fundamentals he’s seen in his 40 years of experience, and what it takes to be a successful trader. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the flow of information has changed the fundamentals of trading
  • Why Todd trades everything and how every market is the same
  • What it takes to be a successful trader
  • The importance of not deviating from your trading strategy
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear from a successful trader with decades of experience!

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Todd Horowitz on LinkedIn | Bubba Trading


Emerging Managers — With Robert “Bucky” Isaacson



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with good friend Robert “Bucky” Isaacson, founder and president of Commodity Investment Consultants, president of Future Funding Consultants, and one of the founders of CTA Expo. Bucky shares how he joined the finance industry, tips for emerging managers, and his view on managed futures.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How globalization is impacting the industry
  • Whether investors are interested in emerging managers
  • How Capital Trading Group helps emerging managers raise capital
  • What Bucky’s stance is on managed futures in our current market
  • And more!

Tune in now to get tips on achieving success as an emerging manager!

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | CTA Expo 


Trading in Managed Futures — With Guests Asim Ghaffar and Roger Dowd



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with friends and business partners Asim Ghaffar and Roger Dowd of AG Capital.  Asim is the founder and CEO, while Roger has come over from the company he founded Axiom Capital. Today they share their thoughts on the markets, their company and their backgrounds.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the background story is to Asim and Roger meeting
  • How they have chosen to run their company and manage their trades
  • Why both feel keeping healthy and staying active are vital to their success
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about managed futures and how they are traded.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | AG Capital | AG  Capital Email


Seasonal Markets Weathering the Storm — With Charles W. Robinson III



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Co-Founder and CEO of Bensboro Advisors, Charles W. Robinson III, CFA. Charles is also the managing principal of Robinson Value Management, which is run by his wife. The Bensboro Seasonal Futures Fund was created through the joining of Charles and his friend Matt Trump and was the sole account managed for four and a half years, allowing for the time needed to confirm the product was going to be successful.

 In this episode, you will learn:

  • What inspired Charles to work with managed futures
  • In which type of trading will seasonalities based spreads occur 
  • What is meant by Spreads Inter and Intro 
  • Why they had to incorporate outliers into the risk assessment
  • How the fund is faring in today’s violent marketplace 
  • And more!

Listen in for all you need to know about seasonal futures.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Bensboro Advisors | Robinson Value Management


From Floor to Founder— With Joseph Wilkins



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Joe Wilkins, Founder and CEO of R Best, LLC. Joe shares his story from moving his way to the top step of the CME Chicago trading floor to today, where he is using his own managed futures products for trading.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Joe has adapted to the trading processes evolution 
  • What style of trading is used by the commodity trading advisory product
  • How this CTA product be most effective for R Best and their clients once the parameters are in place
  • And more!

Tune in and relax, because where there’s so much uncertainty. You and I know and feel it, but the systems don’t. They’re automated.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | R Best, LLC


Inside AlgoLab’s Risk-Adjusted Returns Program — With Greg Kolodziejzyk



In this inspirational episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Greg Kolodziejzyk, a record-holding athlete and the founder and CEO of AlgoLab Capital Management, where he’s been actively trading futures as a proprietary trader for over 25 years. Greg talks about his athletic and entrepreneurial journey, how he became involved in trading futures, and the main features of his risk-adjusted returns program. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Greg’s inner drive led him to create AlgoLab
  • What different markets AlgoLab trades with their CTA product
  • What the CTA’s margin to equity ratio is
  • How the CTA’s automated strategy drives the trades
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about Greg Kolodziejzyk and his risk-adjusted returns program!

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | AlgoLab | Greg Kolodziejzyk | Disrupting Wall Street by Greg Kolodziejzyk 


Your Expert Guide to VIX Futures — With Scot Billington



In this educational episode, Nell Sloane is joined again by Scot Billington, the owner of Covenant Capital Management, to talk about the VIX. Scot shares his vast knowledge about VIX futures and VIX cash and uncovers the differences between the two.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The definition of a VIX
  • About the two different ways that a VIX can be traded
  • Where can you trade the VIX
  • Why you need to be aware of the VIX level at all times
  • And more!

Tune in now and increase your knowledge about VIX futures.

Resources:

Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Episode 8 Learning the ABCs of Options — With Scot Billington