Category Archives: Investment

An Algorithmic Trading Program — With Richard Metzger



In this episode, Nell Sloane is joined with Richard Metzger, co-founder and lead developer of Method Asset Management, as they dive into conversations about the Genesis program Richard and his partner, Chris Planinshek, created. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Who is Richard, and how did he develop Genesis? 
  • The path of testing required to finalize the Genesis project.  
  • The program’s trading style
  • Risk parameters and stop losses in the program 
  • Ideal and worst case conditions when using the program 
  • And more!

Tune in now to discover how the Genesis Program works and how you could be taking advantage of it! 

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238 – 2610 | Method Asset Management | Genesis Program


An Inside Look at Trading Programs — With Darren Carlat



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Darren Carlat, founder and CEO of Spread Edge Capital, as they dive into conversations about Darren’s work in trading and the amazing information he has to offer to others who want to trade. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Darren’s background led him to trading 
  • The rules and systemization that Darren uses when trading 
  • Risk management in trading  
  • The newsletter that Darren has created to assist others in trading  
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear how Darren arrived at where he is as a trader and what he has to offer to anyone interested in a career in trading!

Resources: Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610| Nell Sloane | Darren Carlat | Spread Edge Capital 


Eliminating the Guesswork in Trading — With Guest Grace Wang



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Grace Wang, Co-founder and Vice-President of software company AbleSys.  Together they dive into conversation about how Graces’ software assists traders in making informed decisions. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The five Fs of the AbleTrend System 
  • How the AbleTrend system works for trading  
  • How the system is universal across any freely traded market 
  • How you can adjust risk factors using the system to fit your preference 
  • And more!

Tune in now to discover what the AbleTrend Software can do for you to help you be more prepared when trading. 

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


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