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CEO of Imagineer Technology Group
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Q. What trader has influenced your life the most and why?
A. Kenichi Watanabe. I worked with him briefly on the FOREX desk at the Tokyo headquarters of Suruga Ginko in 1997. He wasn’t a very good trader, and sat at his desk sweating bullets all day every day, placing the absolute minimum number of trades possible, risking the least amount of capital possible. He’d be in and out of a trade within a few seconds each time, happy to win or lose on a trade at one basis point up or down.
Q. What was one of the hardest things you’ve had to overcome in the trading industry?
A. The idea that trading was glamorous. I was enamored of the idea of trading, cornering a market, and making a boat-load of money in the process. When I started doing it, I discovered that I didn’t have the passion for trading I’d need to be as successful as I knew I wanted to be. I was more interested in the long-game…
Q. What is one attribute that you believe every trader should have?
A. I think traders need to be dispassionate. Preferably not by nature, because that seems a little depressing, but as a trader, you need to learn to be dispassionate about the market / position / asset class / thing you’re trading.
Q. Favorite Book About Trading?
A. Market Wizards. It’s the book I read that got me excited about the industry in the first place.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received about Trading?
A. As with most things in life, if you’re serious about being exceptionally good at it, you’d better give it 100% of your energy 100% of the time.
Q. If you could give the younger you advice after everything you’ve learned about trading and the markets, what would it be?
A. Don’t listen to your dad’s advice about buying gold coins in 1986. Buy the Microsoft stock you wanted to pick up instead.
Q. If you had to elevator pitch me your edge in the trading industry what would it be?
A. At this point in my life? My edge is that I’m able to be dispassionate about positions. I only trade when I have evidenced-based conviction in a thesis but I’m always ready to be wrong and don’t get bothered by being wrong when it happens.
Q. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not Trading?
A. Hang out with my wife and kids, run around outside, and read/learn new things
Record Date: 4/20/20