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Breaking Down Managed Futures – Jay Feuerstein Standard

“It’s a strategy that makes money over time, but actually makes a lot of money when the world blows up.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Jay Feuerstein, managing director at Budo Group, talks about managed futures and their role within finance. Feuerstein says the best time for managed futures was during the ‘87 and ‘08 market crashes. Managed futures can be volatile when interest rates fluctuate, and since the Fed is slowly starting to raise rates, it could be a good sign for an industry segment which has struggled so far in 2017.

How to Build a Successful Brand – David Kelbaugh Standard

“Your product or service is how you make your money, your brand is how you’ll be remembered.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, David Kelbaugh, CEO of Tacklebox, breaks down the benefits of successful branding. Kelbaugh says his job is to make sure you get remembered for the right reasons, by the right people. The goal isn’t to impact people and tell them to buy what you’re selling, but to influence them to advocate for you. People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.

It’s All About the Reach – Julie Armstrong Menacho Standard

“You don’t have to [meet] every credential and be an ‘A’ on all of it to get to that next role. You just have to believe you can do it, and you need to make others believe you can do it.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Julie Armstrong Menacho, global head of market technology services at CME Group, talks about her winding path from the University of Kentucky to the CME and the lessons she learned along the way. Menacho started with an internship at oil giant Valvoline, went on to work for…

Choose an Industry with a Future – Richard Rosenblatt Standard

“When your crystal ball gets foggy, your two greatest assets will be your humility and your flexibility.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Richard Rosenblatt, CEO of Rosenblatt Securities, explains how to choose a career that has a solid future. Rosenblatt considers himself an institutional execution expert, but when the market crashed in ‘87, he had to get creative. At the end of the day, you have to follow your smile and do what you enjoy. The person that loves what they do will win every time.

Considerations in Decision-making – Gary Barnett Standard

“The regulator has to be an enabler. But their mission is to protect investors and help preserve the quality of the market. There’s a mission there that has to be preserved in the face of change.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Gary Barnett, deputy director, division of trading and markets with the Securities and Exchange Commission, explains the importance of decision-making. Barnett studied philosophy in college and was great with numbers and understood cash flow, but avoided public speaking. He quickly realized it was a fear he needed to conquer. The ability…

How to Overcome Challenges – John Damgard Standard

“There never used to be any competition in the futures markets anywhere else in the world. People used to say, ‘If you want to manage your risk you have to come to Chicago.’ That’s not the issue anymore.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, John Damgard, former FIA president, reminisces about his start in politics and how it eventually led to a career in futures. After working on several political campaigns, Damgard shifted his focus and started working at the Department of Agriculture for Earl Butz. Damgard would go on to be a voice…

The Game of Trading – Michael Patak Standard

“If you look at this from a game mentality, you can get trading down. You don’t have to be a Harvard grad or anything like that. You can be a country boy from Nebraska.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Michael Patak, founder of TopstepTrader, analyzes the game of trading and how to find success. After suffering three $30,000 losses while trading during college, Patak retooled his approach and subsequently started TopstepTrader. The simulation platform at TopstepTrader helps new traders learn how to manage risk and maintain discipline. If they can prove they are…

Your Future Starts with You – Paul Georgy Standard

“We were gung-ho we were going to be commodity brokers. When one of the speakers walked into the room he said within one year, half of you are no longer going to be in business. Within two years, there will only be five of you left in business. And within five years, there’s only going to be one of you left in the business. I’m the survivor and pretty happy about it.”   In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Paul Georgy, CEO of Allendale,  breaks down what it takes to be successful in the…

How to be a Successful Trader – Jennifer Wilson Standard

“People who do well, they stick around. They invest more money and make the markets more efficient. People who don’t do well generally move on pretty quickly to other opportunities.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Jennifer Wilson, partner at DRW, discusses what it takes to be a successful trader in today’s markets. When Wilson was starting out in the late ‘90s, the floor was a microcosm of pure commerce. Traders were doing what was best for their book which created a steady balance of supply and demand. In today’s electronic markets, things operate…