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Seeking Opportunity Everywhere in the Market – JJ Kinahan Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“The greatest expression I’ve ever heard is, ‘The harder I work, the more opportunity I get.’” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, JJ Kinahan, managing director and chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade, talks about seizing opportunity in every corner of the markets. Kinahan grew up in a large Irish-American family, and figured he would become a carpenter or an electrician. Instead, he landed a job at the CBOE one summer and never looked back. Kinahan says in the early part of his career he was never the smartest guy in the room,…

Bill Looney, CBOE – The Champions’ Mindset Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,video

“The more you apply your inherent skill set to a job, and the more that job requires your inherent skill set, the greater the formula is for success. And, more importantly, the happier you’ll be.” Bill Looney is a real Renaissance man – institutional sales trader, client services executive, jazz drummer, amateur pilot and professional golfer. He also knows the stuff of which champions are made. He tells the story of Dustin Johnson, winner of the 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament, who found himself at the center of a controversy when his ball “may or may not have” moved just…

Ed Boyle, BOX Options Exchange – The Crystal Ball Options,Video

“The successful firms in this industry looked at the history, saw the change coming, and reacted by getting ahead of it.” Ed Boyle believes that everyone has access to a crystal ball. The trick, however, is to make sure it is tuned to the right frequency. He says the past creates the future, and one must look through the trees to see properly. Then, proceed with passion. Sure; it sounds easy on paper, and yes, the devil is in the details, but that’s where the passion comes in. The financial markets are in the midst of a full regulatory overhaul,…

Lee Hodgkinson, Euronext – Lessons from the 4-Minute Mile video

“Everything is possible; nothing is easy.” Roger Bannister, Clarence “Captain” Birdseye and Fedex founder Fred Smith all have one thing in common – they each proved that something previously declared “impossible” was not impossible, just really difficult. Whether it is the 4-minute mile, flash-frozen vegetables or getting a package delivered “absolutely, positively, anywhere overnight,” it can be done, says Euronext UK CEO Lee Hodgkinson in this MarketsWiki Education talk. He says that achieving the impossible requires focus, persistence and determination. Nothing is impossible, says Hodgkinson, except running slowly while moving your arms really fast, and trying to eat three donuts…