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5 Questions with Darren Reed of Cygnet Proprietary Trading

Darren Reed Cygnet Proprietary TradingDarren Reed is currently a Director and Co-Founder of Cygnet Proprietary Trading in Perth, Australia. Prior to that, he was a trader who helped run Trader Development at Genesis Proprietary Trading in Sydney and Melbourne. Previously, he was Head of Trading at a Sydney-based hedge fund with a focus on the Asia/Pac region. Darren has a really interesting background and philosophy on trading. He is very active on social media, so follow him on Twitter at @lifttheoffer.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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5 Questions with Adam Collins of Movement Capital

Adam Collins Movement CapitalAdam Collins is the founder of Movement Capital, an investment management and financial planning firm in Mississippi. In addition to his main business, Adam offers a number of online resources for traders. His websites make it easy to visualize trader positioning, historical seasonality and a variety of indicators relevant to the S&P 500. Follow Adam on Twitter at @movement_cap

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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5 Questions with Scott Shellady aka @ScottTheCowGuy

Scott ShelladyScott Shellady has a broad, strong range of technical and trading experience in both commodities and financial products focused on North America, Europe and Asia. He has been involved in the futures industry since 1990, with time spent at Prime International Trading London, Speer Leeds and Aubrey G. Lanston Futures. After 11 years in London, Mr. Shellady returned to Chicago to run a small family futures and options business that was started over 50 years ago. Currently, he serves as an adjunct finance professor of finance at DePaul University and an SVP at TJM Brokerage in Chicago, where he can frequently be seen wearing his trademark “cow jacket” on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox Business News. In addition, Mr. Shellady is deeply involved with the launch of his new website, Windy City Trader, a warehouse of trader tips, market analysis and webinars. Follow Scott on Twitter at @ScottTheCowGuy.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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What Education Does: How The Financial Industry Can Shape Young Minds And Our Industry’s Future

MarketsWiki 2017 Session 4Last week, we hosted one of the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Chicago events at Trading Technologies. Our own CFO/CCO Michael Kraines spoke to the crowd about the prospects of a vibrant career in Chicago fintech. This event marks a summer highlight for TT interns as well as interns and young professionals associated with other companies in the Chicago capital markets industry.  

For more than 10 years, we have committed to promote education and career-pathing into the trading industry through our TT CampusConnect™ program. The recent editorial from Jim Kharouf, CEO and editor-in-chief at John Lothian News, on how to educate the next generation of industry professionals really resonated with me. He wrote that there still remains a major gap in the overall financial education of young students globally, and this presents an important challenge for the lifeblood of the financial services industry. We applaud the efforts of MarketsWiki Education, Divento Academy and Magnetar Academy, but agree more needs to be done by others in our communities, schools, universities and companies, as well as at the collective industry level.

To learn more about some of the positive steps forward and the continued challenges, read on for the text of Jim’s full editorial.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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