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Lee Taylor began his career on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) before moving on to start an electricity broking desk for Exco/RJM. In 2012, Lee and James McManus started Cornerstone Futures. They focus on providing a unique, best-in-class brokerage to their customers and leverage the industry-leading tools available on the TT® platform for execution. Through their use of TT Order Types, Autospreader® and the third-party algo providers available on TT, they have successfully built a thriving brokerage. Follow Lee on Twitter at @Bosox1105 and learn about his market calls in gas spreads and other energy products. 

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Morad_Askar_FT71

Morad Askar, AKA FuturesTrader71 (FT71), has spent years in the futures industry and is well known for his open sharing about futures trading from a professional’s perspective. He has produced a large amount of trade education material on subjects including trade execution, trade management, trading psychology, risk management and more. Morad’s latest effort has been the development of Edge Clear, an innovative brokerage designed for online traders. You can listen to his daily premarket prep session, Trader Bite, at 8 AM CT, where his daily overview and pre-trade planning take place in a live webcast. We sat down with him to talk about his current projects and his advice for new traders, especially trading during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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José Miguel "Mak" De Dios, MexDer CEO
MexDer General Directorate/CEO José Miguel “Mak” De Dios

When we announced last October our plans to offer connectivity to the Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer) through the TT® platform, our customers responded enthusiastically. MexDer is a subsidiary of the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores), one of the largest stock exchanges in Latin America, with widely followed futures and options contracts on the S&P/BMV IPC Mexican Equity Index, MXN/USD FX and Mexican Government Bond. MexDer is now available through TT, so we sat down with the exchange’s General Directorate/CEO José Miguel “Mak” De Dios to learn more about MexDer and the Latin American market. To learn more about MexDer, visit the exchange’s website here.

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A former floor trader and interbank foreign exchange trader, Kit Lowe is a mainstay in the Sydney trading community. He began his career on the money market desk at Natwest Sydney in the late 1980s, trading the bank’s asset and liability book. There he gained insights on the financial market plumbing, which still hold him in good stead today. Later he ran the bank’s forward FX book before moving to the trading floor as an interest rate trader. More recently, he was a portfolio manager at 70 Capital, and he is now a proprietary trader at Genesis Trading in Sydney. Kit has been using Trading Technologies platforms for nearly 15 years, so it was nice to get his view on the evolution of electronic trading tools. Kit has a nice following on Twitter, so you can catch him there at @kit_lowe.

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Josh Schuler started as a retail investor in 2009. He transitioned to full-time trading in 2012 and became a broker for a GIB of RJO’Brien, where he used TT technology to help cattle producers execute complex futures spreads for hedging. In 2017, he founded Trade With Profile, a skill development firm focused on helping self-directed traders become consistently profitable. You can find Josh on Twitter at @tradewithprof.

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