Battling The Futures With Larry Levin by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Stop, Be Realistic!
Larry Levin is president and founder of Trading Advantage, a firm specializing in trading education. Levin started out over 25 years ago as a runner at the CME futures exchange, then quickly climbed the ranks from phone clerk to desk manager to eventually trading his own account. At the height of his trading career, he averaged between 2,500–3,000 S&P contracts per day trading. Since he recognized early on the inevitable shift away from the open outcry pits to an electronic marketplace, Trading Advantage has made it its mission to teach students to trade online. He has made regular appearances on major financial media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business News. His daily blog can be found at www.tradewithlarry.com.
Stocks & Commodities Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Larry Levin on September 8, 2014 about what it takes to start trading futures.
Larry, we last interviewed you for our January 2007 issue. So what’s been going on with you since then?
We’ve been around for 20 years, teaching people to trade. We’re getting ready to expand again. We now have 61 employees in three different cities.