Better Trading With Rob Hoffman by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Rob Hoffman is founder and CEO of BecomeABetterTrader.com. Hoffman has participated in numerous international and domestic trading competitions with 19 wins and is a frequent speaker at brokerage firms and financial exchanges. He is an educator and a passionate mentor to proprietary traders, portfolio managers, and hedge fund managers around the world. Hoffman applies adult learning theory in his teaching to drive home key points to help students understand how to identify high-probability setups, overcome the fear of pulling the trigger, make the trade, and follow the trade through to completion.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Rob Hoffman on June 3, 2016 about how he trades futures and manages intraday risks.
I’d like to start by asking you how you got interested in the markets. What attracted you to them?
It was January 1987 when I started getting interested in the markets. I was a teenager and was looking for ways to make money. Of course, I had no idea about how to trade at the time - I couldn’t even open up my own trading account because I didn’t have enough money to...